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New Student Orientation

Session I: June 22–23; Session II: July 27–28

2016–2017 Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2016

August 2016

18 Thurs. Registration and Orientation of new students
19-20 Fri.–Sat. Big Red Weekend; Freshman and Transfer resident students who have not already moved in will do so
20–21 Sat. & Sun. Residence Halls open for returning students, noon each day
22 Mon. First day of classes, Fall Term, 8:00 a.m.; deadline for payment of fees for all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
26 Fri. Last day to Add/Drop a course; last day for campus residents to adjust meal plans; obtain parking permit from Campus Security Office by this date to avoid parking fines

September 2016

2 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
5 Mon. Labor Day—No Classes/Offices Closed
23 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a class without grade penalty and receive a “W”
30 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open

October 2016

7 Fri. End of Midterm Grading Period
14 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status
21 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
28 Fri Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”

November 2016

4 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
6 Sun. Daylight Saving Time ends, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks back one hour
7–11 Mon.–Fri. Spring Term Pre-registration
11 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
18 Fri. Thanksgiving Break begins for students, faculty, 10:00 p.m.
19 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Thanksgiving break
21–25 Mon.–Fri. Thanksgiving Week—No Classes; Offices Open Mon.–Tues. and Closed Wed.–Fri.
27 Sun. Residence Halls reopen, noon
28 Mon. Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.

December 2016

2 Fri. Fall Term classes end
5–9 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations
10 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Christmas/New Year break

Fall Term 2016 Final Exam Schedule

Date 8:30–10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 5 8:00 a.m., TR  All others not scheduled 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., Dec. 6 8:00 a.m., MWF 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed., Dec. 7 9:15 a.m., MWF 2:15 p.m., MW
Thurs., Dec. 8 11:00 a.m., TR 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., Dec. 9 12:30 p.m., TR 2:00 p.m., TR

For both the fall and spring semesters, the following guidelines apply:

  • For classes with a start time after 4:30 p.m., the final exam period is scheduled for the first meeting of the course during the week of exams.
  • The meeting place for an examination will be the same as for regular classes, unless the instructor announces otherwise.
  • For a class meeting two or more consecutive periods, the first period will determine the time of the examination. For a class meeting four days a week, the MWF period will determine the time of the examination.
  • For a class scheduled TBA (to be arranged), the time of the examination will be arranged by the instructor.
Fall Term Grading Deadlines
Examination Date

Grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

Mon., Dec. 5 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7
Tues., Dec. 6 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8
Wed., Dec. 7 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 9
Thurs., Dec. 8 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 12
Fri., Dec. 9 12:00 noon Monday December 12

Spring Term 2017

January 2017

6 Fri. Spring Term registration and orientation for new students; deadline for payment of fees for transfers and others not yet enrolled, 4:00 p.m.
8 Sun. Residence halls open at noon
9 Mon. First day of classes, Spring Term; deadline for payment of fees of all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
13 Fri. Last day to Add/Drop a course; last day for campus residents to adjust meal plans; obtain parking permit from Campus Security Office by this date to avoid parking fines
16 Mon. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—No Classes/Offices OPEN; Day of Service
27 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open

February 2017

10 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “W”
17 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
24 Fri. End of Mid-term Grading Period

March 2017

3 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status; In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
12 Sun. Daylight Saving Time begins, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks forward one hour
17 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”
24 Fri. Spring Break begins, 10:00 p.m.
25 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Spring Break
27–31 Mon.–Fri. Spring Break—No Classes/Offices Closed

April 2017

2 Sun. Residence halls open at noon
3 Mon. Spring Term classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
10–14 Mon. Fall Term 2017 Pre-registration
14 Fri. Good Friday, College closed
17 Mon. Summer Session 2017 Registration begins
21 Fri. Spring Term 2017 Classes end
24–28 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations
29 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for non-graduating students

May 2017

5 Fri. Traditional Day Baccalaureate Service, 5:00 p.m.
6 Sat.  

Commencement Exercises:  Traditional Day, 9:00 a.m.;
Baccalaureate and Commencement, Evening Bachelor’s Degree, 6:00 p.m.

7 Sun. Residence halls close at noon for graduates

Spring Term 2017 Final Exam Schedule

Date 8:30–10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Mon., April 24 8:00 a.m., TR  All others not scheduled 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., April 25 8:00 a.m., MWF 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed., April 26 9:15 a.m., MWF 2:15 p.m., MW
Thurs., April 27 11:00 a.m., TR 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., April 28 12:30 p.m TR 2:00 p.m TR

For both the fall and spring semesters, the following guidelines apply:

  • For classes with a start time after 4:30 p.m., the final exam period is scheduled for the first meeting of the course during the week of exams.
  • The meeting place for an examination will be the same as for regular classes, unless the instructor announces otherwise.
  • For a class meeting two or more consecutive periods, the first period will determine the time of the examination. For a class meeting four days a week, the MWF period will determine the time of the examination.
  • For a class scheduled TBA (to be arranged), the time of the examination will be arranged by the instructor.
Spring Term Grading Deadlines
Examination Date

Grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

Mon., April 24 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 26
Tues., April 25 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 27
Wed., April 26 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 28
Thurs., April 27 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 1
Fri., April 28 12:00 noon Monday, May 1

College Holidays and Closings

NO CLASSES, OFFICES OPEN

Occasions Dates
In-Service Days FALL TERM: September 2, 30; October 21; November 4, 11; SPRING TERM: January 27; February 17; March 3
Thanksgiving Mon., Nov. 21–Tues., Nov. 22, 2016
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 16, 2017

NO CLASSES, OFFICES CLOSED

Occasion Date
Labor Day Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Break Wed., Nov. 23–Fri., Nov. 25, 2016
Christmas/New Year Break Tuesday, December 20, 2016–Monday, January 2, 2017 (Return Tuesday, January 3)
Spring Break Mon., March 27–Fri., March 31, 2017
Good Friday Fri., April 14, 2017
Memorial Day Mon., May 29, 2017
Independence Day Tues., July 4, 2017