Take Note

Awards Convocation

Friday, April 20, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall

2018–2019 Academic Calendar

Fall Term 2018

August 2018

Date Day Event
17 Fri. Registration and Orientation of new students
17–18 Fri.–Sat. Big Red Weekend; Freshman and Transfer resident students who have not already moved in will do so
18–19 Sat. & Sun. Residence Halls open for returning students, noon each day
20 Mon. First day of classes, Fall Term, 8:00 a.m.; deadline for payment of fees for all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
24 Fri. Last day to Add/Drop a course; last day for campus residents to adjust meal plans; last day to obtain parking permit from Campus Security Office to avoid parking fines

September 2018

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

October 2018

Date Day Event
5 Fri. End of Midterm Grading Period
12 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status
26 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”

November 2018

Date Day Event
4 Sun. Daylight Saving Time ends, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks back one hour
5–9 Mon.–Fri. Spring Term Pre-registration
16 Fri. Thanksgiving Break begins for students, faculty, 10:00 p.m.
17 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Thanksgiving break
19–23 Mon.–Fri. Thanksgiving Week—No Classes; Offices Open Mon.–Tues. and Closed Wed.–Fri.
25 Sun. Residence Halls reopen, noon
26 Mon. Classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
30 Fri. Last day of classes, Fall Term

December 2018

Date Day Event
3–7 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations
8 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for Christmas/New Year break

Fall Term 2018 Final Exam Schedule

Date Exam time 8:30–10:30 a.m. Exam time 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Exam time 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 3 Classes meeting 8:00 a.m., TR  All others not scheduled Classes meeting 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., Dec. 4 Classes meeting 8:00 a.m., MWF Classes meeting 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed., Dec. 5 Classes meeting 9:15 a.m., MWF Classes meeting 2:15 p.m., MW
Thurs., Dec. 6 Classes meeting 11:00 a.m., TR Classes meeting 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., Dec. 7 Classes meeting 12:30 p.m., TR Classes meeting 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. 3 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 5
Tues., Dec. 4 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6
Wed., Dec. 5 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 7
Thurs., Dec. 6 9:00 a.m. Monday, December 10
Fri., Dec. 7 12:00 noon Monday December 10

Spring Term 2019

January 2019

Date Day Event
11 Fri. Deadline for payment of fees for transfers and others not yet enrolled, 4:00 p.m.
13 Sun. Residence halls open at noon; Spring Term registration and orientation for new students, 1:00–4:00 p.m.;
14 Mon. First day of classes, Spring Term; deadline for payment of fees of all preregistered students, 4:00 p.m.
18 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
21 Mon. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—No Classes/Offices OPEN; Day of Service

February 2019

Date Day Event
15 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “W”

March 2019

Date Day Event
1 Fri. End of Mid-term Grading Period
8 Fri. Last day to change to “P/N” grading, audit, and non-credit status
10 Sun. Daylight Saving Time begins, 2:00 a.m.; turn clocks forward one hour
18 Mon. Fall Term 2019 Pre-registration begins
22 Fri. Last day to withdraw from a course without grade penalty and receive a “WP” or “WF”; Spring Break begins at 10:00 p.m.
31 Sun. Residence halls open at noon

April 2019

Date Day Event
1 Mon. Spring Term classes resume, 8:00 a.m.
19 Fri. Good Friday; no classes, offices closed
26 Fri. Spring Term 2018 Classes end
29–May 3 Mon.–Fri. Final Examinations

 

May 2019

Date Day Event
4 Sat. Residence halls close at noon for non-graduating students
10 Fri. Traditional Day Baccalaureate Service, 5:00 p.m.
11 Sat. Commencement Exercises:  Traditional Day, 9:00 a.m.;
Baccalaureate and Commencement, Evening Bachelor’s Degree, 6:00 p.m.
12 Sun. Residence halls close at noon for graduates

 

Spring Term 2019 Final Exam Schedule

Date Exams 8:30–10:30 a.m. Exams 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Exams 2:30–4:30 p.m.
Mon., April 29 Classes meeting 8:00 a.m., TR All others not scheduled Classes meeting 9:30 a.m., TR
Tues., April 30 Classes meeting 8:00 a.m., MWF Classes meeting 10:30 a.m., MWF
Wed.,May 1 Classes meeting 9:15 a.m., MWF Classes meeting 2:15 p.m., MW
Thurs., May 2 Classes meeting 11:00 a.m., TR Classes meeting 1:00 p.m., MWF
Fri., May 3 Classes meeting 12:30 p.m TR Classes meeting 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 on Self-Service
Mon., April 29 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 1
Tues., April 30 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 2
Wed., May 1 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 3
Thurs., May 2 9:00 a.m. Monday, May 6
Fri., May 3 12:00 noon Monday, May 6

College Holidays and Closings

NO CLASSES, OFFICES OPEN

Occasions Dates
In-Service Days TBD
Thanksgiving Mon., Nov. 19–Tues., Nov. 20, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Mon., Jan. 21, 2019

NO CLASSES, OFFICES CLOSED

Occasion Date
Labor Day Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
Thanksgiving Break Wed., Nov. 21–Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
Christmas/New Year Break TBD
Spring Break Mon., March 25–Fri., March 29, 2019
Good Friday Fri., April 19, 2019
Memorial Day Mon., May 27, 2019
Independence Day Thurs., July 4, 2019