Academics

Academic Calendar



2015-2016

Official University Holidays (Offices closed/no classes):
2015: September 7; November 26-27; December 25-31;
2016: January 1; March 25; May 30 and July 4.
Faculty/Staff Conference Week : August 10 - 14, 2015

Printable 2014-2015 Calendar
Printable 2015-2016 Calendar


Fall Semester 2015

Final Registration before classes begin August 14
New Student Survival Weekend

August 15
Matriculation Ceremony (11 a.m.)

August 15
Residence halls open (8 a.m.)

August 16
Classes begin

August 17
Last day to complete registration/add classes

August 26
Labor Day (no classes, residence halls remain open)

September 7
Last day to drop course without “WD” September 15
Homecoming (classes held as scheduled) October 8-10
Mid-term October 12-16
Last day to drop course without “F” October 23
Early registration begins October 26
Thanksgiving holiday (no classes) November 26-27
Residence Halls open (1p.m) November 29
Classes end December 4
Final exams December 7-11
Commencement (11 a.m.) December 12
Residence halls close (2 p.m.) December 12



Spring Semester 2016


Final Registration before classes begin
January 8
Residence halls open (8 a.m.) January 10
Classes begin January 11
Martin Luther King Day ( special activities ) January 18
Last day to complete registration/add classes January 20
Last day to drop course without “WD” February 9
Lincoln Day/Founders Day (special activities) February 12
Mid-term Feb. 29 – March 4
Last day to drop course without “F” March 19
Residence halls close (5 p.m.) March 18
Spring break (no classes) March 21-25
Good Friday (no classes) March 25
Residence halls open (1 p.m.) March 27
Early Registration Begins April 4
Classes end April 29
Final exams May 2-6
Commencement (11 a.m.) May 7
Residence halls close (2 p.m.) May 7



Summer Terms 2016


May 9 – July 29

 

Memorial Day (no classes) May 30
Independence Day (no classes) July 4
During the 12-week summer term, classes may meet 3 weeks, 4 weeks, etc., as long as the required number of contact hours is met.