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2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Deadlines apply for the type of course in which you are registered:
Traditional = Most courses are Daytime/On-campus; some are Evening/On-campus (course section numbers 1-99)
Cohort = Courses for major are Evening and delivery is Blended or Online(course section numbers 100-999)
SCS = School of Continuing Studies courses (course section number begins with X or C )
You are responsible for knowing what type of courses you are taking.

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 6, Sunday: Last day to add a cohort or SCS first half semester course
September 7, Monday: Classes begin for cohort and SCS first half semester
September 7, Monday- Labor Day-No Classes
September 13, Sunday: Last day to drop a first half cohort or SCS course without record
September 28, Monday- Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)

October 11, Sunday: Last day to withdraw from a cohort or SCS 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
October 23, Friday: End of cohort and SCS first half semester courses
October 25, Sunday: Last day to add cohort and SCS second half semester courses
October 26, Monday: Classes begin for cohort and SCS second half semester

November 1, Sunday: Last day to drop a second half cohort or SCS course
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 6, Sunday: Last day to withdraw from a cohort or SCS second half semester course (W)

December 11, Friday – Classes end
December 14–17, Monday–Thursday – Fall semester finals
December 18, Friday – Residence hall move out day
December 18, Friday: Classes end for cohort and SCS second half semester
December 21, 2015 –January 10, 2016 – Semester break

Spring Semester 2016

January 10, Sunday: Last day to add a cohort or SCS course
January 11, 2016, Monday: Classes begin (traditional, cohort & SCS)
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: Last day to drop a cohort or SCS 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 traditional, cohort or SCS first half semester course (W)
February 18-21, Thursday-Sunday – Spring Break
February 26, Friday: Classes end for cohort and SCS first half semester
February 27 – March 6, Saturday – Sunday: Cohort and SCS break week

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 6, Sunday: Last day to add a cohort or SCS second half semester course
March 7, Monday: Classes begin for cohort or SCS second half semester
March 9, Wednesday – Last day to add or drop a second half semester course without record
March 13, Sunday: Last day to drop a cohort or SCS course without record
March 19 – March 29, Saturday-Tuesday – Easter break
March 19- March 27, Saturday-Sunday: Cohort and SCS Easter Break, No classes
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 17, Sunday: Last day to withdraw from a cohort or SCS second half semester course (W)
April 20, Wednesday – Academic Honors Convocation at 10:30 a.m.
April 29, Friday – All classes end (Cohort, SCS, and Traditional)

May 2-5, Monday–Thursday – Spring semester finals
May 6, Friday- Residence Hall Move Out Day
May 6, Friday: Grades due for cohort and SCS courses (12:00 noon)
May 6, Friday – Baccalaureate Service – 4:00 p.m.
May 6, Friday – Commencement Ceremony – 7:30 p.m.
May 7, Saturday – Commencement Ceremonies – 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Summer School 2016

The following schedule applies to Traditional, Cohort & SCS courses:
May 8, Sunday: Last day to add a first half semester course
May 9, Monday – June 24, Friday: First Half Summer Session
May 9, Monday – Classes begin for cohort and SCS first half semester
May 15, Sunday: Last day to drop a first half semester course without record
May 15, Sunday: Last day to drop a first half cohort or SCS course without record
May 23, Monday: Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)
May 30, Monday – Memorial Day: University offices closed, No classes

June 12, Sunday: Last day to withdraw (W) from a first half semester course
June 26, Sunday: Last day to add a second half semester course
June 27, Monday – August 19, Friday: Second Half Summer Session
June 27, Monday: Classes begin for cohort and SCS second half semester

July 1, Friday – Grade due for first half summer session courses (12:00 noon)
July 2, Saturday – July 10, Sunday: Holiday week, No classes
July 3, Sunday: Last day to drop a first half cohort or SCS course without record
July 10, Sunday: Last day to drop a second half semester course without record
July 11, Monday: Last day to withdraw from a first half semester course (W)

August 7, Sunday: Last day to withdraw (W) from a second half semester course
August 26, Friday – Grades due for second half summer session courses (12:00 noon)

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

Traditional = Most courses are Daytime/On-campus; some are Evening/On-campus (course section numbers 1-99)
Cohort = Courses for major are Evening and delivery is Blended or Online (course section numbers 100-999)
SCS = School of Continuing Studies courses (course section number begins with X)

You are responsible for knowing what type of courses you are taking.

Fall Semester, 2016(201710)

August 26 – August 28:  Move in days and “Welcome Week”
August 29, Monday:  Traditional undergraduate classes begin
September 2, Friday:  Last day to add a traditional full semester course
Last day to add or drop a traditional first half semester course without record
September 4, Sunday: Last day to add a cohort or SCS first half semester course
September 5, Monday: Labor Day, No traditional classes
September 5, Monday: Classes begin for cohort and SCS first half semester September 11, Sunday: Last day to drop a first half cohort or SCS course without record
September 12, Monday:  Last day to drop a traditional full semester course without record
Last day to add traditional internship or independent studies
October 3, Monday:  Last day to withdraw from a traditional first half semester course (W)
October 9, Sunday: Last day to withdraw from a cohort or SCS first half semester course (W)
October 13-16, Thursday – Sunday: Fall Break, No traditional undergraduate classes
October 19, Wednesday:  Midterm and end of first half semester courses (traditional)
Deadline for requesting a Pass/No Pass grade (traditional)
October 21, Friday: End of cohort and SCS first half semester courses
October 23, Sunday: Last day to add cohort and SCS second half semester courses

October 24, Monday:  Second half traditional semester courses begin; Second half cohort and SCS courses begin
October 28, Friday:  Last day to add or drop a traditional second half semester course without record
October 30, Sunday: Last day to drop a second half cohort or SCS course
November 9, Wednesday:  Last day to withdraw from a traditional full semester course (W)
November 20 – November 27, Sunday-Sunday: Thanksgiving Break – All Students
December 2, Friday: Last day to withdraw from a traditional second half semester course (W)
December 4, Sunday: Last day to withdraw from a cohort or SCS second half semester course (W)
December 16, Friday:  Traditional Classes end; Cohort and SCS second half semester courses end
December 19 – 22, Monday – Thursday:  Fall semester finals (traditional)
December 23, Friday:  Residence hall move out day
December 22, Thursday: Cohort and SCS Grades due (12:00 noon)
December 24, 2016 – January 8, 2017:  Semester Break, No classes
December 28, Wednesday: Traditional Grades due (12:00 noon)

Spring Semester, 2017(201720)

January 8, Sunday: Last day to add a cohort or SCS course
January 9, 2016, Monday:  Classes begin (traditional, cohort & SCS)

January 13, Friday:  Last day to add a traditional full semester course
Last day to add or drop a traditional first half semester course without record
January 16, Monday: Last day to drop a cohort or SCS course without record
January 16, Monday:  Martin Luther King Day, No classes (all students)
January 23, Monday:  Last day to drop a traditional full semester course without record, Last day to add internships and independent studies
February 13, Monday:  Last day to withdraw from a traditional, cohort or SCS first half semester course (W)
February 24, Friday: Classes end for cohort and SCS first half semester
February 25 – March 5, Saturday – Sunday: Cohort and SCS break week

February 27, Monday:  Midterm and end of traditional first half semester courses
Deadline for requesting a Pass/No Pass grade (traditional)
March 1, Wednesday:  Second half traditional semester courses begin
March 5, Sunday: Last day to add a cohort or SCS second half semester course
March 6, Monday: Classes begin for cohort or SCS second half semester

March 7, Tuesday: Last day to add or drop a traditional second half semester course without record
March 11-19, Saturday – Sunday:  Spring Break, No classes (Traditional)
March 12, Sunday: Last day to drop a Cohort or SCS course without record
March 27, Monday:  Last day to withdraw from a traditional full semester course (W)
April 9-16, Sunday-Sunday: Cohort and SCS Easter Break, No classes
April 11, Tuesday:  Last day to withdraw from a traditional second half semester course (W)
April 13 – April 17, Thursday – Monday:  Easter Break, No classes (Traditional)
April 16, Sunday: Last day to withdraw from a Cohort or SCS second half semester course (W)
April:  Academic Honors Convocation – to be announced
April 28, Friday – All classes end (Cohort, SCS, and Traditional)
May 1 – 4, Monday – Thursday:  Spring semester finals (Traditional)
May 5, Friday: Residence hall move out day
May 5, Friday: Grades due for cohort and SCS courses (12:00 noon)
May 5-6: Baccalaureate Service and Commencement Ceremonies – to be announced
May 10, Wednesday:  Traditional grades due (12:00 noon)

Summer Semester 2017(201730)

The following schedule applies to Traditional, Cohort & SCS courses:
May 14, Sunday: Last day to add a first half semester course
May 15, Monday – June 30, Friday: First Half Summer Session
May 21, Sunday: Last day to drop a first half semester course without record
May 29, Monday – Memorial Day:  University offices closed, No classes
June 18, Sunday: Last day to withdraw (W) from a first half semester course
July 2, Sunday – July 8, Saturday: Holiday week, No classes
July 9, Sunday: Last day to add a second half semester course
July 10, Monday – August 25, Friday: Second Half Summer Session
July 7, Friday – Grade due for first half summer session courses (12:00 noon)
July 16, Sunday: Last day to drop a second half semester course without record
August 13, Sunday: Last day to withdraw (W) from a second half semester course
September 1, Friday – Grades due for second half summer session courses (12:00 noon)

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