Registrar's Calendar

See the Registrar's Add/Drop Calendar for specific registration and related tuition/fee assessment deadlines for classes in a term.

Available Terms to View:
Sessions - Fall 2012
Session Begin Date End Date
Mini- Term I Sep 04 Oct 06
Full Semester Sep 04 Dec 12
Mini- Term II Oct 08 Nov 10
Mini- Term III Nov 12 Dec 12

Important Dates to Remember - Fall 2012
Date Created:
January 18, 2012
March 27 Approximate date the Schedule of Classes will appear on PAWS and Online.
April 9 Date that students who are eligible to enroll may access their Enrollment Shopping Cart and Enrollment Appointment time on PAWS. NOTE: All holds must be cleared before students can enroll. See the Enrollment Appointments website for more information.
April 16 Beginning of priority registration by appointment. PAWS will generally be available for registration from 6:00 am to midnight Monday-Saturday and noon-midnight on Sunday.
May 5 Open enrollment period begins.
July 16 Last day to submit a complete undergraduate application (freshmen, transfer, re-entry) including all relevant documentation for the fall semester.
July 28 Approximate date that fall tuition assessments will appear on PAWS.
August 3 Last day to register without paying $200 minimum tuition deposit.
August 28 Last day to withdraw from fall semester without charge or for full refund. Deadline for students registered by August 3 to pay full fees or a minimum $200.00 tuition deposit to hold classes.
August 29 Cancellation of registration of students who fail to meet August 28 payment deadline.
Aug 29 - Sept 17 Late Registration Period - $50.00 late registration fee assessed for students registering for classes for the first time in the term.
September 3 Labor Day - University Closed.
September 4 First day of classes
September 7 Deadline for Fall 2012 undergraduate graduation application submissions via PAWS.
September 17 Last day for late registration. Last day to add full semester courses or change sections. Last day to change courses from credit/no credit or audit to graded basis or vice versa.
October 1 Last day to drop full semester courses without W on record.
October 26 Last day to drop or withdraw from full-term courses.
November 21-25 Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes (UWM offices are open on the 21st and 23rd)
December 12 Last day of classes
December 13 Study day
December 14,15, 17 -21 Final Exam Period
December 16 Graduation ceremony
December 21 Last day of the Fall 2012 term. Date of degree conferral for Fall 2012 graduates.
December 27 Priority deadline for instructor grading in PAWS per faculty policy. More information on instructor grading at
January 2, 2013 Final call deadline for instructor grading (final grade run date). All grades not entered into PAWS by 4:30pm will result in a value of NR, or not reported. After this point, all grade entries need to be submitted as a grade change.
January 3, 2013 Approximate date that Academic Standing and Dean's Honors appear for fall.