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Important Dates for International Students

Here is a calendar of important dates that you should know. It is for reference only. Always refer to the KU calendar at calendar.kutztown.edu for the most current information about drop/add periods, withdraw periods for refunds and W/WF grades, registration, and other important university dates.

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Fall 2017 Semester

August 20: New international student move-in

August 21-27: New international student orientation

August 28: First day of class

August 28-September 5: Drop/Add period

August 28-September 8: SEVIS Registration period

September 4: Labor Day Holiday, Kutztown University closed

September 5: Last day to withdraw from KU with 100% refund / Last day to add a class / Last day to drop a class without a "W" grade

September 8: Last day to withdraw from KU with 80% refund

September 15: Last day to withdraw from KU with 60% refund

September 18: First day December 2017 graduates may apply for post-completion Optional Practical Training

September 22: Last day to withdraw from KU with 50% refund

September 26: Optional Practical Training information Session - 11:00 am, Academic Forum, room 102

September 29: Last day to withdraw from KU with 40% refund

October 9: Columbus Day Holiday - no classes, Kutztown University open

October 10: Follow Monday schedule

October 21-22: Camping Trip

November 3: Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of "W" (withdraws after this date will receive a "WF" - Withdraw Failing grade)

November 17: International Thanksgiving dinner

November 22-November 26: Thanksgiving Holiday break - no classes

November 22-23: Thanksgiving Holiday, Kutztown University closed

December 9: Last day of regular classes

December 11-15: Final Exams

December 16: Fall 2017 Commencement (Graduation)

To be announced:

Deadline to request to stay on campus for Thanksgiving and winter breaks

Spring 2018 Semester

January 15: New international freshman move-in

January 16: Freshman CONNECTIONS orientation program and new international transfer & exchange student move-in

January 17: Transfer CONNECTIONS orientation program and new international freshman & exchange student activities

January 18-19: International orientation sessions

January 22: First day of class

January 22-29: Drop/Add period

January 22-February 2: SEVIS Registration period

January 29: Last day to withdraw from KU with 100% refund / Last day to add a class / Last day to drop a class without a "W" grade

February 2: Last day to withdraw from KU with 80% refund

February 6: Optional Practical Training information Session - 11:00 am, Academic Forum, room 102
(snow date is February 8 at 11 am in Academic Forum, room 103)

February 9: Last day to withdraw from KU with 60% refund

February 12: First day May 2018 graduates may apply for post-completion Optional Practical Training

February 16: Last day to withdraw from KU with 50% refund

February 23: Last day to withdraw from KU with 40% refund

March 10-18: Spring Break (No classes, Kutztown University open Monday-Friday)

April 6: Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of "W" (withdraws after this date will receive a "WF" - Withdraw Failing grade)

May 5: Last day of regular classes

May 7-11: Final Exams

May 12: Spring 2018 Commencement (Graduation)

To be announced:

Deadline to request to stay on campus for spring break