Academic Calendar

Important Dates for Current and Upcoming Programs

Fall 2014 Academic Calendar

  • August 25:  Social Pragmatics Early Orientation
  • August 28:  New students arrive; New Student & Family Orientation begins
  • August 30:  Convocation at 9:30 a.m..; New Student & Family Orientation continues
  • August 31:  Returning students arrive; New Student orientation continues
  • September 1:  New Student Orientation continues; Labor Day – Faculty & Staff working with new students on campus
  • September 2:  Classes begin at 8:30 am
  • September 10:  Last day to add courses or change audit to regular course enrollment
  • September 26:  Family Weekend – no classes
  • September 27:  Family Weekend
  • September 29:  Last day to drop courses or change regular course enrollment to audit
  • September 30:  Start date to withdraw from courses with a W
  • October 2:  Professional Visit Day
  • October 13:  Columbus Day – staff holiday, offices closed, no classes
  • October 14:  Student long weekend, no classes, Administrative offices open
  • October 18: Open House
  • October 22:  Mid-semester grades due by 5 p.m.
  • October 27:  Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
  • October 28:  Start date to withdraw from courses with a WP (pass) or WFT (fail)
  • November 3:  Course registration for January Term 2015 begins
  • November 6: Professional Visit Day
  • November 7: Professional Visit Day
  • November 15: Open House
  • November 17:  Course registration for Spring 2015 begins
  • November 26:  Thanksgiving Break begins; No classes; Residence halls close at noon unless registered for break housing
  • November 27:  Thanksgiving – no classes
  • November 28:  No classes
  • November 30:  Residence halls open at noon
  • December 5:  Last day of classes
  • December 8:  Reading Day
  • December 9:  Final exams begin
  • December 11:  Grades for graduating students due by 3 p.m.
  • December 12:  Final exams end, Orientation Meeting for Winter Study Abroad Programs
  • December 13:  Graduation
  • December 14:  Residence halls close at noon
  • December 16:  All grades due by 5 p.m.
  • December 23:  College closes for Staff at end of day

Spring 2015 Academic Calendar

  • January 4:  New & Returning J-Term students arrive on campus; Jump Start Orientation
  • January 5:  Staff employees report to work
  • January 5:  Classes begin for J-Term
  • January 22:  Last day of J-Term
  • January 22:  New students arrive; New Student & family orientation begins
  • January 22:  “Welcome Back Faculty” meeting
  • January 23:  New Student & Family Orientations continue
  • January 24:  Convocation at 9:30 a.m.; New Student & Family Orientation
  • January 25:  Residence Halls open at noon for returning students; New Student Orientation continues
  • January 26:  New Student Orientation continues
  • January 27:  All grades for J-Term due by 5 p.m.
  • January 27:  Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 4:  Last day to add courses or change audit to regular course enrollment
  • February 23:  Last day to drop courses or change regular course enrollment to audit
  • February 24:  Start date to withdraw from courses with a W
  • February 27:  Family Weekend – no classes
  • February 28:  Family Weekend continues
  • March 7:  Open House
  • March 13:  Spring Break begins at 5 p.m.
  • March 14:  Residence Halls close at noon unless registered for break housing
  • March 22:  Residence Halls open at noon
  • March 23:  Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • March 25:  Mid-semester grades due by 5 p.m.
  • March 26:  Professional Visit Day
  • March 27:  Professional Visit Day
  • March 30:  Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
  • March 31:  Start date to withdraw from courses with a WP or WFT
  • April 13:  Course registration for Summer 2015 begins
  • April 18:  Open House
  • April 20:  Faculty Professional Development Day (No classes; offices open)
  • April 21:  Faculty Professional Development Day (No classes; offices open)
  • April 23:  Professional Visit Day
  • April 24:  Professional Visit Day
  • April 27:  Course registration for Fall 2015 begins
  • May 2:  Accepted Student Day
  • May 7:  Professional Visit Day
  • May 8:  Professional Visit Day
  • May 8:  Last day of classes
  • May 11:  Reading day
  • May 12:  Final exams begin
  • May 14:  Grades for graduating students due by 3 p.m.
  • May 15:  Final exams end; Orientation Meeting for Summer Study Abroad Programs
  • May 16:  Graduation
  • May 17:  Residence halls close at noon
  • May 19:  All grades due by 5 p.m.