Academic Calendar 2016 -17**

Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates Aug. 31 – Dec. 12 
Labor Day – All classes canceled Sept. 3 – 5
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 31 – Sept. 13
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 14 – Oct. 25
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 14 – Oct. 25
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 20
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 11
Mid-semester  Oct. 19
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Oct. 26 – Nov. 22
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Oct. 26 – Nov. 22
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 25
Priority registration for Spring 2017 Nov. 7 – 18
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 24 - 27
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 23 – Dec. 20
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 23 – Dec. 20
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 13
Final Examinations Dec. 13 (4 p.m.) –
Dec. 20 (4 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 17 – May 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Classes canceled if scheduled prior to start of semester)
Jan. 16
Course changes-drop/add * Jan. 17 – 30
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 31 – Mar. 20
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 31 – Mar. 20
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline  Feb. 6
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 27
Summer 2017 registration opens for all students      Mar. 6
Mid-semester Mar. 7
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 11 – 19
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 20
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Mar. 21 – Apr. 17
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Mar. 21 – April 17
Honors Convocation Apr. 1
Priority registration for Fall 2017 (moved earlier due to holiday scheduling)
Mar. 27 – Apr. 7
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 18 – May 9
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 18 – May 9
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 28
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations May 2
Final Examinations May 2 (4 p.m.) –
May 9 (4 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement May 18
Undergraduate Commencement

May 19

 

 

 Summer Sessions 2017

Session Date
Undergraduate Session I (no class May 27 - May 29) May 22 – Jun. 28
Undergraduate Science I (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 30 – Jun. 29
Undergraduate Session II (no class July 4 - July 5) Jul. 5 – Aug. 10
Undergraduate Science II (BI, CH, ID, PH) (no class July 4 - July 5) Jul. 5 – Aug. 3
Graduate Session I (no class May 27 - May 29)  May 22 – Jun. 28
Graduate Session II (no class July 4 - July 5) Jul. 5 – Aug. 3
Graduate Session III  Aug. 7 – Aug. 25

* New courses may not be added after the first week of classes (7 calendar days) without the approval of the instructor or department chair for the course.

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