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Academic Calendars

Events on the academic calendar are posted to the campus calendar as well as Moodle.

2016-17 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2016 (68 class days — 13 M, 15 T, 14 W, 13 R, 13 F — 40 MWF, 28 TR)
Date Day Event
August 26-28 Saturday - Sunday Move-in weekend
August 29 Monday Opening Convocation
Commuter Student Check-in
Online Session 1 classes begin
August 30 Tuesday Classes begin (including Module I)
September 5 Monday Labor Day: no classes
September 6 Tuesday Last day to add a course and submit paperwork for DS, IS, CE, FP, etc.
September 13 Tuesday Last day to drop or select pass/fail
Enrollment census date
September 17 Saturday Family Weekend
October 14-16 Friday - Sunday Homecoming Weekend
October 18 Tuesday Module 1 ends
October 19 Wednesday Module 2 begins
October 21 Friday Midterm grades reported
October 22 Saturday Online Session 1 classes end
October 24 Monday Online Session 2 classes begin
October 24-25 Monday - Tuesday Fall Break
November 2 Wednesday Senior Assessment Day: classes held, seniors excused
November 4 Friday Last day to withdraw with a W, WP, WF
November 7 Monday, 9 p.m. Seniors may register for spring
November 8 Tuesday, 9 p.m. Juniors may register for spring
November 10 Thursday, 9 p.m. Sophomores may register for spring
November 15 Tuesday, 9 p.m. Freshmen may register for spring
November 18 Friday Petition deadline to move final exams
November 23-27 Wednesday – Sunday Thanksgiving Break
December 9 Friday Last day of classes
December 12–15 Monday – Thursday Final exams
December 16 Friday, 4:30 p.m. Final grades must be reported
December 17 Saturday Online Session 2 classes end
Spring Semester 2017 (69 class days — 14 M, 15 T, 14 W, 13 R, 13 F — 41 MWF, 28 TR)
Date Day Event
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: no classes
Online Session 3 classes begin
January 18 Wednesday Classes begin (including Module 1)
January 25 Tuesday Last day to add a class and submit paperwork for DS, IS, CE, FP, etc.
February 1 Wednesday Last day to drop or select pass/fail
Enrollment census date
March 3 Friday Module 1 ends
March 6 Monday Module 2 begins
March 10 Friday Midterm grades reported
March 11 Saturday Online Session 3 classes end
March 11-19 Saturday – Sunday Spring Break
March 13 Monday Online Session 4 classes begin
March 21 Tuesday, 9 p.m. Current Seniors may register for summer and fall
March 22 Wednesday, 9 p.m. Current Juniors may register for summer and fall
March 23 Thursday, 9 p.m. Current Sophomores may register for summer and fall
March 24 Friday, 9 p.m. Current Freshmen may register for summer and fall
March 27 Monday Assessment Day: classes held, seniors excused during testing
New students may register for fall
March 31 Friday Last day to withdraw with a W, WP, WF
Petition deadline to move exams
April 14 Friday Good Friday: no classes
May 3 Wednesday Last day of classes
May 4 Thursday Study Day
Finals begin in evening
May 5-9 Friday – Tuesday Final exams (Thursday evening exams on May 4)
May 6 Saturday Online Session 4 classes end
May 10 Wednesday, 4:30 p.m. Final grades must be reported
May 13 Saturday Commencement

2017-18 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2017 (73 class days — 14 M, 15 T, 15 W, 15 R, 14 F — 43 MWF, 30 TR)
Date Day Event
August 1 Tuesday Fall payment due date
August 25-27 Friday - Sunday Move-in weekend; residence halls open at 8 a.m.
August 28 Monday Opening Convocation
Online Session 1 begins
August 29 Tuesday Classes begin, including Module 1
September 6 Wednesday Enrollment Census Day: last day to add/drop a course
October 2 Monday Registration for J-term and spring semester open for seniors
October 3 Tuesday Registration for J-term and spring semester open for juniors
October 5 Thursday Registration for J-term and spring semester open for sophomores
October 9 Monday Registration for J-term and spring semester open for freshmen and new students
October 13 Friday Module 1 ends
October 16 Monday Module 2 begins
October 20 Friday Midterm grades due
October 20-22 Friday - Sunday Homecoming
October 21 Saturday Online Session 1 ends
October 23 Monday Online Session 2 begins
October 25 Wednesday Online Session 1 grades due
October 27 Friday Last day to drop courses with a W
November 1 Wednesday Senior Assessment Day
November 10 Friday Deadline to petition to change final exam
November 17 Friday Residence halls close by 6 p.m.
November 18-26 Saturday – Sunday Thanksgiving Break
November 26 Sunday Residence halls reopen at 12 p.m.
December 1 Friday Spring/J-term payment due date
December 8 Friday Last day of classes; Module 2 ends
December 11–14 Monday – Thursday Final exams
Residence halls close at 6 p.m.
December 15 Friday Final grades due by 4:30 p.m.
December 16 Saturday Online Session 2 ends
December 20 Wednesday Online Session 2 grades due
Winter J-term 2018 (20 class days — including Saturdays)
Date Day Event
January 3 Wednesday First day of classes
January 4 Thursday Last day to add J-term classes
January 19 Friday Last day of classes
Grades due by midnight
Spring Semester 2018 (73 class days — 13 M, 15 T, 15 W, 15 R, 15 F — 43 MWF, 30 TR)
Date Day Event
December 1 Friday Spring payment due date
January 21 Sunday Residence halls open at 12 p.m.
January 22 Monday Online Session 1 begins
January 23 Tuesday Classes begin, including Module 1
January 31 Wednesday Enrollment Census Day: last day to add/drop a course
March 16 Friday Midterm grades due
Module 1 ends
Residence halls close at 6 p.m.
March 17 - 25 Saturday - Sunday Spring Break
March 17 Saturday Online Session 1 ends
March 19 Monday Online Session 2 begins
March 21 Wednesday Online Session 1 grades due
March 25 Sunday Residence halls open at 12 p.m.
March 26 Monday Module 2 begins
Senior Assessment Day
Registration for fall and summer semester open for seniors
March 27 Tuesday Registration for fall and summer semester open for juniors
Last day to drop courses with a W
March 29 Thursday Registration for fall and summer semester open for sophomores
April 2 Monday Easter Monday: no classes
April 3 Tuesday Registration for fall and summer semester open for freshmen and new students
April 13 Friday Deadline to petition to change final exam
May 8 Tuesday Last day of classes; Module 2 ends
May 9 Wednesday Study Day
Evening Final Exams begin
May 10-14 Thursday – Monday Final exams
May 12 Saturday Online Session 2 ends
May 14 Monday Residence halls close at 6 p.m. (except for graduates)
May 15 Tuesday Final grades due by 4:30 p.m., including Online Session 2
May 18 Friday Commencement rehearsal
May 19 Saturday Commencement
Residence halls close at 6 p.m. for graduates and Commencement assistants