2015-2016 Academic Calendar

TRADITIONAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:

Fall Session 2015

August 17 Payment or payment arrangement due for fall semester

August 26 Residence halls open; move-in day for both new and returning students

August 27 New student orientation begins

August 31 Fall semester begins; add/drop period begins

September 7 Labor Day; university closed; no classes

September 8 Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses and avoid courses appearing on transcript

September 25 Last day to change from credit to audit

October 19-23 Midterm exams

October 28 Midterm grades due

October 30 Midterm grades put on student LCP

October 30 Graduation applications due for May 2016 degree candidates

November 9 Spring registration begins

November 13 Last day to withdraw with “W” on transcripts

November 25 Thanksgiving Eve Day; no classes

November 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday; university closed; no classes

December 14-18 Final exams

December 18 Fall semester ends

December 19 Residence halls close at noon

December 23 Fall semester grades due

December 25 Christmas holiday; university closed

Spring Session 2016

January 1 New Year’s Day holiday; university closed

January 14 Residence halls open; move-in day for both new and returning students

January 15 New student orientation begins

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; university closed; no classes

January 19 Spring semester begins; add/drop period begins

January 19 Payment or payment arrangement due for spring semester

January 26 Last day to add courses; last day to drop courses and avoid courses appearing on transcript;

Last day of 100% refund period

February 6 Last day of 50% refund period

February 12 Last day to change from credit to audit

February 12 Graduation applications due for August 2016 degree candidates

March 7-11 Midterm exams

March 14-18 Spring break; no classes

March 23 Midterm grades due

March 25 Midterm grades put on student LCP

April 1 Last day to withdraw with “W” on transcripts

April 11 Fall registration begins

April 18 2016 Fall semester housing selection opens for continuing students

April 22 Graduation applications due for December 2016 undergraduate degree candidates

May 9-13 Final exams

May 13 Spring semester ends

May 14 Commencement; residence halls close at noon for students not participating in graduation

May 15 Residence halls close at noon for students participating in graduation

May 18 Spring semester grades due

May 30 Memorial Day observed; university closed

Summer Session 2016

May 16 Summer semester-1 begins; add/drop period begins

May 16 Payment or payment arrangement due for summer semester-1

May 23 Last day to add courses for summer semester-1; last day to drop courses for summer semester-1 and avoid courses appearing on transcript; last day of 100% refund period

May 27 Last day of 50% refund period for summer semester-1

May 30 Memorial Day observed; university closed; no classes

June 8 Midterm exams

June 17 Last day to withdraw for summer semester-1 with “W” on transcripts

July 1 Summer semester-1 ends

July 4 Independence Day observed; university closed; no classes

July 5 Summer semester-2 begins; add/drop begins

July 5 Payment or payment arrangement due for summer semester-2

July 6 Summer semester-1 grades due

July 12 Last day to add courses for summer semester-2; last day to drop courses for summer semester-2 and avoid courses appearing on transcript

July 16 Last day of 50% refund period for summer semester-2

July 27 Midterm exams

August 5 Last day to withdraw for summer semester-2 with “W” on transcripts

August 19 Summer semester-2 ends

August 24 Summer semester-2 grades due

ONLINE FILM CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS: (BOTH PROFESSIONAL & SHORT-TERM)

Fall Session 2015

August 10 Payment or payment arrangement due for fall mini-term I

August 24 Fall mini-term I begins; add/drop period begins

August 31 Last day to add courses for mini-term I; last day to drop courses for mini-term I and avoid courses appearing on transcript

September 7 Labor Day; university closed; no classes

October 2 Last day to withdraw from mini-term I class with “W” on transcripts

October 5 Payment or payment arrangement due for fall mini-term II

October 18 Fall mini-term I ends

October 19 Fall mini-term II begins: add/drop period begins

October 21 Fall mini-term I grades due

October 26 Last day to add courses for mini-term II; last day to drop courses for mini-term II and avoid courses appearing on transcript

November 9 Spring registration begins

November 25 Thanksgiving Eve Day; no classes

November 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday; university closed; no classes

November 27 Last day to withdraw from mini-term II class with “W” on transcripts

December 13 Fall mini-term II ends

December 16 Fall mini-term II grades due

December 25 Christmas holiday; university closed

Spring Session 2016

January 1 New Year’s Day holiday; university closed

January 5 Payment or payment arrangement due for spring mini-term I

January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday; university closed; no classes

January 19 Spring mini-term I begins; add/drop period begins

January 26 Last day to add courses for mini-term I; last day to drop courses for mini-term I and avoid courses appearing on transcript

February 26 Last day to withdraw from mini-term I class with “W” on transcripts

February 29 Payment or payment arrangement due for spring mini-term II

March 13 Spring mini-term I ends

March 14 Spring mini-term II begins: add/drop period begins

March 16 Spring mini-term I grades due

March 21 Last day to add courses for mini-term II; last day to drop courses for mini-term II and avoid courses appearing on transcript

April 11 Fall registration begins

April 22 Last day to withdraw from mini-term II class with “W” on transcripts

May 8 Spring mini-term II ends

May 11 Spring mini-term II grades due

May 31 Memorial Day observed; university closed

Summer Session 2016

April 25 Payment or payment arrangement due for summer mini-term I

May 9 Summer mini-term I begins; add/drop period begins

May 16 Last day to add courses for mini-term I; last day to drop courses for mini-term I and avoid courses appearing on transcript

May 30 Memorial Day observed; university closed; no classes

June 17 Last day to withdraw from mini-term I class with “W” on transcripts

June 21 Payment or payment arrangement due for summer mini-term II

July 3 Summer mini-term I ends

July 4 Independence Day observed; university closed; no classes

July 5 Summer mini-term II begins: add/drop period begins

July 6 Summer mini-term I grades due

July 12 Last day to add courses for mini-term II; last day to drop courses for mini-term II and avoid courses appearing on transcript

August 12 Last day to withdraw from mini-term II class with “W” on transcripts

August 28 Summer mini-term II ends

August 31 Summer mini-term II grades due