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Academic Calendar 2017-2018

 

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FALL SEMESTER 2017    
Registration for Continuing Students April 3 - August 15 Monday - Tuesday
Registration for New Fall 2017 Graduate Students July 28 - August 15 Friday - Tuesday
15% of all tuition and fees including housing and meals due July 24 Monday
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met July 25 Tuesday
Financial Aid/Scholarship Bookstore charges begin August 4 Friday
Fall 2017 International Student Orientation August 7 Monday
Late Freshman Orientation August 9 Wednesday
Late Transfer Orientation August 10-11 Thursday - Friday
Payment Deadline August 11 Friday
Residence Halls Open August 12 Saturday
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met August 15 Tuesday
Convocation August 15 Tuesday
Classes begin August 16 Wednesday
100% Refund Period August 16 Wednesday
Late Registration Period August 16-18 Wednesday - Friday
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end August 18 Friday
Final registration cancellation for unpaid accounts August 22 Tuesday
Census 5:00 PM August 22 Tuesday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
August 23 Wednesday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins August 24 Thursday
No Refunds after this date August 29 Tuesday 
Last day for Spring Semester 2018 degree applications September 1 Friday 
Labor Day Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration September 4 Monday 
Priority readmission deadline for Spring Semester 2018 September 22 Friday 
Time Tickets Posted for Spring 2018 Registration September 22 Friday
Incomplete Grades Deadline October 6 Friday 
Mid-term grades due October 6 Friday
Fall Break for Students October 12-13 Thursday - Friday
Last day to drop from a course (4:59 p.m.) October 20 Friday
Last day to withdraw from University (4:59 p.m.) October 20 Friday
Spring Semester 2018 registration for continuing students October 23 - January 5 Monday - Friday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. October 23 Monday 
Theses/dissertations due in the Office of the Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. November 13 Monday 
Thanksgiving Holidays for Students begins at 5:00 p.m. (Includes weekend classes) November 21-26 Tuesday - Sunday 
Thanksgiving Holidays begins at noon on Wednesday for faculty, staff, and administration November 22-26  Wednesday - Sunday 
Registration for New Spring 2018 Graduate Students November 27 - January 5 Monday - Friday 
Last Day of Classes December 1  Friday
Final Examinations December 4-7  Monday - Thursday 
15% of all Spring 2018 tuition and fees including housing and meals due December 5  Tuesday 
Registration for Spring 2018 cancelled if 15% payment not received by December 5 
(students with awarded financial aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students
participating in tuition payment plan will be excluded)
December 6 Wednesday 
Residence Halls Close 
December 8  Friday
Commencement and Official Graduation Date
December 9  Saturday 
Final grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m.
December 11  Monday  
Grades posted by 12:00 noon December 13 Wednesday
Holidays for staff and administration
December 20- January 1  Wednesday - Monday
     

SPRING SEMESTER 2018
 
Faculty, staff and administration return to work January 2 Tuesday
Financial Aid/Scholarship bookstore charges begin January 2 Tuesday
International Orientation January 2 Tuesday
Late Freshman Orientation January 3 Wednesday
Late Transfer Orientation January 4-5 Thursday - Friday
Fee payment deadline for all charges January 5 Friday
Residence Halls Open January 5 Friday
Classes begin January 8 Monday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
(including housing)
January 8 Monday 
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met 7:00-9:00 a.m. January 8 Monday
Late Registration and Drop/Add  January 11 Thursday
Financial Aid Bookstore/Scholarship charges end January 11 Thursday
Final registration cancellation for unpaid accounts January 12 Friday
Last Registration Cancellation 8:00-10:00 a.m. January 12 Friday
Census 5:00 p.m. January 12 Friday
Martin Luther King Holiday for faculty, staff and administration January 15  Monday 
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
January 15  Monday 
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins
(refunds)
January 17  Wednesday
No course refunds after this date January 21 Sunday
Last Day for Summer Term 2018 degree applications February 2 Friday
Mardi Gras Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration February 13 Tuesday
Last day for faculty reports on incomplete grades (undergraduate and graduate) February 19 Monday
Mid-term grades posted March 2 Friday 
Time Tickets posted for Summer/Fall 2018 Registrations March 19 Monday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. March 19 Monday
Spring Break for students (includes weekend classes)  March 26 - April 1 Monday - Sunday
Last day to drop from a course or withdraw (4:59 p.m.) April 6 Friday 
Summer 2018 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 2 - May 29  Monday - Tuesday
Fall 2018 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 2 - August 15 Monday - Wednesday
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. April 9 Monday
Last day of classes April 27  Friday
Final Examinations April 30 - May 3 Monday - Thursday
Registration for New Summer 2018 Graduate Students April 30 - May 28 Monday - Monday
Residence Halls Close May 4 Friday
Commencement and Official Graduation Date May 5  Saturday 
Final grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m. May 7 Monday 
Grades posted by 12:00 noon May 9 Wednesday
     

MAY SEMESTER 2018
 
Open Registration for Summer 2018
April 30 - May 6 Monday - Sunday
All tuition, fees, housing and meal plan balances are due in full  May 2 Wednesday
Registration schedules released if payment deadline not met May 3 Thursday
Classes begin
May 7 Monday
No refunds after this date for May Term classes
May 7 Monday
Last Day for May Term classes
May 25 Friday
Final web grade entry May classes due by 10:00 a.m.
May 29 Tuesday
     

SUMMER SEMESTER 2018
 
Financial Aid bookstore charges begin May 22 Tuesday
All tuition, fees, housing and meal plan balances are due in full
($50 late payment fee assessed May 25th)
May 24  Thursday
Residence Halls Open May 25 Friday
Open Registration for Summer 2018 May 25-28 Friday - Monday
Memorial Day Holiday for faculty, staff and administration May 28 Monday
Classes for Full/First Term begin May 29 Tuesday
Registration schedules released if payment deadline not met May 29 Tuesday
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for
Full/First Terms (including housing)
May 29  Tuesday 
Late Registration and Drop/Add Summer 2018 (ends at 5:59 p.m. on June 1) May 29 - June 1 Tuesday - Friday
Last Day to add a course Summer 2018 (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to change to audit Summer 2018 (5:59 p.m.)
June 1  Friday
Financial Aid bookstore charges end June 1  Friday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for First Term June 1 Friday
Last day for Fall Semester 2018 degree applications June 1 Friday 
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met June 4 Monday
No refunds after this date for First Term classes June 5 Tuesday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for Full Term
June 5  Tuesday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins (refunds) June 6 Wednesday
No refunds after this date for Full Term classes June 11  Monday
Last Day to Drop a First Term class (11:59 p.m.)
Last Day to Withdraw from University if taking all First Term classes (11:59 p.m.)
June 12  Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. June 18  Monday
Second Term Registration Opens June 20 Wednesday
Classes End for First Term classes June 25 Monday
Exam day for First Term classes June 25 Monday
Second Term classes begin June 26 Tuesday
Final web grade entry (First Term classes) due by 10:00 a.m. June 28  Thursday 
50% refund period begins on withdrawals for Second Term Courses June 28 Thursday
No refund after this date for Second Term courses July 2 Monday
Fourth of July Holiday for students, faculty, staff, and administration July 4  Wednesday
Last day to drop a Full Term course (11:59 p.m.)
Last day to withdraw from University (Full Term) (11:59 p.m.)
July 5 Thursday
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. July 9 Monday
Last day to drop a Second Term course (4:59 p.m.) July 10 Tuesday
Last day for faculty reports on graduate and undergraduate incomplete grades July 11 Wednesday
Last Day for Full Term/Second Term Classes July 23  Monday 
Final Examinations for Full Term/Second Term classes July 24-27 Tuesday - Friday 
Official Graduation date
July 28 Saturday
Residence Halls Close 
July 28 Saturday
Final web grade entry (Full Term and Second Term classes) due by 10:00 a.m. July 30 Monday