Academic Calendar 2016–2017

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 2016

August 

Friday 5 

Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for September graduation 

August

Wednesday 17

New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation

August 

Saturday 20 

Residence halls open, 9 a.m. 

August 

Sunday 21 

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

August

Monday 22

Opening Convocation, 10 a.m. 

August 

Monday 22 

Classes begin, 1:40 p.m. 80% tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept 6; 0% tuition refund thereafter

September

Monday 5

LABOR DAY-No classes

September

Tuesday 6

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

September 

Tuesday 6 

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

September 

Friday 9

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

September 

Friday 9 

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

September 

Friday 30

Senior applications for graduation due in the Registrar's Office

September 

Friday 30 

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

October

Saturday 8

Midterm recess - No classes

October 

Wednesday 12

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

October 

Monday 17

Term II PE begins

October 

Monday 17

Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office

October 

Saturday 29

Masters' comprehensive examinations

November 

Tuesday 1

Masters' comprehensive examinations

November

Friday 4 

ADVISING DAY - No undergraduate classes

November 

Monday 7 

Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students

November

Monday 7 

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

November 

Tuesday 8 

Begin spring registration for juniors

November 

Wednesday 9 

Begin spring registration for sophomores

November 

Thursday 10 

Begin spring registration for freshmen

November 

Friday 11 

Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

November

Monday 14 

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

November 

Tuesday 22 

Last day to withdraw from graduate classes 

November 

Wednesday 23 

Thanksgiving recess - No classes

November 

Wednesday 23 

Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess, noon

November 

Sunday 27 

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.

November 

Monday 28 

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

December

Friday 2

Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for January graduation 

December

Friday 9 

Undergraduate classes end

December 

Saturday 10 

Undergraduate Reading Day

December 

Sunday 11 

Undergraduate Reading Day

December 

Monday 12 

Undergraduate exams begin

December 

Friday 16 

Undergraduate exams end 

December 

Friday 16

Graduate classes end

December 

Friday 16 

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

December 

Saturday 17 

Residence halls close for winter break, noon

December 

Friday 23 

Final grades due

Summer 2017

May 

Monday 22 

Term I begins 

May 

Monday 29 

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed 

July 

Sunday 2 

Term I ends 

July 

Monday 3 

Term II begins 

July 

Tuesday 4 

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed 

July 

Monday 10 

Term I grades due 

August 

Sunday 13 

Term II ends 

August 

Monday 21 

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

Spring 2017

January 

Wednesday 11   

New Graduate and New International Student Orientation 

January 

Sunday 15 

New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins 

January 

Sunday 15 

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

January  

Sunday 15 

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

January    

Monday 16 

Martin Luther King Day - College closed 

January 

Tuesday 17 

Classes begin 8:00 a.m. 

January 

Tuesday 17 

80% tuition refund period begins and continues through January 31; 0% tuition refund thereafter 

January 

Monday 31 

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 3 

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

February 

Friday 24 

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

March

Friday 3     

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

March    

Saturday 11 

Midterm recess - No classes 

March 

Saturday 11 

Residence halls close for spring break, noon 

March 

Sunday 19 

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m. 

March 

Monday 20

Classes resume, 8 a.m.; Term IV PE begins 

March 

Monday 27 

Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office 

April 

Saturday 1 

Masters' comprehensive examinations 

April 

Tuesday 4 

Masters' comprehensive examinations 

April 

Friday 7 

Advising Day - No undergraduate classes 

April 

Friday 7 

Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes 

April 

Monday 10 

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

April 

Monday 10 

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

April 

Tuesday 11 

Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores 

April 

Wednesday 12 

Begin fall and summer registration for freshmen 

April 

Friday 14 

Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for May graduation 

April 

Monday 17 

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

April 

Friday 21 

Last day to withdraw from graduate classes 

May 

Friday 5 

Undergraduate classes end 

May 

Saturday 6 

Undergraduate Reading Day 

May 

Sunday 7 

Undergraduate Reading Day 

May 

Monday 8 

Undergraduate examination period begins 

May 

Friday 12 

Undergraduate examination period ends 

May 

Friday 12 

Graduate classes end 

May 

Saturday 13 

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

May 

Monday 15 

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

May 

Saturday 20 

Commencement 

May 

Saturday 20 

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

May 

Monday 22 

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