Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2016-2017
FALL SEMESTER
Residence halls open for new residential studentsAug. 20
Residence halls open for returning residential studentsAug. 23
Instruction begins at 8:00 A.M.Aug. 24
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 A.M.Aug. 24
Final date to register or add a classAug. 30
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptAug. 30
Formal Opening ConvocationAug. 31
Labor Day (no classes)Sept. 5
Mid-semesterOct. 12
Fall break (no classes)Oct. 13-14
Begin second half-term classesOct. 17
Final date to drop with "W"Oct. 25
Registration for spring semesterOct. 19-Nov. 11
Thanksgiving Break (at close of evening classes Nov. 22)Nov. 23-27
Instruction resumesNov. 28
Last day of classesDec. 2
Final ExamsDec. 5-9
Residence halls close at NoonDec. 10
FALL Online
Term 1Aug. 24-Oct. 12
Last Day to drop/addAug. 26
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Sept. 22
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Oct. 20
Term 2Oct. 17-Dec. 2
Last Day to drop/addOct. 19
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Nov. 14
SPRING SEMESTER
Residence halls open for studentsJan. 8
Instruction begins at 8:00 A.M.Jan. 9
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 A.M.Jan. 9
Final date to register or add a classJan. 13
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptJan. 13
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)Jan. 16
Spring Break (no classes)Feb. 27-Mar. 3
Mid-semesterMar. 1
Instruction resumesMar. 6
Begin second half-term classesMar. 6
Final date to drop with a “W”Mar. 16
Registration for summer, & fall semesterMar. 13- Mar. 29
Celebration of Student Achievements (classes end at Noon)Apr. 6
Easter Recess (classes end at 9 PM on April 13)Apr. 14-17
Instruction resumesApr. 18
Last day of classesApr. 21
Examination periodApr. 24-28
BaccalaureateApril 28
Residence Halls close for all but Graduating Seniors at NoonApril 29
Commencement at 10:00 A.M.Apr. 29
SPRING Online
Term 1Jan. 9-Feb. 24
Last day to drop/addJan. 11
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Feb. 10
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Mar. 10
Term 2Mar. 6-Apr. 21
Last day to drop/addMar. 8
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Apr. 3
SUMMER SESSIONS
Session IMay 8-June 9
Last day to drop/addMay 10
Final date to drop with "W"May 26
Session IIJune 12-July 14
Last day to drop/addJune 14
Final date to drop with "W"June 28
Summer Online
Term 1May 8-June 23
Last day to drop/addMay 10
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1June 2
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2July 5
Term 2June 26-Aug. 11
Last day to drop/addJune 28
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2July 21