Academic Year Calendar 2015-2016 (pdf)

August 2015
 28 Friday Orientation
 31 Monday Group advising and testing begins for first-year and transfer students
September 2015
 1  Tuesday Upperclassmen arrive; advising continues
 3   Thursday Fall semester classes begin; Add Period begins; Delete Period begins; period for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option begins
 3  Thursday Opening Convocation
 7 Monday Labor Day; classes WILL meet
 9 Wednesday Add Period ends; online registration closes at 5:00 p.m.
 10 Thursday Limited Add Period begins
 16 Wednesday Limited Add Period ends; Delete Period ends
 17 Thursday Voluntary Withdrawal Period begins
 23 Wednesday  Yom Kippur; classes WILL NOT meet
October 2015
 9-11 Fri-Sun   Fall Weekend
 15 Thursday Period for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option ends
 16 Friday Fall Break begins at 5:00 p.m.
 21 Wednesday Classes resume
November 2015
 11 Wednesday Voluntary Withdrawal Period ends
 9-13 Mon-Fri Advising for spring semester 2016 pre-registration
17-20 Tues-Fri

Pre-registration (online) for spring semester 2016

 24 Tuesday Thanksgiving Break begins at 5:00 p.m.
 30 Monday Classes resume
December 2015
 16 Wednesday Fall semester classes end
 17 Thursday Review day
 18 Friday Final examinations begin at  9:00 a.m.
 22 Tuesday Final examinations end at 12:00 noon; winter break begins
January 2016
 4 Monday First semester grades due by 4:00 p.m.
21 Thursday Orientation begins for new students
24 Sunday Housing re-opens
26   Tuesday Spring semester classes begin; Add Period begins; Delete Period begins; period for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option begins
February 2016
1 Monday Add Period ends; online registration system closes at 5:00 p.m.
2 Tuesday Limited Add Period begins
9 Tuesday Limited Add Period ends; Delete Period ends
10 Wednesday Voluntary Withdrawal Period begins
March 2016
7 Monday Period for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option ends
11 Friday Spring break begins at 5:00 p.m.
28 Monday Classes resume
April 2016
4 Monday Advising for fall semester 2016 pre-registration begins
5 Tuesday Founders Day
8 Friday Advising for fall semester 2016 pre-registration ends
8 Friday Voluntary Withdrawal Period ends
12-14 Tues-Thurs Pre-registration (online) for fall semester 2016
15 Friday Masters' Theses due by 5:00 p.m.
May 2016
5 Thursday Senior Honors Studies due by 4:00 p.m.
12 Thursday Spring semester classes end
13 Friday Review day
14 Saturday Final examinations begin at 9:00 a.m.
16 Monday Final examinations for seniors end at 5:00 p.m.
17 Tuesday Spring semester grades for graduating seniors and Master's candidates due by 5:00 p.m.
18 Wednesday Final examinations for non-graduating students end at 12:00 noon
22 Sunday Ninety-eighth (98th) Commencement
23 Monday Spring semester grades for non-graduating students due by 4:00 p.m.
June 2016
3-5 Fri-Sun Reunion Weekend

Fall semester: 69 class days; 4 1/3 exam days
Spring semester: 69 class days; 4 1/3 exam days