Academic Calendar 2015-2016

2015–2016 Academic Calendar - Printable Version

First Semester

August 27 Thursday 8:00 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  27
Thursday 1:30 p.m.
Opening Convocation
  29 Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Residence halls open for returning students
  31 Monday 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
  31 Monday 8:00 a.m. Add/drop period begins
 September 4 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"

7 Monday   Labor Day; classes are in session
October 9-11 Friday-Sunday
Homecoming/Family Weekend

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

21 Wednesday 8:00 a.m. Classes resume

21 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
 November 6 Friday a.m. Spring 2016 registration begins
  6 Friday 4:30 p.m.
Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course

13 Friday
p.m. Spring 2016 registration ends
  25
Wednesday

noon

Thanksgiving vacation begins

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

14–19
Monday–Saturday
Final examinations
  19
Saturday
5:00 p.m.
Semester ends; residence halls close
  22 Tuesday
noon Final grades due

 

Second Semester

January 17 Sunday noon Residence halls open for students
  18 Monday 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
  18 Monday 8:00 a.m. Add/drop period begins
  22 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
 March 4 Friday  5:00 p.m. Spring vacation begins

14 Monday 8:00 a.m. Classes resume

23 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
  24 Thursday 5:00 p.m. Easter break begins

29
Tuesday
8:00 a.m.
Classes resume
April 1 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change registration or withdraw from a course

8 Friday a.m. Fall 2016 registration begins
  15
Friday p.m. Fall 2016 registration ends
  20
Wednesday

4:30 p.m.

Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December, 2016
 May 4 Wednesday
4:30 p.m.               Last day for first-semester freshmen to withdraw from a course

4
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Day classes end

5
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Reading day; evening classes meet/end
  6-7 Friday–Saturday
Final examinations
  8 Sunday   Reading day
  9-12
Monday–Thursday   Final examinations
  12 Thursday  5:00 p.m. Semester Ends
  13 Friday noon Senior grades due
  13 Friday 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
  14 Saturday 10:00 a.m. 147th Commencement
  14 Saturday
Residence halls close

20 Friday noon Final grades due