Academic calendar

The current and official academic calendar for UALR is maintained by the Office of Records and Registration. For information regarding the payment dates for each semester, please visit the Bursar’s Office website.

Spring Summer Fall

Previous year calendars


Summer 2016

Registration Dates

Priority Registration by class standing Mar. 28 – Apr. 1
 -Grad/Post-Bacc/Senior Mar. 28 – Mar. 29
 -Juniors Mar. 30
 -Sophomores Mar. 31
 -Freshmen Apr. 1
Early Registration For All Students Apr. 2 – May 15
10 Week Term
-Regular Registration May 16 – 22,
-Late Registration May 23-24, by 4p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration May 20 – 24, by 4 p.m.
8 Week Term
-Regular Registration May 16 – June 5
-Late Registration Jun. 6 -7 , by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Jun. 3 -7 , by 4 p.m.
First 5 Week Term
-Regular Registration May 16 – 22
– Late Registration May 24, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration May 20 – 24, by 4 p.m.
Second 5 Week Term
-Regular Registration May 16 – Jul. 4
– Late Registration Jul. 5 – 6, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Jul. 1 – 6, by 4 p.m.

Special Groups* include benefits eligible Military/Veterans, Donaghey Scholars, Athletes, and Science Scholars

General Dates

Undergrad Admission Application Deadline Please visit the Office of Admission’s website.
University Closed (Memorial Day) May 30
University Closed (Independence Day ) Jul. 4
Graduation Application Due Jul. 8
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in Spring 2016 (Full Term) Aug. 12

Deadlines to Remove Incomplete Grade Received in Summer 2016

Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 10 Week Term Nov. 3, 2016
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in First 5 Week Term Sep. 25, 2016
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in Second 5 Week Term Nov. 8, 2016
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 8 Week Term Nov. 1, 2016


All terms with a May 23 start date

Summer 1 - 10-Week Term - May 23 - Aug. 2

Regular Registration May 16 – 22
Senior Citizen Registration May 20 – 24, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin May 23
Late Registration May 23- 24, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Jun. 30, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Aug. 1 , by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Aug. 2
Final Exams Aug. 2
Grades Due Aug. 4, by 12 noon


Summer 2 - First 5-Week Term - May 23 - Jun. 27

Regular Registration May 16 – 22
Senior Citizen Registration May 20 – 24, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin May 23
Late Registration May 23- 24, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Jun. 10, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Jun. 24 , by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Jun. 27
Final Exams Jun. 27
Grades Due Jun. 29 , by 12 noon

All terms with a Jun. 6 start date

Summer 3 - 8 Week Term - Jun. 6 - Aug. 1

Regular Registration May 18 – Jun. 5
Senior Citizen Registration Jun. 3 -7 , by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Jun. 6
Late Registration Jun. 6 -7, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Jul. 6, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Jul. 29 , by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Aug. 1
Final Exams Aug. 1
Grades Due Aug. 3 , by 12 noon


All terms with a Jul. 5 start date

Summer 4 - Second 5-Week Term - Jul. 5 - Aug. 8

Regular Registration May 18 – Jul. 4.
Senior Citizen Registration Jul. 1 – 6, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Jul. 5
Late Registration Jul. 5 – 6, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Jul. 22, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Aug. 5 , by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Aug 8
Final Exams Aug 8
Grades Due Aug. 10, by 12 noon


Fall 2016

Registration Dates

 Priority Registration by class standing Mar. 28  – Apr. 1
-Grad/Post Bacc/Seniors Mar. 28 – Mar. 29
-Juniors Mar. 30
-Sophomores Mar. 31
-Freshmen Apr. 1
Early Registration For All Students Apr. 1 – Aug. 9
Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
Full Term Late Registration Aug. 17 – 23, by 4 p.m.
First 10 Week Term – 101 
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
-Late Registration Aug. 17 – 23, by 4 p.m.
Second 10 Week Term – 102
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Sep. 25
-Late Registration Sep. 26 – Sep. 30, by 4 p.m.
First 8 Week Term – 810
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
-Late Registration Aug. 17 – 19, by 4 p.m.
Second 8 Week Term – 820
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Oct. 16
-Late Registration Oct. 17 – 19, by 4 p.m.
First 5 Week Term – 510
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
-Late Registration Aug. 17 – 18, by 4 p.m.
Second 5 Week Term – 520
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Sep. 25
-Late Registration Sep. 26 – Sep 27, by 4 p.m.
Third 5 Week Term – 530
-Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Nov. 6
-Late Registration Nov. 7 – Nov. 8, by 4 p.m.

For Senior Citizen Registration Dates please see Parts of Term Below.

General Dates

Undergrad Admission Application Deadline Please visit the Office of Admission’s website.
University Closed (Labor Day Holiday) Sep. 5
Graduation Application Due Oct. 7
Midterm Grade Entry Open Oct. 3
GradFest (DSC Lower Level) TBA
Grad Info Session (Auditorium on 1st floor – SSC) Nov. 16 Noon and 5 p.m.
No Classes Nov. 23
University Closed (Thanksgiving Break) Nov. 24 – 27
Commencement Dec. 17


All terms with an August 17 start date

Full Term (regular semester - 1) Aug. 17 - Dec. 13

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
Senior Citizen Registration Aug. 16 – 23, by 4 p.m
Classes Begin Aug. 17
Late Registration Aug. 17 – 23, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Oct. 13, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Dec. 5
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Dec. 5, by 5 p.m.
Consultation Day Dec. 6
Final Exams Dec. 6 – Dec. 13
Grades Due Dec. 16, by 12 noon

First 10-Week Term (101) - Aug. 17 - Oct. 26

Regular Registration Aug. 10- 16
Senior Citizen Registration Aug. 16 – 23, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Aug. 17
Late Registration Aug. 17 – Aug. 23, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Sep. 23, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Oct. 25, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Oct. 25
Final Exams Oct. 26
Grades Due Oct. 28, by 12 noon

First 8-Week Term (810) - Aug. 17 - Oct. 12

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
Senior Citizen Registration Aug. 16 – 19, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Aug. 17
Late Registration Aug. 17 – 19, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Sep. 16, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Oct. 11, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Oct. 12
Final Exams Oct. 12
Grades Due Oct. 14, by 12 noon

First 5-Week Term (510) - Aug. 17 – Sep. 21

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – 16
Senior Citizen Registration Aug. 16 – 18, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Aug. 17
Late Registration Aug. 17 – 18, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Sep. 6, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Sep. 20, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Sep. 21
Final Exams Sep. 21
Grades Due Sep. 23, by 12 noon

All terms with a September 26 start date

Second 10-Week Term (102) - Sep. 26 - Dec. 7

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Sep. 25
Senior Citizen Registration Sep. 25 –  Sep. 30, by 4 p.m
Classes Begin Sep. 26
Late Registration Sep. 26 – Sep. 30, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Nov. 2, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Dec. 6, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Dec. 7
Final Exams Dec. 7
Grades Due Dec. 9, by 12 noon

Second 5-Week Term (520) - Sep. 26 – Oct. 28

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Sep. 25
Senior Citizen Registration Sep. 25 – Sep. 27, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Sep. 26
Late Registration Sep. 26 – Sep 27, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Oct. 13, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Oct. 27 , by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Oct. 28
Final Exams Oct. 28
Grades Due Nov. 1, by 12 noon

All terms with an October 17 start date

Second 8-Week Term (820) - Oct. 17 - Dec. 14

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Oct. 16
Senior Citizen Registration Oct. 16 – 19, by 4 p.m
Classes Begin Oct. 17
Late Registration Oct. 17 – 19, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Nov. 15, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Dec. 13, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Dec. 14
Final Exams Dec. 14
Grades Due Dec. 16, by 12 noon

All terms with a November 7 start date

Third 5-Week Term (530) - Nov. 7- Dec. 14

Regular Registration Aug. 10 – Nov. 6
Senior Citizen Registration Nov. 6 – Nov. 8, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Nov. 7
Late Registration Nov. 7 – Nov. 8, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Nov. 29, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Dec. 13, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Dec. 14
Final Exams Dec. 14
Grades Due Dec. 16, by 12 noon


Spring 2017

Registration Dates

Grad/Post-Bacc/Senior/Special Groups* Priority Registration Nov. 2
Priority Registration For Juniors Nov. 4
Priority Registration For Sophomores Nov. 5
Priority Registration For Freshmen Nov. 6
Priority Registration For All Students Nov. 7 – Jan. 3, 2017
Regular Registration For All Students Jan. 4 – Jan. 10, 2017
Late Registration For All Students Jan. 11 – 15, by 4 p.m.
Full Term – 1
-Regular Registration Jan 4 – 10
-Late Registration Jan 11 – Jan. 15, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 8 – Jan. 15 by 4 p.m.
First 10 Week Term – 101
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Jan. 10
-Late Registration Jan. 11- Jan. 13 by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 8 – Jan. 13 by 4 p.m.
Second 10 Week Term – 102
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Feb. 19
-Late Registration Feb. 22 – Feb. 24, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Feb. 19 – Feb. 24, by 4 p.m.
First 8 Week Term – 810
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Jan. 10
-Late Registration Jan 11 – Jan. 13, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 8 – Jan. 13 by 4 p.m.
Second 8 Week Term – 820
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Mar. 14
-Late Registration Mar. 14 – Mar. 16, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Mar. 11 – Mar. 16 by 4 p.m.
First 5 Week Term – 510
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Jan. 10
-Late Registration Jan 11 – Jan. 12, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 8 – Jan. 12 by 4 p.m.
Second 5 Week Term – 520
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Feb. 21
-Late Registration Feb. 22 – Feb. 23 , by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Feb. 19 – Feb. 23, by 4 p.m.
Third 5 Week Term – 530
-Regular Registration Jan. 4 – Apr. 8
-Late Registration Apr. 11 – Apr. 12, by 4 p.m.
Senior Citizen Registration Apr. 8 – Apr. 12, by 4 p.m.

Special Groups* include benefits eligible Military/Veterans, Donaghey Scholars, Athletes, and Science Scholars

General Dates

Undergrad Admission Application Deadline Please visit the Office of Admission’s website.
University Closed (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) Jan. 16
Mid-Term Grade Entry Feb. 20 – Mar. 3
Graduation Application Due Mar. 10
GradFest (DSC Lower Level) Mar. 8 & Mar. 9 (11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Spring Break Mar. 20 – Mar. 26 (University Closed Mar. 24)
Commencement Information Sessions (Location – TBA) Apr. 19 (Noon and 5 p.m.)
Commencement May 13 (9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.)

Deadlines to Remove Incomplete Grade Received in Spring 2017

Last Day to Remove “I” Received in Full Term Aug. 10, 2017
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 1st 10 Week Term Jun. 27, 2017
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 2nd 10 Week Term Aug. 7, 2017
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 1st 8 Week Term Jun. 6 2017
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 2nd 8 Week Term Aug. 14, 2017
Last Day to Remove “I”Received in 1st 5 Week Term May 16, 2017
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 2nd 5 Week Term Jul. 3, 2017
Last Day to Remove “I” Received in 3rd 5 Week Term Aug. 14, 2017

All terms with a Jan. 11 start date

Spring Full Term (regular semester - 1) Jan. 9 - May 9

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Jan. 8
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 6 – Jan. 13, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Late Registration Jan. 9 – Jan. 13, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Jan. 14
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Mar. 7, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class May 1
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes May 1, by 5 p.m.
Consultation Day May 2
Final Exams May 2 – May 9
Grades Due May 12, by 12 noon

First 10-Week Term (101) - Jan. 9 - Mar. 27

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Jan. 8
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 6 – Jan. 13, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Late Registration Jan. 9 – Jan. 12, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Jan. 14
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Feb. 16, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Mar. 23, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Mar. 27
Final Exams Mar. 27
Grades Due Mar. 29, by 12 noon

First 8-Week Term (810) - Jan. 9 - Mar. 6

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Jan. 8
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 6 – Jan. 11, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Late Registration Jan. 9 – Jan. 11, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Jan. 14
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Feb. 8, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Mar. 3, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Mar. 6
Final Exams Mar. 6
Grades Due Mar. 8, by 12 noon

First 5-Week Term (510) - Jan. 9 - Feb. 13

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Jan. 8
Senior Citizen Registration Jan. 6 – Jan. 10, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Late Registration Jan. 9 – Jan. 10, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Jan. 14
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Jan. 27, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Feb. 10, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Feb. 13
Final Exams Feb. 13
Grades Due Feb. 15, by 12 noon

All terms with a Feb. 22 start date

Second 10-Week Term (102) - Feb. 20 - May 5

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Feb. 19
Senior Citizen Registration Feb. 17 – Feb. 23, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Feb. 20
Late Registration Feb. 20 – Feb. 23, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Feb. 25
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Apr. 5, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes May 4, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class May 5
Final Exams May 5
Grades Due May 9, by 12 noon

Second 5-Week Term (520) - Feb. 20 - Mar. 31

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Feb. 19
Senior Citizen Registration Feb. 17 – Feb. 21, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Feb. 20
Late Registration Feb. 20 – Feb. 21, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Feb. 25
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Mar. 9, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes Mar. 30, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class Mar. 31
Final Exams Mar. 31
Grades Due Apr. 4, by 12 noon

All terms with a Mar. 14 start date

Second 8-Week Term (820) - Mar. 13 - May 12

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Mar. 12
Senior Citizen Registration Mar. 10 – Mar. 15, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Mar. 13
Late Registration Mar. 13 – Mar. 15, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Mar. 18
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Apr. 18, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes May 11, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class May 12
Final Exams May 12
Grades Due May 16, by 12 noon

All terms with an Apr. 11 start date

Third 5-Week Term (530) - Apr. 10 - May 12

Regular Registration Jan. 2 – Apr. 9
Senior Citizen Registration Apr. 7 – Apr. 11, by 4 p.m.
Classes Begin Apr. 10
Late Registration Apr. 10 – Apr. 11, by 4 p.m.
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 100% Refund; Last Day to Change Audit Status For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Saturday Classes Begin Apr. 15
Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for 50% Refund For payment dates or refund schedule please visit the Bursar’s Office Website.
Last Day to Drop an Individual Class Apr. 27, by 5 p.m.
Last Day to Withdraw From All Classes May 11, by 5 p.m.
Last Day of Class May 12
Final Exams May 12
Grades Due May 16, by 12 noon