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Important Dates for International Students

Here is a calendar of important dates that you should know. It is for reference only. Always refer to the KU calendar at for the most current information about drop/add periods, withdraw periods for refunds and W/WF grades, registration, and other important university dates.

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Spring 2014 Semester / Summer 2014

June 15: Tax form 8843 due for international students who did not work during the previous year

June 30: Last day to cancel housing without $1,500 penalty. Contact Housing at 610-683-4027 or

July 9: Last day to apply for post-completion OPT, May 2014 graduates / End of 60 Day Grace Period for recent F-1 graduates

July 15: Fall 2014 Invoices available in MyKU

August 1: Due date for Fall 2014 tuition & fees to be paid in full, unless a payment plan is arranged (

Fall 2014 Semester

August 19: First day of New International Student Orientation/Move-In

August 25: First day of class, Fall 2014

August 25-29: Check-in at Boxwood House to complete SEVIS registration

September 1: Labor Day Holiday, KU closed

September 2: Follow Monday schedule / Last day to withdraw with 100% refund / Last day to add a class or drop without a "W" grade

September 14: First day December 2014 graduates may apply for post-completion OPT

September 30: OPT Information Session, 11:00 am, Academic Forum 103

October 13: Columbus Day Holiday, No Classes, KU Open

October 31: Last day to withdraw from a class with a grade of "W" (withdraws after this date will receive a "WF" - Withdraw Failing)

November 21: Thanksgiving Celebration - 5-7 pm, South Dining Hall, Dining Room 1

November 27: Thanksgiving Holiday, KU closed

November 27-30: Thanksgiving Break, KU closed

December 6: Last day of classes, Fall 2014 semester

December 13: Last day of final exams / Fall 2014 Commencement

December 25 - January 1: Winter Holiday Break, KU Closed

Spring 2015 Semester

January 12: End of 30 day Grace Period for J-1 fall exchange students

February 11: Last day December 2014 graduates may apply for post-completion OPT / End of 60 day Grace Period for recent F-1 graduates

Walk-In Hours

Fall 2014 Walk-In Hours will be posted here when finalized. Please call or email for an appointment with the International Office if you need assistance during the summer break: 001-484-646-4256 or