MFA Academic Calendar

MFA Residency Schedule

  • Summer 2018: July 31 – August 9
  • Winter 2019: January 3 – 12
  • Summer 2019: July 31 – August 9
  • Winter 2020: January 3 – 12

FAFSA Deadlines

  • 2018/2019 FASFA Available for Filing: Oct. 1, 2017
  • 2019/2020 FASFA Available for Filing: Oct. 1, 2018
Fall 2018
Independence Day observed (college closed) July 4, 2018
Mandatory MFA Residency Move In July 31, 2018
Last day to drop with 100% refund July 31, 2018
New Student Orientation for New MFA students July 31, 2018
MFA Residency Begins/Tuition Due August 1, 2018
Check-Out – MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts August 6, 2018
Check-Out – MFA-Creative Writing August 9, 2018
MFA Summer Residency Ends August 9, 2018
Final Grades Due for Residency Courses August 12, 2018
Semester Official Start August 20, 2018
Instruction Begins for Correspondence Courses August 20, 2018
Last Day to Drop with 100% for Full-Term Courses* August 26, 2018
Labor Day (College Closed On-Ground Courses) September 3, 2018
Last Day to Change Grade Status or Withdraw from a Full-Term Course without Academic Penalty October 29, 2018
Nevada Day Recess (College Closed On-Ground Courses) October 26, 2018
Veterans Day – Observed (College Closed On-Ground Courses) November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving Break (College Closed On-Ground Courses) November 19-23, 2018
MFA Instruction Ends December 16, 2018
Semester Official Ends December 16, 2018
Final Grades Filed with Registrar Wed, Dec 19, 2018 by noon
Administrative Offices Closed December 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019
*Drop/Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Full-term courses (courses 10 weeks or more) that are dropped before or during the first week of the term, all tuition and refundable fees are refunded. Short-term courses (courses less than 10 weeks) that are dropped on or before the first day of instruction receive 100% refund. During the withdrawal period, tuition is refunded at a pro rata amount based on the time attended up to 60% of the term.
Spring 2019
MFA – Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts/Tuition Due January 1, 2019
MFA – Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts Residencies Begin January 3, 2019
Last day to drop with 100% refund January 3, 2019
Check-Out for MFA – Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts January 12, 2019
MFA – Creative Writing and Interdisciplinary Arts Residencies End January 12, 2019
Final Grades Due for Residency Courses January 15, 2019
Martin Luther King (college closed on ground courses) January 21, 2019
Semester Official Start January 22, 2019
Instruction begins for Correspondence Courses January 22, 2019
Presidents Day (College Closed On-Ground Courses) February 18, 2019
Spring Break (College Closed On-Ground Courses) March 18-22, 2019
Last day to Change Grade Status or Withdraw from a Full-Term Course without Academic Penalty April 1, 2019
Commencement May 18, 2019
MFA Instruction Ends May 19, 2019
Semester Official Ends May 19, 2019
Final grades filed with Registrar May 22, 2019
*Drop/Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Full-term courses (courses 10 weeks or more) that are dropped before or during the first week of the term, all tuition and refundable fees are refunded. Short-term courses (courses less than 10 weeks) that are dropped on or before the first day of instruction receive 100% refund. During the withdrawal period, tuition is refunded at a pro rata amount based on the time attended up to 60% of the term.
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