SOE Calendar & Events

School of Education Calendars

The following calendars provide helpful dates and deadlines:

The academic year is divided into four terms: Fall, Intersession, Spring, and Summer.  Each term may be referred to by key numbers, such as the following appearing on student registration forms:

  • 22F = Fall 2022
  • 23I = Intersession 2023
  • 23S = Spring 2023
  • 23M = Summer 2023

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.

Dean's Office Hours

During Spring 2024, an Associate Dean will be present in the School of Education on the Hilltop at the following times convenient for students:

  • Weeknights:
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights during the first two weeks of classes from 3-6pm (1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/30, 1/31, 2/1)
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights during advising weeks from 3-6pm (3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/26, 3/27, 3/28)
    • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights during the last week of classes from 3-6pm (5/7, 5/8, 5/9)
  • Teaching Weekend Saturdays: An associate dean or the program manager will be in the School of Education every Teaching Weekend Saturday from 7:30am-1:30pm.

You can also email the Dean's Office to schedule a zoom meeting with an Associate Dean if needed:

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.