Academic Calendar

2016 Fall Semester
Date Event
Aug 23 Residence halls open for new students
Aug 23 -Aug 28 First Year Orientation
Aug 25 Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning. Individual advising begins in afternoon
Aug 26 Residence halls open for returning students. Computer Pre-registration for first-year and transfer students only
Aug 27 Registration follow-up meeting for students who need to make a change in their schedule
Aug 28 Meal plan starts at dinner
Aug 29 Classes Begin
Sep 5 Labor Day classes in session
Sep 9 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 7 Fall Break Begins after last class
Oct 17 Fall Classes Resume at 8:30 a.m.
Nov 1 Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line
Nov 4 Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W".
Nov 7-17 Advising period
Nov 21-23 Pre-enrollment for spring semester
Nov 23 Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.
Nov 23 Thanksgiving Begins after last class
Nov 28 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 5-6 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 6 Classes End. Lottery for spring housing
Dec 9 Finals Begin
Dec 9-17 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 16 Seminars End
Dec 17 Finals end at noon. Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch