Academic Calendar

2014 Fall Semester
Date Event
Aug 26 Residence halls open for new students
Aug 26 - 31 First Year Orientation
Aug 28 Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning. Individual advising begins in afternoon
Aug 29 Residence halls open for returning students. Computer Pre-registration for first-year and transfer students only
Aug 30 Registration follow-up meeting for students who need to make a change in their schedule
Aug 31 Meal plan starts at dinner
Sep 1 Classes Begin
Sep 1 Labor Day classes in session
Sep 12 Drop/add ends. Last day to delete a course from or add one to permanent registration
Oct 1 Final examination schedule available on-line
Oct 10 Fall Break Begins after last class
Oct 20 Fall Classes Resume at 8:30 a.m.
Nov 4 Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line
Nov 7 Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W". Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available in print on campus
Nov 10-20 Advising period
Nov 24-26 Pre-enrollment for spring semester
Nov 26 Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.
Nov 26 Thanksgiving Begins after last class
Dec 1 Fall Classes Resume at 8:30 a.m.
Dec 1 Note: All accounts must show a zero or positive balance to enroll or select a room for spring semester
Dec 8-9 Monday follows the "Friday" class schedule, replacing the Friday of Thanksgiving break. Tuesday follows the "Thursday" class schedule, replacing the Thursday of Thanksgiving break
Dec 9 Classes End. Lottery for spring housing
Dec 12 Finals Begin
Dec 12-20 Note: Final examinations are not rescheduled to accommodate travel plans. If you must make travel arrangements before the examination schedule is published (by Oct. 1), do not expect to leave until after finals
Dec 19 Seminars End
Dec 20 Finals end at noon. Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch