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Academic Affairs

Office of the Registrar

Our mission is to provide accurate and timely academic, registration and record services to students, faculty and staff in a welcoming and helpful environment; to advocate for student educational achievement to the highest standard and support student goals; work to preserve the academic integrity of the institution and honor the privacy of student records; and to uphold the mission of the institution to graduate citizens prepared to assume constructive roles in local, national and global communities.

We are committed to providing professional and timely service for your requests.

Schedule of Courses


Important Dates and Deadlines – Spring 2023:

Spring Semester 2023 Academic Calendar

Desired Change Deadlines Within Deadlines After Deadlines
Add Course
Full term – January 12
Early 10 week – January 11
Late 10 week – February 23
Early 12 week – January 11
Late 12 week – February 8
Early 8 week – January 10
Mid-start 8 week – February 7
Late 8 week – March 7
1st 5 week – January 10
2nd 5 week – February 14
3rd 5 week – March 28
Four week – January 10
Spring Break – March 14
Weekend classes must be added
no later than the close of business
day prior to the class date.
Online instructor permission required only if class is closed or requires special permission.  Should be done online – MyWestern Instructor permission is required through the drop deadline
(see section below). Adding a class after the drop deadline requires department chair approval. A signed add form must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar in Taylor Hall 300, or by email to registrar@western.edu.
Drop Course
Full term – January 26
Early 10 week – January 20
Late 10 week – March 4
Early 12 week – January 22
Late 12 week – February 19
Early 8 week – January 17
Mid-start 8 week – February 14
Late 8 week – March 21
1st 5 week – January 14
2nd 5 week – February 18
3rd 5 week – April 1
Four week – January 13
Spring Break – March 14
Weekend classes must be dropped by contacting the Office of the Registrar at 943.7003 or registrar@western.edu, by the close of business day prior to the start of class.Students must drop a course during the first 15 percent of the class meetings.
No permission is required to drop a course. A refund will be given if applicable. Drops should be done online through MyWestern with the exception of weekend classes which must be done through the Office of the Registrar. Not Permitted

(see Withdraw from a Course)

Withdraw from a Course
Full term – March 30
Early 10 week – February 24
Late 10 week – April 15
Early 12 week – March 5
Late 12 week – April 2
Early 8 week – February 15
Mid-start 8 week – March 22
Late 8 week – April 19
1st 5 week – February 1
2nd 5 week – March 8
3rd 5 week – April 19
Four week – January 27
Spring Break – March 18
Weekend classes are ineligible for withdrawal.Students must withdraw before two-thirds of class has occurred.
Advisor and instructor signatures required on a withdraw slip.  Will appear on record as a “W”. No refund. Withdraw slip must be turned in to the Office of the Registrar. Not Permitted.
Total Withdrawal from University
Handled in the Students Affairs Office, located in Taylor Hall
Credit/No Credit Option (Audit)
Same as add deadline. Must be done in the Office of the Registrar, located in Taylor Hall 300, or by email to registrar@western.edu. Not Permitted.

Department Information

Office of the Registrar


Laurel Becker, MPA


Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Taylor Hall 300
1 Western Way
Gunnison, CO 81231

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