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Registration Guide Spring 2023

Spring 2023 Academic Calendar

Note: Dates and times listed below are subject to change. Please refer to for the most up-to-date information.

Note: Panama City Campus students must convert all times listed to Central Time unless already noted.

Sep. 26, 2022 Spring 2023 Registration Guide available.
Open enrollment for spring/summer health insurance begins.
Oct. 10, 2022–Dec. 16, 2022 Registration for currently enrolled and readmitted degree-seeking students. See “Enrollment Appointments.”
Dec. 1, 2022 Last day for community college and FSU students to submit Spring 2023 transient applications.
Dec. 14, 2022–Jan. 12, 2023 Registration for all new graduate students. See “Enrollment Appointments.”
Jan. 1, 2023 Spring/summer health insurance begins.
Jan. 3, 2023 Last day to submit waivers or billings for early disbursement of financial aid.
Jan. 5, 2023 Residence halls open at 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 6, 2023 Early disbursement financial aid available via EFT.
Jan. 7–12, 2023 Drop/Add (Including the College of Law). Begins 12:00 a.m. on Jan. 7 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 12.
Jan. 9, 2023 Semester Begins.
Last day to file for a change in residency status.
Jan. 9–12, 2023 Late Registration ($100.00 late registration fee).
Jan. 12, 2023 Fourth Day of Semester.
Last day to add a class without academic dean’s permission.
Last day to cancel enrollment and have fees removed.
Last day to drop/add classes and have fees adjusted. Students are liable for all fees for classes remaining on their schedules at 11:59 p.m.
Drop/Add ends at 11:59 p.m.
Jan. 13, 2023 Fifth Day of Semester.
Last day to submit waivers or billings
Last day to request VA deferments from VA representative in Student Veterans Affairs.
All financial aid students must check their financial aid status at
Jan. 15, 2023 Open enrollment for spring/summer health insurance ends.
Last day to request a change to, or cancellation of, purchase of spring/summer student health insurance coverage.
Jan. 16, 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. No classes. University closed.
Jan. 17, 2023 First day to apply for financial aid deferment and delayed delivery loans.
Jan. 17–27, 2023 Spring 2023 graduation application period. Apply online at
Jan. 20, 2023 Tuition and Fee Payment Deadline.
Last day to pay or defer tuition and fees for all students, including veterans who are not using a veteran deferment, without a $100.00 late payment fee. Veterans should contact a VA representative with questions.
Jan. 27, 2023 Last day to apply for Spring 2023 graduation. Apply online at
Jan. 30, 2023 Non-payment-of-tuition scheduled-cancellations processed for students without a tuition deferment.
Feb. 24, 2023 End of 7th Week of Semester.
Last day to submit form requesting S/U grading or to change S/U option back to regular grade.
Last day to reduce course load without permission of academic dean. Dean’s permission required to drop below 12 semester hours.
Last day to drop a class without receiving a grade.
Last day to withdraw from school without receiving a grade.
Financial aid deferments expire.
Final payment for installment contracts due.
Last day for doctoral students to take and pass their preliminary examination to add or convert dissertation hours for the current semester.
Open enrollment for summer-only health insurance begins. (Open enrollment closes May 15, 2023.) Open enrollment for Fall 2023-only and 2023–2024 annual health insurance coverage begins. (Open enrollment closes September 15, 2023.)
Feb. 27, 2023 Fall and Summer 2023 Registration Guides available. Fall and Summer 2023 course listings available on the Course Lookup system.
Mar. 6, 2023 Registration for Summer and Fall 2023 begins.
Non-payment-of-tuition schedule-cancellations processed for students who had deferments that expired.
Mar. 13, 2023–Mar. 17, 2023 Spring Break. No classes. University open.
Mar. 20, 2023 Last day to submit doctoral dissertation or treatise for pre-defense format review.
Mar. 31, 2023 End of 11th Week of Semester.
Deadline for FAMU-FSU College of Engineering late drop with dean’s permission.
April 1, 2023 Last day for community college and FSU students to submit Summer 2023 transient applications.
April 3, 2023 Last day to submit master’s thesis for pre-defense format review.
April 7, 2023 End of 12th Week of Semester.
Deadline for late drop with dean’s permission for all colleges except Engineering. (Engineering students see link for details:
April 17, 2023 Last day for submission of post-defense, final-content-approved thesis, dissertation, or treatise and required forms.
April 28, 2023 Last Day of Classes.
Last day to petition academic dean for a reduction in course load.
Last day to officially withdraw from the University.
Last day to apply for AA Degree at the Office of Undergraduate Studies, UCA 3400.
Veterans’ deferments expire. Full tuition payment must be received to avoid a late payment fee.
May 1–5, 2023 Final Exam Week.
May 5, 2023 Semester Ends.
Last day to submit extensions for ‘incomplete’ grades by 4:00 p.m.
Last day to submit ServScript hours online.
Last day for thesis, dissertation, and treatise students to receive official final clearance in the manuscript clearance portal.
May 6, 2023 Commencement: Civic Center, visit to view the ceremony schedule.
Diplomas dated this date.
Residence halls close at noon.
May 7, 2023 Panama City Commencement: time and location TBA.
May 9, 2023 Online grades due by 4:00 p.m.
May 10, 2023 Grades available online.
Summer-only health insurance plan coverage begins (for new summer admits only).
May 15, 2023 Open enrollment for summer-only health insurance ends.
May 29, 2023 Memorial Day Observed. No Classes. University Closed.
June 9, 2023 Last day to request a change to, or a cancellation of, summer-only health insurance.