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2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic and Religious Calendars



Academic Calendar 2013-2014

Fall 2013

 September

Residence halls open for returning students 12 p.m. Monday 2
Labor Day—University holiday Monday 2
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 3
Academic Performance Warning notification period begins Tuesday 10
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 16
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 16
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in summer Saturday 21
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 23
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 23
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit no further tuition credit after this date Monday 30

October

University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 4
Last day to file January degree applications Friday 18
Hawktober Weekend (Parents and Homecoming) Friday–Sunday 18-20

November

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Friday 1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 6
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Monday 11
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday 11
Last day to change from credit to audit status* Monday 11
Thanksgiving recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 10 p.m. Tuesday 26

December

Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 2
Fall Commencement Ceremony Sunday 8
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 5 p.m. Saturday 14
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 5 p.m. Saturday 14
Classes end 5  p.m. Saturday 14
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Monday 16
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.
Final examinations end 5 p.m. Saturday 21
Residence halls close 8 a.m. Sunday 22


*Students are not eligible to take advantage of special audit fees at this time. In order to have a special audit fee, students must declare audit status when they first register for the course.
 

Winterterm 2014

January

Winterterm begins 9 a.m. Thursday 2
Winterterm ends 10 p.m. Friday 17


Spring 2014*

January

Residence halls open 12 p.m. Sunday 19
Final registration 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday 20
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 21
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fall Saturday 25
Academic performance warning notification period begins Wednesday 28

February

Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to submit 2014–15 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Saturday 1
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 3
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 3
Last day to file May degree applications Friday 7
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 10
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 10
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this date Monday 17
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 21

March

Mid-semester warnings due in school or college office Prior to Friday 14
Spring recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 5 p.m. Saturday 15
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 24

April

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Tuesday 1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Friday 4
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Monday 7
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday 7
Last day to change from credit to audit status** Monday 7

May

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2014–15 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Thursday 1
Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 5
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 5
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 5
Reading Day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 6
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 7
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 10 p.m. Tuesday 13
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees 1 p.m. Wednesday 14
Graduate Commencement Saturday 17
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday 18
Residence halls close 5 p.m. Sunday 18


*Arrangements must be made by each faculty member to make up instructional time that may be lost because of emergency closing.

**Students are not eligible to take advantage of special audit fees at this time. In order to have a special audit fee, students must declare audit status when they first register for the course.


Summerterm 2014

May

Summer Session I May 21–July 1 (6-week session)
  May 21–July 14 (8-week session)

July

Summer Session II July 7–August 14 (6-week session)


Religious Observance 2013-2014 Calendar

Policy regarding religious holidays: Classes are held. Students observing these days will be granted excused absences from all classes and an opportunity to make up any tests or exams given on these days.

Fall 2013

August

Eid-al-Fitr Begins sundown Wednesday 7
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown on Wednesday, August 7 and continues until darkness on Friday, August 9. The Islamic calendar is lunar and depends on the actual sighting of the new moon; therefore, the actual dates may differ by a day or two.

September

Rosh Hashanah Begins sundown Wednesday 4
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 4, and continues until darkness on Friday, September 6.
Yom Kippur Begins sundown Friday 13
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Friday, September 13, and continues through darkness on Saturday, September 14.
Sukkot Begins sundown Wednesday 18
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 18, and continues through darkness on Friday, September 20.
Shmini Atzeret Begins sundown Wednesday 25
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 25, and continues through darkness on Friday, September 27.

 October

Eid-al-Adah Begins sundown Monday 14
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown Monday, October 14, and continues until darkness on Wednesday, October 16. The Islamic calendar is lunar and depends on the actual sighting of the new moon; therefore, the actual dates may differ by a day or two.

Spring 2014

March

Ash Wednesday Wednesday 5
Note: Student’s class may conflict with scheduled on-campus mass.

April

Passover Begins sundown Monday 14
Note: The first two days of this holiday are celebrated from sundown Monday, April 14, until darkness Wednesday, April 16; the last two days of the holiday are celebrated from sundown on Sunday, April 20, until darkness on Tuesday, April 22.
Good Friday Friday 18

June

Shavuot Begins sundown Tuesday 3
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Tuesday, June 3, and continues until darkness on Thursday, June 5.
Ramadan Begins sundown Saturday 28
Note: The first day of the Muslim fasting month begins at sundown on Saturday, June 28, and continues until darkness on Tuesday, July 29. The Islamic calendar is lunar and depends on the actual sighting of the new moon; therefore, the actual dates may differ by a day or two.