Academic Calendar for 2011 - 2012

Approved by University Council April 27, 2010

  • Change to date of Spring 2012 Commencement approved by University Council Sept 23, 2010.
  • Changes to Summer 2012 Short Session II approved by University Council November 3, 2011.



Fall Semester 2011*
Based on 50 minute classes (MWF), 75 minute classes (TTH), 15 weeks of classes, 75 days of classes

OrientationAug. 10Wednesday
AdvisementAug. 11Thursday
RegistrationAug. 12Friday
Classes BeginAug. 15Monday
Drop for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999)Aug. 15 – Aug. 18Monday - Thursday
Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999)Aug. 15 – Aug. 19Monday - Friday
Drop for graduate level courses (6000 – 9999)Aug. 15 – Aug. 22Monday – Following Monday
Add for graduate level courses (6000 – 9999)Aug. 15 – Aug. 23Monday – Following Tuesday
Holiday: Labor Day – No ClassesSept. 5Monday
MidtermOct. 6Thursday
Withdrawal DeadlineOct. 20Thursday
Fall BreakOct. 28Friday
Last Day of Classes Prior to Thanksgiving BreakNov. 18Friday
Holidays: ThanksgivingNov. 21 – 25Monday - Friday
Classes ResumeNov. 28Monday
Friday Class Schedule In Effect*Dec. 6Tuesday
Classes EndDec. 6Tuesday
Reading DayDec. 7Wednesday
Final ExamsDec. 8, 9, 12, 13, 14Thurs. – Fri., Mon. – Wed.
CommencementDec. 16Friday
Grades DueDec. 20, 5 PMTuesday, 5 PM

*Note: For the Fall Semester 2011, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This is done to equalize the class minutes between MWF and TTH classes and to provide an equal number of class meetings for courses which may meet only once per week.

Spring Semester 2012
Based on 50 minutes classes (MWF), 75 minutes classes (TTH), 15 weeks of classes, 75 days of classes

OrientationJan. 4Wednesday
AdvisementJan. 5Thursday
RegistrationJan. 6Friday
Classes BeginJan. 9Monday
Drop for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999)Jan. 9 – Jan. 12Monday - Thursday
Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999)Jan. 9 – Jan. 13Monday - Friday
Drop for graduate level courses (6000 – 9999)Jan. 9 – 17Monday – following Tuesday
Add for graduate level courses (6000 – 9999)Jan. 9 – 18Monday – following Wednesday
Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. DayJan. 16Monday
MidtermMarch 1Thursday
Last Day of Classes Prior to Spring BreakMarch 9Friday
Spring BreakMarch 12 - 16Monday – Friday
Classes ResumeMarch 19Monday
Withdrawal DeadlineMarch 22Thursday
Classes EndApril 30Monday
Reading DayMay 1Tuesday
Final ExamsMay 2, 3, 4, 7, 8Wed. – Fri.; Mon. – Tues.
CommencementChanged to May 11Friday
Grades DueMay 14, 7 PMMonday, 7 PM



Summer 2012
May Session, Based on 150 minutes daily, 15 days of classes

RegistrationMay 14Monday
Classes BeginMay 15Tuesday
Drop/AddMay 15 – 16Tuesday – Wednesday
MidtermMay 24Thursday
Holiday: Memorial DayMay 28Monday
Withdrawal DeadlineMay 29Tuesday
Classes EndJune 5Tuesday
Final ExamsJune 6Wednesday
Grades DueJune 8, 5 PMFriday, 5 PM
CommencementAugust 4Saturday


Extended Summer Session: Based on 205 minutes per week for 11 weeks (2250 minutes for a 3 hour course).

RegistrationMay 14Monday
Classes BeginMay 15Tuesday
Drop for undergraduate-level courses (1000 – 5999)May 15 – 18Tuesday – Friday
Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999)May 15 – 21Tuesday - Monday
Drop for graduate-level courses (6000 – 9999)May 15 – 22Tuesday – following Tuesday
Add for graduate-level courses (6000 – 9999)May 15 – 23Tuesday – following Wednesday
Holiday: Memorial DayMay 28Monday
MidtermJune 28Thursday
Holiday: 4th of JulyJuly 4Wednesday
Withdrawal DeadlineJuly 11Wednesday
Classes EndAug. 1Wednesday
Final ExamsAug. 2 – 3Thursday - Friday
CommencementAug. 4Saturday
Grades DueAug. 7 6, 5 PMTuesday Monday, 5 PM


Thru Term: Based on 60 minutes daily, 38 days of class

OrientationJune 5Tuesday
AdvisementJune 6Wednesday
RegistrationJune 7Thursday
Classes BeginJune 8Friday
DropJune 8 - 12Friday - Tuesday
AddJune 8 - 13Friday - Wednesday
Holiday: 4th of JulyJuly 4Wednesday
MidtermJuly 5Thursday
Withdrawal DeadlineJuly 9Monday
Classes EndAug 1Wednesday
Final ExamsAug 2 – 3Thursday - Friday
CommencementAug. 4Saturday
Grades DueAug. 7 6, 5 PMTuesday Monday, 5 PM


Short Session I: Based on 120 minutes daily, 19 days of classes

OrientationJune 5Tuesday
AdvisementJune 6Wednesday
RegistrationJune 7Thursday
Classes BeginJune 8Friday
DropJune 8 -11Friday - Monday
AddJune 8 - 12Friday - Tuesday
MidtermJune 21Thursday
Withdrawal DeadlineJune 25Monday
Holiday: 4th of JulyJuly 4Wednesday
Classes EndJuly 5Thursday
Final ExamsJuly 6Friday
Grades DueJuly 9, 5 PMMonday, 5 PM
CommencementAug. 4Saturday


Short Session II: Based on 120 minutes daily, 19 days of classes

RegistrationJuly 5Thursday
Classes BeginJuly 6  9Friday  Monday
DropJuly 6 -9  9 - 10**Friday - Monday  Mon - Tues**
AddJuly 6 - 10  9 - 11**Friday - Tuesday  Mon - Wed**
MidtermJuly 19  20**Thursday  Friday**
Withdrawal DeadlineJuly 23  24**Monday  Tuesday**
Classes EndAug. 1  2**Wednesday  Thursday**
Final ExamsAug. 2  3**Thursday  Friday**
CommencementAug. 4Saturday
Grades DueAug. 7 6, 5 PMTuesday Monday, 5 PM

**Note:  Dates for the Summer 2012 Short Session II have been updated to reflect the University Council changes approved November 3, 2011.