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Academic Calendar

 Long Session 2014-2015

July 18Friday: Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students to register for the fall semester.
July 22Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
August 13Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 18. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 15Friday: Orientation for new international students.
August 19Tuesday: Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 20Wednesday: Orientation and testing begin for new freshmen students.

Fall Semester 2014

August 22Friday: Registration for the fall semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 26; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2. University residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 25Monday: Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by Wednesday, August 13. Registration for the fall semester for continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 26; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, September 2.
August 26Tuesday: Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students. Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia for the fall semester. Tuition bills for undergraduate students who registered after Friday, July 18 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 27Wednesday: Classes begin.
September 1Monday: Labor Day holiday.
September 2Tuesday: Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean. Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean. Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for graduate and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
September 12Friday: Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm. Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class. Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
September 26Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 1Wednesday: Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for spring and Maymester study abroad programs.
October 13Monday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 15Wednesday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
October 22Wednesday: Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis. Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 23-24, 27-29Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 24Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 27-November 7Daily: Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 1Saturday: Application deadline for Maymester programs.
November 4Tuesday: Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons. Last day an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree. Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
November 11Tuesday: Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
November 27-29Thursday-Saturday: Thanksgiving holidays.
December 3Wednesday: Monday law classes will meet; Wednesday law classes will not meet.
December 5Friday: Last class day. Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
December 6Saturday: Reading day in the School of Law.
December 6-7Saturday-Sunday: Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 8-9, 14Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
December 8-13, 15-19Monday-Saturday, Monday-Friday: Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 10-13, 15-16Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 17Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 19Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 20Saturday: Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2015

January 8Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the spring semester by Friday, November 7. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. Orientation for new international students.
January 12Monday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
January 13Tuesday: Registration for the spring semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 16; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 23.
January 14Wednesday: Registration for the spring semester for continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 16; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 23.
January 15-16Thursday-Friday: Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 8. Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 16; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 23.
January 16Friday: Tuition bills due by 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who have registered but not paid. University residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
January 19Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
January 20Tuesday: Classes begin.
January 23Friday: Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean. Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean. Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for graduate and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
February 4Wednesday: Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm. Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class. Last day a law student may add a class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
February 8Sunday: Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for summer study abroad programs.
February 20Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 1Sunday: Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for fall study abroad programs.
March 7Saturday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' office.
March 16-21Monday–Saturday Spring break.
March 26Thursday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 27Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 30Monday: Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis. Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 6Monday: Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons. Last day an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day a law student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis. Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree. Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
April 15-17, 20-24Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 18Saturday: 67th Annual Honor's Day Program.
April 20-May 1Daily: Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
May 4Monday: Last class day in the School of Law. Last day a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 5Tuesday: Reading day in the School of Law. Tuition bills for the summer session distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
May 6-9, 11-16, 18-19Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 8Friday: Last class day except in the School of Law. Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 11-12, 17Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
May 13-16, 18-19Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 20Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 21Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 22-23Friday-Saturday: Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 22Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates
May 23Saturday: Commencement (official graduation date).
May 24Sunday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

Summer Session 2015

May 25Monday: Memorial Day holiday.
May 26-28Tuesday-Thursday: Add/drop for the summer session for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
May 30Saturday: Summer residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
June 2Tuesday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
June 2-3Tuesday-Wednesday: Registration for the summer session; students who register on these dates will register for all classes to be taken during the summer session. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 3; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 5.
June 3Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduates.
June 4Thursday: Classes begin for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes.
June 5Friday: Last day of the official add/drop period for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for graduate and law students.
June 9Tuesday: Fourth class day for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm. Last day to drop a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class. Last day a law student may add a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class. Last day a law student may drop a class without the approval of the dean.
June 10Wednesday: Registration for the fall semester begins for new summer session students who have paid their tuition for summer, and for continuing and readmitted students who have not yet registered for fall.
June 24Wednesday: Last day a student may change registration in a first-term, nine-week, or whole-session class to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.
June 30Tuesday: Last class day for first-term two-hour law classes. Last day to drop a first-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
July 1Wednesday: Reading day for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 2Thursday: Final examinations for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 4Friday: Independence Day holiday.
July 8Wednesday: Last class day for first-term three-hour law classes. Last day to drop a first-term three-hour law class, with required approvals.
July 9Thursday: Last class day for first-term classes. Last day to drop a first-term class. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Reading day for first-term three-hour law classes.
July 10Friday: Registration for students enrolling for the second term only. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 10; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14.
July 10-11Friday-Saturday: Final examinations for first-term classes, including first-term three-hour law classes. Nine-week and whole-session classes do not meet.
July 12Sunday: First session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
July 12Sunday: Second session housing may check in to University residence halls starting at 6:00 pm.
July 13Monday: Classes begin for second-term classes.
July 14Tuesday: Last day of the official add/drop period for the second term; after this date, changes in registration may require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for graduate and law students.
July 16Thursday: Fourth class day for second-term classes; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a second-term class except for rare and extenuating circumstances. Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm. Last day to drop a second-term class for a possible refund. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a second-term class. Last day a law student may add a second-term class. Last day a law student may drop a second-term class without the approval of the dean.
July 17Friday: Last day to apply for an undergraduate or a law degree. Last day an undergraduate student or a law student may register in absentia. Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students to register for the fall semester.
July 21Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
July 28Tuesday: Last class day for nine-week classes. Last day to drop a nine-week class. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.)
July 29Wednesday: Reading day for nine-week law classes.
July 29-30Wednesday-Thursday: Final examinations for nine-week classes except in the School of Law.
July 30-31Thursday-Friday: Final examinations for nine-week law classes.
July 31Friday: Last day a student may change registration in a second-term class to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis. Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
August 1Saturday: Nine-week session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
August 7Friday: Last class day for second-term two-hour law classes. Last day to drop a second-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
August 8Saturday: Reading day for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 10-11Monday-Tuesday: Final examinations for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 12Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 17. The payment deadline for graduate and law students is the fourth class day of the fall semester.
August 14Friday: Last class day for second-term and whole-session classes, including three- and four-hour law classes. Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean. Last day to drop a second-term or whole-session class. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.)
August 15Saturday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes, except in the School of Law. Reading day in the School of Law.
August 17Monday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes. Final examinations for second-term and whole-session law classes. Official graduation date (no public exercises).
August 18Tuesday: Summer residence halls close at 9:00 am.

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