Texas Tech University

2019-2020 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 12 – 25

Fall Semester 2019

August 18, Sunday

August 19, 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 21, Wednesday

  • Faculty on duty.

August 23, Friday

August 26, Monday

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

August 29, Thursday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until September 11 with advisor and instructor permission.

September 2, Monday

September 11, 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 23.
  • Last day to add with advisor and instructor permission.

September 12, Thursday

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

September 20, Friday

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

September 23, Monday

September 27, Friday

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

October 14, Monday

  • Mid-term grading opens.

October 18, Friday

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

October 21, 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.

November 1, 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 7, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day of Spring 2020 semester and Summer 2020 term advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through November 18).

November 18, 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.

November 25, Monday

  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.
  • Last day of advance registration for Spring and Summer 2020.

November 26, Tuesday

  • Open registration for Spring and Summer 2020 begins.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • 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 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.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

November 26 – December 5, Tuesday – Thursday

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

November 27 – December 1, Thursday – Sunday

  • Thanksgiving holiday. No meals available at any Hospitality Services location November 28-December 1 (hospitality.ttu.edu). University employees will not be on duty November 28-29.

December 2, Monday

  • Classes resume.
  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon December 12).

December 4, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

December 5, Thursday

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

December 6 – 11, Friday – Saturday / Monday – Wednesday

  • Final examinations.

December 9, Monday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.

December 11, Wednesday

  • Fall semester ends.

December 12, 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 14 (housing.ttu.edu/winterbreak).

December 13 – 14, Friday – Saturday

December 16, Monday

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

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Winter Intersession

December 12 – 23, January 2 – 10

Spring Semester 2020

January 8, 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 12, Sunday

January 13, Monday

  • Faculty on duty.

January 14, Tuesday

January 15, Wednesday

  • Classes begin.

January 20, Monday

  • MLK Day. University holiday

January 21, Tuesday

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

January 31, 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 14.

February 1, Saturday

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

February 7, Friday

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

February 12, Wednesday

February 19, Wednesday

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

March 4, Wednesday

  • Midterm grading opens.

March 11, 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 13, Friday

March 14 – 22, Saturday – Sunday

  • Spring vacation.

March 23, Monday

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

March 27, Friday

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

April 2, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day for Fall 2020 advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through April 21).

April 3, 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 10, 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 13, Monday

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

April 21, Tuesday

  • 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 2020.

April 22, Wednesday

  • Open registration for Fall 2020 begins.
  • 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 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 to declare pass/fail intentions.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

April 29 – May 6, Thursday – Wednesday

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

May 1, Friday

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

May 4, Monday

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

May 5, Tuesday

  • Last day of classes.

May 6, Wednesday

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

May 7 – 12, Thursday – Saturday / Monday – Tuesday

  • Final examinations.

May 11, Monday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.

May 12, Tuesday

  • Spring semester ends.

May 13, 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 16 (housing.ttu.edu/moveout).

May 15 – 16, Friday – Saturday

May 18, Monday

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

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May Intersession

May 13 – May 28

 

 Summer 2020


First Summer Term

May 26, 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.

May 31, Sunday

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

June 1, Monday

June 2, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

June 3, Wednesday

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

June 5, 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 Long Summer. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after June 1.
  • Last day for doctoral and master's thesis students to file a defense notification form.

June 6, Saturday

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

June 8, Monday

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

June 9, Tuesday

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

June 13, Saturday

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

June 22, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit) for Summer I (not Long Summer). 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.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Summer I (not Long 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.

June 29, Monday

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

July 1, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

July 2 – 3, Friday – Saturday

  • Final examinations.

July 4, 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 5, Sunday

July 6, 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

June 30, 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 5, Sunday

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

July 6, 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 7, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

July 8, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until July 11 with advisor and instructor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

July 10, 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 6.
  • 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 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 11, Saturday

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

July 27, Monday

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

August 3, Monday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.
  • Raiderlink available for grading.

August 5, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

August 6 – 7, Thursday – Friday

  • Final examinations for second term.

August 7, Friday

  • Second summer and long summer parts of term end.

August 8, Saturday

August 10, Monday

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

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