Academic Calendar

Important Dates for Current and Upcoming Programs

January & Spring 2014 Academic Calendar

  • January 24: New student course registration, New Student & Family Orientation continues
  • January 25:  Convocation at 9:30 a.m., New Student & Family Orientation continues
  • January 26:  Returning students arrive, New Student Orientation continues
  • January 27:  New Student Orientation continues
  • January 28:  Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • February 5:  Last day to add courses or change audit to regular courses enrollment
  • February 17: President's Day, staff holiday
  • February 21:  Spring Break housing application available on-line
  • February 24:  Last day to drop courses or change regular course enrollment to audit
  • February 25:  Start date to withdraw from courses with a W
  • February 28:  Family Weekend, no classes
  • March 1:  Family Weekend continues
  • March 14:  Spring Break begins at 5 p.m.
  • March 15:  Residence halls close at noon
  • March 23:  Residence halls re-open at noon
  • March 24:  Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
  • March 26:  Mid-semester grades are due at 5:00 p.m.
  • March 31:  Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
  • April 1:  Start date to withdraw from courses with WP (pass) or WF (fail)
  • April 14:  Course registration for summer terms begins
  • April 16:  Housing preference forms for summer and fall available on-line
  • April 17:  Communication Poster Fair at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location: 2nd Floor Admin Building
  • April 21:  Faculty Professional Development Day (no classes, offices open)      
  • April 22:  Faculty Professional Development Day (no classes, offices open)
  • April 28:  Course registration for fall semester begins
  • April 29:  Academic Department Awards 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Location: Student Center Cafe Court
  • May 1:  Science Fair at 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Location Cafe Court
  • May 8:  Art Show all day event Location: FAB        
  • May 9:  Last day of classes
  • May 12:  Reading Day
  • May 13:  Final Exams begin
  • May 15:  Grades for graduating students due at 3:00 p.m.
  • May 16:  Final Exams end
  • May 17: Graduation
  • May 18:  Residence halls close at noon
  • May 20:  All grades due at 5:00 p.m.

Summer 2014 Academic Calendar

  • June 2:  Summer Session I classes begin
  • July 3:  Summer Session I classes end; High School Program Social Pragmatics Track registration
  • July 5:  Summer Session I residence halls close at noon; Summer Session for Visting College Students/Summer Session II Registration & Orientation
  • July 6:  High School Program Traditional track registration
  • July 7:  Summer Session for Visting College Students/Summer Session II classes begin; High School Program classes begin
  • July 25:  High School Program classes end; Transition to College registration
  • July 26: High School Program residence halls closes at noon
  • July 28:  Transition to College classes begin
  • August 8:  Summer Session for Visting College Students/Summer Session II classes end; Transition to College classes end
  • August 9: Summer Session for Visting College Students/Summer Session II residence halls close at noon; Transition to College residence halls close at noon

Fall 2014 Academic Calendar

  • August 25:  Social Pragmatics Early Orientation
  • August 28:  New students arrive; New Student & Family Orientation begins
  • August 30:  Convocation t 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 13:  Columbus Day – staff holiday, offices closed, no classes
  • October 14:  Student long weekend, no classes, Administrative offices open
  • October 22:  Mid-semester grades due by 5:00 pm
  • October 27:  Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
  • October 28:  Start date to withdraw from couses with a WP(pass) or WF(fail)
  • November 3:  Course registration for January Term 2015 begins
  • 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 3:00 pm
  • 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 5:00 pm
  • December 23:  College closes for Staff at end of day

Spring 2015 Academic Calendar

  • January 2:  Staff employees report to work
  • January 4:  New & Returning J-Term students arrive on campus.  Jump Start Orientation
  • January 5:  Classes begin for J-Term
  • January 22:  Last day of Jterm
  • 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 5:00 pm
  • 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 13:  Spring Break begins at 5:00 pm
  • 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 am
  • March 25:  Mid-semester grades due by 5:00 pm
  • March 30:  Last day to withdraw from courses with a W
  • March 31:  Start date to withdraw from courses with a WP or WF
  • April 13:  Course registration for Summer 2015 begins
  • April 20:  Faculty Professional Development Day (No classes; offices open)
  • April 21:  Faculty Professional Development Day (No classes; offices open)
  • April 27:  Course registration for Fall 2015 begins
  • May 8:  Last day of classes
  • May 11:  Reading day
  • May 12:  Final exams begin
  • May 14:  Grades for graduating students due by 3:00 pm
  • May 15:  Final exams end; Orientation Meeting for Summer Study Abroad Programs
  • May 16:  Graduation
  • May 19:  All grades due by 5:00 pm