Take Note

Spring Preview Day

Saturday, March 4, 8:30a; contact the Office of Admission for reservations

2017–2018 Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2017

August 2017

18 Fri. Registration and Orientation of new students
18–19 Fri.–Sat. Big Red Weekend; Freshman and Transfer resident students who have not already moved in will do so
19–20 Sat. & Sun. Residence Halls open for returning students, noon each day
21 Mon. First day of classes, Fall Term, 8:00 a.m.; deadline for payment of fees for all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
25 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 2017

4 Mon. Labor Day—No Classes/Offices Closed
22 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a class without grade penalty and receive a “W”

October 2017

6 Fri. End of Midterm Grading Period
13 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status
27 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”

November 2017

5 Sun. Daylight Saving Time ends, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks back one hour
6–10 Mon.–Fri. Spring Term Pre-registration
17 Fri. Thanksgiving Break begins for students, faculty, 10:00 p.m.
18 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Thanksgiving break
20–24 Mon.–Fri. Thanksgiving Week—No Classes; Offices Open Mon.–Tues. and Closed Wed.–Fri.
26 Sun. Residence Halls reopen, noon
27 Mon. Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.

December 2017

1 Fri. Fall Term classes end
4–8 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations
9 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Christmas/New Year break

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

Deadline for grades to be submitted to Self-Service.

Mon., Dec. 4 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6
Tues., Dec. 5 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 7
Wed., Dec. 6 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 8
Thurs., Dec. 7 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 11
Fri., Dec. 8 12:00 noon Monday December 11

Spring Term 2018

January 2018

5 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.
7 Sun. Residence halls open at noon
8 Mon. First day of classes, Spring Term; deadline for payment of fees of all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
12 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
15 Mon. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—No Classes/Offices OPEN; Day of Service

February 2018

9 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “W”
23 Fri. End of Mid-term Grading Period

March 2018

2 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status
11 Sun. Daylight Saving Time begins, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks forward one hour
16 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”
23 Fri. Spring Break begins at 10:00 p.m.

April 2018

1 Sun. Residence halls open at noon
2 Mon. Spring Term classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
2 Mon. Fall Term 2018 Pre-registration and Summer Session 2018 Registration begin
20 Fri. Spring Term 2018 Classes end
23–27 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations
28 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for non-graduating students

May 2018

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

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

6 Sun. Residence halls close at noon for graduates

Spring Term 2018 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 23 8:00 a.m., TR  All others not scheduled 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., April 24 8:00 a.m., MWF 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed., April 25 9:15 a.m., MWF 2:15 p.m., MW
Thurs., April 26 11:00 a.m., TR 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., April 27 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 23 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
Tues., April 24 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 26
Wed., April 25 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 27
Thurs., April 26 9:00 a.m. Monday, April 30
Fri., April 27 12:00 noon Monday, April 30

College Holidays and Closings

NO CLASSES, OFFICES OPEN

Occasions Dates
In-Service Days To be determined
Thanksgiving Mon., Nov. 20–Tues., Nov. 21, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 15, 2018

NO CLASSES, OFFICES CLOSED

Occasion Date
Labor Day Mon., Sept. 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Break Wed., Nov. 22–Fri., Nov. 24, 2017
Christmas/New Year Break To be determined
Spring Break (includes Good Friday) Mon., March 26–Fri., March 30, 2018
Memorial Day Mon., May 28, 2018
Independence Day Wed., July 4, 2018