Calendar Explanation

Office of the Registrar Calendars

Registration Schedule

Registration begin dates for a term based on classification (i.e. Senior, Graduate, Law, etc.), campus (online, distance, etc.) or student status (i.e. Athlete, Honors, etc.)

Standard Class Dates

Registration deadlines (i.e. Drop, Add, etc.) for classes with standard term or session start and end dates.

Non-Standard Class Dates

Registration deadlines (i.e. Drop, Add, etc.) for classes with non-standard start and end dates.

Term

The period of time between when the first class starts and all classes end. UA has 4 terms:

Fall Starts in August and ends in December
Winter Starts in December, after Fall has ended and ends in January
Spring Starts in January, after Winter has ended and ends in May
Summer Starts in May, after Spring has ended and ends in August

 

Session

A shorter period of time generally with begin and end dates falling within a term. UA has 13 sessions:

Regular Session Starts on the first day of the term and ends on the last day of the term.
Pre Used in summer only and it starts the first day of the summer term and ends 3 weeks later.
Winter Used in winter only and it starts the first day of the winter term and ends 3 weeks later.
5 Week First Starts on the first day of the term and ends 5 weeks later.
5 Week Second Starts after 5 Week First ends and ends 5 weeks later.
5 Week Third Starts after 5 Week Second ends and ends approximately 5 weeks later at the same time as the regular session.
7 Week First Starts on the first day of the term and ends 7.5 weeks later.
7 Week Second Starts after 7 Week First ends and ends approximately 7.5 weeks later at the same time as the regular session.
8 Week First May start a few days prior to the first day of class for the term and ends 8 weeks later.
8 Week Seconds Starts after 8 Week First ends and ends 8 weeks later.
10 Week Used only in summer and it starts after Pre-Session and ends 10 weeks later.
13 Week Used only in summer and starts on the first day of the summer term and ends 13 weeks later.

 

Other Dates

Bursar Dates and Deadlines Information related to student billing, which includes late payment charge dates, deadlines for refunds and tuition due dates.
Health Dates and Deadlines Information related to campus health insurance charges and applications.
Academic Calendar Standard term dates approved by the Arizona Board of Reagents (ABOR).