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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester, 2016

September 1-2
    Advising Days
September 5, Monday
    Labor Day Recess
September 6, Tuesday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
November 23, Wednesday
    Thanksgiving Recess Begins at Noon
November 28, Monday
    Classes Resume
December 12-16
    Final Examination Week
December 17, Saturday
    Semester Ends-Commencement

Spring Semester, 2017

January 5-6
    Advising Days
January 9, Monday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
January 16, Monday
    MLK Day Recess, Convocation and Activities
March 3, Friday
    Spirit Day - No Classes
March 6, Monday
    Spring Break
March 13, Monday
    Classes Resume
April 24-28
    Final Examination Week
April 29, Saturday
    Semester Ends-Commencement

Summer I, 2017

May 8, Monday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
May 29, Monday
    Memorial Day Recess
June 28, Wednesday
    Session Ends
June 24, Saturday
    Commencement

Summer II, 2017

June 29, Thursday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
July 4, Tuesday
    Independence Day Recess
August 18, Friday
    Session Ends-No Commencement Exercises

 

 

Fall Semester, 2017

August 31-September 1
    Advising Days
September 4, Monday
    Labor Day Recess
September 5, Tuesday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
November 22, Wednesday
    Thanksgiving Recess Begins at Noon
November 27, Monday
    Classes Resume
December 11-15
    Final Examination Week
December 16, Saturday
    Semester Ends-Commencement

Spring Semester, 2018

January 4-5
    Advising Days
January 8, Monday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
January 15, Monday
    MLK Day Recess, Convocation and Activities
March 2, Friday
    Spirit Day - No Classes
March 5, Monday
    Spring Break
March 12, Monday
    Classes Resume
April 23-27
    Final Examination Week
April 28, Saturday
    Semester Ends-Commencement

Summer I, 2018

May 7, Monday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
May 28, Monday
    Memorial Day Recess
June 27, Wednesday
    Session Ends
June 23, Saturday
    Commencement

Summer II, 2018

June 28, Thursday
    Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
July 4, Wednesday
    Independence Day Recess
August 17, Friday
    Session Ends-No Commencement Exercises

Important dates for each semester or session, including registration dates, refund dates, withdrawal dates, finals, midterm grading, final grading and more. Note: Academic calendars are subject to change without notice.

Item Fall 2017            Spring 2018 Summer 1 2018 Summer II 2018
Course offerings open for viewing Feb 20 Sep 18 Jan 22 Jan 22
Registration begins Mar 13 Oct 9 Feb 5 Feb 5
Advising Days Aug 31-Sep 1 Jan 4-5 N/A N/A
One-Stop Convenience Center Aug 30-Sep 8 Jan 8-10 N/A N/A
Fall Welcome TBA N/A N/A N/A
Classes begin Sep 5 Jan 8 May 7 Jun 28
Tuition and fees due Aug 29 Jan 8 May 7 Jun 28
Last day to drop/add classes Sep 11 Jan 12 May 11 Jul 5
Census Sep 12 Jan 16 May 14 Jul 6
$100 Late Add fee begins Sep 13 Jan 17 May 15 Jul 7
Begin recording withdraws as “W” on transcript Sep 13 Jan 17 May 15 Jul 7
Last day to withdraw from classes Nov 6 Mar 19 Jun 4 Jul 23
Final Exam Week Dec 11-14 Apr 23-26 N/A N/A
Semester Ends Dec 16 Apr 28 Jun 27 Aug 17
         
Refunds        
Last day to receive 100% refund Sep 12 Jan 16 May 14 Jul 6
Last day to receive 90% refund for a complete withdrawal Sep 14 Jan 18 N/A N/A
Last day to receive 50% refund for partial withdrawal Sep 18 Jan 22 N/A N/A
Last day to receive a 50% refund for a complete withdrawal Sep 29 Feb 5 May 18 Jul 10
Last day to receive a 25% refund for a complete withdrawal Oct 25 Mar 2 Jun 1 Jul 23
         
Grades        
Midterm grades due Oct 30 Mar 12 N/A N/A
Final grades due Dec 19 May 1 Jul 3 Aug 21
         
Graduation        
Last day to apply for graduation Aug 1 Dec 1 Feb 1 Feb 1
Commencement Dec 16 Apr 28 Jun 23 N/A
         
Holidays and Recesses        
Labor Day Sep 4      
Thanksgiving (begins at noon) Nov 22      
Dr. Martin Luther King Day recess, convocation and activities   Jan 15    
Spirit Day   Mar 2    
Spring Break   Mar 5-9    
Memorial Day     May 28  
Independence Day recess       Jul 4