Academic Calendars

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

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August 24 Thursday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  24 Thursday 2 p.m. Opening Convocation
  26 Saturday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for returning students
  28 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  28 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
 September 1 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  4 Monday   Labor Day; classes are in session
October 6 Friday 5 p.m. Fall break begins
  11 Wednesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  13-15 Friday–Sunday   Homecoming/Family Weekend
  18 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
 November 3 Friday a.m. Spring 2018 registration begins
  3 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course
  10 Friday p.m. Spring 2018 registration ends
  22 Wednesday

noon

Thanksgiving vacation begins
  27 Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
December 8 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester freshmen to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a fall course
  8 Friday 5 p.m. Classes end
  9 Saturday   Reading Day
  10 Sunday   Reading Day
  11–15 Monday–Friday   Final examinations
  15 Friday 6 p.m. Semester ends; residence halls close
  19 Tuesday noon Final grades due

 

Second Semester

January 14 Sunday noon Residence halls open for students
  15 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  15 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  19 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  23 Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence – no day classes (including labs)
 March 2 Friday 5 p.m. Spring vacation begins
  12 Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  14 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
  29 Thursday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change spring registration or withdraw from a course
  29 Thursday 5 p.m. Easter break begins
April 3 Tuesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  11 Wednesday a.m. Registration for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters begins
  20 Friday p.m. Registration for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters ends
  25 Wednesday

4:30 p.m.

Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December , 2019
  20-21 Friday & Saturday Begins at noon on Friday   Valley Fest Weekend – no classes Friday afternoon, except classes/labs that only meet Fridays.
  26 Thursday 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Inquiry Symposium
 May 2 Wednesday 4:30 p.m.               Last day for first-semester freshmen change to/from pass/fail status or  withdraw from a spring course
  2 Wednesday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  3 Thursday 5 p.m. Reading Day; evening classes meet/end
  4 Friday   Final examinations
  5-6 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  7-10 Monday–Thursday   Final examinations
  10 Thursday 9 p.m. Semester ends
  11 Friday noon Final grades due for graduating students
  11 Friday 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
  12 Saturday 10 a.m. 149th Commencement
  12 Saturday   Residence halls close
  15 Tuesday   New Student Advising Day
  16 Wednesday   New Student Advising Day
  18 Friday noon All final grades due
  19 Saturday   New Student Advising Day

 

Summer 2018

May 21 Monday   Summer Session I begins
  23 Wednesday   Session I: last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of "W"
  28 Monday   Memorial Day – no classes
 June 15 Friday   Session I: last day to change registration or withdraw from a course
  29 Friday   Summer Session I ends
 July 9 Monday   Summer Session II begins
  11 Wednesday   Session II: last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of "W"
  27 Friday   Last day to add an internship or individualized course
August 3 Friday   Session II: last day to change registration or withdraw from a course
  17 Friday   Summer II ends