Important Dates

Important Dates - 2015/2016

Fall Semester

Graduate Orientation August 17, 2016
Fall classes start August 22, 2016
Begin applying for summer internships September 1, 2016
Begin independent studies Early September, 2016
SFS Virtual Career Fair TBD - Usually October
Fall classes end  December 7, 2016
Finals December 9-15, 2016
For additional details, see the UA Academic Calendar for 2016-2017  

Spring Semester


Application deadline for Ph.D. students (for Fall 2017 start)

January 1, 2017

SFS Career Fair (DC Area:  Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel om Arlington, Virginia)

January 9-11, 2017

Spring classes start

January 11, 2017

Application deadline for Master's students (for Fall 2017 start)

January 15, 2017

Spring classes end

May 3, 2017

AI Lab Picnic and End of Year Celebration (at Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club)

TBD - usually May

CactusCon ("Arizona's Largest annual hacker and security conference")

TBD - possibly May

MIS Graduation Reception, Student Union, South Ballroom, 5:30-7:00 pm


Spring graduation*

May 12, 2017

Summer internship for 1st-year Master's students

June - August, 2017

BlackHat 2017 (Las Vegas)

July 22-27, 2017

DEFCON 25 (Las Vegas)

July 27-30, 2017

Fall 2017 Classes Begin

August 21, 2017

For additional details, see the UA Academic Calendar for 2016-2017


*Note that some colleges, schools, and departments have their own commencement. Ceremonies on the same or different days.  Check the specific unit for accurate information.