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2024 Fall Semester

Date Event
August 28 Residence halls open for new students
August 23–28 International Student Orientation
August 27–September 1 New Student Orientation.
August 29 Advising begins. All-advisor meeting in morning; individual advising begins in afternoon.
August 30 Residence halls open for returning students. Computer preregistration for first-year and transfer students only.
September 1 Meal plan starts at dinner.
September 2 Labor Day. No classes.
September 3 Classes begin.
September 16 Drop/add ends. Last day to delete a course from or add to permanent registration.
October 4 Final examination schedule available online.
October 11 Fall Break begins after last class.
October 21 Fall classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
October 30 Schedule of courses and seminars for next semester available online.
November 8 Last day to declare CR/NC grading option. Last day to withdraw from a course and receive the grade notation "W."
November 4–15 Advising period.
November 18–20 Pre-enrollment for spring semester (based on Thanksgiving break).
November 20 Pre-enrollment ends at 4 p.m.
November 27 Thanksgiving Break begins after last class.
December 2 Fall classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
December 1 Note: All accounts must show a zero or positive balance to enroll or select a room for spring semester.
December 10-11 Classes that normally meet on Thursday will meet on Tuesday, December 10 to make up for the Thursday of Thanksgiving break. Classes that normally meet on Friday will meet on Wednesday, December 11 to make up for the Friday of Thanksgiving break. 
December 11 Classes end. Lottery for spring housing.
December 15-21 Finals exam period
December 15 Note: Final examinations are not rescheduled to accommodate travel plans.
December 20 100-level seminars end. The fourteenth meetings of Fall 100-level seminars may meet in either the seminar format or for a final exam, up to the discretion of the professor.
December 21 Finals end at noon. Residence halls close at 6 p.m. Meal plan ends at lunch.