Info for Current Biology Graduate Students

2022 Spring Session Calendar

January 2022

  • January 10 - Monday - First day of classes
  • January 10-14 - Monday through Friday - Late registration for returning students who did not priority register and new applicants cleared late for admission. A late fee is assessed students who register late.
  • January 14 - Friday - Last day to add a class for the 2022 Spring Semester
  • January 17 - Monday - Martin Luther King Birthday - Academic Holiday
  • January 28 - Friday - Last day to drop a course without it appearing on the student’s transcript

February 2022

  • February 20 - Sunday - Last day for doctoral candidates for a May 2022 degree to submit a Notification of Intent to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • February 28-March 14 - Monday through Monday - Midterm Grading window is open. The mid-term grading window will close at midnight on March 14.

March 2022

  • March 7-April 19 - Monday through Tuesday - Registration for Fall 2022 and Summer 2022 for new students in the following categories: On-Line Certificate, Non-Degree Students, Certificate Non-Degree Students, Visiting Students, and On-line Degree Seeking
  • March 14 - Monday - Midterm of 2022 Spring Semester - end of ninth week of classes
  • March 14-19 - Monday through Saturday - Spring Vacation - Academic Holidays
  • March 28-April 19 - Monday through Tuesday - Priority registration for the 2022 Fall Semester and the 2022 Summer Session

April 2022

  • April 1 - Friday - Last day for filing an application for a May 2022 or August 2022 undergraduate or graduate degree online in myUK
  • April 7 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2022 degree to schedule a final examination in the Graduate School
  • April 15 - Friday - Deadline for international applications to be submitted to the Graduate School for the 2022 Fall Semester
  • April 21 - Thursday - Last day for candidates for a May 2022 graduate degree to sit for a final examination
  • April 25-May 9 - Monday through Monday - Final Grading window is open. Final deadline for submission of grades using Faculty Services in myUK is 5:00 p.m.
  • April 27 - Wednesday - Last day of classes
  • April 25-27 - Monday through Wednesday - Prep Days - Classes DO meet
  • April 28-29 - Thursday and Friday - Reading Days - Classes do NOT meet
  • April 29 - Friday - Last day candidates for a May 2022 degree to submit thesis/dissertation (ETD) for format review to the Graduate School via UKnowledge

May 2022

  • May 2-5 - Monday through Thursday - Final Examinations
  • May 6 - Friday - End of 2022 Spring Semester
  • May 6 - Friday - Last day for candidates for a May 2022 degree to submit final revised thesis/dissertation (EDT)for acceptance by the Graduate School for those students who first submitted April 29
  • May 6 and May 7 - Friday & Saturday - Commencement
  • May 9 - Monday - Final deadline for submission of grades using Faculty Services in myUK is 5:00 p.m.


  • December 2021 Commencement Registration opens: 
  • Please direct all Commencement related questions to

Note: This is not intended as an exhaustive list of all grad school dates and requirements. It is simply a reminder of important dates/deadlines for students anticipating a May (Spring) 2020 degree. More information regarding dates and degree requirements can be found on the grad school website and in the graduate student handbook provided by your specific program of study.


Health Plan

Notice: Policy Year August 15, 2021 to August 14, 2022

Student Health Plan Provider is the University of Kentucky underwritten by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, with Second Administrator, AHP.

Learn more at

Please visit Anthem. Once you create an account you will have access to print your ID Card.
Funded Graduate Student Health Plan Declination Form (for domestic funded graduate students only, for 2021-2022 academic year).

Due before the first day of fall class. This needs to be filled out each semester you wish to waive the plan.

International Students: For updated waiver requirements, please see University of Kentucky International Center website.



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