Academic Calendar

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FALL SEMESTER 2019
Aug. 14 - Wed. Service of Dedication for the School Year at 7:00 p.m. Kickoff Gathering
Aug. 15 - Thurs. Faculty Workshop
Aug. 16 – Fri. Welcome Week / New Student Orientation
Aug. 16 - Fri. Move-in for new students at 8:30 a.m. 
Aug. 16 - Fri. Move-in for returning students at 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 16 - Fri. Advising & Registration for Fall 2019 
Aug. 19 - Mon. Traditional day and evening classes begin 
Aug. 20 – Tues. First Chapel Service 
Aug 23 - Fri. Last day to add a course, Internship, Independent Study, or change course status to pass/fail, audit
Aug. 23 - Fri. Last day to drop a course without a grade (Monday, Aug. 26 - Start of Grades Given for dropped courses)
Aug. 30 - Fri. Graduation application deadline for fall 2019 and spring 2020 degree completion (Traditional students)
Sept. 2 - Mon. Labor Day Holiday – no classes
Sept. 27 – 28 Fri./Sat. Family Weekend
Oct. 12 - Sat. Mid-semester holiday begins at 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 - Wed. Mid-semester holiday ends at 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 17 - Thurs. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.   
Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 – Mon.-Fri. Advising and Registration for Spring 2020
Nov. 8 - Fri. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Nov. 9 - Sat. Homecoming 
Nov. 27 - Wed. Thanksgiving Holiday begins at 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 2 - Mon. Thanksgiving Holiday ends at 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 2 - Mon. Last regular Day-Class meeting
Dec. 3 - Tues. Study Day (No Day-Class Exams – Note: evening course exams begin Tues. Dec. 3)
Dec. 3-9 Tue – Mon Final Evening Examination – for Evening Courses 
Dec. 4 - Wed. Day-Class exams begin – see Exam Schedule for Periods and Times
Dec. 6 & 7 – Fri. / Sat.  Singing Christmas Tree (Begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening)
Dec 10 – Tues. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.   
Dec. 12 - Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
Dec. 14 - Sat. Commencement for Aug. & Dec. graduates, Jackson at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 14 - Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (for commencement participants)

SPRING SEMESTER 2020
Jan. 10 - Fri. Residence Halls open for ALL students at 8:30 a.m. 
Jan. 10 - Fri. New Student Orientation at 9:00 a.m.  
Jan. 10 - Fri. Advising & Registration for spring 2020 
Jan. 13 - Mon. Traditional day and evening classes begin
Jan. 17 - Fri. Last day to add a course, Internship, Independent Study, or change course status to pass/fail, audit 
Jan. 17 - Fri. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Jan. 20 - Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no day or evening classes
Jan. 31 - Fri. Graduation application deadline for summer 2020 and fall 2020 degree completion (Traditional students)
Mar. 5 - Thurs. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Mar. 7 - Sat. Spring Recess begins at 1 p.m.
Mar. 16 - Mon. Spring Recess ends at 8 a.m.
Mar. 24 – Tues. Honors Convocation 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. – All other classes from 9:25-12:05 are cancelled.
Mar. 23-27 – Mon. – Fri. Advising and Registration for May term 2020, Summer I&II 2020, and Fall 2020
Apr. 1 - Wed. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Apr.10-13 – Fri.-Mon. Easter Break begins at 8 a.m. Friday April 10 and ends at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 14
Apr. 27 - Mon. Last regular Day-class meeting
Apr. 28 - Tues. Study Day (No Day-Class Exams – Tuesday evening-course exams only)
Apr. 28 – May 4.Tue. – Mon. Final Evening Course Exams – Begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday Evening Apr. 28 – Monday Evening, May 4
Apr. 29 – May 4 Wed.–Mon. Day-Class exams begin and go through Monday, May 4
May 5 – Tues. 8:30 a.m. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Apr. 28 – May 1 – Tues.-Fri. Registration for May term session, Summer I and Summer II sessions
May 7, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
May 8, Fri. Senior Reception in Billy Kim Center in Jackson at 7:00 p.m.
May 9 – Sat. 9:30 a.m. Commencement for May and Aug. graduates at 9:30 a.m. (Traditional) 
May 9 - Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (commencement participants)

SUMMER SEMESTER 2020
May 11 - Mon. May term classes begin
May 11 – Mon. Last day to add or drop a May-term course
May 18-22 – Mon. - Fri. Registration for Summer I and Summer II sessions
May 21 – Thurs. May term classes end
May 22 – Fri. May term exams
May 25 - Mon. Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 – Tues. Summer I session classes begin
May 30 & June 6 – Saturdays Summer I session – Mon/Wed night class Saturday meetings (8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon.)
June 5, Fri. Transfer Orientation
June 20 – Sat. Summer I session – Tue/Thur night class Saturday meeting (8:30 a.m. – 12 Noon)
June 11-12, Thurs. – Fri. Freshmen Orientation
Jun. 26 - Fri. Summer I session classes end – Day and M/W & T/R night classes
Jun. 29-30 – Mon. – Tues. Registration for Summer II session 
Jun. 29-30 – Mon. - Tues. Summer I session exams (6/29-Day Course Exams & M/W evening exams; 6/30 – T/Th evening exams)
Jul 1 – Wed. Summer II session classes begin
Jul. 3 - Fri. Independence Day Holiday observed- no classes
Jul. 11 - Sat. Summer II session – Mon/Wed night class Saturday meeting (8:30 a.m. until Noon)
Jul. 25 - Sat. Summer II session – Tue/Thur night class Saturday meeting (8:30 a.m. until Noon)
Aug. 4 – Tues. Summer II session classes end – Day Classes, M/W & T/R night classes
Aug. 5-6 – Wed. - Thurs. Summer II session exams (8/5- Day Course Exams & Wed evening exams; 8/6-Thur evening exams)
Aug. 15 - Sat. Summer term ends