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Academic Calendars

2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2014

August 22-August 24 – Move in days/Welcome “Week”
August 25, Monday – Classes begin for all traditional undergraduate students
September 1, Monday- Labor Day-No Classes
August 29, Friday – – Last day to add a full semester course
-Last day to add or drop a first half semester course without record

September 8, Monday-Last day to drop a full semester course without record
September 29, Monday- Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)

October 9-12, Thursday–Sunday – Fall break
October 13, Monday – Classes resume;
October 15, Wednesday – Midterm/end of first half semester courses
– Deadline for requesting a P-N
October 20, Monday – Second half semester courses begin
October 24, Friday – Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record

November 5, Wednesday – Last day to withdraw from a full semester course (W)
November 17-20, Monday- Thursday – Registration for spring semester
November 21, Friday – Last day to withdraw from a second half semester course (W)
November 24-November 30, Monday–Sunday – Thanksgiving break

December 1, Monday – Classes Resume
December 12, Friday – Classes end
December 15–18, Monday–Thursday – Fall semester finals
December 19, Friday – Residence hall move out day
December 22, 2014 –January 11, 2015 – Semester break

Spring Semester 2015

January 12, 2015, Monday- Classes begin
January 16, Friday – Last day to add a full semester course
-Last day to add or drop a first half semester course without record
January 19, Monday – Martin Luther King Day, No Classes
January 26, Monday – Last day to drop a full semester course without record

February 16, Monday – Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)

March 2, Monday – Midterm/end of first half semester courses
– Deadline for requesting a P-N
March 3, Tuesday – Second half semester courses begin
March 7 – March 15, Saturday–Sunday – Spring break
March 16, Monday- Classes resume
– Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record
March 30, Monday – Last day to withdraw from full semester course (W)

April 1 – April 6, Wednesday-Monday – Easter break
April 7, Tuesday – Classes resume
April 17, Friday – Last day to withdraw from a second half semester course (W)
April 22, Wednesday – Academic Honors Convocation

May 1, Friday – Classes end
May 4-7, Monday–Thursday – Spring semester finals
May 8, Friday- Residence Hall Move Out Day
May 8, Friday-Baccalaureate Service (4 p.m.)
May 8, Friday-Traditional Undergraduate Programs Commencement (7:30 p.m.)
May 9, Saturday-Adult Undergraduate Programs Commencement (10 a.m.)
May 9, Saturday-Graduate Programs Commencement (2 p.m.)

Summer School 2015

May 11, Monday – June 26, Friday – Summer Session #1 (7 weeks)
May 25, Monday – Memorial Day – Offices closed, no classes

June 27, Saturday – July 5, Sunday – Holiday week, no classes

July 6, Monday – August 21, Friday – Summer Session #2 (7 weeks)

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2015

August 20-August 23 – Move in days/Welcome Weekend
August 24, Monday – Classes begin for all traditional undergraduate students
August 28, Friday – Last day to add a full semester course
-Last day to add or drop a first half semester course without record

September 4, Friday-Last day to drop a full semester course without record
September 7, Monday- Labor Day-No Classes
September 28, Monday- Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)

October 8-11, Thursday–Sunday – Fall break
October 12, Monday – Classes resume;
October 14, Wednesday – Midterm/end of first half semester courses
– Deadline for requesting a P-N
October 19, Monday – Second half semester courses begin
October 23, Friday – Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record

November 4, Wednesday – Last day to withdraw from a full semester course (W)
November 16-19, Monday- Thursday – Registration for spring semester
November 20, Friday – Last day to withdraw from a second half semester course (W)
November 23-November 29, Monday–Sunday – Thanksgiving break
November 30, Monday – Classes Resume

December 11, Friday – Classes end
December 14–17, Monday–Thursday – Fall semester finals
December 18, Friday – Residence hall move out day
December 21, 2015 –January 10, 2016 – Semester break

Spring Semester 2016

January 11, 2016, Monday- Classes begin
January 15, Friday – Last day to add a full semester course
-Last day to add or drop a first half semester course without record
January 18, Monday – Martin Luther King Day, No Classes
January 25, Monday – Last day to drop a full semester course without record

February 15, Monday – Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)
February 18-21, Thursday-Sunday – Spring Break

March 2, Wednesday – Midterm/end of first half semester courses
– Deadline for requesting a P-N
March 3, Thursday – Second half semester courses begin
March 9, Wednesday – Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record
March 19 – March 29, Saturday-Tuesday – Easter break
March 30, Wednesday- Classes resume

April 1, Friday – Last day to withdraw from full semester course (W)
April 15, Friday – Last day to withdraw from a second half semester course (W)
April – Academic Honors Convocation – to be announced
April 29, Friday – Classes end

May 2-5, Monday–Thursday – Spring semester finals
May 6, Friday- Residence Hall Move Out Day
May – Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Ceremonies – to be announced

Summer School 2016

May 9, Monday – June 24, Friday – Summer Session #1 (7 weeks)
May 30, Monday – Memorial Day – Offices closed, no classes

June 27, Monday – August 19, Friday – Summer Session #2 (7 weeks)

July 2, Saturday – July 10, Sunday – Holiday week, no classes

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2016

August 26-August 28 – Move in days/Welcome “Week”
August 29, Monday   – Classes begin for all traditional undergraduate students

September 2, Friday   – Last day to add a full semester course
-Last day to add or drop a first half semester course without record
September 5, Monday- Labor Day-No Classes
September 12, Monday-Last day to drop a full semester course without record

October 3, Monday- Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)
October 13-16, Thursday–Sunday – Fall break
October 17, Monday – Classes resume;
October 19, Wednesday – Midterm/end of first half semester courses
– Deadline for requesting a P-N
October 24, Monday – Second half semester courses begin
October 28, Friday – Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record

November 9, Wednesday – Last day to withdraw from a full semester course (W)
November 19-November 27, Monday–Sunday – Thanksgiving break
November 28, Monday – Classes Resume

December 2, Friday – Last day to withdraw from a second half semester course (W)
December 16, Friday – Classes end
December 19–22, Monday–Thursday – Fall semester finals
December 23, Friday – Residence hall move out day
December 29, Thursday- Grades Due
December 24, 2016 –January 8, 2017 – Semester break

Spring Semester 2017

January 9, 2017, Monday- Classes begin
January 13, Friday      – Last day to add a full semester course
-Last day to add or drop a first half semester course without record
January 16, Monday – Martin Luther King Day, No Classes
January 23, Monday – Last day to drop a full semester course without record

February 13, Monday – Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)
February 27, Monday – Midterm/end of first half semester courses
– Deadline for requesting a P-N

March 1, Wednesday – Second half semester courses begin
March 7, Tuesday – Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record
March 11-19, Saturday-Sunday – Spring Break
March 27, Monday – Last day to withdraw from full semester course (W)

April 11, Tuesday – Last day to withdraw from a second half semester course (W)
April 12 – April 17, Wednesday-Monday – Easter break
April 18, Monday- Classes resume
April – Academic Honors Convocation – to be announced
April 28, Friday – Classes end

May 1-4, Monday–Thursday – Spring semester finals
May 5, Friday- Residence Hall Move Out Day
May – Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Ceremonies – to be announced
May 11, Thursday – Grades Due

Summer School 2017

May 15, Monday – June 30, Friday – Summer Session #1 (7 weeks)
May 29, Monday – Memorial Day – Offices closed, no classes

July 1, Saturday – July 9, Sunday – Holiday week, no classes
July10, Monday – August 25, Friday – Summer Session #2 (7 weeks)

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