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Fall 2021 Important Dates
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March 22 - April 1SAIL (Web) registration – by class standing and earned credit hours
Registration waitlisting (varies by class) begins
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April 2 - September 1SAIL (Web) registration – open
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August 15Payment Due Date (NOTE: All fall tuition and housing is due on this payment due date regardless of class start date)
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September 1Orientation Part II - New Student Convocation
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September 2Classes begin 7:30 a.m. First Half session (8 weeks)
Classes begin 7:30 a.m. Full session (16 weeks)
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September 2-13First week of late registration – SAIL (Web) registration/add class(es) continues
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September 6Labor Day Recess
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September 7Classes resume

Registration waitlisting (varies by class) ends for first half courses
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September 10Deadline to upload your vaccination card reflecting your first COVID-19 shot. Unvaccinated students are not allowed on campus and violation of this requirement will result in disciplinary action. Review Vaccine Mandate FAQs for more information.
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September 13Last day 100% tuition refund – 1st half courses. Emailed and/or in-person course drop requests must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 4 p.m. SAIL adjustments can be made until 11:59 p.m. Please send email requests to regservices@oakland.edu.

Registration waitlisting (varies by class) ends for full semester courses

Last day to add a class - 1st half courses
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September 14-20Second week of late registration – instructor approval required to register/add full semester class(es). A permission override is required for open classes. A late registration override is required for closed classes. Overrides approval is not guaranteed and is at the instructors discretion.
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September 20Last day 100% tuition refund – full semester courses. Emailed and/or in-person course drop requests must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 4 p.m. SAIL adjustments can be made until 11:59 p.m. Please send email requests to regservices@oakland.edu.

Last day to add a class

Last day to declare audit

Last day "no-grade" drop

Financial aid credit lock: Financial aid is based on the registered courses and course credits as of 11:59 pm. Courses and credits added after that time are not considered in financial aid budgets or for disbursement of financial aid scholarships, grants, loans, and awards.
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September 21First day 0% tuition refund – full semester courses

First day grade of "W" assigned for drops - full semester courses
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September 23Official count date
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September 30Federal financial aid recipients enrolled in first half courses: Last day to return federal financial aid for students who stopped attending all courses.

Last day to Apply for Graduation for Fall 2021

Last day for Summer and Fall graduates to apply to attend Fall commencement
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October 6Last day official withdrawal – 1st half courses
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October 8Deadline to upload your vaccination card with complete COVID-19 vaccinations. Unvaccinated students are not allowed on campus and violation of this requirement will result in disciplinary action. Review Vaccine Mandate FAQs for more information.
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October 13Last day to complete competency exams
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October 17 - 19First Half session (8 weeks) - Faculty members are prohibited from giving in-class or online examinations or tests that are in-lieu of final examinations during the last 7 calendar days prior to the start of the final examination period of any fall or winter semester, the last 3 calendar days of any seven-week session, and an appropriately adjusted number of days for other parts-of-term. This policy also covers quizzes if the particular quiz accounts for more than 10% of the course grade. Homework assignments, term projects, presentations, laboratory exams or reports, and short quizzes (quizzes worth less than or equal to 10% of the course grade) are not covered by this policy. Violation of this policy will be first referred to the Dean of the academic unit that offers the course. A student may contact the Academic Affairs Office if the issue is not resolved by the academic unit. Faculty members are urged to keep heavy end-of-term student workload in mind when assigning short quizzes or other tests during the periods noted above.
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October 21Fall break begins at 10 p.m.
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October 25Classes resume
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October 27Last day 100% tuition refund – 2nd half courses. Emailed and/or in-person course drop requests must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 4 p.m. SAIL adjustments can be made until 11:59 p.m. Please send email requests to regservices@oakland.edu.

Last day to add a class – 2nd half courses
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November 2Federal financial aid recipients enrolled in full semester courses: Last day to return federal financial aid funds for students who stopped attending all courses.

Last day to defend thesis/dissertation or DScPT report
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November 3Last day official withdrawal – full semester classes
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November 9Last day to obtain thesis/dissertation or DScPT report format approval from The Graduate School.
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November 16Last day to submit thesis/dissertation or DScPT report to The Graduate School in fulfillment of degree requirements.
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November 22Federal financial aid recipients enrolled in second half courses: Last day to return federal financial aid funds for students who stopped attending all courses.
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November 24Thanksgiving recess begins 10 p.m.

Last day official withdrawal – 2nd half courses
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November 29Classes resume 7:30 a.m.
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December 1 - 6Faculty members are prohibited from giving in-class or online examinations or tests that are in-lieu of final examinations during the last 7 calendar days prior to the start of the final examination period of any fall or winter semester, the last 3 calendar days of any seven-week session, and an appropriately adjusted number of days for other parts-of-term. This policy also covers quizzes if the particular quiz accounts for more than 10% of the course grade. Homework assignments, term projects, presentations, laboratory exams or reports, and short quizzes (quizzes worth less than or equal to 10% of the course grade) are not covered by this policy. Violation of this policy will be first referred to the Dean of the academic unit that offers the course. A student may contact the Academic Affairs Office if the issue is not resolved by the academic unit. Faculty members are urged to keep heavy end-of-term student workload in mind when assigning short quizzes or other tests during the periods noted above.
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December 4 - 6Second Half session (8 weeks) - Faculty members are prohibited from giving in-class or online examinations or tests that are in-lieu of final examinations during the last 7 calendar days prior to the start of the final examination period of any fall or winter semester, the last 3 calendar days of any seven-week session, and an appropriately adjusted number of days for other parts-of-term. This policy also covers quizzes if the particular quiz accounts for more than 10% of the course grade. Homework assignments, term projects, presentations, laboratory exams or reports, and short quizzes (quizzes worth less than or equal to 10% of the course grade) are not covered by this policy. Violation of this policy will be first referred to the Dean of the academic unit that offers the course. A student may contact the Academic Affairs Office if the issue is not resolved by the academic unit. Faculty members are urged to keep heavy end-of-term student workload in mind when assigning short quizzes or other tests during the periods noted above.
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December 6Fall classes end 10 p.m.
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December 7Study day
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December 8 - 14Final exams end at 10 p.m.
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December 17Last day to resolve “I” grades from Fall 2020 Full Session

Grades due 10 a.m.
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December 17-18Commencement – Summer and Fall degree graduates
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December 24 - January 3University closed – holiday recess
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