Academic Calendar

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SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan. 13, Sat. Residence Halls open at 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 15, Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no classes meet
Jan. 15, Mon. New Student Orientation at 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 15 – 16, Mon. – Tues. Advising & Registration for Spring 2018
Jan. 17, Wed. Traditional day and evening classes begin
Jan. 23, Tues. Last day to enter a course or change enrollment status to pass/fail, audit, etc.
Jan. 23, Tues. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Jan. 25, Thur. Graduation application deadline for Spring 2018 degree completion
Mar. 2, Fri. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Mar. 10, Sat. Spring Recess begins at 1 p.m.
Mar. 19, Mon. Spring Recess ends at 8 a.m.
Mar. 20, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Mar. 26 – 30, Mon – Fri. Advising and Registration for May term 2018, Summer I&II 2018, and Fall 2018
Mar. 30 – Apr. 3, Fri. – Tues. Easter Break begins at 8 a.m., March 30 and ends at 8 a.m., April 3
May 2, Wed. Last regular class meeting (No Day-Class Exams)
May 2 – 8, Wed. – Tue. Final Examinations – Begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday May 2
May 3, Thurs. Study Day (No Exams)
May 9, Wed. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
May 10, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
May 11, Fri. Baccalaureate Service (evening) – Jackson at 7:00 p.m.
May 12, Sat. (a.m.) Commencement for May and Aug. graduates at 9:30 a.m.
May 12, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (commencement participants)

SUMMER SEMESTER 2018
May 7 – 11, Mon. – Fri. Registration for May term session, Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 14, Mon. May term classes begin
May 24 – 25, Thurs. – Fri. Registration for Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 25, Fri. May term classes end
May 28, Mon. Memorial Day Holiday, no day classes
May 29, Tues. May term exams
May 30, Wed. Summer I session classes begin
June 2, Sat. Summer I session – M/W night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
June 4, Mon. Registration – Transfer B&U Day
June 9, Sat. Summer I session – T/R night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
June 26, Tues. Graduation application deadline for Summer 2018 degree completion
June 26, Tues. Summer I session classes end – Day and M/W & T/R night classes
June 27, Wed. Summer session exams –M/W classes
June 28, Thurs. Summer I session classes end – day classes
June 28, Thurs. Summer session exams – T/R classes
June 28 – 29, Thurs. – Fri. Freshmen B&U Day – Registration on June 29
June 29, Fri. Summer session exams – day classes
June 29-July 2. Fri. & Mon. Registration for Summer II session
July 2, Mon. Summer II session classes begin
July 4, Wed. July 4th holiday observed, no classes
July 14, Sat. Summer II session – M/W night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
July 20, Fri. Registration – Freshmen/Transfer
July 31, Tues. Summer I session classes end – M/W & T/R night classes
Aug. 1, Wed. Summer session exams –M/W classes
Aug. 2, Thurs. Summer I session classes end – day classes
Aug. 2, Thurs. Summer session exams – T/R classes
Aug. 3, Fri. Summer session exams – day classes
Aug. 25, Sat. Summer term ends

FALL SEMESTER 2018
Aug. 21, Tues. Service of Dedication for the School Year at 7:00 p.m. Kickoff Gathering
Aug. 22 – 23, Wed. – Thurs. Faculty Workshop
Aug. 24, Fri. Move-in for new students at 8:30 a.m. 
Aug. 24, Fri. Move-in for returning students at 1:00 p.m.
Aug. 24-27, Fri. – Mon. New Student Orientation
Aug. 24 and 27, Fri. and Mon. Advising & Registration for Fall 2018
Aug. 28, Tues. Traditional day and evening classes begin and 1st Chapel
Sept. 3, Mon. Labor Day Holiday – no classes
Sept. 4, Tues. Last day to add a course, Internship, Independent Study, or change course status to pass/fail, audit
Sept. 4, Tues. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Sept. 6, Thurs. Graduation application deadline for Fall 2018 degree completion (Traditional students)
Sept. 27, Thurs. Graduation application deadline for Spring 2019 degree completion (Traditional students)
Sept. 21 – 22, Fri. – Sat. Family Weekend
Oct. 6, Sat.  Mid-semester holiday begins at 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 10, Wed. Mid-semester holiday ends at 8:00 a.m.
Oct. 11, Thurs. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Oct. 22 – 26, Mon – Fri. Advising and Registration for Spring 2019
Nov. 3, Sat. Homecoming 
Nov. 5, Mon. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Nov. 21, Wed. Thanksgiving Holiday begins at 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 26, Mon. Thanksgiving Holiday ends at 8:00 a.m.
Nov. 30 – 1, Fri. - Sat. Singing Christmas Tree (Begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening)
Dec. 3, Mon. Last regular class meeting
Dec. 4, Tues. Study Day (No Day-Class Exams)
Dec. 4 – 11, Tues. – Tues. Final Examinations – Begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening Dec. 4
Dec. 12, Wed. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Dec. 13, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
Dec. 15, Sat. Commencement for Aug. & Dec. graduates, Jackson at 9:30 a.m.
Dec. 15, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (for commencement participants)

SPRING SEMESTER 2019
Jan. 5, Sat. Residence Halls open at 8:30 a.m.
Jan. 7, Mon. New Student Orientation at 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 7, Mon. Advising & Registration for Spring 2019
Jan. 8, Tues. Traditional day and evening classes begin
Jan. 14, Mon. Last day to add a course, Internship, Independent Study, or change course status to pass/fail, audit 
Jan. 14, Mon. Last day to drop a course without a grade
Jan. 21, Mon. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – no day or evening classes
Jan. 31, Thurs. Graduation application deadline for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 degree completion (Traditional students)
Mar. 1, Fri. Mid-semester grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
Mar. 9, Sat. Spring Recess begins at 1 p.m.
Mar. 18, Mon. Spring Recess ends at 8 a.m.
Mar. 19, Tues. Last day to drop a course with a grade of W
Mar. 25 – 29, Mon – Fri. Advising and Registration for May term 2019, Summer I&II 2019, and Fall 2019
Apr. 18, Thurs. Last regular class meeting 
Apr 19 – 22, Fri. – Mon.  Easter Break begins at 8 a.m., April 19 and ends at 8 a.m., April 22
Apr. 23, Tues. Study Day (No Day-Class Exams) evening exams begin at 6:00 p.m.
Apr. 23 – 30, Tues. – Tues. Final Examinations – Begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday Apr. 23
Apr. 30 – May 3, Tues. – Fri. Registration for May term session, Summer I session registration, and Summer II session registration
May 1, Wed. All grades to be posted by 8:30 a.m.
May 2, Thurs. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (all residents with the exception of commencement participants)
May 3, Fri. Baccalaureate Service (evening) – Jackson at 7:00 p.m.
May 4, Sat.  Commencement for May and Aug. graduates at 9:30 a.m. (Traditional) 
May 4, Sat. Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. (commencement participants)

SUMMER SEMESTER 2019
May 6, Mon. May term classes begin
May 16 – 17, Thurs. – Fri. Registration for Summer I and Summer II sessions
May 17, Fri. May term classes end
May 20, Mon. May term exams
May 21, Tues. Summer I session classes begin
May 27, Mon. Memorial Day Holiday
June  Transfer orientation – date to be confirmed (Fri., June 7 or Fri., June 28)
June 8, Sat. Summer I session – T/R night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
June 13 – 14, Thurs, – Fri. Freshmen Orientation
June 21, Fri. Summer I session classes end – Day and M/W & T/R night classes
June 21 – June 24. Fri. & Mon. Registration for Summer II session 
June 24 – 25, Mon. – Tues. Summer I session exams 
June 26, Wed. Summer II session classes begin
June 29 Sat. Summer II session – T/R night class (8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.)
July 4, Thurs. Independence Day Holiday observed- no classes
July 29, Mon. Summer II session classes end – M/W & T/R night classes
July 30 – 31, Tues. – Wed. Summer II session exams 
Aug. 24, Sat. Summer term ends