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2014–2015 Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2014

August

21 Thurs. Registration and Orientation of new students
22–23 Fri.–Sat. Big Red Weekend; Freshman and Transfer resident students who have not already moved in will do so
23 & 24 Sat. & Sun. Residence Halls open for returning students, 1:00 p.m. each day
25 Mon. Classes begin, 8:00 a.m.; deadline for payment of fees for all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
29 Fri. Last day to Add/Drop a course; last day for campus residents to adjust meal plans

September

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

October

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

November

2 Sun. Daylight Saving Time ends, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks back one hour
10–14 Mon.–Fri. Spring Term Pre-registration
14 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
21 Fri. Thanksgiving Break begins for students, faculty, 10:00 p.m.
22 Sat. Residence halls close at 9:00 a.m. for Thanksgiving break
24–28 Mon.–Fri. Thanksgiving Vacation—No Classes; Offices Open Mon.–Tues. and Closed Wed.–Fri.
30 Sun. Residence Halls reopen, 1:00 p.m.

December

1 Mon. Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
5 Fri. Fall term classes end
8–12 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations
13 Sat. Residence halls close @ 9:00 a.m. for Christmas/New Year break
Dec. 13–Jan. 19 Sat.–Tues. Christmas/New Year/Martin Luther King Day Break (no classes)
Fall Term 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. 8 8:00 a.m., TR  All others not scheduled 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., Dec. 9 8:00 a.m., MWF 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed., Dec. 10 9:15 a.m., MWF 2:15 p.m., MWF
Thurs., Dec. 11 11:00 a.m., TR 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., Dec. 12 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. 8 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 10
Tues., Dec. 9 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 11
Wed., Dec. 10 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 12
Thurs., Dec. 11 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 15
Fri., Dec. 12 12:00 noon Monday December 15

Spring Term 2015

January

16 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.
18 Sun. Residence halls open @ 1:00 p.m.
19 Mon. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—No Classes/Offices OPEN
20 Tues. Spring Term classes begin; deadline for payment of fees for all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
23 Fri. Last day to Add/Drop a course; last day for campus residents to adjust meal plans

February

20 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “W”
27 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open

March

6 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open; end of Mid-term Grading Period
8 Sun. Daylight Saving Time begins, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks forward one hour
13 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status
20 Fri. Spring Break begins, 10:00 p.m.
21 Sat. Residence halls close @ 9:00 a.m. for Spring Break
23–27 Mon.–Fri. Spring Break—No Classes/Offices Closed
29 Sun. Residence halls open @ 1:00 p.m.
30 Mon. Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.

April

2 Wed. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”
3 Fri. Good Friday; No classes/Offices closed
8 Wed. Assessment Day; No classes/Offices open (this is an In-Service Day)
13 Mon. Fall Term 2015 Pre-registration begins
17 Fri. In-Service Day; no classes, offices open
20 Mon. Summer Session 2015 Pre-registration Begins

May

1 Fri. Classes end
4–8 Mon.–Fri. Final examinations
9 Sat. Residence halls close @ 9:00 a.m. for non-graduating students
15 Fri. Baccalaureate Service, 5:00 p.m.
16 Sat. Commencement Exercises:  Traditional Day, 9:00 a.m.; Evening Bachelor’s Degree, 6:00 p.m.
17 Sun. Residence halls close @ 9:00 a.m. for graduates
Spring Term 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., May 4 8:00 a.m., TR  All others not scheduled 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., May 5 8:00 a.m., MWF 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed., May 6 9:15 a.m., MWF 2:15 p.m., MWF
Thurs., May 7 11:00 a.m., TR 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., May 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.
Spring Term Grading Deadlines
Examination Date

Grades due in the Office of the Registrar.

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

College Holidays and Closings

NO CLASSES, OFFICES OPEN

Occasion Date
In-Service Days 2014: September 5, 19, 26; October 17; and November 14, 2014; 2015: February 27, March 6, April 3 (Good Friday; no classes; offices closed); Wednesday, April 8, 2015, (Assessment Day; no classes; offices open); April 17
Thanksgiving Mon., Nov. 24–Tues., Nov. 25, 2014
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 19, 2015

NO CLASSES, OFFICES CLOSED

Occasion Date
Labor Day Mon., Sept. 1, 2014
Thanksgiving Break Wed., Nov. 26–Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Christmas/New Year Break Mon., Dec. 22, 2014–Fri., Jan. 2, 2015 (Offices reopen Mon., Jan. 5, 2015)
Spring Break Mon., March 23–Fri., March 27, 2015
Good Friday Fri., April 3, 2015
Memorial Day Mon., May 25, 2015
Independence Day Fri., July 3, 2015