Hi welcome to the Alabama Academic Calendar 2023-2024 page. Here we have listed all of the activities conducted by the school for you. Each academic calendar specifies the dates when students can sign up for, drop, or withdraw from classes. However, your primary motivation for using an academic calendar will be scheduling your time and practicing time management.
According to PeopleSoft Campus Solutions, academic calendars “are systems that academic institutions use to define the landmark dates driving much of their day-to-day business.” Colleges and universities establish calendar dates for payments and financial aid applications. These dates encompass critical information such as the first and last day of classes, holidays, and graduation commencements.
An academic calendar serves as a reminder of important events for students, instructors, and staff throughout the academic year and semester. It also benefits parents, alumni, and potential students.
Each educational institution creates its own academic calendar with specific dates. For example, one college might commence classes on August 30, while another begins on September 6. Nevertheless, these institutions may also follow similar schedules, such as observing holidays like Thanksgiving.
The University of Alabama operates on the semester system, which includes fall, spring, and summer terms.
Alabama Academic Calendar 2023-2024
|March 06||Degree Application Available|
The online degree application in myBama becomes available for Graduate & Undergraduate students.
|March 27||Registration for Summer and Fall 2023 begins|
Summer and Fall 2023 registration time assignments are now available.
|July 17||Student Account Payment Plans open; 4x Payment Plan, VA Payment Plan, and Med School Payment Plan Options Available|
|July 17||Fall 2023 Bill Available|
|July 31||Student Account Payment 4x Payment Plan closes|
|August 01||Student Account Payment 3x Payment Plan Option opens|
|August 10||Fall 2023 Bill Due at Noon and Cancellation (subject to approval)|
Payment in full or participation in a payment plan is required before noon on August 10, 2023 for all Fall bills. Schedules will be cancelled for students who haven’t paid in full or participated in a payment plan before noon on this date.
|August 14||Start of Financial Aid Disbursements for Law/LLM|
|August 15||Fall 2023 Late Enrollment Bill Available|
|August 17||Start of Financial Aid Disbursements for Fall Full|
|August 23||Classes Begin for the Fall Full Term|
|August 28||Med School Payment Plan option closes|
|August 30||Last Day to Add a Course or Drop a Course Without a Grade of “W” for the Fall Full Term|
|August 31||Registration Begins for Fall 2|
|September 04||Labor Day (UA closed)|
|September 08||Fall 2023 Bill Due at Noon|
Payment in full or participation in a payment plan is required before noon on September 8, 2023 for all Fall bills.
|September 11||VA Payment Plan option closes|
|September 11||Student Account Payment 3x Payment Plan requires 67% down beginning this date|
|September 18||Constitution Day – (observed; classes in session and UA offices open)|
|September 21||Student Account Payment 3x Payment Plan option closes|
|September 25||Classes Begin for Fall 2|
|October 06||Degree Application Deadline|
Last day for Graduate & Undergraduate students to submit a degree application online through myBama.
Only after petition and approval by the student’s college will an application be accepted after the published deadline. If approved, the student will be assessed a $25 non-refundable late fee in addition to the degree application fee.
|October 11||Midterm Grade Entry Deadline (11:59 p.m.)|
Midterm grades are due tonight at 11:59 p.m. Instructors are required to submit midterm grades for all 100- and 200-level courses. Furthermore, midterm grading should be used to submit grades assigned for non-attendance. For additional information on non-attendance grading and other grading policies, definitions, and terminology click: Grading Information.
|October 26 – October 27||Mid-Semester Study Break – Classes Dismissed (UA offices open)|
|October 30||Registration for Spring 2024 Begins|
Spring 2024 registration time assignments are now available.
|November 01||Last Day to Drop a Course with a Grade of “W” for the Fall Full Term|
This is a student’s last opportunity to drop a course. Drops after this date must be approved and processed by the student’s college.
|November 20 – November 26||Thanksgiving Week – Classes Dismissed|
|November 23 – November 24||Thanksgiving – Classes Dismissed (UA offices closed)|
|December 01||Last Day for All Examinations and Extended Assignments|
The week immediately preceding the final examination period each semester is reserved as a time in which students may concentrate on completing course work and preparing for final examinations. As such, The University prohibits all other examinations and extended assignments during that week.
|December 08||Classes End for Full Term and Fall 2|
|December 08||Last Day to Withdraw from the Fall Full/Fall 2 Terms|
This is the last day students have to withdraw from the term (all classes) without requiring approval from the student’s college Dean’s office. Withdrawals from the Law School always require approval from the Dean’s office.
|December 11||Final Exams – Monday|
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 7:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 12:30 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 5:00 p.m. – 5:55 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet on Monday and begin 6:00 p.m. or later
For information on how to interpret the exam schedule and other final exam policies, click: Final Exam Information.
|December 12||Final Exams – Tuesday|
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 8:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 2:00 p.m. – 3:25 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet on Tuesday and begin 6:00 p.m. or later
|December 13||Final Exams – Wednesday|
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 3:30 p.m. – 4:55 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet on Wednesday and begin 6:00 p.m. or later
|December 14||Final Exams – Thursday|
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 9:30 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Provisional Exam Period – This time may be used to reschedule final exams for students who have exam conflicts or three or more final exams scheduled on Monday-Wednesday of Final Exam Week. Exams should be rescheduled according to the appropriate priority as outlined in the Final Exam Policy.
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet on Thursday and begin 6:00 p.m. or later
|December 15||Final Exams – Friday|
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Classes which first meet MWF between 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Classes which first meet TR between 11:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
|December 16||Fall Commencement|
Please visit the Commencement website for more information.
|December 19||Final Grade Entry Deadline (11:59 p.m.)|
Any missing grades as of the 11:59 p.m. deadline will result in grades of “N” being assigned as placeholders. Instructors will then be required to submit grade change requests to correct all “N” grades.
|December 22 – January 02||Classes Dismissed – Holiday Break (UA offices closed)|
|January 17||Transfer Credit Deadline for Undergraduate Degree Candidates|
Deadline for receipt of transfer credit (on an official transcript) for pending undergraduate degree candidates. If transfer credit is not received by this date, the student’s degree application will be denied and the student will be required to submit a degree application in a future term.
|January 19||Diploma Address & Diploma Name Change Deadline|
Last day for students to make changes to the diploma address in myBama (Click View Graduation Applications link). Any changes made to the diploma address on the degree application after this date will not be reflected in the diploma order and will lead to delays in the receipt of diplomas.
Students may edit middle name and suffix on the degree application. These edits are for the diploma name only and do not change the official name on the academic record. Any other changes to the name must be filed in accordance with the UA name change policy. Changes made after this date will not be reflected on the diploma.
|January 19||Degree Completion Deadline|
All degrees will be either awarded or denied by the Degree Completion Deadline; no degrees will be awarded after the published deadline. It is the responsibility of the degree candidate to ensure all requirements are met at the end of the term by the published deadline.
|February 09||Diploma Ship Day|
Diplomas for all graduates will be shipped no later than this date. A notification will be sent to the Crimson email account when the diploma has shipped.
For a list of all parts of term and important dates, please visit registrar.ua.edu/academiccalendar.