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    University of Hartford
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic and Religious Calendars


 

Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Fall 2015*

August

Preview Session 5 Friday-Saturday 28-29
Residence halls open for new students only 10 a.m. Saturday 29
First-year student orientation: Liftoff 12 p.m. Saturday 29
University Convocation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 29
Residence halls open for returning students 12 p.m. Sunday 30
Final Registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday 31

September

Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 1
Labor Day-University holiday Monday 7
Academic Performance Warning notification period begins Tuesday 8
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 14
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 14
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 21
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Tuesday 23
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in summer Saturday 26
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit; no further tuition credit after this date

Monday 28

October

University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 2
Last day to file January degree applications Friday 16
Hawktober Weekend (Parents and Homecoming) Friday-Sunday 16-18

November

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Monday 2
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Thursday 5
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Monday 9
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday 9
Last day to change from credit to audit status** Monday 9
Thanksgiving recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 10 p.m. Tuesday 24
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 30

December

Fall Commencement Ceremony Sunday 6
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 14
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 14
Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 14
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Monday 15
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 10 p.m. Monday 21
Residence halls close 8 a.m. Sunday 22


*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.

Winterterm 2016

January

Winterterm begins 9 a.m. Monday 4
Winterterm ends 10 p.m. Monday 18

Spring 2016*

January

Residence halls open 12 p.m. Sunday 17
Final registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday 18
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 19
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fall Saturday 23
Academic performance warning notification period begins Tuesday 26

February

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 1
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 1
Last day to file May degree applications Friday 5
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 8
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 8
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit; no further tuition credit after this date Monday 15
Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to submit 2016-17 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Monday 15
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 19

March

Spring recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 5 p.m. Saturday 12
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 21

April

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Friday 1
Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2016-17 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Friday 1
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Monday 4
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday 4
Last day to change from credit to audit status** Monday 4
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 6

May

Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 2
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 2
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 2
Reading Day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 3
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 4
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 10 p.m. Tuesday 10
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees 1 p.m. Wednesday 11
Graduate Commencement Saturday 14
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday 15
Residence halls close 5 p.m. Sunday 15


*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 2016

May

Summer Session I May 18-June 29 (6-week session)
  May 18-July 13 (8-week session)

July

Summer Session II July 5-August 15 (6-week session)

 



Religious Observance 2015-2016 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 2015

September

Rosh Hashanah Begins sundown Wednesday 13
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Sunday, September 13, and continues until darkness on Tuesday, September 15.
Yom Kippur Begins sundown Tuesday 22
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 22 and continues through darkness on Thursday, September 24.
Eid-al-Adah Begins sundown Wednesday 23
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown Wednesday, September 23, and continues until darkness on Friday, September 25. 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.
Sukkot Begins sundown Sunday 27
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Sunday, September 27 and continues through darkness Sunday, October 4.

 October

Shmini Atzeret Begins sundown Sunday 4
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Sunday, October 4 and continues through darkness Tuesday, October 6.

Spring 2016

February

Ash Wednesday Wednesday 10
Note: Student’s class may conflict with scheduled on-campus mass.

March

Good Friday Friday 25

April

Passover Begins sundown Friday 22
Note: The first two days of this holiday are celebrated from sundown Friday, April 22 until darkness Sunday, April 24 and the last two days of the holiday are celebrated sundown Thursday, April 28 until darkness Saturday, April 30.

June

Ramadan Begins sundown Monday 6
Note: The first day of the Muslim fasting month begins sundown on Wednesday, June 6 and continues until darkness Wednesday, July 6. 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.
Shavuot Begins sundown Saturday 11
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Saturday, June 11 and continues until darkness Monday, June 13.

 July

Eid-al-Fitr Begins sundown Wednesday 6
Note: This Muslim holy day begins sundown Wednesday, July 6 and continues until darkness Friday, July 8. 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.