Academic Calendars


Fall Semester 2018

Fall Semester begins – Monday, August 27, 2018
Registration begins – May 7, 2018
Labor Day (Holiday) – Monday, September 3, 2018
Second Eight Week Classes Begin – Monday, October 22, 2018
Veteran’s Day (Holiday) – Monday, November 12, 2018
Thanksgiving (Holidays) – Thursday, November 22, 2018 – Sunday, November 25, 2018
Last Day of the Semester – Friday, December 14, 2018
Winter Break – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Winter Intersession and Spring Semester 2019

September 10, 2018 – Application period begins
October 29, 2018 – Registration period begins
January 2, 2019 – January 25, 2019 – Winter Intersession
January 21, 2019 –
Martin Luther King Jr. (Holiday)
January 28, 2019 – Spring Semester – First Day of Instruction
February 15, 2019 –
Lincoln’s Day (Holiday)
February 18, 2019 – Washington’s Day (Holiday)
March 25 – 31, 2019 – Spring Break (Holiday) No Classes
April 1, 2019 – Second 8-week Spring classes begin
May 26, 2019 – Last Day of Spring Semester

All dates and hours of operation are subject to change without notice.

Deadlines for refunds, fee cancellations, registration, and withdrawals are different for each course.

For specific course deadlines, please refer to one of the following:

Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill (Available via MyGWC)

Short term classes (any course other than 16wk which would include Winter Intersession Courses and Summer Courses)

  • 10% of the course – Last day to drop for a refund
  • 20% of the course – Last day to drop and not receive a “W”
  • 75% of the course – Last day to drop a course and receive a “W”

Students must officially withdraw from classes either online or in person by the specific deadline for each class. Refer to the Student Class Program/Web Schedule Bill on the Student tab of the MyGWC portal page as drop dates may vary from class to class. It is the student’s responsibility to officially withdraw from classes and to verify all withdrawals by printing the Student Class Program.

For all sessions

  • If a holiday falls on Friday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday, then Saturday and Sunday classes will meet.
  • If a holiday falls on Monday and Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes will not meet.
  • Final exams are held during regular class meeting time during the last week of the semester.
Class Cancellation

College reserves the right to cancel classes. All classes offered are based upon sufficient enrollment to economically warrant them. Classes may be cancelled as a result of low enrollment, State legislation, and financial considerations. When classes are cancelled due to low enrollment, every attempt will be made to help students adjust their academic schedules