Undergraduate Edition 2019-2020

Academic Calendars

Fall Semester 2019

Monday, August 5 Classes Dropped for Non- Payment
Tuesday-Wednesday, August 6-7 Fall Faculty/Staff Institute
Friday, August 9 New Student Orientation
Saturday, August 10

Extended Registration-Graduate Programs/New Viking Days

Sunday, August 11

Residence Halls Open, All Students

Returning Students Move-In Day/Vicking Kick-Off

Monday, August 12 Official Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - Classes Dropped for Non-payment
Tuesday, August 13 Classes Begin for Fall 2019
Late Registration and Drop/Add Period Begins, 8:30 a.m.
Monday, August 19 Late Registration and Drop and Add Period Ends, 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 20 First day to withdraw from classes and receive a grade of “W”
Monday, August 26 Census
Monday, September 2 Labor Day Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, September 3 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Monday, September 16 Fall 2019 Graduation Applications Due to Registrar’s Office
Thursday- Wednesday, October 3-9 Mid-Term Exams (All Students)
 Tuesday, October 8  Last Day to Remove "I" Grades
Friday, October 11 Deadline for Posting Grades - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday-Tuesday, October 12-15 Fall Recess
Wednesday, October 16 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday, October 22 Last Day to Withdraw from Classes and Receive a Grade of "W"
Monday, October 28 - Friday November 8 Academic Advisement/Pre-Registration for Spring 2020
Thursday, November 7 Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Grade of "WD"
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, November 12 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, November 15 Spring 2020 Graduation Applications Due to Registrar’s Office
Wednesday – Saturday,
November 27-30
Thanksgiving Holiday, Classes Dismissed
Monday, December 2 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 3 Last Day of Classes
Wednesday, December 4 Reading Day

Thursday – Monday,

December 5-9

Final Examinations, Graduating Seniors
Thursday - Wednesday, December 5-11 Final Examinations, Remaining Students
(Instructional Time Includes Required Examination Periods)
Tuesday, December 10 Deadline for Posting Graduating Seniors’ Grades- 5:00 p.m.
Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge for Graduating Seniors
Saturday, December 14 Fall Commencement
Monday, December 16 Deadline for Posting Grades for Remaining Students – 3:00 p.m.
Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge

1st 8-Week Accelerated Session - Fall 2019

Monday, August 12 Official Registration, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Classes Dropped for Non-payment
Tuesday, August 13 Classes Begin for Fall 2019
Friday, August 16 Late Registration Ends (1st and 2nd 8 Week Sessions)
Drop-Add Period Ends (1st 8 Week Sessions)
Last Day to withdraw from the University and receive a refund (1st 8 Week Session)
Monday, August 19 First Day to Withdraw from Classes and Receive a Grade of ‟W” (1st 8 Week Session)
Monday, September 2 Labor Day Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, September 3 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday 
September 10 - 11
Mid-Term Examinations (1st 8 Week Session)
Thursday, September 12 Deadline for Posting Mid-Term Grades (1st 8 Week Session) – 12:00 p.m. and Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with Grade “W” (1st 8 Week Session)
Friday, September 27 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Grade ‟WD” (1st 8 Week Session)
Friday, October 4 Last Day of Classes (1st 8 Week Session)
Monday – Tuesday,
October 7 - 8
Final Exams (1st 8 Week Session)
Wednesday, October 9 Final Grades for 1st 8 Week Session due to the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. and Last Day to Return Rental Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge (1st 8 Week Session)

2nd 8-Week Accelerated Session - Fall 2019

Thursday, October 10 Classes Begin for Fall 2019

Monday - Tuesday,

October 14-15

 Fall Recess - Classes Dismissed
Wednesday, October 16 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m. 
Thursday, October 17 Drop-Add Period Ends (2nd 8 Week Session)
Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Refund (2nd 8 Week Session)
Friday, October 18 First Day to Withdraw Classes and Receive Grade "W"
Monday, November 11 Veterans Day Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Office Closed
Tuesday – Wednesday,
November 12 - 13
Mid-Term Examinations (2nd 8 Week Session)

Thursday, November 14

Deadline for Posting Mid-Term Grades (2nd 8 Week Session) – 12:00 p.m. and Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with Grade ‟W” (2nd 8 Week Session)

Wednesday-Friday,
November 27-29
Thanksgiving Holiday, Classes Dismissed
Monday, December 2

Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.

Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Grade "WD"

Monday, December 9 Last Day of Classes (2nd 8 Week Session)
Tuesday - Wednesday
December 10 - 11
Final Exams (2nd 8 Week Session)
Saturday, December 14 Fall Commencement
Monday, December 16 Final Grades for 2nd 8 Week Session due to the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. and Last Day to Return Rental Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge (2nd 8 Week Session)

Spring Semester 2020

Friday, January 3 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 8 Winter Faculty/Staff Institute
Sunday, January 12 Residence Halls Open – All Students
Monday, January 13 Official Registration, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - Classes Dropped for Non-Payment

Tuesday, January 14 Classes Begin for Spring 2020
Late Registration and Drop and Add Period Begins, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, January 20
 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, January 21

Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.

Late Registration/Drop-Add Period Ends, 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, January 22

First day to withdraw from classes and receive a grade of “W”

Financial Aid Deadline for Priority Funding

Tuesday, January 28 Census
Tuesday, March 10 Last Day to Remove "I" Grades
Friday, March 13 Founders' Day
Monday - Saturday, March 16-21 Mid-Term Exams (All Students)
Monday, March 23 Deadline for Posting Grades – 12:00 p.m.
Monday - Saturday, March 23-28 Spring Recess
Monday, March 30 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Monday, March 30 – Friday, April 14 Academic Advisement/Pre-Registration for Summer/Fall 2020
Wednesday, April 1 Last Day to Withdraw from Classes and Receive a Grade of "W"
Friday, April 10 Good Friday Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Saturday, April 11 Saturday Classes Dismissed
Monday, April 13 Easter Monday, Classes Dismissed
Tuesday, April 14 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 16
 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive a Grade of "WD"
Thursday, April 30 Last Day of Classes
Friday, May 1 Reading Day

Saturday - Wednesday, May 2-6

Final Examinations, Graduating Seniors
Saturday – Friday, May 2-8 Final Examinations, Remaining Students
(Instructional Time Includes Required Examination Periods)
Wednesday, May 6 Deadline for Posting Graduating Seniors’ Grades – 12:00 p.m.

 Thursday, May 7  Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys Without Charge for Graduating Seniors
Saturday, May 9 Spring Commencement 
Monday, May 11 Deadline for Posting Grades for Remaining Students – 3:00 p.m.
Last Day to Return Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge for Remaining Students
Tuesday, May 12 Spring Faculty/Staff Institute

1st 8-Week Accelerated Session - Spring 2020

Monday, January 13 Official Registration, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. Classes Dropped for Non-Payment (1st & 2nd 8 Week Sessions)

Tuesday, January 14

Classes Begin for Spring 2020
Friday, January 17 Late Registration Ends (1st and 2nd 8 Week Sessions)
Drop-Add Period Ends (1st 8 Week Sessions)
Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Refund
Monday, January 20 Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Tuesday, January 21 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
First Day to Withdraw from Classes and Receive a Grade of ‟W” (1st 8 Week Session)
Monday – Tuesday
February 10-11
Mid-Term Examinations (1st 8 Week Session)
Wednesday, February 12 Deadline for Posting Mid-Term Grades (1st 8 Week Session) – 12:00 p.m. and Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with Grade of “W” (1st 8 Week Session)
Wednesday, February 26 Last Day to Withdraw from the University with Grade of “WD” (1st 8 Week Session)
Wednesday, March 4 Last Day of Classes (1st 8 Week Session)
Thursday – Friday,
March 5-6
Final Exams (1st 8 Week Session)
Monday, March 9 Final Grades for 1st 8 Week Session due to the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. and Last Day to Return Rental Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge (1st 8 Week Session)

2nd 8-Week Accelerated Session - Spring 2020

Tuesday, March 10 Classes Begin for Spring 2020
Friday, March 13 Drop-Add Period Ends (2nd 8 Week Session)
Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Refund (2nd 8 Week Session)
Monday, March 16 First Day to Withdraw from Classes and Receive Grade of “W”
Monday – Saturday,
March 23-28
Spring Recess – Classes Dismissed
Monday, March 30 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Friday, April 10 Good Friday Holiday, Classes Dismissed, Offices Closed
Saturday, April 11  Saturday Classes Dismissed
Monday, April 13  Easter Monday, Classes Dismissed
Tuesday, April 14  Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday – Wednesday,
April 14-15
Mid-Term Examinations (2nd 8 Week Session)
Thursday, April 16 Deadline for Posting Mid-Term Grades (2nd 8 Week Session) – 12:00 p.m. and Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with Grade of “W” (2nd 8 Week Session)
Wednesday, April 29 Last Day to Withdraw and Receive Grade of “WD” (2nd 8 Week Session)
Wednesday, May 6 Last Day of Classes (2nd 8 Week Session)
Thursday – Friday,
May 7 – 8
Final Exams (2nd 8 Week Session)
Saturday, May 9 Spring Commencement
Monday, May 11 Final Grades for 2nd 8 Week Session due to the Registrar by 5:00 p.m. and Last Day to Return Rental Books/Mailbox Keys without Charge (2nd 8 Week Session)

Summer School 2020

Monday, May 18 Residence Halls Open
Tuesday, May 19 First Day of Classes (8-week and 5-week Sessions)
Friday, May 22 Last Day to Enroll (Register), Drop/Add a Course or Change from Credit to Audit with Tuition Adjustment (8-week and 5-week Sessions)
Monday, May 25 MEMORIAL DAY -No Classes
Tuesday, May 26 Classes Resume, 8:00 a.m.
Last Day to Withdraw from the University and Receive a Refund
8-week and 5-week Sessions)
Wednesday-Thursday
June 3-4
Mid-term Examinations (5-week Session)
Tuesday, June 9 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a Grade of "W" (5-week Session)
Friday, June 12 Last Day to Withdraw from the University with grade "WD" (5-week Session)
Wednesday-Thursday
June 17-18
Wed.-Thurs. Mid-Term Examinations (8-week Session)
Friday, June 19 Last Day of Classes (5-week Session)
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a Grade of "W" (8- week Session)
Monday-Tuesday
June 22-23
Final Examinations (5-week Session)
Thursday, June 25 Final Grades for 5-week Session due to Registrar by 5 p.m.
Rental Books Returned by 4 p.m.
Friday, June 26 Last Day to Withdraw from the University with a Grade of "WD"
(8-week Session)
Friday, July 3 INDEPENDENCE DAY – No Classes
Monday, July 13 Last Day of Classes (8-week Session)
Tuesday-Wednesday
July 14-15
Final Examinations (8-week Session)
Friday, July 17 Final Grades for 8-week Session due to Registrar by 5 p.m.
Rental Books Returned by 4 p.m.