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Academic Calendar


Fall 2015

*(Online classes may run on these days at discretion of the faculty.)

Drop/Add Period Begins   Monday, August 24
Semester Begins   Monday, August 31
Labor Day Holiday (NO Classes)   Monday, September 7
Monday Schedule for Classes (Undergraduate and Professional)   Tuesday, September 8
Drop/Add Period Ends   Friday, September 11
*University Closed Due to Papal Visit - No Classes Will Be Held - University Offices Will Be Closed   Friday, September 25
*Mid-Semester Pacing Break - No Undergraduate Classes Will Be Held - Graduate Classes May Be Held As Per Arrangement With Instructors - University Offices Will Be Closed   Monday, September 28
Normal Monday Class Schedule   Monday, October 12
Course Withdrawal Deadline   Friday, October 23
Spring Registration Begins   Sunday-Friday, November 1-13
University is Open for Business   Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes)   Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27
Last Day of Classes   Friday, December 11
Final Examinations Begin   Saturday, December 12
Reading Day (No Classes or Exams)   Wednesday, December 16
Final Examinations End   Friday, December 18
First Semester Ends   Friday, December 18
Grades Due   Wednesday, December 23 @ noon
Grades Appear on Transcripts   Wednesday, December 23 by 5pm


Spring 2016

Drop/Add Period Begins   Wednesday, January 13
Semester Begins   Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service   Monday, January 18
Drop/Add Period Ends   Friday, January 29
Incomplete Fall 2014 grades due from faculty   Friday, January 29
Spring Recess (No Classes)   Monday-Friday, March 7-11
Classes Resume   Monday, March 14
Course Withdrawal Deadline   Friday, March 18
Fall Registration Begins   Sunday-Friday, April 3-15
Last Day of Classes   Friday, April 29
Final Examinations Begin   Saturday, April 30
Reading Day (No Classes or Exams)   Wednesday, May 4
Final Examinations End   Friday, May 6
Spring Semester Ends   Friday, May 6
Grades Due   Wednesday, May 11 @ noon
Grades Appear on Transcripts   Wednesday, May 11 by 5pm
Bachelor's Degree Conferment Ceremony   Friday, May 20
Commencement Ceremony   Wednesday, May 25

Summer 2016 (Registration for all summer terms begins March 29th)

Summer A Begins   Monday, May 9
Drop/Add Summer A Ends   Thursday, May 19 ***
Course Withdraw Summer A Deadline   Thursday, June 30 ***
Summer I Begins   Monday, May 16
Drop/Add Summer I Ends   Monday, May 23 ***
Memorial Day - University Closed   Monday, May 30
Course Withdraw Summer I Deadline   Thursday, June 9 ***
Summer I Ends   Friday, July 1
Summer II Begins   Tuesday, July 5
Independence Day Observance – University Closed   Monday, July 4
Drop/Add Summer II Ends   Monday, July 11 ***
Course Withdraw Summer II Deadline   Thursday, July 28 ***
Summer II Ends   Friday, August 19
Summer A Ends   Friday, August 26

***Course Drop/Add and Withdraw may vary by course section due to length.

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