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Important Winter Quarter Dates and Deadlines for Graduate Students

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Thursday, January 3, 2019 (All day)

Happy new year! The UC Davis Graduate Studies offices reopened yesterday (January 2) and our academic services team has resumed regular drop-in hours. Winter Quarter officially begins at UC Davis on Friday, January 4, with class instruction starting on following Monday, January 7. 

Please note the following important dates and deadlines scheduled for the upcoming quarter. 

General Academic Dates

  • Winter Quarter Begins - January 4
  • Instruction Begins - January 7
  • Last Day for Late Registration - January 18
  • Last Day to Add Courses - January 23
  • Instruction Ends - March 15
  • Winter Quarter Diploma Date - March 22
  • Winter Quarter Ends - March 22

University Holidays

The Graduate Studies offices will be closed on the following days in accordance with university holidays. 

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - January 21
  • Presidents' Day - February 18 

Filing Deadlines for Intended Winter Quarter Graduation

  • Suggested Date Filing Thesis or Dissertation - January 4
  • Final Deadline for Filing Thesis or Dissertation - March 8
  • Final Day for Final or Comp. Examination - March 22
  • Filing Fee Deadline to Graduate - March 27
  • Final Quarter Deadline to Graduate - March 27

A full list of academic dates and deadlines for the 2018-2019 academic year can be found on the Graduate Studies dates and deadlines page. If you have any question, please contact your student affairs officers or call (530) 752-0650.


About Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at UC Davis includes over 100 dynamic degree programs and a diverse and interactive student body from around the world. Known for our state-of-the-art research facilities, productive laboratories and progressive spirit – UC Davis offers collaborative and interdisciplinary curricula through graduate groups and designated emphasis options, bringing students and faculty of different academic disciplines together to address real-world challenges.

UC Davis graduate students and postdoctoral scholars become leaders in their fields: researchers, teachers, politicians, mentors and entrepreneurs. They go on to guide, define and impact change within our global community.

For information on Graduate Studies’ current strategic initiatives, visit the Graduate Studies strategic plan page.