SOE Spring 2022 Calendar & Events

School of Education Academic Calendar

Please read the letter from Dean Koirala-Azad for Spring 2022 for updated information and resources.  The School of Education 2021-2022 academic calendar and the USF registration calendar provide helpful dates and deadlines.

The USF academic calendar is divided into four segments: Fall, Intersession, Spring, and Summer and each segment may be referred to by key numbers, such as the following appearing on student registration forms:

  • 21F = Fall 2021
  • 22I = Intersession 2022
  • 22S = Spring 2022
  • 22M = Summer 2022

Since most of the students enrolled in the School of Education are full-time working professionals, the majority of class meetings are scheduled weekday evenings and on Saturdays. Generally, master’s and credential level courses meet once a week on a designated day and time.


School of Education Writing Hub

The SOE has created a Writing Hub to support students writing their theses and field projects.  The Writing Hub includes:

  • Writing Support Program: Open to all School of Education Graduate Students who would like 1:1 coaching on their writing.  Please contact Professor Katz for more information at  You can sign up using this google form for a writing coach with the School of Education Writing Hub.
  • Writing Retreats: All students are invited to write in community at remote writing retreats held five times during the semester.  To join the writing retreats, please register here.  This Spring 2022, the writing retreats will be held during zoom on the following dates/times:
    • Saturday, January 22nd, 6am-9am, PT  
    • Saturday, January 29th, 6am-9am, PT 
    • Saturday, February 26, , 6am-9am, PT  
    • Saturday, March 26, 6am-9am, PT
    • Saturday, April 30, 6am-9am, PT  
  • BIWOC Writing Circles: Open to all BIWOC in the School of Education on Sundays for weekly meetings to develop your public scholarship projects in community.  These writing circles will occur every Sunday writing session, 10:00-11:00am, August 29th through May 8th.  The writing circle will not meet on: 9/5, 11/28, 12/19, 12/26, 1/2,1/30, 3/13, 4/17. Contact Leah Sicat ( for more information.
  • BIWOC Writing Workshops: Open to all BIWOC in the School of Education to workshop pieces in progress on 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, starting Sept. 20th through May 2nd.  The writing workshops will not meet on: 9/6, 12/20, 1/3, 1/17.  Contact Leah Sicat ( for more information.


Branch Campus Schedules

The branch campus schedules are created before the cohort begins and are based on strict State licensing requirements designating appropriate seat times for class units. Altering class meeting dates and/or times is not allowed.


Between the fall and spring semesters, a three-week intersession is conducted at the Hilltop campus.

Summer Session

For the summer session, Department Chairpersons will contact faculty regarding course availability.

Teaching Weekend Schedule

The SOE uses a Teaching Weekend Schedule for all doctoral level classes and many master's level classes. This schedule is designed for working adults to attend graduate school and obtain advanced degrees by taking classes on weekends. Course schedules for all semesters are established well in advance of the scheduled dates.

Courses following the Teaching Weekend Schedule are noted in the schedule of classes each semester. Teaching Weekend classes will meet only on those Friday and Saturday dates (Friday evenings, Saturday mornings and Saturday afternoons) listed.  

Census Date

The census date of the University represents a calendar date in each term when the general enrollment statistics of the University are established. The USF census date indicates the last day to drop a course. Classes dropped after the census date remain on academic records and appear with a "W" (withdrawal) symbol on transcripts. In order to receive a reversal of tuition charges, a student must officially drop the course(s) by 5:00 p.m. on census date.

The fall and spring census dates are specified in the USF academic calendar

Withdraw after census date

Beginning with Fall 2019 semester, students who withdraw or take a leave of absence from the University on or after the first day of the semester must comply with the official USF Withdraw or Leave of Absence policy in order to be eligible for a refund. The date paperwork is received by the Registrar's Office will be used as the official date of withdrawal or leave of absence. The pro-rated charges will be deducted from paid amount prior to a refund being issued. Students who have not paid will be subject to pro-rated charges. They will owe a percentage of tuition and housing fees corresponding to the official date of withdrawal or leave of absence from the University.

Visit the Billing and Tuition Refunds page for more information.