Texas Tech University

2018-2019 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 13 – 26

Fall Semester 2018

August 19, Sunday

August 20, 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.

August 22, Wednesday

  • Faculty on duty.

August 24, Friday

August 27, Monday

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

August 30, Thursday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until September 12 with advisor permission.

September 3, Monday

September 12, 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 24.

September 13, Thursday

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

September 21, Friday

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

September 24, Monday

September 28, Friday

  • Last day for doctoral and master's thesis students to submit the Thesis-Dissertation Defense Notification form

October 19, Friday

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

October 22, 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 29, 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 1, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day of spring 2019 semester and summer 2019 term advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through November 19).

November 2, 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 19, 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 2019.

November 20, Tuesday

  • Open registration for spring and summer 2019 begins.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

November 21 – 25, Wednesday – Sunday

  • Thanksgiving holiday. No meals available at any Hospitality Services location November 21-25 (hospitality.ttu.edu). University employees will not be on duty November 22-23.

November 26, Monday

  • Classes resume.

November 30, 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, Friday – Thursday

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

December 3, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon December 13).

December 5, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

December 6, Thursday

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

December 7 – 12, Friday – Saturday / Monday – Wednesday

  • Final examinations.

December 12, Wednesday

  • Fall semester ends.

December 13, 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 15 (housing.ttu.edu/winterbreak).

December 14 – 15, Friday – Saturday

December 17, Monday

  • 5:00 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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Winter Intersession

December 13 – 21, January 2 – 11

Spring Semester 2019

January 9, 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 13, Sunday

January 14, Monday

  • Faculty on duty.

January 15, Tuesday

January 16, Wednesday

  • Classes begin.

January 21, Monday

  • MLK Day. University holiday

January 22, Tuesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until February 1 with advisor permission.

February 1, 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 15.

February 2, Saturday

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

February 8, Friday

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

February 13, Wednesday

February 20, Wednesday

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

March 8, Friday

March 9 – 17, Saturday – Sunday

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

March 18, Monday

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

March 20, 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 27, 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 29, Friday

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

April 4, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day for fall 2019 advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through April 23).

April 5, 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 12, 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 22, Monday

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

April 23, 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.
  • Last day of advance registration for fall 2019
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

April 24, Wednesday

  • Open registration for fall 2019 begins.

May 2 – 8, Thursday – Wednesday

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

May 2, 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 3, Friday

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

May 6, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon May 15).

May 7, Tuesday

  • Last day of classes.

May 8, Wednesday

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

May 9 – 14, Thursday – Saturday / Monday – Tuesday

  • Final examinations.

May 14, Tuesday

  • Spring semester ends.

May 15, 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 18 (housing.ttu.edu/moveout).

May 17 – 18, Friday – Saturday

May 20, Monday

  • 5:00 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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May Intersession

May 15 – May 30

 Summer 2019


First Summer Term

May 28, Tuesday

  • 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 2, Sunday

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

June 3, Monday

June 4, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

June 5, 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 7, 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 3.
  • Last day for doctoral and master's thesis students to file a defense notification form.

June 8, Saturday

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

June 10, Monday

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

June 11, Tuesday

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

June 15, Saturday

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

June 24, 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 1, 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 2, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

July 3, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

July 4, Thursday

  • University holiday.

July 5 – 6, Friday – Saturday

  • Final examinations.

July 6, Saturday

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

July 7, Sunday

July 8, Monday

  • 5:00 p.m., 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 2, 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 7, Sunday

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

July 8, 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.
  • 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 9, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

July 10, 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 12, 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 8.
  • 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 13, Saturday

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

July 29, 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 5, 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 6, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

August 7, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

August 8 – 9, Thursday – Friday

  • Final examinations for second term.

August 9, Friday

  • Second summer and full summer parts of term end.

August 10, Saturday

August 12, Monday

5:00 p.m., Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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