2016-2017 Academic Calendar

The University reserves the right to revise this calendar.

Summer Term 2016

Summer I
May 23–June 24 (5 weeks)
May 23–July 8 (7 weeks)

Summer II
July 11–August 12 (5 weeks)

University closed Monday, July 4, 2016.

Fall 2016

Aug. 20 Saturday New graduate and online student orientation
Aug. 24-28 Wed-Sun New undergraduate student orientation and welcome weekend
Aug. 29 Monday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; Online classes begin for Fall 1
Sept. 2 Friday Last day for late registration/schedule changes
Sept. 5 Monday Labor Day-University holiday; no classes
Sept. 10 Saturday All Saturday classes begin
Sept. 23 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Aug. 29 - Oct. 15 classes
Sept. 24 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Oct. 7-8 Fri-Sat Alumni Weekend
Oct. 10-15 Mon-Sat Midterm examination period for 100-level courses
Oct. 12 Wednesday Yom Kippur-University holiday; no classes
Oct. 14-16 Fri-Sun Parents & Family Weekend
Oct. 22 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Oct. 24 Monday Online classes begin for Fall 2
Oct. 26 Wednesday Midterm grades due for 100-level courses
Nov. 4 Friday Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate classes (15 week) with a grade of "W"
Nov. 12 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Nov. 18 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Oct. 24 - Dec. 12 classes
Nov. 21-26 Mon-Sat No classes
Nov. 24-25 Thurs-Fri Thanksgiving holiday-University closed
Dec. 3 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Dec. 10 Saturday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
Dec. 12-17 Mon-Sat Final examination period-undergraduate and graduate classes
Dec. 19 Monday Final grades due
Dec. 23-Jan. 2 Fri-Mon University closed

January Term 2017

Jan. 3 Tuesday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin
Jan. 16 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day-University holiday; no classes*
Jan. 20 Friday Classes end; Final examinations
Jan. 24 Monday Final grades due

Spring 2017

Jan. 19-20 Thurs-Fri New undergraduate student orientation
Jan. 21 Saturday New graduate and online student orientation
Jan. 23 Monday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; Online classes begin Spring 1
Jan. 27 Friday Last day for late registration or schedule changes
Jan. 28 Saturday Saturday classes begin
Feb. 17 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Jan. 23 - March 11 classes
March 5 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
Mar 6-Mar 11 Mon-Sat Midterm examination period for 100-level courses
March 13-18 Mon-Sat Undergraduate and graduate spring recess
March 20 Mon Online classes begin Spring 2
March 22 Wed Midterm grades due for 100-level courses
March 31 Friday Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate classes (15 week) with a grade of "W"
April 1-2 Sat-Sun Admitted Student Days
April 7 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from March 20 - May 6 classes
April 14 Friday Good Friday-University holiday; no classes*
April 29 Saturday Undergraduate Award Ceremony
May 6 Saturday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
May 8-13 Mon-Sat Final examination period-undergraduate and graduate classes
May 13 Saturday Graduate Commencement
May 15 Monday Final grades due
May 20-21 Sat-Sun Undergraduate Commencement
May 22 Monday New graduate student orientation
May 29 Monday Memorial Day-University holiday; no classes*
June 4 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
June 8-9 Thurs-Fri New Student Orientation, session one
June 12-13 Mon-Tues New Student Orientation, session two
June 14 Wednesday Transfer Student Orientation
June 15-16 Thurs-Fri New Student Orientation, session three
June 19-20 Mon-Tues New Student Orientation, session four

Summer Term 2017

Summer I
May 22-June 23 (5 weeks)
May 22-July 7 (7 weeks)

Summer II
July 10-August 11 (5 weeks)
July 10-August 25 (7 weeks)

*University closed Monday, July 4, 2017.

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