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Academic Calendar

2024 Fall Semester

Date Event
August 27 Residence halls open for new students
August 23–26 International Student Orientation
August 27–31 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.  Last day to uncover a shadow grade for a CR course from the previous semester.
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 9 Follows a Monday schedule to make up for Labor Day Monday.
December 10 Follows a Thursday schedule to make up for Thanksgiving Thursday. 
December 11 Follows a Friday schedule to make up for Thanksgiving Friday. 
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.