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Graduate and Continuing Education Academic Calendar

2019-20 Graduate & Continuing Education Academic Calendar

*Accelerated programs Include: RN to BS in Nursing (100% Online), MBA (100% Online), Educational Leadership & Mgmt (100% Online), Curriculum & Teaching (100% Online), you may also review our Refund Policies here.

Spring 2019 January 22 - May 14

November 5 Monday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
January 9 Wednesday Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session (snow date Jan. 10)
  11 Friday Registration fee in effect
  16 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only) Spring A Registration Deadline
  17 Thursday (Accelerated programs only) Spring A Payment Deadline
  21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  22 Tuesday Classes Begin; Session A
  23 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only)
Add/Drop deadline -for registered students only
  25 Monday (Accelerated programs only) Spring A Final day for withdrawal from courses
  28 Monday Final day to add or drop a course (face-to-face courses may be added prior to 2nd meeting)
February 12 Tuesday Graduate Education Fair
  14 Thursday Deadline for Faculty submission of incomplete grades
  18 Monday Presidents' Day - No Classes
March 8 Friday Spring Break begins at 4:45 pm
  10 Sunday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring A, Final day fof classes
  13 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only) Spring B Registration Deadline
  14 Thursday (Accelerated programs only) Spring B Payment Deadline
  17 Sunday Spring Break Ends
  18 Monday Classes Resume
  18 Monday Session B Classes Begin
  19 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only) Spring B Add/Drop deadline-for registered students only
April 5 Friday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  8 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Registration for Summer Classes Begins
  11 Thursday Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
  15 Monday Patriot's Day - No Classes
  22 Monday (Accelerated programs only) Spring B, Final day for withdrawal from courses
May 5 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Spring B, Final day fof classes
  14 Tuesday Final Day of Classes
  16 Thursday Graduate Commencement, 6:30 pm
  18 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement, 10:00 am


Summer 2019 May 20 - August 30

April 8 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
May 15 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A Registration Deadline
  16 Thursday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A Payment Deadline
  17 Friday Registration fee in effect, Summer A
  20 Monday (Accelerated programs only) 
Classes Begin, Summer A
  21 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Add/Drop deadline -for registered students only
  27 Monday Memorial Day - No Classes
  28 Tuesday Classes Begin, Session A
  29 Wednesday Add/Drop deadline
June 21 Friday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  24 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Final day for withdrawal from courses
  28 Friday Last day of Classes, Summer A
  28 Friday Registration fee in effect, Summer B
July 7 Sunday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Final day fof classes
  8 Monday Classes Begin, Session B
  9 Tuesday Add/Drop deadline
  10 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only) Summer B, Registration Deadline
  11 Thursday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer B, Payment Deadline
  15 Monday (Accelerated programs only)​ 
Classes Begin, Summer B
  16 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer B, Add/Drop deadline -for registered students only
August 2 Friday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  6 Tuesday Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
  7 Wednesday Graduate & Continuing Education Orientation for Accepted Students
  9 Friday Last day of Classes, Summer B
  30 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Summer B

Fall 2019 September 3 - December 18

July 1 Monday Registration for Fall GCE Classes Begins
August 6 Tuesday Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
  7 Wednesday Graduate & Continuing Education Orientation for Accepted Students
  23 Friday Registration fee in effect
  26 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall A, Registration Deadline
  27 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall A, Payment Deadline
September 3 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall A, Classes Begin
  4 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall A, Add/Drop deadline -registered students only
  5 Thursday GCE Classes Begin
  12 Thursday Add/Drop deadline
October 8 Tuesday Deadline for Faculty submission of incomplete grades
  8 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Final day to withdraw from Fall A courses
  14 Monday Columbus Day - No Classes
  15 Tuesday Fall B Registration fee in effect
  20 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Fall A
  21 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall B, Registration Deadline
  22 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall B, Payment Deadline
  28 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall B, Classes Begin
  29 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Fall B, Add/Drop deadline -registered students only
November 2 Saturday Fall B add/drop deadline
  11 Monday Veteran's Day - No Classes
  12 Tuesday Registration for Winter & Spring classes begins
  21 Monday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  26 Tuesday Thanksgiving Recess Begins at 4:45 pm
December 1 Sunday Thanksgiving Recess Ends
  2 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Final day to withdraw from Fall B courses
  15 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Fall B
  18 Wednesday Final Day of Classes
  20 Friday Winter Commencement, 6:30 pm (snow date Saturday, December 21, 2:00 pm)

Winter 2020 December 27 - January 16

November 12 Tuesday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
December 13 Friday Registration fee in effect
  27 Friday Winter Session Begins
  27 Friday Add/Drop deadline at Noon
January 10 Friday Final day for withdrawal from winter courses
  16 Thursday Winter Session Ends

Spring 2020 January 21 - May 11

November 12 Tuesday Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
January 7 Tuesday Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session (snow date Jan. 8)
  10 Friday Registration fee in effect, Session A
  13 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring A, Registration Deadline
  14 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring A, Payment Deadline
  20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  21 Tuesday Classes Begin, Spring &
Spring A Accelerated
  22 Wednesday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring A, Add/Drop deadline -registered students only
  28 Tuesday Final day to add or drop a course (face-to-face courses may be added prior to 2nd meeting)
February 13 Monday Deadline for Faculty submission of incomplete grades from previous semester
  17 Monday Presidents' Day - No Classes
  24 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Final day to withdraw from Spring A courses
March 6 Friday Spring Break begins at 4:45 pm
  8 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Spring A
  9 Monday Registration Deadline, Spring Session B
  9 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring B, Registration Deadline
  10 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring B, Payment Deadline
  11 Wednesday Registration fee in effect, Session B
  15 Sunday Spring Break Ends
  16 Monday Classes Resume
  16 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring B, Classes Begin
  17 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Spring B, Add/Drop deadline -registered students only
  17 Tuesday Spring B, Add/Drop deadline -registered students only
April 7 Tuesday Final day for withdrawal from courses
  13 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
  20 Monday Patriot's Day - No Classes
  21 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Final day to withdraw from Spring B courses
May 3 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Spring Session B
  11 Monday Final Day of Classes, GCE
  14 Thursday Graduate Commencement, 6:30 pm
  16 Saturday Undergraduate Commencement, 10:00 am

Summer 2020 May 18 - August 30

April 13 Monday Registration for Summer Classes Begins
May 11 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Registration Deadline
  12 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Payment Deadline
  15 Friday Registration fee in effect, Summer A
  18 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Classes Begin
  19 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer A, Add/Drop deadline -registered students only
  25 Monday Memorial Day - No Classes
  26 Tuesday Summer A Classes Begin
  27 Wednesday Add/Drop deadline
June 19 Friday Final day for withdrawal from Summer A courses
  26 Friday Last day of Classes, Summer A
  26 Friday Registration fee in effect, Summer B
July 5 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Summer A
  6 Monday Summer Session B Classes Begin
  6 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer B, Registration Deadline
  7 Tuesday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer B, Payment Deadline
  7 Tuesday Add/Drop deadline
  13 Monday (Accelerated programs only)
Summer B, Classes Begin
  31 Friday Final day for withdrawal from courses
August 5 Wednesday Graduate & Continuing Education Orientation for Accepted Students
  7 Friday Last day of Classes, Summer B
  30 Sunday (Accelerated programs only) 
Last day of Classes, Summer B

Calendar Subject to Change

Contact Us

gce@fitchburgstate.edu | 978-665-3182 | Anthony, Room 112
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.| Open to 6 p.m. first week of classes