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Enrolled Fall Semester - Important Deadlines

From: OHIO Registrar <>
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023  11:21 A.M.
To: Enrolled Students
Subject:  Enrolled Fall Semester - Important Deadlines

Dear Bobcat:

You are receiving this email because you are registered for Fall Semester 2023-24 classes at Ohio University.  Please check MyOHIO Student Center  to review your class schedule.  If you are not attending Ohio University this fall semester and are still enrolled, please contact your academic college or regional campus student services office.

NEW If you have not already confirmed where you are currently living, when you log into MyOHIO Student Center you will need to update or confirm the address where you will be living this fall semester unless you are in University Housing. In addition, you may need to confirm your emergency contact information, you may provide the University permission to text your cell phone, and regional campus students may provide a preferred service campus for in-person services.

The deadline dates listed later in this message are for classes that meet the standard dates for fall semester.  However, many students (especially those enrolled in online, eCampus programs) take classes that meet during different dates from the standard fall semester dates.   Therefore, it is important to check the add/drop/withdraw dates for each course you are registered to take during fall semester.  These dates will vary on a class-by-class basis and may be different from those listed below.

To find specific deadline dates, such as last day to drop or last day to withdraw, click on the calendar icon  in your weekly schedule in  MyOHIO Student Center.  Please note: these dates can vary on a class-by-class basis depending on the class start date and end date.   Deadlines are 5:00 p.m. Eastern on the date indicated (unless otherwise noted).  However, online transactions may be processed beyond 5:00 p.m. Eastern if the system is available.

Reminder for Undergraduate students:  The “standard” course load is 15 hours. You will need to be enrolled in 15 hours per semester on average to graduate within four years for a baccalaureate degree or two years for an associate degree.  Please contact your academic advisor, your college or regional campus student services office, or the Allen Student Advising Center if you need assistance with choosing additional appropriate courses.

Some important dates from the Academic Calendar  for fall semester are below.  Class specific deadlines are for classes that meet the full fall semester (8/28/23 – 12/16/23):

Friday, September 8, 2023:

  • Last day to register for fall semester.  Note: Students who are in attendance by September 8, but fail to complete any registration procedures must pay a $150.00 penalty for retroactive registration correction.
  • Last day to add a full fall semester class (instructor's permission required).
  • Last day to remove (drop) a fall semester class from student's academic record with possible fee adjustment.  Note: September 9 – November 3, students may withdraw from one or more fall semester classes, but the course will remain on student's academic record with a withdrawn grade and no fee adjustment.
  • Last day to receive partial fee adjustment (80%) of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for fall semester (all fall semester courses removed from the student's academic record).
  • Last day to apply for or change a grading option for fall semester class (credit to audit, audit to credit, pass/fail to regular grade option, or regular grade option to pass/fail; apply at your college or regional campus student services office).
  • Last day to opt-out of Digital Course Materials for fall semester (remove digital content fees associated with Inclusive Access).
  • Last day for removing Incomplete grades incurred during last enrollment (if not removed, I grade will change to F).

Monday, October 2, 2023:

  • Last day to apply for graduation for fall semester.  Note: Official degree conferral date and commencements are December 16.  Students who want to graduate this semester but fail to apply for graduation must pay a $100.00 fine to have their graduation application processed.

Friday, October 13, 2023, Fall Break (classes not in session, University is open).

Monday, October 23, 2023, academic advising begins for spring semester registration for continuing students.

Monday, October 30, 2023, spring semester priority registration begins.

Friday, November 3, 2023, is the last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your fall semester schedule.  Note: Course remains on student's academic record with a withdrawn grade and no fee adjustment.

Friday, November 10, 2023, Veterans Day holiday observed (University offices officially closed; classes not in session).

November 22 – 26, 2023, Thanksgiving Break – classes not in session.

Thursday, November 23, 2023, Thanksgiving Day holiday (University offices officially closed, classes not in session).

Friday, November 24, 2023, Indigenous Peoples’/Columbus Day holiday observed (University offices officially closed; classes not in session).

Monday, November 27, 2023, classes resume.

Friday, December 8, 2023,

  • Last day to withdraw (drop all  classes) from the University for fall semester (contact college or regional campus student services office).  Note: Courses remain on student's academic record with withdrawn grades and no fee adjustment.
  • Last day to change college/major for fall semester (non-selective majors only).

Saturday, December 9, 2023, is the last day of classes for fall semester.

Monday, December 11 – Saturday, December 16, 2023, is the fall semester examination period.

Saturday, December 16, 2023:

  • Fall semester closing date
  • Fall Commencement
  • Official degree conferral date

 Wednesday, December 20, 2023, is the deadline (12:00 p.m. Eastern) for all grades, including pending grades from previous terms for degree candidates.

 Thursday, December 21, 2023, fall semester grades are available.

 Saturday, December 23, 2023, fall semester probation status available.

 The complete Academic Calendar is available on the Office of the University Registrar website.

 Best wishes for a successful fall semester.


Debra M. Benton
University Registrar
Ohio University