If you’re a North Carolina State University student, it’s important to check out the NCSU Academic Calendar 2023-2024 regularly to know your registration dates, add/drop dates, and other important dates and deadlines.
North Carolina State University follows a semester-based academic calendar. The academic year typically consists of fall, spring, and summer semesters, with each semester lasting for about 16 weeks. The university also offers shorter terms during the summer and winter breaks.
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NCSU Academic Calendar Fall 2023
Below are important dates and deadlines on the NCSU academic calendar for Fall 2023.
- NCSU move-in day for fall 2023 is from August 17, 2023 to August 20, 2023 by appointment only. Appointments are available in 1-hour slots between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day from August 18 to August 20 and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2023. You can Sign up for a check-in appointment by going to MyPack Portal.
- NCSU Fall 2023 classes start on Monday, August 21, 2023. It is the first day of classes.
- The last day to add a course without permission is Friday, August 25, 2023.
- Census Date/Official Enrollment Date is Friday, September 1, 2023.
- Labor Day holiday is Monday, September 4, 2023. University closed; No classes.
- Wellness Day (No classes) is Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
- NCSU Fall Break 2023 is on Monday, October 9, 2023, and Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
- 8-Week Session – Second session classes start on Monday, October 16, 2023. It is the last day to add a course (8-week 2 classes only).
- The last day to drop a course without a W grade (8-week 2 classes only) is Thursday, October 19, 2023.
- Drop/Revision Deadline is Thursday, October 19, 2023.
- NCSU Thanksgiving break is from Wednesday, November 22, 2023, to Friday, November 24, 2023. There are no classes; University is closed on Thursday & Friday.
- The last week of the fall semester is Wednesday, November 29, 2023, to Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
- The last day of classes is Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
- Reading Day is Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
- Final Examinations are from Thursday, December 7, 2023, to Wednesday, December 13, 2023.
- Fall grades are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2023.
- Fall Commencement Exercises are on Saturday, December 16, 2023.
NCSU Academic Calendar Spring 2023
NCSU Spring 2023 starts on Monday, January 9 2023 for both regular sessions and 8-Week Session-First sessions. 8-Week Session-Second Session classes start on Wednesday, March 1 2023. Below are other important dates and deadlines on the NCSU academic calendar.
Below are other important dates and deadlines on the NCSU Academic calendar for Spring 2022 for regular sessions, 8-Week Session-First Session, and 8-Week Session-Second Session.
- NCSU Spring classes start on Monday, January 9 2023. This is for both regular session and 8-Week Session-First Session.
- Friday, January 13 2023 is the last day to add a course without permission.
- Monday, January 16 2023 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (NCSU Holiday).
- Census Date/Official Enrollment Date is Monday, January 23 2023.
- Thursday, February 6 2023 is Drop/Revision Deadline for 8-Week Session-First Session.
- The last day of classes for 8-Week Session-First Session is Tuesday, February 28 2023.
- 8-Week Session-Second Session classes begin on Wednesday, March 1 2023. It is also the last day to add a course (8-week 2 classes only).
- 8-Week Session-First Session grades are due on Thursday, March 2 2023 by 11:59 p.m.
- Drop/Revision deadline for regular session is Monday, March 6 2023. It is also the last day to drop a course without a W grade (8-week 2 classes only).
- NCSU Spring Break 2023 is from Monday, March 13 2023 to Friday, March 17 2023.
- Drop/Revision Deadline for 8-Week-Second Session is Thursday, April 3 2023.
- The last week of Spring 2023 semester is Tuesday, April 18 2023 – Monday, April 24 2023.
- Monday, April 24 2023 is the last day of classes for Spring 2023 on the NCSU academic calendar.
- Reading Days are Tuesday, April 25, and Wednesday, April 26 2023.
- NCSU Spring 2023 Final Examinations start from Thursday, April 27 2023 to Wednesday, May 3 2023.
- Spring 2023 grades are due on Friday, May 5 2023 by 5:00 p.m.
- Spring Commencement Exercises on Saturday, May 6 2023.
NCSU Academic Calendar terms
Familiarize yourself with these terms on the NCSU academic calendar.
Last Day To Add Without Permission
Last day to add a course without permission of instructor. MyPack Portal closes for adds at 11:59 p.m. (After this day, contact the instructor in order to add a class.)
Census Date/Official Enrollment Date: Last day to add a course with permission of instructor. Last day for tuition refunds due to dropping a course or changing from credit to audit. The last day for undergraduate students to drop below 12 hours. Last day for ALL students to drop a course without a W grade.
Please note: For undergraduate students taking classes in the second 8-week session of the semester, the last day to drop below 12 hours is NOT the same as Census Date. For all students taking classes in the second 8-week session of the semester, the last day to drop a course without a W grade is NOT the same as the Census Date. Please consult the academic calendar.
All schedule revisions made after this date will require a Schedule Revision form for processing. The last day to change to credit only at ALL levels.
Note: Students enrolled in mini-courses should consult the Eight-Week Calendar above regarding drop deadlines.
Last Week of Semester
Lab tests, semester project reports, and presentations are permissible during the final week of classes. Papers and homework may have a due date during the final week of classes only if scheduled in the syllabus.
However, in order for students to prepare for final examinations, faculty members may not assign other tests, quizzes, or additional papers during the final week of classes.
Assignments should not have a due date during the final exam period unless the assignment constitutes a part of the final exam. Exceptions to this policy must be approved in advance by the department head and the dean of the college involved. Students should contact the appropriate instructor or department head if they believe an assignment is not in compliance with this regulation.
Term Withdrawal Deadline
The last day to submit a withdrawal request for the term. Any requests after this date are considered retroactive and require the same conditions as a term withdrawal, but must also be initiated by the Counseling Center. Visit the NC State calendar page for more on NCSU Academic Calendar.