The Office of the Registrar has many roles at the University, each designed to assist students as they pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

Students registering for classes

The registrar's responsibilities include:

Have questions? Ask the registrar

Non-degree registration

Student writing on whiteboard

If you enroll in 11 semester hours of coursework or less per semester and are not seeking an academic degree you are considered a non-degree seeking student. You may enroll for courses at either the main campus in Lacey and our extension campuses. (Admitted, degree-seeking students please use Self-Service.)

Main campus (Lacey) »
Extension campuses »

Ready to graduate?

Jumping for graduation joy with Fr. Marion

If you're graduating soon, it's never too early to apply for graduation! The graduation application allows you to indicate the degree you will be receiving, the exact name you desire on your diploma and to order your robes. (A $50 application fee will be assessed to your account each time you apply.)

Learn more about what's required and complete the application »

When are finals?

Students taking final exams

Plan your semester ahead of time! Review the finals schedule for this semester and make sure you've penned those semester-end study sessions into your book.

Review the finals schedule »

Priority registration dates: Spring 2017

Student rankRegistration date
​Graduate students​11/14/2016
Seniors/senior athletes​11/14/2016
Junior athletes​11/14/2016
​Sophomore athletes11/17/2016
​Non-Degree ​12/02/2016

Important dates: Spring 2016

ELD – spring session 1 and STAR Program beginMonday, Jan. 4
Classes begin for spring semester on the main campus and session 3Monday, Jan. 11
Add/drop deadline spring session 1Monday, Jan. 11
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (holiday)Monday, Jan. 18
Last day to drop or add a class – main campus, session 3 and STAR ProgramFriday, Jan. 22
Last day to withdraw from spring session 1Friday, Feb. 12
President’s Day (holiday)Monday, Feb. 15
ELD – spring session 1 endsWednesday, March 2
Spring vacationSaturday-Sunday, March 5-13
Midterm grades due in Registrar’s OfficeMonday, March 14
ELD – spring session 2 beginsMonday, March 14
Undergraduate advising day (no classes*)Thursday, March 17
Saint Benedict Day (holiday)Monday, March 21
Last day to add or drop a class, (no notation) for spring session 2Monday, March 21
Good Friday (holiday)Friday, March 25
Easter SundaySunday, March 27
Easter Monday (holiday)Monday, March 28
Last day to withdraw from courses for spring semester – main campus, session 3 and STAR ProgramFriday, April 1
Priority registration begins for summer and fall 2016Friday, April 1
Honors Convocation and Scholars Day (no classes between 1-5 p.m.) Tuesday, April 26
Last day of classes of spring semester, main campus, and session 3Thursday, April 28
Senior Commencement FairThursday, April 28
Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Day (no classes**)Friday, April 29
Semester examinationsMonday-Thursday, May 2-5
Chancellor’s Baccalaureate and Hooding CeremonyFriday, May 6
CommencementSaturday, May 7
ELD – spring session 2 and STAR Program endSaturday, May 7
Grades due at the Registrar’s OfficeMonday, May 9

*All advisors are required to be on campus to assist students with advising.
**No classes will be held during undergraduate advising days or Saint Thomas Aquinas Study Days – an exception applies to classes and labs that meet only one day each week. For classes that would normally meet on either of these days, please check with the assigned faculty member to verify if class will be held.