Texas Tech University

2017-2018 Official Academic Calendar

Texas Tech University reserves the right to make changes to the calendar that are in the best interest of faculty, students, and academic programs.



Fall Intersession

August 14 – 27

Fall Semester 2017

August 20, Sunday

August 21, Monday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for fall. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.
  • All Hospitality Services dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

August 23, Wednesday

  • Faculty on duty.

August 25, Friday

August 28, Monday

  • Classes begin.

August 31, Thursday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until September 13 with advisor permission.

September 4, Monday

September 13, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after August 25.

September 14, Thursday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

September 22, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School a statement of intention to graduate.

September 25, Monday

September 29, Friday

  • Last day for doctoral students to submit the Defense Notification form.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email.

October 20, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive examinations.

October 23, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

October 30, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

November 2, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day of spring 2018 semester and summer 2018 term advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through November 20).

November 3, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD website and submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

November 20, Monday

  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive examinations.
  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Last day of advance registration for spring and summer 2018.

November 21, Tuesday

  • Open registration for spring and summer 2018 begins.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

November 22 – 26, Wednesday – Sunday

  • Thanksgiving holiday. No meals available at any Hospitality Services location November 23-26 (hospitality.ttu.edu). University employees will not be on duty November 23-24.

November 27, Monday

  • Classes resume.

December 1, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

November 30 – December 6, Thursday – Wednesday

  • Period of no examinations except for makeup exams or scheduled lab exams.

December 4, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon December 14).

December 6, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

December 7, Thursday

  • Individual study day.
  • Late night breakfast available for residents living on campus (hospitality.ttu.edu).

December 8 – 13, Friday – Saturday / Monday – Wednesday

  • Final examinations.

December 13, Wednesday

  • Fall semester ends.

December 14, Thursday

  • Last day for most dining locations (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • Noon, grades due for graduating students via Raiderlink.
  • 10 a.m., Residence halls close. Degree candidates may occupy residence hall rooms until 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16 (housing.ttu.edu/winterbreak).

December 15 – 16, Friday – Saturday

December 18, Monday

  • Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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Winter Intersession

December 14 – 22, January 2 – 11

Spring Semester 2018

January 10, Wednesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for spring. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

January 14, Sunday

January 16, Tuesday

  • Faculty on duty.

January 17, Wednesday

January 18, Thursday

  • Classes begin.

January 23, Tuesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until February 3 with advisor permission.

February 2, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after January 18.

February 3, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

February 9, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School a statement of intention to graduate.

February 14, Wednesday

February 21, Wednesday

  • Last day for doctoral students to submit Defense Notification form.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email.

March 9, Friday

March 10 – 18, Saturday – Sunday

  • Spring vacation. Student holiday only; university employees on duty except for holidays on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16.

March 19, Monday

  • Classes resume. Hospitality Services dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

March 21, Wednesday

  • 5 p.m., Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

March 28, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

March 30, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive examinations.

April 2, Monday

  • No classes. University employees on duty.
  • Select dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

April 5, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day for fall 2018 advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through April 23).

April 6, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the Graduate School the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD web site and submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

April 13, Friday

  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.

April 23, Monday

  • Last day of advance registration for fall 2018.

April 24, Tuesday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive exams.
  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.
  • Open registration for fall 2018 begins.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

May 2 – 8, Wednesday – Tuesday

  • Period of no examinations except for makeup exams or scheduled lab exams.

May 3, Thursday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.

May 4, Friday

  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

May 7, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon May 16).

May 8, Tuesday

  • Last day of classes.

May 9, Wednesday

  • Individual study day.
  • Late night breakfast available for residents living on campus (hospitality.ttu.edu).

May 10 – 15, Thursday – Saturday / Monday – Tuesday

  • Final examinations.

May 15, Tuesday

  • Spring semester ends.

May 16, Wednesday

  • Noon, grades due for graduating students via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for most dining locations (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • 10 a.m., residence halls close. Degree candidates may occupy residence hall rooms until 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 (housing.ttu.edu/moveout).

May 18 – 19, Friday – Saturday

May 21, Monday

  • Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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May Intersession

May 16 – May 31

Summer 2018
First Summer Term

May 30, Wednesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Summer I. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

June 3, Sunday

  • 10 a.m., Residence halls open for occupancy.
  • Select Hospitality Services dining locations open for summer service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

June 4, Monday

June 5, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

June 6, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until June 8 with advisor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Summer I (not Full Summer) and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

June 8, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed for Summer I and Full Summer. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after June 4.
  • Last day for doctoral students to file Defense Notification form.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School a statement of intention to graduate.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email.

June 9, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

June 11, Monday

  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

June 12, Tuesday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Full Summer and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

June 25, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive examination.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.

July 2, Monday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Summer I (not Full Summer). Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

July 3, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

July 4, Wednesday

  • University holiday.

July 5, Thursday

  • Last day of classes.

July 6 – 7, Friday – Saturday

  • Final examinations.

July 7, Saturday

  • First summer term ends.
  • Students without room reservations for the second term must vacate residence hall rooms by 10 a.m.

July 8, Sunday

July 9, Monday

  • Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.

Second Summer Term

July 3, Tuesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Summer II. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

July 8, Sunday

  • 10 a.m., Residence halls open for Summer II occupancy.
  • Select Hospitality Services dining locations open for summer service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

July 9, Monday

  • Faculty on duty.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university without financial penalty. For more information see www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/calendar/withdrawDates.php.
  • Select dining locations open for summer (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.

July 10, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

July 11, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until July 13 with advisor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

July 13, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after July 10.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive exams.
  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD website and to submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.
  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.

July 14, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

July 30, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

August 6, Monday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

August 7, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

August 8, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

August 9 – 10, Thursday – Friday

  • Final examinations for second term.

August 10, Friday

  • Second summer term ends.

August 11, Saturday

August 13, Monday

Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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