Academic Calendar 2019-2020

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 2019

August

Friday 2

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

August

Monday 19

New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation

August Thursday 22 New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins

August

Saturday 24

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

August

Sunday 25

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

August

Sunday 25

Opening Convocation, 7 p.m.

August

Monday 26

Classes begin, 8:30 a.m. 80% tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept 3; 0% tuition refund thereafter

September

Monday 2

LABOR DAY-No classes

September

Tuesday 3

Classes resume, 8:30 a.m.

September

Tuesday 3

Drop/add ends at 5 p.m.; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change SU or audit option

September

Tuesday 3

Deadline for graduate students to petition for January graduation to the registrar's office

September

Friday 6

Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for comprehensive exams to the registrar's office

September

Friday 27

Senior applications for graduation due in the registrar's office

October

Friday 4

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

October

Saturday 12

Midterm recess - No classes

October

Wednesday 16

Classes resume, 8:30 a.m.

October

Monday 21

Term II PE begins

October

Monday 21

Midterm grades due in registrar's office

October Saturday 26  Masters' comprehensive examinations
October Monday 28 Advising period begins and continues through Friday, November 8

October

Tuesday 29

Masters' comprehensive examinations

November

Monday 11

Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students

November

Monday 11

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

November Tuesday 12  Begin spring registration for juniors

November

Tuesday 12

Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

November

Wednesday 13

Begin spring registration for sophomores

November

Thursday 14

Begin spring registration for first-year

November

Monday 18

Begin spring registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and non-degree students

November  Tuesday 19 Last day to withdraw from graduate classes

November

Wednesday 27

Thanksgiving recess - No classes

November

Wednesday 27

Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess, noon

December

Sunday 1

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.

December

Monday 2

Classes resume, 8:30 a.m.

December

Friday 6

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

December

Tuesday 10

Undergraduate classes end

December

Wednesday 11

Undergraduate Reading Day

December

Thursday 12

Undergraduate exams begin

December

Wednesday 18

Undergraduate exams end

December

Wednesday 18

Graduate classes end

December

Thursday 19

Residence halls close for winter break, noon

December

Saturday 21

Final grades due by 3 p.m.

 

 

 


Spring 2020

January Friday 10 Deadline for graduate students to petition for May graduation to the registrar's office
January Monday 13 New Graduate and New International Student Orientation

January

Tuesday 14

New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins

January

Tuesday 14

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

January

Tuesday 14

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

January

Wednesday 15

Classes begin 8:30 a.m.

January

Wednesday 15

80% tuition refund period begins and continues through January 23; 0% tuition refund thereafter

January Monday 20 Martin Luther King Day observed-No Classes; special educational activities
January Tuesday 21 Classes resume, 8:30 a.m.

January

Thursday 23

Drop/Add period ends at 5 p.m.; end 80% course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare/change SU or audit option

January Friday 31 Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for spring comprehensive exams to the registrar's office
January Friday 31 Deadline for graduate students to petition for September graduation to the registrar's office

February

Friday 21

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

March

Saturday 7

Midterm recess - No classes

March

Saturday 7

Residence halls close for spring break, noon

March

Sunday 15

Residence halls re-open, 9 a.m.

March

Monday 16

Classes resume, 8:30 a.m.

March Monday 16 Term IV PE begins

March

Monday 23

Midterm grades due in registrar's office

March Monday 23 Advising period begins and continues through Friday, April 3

March

Saturday 28

Masters' comprehensive examinations

March

Tuesday 31

Masters' comprehensive examinations

April

Friday 3

Last day to withdraw from undergraduate classes

April

Monday 6

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

April

Monday 6

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

April

Tuesday 7

Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores

April

Wednesday 8

Begin fall and summer registration for first-year students

April  Friday 10  Last day to withdraw from graduate classes

April

Monday 13

Begin fall and summer registration for new undergraduate, new graduate and non-degree students

May

Friday 1

Undergraduate classes end

May

Saturday 2

Undergraduate Reading Day

May

Sunday 3

Undergraduate Reading Day

May

Monday 4

Undergraduate examination period begins

May

Friday 8

Undergraduate examination period ends

May

Friday 8

Graduate classes end

May

Saturday 9

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

May

Monday 11

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

May

Saturday 16

Commencement

May

Sunday 17

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

May

Monday 18

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

 


Summer 2020

May

Monday 18

Term I begins

May

Monday 25

HOLIDAY - No classes; College closed

June

Sunday 28

Term I ends

July

Wednesday 1

Term I grades due

July Saturday 4 HOLIDAY- College closed

July

Monday 6

Term II begins

August Sunday 16 Term II ends

August

Wednesday 19

Term II grades due 3 p.m.

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