Ohio University

Important Dates

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Online Degree Completion Students*

*RN to BSN dates are available in the Nursing Knowledge Center.

Course Begin/End Dates
Full fall session - classes begin August 26
Full fall session - classes end December 14
Full spring session - classes begin January 13, 2020
Full spring session - classes end May 2, 2020

Course begin dates and end dates may vary. Check the course offerings for more information.

Add/Drop Deadlines

See the course offerings for add and drop deadlines for online degree completion students.

Fee Payment Due On Receipt

Students should use the My OHIO Portal (Accounts tab) to access their student account information on My OHIO Student Center. If fees are not paid by the due date, a 1.5% late payment fee will be charged.


Last day to apply for graduation for fall semester. Note: Official degree conferral date and Commencement are December 14.

September 30

Last day to apply for graduation for spring semester. Note: Official degree conferral dates and Commencements are May 3 (graduate), May 4 (undergraduate), and May 11 (Osteopathic Medicine).

February 17
Holidays (University Offices Closed)
Labor Day September 2
Thanksgiving November 28
Columbus Day (observed) November 29
Winter Break Closure December 25–December 31
New Year’s Day January 1, 2020
Spring Break March 8–14, 2020

Important Information: Adding and dropping courses


Students are responsible for registering themselves through Web registration. Visit the My OHIO Student Center through the portal at my.ohio.edu to register.

Adding a Course After the Last Day:

In general, students may add classes to their official schedules through the Friday of the first week of a semester or session. Some departments or individual instructors may require permission or even close registration altogether after the semester or session begins. The last day to add for a session is Friday of the first week. The last day to add for a semester is Friday of the second week; however, permission is required to add after the Friday of the first week of a semester. If you are unsure of the last day to add a course, check the course offerings page.

Dropping or Withdrawing From One or More (But Not All) Courses:

If you are enrolled in more than one course and need to drop a course, you may do so by using the online registration process. Visit My OHIO Student Center through the portal at my.ohio.edu to adjust your schedule.

Students may drop classes from their schedules without permission or academic or financial penalty through Friday of the second week of the semester (Friday of the first week of a session). Check the course offerings to see the last day to drop your courses.

Students may withdraw from one or more but not all classes from the Saturday of the second week of the semester (Saturday of the first week of a session) through the Friday of the tenth week of the semester (last instructional day of the fifth week of a session) without permission. However, the classes remain on a student’s academic record with grades of WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing), and they continue to be used in the calculation of tuition and fees. WP or WF grades do not affect a student's grade point average.

Withdrawal From All Courses:

Online degree completion students and online RN to BSN students may withdraw using the online withdrawal form. Your current campus must be ECAM (eCampus) to use the online form. You can see your current assigned campus in the My OHIO Student Center or on your DARS report. Your campus will change based on your enrollment for a term. eCampus students who are taking the majority of their classes through the Athens Campus or a regional campus will have their campus reassigned to Athens or the regional campus. If your current campus is not ECAM, you will be directed to www.ohio.edu/registrar/withdraw-contact.cfm to find contact information for your college student services office.

If you have any questions, email ecampus@ohio.edu or call 740.593.2910.

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