Calendars and Final Examination Schedules

      Academic Calendar Fall 2023- Spring 2024

(Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so)

The RELLIS off-campus instructional site follows a different academic calendar.  The calendar can be accessed on the RELLIS page.

*Calendar subject to change as state, system, and local guidelines evolve in relation to COVID.  Any updates will be posted at https://www.tarleton.edu/covid/*

Event Fall Spring
2023 2024
REGISTRATION
Priority Registration*, Graduate, Doctoral March 1 October 9
Seniors March 3 October 11
Juniors March 6 October 13
Sophomores March 8 October 16
Freshman/Post-Baccalaureate March 10 October 18
TUITION AND FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE August 17 January 4
CLASSES BEGIN
16 week & 1st 8 week Classes Begin August 24 January 11
Late Registration and Add/Drop August 24-30 January 11-19
2nd 8 week Classes Begin October 18 March 6
2nd 8 week Late Registration and Add/Drop October 18-19 March 6-7
3 week "Winter Mini" December 19
DROP WITH NO RECORD (CENSUS)
16 week September 11 January 29
1st 8 week August 31 January 19
2nd 8 week October 27 March 13
3 week "Winter Mini" December 20
Q DROP DEADLINE
16 week November 10 March 22
1st 8 week September 29 February 16
2nd 8 week November 22 April 12
3 week "Winter Mini" January 5
WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
16 week November 17 April 5
1st 8 week October 6 February 23
2nd 8 week November 27 April 19
3 week "Winter Mini" January 5
MIDTERM GRADES DUE
16 week October 30 March 11
1st 8 week September 25 February 12
2nd 8 week November 17 April 8
FINAL EXAMS BEGIN
16 week December 7 May 2
1st 8 week October 17 March 5
2nd 8 week December 13 May 8
3 week "Winter Mini" January 8
FINAL GRADES
1st 8 week grades due October 18 by 5 pm March 6 by 5 pm
3 Week "Winter Mini" January 16 by 5 pm
All grades due December 18 by 12 pm Noon May 13 by 12 pm Noon
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Graduation Application Deadlines July 15 - September 15 November 15 - January 15
Commencement Weekend December 15 - 16 May 10 - 11
HOLIDAY AND VACATION DAYS (NO CLASSES)
Labor Day (No classes - University Open) September 4
No Classes - University Open November 22
Thanksgiving (University closed) November 23-25
Winter Break (University closed) December 25-January 1
Martin Luther King Day (University closed) January 15
Spring Break March 11 - 16 (No Classes) University Closed March 15
No Classes March 29 - April 1

​*Honors, Veterans, NCAA Athletes, Marching Band, Texan Reps, Diplomats, Corps of Cadets

Fall Semester 2023- Final Examination Schedule - Stephenville

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue Dec 5 Last Class Day
Wed Dec 6 Reading Day
Thur Dec 7 TR 9:25 am and T 9:25 am MWF 11:00 am, MW 11:00 am and M 11:00 am TR 12:15 pm and T 12:15pm All Freshman English R 5:15pm or later; TR 4:30 pm, and TR 6:15pm
Fri Dec 8 TR 3:05 pm and T 3:05 pm TR 10:50 am and T 10:50 am Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule MATH 2412 and all other times not listed on exam schedule W 5:00 pm or later and MW 7:30 pm
Mon Dec 11 MWF 9:00am, MW 9:00am, and M 9:00am MWF 2:00 pm, MW 2:00 pm and M 2:00 pm MWF 10:00 am, MW 10:00 am, and M 10:00 am CHEM 1311/1111, CHEM 1312/1112, MATH 1342 M 5:00 pm or later and MW 6:00pm
Tue Dec 12 TR 8:00 am and T 8:00 am MWF 12:00 pm, MW 12:00 pm and M 12:00 pm TR 1:40 pm and T 1:40 pm All MATH 1314 T 5:15pm or later and TR 7:45pm
Wed Dec 13 MWF 8:00 am, MW 8:00 am, and M 8:00 am MWF 1:00 pm, MW 1:00 pm and M 1:00 pm

Fall Semester 2023 – Final Examination Schedule – Fort Worth

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue Dec 5 Last Class Day
Wed Dec 6 Reading Day
Thur Dec 7 R 8:00-10:50 am TR 9:30-10:50 am M 11:00-1:30 pm MW 11:00-12:20 pm T 2:00-4:30 pm TR 2:00-3:20 pm R 6:30-9:00 pm TR 6:30-7:50 pm
Fri Dec 8 R 2:00-4:30 pm TR 3:30-4:50 pm T 11:00-1:30 pm TR 11:00-12:20 pm Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule All other times not listed on exam schedule W 6:30-9:00 pm MW 6:30-7:50 pm
Mon Dec 11 M 8:00-10:50 am MW 8:00-9:20 am M 2:00-4:30 pm MW 2:00-3:20 pm W 11:00-1:30 pm MW 12:30-1:50 pm MW 5:00-6:20 pm M 6:30-9:00 pm
Tue Dec 12 T 8:00-10:50 am TR 8:00-9:20 am R 11:00-1:30 pm TR 12:30-1:50 pm All other times not listed on exam schedule TR 5:00-6:20 pm T 6:30-9:00 pm
Wed Dec 13 W 8:00-10:50 am MW 9:30-10:50 am W 2:00-4:30 pm MW 3:30-4:50 pm

Final Examinations are to be given only on scheduled examination days as printed on the Final Examination Schedule. At locations other than Stephenville, Fort Worth and online courses, the final examination will be given at a time designated by the instructor.

Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request of his/her instructors to take one of the final examinations on another day during the Final Examination Schedule.

Spring Semester 2024 – Final Examination Schedule – Stephenville

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue Apr 30 Last Class Day
Wed May 1 Reading Day
Thur May 2 TR 9:25 am and T 9:25 am MWF 11:00 am, MW 11:00 am and M 11:00 am TR 12:15 pm and T 12:15pm All Freshman English R 5:15pm or later; TR 4:30 pm, and TR 6:15pm
Fri May 3 TR 3:05 pm and T 3:05 pm TR 10:50 am and T 10:50 am Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule MATH 2412 and all other times not listed on exam schedule W 5:00 pm or later and MW 7:30 pm
Mon May 6 MWF 9:00am, MW 9:00am, and M 9:00am MWF 2:00 pm, MW 2:00 pm and M 2:00 pm MWF 10:00 am, MW 10:00 am, and M 10:00 am CHEM 1311/1111, CHEM 1312/1112, MATH 1342 M 5:00 pm or later and MW 6:00pm
Tue May 7 TR 8:00 am and T 8:00 am MWF 12:00 pm, MW 12:00 pm and M 12:00 pm TR 1:40 pm and T 1:40 pm All MATH 1314 T 5:15pm or later and TR 7:45pm
Wed May 8 MWF 8:00 am, MW 8:00 am, and M 8:00 am MWF 1:00 pm, MW 1:00 pm and M 1:00 pm

Spring Semester 2024 – Final Examination Schedule – Fort Worth

Exam Date 8:00am - 10:00am 10:30am - 12:30pm 1:00pm - 3:00pm 3:30pm - 5:30pm 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tue Apr 30 Last Class Day
Wed May 1 Reading Day
Thur May 2 R 8:00-10:50 am TR 9:30-10:50 am M 11:00-1:30 pm MW 11:00-12:20 pm T 2:00-4:30 pm TR 2:00-3:20 pm R 6:30-9:00 pm TR 6:30-7:50 pm
Fri May 3 R 2:00-4:30 pm TR 3:30-4:50 pm T 11:00-1:30 pm TR 11:00-12:20 pm Other MWF, MW, WF, MF, M, W and F times not listed on exam schedule All other times not listed on exam schedule W 6:30-9:00 pm MW 6:30-7:50 pm
Mon May 6 M 8:00-10:50 am MW 8:00-9:20 am M 2:00-4:30 pm MW 2:00-3:20 pm W 11:00-1:30 pm MW 12:30-1:50 pm MW 5:00-6:20 pm M 6:30-9:00 pm
Tue May 7 T 8:00-10:50 am TR 8:00-9:20 am R 11:00-1:30 pm TR 12:30-1:50 pm All other times not listed on exam schedule TR 5:00-6:20 pm T 6:30-9:00 pm
Wed May 8 W 8:00-10:50 am MW 9:30-10:50 am W 2:00-4:30 pm MW 3:30-4:50 pm

Final Examinations are to be given only on scheduled examination days as printed on the Final Examination Schedule. At locations other than Stephenville, Fort Worth and online courses, the final examination will be given at a time designated by the instructor.

Any student with three or more final examinations on the same day may request of his/her instructors to take one of the final examinations on another day during the Final Examination Schedule.

Academic Calendar Summer 2024
(Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so)

Event Date
Summer 2024
REGISTRATION
Graduate, Doctoral February 29
Priority Registration* March 1
Seniors March 5
Juniors March 6
Sophomores March 7
Freshman/Post-Baccalaureate March 8
TUITION AND PAYMENT DEADLINE May 7
CLASSES BEGIN
1st 5 week, 1st 10 week May 20
1st 5 week, 1st 10 week Late Registration and Add/Drop May 20-22
2nd 5 week June 24
2nd 5 week Late Registration and Add/Drop June 24-26
8 week June 3
8 week Late Registration and Add/Drop June 3-5
DROP WITH NO RECORD (CENSUS)
1st 5 week May 23
10 week May 29
2nd 5 week June 27
8 week June 10
Q DROP DEADLINE
1st 5 week June 7
10 week June 28
2nd 5 week July 12
8 week July 5
WITHDRAWAL "W" DEADLINE
1st 5 week June 14
10 week July 12
2nd 5 week July 19
8 week July 12
LAST CLASS DAY (finals held on last class day)
1st 5 week June 21
2nd 5 week July 25
10 week July 25
8 week July 25
FINAL GRADES
All grades due July 29 by 12 pm
Grades due 5 days after Finals for each part of term
All remaining grades due July 29 by 12 pm
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Graduation Application Deadlines April 15 - June 15
Commencement Weekend July 26-27
SUMMER HOLIDAY (NO CLASSES)
Memorial Day (University closed) May 27
Emancipation Day (University closed) June 19
Independence Day (University closed) July 4

​*Honors, Veterans, NCAA Athletes, Marching Band, Texan Reps, Diplomats, Corps of Cadets

2023-2024 Event Calendar
(Dates pertain to the semester in which they appear below)

Deadlines and General Dates Fall Spring Summer
2023 2024 2024
Course Evaluations TBA TBA TBA
First Destination Survey November 27 April 22 July 22
Undergraduate Admission Application Deadline for Freshman August 1 December 1 June 1
Undergraduate Admission Application Deadline for Transfer/Readmit October 1 March 1 July 1
Undergraduate Admission Application Deadline for International Freshman and Transfer Students June 15 November 1 March 15
Scholarship Application Priority Deadline administered by the University Scholarship Committee February 15 December 1
Last Day to apply to the Teacher Education Program October 15 February 15 July 1
Last Day to apply for Clinical Teaching September 30 February 2
Restricted Activities Begin December 5-13 April 30 - May 8
Service and Maintenance of electronic systems December 26-30 May 16-17 August 4-6
University Events
Service and Leadership Day; classes dismissed between 7 am and 5 pm March 21
Official University Ring Ceremony September 22
Family Weekend September 23
Homecoming October 21
College of Graduate Studies
Deadline for submissions of the defended, final, committee-approved theses/dissertations to ProQuest and signed Thesis/Dissertation Format checklist to the College of Graduate Studies November 1 April 1 July 1
Comprehensive Assessment results due to College of Graduate Studies November 15 April 15 July 15
Residential Living and Learning
Housing Application opens for incoming new and transfer students September 1 September 1 February 1
Residence Halls close at 10 am for term (exceptions for graduating seniors) December 14 May 9
Commencement
Graduation Ceremonies December 15 - 16 May 10 - 11 July 26 - 27
New Student Programs
Dates below are for the upcoming Fall 2024 term
Texan Orientation March 23
Texan Orientation April 6
Texan Orientation April 13
Texan Orientation May 17
Texan Orientation May 18
Texan Orientation June 21
Texan Orientation June 22
Texan Orientation June 28
Texan Orientation June 29
Texan Orientation July 12
Transfer Takeover July 13
Texan Orientation July 19
Duck Camps - FALL 2024
Duck Camp 1 TBD
Duck Camp 2 TBD
Duck Camp 3 TBD
Duck Camp4 TBD
New Student Move-In August 15-18
Transition Week August 18-21
Texan Camp TBD
Freshman Convocation and Candle Lighting Ceremony August 21