Loyola University Maryland

International Student Services

International Student Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Semester

March 1 Applications due for Fall 2018 and full academic year 
(Exchanges only)
 June 8  Fall 2018 Acceptance Letters and Form I-20 visa documentation mailed
(if application is complete)
 August 28

  Report date for Exchange Students for Fall semester
-This is the only day that students will be allowed to move into their campus housing.
-Baltimore Airport and Train Station pick-ups will ONLY occur on this day.

 August 29-31  International Student Orientation (mandatory)
     
 September 3  Labor Day, no classes
 September 4  Fall Classes Begin
 September 4-7 Drop/Add Period - Late Registration
 October 1 Applications due for Spring 2018 semester
(Exchanges only)  
 October 19  Mid-semester Holiday 
 November 9  Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"
 November 21-November 25  Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes
 November 26  Classes Resume
 December 5 Spring 2018 Acceptance Letters and Form I-20 Visa documents  mailed
(if application is completed by October 1)
 December 10  Last day of classes for Fall semester
 December 11  Study Day
 December 12-20  Exams (no exams on Sundays)
 December 20  Close of Fall semester. All students must check out of housing.
 December 24-January 1  Winter/Christmas Break, University Closed

Spring 2018 Semester

January 10  Report date for all new exchange students
-This is the only day that students will be allowed to move into their campus housing.
-Baltimore Airport and Train Station pick-ups will ONLY occur on this day.
January 11-12
 Spring Orientation for new International Students (mandatory) 
-Held from 9:00 am-5:00 pm
-International Student Shopping Shuttle in the evening (optional)

January 14

Arrival date for returning students 

January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed, No Classes)
January 16 Classes Begin
January 16-19
Late Registration-In-Person Course Add/Drop Period
-Graduate students will need to check their academic calendar on the Records Office webpage
 March 1 Applications due for Fall 2018 and full academic year
(Exchanges only)
March 5-11 Spring Holiday Break (No Classes)
March 12 Classes Resume
March 29 - April 2
Easter Holiday (No Classes)
April 3
Classes Resume
April 3
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"
-Graduate students will need to check their academic calendar on the Records Office webpage
April 30 Last day of classes for Spring semester 
May 1 Study Day
May 2-10  Exams (no exams on Sundays)
May 11 Close of Spring semester.  All students must checkout of housing.

**Day-trips will run on 3 Saturdays in each semester. Dates to be announced at orientation.**