Academic Calendar 2017-2018

Academic Calendar 2017-2018
FALL SEMESTER
Residence halls open for new residential studentsAug. 19
Residential halls open for returning residential studentsAug. 22
Instruction begins at 8:00 A.M.Aug. 23
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 A.M.Aug. 23
Final date to register or add a classAug. 29
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptAug. 29
Formal Opening ConvocationAug. 30
Labor Day (no classes)Sept. 4
Mid-semesterOct. 11
Fall break (no classes)Oct. 12-13
Begin second half-term classesOct. 16
Final date to drop with “W”Oct. 23
Registration for spring semesterOct. 19-Nov. 10
Thanksgiving Break (at close of evening classes Nov. 21)Nov. 22-26
Instruction resumesNov. 27
Last day of classesDec. 1
Final ExamsDec. 4-8
Residence halls close at NoonDec. 9
FALL Online
Term 1Aug. 23-Oct. 11
Last Day to drop/addAug. 25
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Sept. 21
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Oct. 23
Term 2Oct. 16-Dec. 1
Last Day to drop/addOct. 18
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Nov. 13
SPRING SEMESTER
Residence halls open for studentsJan. 7
Instruction begins at 8:00 A.M.Jan. 8
Drop/Add begins at 8:00 A.M.Jan. 8
Final date to register or add a classJan. 12
Final date to drop without course appearing on transcriptJan. 12
Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)Jan. 15
Spring Break (no classes)Feb. 26-Mar. 2
Mid-semesterFeb. 28
Instruction resumesMar. 5
Begin second half-term classesMar. 5
Final date to drop with a “W”Mar. 19
Registration for summer & fall semesterMar. 12 Mar. 30
Easter Recess (classes end at 9 PM on Mar. 29)Mar. 30-Apr. 2
Instruction resumesApr. 3
Celebration of Student Achievements (classes end at Noon)Apr. 12
Last day of classesApr. 20
Examination periodApr. 23-27
BaccalaureateApril 27
Residence Halls close for all but Graduating Seniors at NoonApril 27
Commencement at 10:00 A.M.Apr. 28
SPRING Online
Term 1Jan. 8-Feb. 23
Last day to drop/addJan. 10
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1Feb. 5
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2Mar. 13
Term 2Mar. 5-Apr. 20
Last day to drop/addMar. 7
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2Apr. 2
SUMMER SESSIONS
Session IMay 7-June 8
Last day to drop/addMay 9
Final date to drop with "W"May 25
Session IIJune 11-July 13
Last day to drop/addJune 13
Final date to drop with "W"June 29
Summer Online
Term 1May 7-June 22
Last day to drop/addMay 9
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 1June 4
Final date to drop with "W" if registered in BOTH Terms I and 2July 3
Term 2June 25-Aug. 10
Last day to drop/addJune 27
Final date to drop with "W" if registered ONLY in Term 2July 23