Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2015-2016
FALL SEMESTER
Residence halls open for new residential studentsAug. 22
Residence halls open for returning residential studentsAug. 25
Instruction begins at 8:00 A.M.Aug. 26
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 A.M.Aug. 26
Final date to register or add a classSept. 1
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptSept. 1
Formal Opening ConvocationSept. 2
Labor Day (no classes)Sept. 7
Mid-semesterOct. 14
Fall break (no classes)Oct. 15-16
Begin second half-term classesOct. 19
Final date to drop with "W"Oct. 22
Registration for spring semesterNov. 2 - 18
Thanksgiving Break (at close of evening classes Nov. 24)Nov. 25-29
Instruction resumesNov. 30
Last day of classesDec. 4
Final ExamsDec. 7-11
Residence halls close at NoonDec. 12
FALL Online
Term 1Aug. 26 - Oct. 14
Last Day to drop/addAug. 28
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Sept. 24
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Oct. 25
Term 2Oct. 19 -Dec. 4
Last Day to drop/addOct. 21
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Nov. 16
SPRING SEMESTER
Residence halls open for studentsJan. 10
Instruction begins at 8:00 A.M.Jan. 11
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 A.M.Jan. 11
Final date to register or add a classJan. 15
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptJan. 15
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)Jan. 18
Mid-semesterMar. 2
Spring Break (no classes)Feb. 29- Mar. 4
Instruction resumesMar. 7
Begin second half-term classesMar. 7
Final date to drop with a “W”Mar. 7
Registration for summer, fall, and winter semesterMar. 21 - Apr. 6
Easter Recess (classes end at 9 PM on Mar. 24)Mar. 25-28
Instruction resumesMar. 29
Celebration of Student Achievements (classes end at Noon)Apr. 14
Last day of classesApr. 22
Examination periodApr. 25 - 29
BaccalaureateApr. 29
Residence Halls close for all but Graduating Seniors at NoonApr. 29
Commencement at 10:00 A.M.Apr. 30
SPRING Online
Term 1Jan. 11 – Feb. 26
Last day to drop/addJan. 13
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Feb. 7
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Mar. 9
Term 2Mar. 7 – Apr. 22
Last day to drop/addMar. 9
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Apr. 3
SUMMER SESSIONS
Session IMay 9 - June 11
Last day to drop/addMay 11
Final date to drop with "W"May 27
Session IIJune 13 - July 15
Last day to drop/addJune 15
Final date to drop with "W"July 1
Summer Online
Term 1May 9 – June 24
Last day to drop/addMay 11
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1June 5
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2July 5
Term 2June 27 - Aug 12
Last day to drop/addJune 29
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2July 24