Academic Calendar, 2016-2017

Fall Semester, 2016

Opening Faculty Meeting August 17, Wednesday
Orientation for New Students August 19-23 Friday-Tuesday
*Opening Convocation August 19, Friday
Classes Begin August 24, Wednesday
Drop/Add Period Ends August 30, Tuesday
**Enrollment Clearance Ends August 30, Tuesday
Extended Drop Period Begins August 31, Wednesday
Labor Day Recess September 5, Monday
Pass/Fail Option Ends September 14, Wednesday
Extended Drop Period Ends September 14, Wednesday
Withdraw Period Begins September 15, Thursday
Last Day to Remove Conditional Grades September 21, Wednesday
End of First Seven Weeks Classes October 12, Wednesday
Mid-Term Grades Due October 14, Friday, 5 p.m.
Fall Recess Begins October 14, Friday, 10:00 p.m.
Classes Resume October 19, Wednesday
Spring, 2017, Registration Begins October 26, Wednesday
Withdraw Period Ends October 28, Friday
Thanksgiving Recess Begins November 22, Tuesday, 10:00 p.m.
Classes Resume November 28, Monday
Classes End December 7, Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.
Reading Day December 8, Thursday
Final Examinations December 9-14, Friday-Wednesday
End of Fall Semester December 14, Wednesday
Final Grades Due December 16, Friday, 5:00 p.m.

Spring Semester, 2017

Classes Begin January 11, Wednesday
Martin Luther King Day Observance January 16, Monday
Drop/Add Period Ends January 18, Wednesday
**Enrollment Clearance Deadline January 18, Wednesday
Extended Drop Period Begins January 19, Thursday
Pass/Fail Option Ends February 1, Wednesday
Extended Drop Period Ends February 1, Wednesday
Withdraw Period Begins February 2, Thursday
Last Day to Remove Conditional Grades February 8, Wednesday
End of First Seven Weeks Classes March 1, Wednesday
Mid-Term Grades Due March 3, Friday, 5:00 p.m.
Spring Recess Begins March 3, Friday, 10:00 p.m.
Classes Resume March 13, Monday
Fall, 2017, Registration Begins March 22, Wednesday
Withdraw Period Ends March 24, Friday
Easter Recess Begins April 12, Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.
Classes Resume April 17, Monday
Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium April 28, Friday
*Awards Convocation April 28, Friday, 9:00 a.m.
Reading Days April 29, Saturday, and May 4, Thursday
Final Examinations May 1 - May 6, Monday-Saturday
End of Spring Semester May 6, Saturday
Final Grades Due May 8, Monday, 9:00 a.m.
*Baccalaureate Service May 12, Friday, 3:30 p.m.
*Commencement May 13, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

Summer Term 2017

Session I Begins May 15, Monday
Session 1 Add Ends May 16, Tuesday
Session I Drop and Pass/Fail Ends May 19, Friday
Memorial Day Holiday, No Classes May 29, Monday
Session I Withdraw Period Ends June 2, Friday
Session I Last Day of Classes June 16, Friday
Session I Final Exams June 17, Saturday
Session I Final Grades Due June 19, Monday, Noon
Session II Begins June 21, Wednesday
Session II Add Ends June 22, Thursday
Session II Drop and Pass/Fail Ends June 27, Tuesday
Independence Day Holiday, No Classes July 4, Tuesday
Session II Withdraw Ends July 11, Tuesday
Session II Classes End July 25, Tuesday
Session II Final Exams July 26, Wednesday
Session II Final Grades Due July 28, Friday, Noon
Full Session Final Grades Due August 4, Friday, 5 p.m.

* Formal Academic Occasion
**Required of all students

2017-2018

Fall Semester, 2017

Opening Faculty Meeting

August 16, Wednesday

Orientation for New Students

August 18-22 Friday-Tuesday

*Opening Convocation

August 18, Friday

Classes Begin

August 23, Wednesday

Drop/Add Period Ends

August 29, Tuesday

**Enrollment Clearance Ends

August 29, Tuesday

Extended Drop Period Begins

August 30, Wednesday

Labor Day Recess

September 4, Monday

Pass/Fail Option Ends

September 13, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

Extended Drop Period Ends

September 13, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

Withdraw Period Begins

September 14, Thursday

Last Day to Remove Conditional Grades

September 20, Wednesday

End of First Seven Weeks Classes

October 11, Wednesday

Mid-Term Grades Due

October 13, Friday, 5 p.m.

Fall Recess Begins

October 13, Friday, 10:00 p.m.

Classes Resume

October 18, Wednesday

Spring, 2017, Registration Begins

October 25, Wednesday

Withdraw Period Ends

October 27, Friday, 5:00 p.m. 

Thanksgiving Recess Begins

November 21, Tuesday, 10:00 p.m.

Classes Resume

November 27, Monday

Classes End

December 6, Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.

Reading Day

December 7, Thursday

Final Examinations

December 8-13, Friday-Wednesday

End of Fall Semester

December 13, Wednesday

Final Grades Due

December 15, Friday, 5:00 p.m.

Spring Semester, 2018

Classes Begin

January 10, Wednesday

Martin Luther King Day Observance

January 15, Monday

Drop/Add Period Ends

January 17, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

**Enrollment Clearance Deadline

January 17, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

Extended Drop Period Begins

January 18, Thursday

Pass/Fail Option Ends

January 31, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

Extended Drop Period Ends

January 31, Wednesday, 5:00 p.m.

Withdraw Period Begins

February 1, Thursday

Last Day to Remove Conditional Grades

February 7, Wednesday

End of First Seven Weeks Classes

February 28, Wednesday

Mid-Term Grades Due

March 2, Friday, 5:00 p.m.

Spring Recess Begins

March 2, Friday, 10:00 p.m.

Classes Resume

March 12, Monday

Fall 2017 Registration Begins

March 21, Wednesday

Withdraw Period Ends

March 23, Friday

Easter Recess Begins

March 28, Wednesday, 10:00 p.m.

Classes Resume

April 2, Monday

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium

April 27, Friday

*Awards Convocation

April 27, Friday, 9:00 a.m.

Reading Days

April 28, Saturday and May 3, Thursday

Final Examinations

April 30 - May 5, Monday-Saturday

End of Spring Semester

May 5, Saturday

Final Grades Due

May 7, Monday, 9:00 a.m.

*Baccalaureate Service

May 11, Friday, 3:30 p.m.

*Commencement

May 12, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.

Summer Term, 2018 

Session I Begins

May 14, Monday

Session 1 Add Ends

May 15, Tuesday

Session I Drop and Pass/Fail Ends

May 18, Friday

Memorial Day Holiday, No Classes

May 28, Monday

Session I Withdraw Period Ends

June 1, Friday

Session I Last Day of Classes

June 15, Friday

Session I Final Exams

June 16, Saturday

Session I Final Grades Due

June 18, Monday, Noon

Session II Begins

June 20, Wednesday

Session II Add Ends

June 21, Thursday

Session II Drop and Pass/Fail Ends

June 26, Tuesday

Independence Day Holiday, No Classes

July 4, Wednesday

Session II Withdraw Ends

July 10, Tuesday

Session II Classes End

July 24, Tuesday

Session II Final Exams

July 25, Wednesday

Session II Final Grades Due

July 27, Friday, Noon

Full Session Final Grades Due

August 3, Friday, 5 p.m.

* Formal Academic Occasion
**Required of all students