2013–2014 Fall semester
Event or deadline
|October 14||Second-quarter housing payment due|
|November 28–December 1||Thanksgiving recess*|
|December 13||Last day of class|
|December 14||Study day|
|December 15||Exams begin|
|December 21||Exams end|
|December 22||Winter Commencement|
|December 22||University Residence Halls close|
*Policy on Classes during Thanksgiving
The university discourages professors from canceling class on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving in order to fulfill the required amount of credit hours per semester. On some occasions, a professor will offer makeup sessions or alternative assignments to accommodate out-of-state students with immovable travel plans. Once your student finalizes his or her class schedule, we encourage contacting his or her Wednesday professors to determine their individual policies. It is recommended that students attend class on this day.
- Academic calendar: Projects important dates several years into the future, including the first day of classes, holidays, and breaks.
- Admissions: Application information dates and deadlines.
- Athletic Events Calendar: Find schedules and ticket information for all Badger Athletic teams.
- Campus Area Housing: Best time to look for off-campus housing.
- Commencement: Commencement ceremonies at UW–Madison.
- Enrollment and registration dates and deadlines: Key enrollment, course add, drop, withdrawal deadlines and policies.
- Financial Aid: How and when to apply and answers to your frequently asked questions.
- Greater Madison Visitor and Convention Bureau: A calendar of events for the greater Madison area.
- Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP) open enrollment periods: SHIP, offered through University Health Services, provides valuable health
care coverage for eligible UW–Madison students.
- Student Orientation, Advising & Registration (SOAR): For more information and to sign up for SOAR.
- Tuition and Fees: Due dates and tuition information.
- University Events Calendar: A calendar of art exhibitions, guest lectures, and many more opportunities on campus.
- University Housing dates: A list of important dates for students living in residence halls, including move-in and move-out dates as well as contract, payment, and cancellation deadlines.
- Wisconsin Union Event Calendar: A list of theater, arts, films, meetings and fun events happening at the Memorial Union and Union South.