Loyola University Chicago Graduate School at the Health Sciences Campus 

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall 2020

July 30-31 

Orientation for new students.                                 

August 1

Last day to file applications for degrees awarded in December 2020.

August 3

Fall 2020 Classes begin.

Late/Change of Registration via LOCUS begins (fee of $50.00 assessed by Bursars Office).

August 9

Late/Change of Registration via LOCUS ends.

Last day to drop classes without a "W" grade.

August 10

Late/Change of Registration at the Graduate School Office, CTRE Rm. 140 begins (fee of $50.00 assessed by Bursars Office).

September 7 

Labor Day - Graduate School Office closed.

October 1

Last day to submit initial format check of Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate School Office, Health Sciences Campus
for the December 2020 degree conferrals. Office staff will check for appropriate formatting. 

November 1

Last day to submit final approved electronic copies of Thesis or Dissertations to the Graduate School Office, Health Sciences
Campus for December 2020 defree conferrals.

November 5

St. Albert's Day Celebration- NO CLASSES

November 25

**Last day to drop classes with a grade of "W".

** = New Modified Date

November 26 -27

Thanksgiving Holiday - NO CLASSES

December 1

Last day to file applications for degrees awarded in May 2021.

December 7

Registration by LOCUS begins for Spring Semester 2021.

December 14-18

Fall Final Examinations.

December 18

End of Fall 2020 Semester.

January 4- May 21

Beginning of Spring 2021 Semester.

February 1

Last day to file applications for degrees awarded in August 2021.

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.

August 1

Last day to file application for December 2021 Degree Conferral.