Academic Calendar for 2015 - 2016

 

 Academic Calendar for 2015 - 2016 (15 weeks excluding exams)
Approved by University Council

 

Fall Semester 2015*

Based on 50 minute classes (MWF), 75 minute classes (TTH), 15 weeks of classes, 75 days of classes

  

Orientation

Aug. 12

Wednesday

Advisement

Aug. 13

Thursday

Registration

Aug.  14

Friday

Classes Begin

Aug. 17

Monday

Drop/Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) and graduate level courses (6000-9999)

Aug. 17 – Aug. 21

Monday - Friday

Holiday: Labor Day – No Classes

Sept. 7

Monday

Midterm

Oct. 6

Tuesday

Withdrawal Deadline

Oct. 22

Thursday

Fall Break

Oct. 30

Friday

Last Day of Classes Prior to Thanksgiving Break

Nov. 20

Friday

Holidays: Thanksgiving

Nov. 23 – 27

Monday - Friday

Classes Resume

Nov. 30

Monday

Friday Class Schedule In Effect*

Dec. 8

Tuesday

Classes End

Dec. 8

Tuesday

Reading Day

Dec. 9

Wednesday

Final Exams

Dec. 10, 11, 14, 15, 16

Thurs. – Fri., Mon. – Wed.

Commencement

Dec. 18

Friday

Grades Due

Dec. 21, 5 PM

Monday, 5 PM

*Note:  For the Fall Semester 2015, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 8.  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 2016

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

 

Orientation, Advisement

Jan. 4-6

Monday - Wednesday

Registration

Jan. 7-8

Thursday - Friday

Classes Begin

Jan. 11

Monday

Drop/Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) and graduate level courses (6000 - 9999)

Jan 11-15

Monday - Friday

Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 18

Monday

Midterm

March 1

Tuesday

Last Day of Classes Prior to Spring Break

March 4

Friday

Spring Break

March 7 – 11

Monday – Friday

Classes Resume

March 14

Monday

Withdrawal Deadline

March 22

Tuesday

Classes End

May 2

Monday

Reading Day

May 3

Tuesday

Final Exams

May 4, 5, 6, 9, 10

Wed – Friday; Mon, Tues

Commencement

May 13

Friday

Grades Due

May 15, 5 PM

Sunday, 5 PM

 

 

Summer 2016

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

 

Registration

May 12

Thursday

Classes Begin

May 16

Monday

Drop/Add

May 16 – 17

Monday - Tuesday

Midterm

May 25

Wednesday

Withdrawal Deadline

May 26

Thursday

Holiday: Memorial DayMay 30Monday

Classes End

June 6

Monday

Final Exams

June 7

Tuesday

Grades Due

June 13, 5 PM

Monday, 5 PM

Date of conferral of Summer 2016 degrees

August 5

Friday

 

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

 Registration May 12 Thursday
 Classes Begin May 16 Monday
 Drop/Add for undergraduate level  courses (1000 – 5999) and graduate level courses (6000-9999) May 16 – 20 Monday – Friday
 Holiday:  Memorial Day May 30 Monday
 Midterm June 20 Monday
 Withdrawal Deadline June 20 Monday
 Holiday: 4th of July July 4 Monday
 Classes End August 1 Monday
 Final Exams August 2, 3 Tuesday - Wednesday
 Date of conferral of Summer 2016 degrees August 5 Friday
 Grades Due Aug. 8, 5 PM Monday, 5 PM

 

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

 Orientation June 7 Tuesday
 Advisement/Registration June 7 Tuesday
 Classes Begin June 8 Wednesday
 Drop/Add June 8 – 10 14 Wednesday – Friday Tuesday
 Holiday:  4th of July July 4 Monday
 Midterm July 5 Tuesday
 Withdrawal Deadline July 5 Tuesday
 Classes End August 1 Monday
 Final Exams August 2, 3 Tuesday, Wednesday
 Date of conferral of Summer 2016 degrees August 5 Friday
 Grades Due Aug.8, 5 PM Monday, 5 PM

 

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

 Orientation June 7 Tuesday
 Advisement/Registration June 7 Tuesday
 Classes Begin June 8 Wednesday
 Drop/Add June 8 – 9 Wednesday - Thursday
 Midterm June 21 Tuesday
 Withdrawal Deadline June 21 Tuesday
 Holiday: 4th of July July 4 Monday
 Classes End July 5 Tuesday
 Final Exams July 6 Wednesday
 Grades Due July  11, 5 PM Monday, 5 PM
 Date of conferral of Summer 2016 degrees August 5 Friday

 

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

 Registration July 6 Wednesday
 Classes Begin July 7 Thursday
 Drop/Add July 7 – 8 Thursday - Friday
 Midterm July 20 Wednesday
 Withdrawal Deadline July 20 Wednesday
 Classes End August 2 Tuesday
 Final Exams August 3 Wednesday
 Date of conferral of Summer 2016 degrees August 5 Friday
 Grades Due Aug. 8, 5 PM Monday, 5 PM