Academic Calendar

Download the following academic calendars for 2015-2016 (PDF):

SPRING SEMESTER 2016 - Traditional Academic Calendar

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. Holiday – NO DAY CLASSES (evening classes meet)
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 only)
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 only)
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