Courses must be dropped on or before the deadline to drop a course. These academic deadlines are not to be confused with refund deadlines which are separate and are done by the Cashier's office. 

The deadlines to drop regular full term, 7-week semester, 3-week winter, and 4-week summer courses are listed above. The deadlines can also be found on your WINGS Student Center. The deadlines for uniquely dated courses are only found on your WINGS Student Center.

The Provost office lists the official academic calendars. The current and next academic years are available for review. 

Winter 2023

Classes Begin: January 3, 2023
Mid-Semester: N/A
Special Class Days:
N/A
Holidays: January 16, 2023
Semester Break: N/A
Last Day of Class: January 20, 2023
Study Day: N/A
Finals: January 20, 2023
Commencement: N/A
Grades Due: 8 a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023
Registration (Winter) expanding section

Class Timetable Available: October 3, 2022

Change major or add a minor before registration starts: October 24, 2022

Winter Registration Appointments:

    Graduates/Undergraduates first day of appointments: November 10, 2022

    Special/Non-Degree Students: November 14, 2022

Textbook Rental Opens: December 20, 2022

Drop/add calendar (Winter) expanding section

After the add/drop without permission periods end, you need permission to add or drop a course. Permission to add or drop can be given electronically in WINGS. Instructors or departments can give the permission to add. Instructors or advisors can give the permission to drop. After permission is given, you must finish the add or drop process by logging back into WINGS and adding or dropping the course. Please note that the deadline to add with permission is not the same as the deadline to drop with permission.

If done on paper, blank add/drop forms can be picked up from the Records and Registration Office at 117 Graff Main Hall. Completed forms must be returned to that office.

Drop dates on this calendar MAY NOT MATCH the tuition refund dates. See the Cashier's Office for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Thinking about repeating a course? See the Course Repeat Policy.

Winter 2023

  Winter Intersession
Add without permission ends January 4
Add with instructor permission ends  January 6
Last day to drop a class without a W* (drop without permission)  January 6
Last day to drop a class with a W* (drop with permission) January 12

*What is a 'W'?

Other dates: Drop/Add dates for other class formats/lengths can be found in your schedule in WINGS, or by contacting Records and Registration. Examples of these "other" courses may include ESS courses that are only one weekend long. How to find other Drop/Add dates in WINGS

Financial aid disbursement/tuition refunds (Winter) expanding section

Financial Aid disbursementMore information on financial aid

Tuition Refund Dates for Winter Intersession

Refund dates are set up separately from the academic drop deadlines and may not be the same. Review both dates when deciding whether to drop.

    Last day for 100% refund: January 6, 2023

    Last day for 25% refund: January 11, 2023

The refund dates for classes with begin and end dates that do not match the normal session are different. The Cashier's website has tuition refund schedules, billing information, and the bill due dates for the current and upcoming terms. For more information, contact Cashiers at cashiers@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8719.

Spring 2023

Classes Begin: January 23, 2023
Mid-Semester: March 10, 2023
Special Class Days: N/A
Holidays: N/A
Semester Break:

Break begins 5:30pm, Friday, March 10, 2023
Classes resume Monday, March 20, 2023

Last Day of Class: May 5, 2023
Study Day: N/A
Finals: May 8-12, 2023
Commencement: Sunday, May 14, 2023
Grades Due: 8:00 am Friday, May 19, 2023

Do you live in the residence halls? View the opening and closing dates.

Registration (Spring) expanding section

Class Timetable available: October 3, 2022

Change major or add a minor before registration starts: October 24, 2022

Spring registration appointment:

     Graduates/undergraduates first day of appointments: November 14, 2022

     Graduate Special Non-degree students: November 21, 2022
     New Spring 2023 first year students: December 9, 2022
     Undergraduate Special/Non-degree students: December 12, 2022

Textbook Rental Opens: January 9, 2023

Registration cancellation deadline - January 23, 2023

Students will be dropped from their Spring courses prior to the start of the semester if Fall charges are not paid in full by January 23, 2023. This includes any fees/charges added at the end of the term by Textbook Rental, the Health Center, Parking Services, etc.

Drop/add calendar (Spring) expanding section

After the add/drop without permission periods end, you need permission to add or drop a course. Permission to add or drop can be given electronically in WINGS. Instructors or departments can give the permission to add. Instructors or advisors can give the permission to drop. After permission is given, you must finish the add or drop process by logging back into WINGS and adding or dropping the course. Please note that the deadline to add with permission is not the same as the deadline to drop with permission.

If done on paper, blank add/drop forms can be picked up from the Records and Registration Office at 117 Graff Main Hall. Completed forms must be returned to that office.

Drop dates on this calendar MAY NOT MATCH the tuition refund dates. See the Cashier's Office for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Thinking about repeating a course? See the Course Repeat Policy.

Spring 2023

  Full Semester Course 1st Half Semester Course 2nd Half Semester Course

Add without permission ends

 

January 27

January 25

March 22

Add with instructor permission ends February 3 January 27 March 24
Last day to drop a class without a W*  (drop without permission) February 3 January 27 March 24
Last day to drop a class with a W* (drop with permission) March 31 February 20 April 17

*What is a 'W'? 

Other dates: Drop/Add dates for other class formats/lengths can be found in WINGS, or by contacting Records and Registration. Examples of these "other" courses may include ESS courses that are only one weekend long, or courses that are shorter than the traditional 7-week half-semester course. How to find other Drop/Add dates

Financial aid disbursement/tuition refunds (Spring) expanding section

Financial Aid disbursement: January 23, 2023

More information on financial aid

Tuition refund dates for Spring

Refund dates are set up separately from the academic drop deadlines and may not be the same. Review both dates when deciding whether to drop.

  Full semester course 1st half semester course 2nd half semester course
Last day for 100% refund February 3 January 26 March 25
Last day for 50% refund February 17 February 3 March 31

The refund dates for class that are shorter or longer than the normal semester or 7-week sessions are different than the above. The Cashier's website has tuition refund schedules, billing information, and the bill due dates for the current and upcoming terms. For more information, contact Cashiers at cashiers@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8719.

Summer 2023

Classes Begin:

Summer Session I: May 22, 2023
Summer Session II: June 19, 2023
Summer Session III: July 17, 2023

Mid-Semester: N/A
Special Class Days: N/A
Holidays: May 29, 2023 (Memorial Day)
July 4, 2023 (Independence Day)
Semester Break: N/A
Last Day of Class:

Summer Session I: June 16, 2023
Summer Session II: July 14, 2023
Summer Session III: August 11, 2023

Study Day: N/A
Finals:

Summer Session I: June 16, 2023
Summer Session II: July 14, 2023
Summer Session III: August 11, 2023

Commencement: N/A
Grades Due:

8:00am Wednesday, August 16, 2023

 

Registration (Summer) expanding section

Class Timetable Available: January 25, 2023

Change major or add a minor before registration starts: March 10, 2023

Summer Registration Appointment:

     Graduates/Undergraduates first day of appointments: Thursday, March 30, 2023

     Special/Non-Degree Students: Thursday, April 6, 2023

Textbook Rental Opens: May 8, 2023

Drop/add calendar (Summer) expanding section

After the add/drop without permission periods end, you need permission to add or drop a course. Permission to add or drop can be given electronically in WINGS. Instructors or departments can give the permission to add. Instructors or advisors can give the permission to drop. After permission is given, you must finish the add or drop process by logging back into WINGS and adding or dropping the course. Please note that the deadline to add with permission is not the same as the deadline to drop with permission.

If done on paper, blank add/drop forms can be picked up from the Records and Registration Office at 117 Graff Main Hall. Completed forms must be returned to that office.

Drop dates on this calendar MAY NOT MATCH the tuition refund dates. See the Cashier's Office for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Thinking about repeating a course? See the Course Repeat Policy.

Summer 2023

  Summer  Session I Summer Session II Summer Session III Full 12 weeks
Add without permission ends May 23** June 20** July 18** May 26**
Add with instructor permission ends  May 25** June 22** July 20** June 2**
Last day to drop a class without a W* (drop without permission) May 25** June 22** July 20** June 11**
Last day to drop a class with a W*(drop with permission) June 7** July 5** Aug 1* July 11**

*What is a 'W'?

**Date applies to this session only. Each summer session is four-weeks in length; therefore only classes that are four-weeks in length and begin when the session begins have these deadlines. Drop/Add dates for classes that are longer or shorter are pro-rated and can be found in your schedule in WINGS, or by contacting Records and Registration.  How to find other Drop/Add dates in WINGS

Financial aid disbursement/tuition refunds (Summer) expanding section

Financial Aid Disbursement: May 22, 2023

More information on financial aid

Tuition Refund Dates for Summer

Refund dates are set up separately from the academic drop deadlines and may not be the same. Review both dates when deciding whether to drop.

The refund dates for summer depend on each class's specific start and end dates. The Cashier's website has tuition refund schedules, billing information, and the bill due dates for the current and upcoming terms. For more information, contact Cashiers at cashiers@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8719.

 
Withdrawal from UWL (Summer) expanding section

Last day to withdraw from UWL: Prorated by class dates for anything shorter than the full term. Withdrawal from a 12-week summer class is July 24, 2023. 

More information on withdrawal from the university

Fall 2023

Classes Begin: September 5, 2023
Extended Wellness Weekend:* Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15, 2023
Mid-Semester: October 23, 2023
Thanksgiving week:
Thursday classes will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Friday classes will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Holidays: November 25, 2023 (Thanksgiving Day)
Semester Break: November 23-26, 2023
Last Day of Class: December 13, 2023
Study Day: December 14, 2023
Finals: December 15-20, 2023
Commencement: Sunday, December 17, 2023
Grades Due: 8:00 am Thursday, December 28, 2023

*Extended Wellness Weekend: no due dates for exams, papers, and other assignments on any of the three days and on Monday, October 16. Friday, October 13 class meetings are to be canceled, with the significant exceptions of labs and other once-per-week (Friday-only) classes. Also exempted from this policy are graduate/clinical programs and performances, exhibits, etc. for which there are contractual obligations.

Do you live in the residence halls? View the opening and closing dates.

Registration (Fall) expanding section

Class Timetable available: March 6, 2023

Change major or add a minor before registration starts: March 10, 2023

Fall Registration Appointments:

     Graduates/Undergraduates first day of appointments: Thursday, April 6, 2023

     Graduate Special/Non-Degree Students: April 10, 2023
     New Fall 2023 first year students: June 2023
     Undergraduate Special/Non-Degree Students: July 10, 2023

Fall registration temporarily closed to undergraduates: May 24 - July 9, 2023.
Fall registration reopens to all undergraduates: July 10, 2023 at 7:00am

Textbook Rental Opens: August 21, 2023

Registration cancellation deadline -  July 1, 2023

Students may be dropped from their Fall courses prior to the start of the semester if Spring charges are not paid in full by July 1, 2023. This includes any fees/charges added at the end of the term by Textbook Rental, the Health Center, Parking Services, etc.

Drop/add calendar (Fall) expanding section

After the add/drop without permission periods end, you need permission to add or drop a course. Permission to add or drop can be given electronically in WINGS. Instructors or departments can give the permission to add. Instructors or advisors can give the permission to drop. After permission is given, you must finish the add or drop process by logging back into WINGS and adding or dropping the course. Please note that the deadline to add with permission is not the same as the deadline to drop with permission.

If done on paper, blank add/drop forms can be picked up from the Records and Registration Office at 117 Graff Main Hall. Completed forms must be returned to that office.

Drop dates on this calendar MAY NOT MATCH the tuition refund dates. See the Cashier's Office for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Thinking about repeating a course? See the Course Repeat Policy.

Fall 2022

  Full Semester Course 1st Half Semester Course 2nd Half Semester Course
Add without permission ends September 12 September 8 October 27
Add with instructor permission ends September 19 September 12 October 31

Last day to drop a class without a W* (drop without permission)

September 19 September 12 October 31
Last day to drop a class with a W* (drop with permission) November 7 October 4 November 22

*What is a 'W'?

Other dates: Drop/Add dates for other class formats/lengths can be found in WINGS, or by contacting Records and Registration. Examples of these "other" courses may include ESS courses that are only one weekend long, or courses that are shorter than the traditional 7-week half-semester course. How to find other Drop/Add dates

Financial aid disbursement/tuition refunds (Fall) expanding section

Financial Aid Disbursement: September 5, 2023

More information on financial aid

Tuition Refund Dates for Fall

Refund dates are set up separately from the academic drop deadlines and may not be the same. Review both dates when deciding whether to drop.

  Full Semester Course 1st Half Semester Course 2nd Half Semester Course
Last day for 100% refund September 18 September 11 October 30
Last day for 50% refund October 2 September 18 November 6

The refund dates for class that are shorter or longer than the normal semester or 7-week sessions are different than the above. The Cashier's website has tuition refund schedules, billing information, and the bill due dates for the current and upcoming terms. For more information, contact Cashiers at cashiers@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8719.

Winter 2024

Classes Begin: January 2, 2024
Mid-Semester: N/A
Special Class Days:
N/A
Holidays: January 15, 2024
Semester Break: N/A
Last Day of Class: January 19, 2024
Study Day: N/A
Finals: January 19, 2024
Commencement: N/A
Grades Due: 8 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2024
Registration (Winter) expanding section

Class Timetable Available: October 2, 2023

Change major or add a minor before registration starts: October 23, 2023

Winter Registration Appointments:

    Graduates/Undergraduates first day of appointments: November 19, 2023

   Special/Non-Degree Students: November 13, 2023

Textbook Rental Opens: December 19, 2023

Drop/add calendar (Winter) expanding section

After the add/drop without permission periods end, you need permission to add or drop a course. Permission to add or drop can be given electronically in WINGS. Instructors or departments can give the permission to add. Instructors or advisors can give the permission to drop. After permission is given, you must finish the add or drop process by logging back into WINGS and adding or dropping the course. Please note that the deadline to add with permission is not the same as the deadline to drop with permission.

If done on paper, blank add/drop forms can be picked up from the Records and Registration Office at 117 Graff Main Hall. Completed forms must be returned to that office.

Drop dates on this calendar MAY NOT MATCH the tuition refund dates. See the Cashier's Office for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Thinking about repeating a course? See the Course Repeat Policy.

Winter 2024

  Winter Intersession
Add without permission ends January 3
Add with instructor permission ends  January 5
Last day to drop a class without a W* (drop without permission)  January 5
Last day to drop a class with a W* (drop with permission) January 12

*What is a 'W'?

Other dates: Drop/Add dates for other class formats/lengths can be found in your schedule in WINGS, or by contacting Records and Registration. Examples of these "other" courses may include ESS courses that are only one weekend long. How to find other Drop/Add dates in WINGS

Financial aid disbursement/tuition refunds (Winter) expanding section

Financial Aid disbursementMore information on financial aid

Tuition Refund Dates for Winter Intersession

Refund dates are set up separately from the academic drop deadlines and may not be the same. Review both dates when deciding whether to drop.

    Last day for 100% refund: January 5, 2024

    Last day for 25% refund: January 12, 2024

The refund dates for classes with begin and end dates that do not match the normal session are different. The Cashier's website has tuition refund schedules, billing information, and the bill due dates for the current and upcoming terms. For more information, contact Cashiers at cashiers@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8719.

Spring 2024

Classes Begin: January 22, 2024
Mid-Semester: March 8, 2024
Special Class Days: N/A
Holidays: N/A
Semester Break:

Break begins 5:30pm, Friday, March 8, 2024
Classes resume Monday, March 18, 2024

Last Day of Class: May 3, 2024
Study Day: N/A
Finals: May 6-10, 2024
Commencement: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Grades Due: 8:00 am Friday, May 19, 2024

Do you live in the residence halls? View the opening and closing dates.

Registration (Spring) expanding section

Class Timetable available: October 2, 2023

Change major or add a minor before registration starts: October 23, 2023

Spring registration appointment:

    Graduates/undergraduates first day of appointments: November 13, 2023

    Graduate special/Non-degree Students: November 20, 2023
    New Spring 2023 First Year Students: December 8, 2023
    Undergraduate Special/Non-degree Students: December 11, 2023

Textbook Rental Opens: January 8, 2024

Registration cancellation deadline - January 22, 2024

Students will be dropped from their Spring courses prior to the start of the semester if Fall charges are not paid in full by January 22, 2024. This includes any fees/charges added at the end of the term by Textbook Rental, the Health Center, Parking Services, etc.

Drop/add calendar (Spring) expanding section

After the add/drop without permission periods end, you need permission to add or drop a course. Permission to add or drop can be given electronically in WINGS. Instructors or departments can give the permission to add. Instructors or advisors can give the permission to drop. After permission is given, you must finish the add or drop process by logging back into WINGS and adding or dropping the course. Please note that the deadline to add with permission is not the same as the deadline to drop with permission.

If done on paper, blank add/drop forms can be picked up from the Records and Registration Office at 117 Graff Main Hall. Completed forms must be returned to that office.

Drop dates on this calendar MAY NOT MATCH the tuition refund dates. See the Cashier's Office for information regarding payment and refund deadlines.

Thinking about repeating a course? See the Course Repeat Policy.

Spring 2024

  Full Semester Course 1st Half Semester Course 2nd Half Semester Course

Add without permission ends

 

January 26

January 24

March 20

Add with instructor permission ends February 2 January 26 March 22
Last day to drop a class without a W*  (drop without permission) February 2 January 26 March 22
Last day to drop a class with a W* (drop with permission) March 29 February 19 April 15

*What is a 'W'? 

Other dates: Drop/Add dates for other class formats/lengths can be found in WINGS, or by contacting Records and Registration. Examples of these "other" courses may include ESS courses that are only one weekend long, or courses that are shorter than the traditional 7-week half-semester course. How to find other Drop/Add dates

Financial aid disbursement/tuition refunds (Spring) expanding section

Financial Aid disbursement: January 22, 2024

More information on financial aid

Tuition refund dates for Spring

Refund dates are set up separately from the academic drop deadlines and may not be the same. Review both dates when deciding whether to drop.

  Full semester course 1st half semester course 2nd half semester course
Last day for 100% refund February 2 January 26 March 22
Last day for 50% refund February 16 February 2 March 29

The refund dates for class that are shorter or longer than the normal semester or 7-week sessions are different than the above. The Cashier's website has tuition refund schedules, billing information, and the bill due dates for the current and upcoming terms. For more information, contact Cashiers at cashiers@uwlax.edu or 608.785.8719.