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Academic Calendar - 2015-2016

Revised 6/10/15

Fall 2015 - First Semester

Session 1: Thursday, July 9 through Friday, July 10

Session 2: Tuesday, July 15 through Wednesday, July 16

Transfer Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 18

 

Summer Orientation Sessions

Wednesday, August 19, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

State-of-the-Campus Address and First Faculty Assembly

Thursday, August 20
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

New and Returning Resident Students Check Into Residence Halls

Thursday, August 20

 

New Faculty & Staff Orientation

Friday, August 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Returning Resident Students Check into Residence Halls

Friday, August 21 through Saturday, August 22

 

Academic Expectations/Mandatory Curriculum Meetings - All New & Non-Registered Students Meet with Advisors, New Student Add/Drop Period

Monday, August 24 (8 a.m.)

 

Classes Begin

Wednesday, August 26, 4 p.m.

 

Last Day to Late Register or Change Schedule Without Permission of Instructor and Dean
(Schedule changes after this time require all signatures)

Sunday, August 30, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 100% Reduction of Charges

Sunday, September 6, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 70% Reduction of Charges

Monday, September 7

 

Last Day to Make Up Spring 2015/Summer 2015 Incompletes

Sunday, September 13, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Reduction of Charges

Sunday, September 20, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 30% Reduction of Charges (No Reduction of Charges After This Date)

Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27

 

Homecoming and Family Weekend

Friday, October 2, 4 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw from First Seven-Week Courses

Monday, October 12

 

Second Seven-Week Courses Begin

Friday, October 16 (Noon)

 

Midterm Grades Entry Completed by Faculty Online

Friday, October 16 (Noon)

 

Midterm Grades Available for Students Online

Monday, November 2

 

Winterterm 2015 Registration Period Begins

Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 6

 

Advising Week

Monday, November 9

 

Spring 2016 Registration Period Begins

Tuesday, November 13, 4 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw

Saturday, November 21 through Sunday, November 29

 

Thanksgiving Recess - No Classes
(Residence Halls Close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov 20 and Reopen at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 29)

Friday, December 4

 

Classes End

Monday, December 7 through Friday, December 11

 

Final Exam Week

Saturday, December 12 (noon)

 

Residence Halls Close - Students are expected to vacate residence halls 24 hours after completing their last final exam.

Saturday, December 12

 

Spring 2016 Registration Period Ends - $50 fee imposed for registration after this date/time

Monday, December 14 (9 a.m.)

 

Final Grade Entry Completed by Faculty Online

Monday, December 14 (2 p.m.)

 

Final Grades Available for Students Online

Tuesday, December 15 (3 p.m.)

 

Academic Advisors Complete Academic Jeopardy, Probations & Suspensions Review

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 8:00 a.m. (late registration 4 p.m.) through Thursday, January 14, 2016, Midnight

 

Winterterm Classes

Friday, December 18

 

Semester Ends

Saturday, January 16, 2016 (8:00 a.m.)

 

Winterterm Final Grades Entry Completed by Faculty Online

Monday, February 1, 2016

 

Last Day to Make Up Fall 2015/Winterterm 2015 Incompletes

Spring 2016 - Second Semester

Thursday, January 14 (Noon to 4 p.m.)

 

New Resident Students Check Into Residence Halls

Friday, January 15, Registration 8 a.m.

 

New Student Orientation

Friday, January 15, 1 p.m.

 

Academic Expectations/Mandatory Curriculum Meetings - All New & Non- Registered Returning Students Meet with Advisors; New Student Add/Drop Period

Sunday, January 17, Noon to 4 p.m.

 

Returning Resident Students Check Into Residence Halls

Monday, January 18, 8 a.m.

 

Classes Begin

Monday, January 18

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Wednesday, January 20, 4 p.m.

 

Last Day to Late Register or Change Schedule Without Instructor Permission (Schedule changes after this time require all signatures)

Sunday, January 24, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 100% Reduction of Charges

Sunday, January 31, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 70% Reduction of Charges

Monday, February 1

 

Last Day to Make Up Fall 2015/Winterterm 2015 Incompletes

Sunday, February 7, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 50% Reduction of Charges

Sunday, February 14, 11:59 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw with 30% Reduction of Charges (No reduction of charges after this date)

Friday, February 26, 4 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw from First Seven-Week Courses

Saturday, March 5, Noon, through Sunday, March 13

 

Spring Break - No Classes (Residence Halls Close 5 p.m. on Friday, March 5 and Reopen 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13)

Monday, March 14

 

Second Seven-Week Courses Begin

Monday, March 14 through Friday, March 18

 

Room Reservation Week - Residence Halls

Tuesday, March 15 (Noon)

 

Midterm Grades Entry Completed by Faculty Online

Tuesday, March 15 (Noon)

 

Midterm Grades Available for Students Online

Wednesday, March 21, 5 - 9 p.m.

 

Kennedy Hall Housing Lottery

Thursday, March 22, 5 - 9 p.m.

 

Housing Lottery

Monday, April 4

 

Summer 2016 Registration Period Begins

Monday, April 4 through Friday, April 8

 

Advising Week

Monday, April 11

 

Fall 2016 Registration Period Begins

Friday, April 15, 4:00 p.m.

 

Last Day to Withdraw

Wednesday, April 20

 

Honors Convocation

Friday, April 29

 

Last Day for Refund of Enrollment Deposit - Fall 2016

Friday, April 29

 

Classes End

Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6

 

Final Exam Week

Friday, May 6 , 4 p.m. (Last Day of Final Exam Week)

 

Fall 2016 Registration Period Ends - $50 fee imposed after this date/time

Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m.

 

Commencement

Saturday, May 7, 3 p.m.

 

Residence Halls Close - Students are expected to vacate residence halls 24 hours after completing their last final exam, unless they are graduating seniors.

Monday, May 9, 9 a.m.

 

Final Grade Entry Completed by Faculty Online

Monday, May 9, 2 p.m.

 

Final Grades Available for Students Online

Tuesday, May 10, 3 p.m.

 

Academic Advisors Complete Academic Jeopardy, Probations & Suspensions Review

Thursday, May 12

 

List of Candidates Distributed to Deans’ Offices

Friday, May 13

 

Last Faculty Assembly - Certification of Graduates

Friday, May 13

 

Semester Ends

Session I - Thursday, May 26, 8:00 a.m. through Friday, July 22, Midnight *Late registration ends on Thursday, May 28, 4:00 p.m.

Session II - Thursday, May 26, 8:00 a.m. through Friday, June 30, Midnight *Late registration ends on Thursday, May 28, 4:00 p.m.

Session III - Thursday, July 7, 8:00 a.m. through Wednesday, August 10, Midnight *Late registration ends on Thursday, July 7, 4:00 p.m.

 

Summer Classes Begin

Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June 5

 

Alumni Weekend

Monday, September 5, 2015

 

Last Day to Make Up Spring 2016/Summer 2016 Incompletes