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2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin

Academic and Religious Calendars


 

Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Fall 2016*

August

Preview Session 5 Friday-Saturday 26-27
Residence halls open for new students only 10 a.m. Saturday 27
First-year student orientation: Liftoff 12 p.m. Saturday 27
University Convocation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 27
Residence halls open for returning students 12 p.m. Sunday 28
Final Registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday 29
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 30

September

Labor Day-University holiday Monday 5
Academic Performance Warning notification period begins Tuesday 6
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 12
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 12
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 19
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 19
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in summer Saturday 24
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit; no further tuition credit after this date Monday 26
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 30

October

Last day to file January degree applications Friday 14
Hawktober Weekend (Parents and Homecoming) Friday-Sunday 14-16

November

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
Thanksgiving recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 10 p.m. Tuesday 22
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 28

December

Fall Commencement Ceremony Sunday 4
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 12
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 12
Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 12
Reading Day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 13
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 14
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 5 p.m. Tuesday 20
Residence halls close 8 a.m. Wednesday 21


*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 2017

January

Winterterm begins 9 a.m. Tuesday 3
Winterterm ends 10 p.m. Wednesday 18

Spring 2017*

January

Residence halls open 12 p.m. Sunday 22
Final registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday 23
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 24
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fall Saturday 28
Academic performance warning notification period begins Tuesday 31

February

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 6
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 6
Last day to file May degree applications Friday 10
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 13
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 13
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit; no further tuition credit after this date Monday 20
Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to submit 2017-18 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Wednesday 15
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 24

March

Spring recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 5 p.m. Saturday 18
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 27

April

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2017-18 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Saturday 1
Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Monday 3
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Monday 10
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday 10
Last day to change from credit to audit status** Monday 10
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Thursday 6

May

Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 8
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 8
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 8
Reading Day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 9
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 10
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 10 p.m. Tuesday 16
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees 1 p.m. Wednesday 17
Graduate Commencement Saturday 20
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday 21
Residence halls close 5 p.m. Sunday 21


*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 2017

May

Summer Session I May 22-July 3 (6-week session)
  May 22-July 17 (8-week session)

July

Summer Session II July 10-August 17 (6-week session)

 



Religious Observance 2016-2017 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 2016

September

Eid-al-Adah Begins sundown Monday 12
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown Monday, September 12, and continues until darkness on Wednesday, September 14. 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.

October

Rosh Hashanah Begins sundown Sunday 3
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Sunday, October 3, and continues until darkness on Tuesday, October 5.
Yom Kippur Begins sundown Tuesday 11
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Tuesday, October 11 and continues through darkness on Thursday, October 13.
Sukkot Begins sundown Sunday 16
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Monday, October 16 and continues through darkness Wednesday, October 19.
Shmini Atzeret Begins sundown Monday 23
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Monday, October 23 and continues through darkness Wednesday, October 25.

Spring 2017

March

Ash Wednesday Wednesday 1
Note: Student’s class may conflict with scheduled on-campus mass.

April

Passover Begins sundown Monday 10
Note: The first two days of this holiday are celebrated from sundown Monday, April 10 until darkness Wednesday, April 12 and the last two days of the holiday are celebrated sundown Sunday, April 16 until darkness Tuesday, April 18.
Good Friday Friday 14

June

Ramadan Begins sundown Friday 26
Note: The first day of the Muslim fasting month begins sundown on Friday, May 26 and continues until darkness Sunday, June 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.
Shavuot Begins sundown Tuesday 30
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Tuesday, May 30 and continues until darkness Thursday, June 1.

 July

Eid-al-Fitr Begins sundown Sunday 25
Note: This Muslim holy day begins sundown Sunday, June 25 and continues until darkness Tuesday, June 27. 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.