Academic Calendars

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

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August 23 Thursday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  23 Thursday 2 p.m. Opening Convocation
  25 Saturday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for returning students
  27 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  27 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  31 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
 September 3 Monday   Labor Day; classes are in session
October 5 Friday 5 p.m. Fall break begins
  10 Wednesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  12-14 Friday–Sunday   Homecoming/Family Weekend
  17 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
 November 2 Friday a.m. Spring 2019 registration re-opens
  2 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course
  9 Friday p.m. Spring 2019 registration ends
  21 Wednesday

noon

Thanksgiving vacation begins
  26 Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
December 7 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester freshmen to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a fall course
  7 Friday 5 p.m. Classes end
  8 Saturday   Reading Day
  9 Sunday   Reading Day
  10–14 Monday–Friday   Final examinations
  14 Friday 6 p.m. Semester ends; residence halls close
  18 Tuesday noon Final grades due

 

Second Semester

January 13 Sunday noon Residence halls open for students
  14 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin
  14 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins
  18 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
  22 Tuesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence – no day classes (including labs)
 March 1 Friday 5 p.m. Spring vacation begins
  11 Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  13 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
  29 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change spring registration or withdraw from a course
April  3 Wednesday a.m. Registration for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters begins
  12 Friday p.m. Registration for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 semesters ends
  17 Wednesday

4:30 p.m.

Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December, 2020
  18 Thursday 5 p.m. Easter break begins
  23 Tuesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  25 Thursday 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Inquiry Symposium
  26-28 Friday - Sunday   ValleyFest Weekend – no classes Friday afternoon, except classes/labs that only meet Fridays
 May 1 Wednesday 4:30 p.m.               Last day for first-semester freshmen change to/from pass/fail status or  withdraw from a spring course
  1 Wednesday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  2 Thursday   Reading Day; evening classes meet/end
  3 Friday   Final examinations
  4-5 Saturday & Sunday   Reading Days
  6-9 Monday–Thursday   Final examinations
  9 Thursday 9 p.m. Semester ends
  10 Friday noon Final grades due for graduating students
  10 Friday 6:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service
  11 Saturday 10 a.m. 150th Commencement
  11 Saturday   Residence halls close
  14 Tuesday   New Student Advising Day
  15 Wednesday   New Student Advising Day
  17 Friday noon All final grades due
  18 Saturday   New Student Advising Day

Summer 2019

May 20 Monday   Summer Session I begins
  22 Wednesday   Session I: last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of "W"
  27 Monday   Memorial Day – no face-to-face classes
 June 14 Friday   Session I: last day to change registration or withdraw from a course
  30 Sunday   Summer Session I ends
 July 8 Monday   Summer Session II begins
  10 Wednesday   Session II: last day to add a course or drop a course without a grade of "W"
  26 Friday   Last day to add an internship or individualized course
August 2 Friday   Session II: last day to change registration or withdraw from a course
  18 Sunday   Summer II ends