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Fall 2023 Academic Calendar

Fall 2023 at a Glance

  • Convocation: August 18, 2023
  • Classes Begin: August 21, 2023
  • Labor Day (no classes): September 4, 2023
  • Thanksgiving Holiday (no classes): November 20-26, 2023
  • Classes End: December 8, 2023
  • Finals Week: December 11-15, 2023
  • Commencement: December 16, 2023

Fall 2023 Session Deadlines

SessionTuition and Fee Payment DeadlineStart Date*Last Date to Register or Waitlist Without Permission NumberDrop Fee BeginsLast Date to Register or Drop w/o a W
(Refund)**
Last Date to Drop or Completely Withdraw with a W
(No Refund)
Last Date of Course InstructionGrades Due***
RegularAugust 19August 21August 25August 27September 1October 27December 8
(Final exams December 11 - 15)
December 19
1st 5-weekAugust 19August 21August 22August 25August 25September 12September 22September 26
2nd 5-weekSeptember 23September 25September 26September 29September 29October 17October 27October 31
3rd 5-weekOctober 28October 30October 31November 3November 3November 27December 8December 19
1st 7-weekAugust 19August 21August 23August 25August 28September 20October 6October 10
2nd 7-weekOctober 14October 16October 18October 20October 23November 15December 8December 19
1st 10-weekAugust 19August 21August 23August 26August 30October 5October 27October 31
2nd 10-weekSeptember 23September 25September 27September 30October 4November 9December 8December 19

*Complete withdrawals on or after this date are subject to a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee.
**Last date to add with permission number, last date to drop or completely withdraw without a W and receive a refund (less a nonrefundable $40.00 processing fee), last date to change from credit-to-audit or audit-to-credit.
***Grades will not be considered official until the end-of-term processing has been completed.

Fall 2023 Academic Calendar

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DateDeadline
Saturday, October 1 (2022)The 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted beginning today.
Thursday, December 15 (2022)Nonresident Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline.  In order to be considered for automatic scholarships, all admission materials for nonresident new and transfer students must be received in Admissions.
Monday, January 16Recommended fall priority application deadline for graduate degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by the Graduate College. In order to receive full consideration for fall admission, all applications must be completed and submitted to the Graduate College prior to the fall application deadline established by the individual graduate program.
Wednesday, February 152023-2024 FAFSA filing priority date for continuing students, new freshmen, and transfer students. Eligible students must apply by this date to maximize the amount of aid you receive. The priority filing date is not a deadline, so you may still submit the FAFSA even if the priority filing date has passed.
Wednesday, February 15Idaho Resident Application and Scholarship Priority Deadline. In order to be considered for automatic scholarships for the 2023-2024 school year, all admission materials for Idaho resident new and transfer students must be received in Admissions. Priority deadline for the Boise State Scholarship Application (online) to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office. The Boise State Scholarship website contains a list of additional scholarships that require a separate application.
Wednesday, February 152023-2024 academic year on-campus sophomore and above housing application available at noon for residence halls.
Wednesday, March 152023-2024 academic year on-campus first-year housing application available at noon for residence halls.
Monday, March 27Registration for continuing students begins for Fall 2023 (by appointment).
Saturday, April 1Priority date for international student application materials to be received by International Admissions for fall semester consideration.
Monday, April 3Last day to submit an Application for Admission to Candidacy form to the Graduate College for graduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2023.
Monday, May 1Deadline for first-time, degree-seeking, domestic undergraduate students who plan to enroll to submit an online Intent to Enroll form and accompanying $100.00 enrollment confirmation.
Monday, May 1Standard application deadline for undergraduate, degree-seeking applicants to have all admission materials received by Admissions. Applicants who miss this application deadline will be considered for degree-seeking status on a space-available basis. Students who are not eligible for degree-seeking admission may be considered for non degree-seeking status and are ineligible for financial aid.
Saturday, July 1First day students can begin using 2023-2024 work-study awards.
Tuesday, July 25First installment of payment plan due for residence halls (on-campus housing only).
Monday, August 7Recommended last day to submit a Graduate Admission Application to the Graduate College for Fall 2023 admission consideration.
Friday, August 11Recommended date to finalize student course schedules for Fall 2023 for financial aid purposes.
Monday, August 14University, college, and department activities for faculty begin this week.
Tuesday, August 15Registration for Non-Degree and Open Enrollment begins for Fall 2023
Friday, August 18Convocation
Monday, August 21Course instruction begins.
Friday, August 25Weekend courses begin.
Friday, August 25Last day faculty may submit drops for nonattendance during the first week of the semester to the Registrar's Office.
Friday, August 25Deadline to apply for graduation for graduate and undergraduate degrees and certificates to be awarded in December 2023. Students apply for graduation on myBoiseState. Late applications will be accepted but a late fee will be assessed.
Friday, September 1Last day to submit Idaho Residency Determination Worksheet with documentation to the Registrar's Office to declare Idaho residency for Fall 2023 consideration.
Friday, September 1Fall financial aid Pell recalculation date. Pell Grant eligibility for financial aid determined by number of credits registered on this date.
Friday, September 1Last day for students living on campus to downgrade residential meal plans.
Friday, September 1Last day to add graduate dissertation, thesis, project, or portfolio credit.
Monday, September 4Labor Day (No classes. University offices closed.)
Wednesday, September 27Last day to add undergraduate internship and independent study.
Wednesday, September 27Last day to add graduate assessment (master's preliminary examination, doctoral preliminary examination, thesis proposal, dissertation proposal, master's comprehensive examination, doctoral comprehensive examination), directed research, independent study, internship/practicum, or reading and conference.
Monday, October 9Columbus Day. Boise State celebrates Indigenous Peoples Day! (Classes in session. University offices open.) 
Friday, October 20Recommended last day for final oral dissertation, thesis, or project defense for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2023.
Wednesday, November 1Second Pell recalculation date for students enrolled in sessions with start dates on/after September 2, 2023
Friday, November 3Last day for students who received a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver to submit the final version of thesis or dissertation to the Graduate College.
Friday, November 3Last day to submit advisor-approved version of dissertation or thesis with signed Final Reading Approval, Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation or Embargo Request for a Thesis or Dissertation, and Thesis/Dissertation Checklist to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2023.
Saturday, November 11Veterans Day (Classes in session. University offices open.)
Monday, November 20- Sunday, November 26Thanksgiving holiday (No classes. University offices closed November 24-25.)
Friday, December 8Last day to submit the final version of dissertation or thesis to the Graduate College for graduate degrees to be awarded in December 2023.
Friday, December 8Course instruction ends.
Friday, December 8Last Day to submit graduation applications to be considered for the current term.
Sunday, December 10Weekend courses end.
Monday, December 11- Friday, December 15Final semester examinations for the Regular session. Exam schedule listed on the Registrar's Office website.
Friday, December 15Last day to submit an advisor-approved copy of thesis or dissertation, along with signed Final Reading Approval, Access Agreement for a Thesis or Dissertation or Embargo Request for a Thesis or Dissertation, and Thesis/Dissertation Checklist forms, to the Graduate College to receive a thesis or dissertation enrollment waiver for the subsequent semester.
Saturday, December 16Commencement
Tuesday, December 19Grade reports due on myBoiseState.
Thursday, December 21- Friday, December 29Holiday Break (University offices closed.)
Sunday, December 31New Year's Eve 
Monday, January 1New Year's Day (University offices closed.)