Academic Calendar 2016 - 2017
Fall Semester 2016Spring Semester 2017Summer A Term 2017Summer B Term 2017

August 22 – December 8, 2016

Aug 15 – 16 Faculty Workshop
Aug 17 – 21 New Students Orientation
Aug 22 Classes begin at 8:00 am
Aug 25 Opening Convocation
Aug 29 Last day to ADD classes
Sept 2 Last day to DROP classes
Sept 5 Labor Day: no classes / offices closed
Sept 16 4-weeks grades to Registrar
Sept 26 – 30 Homecoming Week
Sept 29 – 30 Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 1 Homecoming ’16
Oct 14 Mid-term grades to Registrar
Oct 17 Fall Break: No classes
Oct 25 Last day to withdraw from a class (fall Semester)
Oct 25 Registration Begins – Senior Priority
Oct 28 Junior Priority Registration begins
Nov 1 Sophomore Priority Registration begins
Nov 3 Freshmen and Open Registration begins
Nov 16 May Grad. Applications DUE to Registrar
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Recess Begins, 5 p.m. – AGS Classes
Nov 23 – 25 Thanksgiving Break (Offices Closed)
Dec 5 – 8 Final Exams
Dec 8 December Graduate Reception
Dec 8 Residence Halls Close, 5 pm
Dec 14 Final Grades to Registrar, 12:00 noon
Dec 23 Christmas/New Year’s Break (offices Closed)


January 9 – May 6, 2017

Jan 2 University Offices Open for Spring Semester
Jan 8 Residence Halls Open
Jan 9 Classes Begin at 8:00 am
Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Classes
Jan 17 Last day to ADD classes
Jan 20 Last day to DROP classes
Jan 26 – 27 Board of Trustees Meeting
Feb 16 August Grad. Applications DUE to Registrar
Mar 3 Mid-term grades to Registrar
Mar 6 – 10 Spring Break, Residence Halls Closed
Mar 12 Residence Halls Open
Mar 20 Registration Begins – Senior Priority
Mar 22 Last Day to Withdraw from a class
Mar 24 Junior Priority Registration begins
Mar 31 Sophomore Priority Registration begins
Apr 6 Freshmen and Open Registration begins
Apr 11 December Grad. Applications to Registrar
Apr 12 Assessment Day
Apr 14 Good Friday, No Classes, Offices Closes
Apr 27 Awards Day 11:00 am, Chapel
May 1 – 4 Final Exams
May 4 – 5 Board of Trustees Meeting
May 6 Baccalaureate 10:30 am, Chapel
May 6 Commencement 1:30 pm
May 6 Residence Halls Close
May 10 Final Grades to the Registrar


May 8 – July 2, 2017

May 8 Start of Classes (1st day A)
May 10 Last day to ADD A-Term
May 12 Last day to DROP ATerm
Jun 9 55-A Withdrawal Deadline
Jul 2 Last Day of Class A-Term
Jul 7 Grades to Registrar


June 26 – Aug 21, 2017

Jun 26 Start of Classes (1st day B)
Jun 28 Last day to ADD B-Term
Jun 30 Last day to DROP B-Term
Jul 28 55-B Withdrawal Deadline
Aug 20 Last Day of Class B-Term
Aug 25 Grades to Registrar


Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018
Fall Semester 2017Spring Semester 2018Summer A Term 2018Summer B Term 2018

August 21 – December 7, 2017

Aug 14-15 Faculty Workshop
Aug 16-20 New Student Orientation
Aug 21 16 Week and Fall A classes begin at 5 PM
Aug 23 Last Day to Add Fall A classes
Aug 24 Opening Convocation
Aug 25 Last Day to ADD a Fall A class
Aug 28 Last Day to ADD 16 week classes
Sept 4 Labor Day: no classes/offices closed
Sept 5 Last Day to DROP classes
Sept 4 Week Grades to Registrar
Sept 22 Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall A class
Oct 2-6 Homecoming Week
Oct 5-6 Board of Trustees Meeting
Oct 7 Homecoming 2017
Oct 13 Mid-term Grades to Registrar
Oct 16 Fall B classes Begin
Oct 16-17 Fall Break: classes, except AGS classes
Oct 18 Last Day to Add Fall B classes
Oct 20 Last Day to Drop Fall B classes
Oct 23 Last Day to Withdraw from a 16 week Class
Oct 24 Registration Begins- Senior Priority
Oct 27 Junior Priority Registration Begins
Nov 1 Sophomore Priority Registration Begins
Nov 3 Freshmen and Open Registration Begins
Nov 6-7 HLC Visit
Nov 15 May Grad. Applications DUE to Registrar
Nov 17 Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall B class
Nov 21 Thanksgiving Break, Instructors and Students, 5PM
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Break, Staff, 12 PM (Offices Closed)
Nov 23-24 Thanksgiving Break (Offices Close)
Dec 4-7 Final Exams
Dec 7 December Graduate Reception
Dec 7 Residence Halls Close, 5 PM
Dec 13 Final Grades to Registrar, noon
Dec 22 Christmas/New Year’s Break (Offices Closed)


January 8 – May 5, 2018

Jan 3 University Offices Open for Spring Semester
Jan 14 Residence Halls Open
Jan 15 16 Week and Spring A classes begin at 5 p.m.
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Day Classes
Jan 17 Last Day to Add Spring A classes
Jan 19 Last Day to Drop Spring A classes
Jan 22 Last Day to Add 16 week classes
Jan 25-26 Board of Trustees Meeting
Jan 29 Last Day to Drop 16 Week classes
Feb 16 Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring A class
Feb 16 August Grad. Applications DUE to Registrar
Mar 9 Mid-Term grades to the Registrar
Mar 12-16 Spring Break, Residence Halls Closed
Mar 12 Spring B classes Start
Mar 14 Last Day to Add a Spring B class
Mar 16 Last Day to Drop a Spring B class
Mar 18 Residence Halls Open
Mar 19 Registration Begins—Senior Priority
Mar 22 Junior Priority Registration begins
Mar 27 Last Day to Withdraw from a 16 Week Class
Mar 27 Sophomore Priority Registrations begins
Mar 29 Freshmen and Open Registration begins
Mar 30 Good Friday, No classes, Offices Closed
Apr 11 December Grad. Applications to Registrar
Apr 12 Assessment Day-No Classes except AGS
Apr 13 Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring B Class
Apr 26 Awards Day, 11 AM, Chapel
Apr 30–May 3 Final Exams
May 3-4 Board of Trustees Meeting
May 5 Baccalaureate 10:30 AM, Chapel
May 5 Commencement 1:30 PM
May 5 Residence Halls Close
May 9 Final grades to the Registrar


May 7 – July 1, 2018

May 7 Start of Classes (1st Day A)
May 9 Last Day to Add A-Term
May 11 Last Day to Drop A-Term
Jun 8 Summer A Withdrawal Deadline
Jul 1 Last Day of A-Term Classes
Jul 6 Grades to Registrar


June 25 – Aug 19, 2018

Jun 25 Start of Classes (1st Day B)
Jun 27 Last Day to Add B-Term
Jun 29 Last Day to Drop B-Term
Jul 4 Offices Closed
Aug 3 Summer B Withdrawal Deadline
Aug 19 Last Day of B-Term Classes
Aug 26 Grades to Registrar

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**Calendar is subject to change without notice**