Graduate Edition 2016-2017

Academic Calendars

Summer School 2016

Monday, May 23 Residence Halls Open
Tuesday, May 24 First Day of Classes (Main and 1st Sessions)
Friday, May 27 Last Day to enroll (register), drop/add a course (Main & First Sessions) or change from credit to audit with tuition adjustment
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day – No Classes
Tuesday, May 31 Last Day to withdraw from the University and receive a refund (Main and 1st Sessions)
Wed-Thurs, June 8-9 Mid-term Examinations (1st Session)
Friday, June 10 Last day to register and pay for 2nd Session
Monday, June 13 Last day to Withdraw from Course with grade “W” (Main & First Session)
Friday, June 17 Last Day to withdraw from the University and receive Grade “WD”
Wednesday, June 22 Final Examinations (1st Session)
Thursday, June 23 Mid-Term Examinations (Main Session)
Friday, June 24 Final Grades for 1st Session due to Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Rental Books (1st Session) returned by 4:00
Tuesday, June 28 First Day of Classes 2nd Session
Friday, July 1 Last Day to drop a course (second session) or change from credit to audit
With tuition adjustment
Monday, July 4 Independence Day – No Classes
Thursday, July 7 Last Day to withdraw from the University and receive a refund (2nd Session)
Wed-Thurs, July 13-14 Mid-Term Examinations (Second Session)
Monday, July 18 Last day to Withdraw from Course with grade “W” (2nd Session)
Wednesday, July 20 Last day to Withdraw from University with grade “WD” (2nd Session)
Tue-Wed, July 26-27 Final Examinations (Main and Second Sessions)
Thursday, July 28 Final Grades for Main and 2nd Sessions due to Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Rental Books (all Sessions) returned by 4:00 p.m.

Fall Semester 2016

Monday, August 1 Classes Dropped for Non-Payment
Monday, August 8 Classes Dropped for Non-Payment
Wednesday, August 10 Fall Faculty/Staff Institute
Thursday-Friday, August 11-12 New Student Orientation
Saturday, August 13 Graduate Programs, and New Transfer Students Registration, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 14 Residence Halls Open, All Students
Monday, August 15 Official Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - Classes Dropped for Non-payment
Tuesday, August 16 Classes Begin for Fall 2016
Late Registration and Drop/Add Period Begins, 8:30 a.m.
Monday, August 22 Late Registration and Drop and Add Period Ends, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 23 First Day to Withdraw from classes and Receive a Grade of “W”
Monday, September 5 Labor Day Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, September 6 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 15 Fall 2016 Graduation Applications Due to Registrar’s Office
Tuesday, October 11 Last Day to Remove “I” Grades
Thursday-Wednesday, Oct 13-19 Mid-Term Exams (All Students)
Friday, October 21 Deadline for Posting Grades - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday- Friday, October 20-21 Fall Recess
Monday, October 24 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Monday-Friday, Nov 7-18 Academic Advisement/Pre-Registration for Spring 2017 & Winter Session
Wednesday, November 2 Last day to Withdraw from Classes and Receive a Grade of “W”
Monday, November 14 Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Grade of “WD”
Thursday, November 17 Spring 2017 Graduation Applications Due to Registrar’s Office
Wednesday – Friday, November 23 – 25 Thanksgiving Holiday, Classes Dismissed
Monday, November 28 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 29 Last Day of Classes
Wednesday, November 30 Reading Day
Thursday, December 1 Reading Day
Friday – Tuesday, December 2-6 Final Examinations, Graduating Seniors
Wednesday, December 7 Deadline for Posting Graduating Seniors Grades – 12:00 p.m.
Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys Without Charge for Graduating Seniors
Friday – Thursday , December 2 – 8 Final Examinations, Remaining Students
Friday, December 9 Deadline for Posting Grades for Remaining Students – 3:00 p.m.
Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge for Remaining Students
Saturday, December 10 Fall Commencement

Spring Semester 2017

Monday, January 2 Classes Dropped for Non-Payment
Wednesday, January 4 Winter Faculty/Staff Institute
Thursday - Friday, January 5-6 New Student Orientation
Sunday, January 8 Residence Halls Open – All Students
Monday, January 9 Official Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - Classes Dropped for Non-payment
Tuesday, January 10 Classes Begin for Spring 2017
Late Registration and Drop and Add Period Begins, 8:30 a.m.
Monday, January 16 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, January 17 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Late Registration/Drop-Add Period Ends, 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January, 18 First Day to withdraw from classes and receive a Grade of “W”
Wednesday, January 18 Winter Session Ends
Wednesday, March 1 Financial Aid Deadline for Priority Funding
Friday, March 10 Founders' Day
Saturday – Friday, March 4-10 Mid-Term Exams (All Students)
Tuesday, March 7 Last Day to Remove "I" Grades
Monday, March 13 Deadline for Posting Grades – 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday, March 13-18 Spring Recess
Monday, March 20 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Mon-Tues, March 20-April 4 Academic Advisement/Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2017
Friday, April 14 Good Friday Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Saturday, April 15 Saturday Classes Dismissed
Monday, April 17 Easter Monday, Classes Dismissed
Tuesday, April 18 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April, 18 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive a Grade of "WD"
Tuesday, May 2 Last Day of Classes
Wednesday-Thursday, May 3-4 Reading Days
Friday-Tuesday, May 5-9 Final Exams, Graduating Seniors
Wednesday, May 10 Deadline for Posting Graduating Seniors’ Grades -12:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 10 Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys, without Charge for Graduating Seniors
Friday – Thursday, May 5-11 Final Exams, All other students
Friday, May 12 Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge for Remaining Students
Saturday, May 13 Spring Commencement
Monday, May 15 Deadline for Posting all Other Grades, 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 16 Spring Faculty/Staff Institute

Summer School 2017

Monday, May 22 Residence Halls Open
Tuesday, May 23 First day of Classes (Main and 1st Sessions)
Friday, May 26 Last Day to Enroll (register), Drop/Add a Course (Main & First Sessions), or Change from credit audit with tuition adjustment
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day – No Classes
Tuesday, May 30 Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Refund (Main
And 1st Sessions)
Wed-Thurs, June 7-8 Mid-term Examinations (1st Session)
Friday, June 9 Last Day to Register and Pay for 2nd Session
Monday, June 12 Last Day to Withdraw from Course with grade “W” (Main & First Sessions)
Friday, June 16 Last Day to withdraw from the University and receive Grade “WD”
Wednesday, June 21 Final Examinations (1st Session)
Thursday, June 22 Mid-Term Examinations (Main Session)
Friday, June 23 Final Grades for 1st Session due to Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
Rental Books (1st Session) returned by 4:00
Tuesday, June 27 First Day of Classes 2nd Session
Friday, July 30 Last Day to drop a course (second session) or change from credit to audit
With tuition adjustment
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day-No Classes
Thursday, July 6 Last Day to withdraw from the University and receive a refund (2nd Session)
Wed-Thurs, July 12-13 Mid-Term Examinations (Second Session)
Monday, July 17 Last day to Withdraw from Course with grade “W” (2nd Session)
Wednesday, July 19 Last day to Withdraw from University with grade “WD” (2nd Session)
Tue-Wed, July 25-26 Final Examinations (Main and Second Sessions)
Thursday, July 27 Final Grades for 2nd Session due to Registrar by 5:00 Book Rentals
(All Sessions) return by 4:00 p.m.