2016 - 2017 Academic Calendar

The Academic calendar contains important dates and deadlines for students and faculty by semester. Dates include: term start and end, scheduled purges, registration periods and add/drop, last day to drop or withdraw, final examinations, various grade submission deadlines, web open/close for grade submissions, holidays and breaks, commencements, and graduation application deadlines. This calendar is subject to change without notice.

FALL SEMESTER 2016

AUGUST

6                                Freshman Orientation

8                                Purge Fall Schedules for Non-Payment

12                              Freshman Induction (PAC)

5-13                           Check-In

15                              All Full-Term and Subterm 1 Courses Begin

15-18                         Late Registration / $100 Late Registration Fee Applies / Add-Drop

18                              Last Day to Change Major

16                              Last Day to be Accepted or Readmitted for Fall 2016

18                              Last day of Registration/Last Day of Add-Drop Full Term and Subterm I

                                  Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund (Room/Board Assessed)

15-26                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term and Subterm I Courses

31                              President's Convocation

SEPTEMBER

1                                BOT Executive Committee Meeting

3                                No Saturday Courses (Labor Day Weekend)

5                                Labor Day Holiday – No Courses                

10-13                         Web Open for 4 Week Grade Submission

13                              4 Week Grades Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m.

12-13                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term Courses

15                              Census Day

16                              Late Fall Graduation Applications Due

19                              Last Day to Drop Subterm 1 Courses and Receive WD

26                              Student Deadline:  Last Day for Students to Remove I-Grades Earned Spring & Summer Semesters

26-27                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 1 Courses

OCTOBER

3                                Faculty Deadline: Submit Removal of I-Grade Forms to Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m.

3-8                             Midterm Examinations

5                                Founder's Day Celebration (Chapel)

                                  Last Day of Subterm 1 Courses; Final Examinations

6                                First Day of Subterm 2 Courses

6-8                             Web Open for Final Grade Submission Subterm I

6-11                           Web Open for Midterm Grade Submission (8 Week Grades)

6-19                           Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 2 Courses

10                              Last Day to Add-Drop Subterm 2 Courses with 100% Tuition Refund

11                              Midterm Grades Due In Computer by 5:00 p.m. (8 Week Grades)

14                              Graduate School Open House (CCE President's Banquet Room - 4-7 pm)

14                              Extremely Late Fall Graduation Applications Due

                                    Applications Submitted After This Date Will Not Appear in the Printed Program.

                                  Spring Graduation Applications Due

18-20                         BOT Fll Board Meeting

19                              Last Day to Drop a Full-Term Class and Receive WD

                                  Last day to Completely Withdraw from all Full-Term Courses and Receive W

24-25                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term Courses

26                              Career and Graduate School Fair (CCE President's Banquet Room and Graduate Seminar Room - 1-5 pm)

29                              Homecoming

NOVEMBER

1                                Early Registration for Spring Begins

1-3                             March to the Polls

4                                Student Ball

5-8                             Web Open for 12 Week Grade Submission

8                                12 Week Grades Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m.        

9                                Veterans' Service

                                  Last Day to Drop Subterm 2 Courses and Receive WD

14-15                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 2 Courses

16                              Thanksgiving Service

19                              Classic

19-27                         Thanksgiving Holiday Break

28                              Courses Resume

29                              Purge Spring Schedules for Non-Payment

DECEMBER

1                                Outstanding Grade Changes and Transfer Grades (Official Transcripts) for Graduates Due in Registrar’s Office by 3:00 p.m.

2                                Last Day of Subterm 2 Courses; Final Examinations

4                                Concert Chorale/Opera Workshop Winter Concert

3-7                             Final Examinations for Full-Term Courses

7                                Consecration

8                                President's Reception

8                                All Graduating Senior Grades Due in Computer by 12 noon

9                                All Grades Due in Computer by 3:00 p.m.

10                              Fall Commencement Ceremony

                                  Purge Spring Courses for Non-Payment

                                  SAP Appeal Deadline for Spring Semester

14                              Last Day for Faculty

16                              Last Day for Staff

TBA                            Faculty/Staff Christmas Party

SPRING SEMESTER 2017 

JANUARY

1                               Last Day to Submit Change of Major for Spring Semester

3                               Staff Return to Work

4                               Faculty Return to Work

9                               All Full-Term and Subterm I Courses Begin

9-12                          Late Registration / $100 Late Registration Fee Applies / Add-Drop

12                             Last Day to Change Major

9-20                          Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term and Subterm 1 Courses

10                             Last Day to be Accepted or Readmitted for Spring 2017

12                             Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund (Room/Board Assessed)

12                             Last Day of Registration/Last Day of Add-Drop  Full Term and Subterm I

16                             Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No Courses

18-20                        BOT Winter Retreat

FEBRUARY

4-7                            Web Open for 4 Week Grade Submission

6-7                            Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term Courses

7                               4 Week Grades Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m.

9                               Census Day

10                             Last Day to Drop Subterm 1 Courses and Receive WD

13-14                        Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 1 Courses

15                             Late Spring Graduation Applications Due

20                             Student Deadline:  Last Day for Students to Remove I-Grades Earned Fall Semester

21-22                        Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term Courses

22                             Graduate School Open House (CCE President's Banquet Room - 4-7 pm)

27                             Faculty Deadline: Submit Removal of I-Grade Forms to Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m.

27                             Last Day of Subterm 1 Courses: Final Examinations

28                             First Day of Subterm 2 Courses

28 – 3/6                    Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 2 Courses

MARCH

1-6                             Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 2 Courses

1-7                             Midterm Examinations

2                                Last Day to Add/Drop Subterm 2 Courses with 100% Tuition Refund

8                                Graduate School Open House (CCE President's Banquet Room and Graduate Seminar Room - 1-7 pm)

9                                BOT Executive Committee Meeting

2-10                           Web Open for Midterm Grade Submission (8 Week Grades)                         

10                              Midterm Grades Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m. (8 Week Grades)

                                  Extremely Late Spring Graduation Applications Due 

                                    Applications Submitted After This Date Will Not Appear in the Printed Program.

11-19                         Spring Break

20                              Courses Resume

20 or 27                     Wildcat Day at the Capitol

21-22                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term Courses

22                              Last Day to Drop a Full-Term Class and receive WD

                                  Last Day to Completely Withdraw from all Full-Term Courses and Receive W

23-24                         Alumni Day of Service

31                              Academic Showcase

APRIL

3                                Student Honors & Awards

3                                Early Registration for Summer and Fall Begins

8                                12 Week Grades Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m.

9                                Annual Spring Concert

8-11                           Web Open for 12 Week Grade Submission

11                              Last Day to Drop Subterm 2 Courses and Receive WD

11-12                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 2 Courses

14                              Good Friday - No Courses

15                              No Saturday Courses (Easter weekend)

17                              Summer Graduation Applications Due

19-21                         BOT Full Board Meeting

21                              Faculty/ Staff Honors & Awards

26                              Rite of Sankofa

28                              Last Day of Subterm 2 Courses

29                              Outstanding Grade Changes and Transfer Grades (Official Transcripts) for Graduates Due in Registrar’s Office by 3:00 p.m.

29-3                           Final Exams  

30                              Final Examinations for Saturday Courses

TBA                            Male Summit

MAY

1                                 Last Day to Submit Change of Major for Summer Semester

1                                 Purge Summer Schedules for Non-Payment

1                                 Fall Graduation Application Due Date

1-3                              Final Examinations for All Full-Term Courses

4                                 All Graduating Senior Grades Due in Computer by 12 noon

8                                 All Grades Due in Computer by 3:00 p.m.

                                  Consecration

9                                Presiden's Reception

10                              Commencement (Tentative)

TBA                            Church and Community Day

                                  Wildcat Day on the Hill

                                  Senior Day

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017 

MAY

1                                 Last Day to Submit Change of Major for Summer Semester

1                                 Purge Summer Schedules for Non-Payment

15                               Summer Full Term and Subterm 1 Session Begins/First Day of Courses

15-18                          Late Registration/Add-Drop Summer Full Term and Subterm 1 Courses

18                               Last Day to Drop Without Receiving a WD

                                  Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund (Room/Board Assessed)

18                               Last Day to Add

15-25                          Mandatory Attendance Verification Full Term and Subterm 1

22                               Summer Full Term Classes Begin

29                               Memorial Day Holiday – No Courses

JUNE

12-15                         Mandatory Attendance Verification Subterm 1

13                              Last Day to Drop Subterm 1 Courses and Receive WD

15                              Purge Summer B Schedules for Non-Payment

19-20                         Orientation

22                              Last Day of Subterm 1 Courses; Final Examinations

22-23                         Web Open for Subterm 1 Grade Submission

23                              Final Grades for Subterm 1 Courses Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m.

26                              Summer Subterm 2 Begins/First Day of Courses

26-27                         Orientation

                                 Late Registration/Add-Drop Subterm 2

27                              Last Day to Drop Without Receiving a WD

27                              Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund (Room/Board Assessed)

28                              Last Day to Withdraw from University and Receive W

26-July 6                    Mandatory Attendance Verification for Subterm 2

JULY

1-6                              Mandatory Attendance Verification for Full Term and Subterm 2 Courses

4                                 Independence Day Holiday - No Courses

6                                 Last Day to Drop a Full Term Class and Receive WD

6                                 Last Day to Completely Withdraw from all Full-Term Courses and Receive W

10                               Dr. Bethune's Birthday 

10-11                          Orientation

12                               Dr. Bethune's Birthday Celebration (White Hall - 10-12 noon)

14                               Purge Fall Schedules for Non-Payment

14                               Fall Graduation Application Late Due Date

25                               Last Day to Drop Subterm 2 Courses and Receive a WD

24-28                          Mandatory Attendance Verification for Subterm 2

AUGUST

3                                 Last Day of Subterm 2 Courses; Final Examinations

3-4                              Web Open for Full Term and Subterm 2 Grade Submission

4                                 Final Grades for Full Term and Subterm 2 Courses Due in Computer by 5:00 p.m.