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2015-16 Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is subject to change without notice. In preparing the calendar for an academic year, it is impossible to avoid conflict with some religious holidays. As conflicts arise, efforts are made to make special arrangements for students affected.

Fall 2015

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, August 17 - Tuesday, September 8

  • Leave of Absence - Deadline

    Friday, August 21

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1,3

    Friday, August 21 - Saturday, August 22

  • Arrival Day - Returning Students 1,3

    Saturday, August 22 - Sunday, August 23

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, August 23

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, August 24

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, September 2

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Thursday, September 3 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Thursday, September 3

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Friday, September 4

  • Labor Day - No Classes

    Monday, September 7

  • Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period

    Monday, September 28 - Sunday, October 18

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Friday, November 13

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Friday, November 13

  • Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes

    Sunday, November 22 - Saturday, November 28

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Friday, December 11

  • Classes End

    Friday, December 11

  • Study Days 3

    Saturday, December 12 - Sunday, December 13

  • Final Exams 3

    Monday, December 14 - Friday, December 18

  • Commencement 3

    Saturday, December 19

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.
3These dates may vary among campuses.

Spring 2016

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Saturday, January 2 - Monday, January 25

  • Leave of Absence - Deadline

    Friday, January 8

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1,3

    Saturday, January 9

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, January 10

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, January 11

  • Martin Luther King Day - No Classes

    Monday, January 18

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, January 20

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Thursday, January 21 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Thursday, January 21

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Friday, January 22

  • Final Exam Conflict - Filing Period

    Monday, February 15 - Sunday, March 6

  • Spring Break - No Classes

    Sunday, March 6 - Saturday, March 12

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Friday, April 8

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Friday, April 8

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Friday, April 29

  • Classes End

    Friday, April 29

  • Study Days 3

    Saturday, April 30 - Sunday, May 1

  • Final Exams 3

    Monday, May 2 - Friday, May 6

  • Commencement 3

    Friday, May 6 - Sunday, May 8

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.
3These dates may vary among campuses.

Summer 2016

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1

    Sunday, May 8

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, May 8

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, May 9 - Friday, June 17

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, May 9

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Wednesday, May 11

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Thursday, May 12

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Friday, May 13

  • Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes

    Monday, May 30

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Tuesday, May 31

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Monday, June 6

  • Classes End

    Monday, June 6

  • Study Days

    Tuesday, June 7

  • Final Exams

    Wednesday, June 8

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Tuesday, August 2

  • Commencement

    Saturday, August 13

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1

    Sunday, May 15

  • Registration - Deadline

    Sunday, May 15

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, May 9 - Friday, June 17

  • Classes Begin

    Monday, May 16

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Thursday, May 19

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Friday, May 20 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Friday, May 20

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Saturday, May 21

  • Memorial Day Holiday - No Classes

    Monday, May 30

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Thursday, June 16

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Friday, June 24

  • Classes End

    Friday, June 24

  • Study Days

    Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

  • Final Exams

    Monday, June 27

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Tuesday, August 2

  • Commencement

    Saturday, August 13

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.

  • Arrival Day - New Students 1

    Sunday, June 26

  • Registration - Deadline

    Tuesday, June 28

  • Intent to Graduate - Activation Period

    Monday, May 9 - Friday, June 17

  • Classes Begin

    Wednesday, June 29

  • Independence Day Holiday - No Classes

    Monday, July 4

  • Regular Drop - Deadline 2

    Tuesday, July 5

  • Regular Add - Deadline 2

    Wedenesday, July 6 at 8:00 a.m. (ET)

  • Late Drop Begins 2

    Wedenesday, July 6

  • Late Registration Begins 2

    Thursday, July 7

  • Late Drop - Deadline 2

    Tuesday, August 2

  • Declare Minor - Deadline (Graduating Students)

    Tuesday, August 2

  • Withdrawal - Deadline

    Wednesday, August 10

  • Classes End

    Wednesday, August 10

  • Study Days

    Thursday, August 11

  • Final Exams

    Friday, August 12

  • Commencement

    Saturday, August 13

Calendar Footnotes

1New international students will arrive several days prior to this date.
2These dates apply to full semester courses.