Academic Calendar

 Long Session 2015-2016

July 17Friday: 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.
August 12Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 17. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 14Friday: Orientation for new international students.
August 18Tuesday: Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 19Wednesday: Orientation and testing begin for new freshmen students.

Fall Semester 2015

August 21Friday: 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 25; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 31. University residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 24Monday: Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by Wednesday, August 12. 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 25; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 31.
August 25Tuesday: 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 17 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 26Wednesday: Classes begin.
August 31Monday: 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 7Monday: Labor Day holiday.
September 11Friday: 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 25Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 12Monday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 14Wednesday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
October 21Wednesday: 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 22-23, 26-28Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 23Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 26-November 6Daily: Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 3Tuesday: 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 10Tuesday: Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
November 26-28Thursday-Saturday: Thanksgiving holidays.
December 2Wednesday: Monday law classes will meet; Wednesday law classes will not meet.
December 4Friday: 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 5Saturday: Reading day in the School of Law.
December 5-6Saturday-Sunday: Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 7-8, 13Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
December 7-12, 14-18Monday-Saturday, Monday-Friday: Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 9-12, 14-15Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 16Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 18Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 19Saturday: Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2016

January 7Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the spring semester by Friday, November 6. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments. Orientation for new international students.
January 8Friday: Orientation for new international students.
January 11Monday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
January 12Tuesday: 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 15; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 22.
January 13Wednesday: 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 15; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 22.
January 14-15Thursday-Friday: Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 7. 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 15; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 22.
January 15Friday: 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 18Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
January 19Tuesday: Classes begin.
January 22Friday: 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 3Wednesday: 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 19Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 5Saturday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' office.
March 14-19Monday–Saturday: Spring break.
March 24Thursday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 25Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 28Monday: 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 4Monday: 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 13-15, 18-22Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 16Saturday: 68th Annual Honors Day Program.
April 18-29Daily: Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
May 2Monday: 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 3Tuesday: 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 4-7, 9-14, 16-17Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 6Friday: 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 9-10, 15Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
May 11-14, 16-17Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 18Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 19Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 20-21Friday-Saturday: Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 20Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates
May 21Saturday: Commencement (official graduation date).
May 22Sunday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

Summer Session 2016

May 24-26Tuesday-Thursday: Add/drop for the summer session for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
May 28Saturday: Summer residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
May 30Monday: Memorial Day holiday.
May 31Tuesday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
May 31-June 1Tuesday-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 1; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 3.
June 1Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduates.
June 2Thursday: Classes begin for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes.
June 3Friday: 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 7Tuesday: 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 8Wednesday: 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 22Wednesday: 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 28Tuesday: Last class day for first-term two-hour law classes. Last day to drop a first-term two-hour law class, with required approvals.
June 29Wednesday: Reading day for first-term two-hour law classes.
June 30Thursday: Final examinations for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 4Monday: Independence Day holiday.
July 6Wednesday: 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 7Thursday: 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 8Friday: 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 12.
July 8-9Friday-Saturday: Final examinations for first-term classes, including first-term three-hour law classes. Nine-week and whole-session classes do not meet.
July 9Saturday: First session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
July 10Sunday: Second session housing may check in to University residence halls starting at 6:00 pm.
July 11Monday: Classes begin for second-term classes.
July 12Tuesday: 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 14Thursday: 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 15Friday: 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 19Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
July 26Tuesday: 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 27Wednesday: Reading day for nine-week law classes.
July 27-28Wednesday-Thursday: Final examinations for nine-week classes except in the School of Law.
July 28-29Thursday-Friday: Final examinations for nine-week law classes.
July 29Friday: 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.
July 30Saturday: Nine-week session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
August 5Friday: 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 6Saturday: Reading day for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 8-9Monday-Tuesday: Final examinations for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 10Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 15. The payment deadline for graduate and law students is the fourth class day of the fall semester.
August 12Friday: 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 13Saturday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes, except in the School of Law. Reading day in the School of Law.
August 15Monday: 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 16Tuesday: Summer residence halls close at 9:00 am.