Registrar News

Academic Calendar

Please visit to view the academic calendar. Additional dates and deadlines are available in the "Semester Information" link at .  If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar's Office at ext. 1381.

Application for Graduation

The application deadline for December and January Graduation is Wednesday, August 1, 2018. Once received, these applications will be reviewed by the appropriate academic dean's office or graduate department. This process will require approximately 8 weeks after the due date for applications. For more information, please visit

Last Day to Withdraw with "W" Grade

After schedule adjustment, all students, except first-semester freshmen, may withdraw from classes with "W" grades through myShip .  First-semester freshmen must contact their dean’s office to explore their options for withdrawing from a class.  Students will be able to withdraw from all but their final class.   All undergraduate students must personally visit their academic dean's office to process a withdrawal from their final class.  Graduate students must visit to request a withdrawal from their final class.

To withdraw from a class, please follow these instructions:  

  1. Log in to myShip portal.
  2. Click on My Academics from the Student drop down menu.
  3. Click on Add or Drop Classes link under the Registration Tools heading.
  4. If prompted, select current registration term.
  5. Click on the Action drop-down menu for the CRN (course reference number) from which you want to withdraw.
  6. Select Course Withdrawal Through Web.
  7. Select Submit Changes to submit your withdrawal.
  8. If your submission was successful, status for course should indicate Course Withdrawal through WEB on (date you submitted withdrawal).

The deadline to withdraw from a class or the University and receive a "W" grade is as follows for each part of term (POT):

 Part of Term
  Course Start & End Dates
  Withdrawal Deadline
 1 (Full Term)    Aug 27-Dec 14    Nov 5
 2    Aug 27-Oct 19    Oct 2
 3    Oct 22-Dec 14    Nov 27
 4    Aug 20-Oct 12    Sept 25
 5    Oct 15-Dec 14    Nov 23
 6    Aug 27-Nov 16    Oct 19
 7    Sept 3-Oct 5    Sept 25
 8    Oct 15-Nov 16    Nov 6


NOTE OF CAUTION:  Before withdrawing from a class, careful thought should be given to the possible consequences.  Withdrawals may have a negative impact on your progress toward graduation, your eligibility for financial aid, and your health insurance coverage.  If you are unsure or have any concerns, you should consult with your academic advisor with questions about your progress toward graduation, the financial aid office with questions about any financial aid you may have, and your health care provider for any potential changes to health coverage.  

Students are responsible for any class(es) appearing on their schedule.

NOTE: After the schedule adjustment period, NO REFUNDS will be given for any withdrawn courses. Charges will not be reduced for classes withdrawn with a "W" grade. 

Spring Graduate Scheduling

Graduate scheduling for spring 2019 opens October 22. Students may log into the myShip portal for the most up-to-date listing of available courses. Please visit /registrar/graduate_scheduling_information/ for additional information on preparing to schedule.

Spring Undergraduate Scheduling

Undergraduate scheduling for spring 2019 opens October 29. To view your registration days and schedule your spring classes, log into the myShip portal. 

Please visit /registrar/undergraduate_scheduling2/ for additional information on preparing to schedule. Scheduling will end Thursday, November 15. Schedule adjustment for spring will begin December 3.  

Incoming freshmen and transfer students for the spring semester will be scheduled prior to the start of the semester. Schedules will be available online before the semester begins. 

Winter Scheduling

Scheduling for Winter Term 2018 begins as follows:

  • Graduate - October 22
  • Undergraduate - October 29 (or your start time)
  • Undergraduate Non-Degree - November 16

To view your registration days and schedule winter classes, log into the myShip portal and select "Winter 2018".  For additional information, please visit