Academic Calendar 2012-13**

Fall Semester Date
University Convocation Aug. 28
Fall semester class dates Aug. 29 – Dec. 10  
Labor Day – All classes canceled Sept. 1 – 3
Course changes-drop/add* Aug. 29 – Sept. 11
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 12 – Oct. 23
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 12 – Oct. 23
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 18
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 9
Mid-semester  Oct. 17
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Oct. 24 – Nov. 26 Dec. 3   †
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Oct. 24 – Nov. 26 Dec. 3   †
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 23
Priority registration for Spring 2013 Nov. 5 12 – 16 28   †
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 21 - 25
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 27 Dec. 4 – Dec. 18   †
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 27 Dec. 4 – Dec. 18   †
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 11 
Final Examinations Dec. 11 (4 p.m.) –
Dec. 18 (4 p.m.)
Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 14 – Apr. 29
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement Jan. 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 21
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 14 – 28
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 29 – Mar. 18
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 29 – Mar. 18
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline  Feb. 4
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 25
Summer 2013 registration opens for all students Mar. 4
Mid-semester Mar. 5
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 9 – 17
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 18
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Mar. 19 – Apr. 15
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Mar. 19 – April 15
Honors Convocation Apr. 6
Priority registration for Fall 2013 Apr. 1 – 12
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 16 – May 7
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 16 – May 7
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 26
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Apr. 30
Final Examinations Apr. 30 (4 p.m.) –
May 7 (4 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement May 16
Undergraduate Commencement

May 17

Summer Sessions 2013

Session Date
Undergraduate Session I (no class May 25 - May 27) May 20 – Jun. 26
Undergraduate Science I (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 28 – Jun. 27
Undergraduate Session II (no class July 4 - July 5) Jul. 1 – Aug. 7
Undergraduate Science II (BI, CH, ID, PH) (no class July 4 - July 5) Jul. 1 – Aug. 1
Graduate Session I (no class May 25 - May 27)  May 20 – Jun. 26
Graduate Session II (no class July 4 - July 5) Jul. 1 – Aug. 7
Graduate Session III  Jul. 29 – Aug. 16
Accelerated Online (fully online courses) Date
Fully Online Session I (no class May 25 - May 27 or July 4 - July 5) May 20– Jul. 9
Fully Online Session II Jul. 11 – Aug. 25

 

Modified Monday, November 1, 2012 following hurricane Sandy

* 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.

** Special Note: Courses less than 15 weeks in length are subject to registration, drop/add, withdrawal, and billing dates that may differ from those appearing in the traditional academic calendar. A specific reference to these non-traditional courses is located here: http://www.arcadia.edu/academic/default.aspx?id=4406#nont

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