VCU Academic Calendar 2023-2024: Important Dates

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VCU academic calendar.

The VCU academic calendar 2023-2024 has essential dates and deadlines for Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. The Virginia Commonwealth University academic calendars are accurate at the time of posting, but subject to change.

The public research university located in Richmond, Virginia, typically operates on a two-semester academic year. The fall and spring semesters are each about 15 weeks long, with additional shorter summer sessions.

VCU academic calendar fall 2023

Check out the important dates, deadlines, and holiday schedules on the VCU academic calendar for Fall semester of 2023.

  1. Fall 2023 semester advance registration begins on Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
  2. Weeks of Welcome begin on Monday, August 14, 2023.
  3. VCU orientation for new graduate students begins on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
  4. VCU move-in day 2023 for Fall semester is from Monday, August 7, 2023 to Sunday, August 20, 2023.
  5. 12-Month Residence Hall Move-in for Ackell Residence Center, Broad & Belvidere, Grace & Broad, West Grace North begins on Monday, August 7, 2023, and ends on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Check out myVCU portal.
  6. RAM CAMP Move-in day for those attending RAMP CAMP in Gladding Residence Center is Monday, August 14, 2023.
  7. 9-Month Residence Hall Move-in days for Gladding Residence Center, Gladding Residence Center III, Honors, Roads, Brandt, West Grace South, Cary & Belvidere are Thursday, August 17, 2023 (Move-In Day 1), Friday, August 18, 2023 (Move-In Day 2), and Saturday, August 19, 2023 (Move-In Day 3).
  8. New Student Convocation is on Monday, August 21, 2023.
  9. VCU Fall 2023 classes begin on Tuesday, August 22, 2023. It is VCU’s first day of Fall classes 2023. MCV campus students follow departmental schedules.
  10. Add/drop and late registration is from Tuesday, August 22, 2023 to Monday, August 28, 2023.
  11. Faculty Convocation is on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 according to the VCU academic calendar 2023-2024.
  12. Wednesday, August 30, 2023 is the deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2023 semester.
  13. Friday, September 1, 2023 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays according to the VCU academic calendar 2023-2024.
  14. Labor Day holiday is Monday, September 4, 2023 on the VCU holiday calendar 2023.
  15. Friday, September 8, 2023 is the last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications for December degrees.
  16. September Miniterm classes begin on Monday, September 11, 2023.
  17. The last day to add/drop September Miniterm is Tuesday, September 12, 2023.
  18. Fall Miniterm classes begin on Monday, September 25, 2023.
  19. The last day to add/drop Fall Miniterm is Tuesday, September 26, 2023.
  20. September Miniterm classes end on Friday, October 13, 2023. It is the last day to withdraw from September Miniterm classes or choose the Pass/Fail option.
  21. Reading day is Friday, October 20, 2023. No classes are held for Monroe Park campus students.
  22. Fall Midterm grades are due on Friday, October 20, 2023, according to VCU academic calendar.
  23. October Miniterm classes begin on Monday, October 23, 2023. The last day to add/drop October Miniterm is Tuesday, October 24, 2023.
  24. Friday, October 27, 2023 is the last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” for both campuses except for courses not scheduled for the full semester.
  25. The deadline to request the Pass/Fail option for courses is Friday, October 27, 2023.
  26. Virginia Commonwealth University closes on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 on the VCU holiday calendar.
  27. Veterans Day is Friday, November 10, 2023. University open. Classes are in Session.
  28. Fall Miniterm classes end on Friday, November 17, 2023. It is the last day to withdraw from Fall Miniterm classes or choose the Pass/Fail option.
  29. VCU Fall break 2023 is from Monday, November 20, 2023 to Sunday, November 26, 2023. This is the same period as Thanksgiving break for VCU students. During the VCU Fall break, Virginia Commonwealth University offices are open from November 20 and close on November 22 at 12 p.m. Monroe Park campus and MCV campus students follow departmental schedule. Classes resume after fall break on Monday, November 27, 2023.
  30. October Miniterm classes end on Friday, December 1, 2023. It is the last day to withdraw from October Miniterm classes or choose the Pass/Fail option according to VCU academic calendar.
  31. December School and Departmental commencement ceremonies are held from Thursday, December 7, 2023 to Sunday, December 10, 2023.
  32. The last day of classes for MCV campus students is Friday, December 8, 2023.
  33. December universitywide commencement ceremony is held on Saturday, December 9, 2023.
  34. The last day of classes for VCU Monroe Park Campus students is Monday, December 11, 2023.
  35. The final examination period for MCV campus is from Monday, December 11, 2023 to Friday, December 15, 2023.
  36. Final examinations for VCU Monroe Park campus is from Tuesday, December 12, 2023 to Tuesday, December 19, 2023.
  37. Friday, December 15, 2023 is the final deadline to submit all materials for thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School, including the ETD form, upload of thesis/dissertation to VCU Scholars Compass, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (for Ph.D. students only).
  38. Fall 2023 final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices on Wednesday, December 20, 2023.
  39. VCU winter break 2023 is from Friday, December 22, 2023 to Monday, January 1, 2024.
  40. Virginia Commonwealth University is closed from Sunday, December 24, 2023 to Monday, January 1, 2024.
  41. Saturday, December 23, 2023 is the official date for certifying December diplomas.
  42. Friday, December 29 2023 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – holiday intersession and January Term according to the VCU academic calendar 2023-2024.

VCU academic calendar spring 2023

Check out the important dates, deadlines, and holiday schedules on the VCU academic calendar for Spring semester of 2023.

  1. Spring 2023 semester advance registration begins on Tuesday, November 1 2022.
  2. Monday, December 12 2022 is the last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from spring semester or summer sessions.
  3. Holiday intersession classes end on Saturday, January 7 2023 according to VCU academic calendar 2022-2023.
  4. January Term classes end on Friday, January 13 2023.
  5. Martin Luther King JR. Day holiday is Monday, January 16 2023 on the VCU holiday schedule calendar 2023.
  6. VCU Spring 2023 classes begin on Tuesday, January 17 2023. MCV campus students follow departmental schedule.
  7. Spring 2023 Add/drop and late registration is from Tuesday, January 17 2023 to Monday, January 23 2023.
  8. Wednesday, January 25 2023 is the deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the spring 2023 semester.
  9. Friday, January 27 2022 is the last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees.
  10. The deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays is Friday, January 27 2022 according to the VCU academic calendar 2022-2023.
  11. Progress reports are due for undergraduate students in need of academic support from Tuesday, January 31 2023 to Monday, February 20 2023.
  12. VCU Spring break 2023 is from Sunday, March 5 2023 to Sunday, March 12 2023 for both VCU campuses.
  13. Midterm grades due on Friday, March 17 2023.
  14. Friday, March 24 2023 is the last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” for both VCU campuses except for courses not scheduled for the full semester.
  15. The deadline to request the Pass/Fail option for courses is Friday, March 24 2023.
  16. The last day of classes for VCU Monroe Park campus is Tuesday, May 2 2023.
  17. Reading day for Monroe Park campus is Wednesday, May 3 2023.
  18. Final examinations for VCU Monroe Park campus students is from Thursday, May 4 2023 to Thursday, May 11 2023.
  19. The last day of classes for MCV campus students is Friday, May 5 2023.
  20. Saturday, May 6 2023 is the last day for grades of incomplete to be converted from fall semester.
  21. Final examinations for MCV campus is from Monday, May 8 2023 to Friday, May 12 2023.
  22. May School and Departmental commencement ceremonies are held from Thursday, May 11 2023 to Sunday, May 14 2023.
  23. Friday, May 12 2023 is the final deadline to submit all materials for thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School, including the ETD form, upload of thesis/dissertation to VCU Scholars Compass, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (for Ph.D. students only).
  24. May universitywide commencement ceremony is on Saturday, May 13 2023.
  25. Spring 2023 final grades are due by noon using Faculty eServices on Tuesday, May 16 2023.
  26. Saturday, May 20 2023 is the official date for certifying May diplomas.

VCU academic calendar summer 2023

Check out the important dates, deadlines, and holiday schedules on the VCU academic calendar for Summer semester of 2023.

  1. Summer semester advance registration begins on Tuesday, February 14 2023.
  2. 3-week session add/drop & withdraw deadlines.
  3. Monday, May 22 2023 to Thursday, June 22 2023 is 5-week session add/drop & withdraw deadline.
  4. Monday, May 22 2023 to Thursday, July 13 2023 is 8-week session, classes beginning add/drop & withdraw deadlines.
  5. Wednesday, May 24 2022 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – 3-week session.
  6. Friday, May 26 2023 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – 5-week and 8-week sessions according to the VCU academic calendar 2022-2023.
  7. Memorial Day Holiday is Monday, May 29 2023 on the VCU holiday calendar.
  8. Monday, June 12 2023 to Wednesday, July 12 2023 is 4 and half-week session add/drop & withdraw deadline.
  9. Monday, June 12 2023 to Thursday, July 20 2023 is 6-week session add/drop & withdraw deadline.
  10. Monday, June 12 2023 to Thursday, August 3 2023 is 8-week session, classes beginning 4 p.m. or later add/drop & withdraw deadlines.
  11. Friday, June 16 2023 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – 4 1/2-week, 6-week, and 8-week sessions.
  12. Monday, June 26 2023 to Thursday, July 27 2023 is 5-week session add/drop & withdraw deadline.
  13. Friday, June 30 2023 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – 5-week session according to the VCU academic calendar 2023.
  14. The last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for August degrees is Friday, June 30 2023.
  15. Independence Day holiday is Tuesday, July 4 2023 on the VCU holiday calendar.
  16. 4 1/2-week session add/drop & withdraw deadlines are from Thursday, July 13 2023 to Friday, August 11 2023.
  17. Monday, July 17 2023 is the deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – 4 1/2-week session according to the VCU academic calendar 2023.
  18. 3-week session add/drop & withdraw deadlines are from Monday, July 24 2023 to Friday, August 11 2023.
  19. Wednesday, July 26 2023 is the Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – 3-week session.
  20. Friday, August 11 2023 is the final deadline to submit all materials for the thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School, including the ETD form, upload of thesis/dissertation to VCU Scholars Compass, and Survey of Earned Doctorates (for Ph.D. students only).
  21. VCU 2023 Summer sessions end on Friday, August 11 2023.
  22. Final grades are due by on Tuesday, August 15 2023 by noon using Faculty eServices.
  23. The official date for certifying August diplomas is Saturday, August 19 2023, according to VCU academic calendar 2023-2024.

VCU holiday calendar 2023

Here is a table of the VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) holiday schedule for 2023 as listed on the VCU academic calendar 2023.

HolidayDate
New Year’s DayMonday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. DayMonday, January 16, 2023
Memorial DayMonday, May 29, 2023
JuneteenthMonday, June 19, 2023
Independence DayTuesday, July 4, 2023
Labor DayMonday, September 4, 2023
Thanksgiving breakMonday, November 20, 2023 – Sunday, November 26, 2023
Winter BreakFriday, December 22, 2023 – Monday, January 1, 2024
VCU holiday calendar 2023

Visit the Virginia Commonwealth University registrar page for more on VCU academic calendar, holiday schedule, important dates and deadlines.

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