Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

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First Semester

August 25 Thursday 8:00 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  25
Thursday 2:00 p.m.
Opening Convocation
  27 Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Residence halls open for returning students
  29 Monday 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
  29 Monday 8:00 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
 September 2 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"

5 Monday   Labor Day; classes are in session
October 7-9 Friday-Sunday
Homecoming/Family Weekend

14 Friday 5:00 p.m.
Fall break begins

19 Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Classes resume

19 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
 November 4 Friday a.m. Spring 2017 registration begins
  4 Friday 4:30 p.m.
Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course

11 Friday
p.m. Spring 2017 registration ends
  23
Wednesday

noon

Thanksgiving vacation begins

28 Monday 8:00 a.m.
Classes resume
December 9 Friday 4:30 p.m.
Last day for first-semester freshmen to withdraw from a fall course
  9 Friday 5:00 p.m. Classes end
  10 Saturday
Reading Day
  11 Sunday . Reading Day

12–16
Monday–Friday
Final examinations
  16
Friday
6:00 p.m.
Semester ends; residence halls close
  20 Tuesday
noon Final grades due

 

Second Semester

January 15 Sunday noon Residence halls open for students
  16 Monday 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
  16 Monday 8:00 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  20 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  24 Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Symposium on Inclusive Excellence – no day classes
 March 3 Friday 5:00 p.m. Spring vacation begins

13 Monday 8:00 a.m. Classes resume

22 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
  31
Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change spring registration or withdraw from a course

31
Friday
a.m.
Fall 2017 registration begins
April 7 Friday p.m. Fall 2017 registration ends

12 Wednesday
4:30 p.m. Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December, 2018
  13
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Easter break begins
  18
Tuesday

8:00 a.m.

Classes resume
  21-22
Friday & Saturday
Begins at noon on Friday  
Valley Fest Weekend – no classes Friday afternoon, except classes/labs that only meet Fridays.
 May 3 Wednesday
4:30 p.m.               Last day for first-semester freshmen to withdraw from a spring course

3
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Day classes end

4
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Reading Day; evening classes meet/end
  5 Friday
Final examinations
  6-7 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  8-11
Monday–Thursday   Final examinations
  11 Thursday 9:00 p.m. Semester ends
  12 Friday noon Final grades due for graduating students
  12 Friday 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
  13 Saturday 10:00 a.m. 148th Commencement
  13 Saturday
Residence halls close

19 Friday noon All final grades due