University of Wisconsin–Madison

Important Dates and Deadlines

December

  • Dec. 1: 2018–19 FAFSA priority deadline
  • Dec. 8: Third-quarter University Housing bill published
  • Dec. 13: Last day of class
  • Dec. 14: Study day
  • Dec. 15: Exams begin
  • Dec. 15: SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) spring/summer open enrollment begins
  • Dec. 15: Deadline for first-year/new transfer students to complete violence prevention program in person before registration hold
  • Dec. 15: Last day to accept financial aid for fall term
  • Dec. 17: Winter Commencement
  • Dec. 21: Exams end
  • Dec. 22–Jan. 22: Winter break
  • Dec. 22: University Residence Halls close at noon

January

  • Jan. 3: Tuition eBills available for students and Authorized Payers
  • Jan. 8: Third-quarter University Housing payment due (Jan. 29 if paying with financial aid)
  • Jan. 9: Financial aid refunds begin next week; is your student enrolled for eRefund?
  • Jan. 13: End of fall-term eligibility for University Health Services
  • Jan. 14: Spring-term eligibility begins for University Health Services
  • Jan. 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Jan. 15: SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) spring/summer coverage period begins
  • Jan. 17: Financial aid begins applying to student Tuition Accounts
  • Jan. 17: eRefunds begin processing daily for students
  • Jan. 17: Checks begin processing weekly for Parent PLUS refunds and for students not enrolled for eRefund
  • Jan. 19: Tuition due for spring term
  • Jan. 19: Deadline for new students (spring term) to complete AlcoholEdu before registration hold
  • Jan. 20: University Residence Halls open
  • Jan. 22: Last day to cancel enrollment without transcript record
  • Jan. 23: Instruction begins
  • Jan. 24: Spring Public Service Fair
  • Jan. 26: Late initial enrollment fee applies after this date
  • Jan. 29: Third-quarter University Housing payment due if paying with financial aid
  • Jan. 31: Last day to drop courses or withdraw without notation on transcript

February

  • Feb. 2: Last day to add courses
  • Feb. 2: Last day for 100% tuition adjustment on dropped courses
  • Feb. 5: University Housing summer resident application available
  • Feb. 14: SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) spring/summer open enrollment deadline
  • Feb. 16: Fourth-quarter University Housing bill published
  • Feb. 16: Last day to convert a course from credit to audit
  • Feb. 16: Last day to apply for pass/fail privilege
  • Feb. 16: Last day for 50% tuition adjustment on dropped courses
  • Feb. 16: Deadline for new students to complete violence prevention program online before registration hold
  • Feb. 18: International Internship Program summer deadline

March

  • March 1: Admissions Summer Course Equivalency Service begins (March 1–May 15)
  • March 16: University Housing returning resident contracts due
  • March 19: Fourth-quarter University Housing payment due
  • March 23: Last day to drop spring courses
  • March 23: Can now withdraw without repayment of aid for spring term
  • March 24: Spring recess (March 24–April 1)

April

  • April 2: Classes resume
  • April 2: Enrollment begins for summer term
  • April 9: Enrollment begins for fall term
  • April 14: Sibs Day
  • April 20: Last day to withdraw without academic penalty

May

  • May 4: Last day of class
  • May 4: Deadline for new students (spring term) to complete violence prevention program in person before registration hold
  • May 4: Summer refunds begin soon; is your student enrolled for eRefund?
  • May 4: Last day to accept financial aid for spring term and/or academic year
  • May 5: Study day
  • May 6: Exams begin
  • May 11: Exams end
  • May 11: Commencement Weekend (May 11–13)
  • May 12: Commencement ceremony for bachelor’s, master’s, and law degree candidates
  • May 13: University Residence Halls close
  • May 16: Summer Tuition eBills available for students and Authorized Payers
  • May 19: End of spring-term eligibility for University Health Services
  • May 20: Summer health fee eligibility begins at University Health Services
  • May 21: Four-week summer session begins
  • May 29: Three-week summer session begins

June

  • June 7: Summer refunds begin next week; is your student enrolled for eRefund?
  • June 15: Three-week summer session ends
  • June 15: Four-week summer session ends
  • June 18: Eight-week summer session begins
  • June 22: Tuition due for summer term

July

  • July 15: SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) fall/annual open enrollment begins

August

  • Aug. 10: Eight-week summer session ends
  • Aug. 13: Tuition eBills available for students and Authorized Payers
  • Aug. 15: Fall-term eligibility begins for University Health Services
  • Aug. 15: SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) fall/annual coverage period begins
  • Aug. 28: Financial aid begins applying to student Tuition Accounts
  • Aug. 29: University Residence Halls move-in (Aug. 29–31, as assigned)
  • Aug. 31: Tuition due for fall term
  • Aug. 31: Summer health fee eligibility ends at University Health Services