Academic Calendar 2017–2018

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 2017

August 

Friday 4 

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

August

Wednesday 16

New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation

August 

Saturday 19 

Residence halls open, 9 a.m. 

August 

Sunday 20 

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

August

Monday 21

Opening Convocation, 10 a.m. 

August 

Monday 21 

Classes begin, 2:00 p.m. 80% tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept 5; 0% tuition refund thereafter

September

Monday 4

LABOR DAY-No classes

September

Tuesday 5

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

September 

Tuesday 5 

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

September 

Tuesday 5

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

September 

Friday 8 

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

September 

Friday 29

Senior applications for graduation due in the Registrar's Office

September 

Friday 29 

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

October

Saturday 7

Midterm recess - No classes

October 

Wednesday 11

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

October 

Monday 16

Term II PE begins

October 

Monday 16

Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office

October 

Saturday 28

Masters' comprehensive examinations

October 

Tuesday 31

Masters' comprehensive examinations

November

Friday 3 

ADVISING DAY - No undergraduate classes

November 

Monday 6 

Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students

November

Monday 6 

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

November 

Tuesday 7 

Begin spring registration for juniors

November 

Wednesday 8 

Begin spring registration for sophomores

November 

Thursday 9 

Begin spring registration for freshmen

November 

Friday 10 

Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

November

Monday 13 

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

November 

Tuesday 21 

Last day to withdraw from graduate classes 

November 

Wednesday 22 

Thanksgiving recess - No classes

November 

Wednesday 22 

Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess, noon

November 

Sunday 26 

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.

November 

Monday 27 

Classes resume, 8 a.m.

December

Friday 1

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

December

Friday 8 

Undergraduate classes end

December 

Saturday 9 

Undergraduate Reading Day

December 

Sunday 10 

Undergraduate Reading Day

December 

Monday 11 

Undergraduate exams begin

December 

Friday 15 

Undergraduate exams end 

December 

Friday 15

Graduate classes end

December        

Saturday 17 

Residence halls close for winter break, noon

December 

Friday 23     

Final grades due

 

 

 

Spring 2018

January 

Wednesday 11   

New Graduate and New International Student Orientation 

January 

Sunday 14 

New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins 

January 

Sunday 14 

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

January  

Sunday 14 

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

January    

Monday 15 

Martin Luther King Day - College closed 

January 

Tuesday 16 

Classes begin 8:00 a.m. 

January 

Tuesday 16 

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

January 

Monday 29 

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

January       

Tuesday 30     

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

February      Friday 2          Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for spring comprehensive exams to the Registrar's Office 
February Friday 2  Deadline for graduate students to petition for September graduation to the Registrar's Office 

February 

Friday 23 

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

March    

Saturday 10 

Midterm recess - No classes 

March 

Saturday 10 

Residence halls close for spring break, noon 

March 

Sunday 18 

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m. 

March 

Monday 19

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

March 

Monday 26 

Midterm grades due in Registrar's Office 

March 

Saturday 31 

Masters' comprehensive examinations 

April 

Tuesday 3 

Masters' comprehensive examinations 

April 

Friday 6 

Advising Day - No undergraduate classes 

April 

Friday 6 

Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes 

April 

Monday 9 

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

April 

Tuesday 10 

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

April 

Tuesday 10 

Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores 

April 

Wednesday 11 

Begin fall and summer registration for freshmen 

April 

Friday 13 

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

April 

Monday 16 

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

April 

Friday 20 

Last day to withdraw from graduate classes 

May 

Friday 4 

Undergraduate classes end 

May 

Saturday 5 

Undergraduate Reading Day 

May 

Sunday 6 

Undergraduate Reading Day 

May 

Monday 7 

Undergraduate examination period begins 

May 

Friday 11 

Undergraduate examination period ends 

May 

Friday 11 

Graduate classes end 

May 

Saturday 12 

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

May 

Monday 14 

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

May 

Saturday 19 

Commencement 

May 

Sunday 20 

Residence halls close for graduating seniors, 2 p.m. 

May 

Monday 21 

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

 

Summer 2018

May 

Monday 21 

Term I begins 

May 

Monday 28 

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed 

July 

Sunday 1 

Term I ends 

July 

Monday 2 

Term II begins 

July 

Wednesday 4 

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed 

July 

Monday 9 

Term I grades due 

August 

Sunday 12 

Term II ends 

August 

Monday 20 

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