Academic Calendars

Approved by the Faculty 11/2014
Approved by the Board of Trustees 5/2015

Fall 2015

First Semester

August 21 Friday Freshmen and transfers report
24 Monday All other students report
26 Wednesday Classes begin
September 2 Wednesday Last day of Add Period
9 Wednesday Last day of Drop Period without Record
October 19 Monday No classes*
20 Tuesday No classes*
21 Wednesday Deficiency reports due in Registrar's Office
27 Tuesday Rhetoric Proficiency Examination
30 Friday Last day of Drop Period with "W"
November 3 Tuesday Beginning of registration for the spring semester
12 Thursday Close of registration for spring courses
24 Tuesday Thanksgiving break begins after classes
30 Monday Classes resume
December 8 Tuesday Last day of classes
9 Wednesday Study day**
10 Thursday Study day
11 Friday First day of final examinations
13 Sunday Study day
16 Wednesday Last day of final examinations

Spring 2016

Second Semester

January 10 Sunday New and transfer students report
12 Tuesday All students report
13 Wednesday Classes begin
20 Wednesday Last day of Add Period
27 Wednesday Last day of Drop Period without Record
March 4 Friday Spring break begins after classes
14 Monday Classes resume
16 Wednesday Deficiency reports due in Registrar's Office
22 Tuesday Rhetoric Proficiency Examination
25 Friday Last day of Drop Period with a "W"
29 Tuesday Beginning of registration for the fall semester
April 5 Tuesday Close of registration for fall courses
26 Tuesday Last day of classes
27 Wednesday Study day**
28 Thursday Study day
29 Friday First day of final examinations
May 1 Sunday Study day
4 Wednesday Last day of final examinations
8 Sunday Graduation

* For students who wish to remain on campus on October 19 through 20, residence halls will remain open and
meals will be provided.
** Rhetoric 100, 101, and 102 editing examinations will be scheduled on the first study day each semester.