Loyola University Chicago Graduate School at the Health Sciences Campus 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Spring 2021

January 4

Classes begin.

Late/Change of Registration via LOCUS begins (Fee of $50.00 assessed by Bursar's Office)

January 10

Late/Change of Registration via LOCUS ends.

Last day to withdraw without a grade of "W".

January 11

Late/Change of Registration at the Graduate School Office, CTRE, Rm. 140 begins (Fee of $50.00 assessed by Bursar’s Office)

February 1

Last day for filing applications for Degrees to be awarded in August 2021.

March 1

Last day to submit  format check of initial  draft of Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate School Office, for the May 2021 Degree Conferral.

March 29

Last day (5:00 p.m.) to withdraw with a grade of “W.” After this date, the penalty grade of “WF” is assigned.

April 1

Last day to submit final approved copy of Thesis/Dissertation for May 2021 Degree Conferral.
(All other degree requirements MUST be met by this date, excluding pending Spring Semester final grades)


Last day for approved thesis proposals to be on file in GSPS for August graduate to participate in the May Commencement Ceremony.

April 24
(by noon)

For August Degree Conferrals - Dissertation defense ballots are due to the Graduate School by noon to walk in May 2021 Commencement Ceremony.

May 11, 2021

The Graduate School’s Annual Commencement Ceremony, will be hosted virtually at www.luc.edu/commencement

May 17-21

Final exams.

May 21

End of Semester.

June 1

Last day to submit format check of initial draft of Thesis or Dissertation for the August 2021 Degree Conferral.

July 1

Last day to submit final approved copy of Thesis/Dissertation for August 2021 Degree Conferral.

July 9

Registration via LOCUS begins for Fall Semester 2021.

July 29

New Student Orientation.

August 1

Last day to file application for December 2021 Degree Conferral.

August 2

First day of classes Fall 2021.