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UNC Academic Calendar 2023-2024: Important Dates

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill, UNC, or Carolina), a public university and the oldest public university in the United States, was founded in 1789 by the North Carolina General Assembly.

Located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the university is a member of the Association of American Universities and the Carolina Consortium. UNC-Chapel Hill is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNC-Chapel Hill has been ranked as one of the best public universities in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNC-Chapel Hill as the 5th best public university in the United States and 26th best overall.

The university offers over 700 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The most popular undergraduate majors are business administration, psychology, and biology. The most popular graduate majors are business administration, education, and law.

UNC-Chapel Hill has a strong tradition of public service. The university is home to the Center for Public Service, which offers a variety of programs and opportunities for students to get involved in their communities.

UNC-Chapel Hill is also a major research university. The university has a strong research reputation in a number of fields, including medicine, public health, and the environment.

UNC-Chapel Hill is a beautiful campus with a rich history and tradition. The university is home to many historical buildings, including the Old Chapel, the first public university building in the United States. The campus is also home to a number of museums and libraries.

UNC-Chapel Hill is a great place to learn, grow, and make a difference in the world.

In the UNC academic calendar for 2023–2024, here are the important dates and deadlines. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses a semester system. Fall, Spring, and Summer are the three terms.

UNC academic calendar fall 2023

Check out the important dates and deadlines on the UNC academic calendar for the Fall semester of 2023.

  1. First Year Undergraduate Registration Enrollment Appointments are from July 12, 2023 to August 2, 2023.
  2. Open enrollment for First Year Undergraduate students is on Sunday, August 6, 2023. The First Year Undergraduate maximum credit limit increases to 18 credits. Check out UNC HeelMail.
  3. Waitlist Additions end on Sunday, August 6, 2023. It is the last day for students to add themselves to a class waitlist in ConnectCarolina.
  4. Waitlist additions end for new students on Sunday, August 6, 2023. It is the last day for new students to add themselves to a class waitlist in ConnectCarolina.
  5. Connect Carolina opens for all Undergraduate students on Monday, August 7, 2023.
  6. UNC move in day for fall 2023 is from Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 9 am to Sunday, August 20, 2023, at 5 pm.
  7. Fall 2023 tuition fees are due on Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
  8. UNC New Student Convocation is on Sunday, August 20, 2023. Undergraduate student convocation is held.
  9. UNC Fall 2023 Classes start on Monday, August 21, 2023 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Main campus session A classes begin for all students.
  10. Late Registration begins on Monday, August 21, 2023. A late registration fee is charged for new enrollment.
  11. Friday, August 25, 2023 is the last day for students to add classes to their schedule in ConnectCarolina for Fall 2023. Students should visit the academic department to add courses to their schedule after this date.
  12. Saturday, August 26, 2023 is the Waitlist Purged date on the UNC academic calendar 2023-2024.
  13. The last day for students or schools/dept. to drop a class in ConnectCarolina and reduce course load, with tuition adjusted and no record of the class is Friday, September 1, 2023.
  14. UNC December 2023 Undergraduate Degree Application Closes at 5 P.M. on Friday, September 1, 2023.
  15. The Official University Enrollment Reporting Date (Census Date) is Friday, September 1, 2023 by 5 P.M.
  16. Undergraduate Class Drop (On Record) Period Begins on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
  17. Labor Day holiday is on Monday, September 4, 2023 on the UNC academic calendar 2023-2024. UNC Well-being day is Tuesday, September 5, 2023. There are no Classes are Held on labor day and Well-being day. Classes resume on Wednesday, September 6, 2023.
  18. UNC Well being day also falls on Monday, September 25, 2023. No classes are held.
  19. Graduate and Professional degree application for Fall 2023 closes in ConnectCarolina on Friday, September 29, 2023.
  20. The priority Deadline for Pass/Fail is Friday, October 6, 2023.
  21. University Day is Thursday, October 12, 2023. There are no classes held during the ceremony.
  22. Undergraduate class drop (on record) ends on Friday, October 13, 2023. The last day for undergraduate students to drop classes in ConnectCarolina with a withdrawal grade notation.
  23. Friday, October 13, 2023 is the last day for students to submit class Pass/Fail declarations.
  24. The last day for Graduate and Professional students to drop regularly scheduled classes in ConnectCarolina is Friday, October 13, 2023.
  25. UNC Fall break 2023 is from Thursday, October 19, 2023 to Friday, October 20, 2023. Classes resume on Monday, October 23, 2023, after the Universit of North Carolina fall break 2023.
  26. Prorated Term Withdrawal Ends on Monday, October 23, 2023. It is the last day for students to withdraw from all classes in Fall 2023 and receive a prorated refund.
  27. Graduate Administrative Class Drop Period Ends on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. It is the last day for graduate students to request an administrative drop for regularly scheduled classes.
  28. UNC Thanksgiving break 2023 is from Wednesday, November 22, 2023 to Saturday, November 25, 2023. Classes resume on Monday, November 27, 2023.
  29. Graduate Student ETDs are Due on Sunday, November 26, 2023.
  30. UNC Fall 2023 Classes end on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.
  31. Absences (AB’s) and Incompletes (IN’s) from the previous Fall Semester change to F* for Graduate Students on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 according to UNC academic calendar 2023-2024.
  32. Undergraduate Academic Progress Reports End on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. The undergraduate academic progress reports close in ConnectCarolina on this date.
  33. The class grade roster is available on Thursday, December 7, 2023. Final grade rosters are available in ConnectCarolina for all main campus session A classes. Official final grade rosters are due in ConnectCarolina 72 hours after the scheduled final exam.
  34. Fall 2023 Reading days are Thursday, December 7, 2023, and Wednesday, December 13, 2023.
  35. UNC Fall 2023 final exams are from Friday, December 8, 2023 to Friday, December 15, 2023.
  36. UNC Fall Commencement/graduation 2023 is on Sunday, December 17, 2023.
  37. UNC winter break 2023 is from Monday, December 18, 2023 to Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

UNC academic calendar spring 2024

Check out the important dates and deadlines on the UNC academic calendar for the Spring semester of 2024.

  1. Spring 2024 Pre-Payment Period begins on December 15, 2023; students who are not registered before 5:00 pm must pre-pay or provide proof of financial aid before registering.
  2. Undergraduate Reserve Capacities will be released on January 5, 2024.
  3. UNC Spring 2024 Tuition and Fees are due on January 9, 2024, for all students who have registered before the Billing Date; those who register by the billing date must pay or defer tuition and fees by this date, or their schedule will be canceled, and all their courses dropped.
  4. UNC Spring 2024 classes start on January 10, 2024, for main campus session A classes for all students.
  5. Late Registration begins on January 10, 2024, with a $20 fee charged for late registration.
  6. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday is January 15, 2024, with no classes.
  7. Waitlist Additions end on January 16, 2024, which is the last day for students to add themselves to a class waitlist in ConnectCarolina.
  8. The last day for all students to add a course to their schedule in ConnectCarolina for Spring is January 17, 2024.
  9. Waitlist Purged on January 18, 2024, where students will be moved into any available seats in Spring classes for the last time.
  10. Undergraduate Academic Progress Reports are available to faculty in ConnectCarolina on January 24, 2024.
  11. The undergraduate Class Drop (No Record) Period ends at 5 P.M. on January 24, 2024, which is the last day for students or schools/departments to drop a class in ConnectCarolina and reduce course load, with tuition adjusted and no record of the class.
  12. The last day for schools/departments to add or drop a course for students using the web registration system is January 24, 2024.
  13. The Census Date is on January 24, 2024, marking the official University Enrollment Reporting Date at 5 P.M.
  14. Undergraduate Class Drop (On Record) Period begins on January 25, 2024, where undergraduate students can drop classes in ConnectCarolina, and the class remains on the student record with a withdrawal (W) grade notation.
  15. Well-Being Day is on February 12, 2024, and February 13, 2024. There are no classes held.
  16. UNC 2024 Graduation Application for Commencement Program is on February 16, 2024; it is the undergraduate, graduate, and professional students’ graduation application priority deadline for the Commencement Program at 5 P.M.
  17. March 1, 2024, is the Priority Deadline for Pass/Fail.
  18. The last Day for Graduate, Post-Baccalaureate, and Professional Students to Drop Regularly Scheduled Classes in ConnectCarolina is on March 6, 2024.
  19. Class Pass/Fail Declarations must be submitted by students by March 8, 2024.
  20. According to UNC academic calendar 2023-2024, March 8, 2024, is the Last Day for all undergraduate students to drop courses in ConnectCarolina; drops processed between weeks 3-8 remain on the student record with a grade notation of “W”.
  21. UNC Spring Break 2024 is from March 9, 2024, to March 17, 2024. Classes resume on March 18, 2024, after UNC-Chapel Hill Spring Break 2024.
  22. Prorated Term Withdrawal Ends on March 13, 2024, which is the last day for students to withdraw from all classes in Spring 2024 and receive a prorated refund.
  23. Well-Being Day is held on March 28, 2024. There are no classes.
  24. March 29, 2024, is a holiday with no classes held.
  25. The End of Academic Progress Report Period is on March 29, 2024; Undergraduate Academic Progress Reports are closed in ConnectCarolina.
  26. The Graduate Administrative Class Drop Period Ends on April 16, 2024; it is the last day for graduate students to request an administrative drop for regularly scheduled classes.
  27. Graduate Student Dissertations and Theses Due on April 18, 2024; graduate student electronic dissertations and theses for Spring degree candidates must be submitted to the Graduate School by 4 P.M. for review and approval.
  28. Absences (ABs) and Incompletes (INs) from Fall 2022 change to F* for Graduate Students on April 30, 2024.
  29. The end of Spring 2024 Semester Classes is April 30, 2024.
  30. Official Class and Grade Rosters are available online on May 1, 2024; official Grade Rosters are due to the University Registrar’s office 72 hours after the exam is given.
  31. Reading Days are on May 1, 2024, May 4, 2024, May 8, 2024.
  32. UNC Spring 2024 Semester Examination Days begin on May 2, 2024, and end on May 10, 2024.
  33. Absences (ABs) and Incompletes (INs) from the prior term (Fall 2023) change to F* for Undergraduate Students on May 10, 2024.
  34. UNC Spring 2024 Commencement is on May 11, 2024.
  35. The degree Award Date is recorded for Spring degree recipients on May 11, 2024.

Visit the University of North Carolina registrar page for more on UNC academic calendar.