Office of the Provost

Anne McCall  As Provost, she is responsible for the creation and implementation of academic priorities for the university and works closely with the academic deans, department heads, student service professionals, faculty, and staff to ensure the highest quality of academic programs for undergraduate and graduate students. The Office of the Provost initiates and oversees a broad range of programs that benefit students throughout Xavier University and the community, including undergraduate, graduate, continuing and distance education programs, as well as all academic programs and policies.

 A major focus for the Provost is to recruit and retain excellent and diverse faculty who are dedicated to teaching, research, scholarship, and community outreach.  The units that report to the Provost include the Collge of Arts and Sciences and the Xavier University Libary, Undergraduate Success, the Graduate programs, Faculty Affairs.

Spring 2020 Special Academic Policies and Information

Academic Calendar: We are extending the semester’s class schedule by two days so that we can make up the class sessions that were missed this past week. Thursday courses will meet on Tuesday, April 28, and Friday courses will meet on Wednesday, April 29. Thursday, April 30 will be our Quiet Day, and exams will begin on Friday, May 1. 

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Drop Deadline: We are extending our deadline to drop courses to Friday, April 3rd. Students who have turned in drop forms this past week but who would like to reconsider that decision will have the opportunity to retract that request.

  • If students have already submitted a request to drop a course and wish to have the course reinstated, they should send an email message with your full name, 900 number and the course to be reinstated to the Office of the Registrar (  The subject line should be, "Request to Reinstate Course."  Students who wish to have their courses reinstated should immediately resume attending those classes.

Grading: We are providing students with the ability to request to be graded on a Pass/D/F basis. Students interested in this option need to opt-in by April 3rd, as the default will otherwise be to receive letter grades. Students will receive a Qualtrics survey via email on Monday, March 30 for this purpose and need to fill it out and submit it to take advantage of this opportunity. Please note that we strongly urge our students to consult with faculty, advisors, and the pre-medical advising office before making this choice. We will soon publish a frequently asked questions page on our website to answer any other questions you may have regarding this policy.

Student Success

Spring 2020 Pass/D/F Policy Frequently Asked Questions about Spring 2020 Pass/D/F Policy

For specific information or questions related to the Pass/D/F Policy, please contact the following offices.