Five-Year Calendar

Subject to yearly approval in the spring of the preceding year.

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Official College Calendar

Five Year Calendar
Fall Semester 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20* 2020-21
Residence halls open for new students Aug 23 Aug 29 Aug 28 Aug 27 Aug 25
First Year Orientation Aug
23-28
Aug 29-
Sep 3
Aug 28-Sep 2 Aug 27-Sep 1 Aug
25-30
Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning. Individual advising begins in afternoon Aug 25 Aug 31 Aug 30 Aug 29 Aug 27
Residence halls open for returning students.
Computer Pre-registration for first-year and transfer students only
Aug 26 Sep 1 Aug 31 Aug 30 Aug 28
Registration follow-up meeting for students who need to make a change in their schedule Aug 27 Sep 2 Sep 1 Aug 31 Aug 29
Meal plan starts at dinner Aug 28 Sep 3 Sep 2 Sep 1 Aug 30
Classes Begin Aug 29 Sep 4 Sep 3 Sep 2 Aug 31
Labor Day
classes in session
Sep 5 Sep 4 Sep 3 Sep 2 Sep 7
Drop/add ends. Last day to delete a course from or add one to permanent registration Sep 9 Sep 15 Sep 14 Sep 13 Sep 11
Final examination schedule available on-line Oct 1 Oct 1 Oct 1 Oct 1 Oct 1
Fall Break Begins
after last class
Oct 7 Oct 13 Oct 12 Oct 11 Oct 9
Fall Classes Resume
at 8:30 a.m.
Oct 17 Oct 23 Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 19
Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line Oct 26 Nov 1 Oct 31 Oct 30 Oct 28
Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W" Nov 4 Nov 10 Nov 9 Nov 8 Nov 6
Advising period Oct 31-
Nov 11
Nov
6-17
Nov
5-16
Nov
4-15
Nov
2-13
Pre-enrollment for spring semester (based on Thanksgiving break) Nov
14-16
Nov
27-29
Nov
26-28
Nov
18-20
Nov 
16-18
Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m. Nov 16 Nov 29 Nov 28 Nov 20 Nov 18
Thanksgiving Break Begins after last class Nov 23 Nov 22 Nov 21 Nov 27 Nov 25
Fall Classes Resume
at 8:30 a.m.
Nov 28 Nov 27 Nov 26 Dec 2 Nov 30
Note: All accounts must show a zero or positive balance to enroll or select a room for spring semester Dec 1 Dec 1 Dec 1 Dec 1 Dec 1
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
5-6
Dec
11-12
Dec
10-11
Dec
9-10
Dec
7-8
Classes End 

Lottery for spring housing

Dec 6 Dec 12 Dec 11 Dec 10 Dec 8
Finals Begin Dec 9 Dec 15 Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec 11
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
9-17
Dec
15-23
Dec
14-22
Dec
13-21
Dec
11-19
100-Level Seminars End Dec 16 Dec 22 Dec 21 Dec 20 Dec 18
Finals end at noon.

Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch

Dec 17 Dec 23 Dec 22 Dec 21 Dec 19
           
Spring Semester 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20* 2020-21
Residence halls open at noon Jan 14 Jan 20 Jan 19 Jan 18 Jan 16
Meal plan starts at dinner Jan 15 Jan 21 Jan 20 Jan 19 Jan 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday. No classes on Monday. Monday afternoon classes are rescheduled for Wednesday evening of MLK week. Monday morning and Monday evening classes are not rescheduled. Jan 16 Jan 15 before classes start Jan 21 Jan 20 Jan 18
Classes Begin Jan 17 Tuesday Jan 22
Monday
Jan 22 Tuesday Jan 21 Tuesday Jan 19
Tuesday
Wednesday evening follows the Monday afternoon class schedule, replacing Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday afternoon classes. Wednesday evening classes are not rescheduled. (The normal Wednesday evening teaching time is 7:00PM to 10:00PM.) Jan 18 n/a Jan 23 Jan 22 Jan 20
Drop/add ends Monday. Last day to delete a course from or add one to permanent registration. Students with once a week classes may extend some adding and dropping into the third week of classes, depending upon the approval of the professor teaching the class to be added. Jan 30 Feb 5 Feb 4 Feb 3 Feb 1
Spring Break Begins
after last class
Mar 3 Mar 9 Mar 8 Mar 6 Mar 5
Spring Classes Resume
at 8:30 a.m.
Mar 13 Mar 19 Mar 18 Mar 16 Mar 15
Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade "W" Mar 24 Mar 30 Mar 29 Mar 27 Mar 26
Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available on-line Mar 29 Mar 28 Mar 27 Mar 25 Mar 24
Note: All accounts must show a $0 or positive balance to enroll and select a room for the fall semester Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 1
Advising period Apr
3-14
Apr
2-13
Apr
1-12
Mar 30 -Apr 10 Mar 29
-Apr 9
Pre-enrollment for fall semester Apr
17-19
Apr
16-18
Apr
15-17
Apr
13-15
Apr 12-14
Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m. Apr 19 Apr 18 Apr 17 Apr 15 Apr 14
Classes and seminars end Apr 28 May 4 May 3 May 1 Apr 30
Course Final & Honors written examinations May
4-11
May
10-17
May
9-16
May
7-14
May 6-13
Mean plan ends at dinner for all but seniors May 11 May 17 May 16 May 14 May 13
Residence halls close to all but seniors at 8:00 a.m. (Non-seniors are expected to leave the college within 24 hours after their last examination) May 12 May 18 May 17 May 15 May 14
Honors Orals May
14-16
May
20-22
May
19-21
May
17-19
May
16-18
Baccalaureate May 20 May 26 May 25 May 23 May 22
Commencement May 21 May 27 May 26 May 24 May 23
Residence halls close to seniors at 9 a.m. May 22 May 28 May 27 May 25 May 24
Alumni weekend May
26-28
Jun
1-3

May 31-
Jun 2

May
29-31
May
28-30

* Leap year.