Winter 2024 Academic Calendar Download Calendar

Event Date
Registration Drop and Add March 20 - January 12
Payment Deadline December 15 by 5:00 pm
Classes Begin January 8
Last Day to Add, Register, or Pay January 12 by 5:00 pm
100% Tuition Refund Deadline January 12 by 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Recess January 15
75% Tuition Refund Deadline February 2 by 5:00 pm
Credit/No Credit Deadline February 2 by 5:00 pm
Mid-term Evaluations February 19-23
Mid-term Grades Due from Faculty February 27 by 12:00 pm
Mid-term Grades Available to Students February 29
Spring Break March 3-10
Withdraw with a "W" Grade Deadline March 22 by 5:00 pm
Classes End April 20
Examination Week April 20-27
Commencement April 26-27
Semester Ends April 27
Grades Due from Faculty April 30 by 12:00 pm
Grades Available to Students May 2

The posted refund deadlines apply to courses that meet the entire semester/session. Classes that meet for only part of the session/semester have different refund deadlines. Those refund deadlines can be found by using the searchable course schedule or by contacting the Registrar’s Office at (616) 331-3327 or email [email protected].

For any course, the credit/no credit deadline is the same as the 100% tuition refund deadline for that course.

Tuition refunds are based on the difference between the amount paid and the amount due for credits remaining after courses are dropped. The block tuition rate may result in a smaller or no refund being available for dropping a course. The Tuition Refund Calculation page has additional information and examples. Please contact the Registrar's Office for more information.

Visit our calendars page for past and future semester dates and a printer-friendly version of the registration calendar.

Grand Valley State University offers students the ability to take 15 credits for the same cost as 12 credits

Winter 2024 Grading Deadlines Download Calendar

Event Date
Grading Period 1 January 30
Classes Ending by Saturday, January 27 (Parts of Term: A1, A3, C1, P1). January 30 by 12:00 pm
Grading Period 2 February 27
Midterm Grades February 27 by 12:00 pm
Classes Ending by Saturday, February 24 (Parts of Term: A5, A6, D3, E1, E3, and G1). February 27 by 12:00 pm
Grading Period 3 April 9
Classes Ending by Saturday, April 6 (Parts of Term: A7, A9, A10, B10, E7, F3, F5, I1, I3, and K1). April 9 by 12:00 pm
Grading Period 4 April 30
Full Term Grades April 30 by 12:00 pm
Classes Ending by Saturday, April 27 (Parts of Term: 1, C12, D9, E10, F9, F14, G8, H7, I6, I7, J3, K5, L3, and M1). April 30 by 12:00 pm

There are four grading periods per semester. Grading periods are based on the part of term of the class. 

Winter 2024 Final Exam/Culminating Experience Schedule

Winter examination periods are scheduled on the basis of the first lecture of the week for the course. All types of hybrid courses and any course not fitting this schedule will have examinations arranged by the instructor in consultation with the Registrar's Office.

For exam schedule conflicts, such as three or more exams/culminating experiences on the same day, students should contact their professors for possible alternate exam times. Questions about the examination policy should be directed to the Provost's Office at gvsuprovost@cyclesevasion14.com.

Questions about scheduling an exam time for any courses not fitting this schedule should be directed to Dan Vainner (vainneda@cyclesevasion14.com), Registrar's Office.

Sections that do not match the schedule will show as "Unavailable". Instructors of these sections will work with their students to schedule a time with the Registrar's Office that works with the students' other final exams.

Class Held

Class Time: at


Class Time Exam
Monday at 8:00 am Monday, April 22, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 8:30 am Monday, April 22, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 9:30 am Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Monday at 10:00 am Monday, April 22, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 10:30 am Monday, April 22, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:00 am Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 11:30 am Wednesday, April 24, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Monday at 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 12:30 pm Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:00 pm Monday, April 22, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 1:30 pm Monday, April 22, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Monday at 2:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 2:30 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:00 pm Monday, April 22, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 3:30 pm Monday, April 22, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Monday at 4:00 pm Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 4:30 pm Wednesday, April 24, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Monday at 5:00 pm Monday, April 22, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Tuesday at 8:00 am Thursday, April 25, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 8:30 am Thursday, April 25, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:00 am Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 9:30 am Tuesday, April 23, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Tuesday at 10:00 am Thursday, April 25, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 10:30 am Thursday, April 25, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:00 am Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 11:30 am Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Tuesday at 12:00 pm Thursday, April 25, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 12:30 pm Thursday, April 25, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 1:30 pm Tuesday, April 23, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:00 pm Thursday, April 25, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 2:30 pm Thursday, April 25, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 3:30 pm Tuesday, April 23, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:00 pm Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 4:30 pm Tuesday, April 23, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Tuesday at 5:00 pm Thursday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Class Time Exam
Wednesday at 8:00 am Friday, April 26, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 8:30 am Friday, April 26, 8:00 am - 9:50 am
Wednesday at 12:00 pm Friday, April 26, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 12:30 pm Friday, April 26, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Wednesday at 1:00 pm Friday, April 26, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 1:30 pm Friday, April 26, 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:00 pm Friday, April 26, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 2:30 pm Friday, April 26, 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:00 pm Friday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm
Wednesday at 3:30 pm Friday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Instructors of sections that have their first meeting times on Thursday before 5:30pm will work with their students to schedule a time that works with the students' other final exams. Those meeting at 5:30pm or later on Thursdays will have their final exam Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Class Time Exam
Friday at 9:00 am Friday, April 26, 10:00 am - 11:50 am
Friday at 1:30 pm Friday, April 26, 8:00 am - 9:50 am

Evening Classes: Final examinations for evening classes (those beginning 5:30 p.m. or later) will be held on the first regular meeting time during the final examination period. Note that classes which begin at 5:30 p.m. will begin their exams at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday Classes: Final examinations will be held during the regular meeting time.

Common Exams: Some courses with multiple sections hold common exams outside the above schedule. The instructor will announce the examination time in class.

Online Synchronous Classes: Use the above final exam schedule template. Instructors may choose to offer a longer exam window for synchronous online courses.

Online Asynchronous Classes: Final exams will be held within a 24-48 hour window to allow students to fit in the activity/assignment/exam around their other scheduled exams. Instructors will designate the length of time a student has to complete the final exam/culminating experience within that 24-48 hour window. For more information, see the Teaching FAQ page on the Office of the Provost site

Hybrid Classes: Hybrid sections do not automatically get a final exam scheduled. If the culminating experience for the course is an in-person, on campus final exam, instructors will work with their department and Registrar’s Office to schedule a day/time and room. Ideally, this will be done consulting the schedule on this page based on the first in-person class meeting day. There may be a few student conflicts and we encourage faculty to be flexible for these cases.

2024-2025 Advanced Registration Schedule (March 18 - April 3, 2024)

Note: Registration dates are based on earned credits plus winter 2024 attempted credits.

Event
ALL GRADUATE STUDENTS (All graduate levels)
March 18
SENIOR (85+ Credits)
120+ credits: March 19
106-119 credits: March 20
94-105 credits: March 21
85-93 credits: March 22
JUNIOR (55 - 84 Credits)
72-84 credits: March 25
62-71 credits: March 26
55-61 credits: March 27
SOPHOMORE (25 - 54 Credits)
41-54 credits: March 28
30-40 credits: March 29
25-29 credits: April 1
FRESHMAN (0 - 24 Credits)
0-24 credits: April 2
OPEN REGISTRATION
Begins April 3
FIRST TIME NON-DEGREE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Begins April 3
FIRST TIME DEGREE SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES
By Invitation Only

A printer-friendly version of the 2024-2025 academic schedule is available online. For additional information about the advanced registration calendar, visit our registration status page.

Undergraduates who are in other than good standing must obtain the signature of their advisor. All students are encouraged to discuss program choices with their advisor and review their myPath prior to registration.

Grand Valley State University offers students the ability to take 15 credits for the same cost as 12 credits