Important Dates

All important dates can be found in the Wagner Academic and Career Services Calendar. Please add this calendar to your calendars once you have activated your NYU Home account.

Date Event

May 8

Fall 2017 registration begins for new students
May-August 2017 Online Registration Advisement Webinars (monthly)
June 1 Submit Individual Learning Plan
August 1 Course waiver deadline
August 1 Immunization deadline
August 21 and 29 Core Course Waiver Exams
August 17, 21, and 22 Academic Orientation Sessions
August 24 International Student Orientation
August 27 New Student Retreat
September 5 First day of Fall 2017 classes
September 5, 11:59pm Last day for complete withdrawal with full refund of tuition and fees
September 7 Student Group Information Fair
September 14 Faculty-Student Meet and Greet
September 18, 11:59pm Last day of Add/Drop period on Albert. After September 18, no refund on tuition and fees



Spring Terms at UCL

Your orientation at UCL's School of Public Policy will be in early January (dates TBD, but please reserve Thursday, January 4, 2018 and Friday January 5, 2018). As a result, you must plan to arrive in London no later than January 3, 2018.

Classes at UCL for the spring, called “Term 2”, will begin on Monday, January 8, 2018 and end on Friday, March 23, 2018.

If you choose to leave London after Term 2, note that you may need to return to London at some point in Term 3 (Monday, April 23 - Friday, June 8, 2018). For example, the examination for one of the required courses was on May 4 in 2016 so it will be on a similar date in 2018. If you choose an elective course that requires an in-class examination, you may have an examination at a later date (it is typically possible to choose electives that do not have an in-class examination). If your elective course instead requires an essay paper, you must submit a hard copy of the paper. You can choose to mail the paper via post but it must meet the exact deadline, otherwise the grade will be penalized. This is a strict policy, which UCL will outline and explain to you.

Visit this page to see more dates in the UCL calendar: Contact Holly Huddart at UCL's School of Public Policy ( with any questions about Term 2 and Term 3.


You will begin discussing ideas your Capstone project in the fall term while you are at Wagner. In April you will begin to solely focus on your Capstone project and the final deliverable will be due on July 31. The content and locations of the projects will be discussed in the fall and winter under advisement with the Global EMPA faculty.


You will officially graduate from the program in September 2018. You will receive an email from NYU Wagner later in the Fall 2017 semester outlining when and how to apply for September 2018 graduation. Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent address, as listed in Albert, approximately eight weeks after your September graduation date.

NYU has only one commencement ceremony per year, which is in mid May. Wagner's Convocation ceremony is also once per year and typically the day before or the day after the NYU Commencement ceremony. More information on NYU commencement and convocation ceremonies can be found here.

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