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Howard University Calendar Spring 2003 Semester 

(EXCEPT DENTISTRY, LAW, AND MEDICINE)
Date Policy: Deadlines are listed according to the calendar date on which they fall, even if that date falls on a weekend or is a legal holiday. Such deadlines must be met by close of business of the business day immediately following a weekend or legal holiday.  Last Update: February 8, 2002


December 20, 2002, Friday 
First deferred payment due for Spring 2003

December 31, 2002, Monday 
Initial Financial Aid disbursement for Spring 2003

January 3, 2003, Friday 
Residence Halls open for check-in of new residents

January 3, Friday and January 6, Monday
ADVISEMENT for all new students and former students returning (FSR)
REGISTRATION and payment for all new students and FSRs

January 3, Friday to January 10, Friday 
Consortium Registration

January 4, Saturday 
Residence Halls open for check-in of continuing students

January 7, Tuesday to January 10, Friday 
LATE REGISTRATION for all students 

January 7, Tuesday 
FORMAL CLASSES BEGIN

January 7, Tuesday to January 10, Friday 
CHANGE OF PROGRAM PERIOD (Add or drop a course without a grade of “W,” change from one section to another, change from credit to audit or audit to credit)

January 11, Saturday ¨ 
COURSE WITHDRAWAL FEE EFFECTIVE
Graduate Expository Writing Examination for students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

January 13, Monday 
Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees

January 20, Monday 
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S BIRTHDAY OBSERVED - LEGAL HOLIDAY

January 24, Friday 
Deadline for receipt of December 2002 Graduation Recommendations in Office of the Secretary of the 
University – 5:00PM

January 27, Monday 
Deadline for faculty to report “UW” Grades for Spring 2003

January 27, Monday 
Financial Aid files closed for determination of credit hours for financial aid disbursements for Spring 
2003

February 1, Saturday February 11, Tuesday 
Deadline for receipt of application for admission and housing for Spring 2003 for international students
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to receive 50% refund of housing charges

February 15, Saturday
Priority deadline for processors to receive Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from Fall 
2003 new freshmen
Deadline for 50% refund of tuition/fees
Preliminary Enrollment Census Date

February 17, Monday 
PRESIDENTS’ DAY OBSERVED – LEGAL HOLIDAY

March 1, Saturday 
Deadline for receipt of approved applications for intra-university transfers for Fall 2003Traditional 
deadline for receipt of Application for Admission and Housing for Fall 2003

March 3, Monday 
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to receive 25% refund of housing charges

March 5, Wednesday 
Deadline for submitting Mid-Term Status Reports 

March 7, Friday
CHARTER DAY CONVOCATION Cramton Auditorium, 11:00 AM (Classes suspended 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)
Deadline for receipt of Financial Aid applications for Summer 
Final Enrollment Census Date 

March 15, Saturday
Priority deadline for processors to receive Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 
continuing students
Deadline for receipt of Financial Aid applications for Summer 
Second deferred payment due for Spring 2003

March 15, Saturday to March 23, Sunday 
SPRING RECESS 

March 24, Monday to April 4, Friday 
GENERAL REGISTRATION (Course selection for Fall 2003)

April 1, Tuesday 
Deadline for receipt of advance payment from continuing students to confirm housing assignments and waiting list positions for Fall 2003

April 5, Saturday 
Senior Comprehensive Examination in major fields for College of Arts and Sciences prospective May, Summer, and December 2003 graduates 

April 11, Friday 
Last day to withdraw from a course or to complete a Total Withdrawal from the University

April 15, Tuesday
Deadline for receipt of approved applications for intra-university transfers for Summer 2003
Deadline for receipt of Housing applications for continuing students for Summer 2003

April 15, Tuesday to April 28, Monday 
Telephone Registration for Summer 2003

April 21, Monday to April 23, Wednesday 
FINAL EXAMINATIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATES

April 24, Thursday
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING GRADES FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATES - 3:00 PM
FORMAL CLASSES END
Deadline for students to clear incomplete grades with instructors 

April 25, Friday to April 28, Monday 
READING PERIOD

April 29, Tuesday to May 9, Friday 
FINAL EXAMINATIONS (Deadline for instructors to submit final grades to academic deans is 5 calendar days after the scheduled final examination)

May 8, Thursday 
Deadline for receipt of May 2003 Graduation Recommendations in Office of the Secretary of the University -5:00PM

May 9, Friday
SECOND SEMESTER ENDS 
Deadline for academic deans to submit Special Grade Reports to Enrollment Management/Records for removal of incomplete grades for Fall 2002 

May 10, Saturday 
COMMENCEMENT Upper Quadrangle - Main Campus, 10:00 AM

May 11, Sunday 
Residence Halls close at 5:00 PM

May 16, Friday 
Evaluation of financial aid recipients for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

August 1, Friday 
First deferred payment due for Fall 2003