Important Dates and Policies

Fall 2020 Semester Important Dates*

Last day to adjust schedule w/out fee............................... 08/18
Semester Classes Begin..................................................... 08/19
Last day to adjust schedule w/fee,
or withdraw with 100% refund......................................... 08/28
Last day to apply for December Commencement............ 10/01
Mid-Term grades due........................................................ 10/14
Final day to drop a course or resign................................. 10/22
Instruction moves online for remainder of semester....... 11/19
Last Day of Classes............................................................ 12/04
Final examinations....................................................... 12/05-12/10
Commencement.......................................................... 12/11
*Note: check Registrar’s website for items not listed here.

Session "B" Important Dates*

Last day to apply for December Commencement........................10/01
Semester Classes Begin................................................ 10/06
Last day to adjust schedule w/out fee............................ 10/12
Last day to adjust schedule w/fee,
or withdraw with 100% refund...................................... 10/12
Mid-Term grades due............................................. 10/30
Final day to drop a course or resign............................. 11/04
Last Day of Classes....................................................... 12/02
Final examinations....................................................... 12/03
Commencement.......................................................... 12/11
*Note: check Registrar’s website for items not listed here.

Fall Semester Holidays

Labor Day Holiday....................................................... 09/07
Thanksgiving Break..................................................... 11/25-11/27

Use of Mask or Face Covering

The UNO Student Code of Conduct states, “Students will prioritize health and safety of the campus community. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic (or other declared communicable disease outbreak or pandemics), when in shared, public spaces or where a minimum distance of six (6) feet (or a distance as recommended by latest safety guidelines) cannot be safely maintained, students are required to wear personal protective equipment in the form of a mask or face covering that covers their nose and mouth."

Withdrawal Policy – Undergraduate only

Students are responsible for initiating action to resign from the University (withdraw from all courses) or from a course on or before dates indicated in the current Important Dates calendar. Students who fail to resign by the published final date for such action will be retained on the class rolls even though they may be absent for the remainder of the semester and be graded as if they were in attendance. Failure to attend classes does not constitute a resignation. Check the dates and charges associated on the Registrar’s website.


Incomplete Policy – Undergraduate only

A grade of I is assigned when, due to extenuating circumstances beyond their control, students engaged in passing course work are unable to complete class assignments within the time frame of the course’s session. Before agreeing to the use of an incomplete grade in any course, an Incomplete Grade Agreement Form must be completed. Details regarding deadlines for completing the I grade, when the incomplete converts to a grade of F, and a link to the form may be found on the Academic Affairs website.


Repeat Policy

When a student is permitted to repeat a course for credit, the last grade earned shall be the one which determines course acceptability for degree credit. A student who has earned a C or better in a course may not repeat that course unless, (1) the catalog description indicates that the course may be repeated for credit, or (2) the student's Dean gives prior approval for documented extenuating circumstances.


Graduate Policies

Graduate policies often vary from undergraduate policies. To view the applicable policies for graduate students, see the Graduate Student Handbook.


Academic Dishonesty Policy

Policies for academic conduct are here.


Safety Awareness Facts and Education

Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender is a Civil Rights offense subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories such as race, national origin, etc. If you or someone you know has been harassed or assaulted, you can find the appropriate resources here.


UNO Counseling Services and UNO Cares

UNO offers care and support for students in any type of distress. Counseling Services assist students in addressing mental health concerns through assessment, short-term counseling, and career testing and counseling. First-year students often have unique concerns, and UNO Cares is designed to address those students’ needs. Contact UNO Cares.


Emergency Procedures

Sign up for emergency notifications via text and/or email at E2Campus Notification. All emergency and safety procedures are explained at the Emergency Health and Safety Office.


Diversity at UNO

As the most diverse public university in the state, UNO maintains a Diversity Affairs division to support the university’s efforts towards creating an environment of healthy respect, tolerance, and appreciation for the people from all walks of life,and the expression of intellectual point of view and personal lifestyle. The Office of Diversity Affairs promotes these values through a wide range of programming and activities.


Learning and Support Services

Help is within reach in the form of learning support services, including tutoring in writing and math and other supplemental instruction. Visit the Learning Resource Center.


Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

UNO is an equal opportunity employer. The Human Resource Management department has more information on UNO’s compliance with federal and state regulations regarding EEOC in its Policies and Resources website.

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