Academic Calendar

2017 Fall Semester
Date Event
Aug 23 Residence halls open for new students
Aug 29 -Sep 3 First Year Orientation
Aug 31 Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning. Individual advising begins in afternoon
Sep 1 Residence halls open for returning students. Computer Pre-registration for first-year and transfer students only
Sep 2 Registration follow-up meeting for students who need to make a change in their schedule
Sep 3 Meal plan starts at dinner
Sep 4 Classes Begin
Sep 4 Labor Day classes in session
Sep15 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 13 Fall Break Begins after last class
Oct 23 Fall Classes Resume at 8:30 a.m.
Nov 7 Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line
Nov 9 Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W".
Nov 13-22 Advising period
Nov 27-29 Pre-enrollment for spring semester
Nov 29 Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.
Nov 22 Thanksgiving Begins after last class
Nov 27 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 11-12 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 12 Classes End. Lottery for spring housing
Dec 15 Finals Begin
Dec 15-23 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 22 Seminars End
Dec 23 Finals end at noon. Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch