May 22, 2018  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic and Religious Calendars


 

Academic Calendar 2012–2013

Fall 2012

August-September

Preview Session 5 Friday–Saturday 31–1

September

Residence halls open for new students only 10 a.m. Saturday 1
First-year student Orientation: Liftoff 12 p.m. Saturday 1
University Convocation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 1
Labor Day—University holiday Monday 3
Residence halls open for returning students 12 p.m. Monday 3
Final Registration 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Tuesday 4
Classes begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 5
Academic Performance Warning notification period begins Wednesday 12
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Tuesday 18
Last day to change from audit to credit status Tuesday 18
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in summer Saturday 22
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Tuesday 25
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Tuesday 25

October

Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit—no further tuition credit after this date Tuesday 2
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 5
Hawktober Weekend (Parents and Homecoming) Friday–Sunday 12-14
Last day to file January degree applications Friday 19

November

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Thursday 1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Thursday 1
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Tuesday 13
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Tuesday 13
Last day to change from credit to audit status* Tuesday 13
Thanksgiving recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 10 p.m. Tuesday 20
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 26

December

Fall Commencement Ceremony Sunday 2
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 5 p.m. Saturday 15
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 5 p.m. Saturday 15
Classes end 5  p.m. Saturday 15
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Monday 17
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.
Final examinations end 5 p.m. Saturday 22
Residence halls close 8 a.m. Sunday 23


*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 2013

January

Winterterm begins 9 a.m. Thursday 3
Winterterm ends 10 p.m. Monday 21


Spring 2013*

January

Residence halls open 12 p.m. Sunday 20
Final registration 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday 21
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 22
Academic performance warning notification period begins Wednesday 23
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fall Saturday 26

February

Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to submit 2013–14 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Friday 1
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 4
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 4
Last day to file May degree applications Friday 8
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 11
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 11
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this date Monday 18
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 22

March

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2013–14 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Friday 1
Spring recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 5 p.m. Saturday 23

April

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

May

Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 6
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 6
Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 6
Reading Day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 7
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 8
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 10 p.m. Tuesday 14
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees 1 p.m. Wednesday 15
Graduate Commencement Saturday 18
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday 19
Residence halls close 5 p.m. Sunday 19


*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 2013

May

Summer Session I May 22–July 3 (6-week session)
  May 22–July 15 (8-week session)

July

Summer Session II July 8–August 15 (6-week session)


Religious Observance 2012–2013 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 2012

August

Eid-al-Fitr Begins sundown Saturday 18
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown onSaturday, August 18 and continues until darkness on Sunday, August 19. 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 Sunday 16
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Sunday, September 16, and continues until darkness on Tuesday, September 18.
Yom Kippur Begins sundown Tuesday 25
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Tuesday, September 25, and continues through darkness on Wednesday, September 26.
 Sukkot Begins sundown Sunday 30
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Sunday, September 30, and continues through darkness on Sunday, October 7.

 October

Shmini Atzeret Begins sundown Sunday 7
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Sunday, October 7, and continues through darkness on Tuesday, October 9.
Eid-al-Adah Begins sundown Thursday 25
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown on Thursday, October 25, and continues until darkness on Friday, October 26. 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 2013

February

Ash Wednesday Wednesday 13
Note: Student’s class may conflict with scheduled on-campus mass.

March

Passover Begins sundown Monday 25
Note: The first two days of this holiday are celebrated from sundown on Monday, March 25, until darkness on Wednesday, March 27; the last two days of the holiday are celebrated from sundown on Sunday, March 31, until darkness on Tuesday, April 2.
Good Friday Friday 29

May

Shavuot Begins sundown Saturday 14
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Tuesday, May 14, and continues until darkness on Thursday, May 16.

 July

Ramadan Begins sundown Monday 8
Note: The first day of the Muslim fasting month begins at sundown on Monday, July 8, and continues until darkness on Wednesday, August 7. 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.