Academic Calendar for Fall 2023

*This calendar is subject to change*



April 3, 2023

Pre-registration begins for designated student groups

April 10, 2023

Registration opens for all students

June 1, 2023

First Purge for Non-Secured Registrations* 

August 1, 2023

Second Purge for Non-Secured Registrations*

August 15, 2023

Third Purge for Non-Secured Registrations *

August 27, 2023

Last day for payment or payment plan without a late payment fee
Last day for 100% refund for total withdrawal

August 28, 2023

First day of semester/Classes begin
Late registration begins (with late registration fee)

September 1, 2023

Late registration ends (web‐registration closes)

September 4, 2023

Labor Day Holiday (campus closed no classes)

September 5, 2023

Drop and Add begins with approval required
Graduation application opens on MyTSU Web

September 8, 2023

Drop and Add ends with approval required

September 13, 2023

Census I Date
Drop a course while still remaining enrolled with 100% refund
Purge for Non-Payment
Purge for Non-Attendance (NAT)

September 14, 2023

Reinstatement for Non-Payment begins
Reinstatement for Non-Attendance (NAT) begins

September 19, 2023

Reinstatement for Non-Payment ends
Reinstatement for Non-Attendance (NAT) ends

September 25, 2023

Census II Date
Purge for Non-Payment
Last day to withdraw with any refund

September 26, 2023

Reinstatement with a fee begins (approval required)

September 27, 2023

Reinstatement with a fee ends (approval required)

September 29, 2023

Graduation application closes on my TSU Web

October 21, 2023

Midterm exams begin

October 24, 2023

Midterm grades open

October 27, 2023

Midterm exams end

October 31, 2023

Midterm grades close

November 6, 2023

Spring 2024 Early Registration opens for designated students

November 10, 2023

Last day to drop or withdraw (no refunds)

November 13, 2023

Spring 2024 Registration opens for all students

November 23, 2023

Thanksgiving Thursday Holiday (campus closed no classes)

November 24, 2023

Thanksgiving Friday Holiday (campus closed no classes)

November 25, 2023

Classes Resume

December 9, 2023

Final exams begin

December 12, 2023

Grading opens

December 14, 2023

Final exams end

December 15, 2023

Last day of semester 
Commencement Rehearsal

December 16, 2023

Commencement Ceremony

December 19, 2023

Grading closes

December 22, 2023

Grades available to students in myTSU portal

The Graduate School and the Thurgood Marshall School of Law have separate bulletins that contain academic calendars for these units. For Thurgood Marshall School of Law Academic Calendar, click here. The calendar presented in this section was designed to include most students activities and to limit the time missed from classes. Also, for the purpose of planning, the definition of an academic year, as provided by the U.S. Department of Education, has been used. This definition is as follows:

  • An academic year is a period that begins on the first day of classes and ends on the last day of classes or examinations and that is a minimum of 30 weeks of instructional time during which for an undergraduate educational program a full-time student is expected to complete at least
  • 24 semester or trimester hours or 36 quarter hours in an educational program whose length is measured in credit hours. 900 clock hours in an educational program whose length is measured in clock hours.
  • For purposes of the definition of an academic year, a week is a consecutive 7-day period.
  • For an educational program using a semester, trimester, or quarter system or clock hours, the Secretary considers a week of instructional time to be any week in which at least one day of regularly scheduled instruction, examinations, or preparation for examination occurs.
  • For an educational program using credit hours (but not using a semester, trimester, or quarter system), the Secretary considers a week of instruction to be 5 days.
  • Instruction time does not include periods of orientation, counseling, vacation, or other activity not related to class preparation or examinations.