Sep 25, 2021  
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2014-2015 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Academic and Religious Calendars



Academic Calendar 2014-2015

Fall 2014*

August

Preview Session 5 Friday-Saturday 29-30
Residence halls open for new students only 10 a.m. Saturday 30
First-year student orientation: Liftoff 12 p.m. Saturday 30
University Convocation 5:30 p.m. Saturday 30

September

Residence halls open for returning students 12 p.m. Monday 1
Labor Day-University holiday Monday 1
Final Registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday 2
Classes begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 3
Academic Performance Warning notification period begins Wednesday 10
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Tuesday 16
Last day to change from audit to credit status Tuesday 16
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in summer Saturday 20
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Tuesday 23
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Tuesday 23
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit; no further tuition credit after this date Tuesday 30

October

University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 3
Last day to file January degree applications Friday 17
Hawktober Weekend (Parents and Homecoming) Friday-Sunday 17-19

November

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Monday 3
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Thursday 6
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Tuesday 11
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Tuesday 11
Last day to change from credit to audit status** Tuesday 11
Thanksgiving recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 10 p.m. Tuesday 25

December

Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 1
Fall Commencement Ceremony Sunday 7
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 5 p.m. Saturday 13
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 5 p.m. Saturday 13
Classes end 5  p.m. Saturday 13
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Monday 15
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 5 p.m. Saturday 20
Residence halls close 8 a.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.

Winterterm 2015

January

Winterterm begins 9 a.m. Friday 2
Winterterm ends 10 p.m. Monday 19

Spring 2015*

January

Residence halls open 12 p.m. Sunday 18
Final registration 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday 19
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday 20
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fall Saturday 24
Academic performance warning notification period begins Tuesday 27

February

Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfers) to submit 2015-16 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Sunday 1
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition credit Monday 2
Last day to change from audit to credit status Monday 2
Last day to file May degree applications Friday 6
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition credit Monday 9
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday 9
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit; no further tuition credit after this date Monday 16
University Enrollment Census 4:30 p.m. Friday 20

March

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2015-16 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processing Sunday 1
Spring recess begins (All residence halls will remain open.) 5 p.m. Saturday 14
Classes resume 8 a.m. Monday 23

April

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins 8:30 a.m. Wednesday 1
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W Monday 6
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday 6
Last day to change from credit to audit status** Monday 6
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students 8:30 a.m. Monday 6

May

Classes end 10 p.m. Monday 4
Academic Performance Warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday 4
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only) 10 p.m. Monday 4
Reading Day 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday 5
Final examinations begin 8 a.m. Wednesday 6
  Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.  
Final examinations end 10 p.m. Tuesday 12
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees 1 p.m. Wednesday 13
Graduate Commencement Saturday 16
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday 17
Residence halls close 5 p.m. Sunday 17


*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 2015

May

Summer Session I May 20-July 1 (6-week session)
  May 20-July 15 (8-week session)

July

Summer Session II July 6-August 13 (6-week session)

 


 
Religious Observance 2014-2015 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 2014

September

Rosh Hashanah Begins sundown Wednesday 24
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Wednesday, September 24, and continues until darkness on Friday, September 26.

 October

Yom Kippur Begins sundown Friday 3
Note: This holiday officially begins at sundown on Friday, October 3, and continues through darkness on Saturday, October 5.
Eid-al-Adah Begins sundown Sunday 5
Note: This Muslim holy day begins at sundown Sunday, October 5, and continues until darkness on Tuesday, October 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.
Sukkot Begins sundown Wednesday 8
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Wednesday, October 8 and continues through darkness Friday, October 10.
Shmini Atzeret Begins sundown Wednesday 15
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Wednesday, October 15 and continues through darkness Friday, October 17.

Spring 2015

February

Ash Wednesday Wednesday 18
Note: Student’s class may conflict with scheduled on-campus mass.

April

Passover Begins sundown Friday 3
Note: The first two days of this holiday are celebrated from sundown Friday, April 3 until darkness Sunday, April 5 and the last two days of the holiday are celebrated sundown Thursday, April 9 until darkness Saturday, April 11.
Good Friday Friday 3

May

Shavuot Begins sundown Saturday 23
Note: This holiday officially begins sundown on Saturday, May 23 and continues until darkness Monday, May 25.

June

Ramadan Begins sundown Wednesday 28
Note: The first day of the Muslim fasting month begins sundown on Wednesday, June 17 and continues until darkness Friday, July 17. 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.

 July

Eid-al-Fitr Begins sundown Wednesday 7
Note: This Muslim holy day begins sundown Friday, July 17 and continues until darkness Sunday, July 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.