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Undergraduate-Graduate Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Fall 2016

August

Friday 5: Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for September graduation

Wednesday 17: New graduate and new international graduate student orientation

Thursday 18: Undergraduate student orientation

Saturday 20: Residence halls open: 9 a.m.

Sunday 21: Last day for 100 percent tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100 percent refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting

Monday 22: Opening convocation - 10 a.m.

Monday 22: Classes begin - 1:40 p.m.

Monday 22: 80 percent tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept. 6; zero percent tuition refund thereafter

September

Monday 5: Labor Day-no classes

Tuesday 6: Classes resume 8 a.m.

Tuesday 6: End drop or add period; end 80 percent course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare or change SU or audit option

Friday 9: Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for fall comprehensive exams to the registrar's office

Friday 9: Deadline for graduate students to petition for January graduation to the registrar's office

Friday 30: Senior applications for graduation due in the registrar's office

Friday 30: Last day for undergraduates to file for extra credit (X) study

October

Saturday 8: Midterm recess - no classes

Wednesday 12: Classes resume 8 a.m.

Monday 17: Term II PE begins

Monday 17: Midterm grades due in registrar's office

Saturday 29: Masters' comprehensive examinations

November

Tuesday 1: Masters' comprehensive examinations

Friday 4: Advising day - no undergraduate classes

Monday 7: Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students

Monday 7: Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for fall semester study abroad or study at another institution

Tue 8: Begin spring registration for juniors

Wednesday 9: Begin spring registration for sophomores

Thursday 10: Begin spring registration for freshmen

Friday 11: Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

Monday 14: Begin spring registration for new undergraduate: new graduate and nondegree students

Tue 22: Last day to withdraw from graduate classes

Wednesday 23: Thanksgiving recess-no classes

Wednesday 23: Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess: noon

Sunday 27: Residence halls reopen: 9 a.m.

Monday 28: Classes resume 8 a.m.

December

Friday 2: Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for January graduation

Friday 9: Undergraduate classes end

Saturday and Sunday: 10-11: Undergraduate reading days

Monday 12: Undergraduate exams begin

Friday 16: Undergraduate exams end

Friday 16: Graduate classes end

Friday 16: Deadline for graduate students to petition for May graduation to the registrar's office

Saturday 17: Residence halls close for winter break: noon

Friday 23: Final grades due

Spring 2017

January

Wednesday 11: New graduate and new international graduate student orientation

Sunday 15: New undergraduate students arrive; orientation begins

Sunday 15: Last day for 100 percent tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100 percent refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting

Sunday 15: Residence halls open for new and returning students: 9 a.m.

Monday 16: Martin Luther King Day - College closed

Tuesday 17: Classes begin 8 a.m.

Tuesday 17: 80 percent tuition refund period begins and continues through Jan 31; zero percent tuition refund thereafter

Tue 31: End drop or add period; end 80  percent course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare or change SU or audit option

February

Friday 3: Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for spring comprehensive exams to the registrar's office

Friday 24: Last day for undergraduates to file for extra credit (X) study

March

Friday 3: Deadline for graduate students to petition for September graduation to the registrar's office

Saturday 11: Midterm recess - No classes

Saturday 11: Residence halls close for spring break: noon

Sunday 19: Residence halls reopen: 9 a.m.

Monday 20: Classes resume 8 a.m.; Term IV PE begins

Monday 27: Midterm grades due in registrar's office

April

Saturday 1: Masters' comprehensive examinations

Tuesday 4: Masters' comprehensive examinations

Friday 7: Advising day - No undergraduate classes

Friday 7: Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class

Monday 10: Begin fall and summer registration for juniors: non-graduating seniors and current graduate students

Monday 10: Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for fall semester study abroad or study at another institution

Tuesday 11: Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores

Wednesday 12 : Begin fall and summer registration for freshmen

Friday 14: Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for May graduation

Monday 17: Begin fall and summer registration for new undergraduate: new graduate and nondegree students

Friday 21: Last day to withdraw from graduate classes

May

Friday 5: Undergraduate classes end

Saturday/Su 6-7: Undergraduate reading day

Monday 8: Undergraduate examination period begins

Friday 12: Undergraduate examination period ends

Friday 12: Graduate classes end

Saturday 13: Residence halls close for summer (non-graduating students): noon

Monday 15: Final grades for graduating seniors and master's candidates due to registrar by 9 a.m.

Saturday 20: Commencement

Saturday 20: Residence halls close for graduating seniors: 6 p.m.

Monday 22: All other grades due to registrar by 9 a.m.

Summer 2017

May

Monday 22: Term I begins

Monday 29: Holiday - No classes; College closed

July

Sunday 2: Term I ends

Monday 3: Term II begins

Tuesday 4: Holiday - no classes; College closed

Monday 10: Term I grades due

August

Sunday 13: Term II ends

Monday 21: Term II grades due

Withdrawal or tuition refund policy for summer terms

100 percent tuition refund before the first day of class for all sessions

80 percent tuition refund within the first two calendar days of one- and two-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter

80 percent tuition refund within the first four calendar days of three- and four-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter

80 percent tuition refund within the first seven calendar days of five- and six-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter