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SUMMER DAY & EVENING CLASSES - 2015

1st Term- 5/26 - 6/23; Classes Begin 5/26, Registration: 5/21-22
Exams: Day Exams- 6/24; M/W Exams- 6/24; T/R Exams- 6/25
M/W Night Sat. Classes: 5/30 & 6/13; T/R Night Sat. Classes: 6/6

2nd Term- 6/29 - 7/28; Classes Begin 6/29; Registration: 6/25-26
Exams: Day Exams- 7/29; M/W Exams- 7/29; T/R Exams- 7/30
M/W Night Sat. Classes: 7/11; T/R Night Sat. Classes: 7/18
(Sat. classes meet from 8-11:30a.m.)

ADVANCE REGISTRATIONS

June 19, 2015 Freshman Pre-Registration
July 17, 2015 Transfer Pre-Registration

FALL SEMESTER 2015

Aug. 12, Wed. Service of Dedication for the School Year
Aug. 13-14, Thurs.-Fri. Faculty Workshop
Aug. 15, Sat. Residence Halls open for new students- 8:30 a.m.
Aug, 16, Sun. Residence Halls open for all students – 1p.m.
Aug. 15-18, Sat.– Tues. Welcome Week: New Student Orientation
Aug. 17, Mon.  Open Registration continues for Graduate Education Studies
Aug. 17-18, Mon.-Tues. Advising & Registration 
Aug. 19, Wed. Traditional day and evening classes begin 
Aug. 25, Tues. Last day to enter a course or change enrollment status to pass/fail, audit, etc.
Aug. 25, Tues. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Sept. 7, Mon. Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 15, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Sept. 18, Fri. Application deadline for May 2016 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate, Online, Adult Studies)
Sept. 25-26, Fri.-Sat. Family Weekend
Oct. 10, Sat.  Mid-semester holiday begins 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 14, Wed. Mid-semester holiday ends 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 15, Thurs. Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 17, Sat. Homecoming
Oct. 20, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP or WF; grade of F for course drops after Oct. 21.
Oct. 26-30  Mon-Fri. Advising and Registration for Jackson Traditional students
Nov. 2, Mon. Open Registration begins for Graduate Education Studies
Nov. 25, Wed. Thanksgiving Holiday begins at 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 30, Mon. Thanksgiving Holiday ends at 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 2, Wed. Last regular class meeting 
Dec. 2-8, Wed. – Tues. Final Examinations – Begin 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Dec. 2
Dec. 3, Thurs. Study Day
Dec. 4-5, Fri. - Sat. Singing Christmas Tree  (Begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening)
Dec. 4, Fri. Commencement for Orlando graduates
Dec. 9, Wed. Graduating seniors’ grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m. ; All grades to be posted by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Dec. 10, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
Dec. 10, Thurs. Commencement for Chattanooga graduates
Dec. 12, Sat. Commencement for Aug. & Dec. graduates, Jackson
Dec. 12, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (for commencement participants)
Dec. 12, Sat. Commencement for Atlanta graduates

SPRING SEMESTER 2016

Jan. 10, Sun. Residence Halls open at 1 p.m.
Jan. 11, Mon. New Student Orientation 
Jan. 11-12, Mon.-Tues. Advising & Registration
Jan. 13, Wed. Traditional day and evening classes begin
Jan. 18, Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. College-Wide Service Day; Night Classes Meet as Scheduled 
Jan. 19, Tues. Last day to enter a course or change enrollment status to pass/fail, audit, etc.
Jan. 19, Tues. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Jan. 26, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Feb. 5, Fri. Application deadline for August 2016 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate, Online, Adult Studies)
Mar. 4, Fri. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Mar. 5, Sat. Spring Recess begins at 1 p.m.
Mar. 14, Mon. Spring Recess ends at 8 a.m.
Mar. 14, Mon. Open Registration begins for Graduate Education Studies
Mar. 23, Wed. Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP or WF; Grade of F for course drops after March 23
Mar. 25-29, Fri. – Tues.  Easter Break begins at 8 a.m., March 25 and ends at 8 a.m., March 29
Apr. 4-8, Mon – Fri. Advising and Registration for Jackson Traditional students 
Apr. 8, Fri. Application deadline for December 2016 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate, Online, Adult Studies)
Apr. 27, Wed. Last regular class meeting
Apr. 27-May 3, Wed. – Tue. Final Examinations – Begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday April 27
Apr. 28, Thurs. Study Day
May 3, Tues. Graduating seniors’ grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.; All grades to be posted by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
May 5, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
May 6, Fri. Baccalaureate Service (evening)
May 7, Sat. (a.m.) Commencement for May and Aug. graduates, Jackson (Traditional only)
May 7, Sat. (p.m.) Commencement for May and Aug. graduates, Jackson (Adult Studies/Graduate/Online Only)
May 7, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (commencement participants)
TBD Commencement for Houston campus
TBD Commencement for Memphis Campus