Academic Calendar

 Long Session 2016-2017

July 15Friday: Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students, and for new graduate 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.
August 10Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 15. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 12Friday: Orientation for new international students.
August 16Tuesday: Orientation for new undergraduate transfer students.
August 17Wednesday: Orientation and testing begin for new freshmen students.

Fall Semester 2016

August 19Friday: Registration for the fall semester for new students and for readmitted students (who have not yet registered). To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 23; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 29. University residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 22Monday: Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by Wednesday, August 10. 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 23; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 29.
August 23Tuesday: 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 15 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 24Wednesday: Classes begin.
August 29Monday: Fourth class day; 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. Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) 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 5Monday: Labor Day holiday.
September 9Friday: 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 23Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 10Monday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 12Wednesday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' offices.
October 19Wednesday: Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 20-21, 24-26Thursday-Friday, Monday-Wednesday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 21Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
October 24-November 4Daily: Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 1Tuesday: 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 graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit 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 8Tuesday: Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student's record.
November 23-26Wednesday-Saturday: Thanksgiving holidays.
December 2Friday: Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.
December 3-4Saturday-Sunday: Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 5Monday: Last day of class. Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
December 6Tuesday: Reading day in the School of Law.
December 6-7, 11Tuesday-Wednesday, Sunday: No-class days.
December 7-10, 12-16Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Friday: Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 8-10, 12-14Thursday-Saturday, Monday-Wednesday: Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 15Thursday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 16Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 17Saturday: Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2017

January 5Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the spring semester by Friday, November 4. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
January 6Friday: Orientation for new international students.
January 9Monday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students. Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
January 10Tuesday: 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 13; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20.
January 11Wednesday: 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 13; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20.
January 12-13Thursday-Friday: Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their tuition by Thursday, January 5. 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 13; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, January 20.
January 13Friday: 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 16Monday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
January 17Tuesday: Classes begin.
January 20Friday: Fourth class day; 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. Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar. (See General Information, Academic Policies and Procedures, for details.) 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 1Wednesday: 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 17Friday: Second tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 4Saturday: Intrasemester reports due in the deans' office.
March 13-18Monday–Saturday: Spring break.
March 23Thursday: Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 24Friday: Final tuition payment due for students who selected the installment plan.
March 27Monday: Last day to apply for a law degree. Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 3Monday: 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 graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit 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 8Saturday: 69th Annual Honors Day Program.
April 12-14, 17-21Wednesday-Friday, Monday-Friday: Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 17-28Daily: Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
May 1Monday: 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 2Tuesday: 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 3-6, 8-13Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Saturday: Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 5Friday: 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 8-9, 14Monday-Tuesday, Sunday: No-class days.
May 10-13, 15-16Wednesday-Saturday, Monday-Tuesday: Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 17Wednesday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 18Thursday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 19-20Friday-Saturday: Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 19Friday: Commissioning of ROTC graduates
May 20Saturday: Commencement (official graduation date).
May 21Sunday: University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.

Summer Session 2017

May 23-25Tuesday-Thursday: Registration for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session for those who have not yet registered. Add/drop for the summer session for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
May 27Saturday: Summer residence halls open at 9:00 am. University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
May 29Monday: Memorial Day holiday.
May 30Tuesday: Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
May 30-31Tuesday-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, May 31; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 2.
May 31Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduates.
June 1Thursday: Classes begin for first-term, nine-week, and whole-session classes.
June 2Friday: 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 6Tuesday: 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 7Wednesday: Registration for the fall semester begins for new summer session students who have paid their tuition for summer, and for continuing and readmitted students, and for new graduate students who have not yet registered for fall.
June 21Wednesday: 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 27Tuesday: 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 28Wednesday: Reading day for first-term two-hour law classes.
June 29Thursday: Final examinations for first-term two-hour law classes.
July 4Tuesday: Independence Day holiday.
July 5Wednesday: 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 6Thursday: Last class day for first-term classes. Last day to drop a first-term class. Reading day for first-term three-hour law classes.
July 7Friday: Registration for students enrolling for the second term only. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Friday, July 7; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 11.
July 7-8Friday-Saturday: Final examinations for first-term classes, including first-term three-hour law classes. Nine-week and whole-session classes do not meet.
July 8Saturday: First session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
July 9Sunday: Second session housing may check in to University residence halls starting at 9:00 am.
July 10Monday: Classes begin for second-term classes.
July 11Tuesday: 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 13Thursday: 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 14Friday: 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, readmitted, and new graduate students to register for the fall semester.
July 18Tuesday: Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
July 25Tuesday: 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 26Wednesday: Reading day for nine-week law classes.
July 26-27Wednesday-Thursday: Final examinations for nine-week classes except in the School of Law.
July 27-28Thursday-Friday: Final examinations for nine-week law classes.
July 28Friday: 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 29Saturday: Nine-week session housing must check out of University residence halls by 9:00 am.
August 4Friday: 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 5Saturday: Reading day for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 7-8Monday-Tuesday: Final examinations for second-term two-hour law classes.
August 9Wednesday: Tuition payment deadline is 5:00 pm for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by Friday, July 14. The payment deadline for graduate and law students is the fourth class day of the fall semester.
August 11Friday: 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 12Saturday: Final examinations for second-term and whole-session classes, except in the School of Law. Reading day in the School of Law.
August 14Monday: 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 15Tuesday: Summer residence halls close at 9:00 am.