2017 - 2018 Academic Calendar

Approved by the Faculty 11/2016

Fall 2017

First Semester

August 18 Friday Freshmen and transfers report
21 Monday All other students report
23 Wednesday Classes begin
29 Wednesday Last day of Add Period
September 6 Wednesday Last day of Drop Period without Record
October 9 Monday No classes*
10 Tuesday No classes*
11 Wednesday Deficiency reports due in Registrar's Office
20 Friday Last day of Drop Period with "W" 
24 Tuesday Beginning of registration for the spring semester
24 Tuesday Rhetoric Proficiency Examination
November 2 Thursday Close of registration for spring courses
21 Tuesday Thanksgiving break begins after classes
27 Monday Classes resume
December 5 Tuesday Last day of classes
6 Wednesday Study day**
7 Thursday Study day
8 Friday First day of final examinations
10 Sunday Study day
13 Wednesday Last day of final examinations

Spring 2018

Second Semester

January 14 Sunday New and transfer students report
16 Tuesday All students report
17 Wednesday Classes begin
23 Tuesday Last day of Add Period
31 Wednesday Last day of Drop Period without Record
March 9 Friday Spring break begins after classes
19 Monday Classes resume
21 Wednesday Deficiency reports due in Registrar's Office
27 Tuesday Rhetoric Proficiency Examination
30 Friday Last day of Drop Period with a "W" 
April 3 Tuesday Beginning of registration for the fall semester
10 Tuesday Close of registration for fall courses
May 1 Tuesday Last day of classes
2 Wednesday Study day**
3 Thursday Study day
4 Friday First day of final examinations
6 Sunday Study day
9 Wednesday Last day of final examinations
13 Sunday Graduation

* For students who wish to remain on campus on October 9 through 10, residence halls will remain open and
meals will be provided.
** Rhetoric 101-102 final examinations will be scheduled on the first study day each semester.