Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Undergraduate and Graduate

The College follows the semester system in which the academic year is divided into two instructional semesters with each having 15 weeks of instruction plus a final examination period, and two six week summer sessions.

Fall 2015

 August

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 7

Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis to Graduate School for September graduation

Wednesday 19

Registration for new undergraduate students not tested/registered over the summer

 

New Graduate Student Orientation

Saturday 22

Residence halls open, 9 a.m.

Sunday 23

Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting

Monday 24

Opening Convocation, 10 a.m.

 

Classes begin, 1:40 p.m. 80% tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept 8; 0% tuition refund thereafter

 
 September  

Monday 7

LABOR DAY-No classes

Tuesday 8

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

 

End drop/add; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change SU or audit option

Friday 11

Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for comprehensive exams to the Registrar's Office

 

Deadline for graduate students to apply for January graduation to the Registrar's Office

Friday 25

Senior applications for graduation due in the Registrar's Office

 

 

 
 October        

Friday 2

Last day for undergraduates to file for extra credit (X) study

Saturday 10

Midterm recess - No classes

Wednesday 14 

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

Monday 19

Term II PE begins

  Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office
Saturday 31 Masters' comprehensive examinations
 
 November  

Tuesday 3

Masters' comprehensive examinations

Friday 6

ADVISING DAY - No undergraduate classes

Monday 9

Begin spring and January registration for seniors and current graduate students

 

Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for fall semester study abroad or study at another institution

Tuesday 10

Begin spring and January registration for juniors

Wednesday 11

Begin spring and January registration for sophomores

Thursday 12

Begin spring and January registration for freshmen

Friday 13

Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

Monday 16

Begin spring and January registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and nondegree students

Tuesday 24

Last day to withdraw from graduate classes

Wednesday 25

Thanksgiving recess - No classes

 

Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess, noon

Sunday 29

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.

Monday 30

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

 
 December  

Friday 4

Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis to Graduate School for January graduation

Friday 11

Undergraduate classes end

Saturday 12

Undergraduate Reading Day

Sunday 13

Undergraduate Reading Day

Monday 14

Undergraduate exams begin

Friday 18

Undergraduate exams end

 

Graduate classes end

 

Deadline for graduate students to apply for May graduation to the Registrar's Office

Saturday 19

Residence halls close for winter break, noon

Thursday 24

Final grades due

 

 

 
     
     
     

Spring 2016

 January
   

Wednesday 6

New Graduate Student Orientation

Sunday 10

New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins

 

Last day for 100% tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100% refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting

 

Residence halls open for new and returning students, 9 a.m.

Monday 11

Classes begin, 8 a.m.

  80% tuition refund period begins and continues through January 25; 0% tuition refund thereafter
Monday 18 Martin Luther King Day observed; special educational activities
Monday 25 End drop/add; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change SU or audit option
 
 
 February  

Friday 5

Deadline for graduate students to apply for September graduation to the Registrar's Office

 

Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for comprehensive exams to the Registrar's Office

Friday 26

Last day for undergraduates to file for extra credit (X) study

 
 March  

Monday 7

Term IV PE begins

Saturday 19

Midterm recess - No classes

 

Residence halls close for spring break, noon

Monday 28

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.

 

Classes resume, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 29

Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office

 
 April  

Friday 1

Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

Saturday 2

Masters' comprehensive examinations

Tuesday 5

Masters' comprehensive examinations

Friday 8

Advising Day - No undergraduate classes

 

Last day to withdraw from graduate classes

Monday 11

Begin fall and summer registration for juniors, non-graduating seniors and current graduate students

 

Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for fall semester study abroad or study at another institution

Tuesday 12

Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores

Wednesday 13

Begin fall and summer registration for freshmen

Friday 15

Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis to Graduate School for May graduation

Monday 18

Begin fall and summer registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and nondegree students

Friday 29

Undergraduate classes end

Saturday 30 Undergraduate Reading Day
 
 May  

Sunday 1

Undergraduate Reading Day

Monday 2

Undergraduate examination period begins

Friday 6

Undergraduate examination period ends

 

Graduate classes end

Saturday 7

Residence halls close for summer (non-graduating students), noon

Monday 9

Final grades for graduating seniors and master's candidates due to Registrar by 9 a.m.

Saturday 14

Commencement

 

Residence halls close for graduating seniors, 6 p.m.

Monday 16

All other grades due to Registrar by 9 a.m.

 
     

Summer 2016

 May  

Monday 23

Term I begins

Monday 30

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed

 
 July  

Sunday 3

Term I ends

Monday 4

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed

Tuesday 5 Term II begins
Monday 11 Term I grades due
 
 August  

Sunday 14

Term II ends

Monday 22

Term II grades due

 
     

Withdrawal/Tuition Refund Policy for Summer Terms

  • 100 percent tuition refund prior to the first day of class for all sessions
  • 80 percent tuition refund within the first two calendar days of 1- and 2-week sessions; No tuition refunds thereafter
  • 80 percent tuition refund within the first four calendar days of 3- and 4-week sessions; No tuition refunds thereafter
  • 80 percent tuition refund within the first seven calendar days of 5- and 6-week sessions; No tuition refunds thereafter