2015 - 2016 Academic Calendar

        Approved by Faculty April 2013
Approved by Board of Trustees May 2013

Fall 2015

First Semester
August 22 Saturday Freshmen and Transfers report 
25 Tuesday 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 12 Monday No classes*
13 Tuesday No classes*
21 Wednesday Deficiency reports due in Registrar's Office
27 Tuesday Rhetoric Proficiency Examination
28 Wednesday Beginning of registration for the spring semester 
30 Friday Last day of Drop Period with "W"
November  6 Friday 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 the Registrar's Office
22 Tuesday Rhetoric Proficiency Examination
23 Wednesday Beginning of registration for fall semster
25 Friday Last day of Drop Period with a "W"
30 Wednesday Close of registration for fall courses
April 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 SLast day of final examinations
8 Sunday Graduation

 

* For students who wish to remain on campus on October 12 through 13, residence halls will remain open and meals will be provided.
** Rhetoric 100, 101, and 102 final examinations will be scheduled on the first study day each semester.