Academic Calendar

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SUMMER SEMESTER 2016
May 2-6, Mon. - Fri. Registration for May term session, Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 9, Mon. May term classes begin
May 19-20, Thurs. - Fri. Registration for Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 20, Fri. May term classes end
May 23, Mon. May term exams
May 24, Tues. Summer I session classes begin
June 6-7, Mon.-Tues. Freshmen B&U Day - Registration on June 7
June 11, Sat. Summer I session - M/W class meeting (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
June 24, Sat. Summer I session classes end
June 27, Mon. Summer session exams - Day classes and M/W classes
June 27-28 Mon. - Tues. Registration for Summer II session
June 28, Tues. Summer I session exams - T/R classes
June 29, Wed. Summer II session classes begin
July 4, Mon. July 4th holiday observed
July 9, Sat. Summer II session - M/W night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
July 15, Fri. Registration - Transfer B&U Day
July 29, Fri. Summer II session classes end
Aug. 1, Mon. Summer II session exams - Day classes and M/W classes
Aug. 2, Tues. Summer II session exams - T/R classes
FALL SEMESTER 2016
Aug. 17, Wed. Service of Dedication for the School Year
Aug. 18 - 19, Thurs. - Fri. Faculty Workshop
Aug. 20, Sat. Residence Halls open for new students- 9:00 a.m.
Aug. 20 - 23, Sat. - Tues. Welcome Week: New Student Orientation
Aug, 21, Sun. Residence Halls open for all students - 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 22 - 23, Mon. - Tues. Advising & Registration for Fall 2016
Aug. 24, Wed. Traditional day and evening classes begin
Aug. 30, Tues. Last day to enter a course or change enrollment status to pass/fail, audit, etc.
Aug. 30, Tues. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Sept. 5, Mon. Labor Day Holiday
Sept. 20, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Sept. 16, Fri. Graduation application deadline for December 2016 degree completion
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, Fri. - Sat. Family Weekend
Oct. 8, Sat. Mid-semester holiday begins 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 12, Wed. Mid-semester holiday ends 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 13, Thurs. Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar by 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 15, Sat. Homecoming
Oct. 25, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP or WF
Oct. 24 - 28 Mon - Fri. Advising and Registration for Spring 2017, May term 2017, and Summer I&II 2017
Nov. 23, Wed. Thanksgiving Holiday begins at 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 28, Mon. Thanksgiving Holiday ends at 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 7, Wed. Last regular class meeting (No Day-Class Exams)
Dec. 7 - 13, Wed. - Tues. Final Examinations - Begin 6:00 p.m. Wednesday evening Dec. 7
Dec. 8, Thurs. Study Day (No Exams)
Dec. 2 - 3, Fri. - Sat. Singing Christmas Tree (Begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening)
Dec. 14, Wed. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 15, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
Dec. 17, Sat. Commencement for Aug. & Dec. graduates, Jackson
Dec. 17, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (for commencement participants)
SPRING SEMESTER 2017
Jan. 15, Sun. Residence Halls open at 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 16, Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan. 16, Mon. New Student Orientation
Jan. 16 - 17, Mon. - Tues. Advising & Registration for Spring 2017
Jan. 18, Wed. Traditional day and evening classes begin
Jan. 24, Tues. Last day to enter a course or change enrollment status to pass/fail, audit, etc.
Jan. 24, Tues. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Jan. 25,Wed. Graduation application deadline for May 2017 degree completion
Feb. 14, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Mar. 3, Fri. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Mar. 11, Sat. Spring Recess begins at 1 p.m.
Mar. 20, Mon. Spring Recess ends at 8 a.m.
Mar. 21, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP or WF
Mar. 27 - 31, Mon - Fri. Advising and Registration for May term 2017, Summer I & II 2017, and Fall 2017
Apr. 7, Fri. Graduation application deadline for December 2017 degree completion
Apr. 14 - 18, Fri. - Tues. Easter Break begins at 8 a.m., April 14 and ends at 8 a.m., April 18
May 3, Wed. Last regular class meeting (No Day-Class Exams)
May 3 - 9, Wed. - Tue. Final Examinations - Begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 3
May 4, Thurs. Study Day (No Exams)
May 10, Wed. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
May 11, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
May 12, Fri. Baccalaureate Service (evening) - Jackson
May 13, Sat. (a.m.) Commencement for May and Aug. graduates
May 13, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (commencement participants)
SUMMER SEMESTER 2017
May 8 - 12, Mon. - Fri. Registration for May term session, Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 15, Mon. May term classes begin
May 25 - 26, Thurs. - Fri. Registration for Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 26, Fri. May term classes end
May 30, Tues. May term exams
May 31, Wed. Summer I session classes begin
June 3, Sat. Summer I session - M/W night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
June 15 - 16, Thurs. - Fri. Freshmen B&U Day - Registration on June 16
June 10, Sat. Summer I session - T/R night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
June 26, Mon. Graduation application deadline for August 2017 degree completion
June 27, Tues. Summer I session classes end
June 28, Wed. Summer session exams - Day classes and M/W classes
June 29, Thurs. Summer session exams - T/R classes
June 30 & July 3. Fri. & Mon. Registration for Summer II session
July 4, Tues. July 4th holiday observed
July 5, Wed. Summer II session classes begin
July 14, Fri. Registration - Transfer B&U Day
July 15, Sat. Summer II session - M/W night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
July 22, Sat. Summer II session - T/R night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
Aug 1, Tues. Summer II session classes end
Aug. 2, Wed. Summer II session exams - Day classes and M/W classes
Aug. 3, Thurs. Summer II session exams - T/R classes
Aug. 26, Sat. Summer term ends