2018-19 Catalog

Academic Calendar

Lehigh University defines a semester as 14 weeks and 70 individual days of instruction to be followed by 2 days of a reading-consultation and study period in preparation of 9 consecutive calendar days of final examinations with four periods per day of 3 hour exam blocks. The summer term is 12 weeks with measured sessions. The academic year consists of one summer and two regular terms.

Fall 2018

August 21 Tuesday Graduate Student General Orientation
August 23 Thursday First Year Student Check In
August 26 Sunday Degree Awarding Date
August 27 Monday First Day of Class/Registration day
September 2 Sunday Last day for Web registration
September 2 Sunday Last day to add courses without instructor’s signature
September 43 Monday Labor Day - Classes held
September 7 Friday Last day of registration
September 7 Friday Last day to add or drop a course without a “W”
September 10-11 Monday-Tuesday Rosh Hashanna
September 14 Friday Last day to select OR cancel pass/fail grading
September 19 Wednesday Yom Kippur
September 25 Tuesday Four o’clock exam Day 1
September 26 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 2
September 27 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 3
October 1 Sunday Applications for January degree due
October 3 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 4
October 4 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 5
October 12 Friday Mid-term grades due
October 15-16 Monday-Tuesday Pacing Break - no classes
October 31 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 1
November 1 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 2
November 6 Tuesday Four o’clock exam Day 3
November 7 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 4
November 8 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 5
November 5-16 Monday-Friday Reserved registration period for Spring. Specific dates to be determined.
November 13 Tuesday Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W”
November 13 Tuesday Last day for January doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean
November 21-23 Wednesday-Friday Thanksgiving Vacation
November 30 Friday Last day for hourly exams
December 7 Friday Last day of classes
December 7 Friday Last day for January master’s degree candidates to electronically upload thesis and deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services
December 7 Friday Last day for January doctoral degree candidates to complete all degree requirements
December 8 Saturday Review-consultation-study period for Tuesday classes
December 10 Monday Review-consultation-study period for Monday classes
December 11 Tuesday Final exams begin
December 19 Wednesday Final exams end
December 22 Saturday Final Grades Due
 

Spring 2019

January 20 Sunday Degree awarding date
January 21 Monday First day of class
January 27 Sunday Last day Web registration
January 27 Sunday Last day to add courses without instructor’s permission
February 1 Thursday Last day for filing applications for May graduation
February 1 Friday Last day to add/drop without a 'W'
February 8 Friday Last day to select OR cancel pass/fail
February 20 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 1
February 21 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 2
February 26 Tuesday Four o’clock exam Day 3
February 27 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 4
February 28 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 5
March 8 Friday Mid-term grades due
March 11-15 Monday - Friday Spring Break
March 18 Monday Classes resume
April 3 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 1
April 4 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 2
April 9 Tuesday Four o’clock exam Day 3
April 10 Wednesday Four o’clock exam Day 4
April 11 Thursday Four o’clock exam Day 5
April 12 Friday Last day for May doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean
April 12 Friday Last day to drop a class with a "W"
April 15-19 Monday-Friday Reserved registration period for Fall and Summer. Specific dates to be determined.
April 19 Friday Good Friday - classes held
April 19 Saturday Passover - classes held on weekdays
April 26 Friday Last day for hourly exams
May 3 Friday Last day of class
May 3 Friday Last day for May master’s candidates to electronically upload thesis and deliver final paperwork to Registration & Academic Services
May 3 Friday Last day for May doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements
May 4 Saturday Review-consultation-study period for Tuesday classes
May 6 Monday Review-consultation-study period for Monday classes
May 7 Tuesday Final exams begin
May 15 Wednesday Final exams end
May 18 Saturday Grades Due
May 20 Monday University Commencement Day
July 1 Monday Deadline to apply for September degree
July 19 Friday Last day for September doctoral candidates to deliver dissertation drafts to dean
August 2 Friday Last day for September masters candidates to electronically upload and deliver paperwork to Registration & Academic Services
August 2 Friday Last day for September doctoral candidates to complete all degree requirements