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Academic Calendar 2015-2016

 


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FALL SEMESTER 2015    
Registration for Continuing and Readmitted Students April 6 - June 3 Monday - Wednesday
Orientation /Registration TBA TBA
Open Registration for All Eligible Students for Fall 2015 July 31-August 10 Friday - Monday
Registration for New Fall 2015 Graduate Students July 31-August 10 Friday - Monday 
15% of all tuition and fees including housing and meals due August 3 Monday
Registration schedule cancelled if 15% payment is not received by August 3th (Students
with awarded Financial Aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students participating
in the Tuition Payment Plan will be excluded)
August 4 Tuesday 
Financial Aid Bookstore charges begin August 10 Monday 
International Student Orientation TBA TBA
Residence Hall Check-In for returning students . TBA TBA
Orientation/Advising/Registration First-Time Freshmen TBA TBA
Orientation/Advising/Registration Transfer Students A-K TBA TBA
Orientation/Advising/Registration Transfer Students L-Z TBA TBA 
Open Registration for All Eligible Students August 14-16 Friday - Sunday 
Residence Hall Check-in for new students  TBA TBA
JagFest August 15 Saturday 
Residence Hall Check-in for new students  TBA TBA
Classes begin August 18 Tuesday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
(including housing)
August 18 Tuesday
Late Registration and Drop/Add (ends at 5:59 p.m. on August 21) August 18-20 Tuesday - Thursday
Last Day to Add a Course (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to Change to Audit (5:59 p.m.)
August 20 Thursday
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end August 20 Thursday
Balance of tuition and fees including housing and meals due August 21 if paying on campus Friday 
Balance of tuition and fees including housing and meals due August 23 if paying on-line Sunday 
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met August 24 Monday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins August 25 Tuesday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
(including housing)
August 25 Tuesday
Reinstatement Period August 25-28 Tuesday - Friday 
No Refunds after this date August 31 Monday 
Last day for Spring Semester 2016 degree applications September 4 Friday 
Labor Day Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration September 7 Monday 
Priority readmission deadline for Spring Semester 2016 September 18  Friday 
Time Tickets Posted for Spring 2016 Registration September 24 Thursday 
Last day for faculty reports on incomplete grades (undergraduate and graduate) October 9 Friday 
Deadline for students to meet with Academic Advisor for Spring scheduling October 9 Friday
Fall Break for Students October 8-9 Thursday - Friday
Last day to drop from a course (4:59 p.m.)
Last day to withdraw from University (4:59 p.m.)
October 23 Friday
Spring Semester 2016 registration for continuing and readmitted students October 26-January 5  Monday - Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. October 26 Monday 
Theses/dissertations due in the Office of the Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. November 13  Friday 
Thanksgiving Holidays for Students begins at 5:00 p.m. (Includes weekend classes) November 24-29 Tuesday - Sunday 
Thanksgiving Holidays begins at noon on Wednesday for faculty, staff, and administration November 25-27  Wednesday - Friday 
Registration for New Spring 2016  Graduate Students November 30 - January 5 Monday - Tuesday 
Last Day of Classes December 4  Friday
Final Examinations December 7-10  Monday - Thursday 
15% of all Spring 2016 tuition and fees including housing and meals due December 8  Tuesday 
Registration for Spring 2016 cancelled if 15% payment not received by December 8th
(students with awarded financial aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students
participating in tuition payment plan will be excluded)
December 9  Wednesday 
Residence Hall check-out deadline for students not enrolling Spring semester 12:00 noon
TBA  TBA
Commencement/Official Graduation Date
December 12  Saturday 
Residence Hall Check-out for Graduating Students 12:00 Noon
TBA TBA
Final grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m.
December 14  Monday  
Holidays for staff and administration
December 24- January 1  Thursday - Friday
     

SPRING SEMESTER 2016
 
15% of all tuition and fees including housing and meals due December 8  Tuesday 
Registration schedule cancelled if 15% payment is not received by December 9th 
(Students with awarded Financial Aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students
participating in the Tuition Payment Plan will be excluded)
December  9  Wednesday
Faculty, staff and administration return to work January 4 Monday
International Student Orientation TBA TBA
Residence Hall check-in  TBA  TBA
Financial Aid bookstore charges begin January 6 Wednesday
Orientation/Advising/Registration First-Time Freshmen  TBA TBA
Orientation/Advising/Registration Transfer Students  TBA TBA
Open Registration for Spring 2016 January 8-10  Friday-Sunday 
Classes begin January 11  Monday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
(including housing)
January 11  Monday 
Late Registration and Drop/Add (ends at 5:59 p.m. on January 14) January 11-13  Monday - Wednesday 
Last Day to add a course (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to change to audit (5:59 p.m.)
January 13  Wednesday 
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end January 13  Wednesday 
Balance of tuition and fees including housing and meals due  January 15 if paying on campus Friday 
Balance of tuition and fees including housing and meals due  January 18 if paying online Monday
Martin Luther King Holiday for faculty, staff and administration January 18  Monday 
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
(including housing)
January 18  Monday 
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins (refunds) January 21  Thursday
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met January 19 Tuesday
Reinstatement Period  January 20-25  Wednesday - Monday
No refunds after this date January 24  Sunday
Last Day for Summer Term 2016 degree applications February 5  Friday 
Mardi Gras Holiday for faculty, staff and administration February 9  Tuesday 
Last day for faculty reports on incomplete grades (undergraduate and graduate) February 22  Monday 
Priority readmission deadline for Summer and Fall 2016 terms March 4  Friday 
Spring Break for students (includes weekend classes) March 14-20  Monday - Sunday 
Time Tickets posted for Summer/Fall 2016 Registrations March 21  Monday 
Deadline for students to meet with Academic Advisor for Spring scheduling March 25  Friday 
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. March 21 Monday
Last day to drop from a course (4:59 p.m.)
Last day to withdraw from University (4:59 p.m.)
April 1  Friday 
Summer 2016 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 4 - May 17  Monday - Tuesday 
Fall 2016 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 4 - June 1 Monday - Wednesday 
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. April 8  Friday
Last day of classes April 28  Thursday
Exam Preparation Day April 29  Friday
Final Examinations May 2-5  Monday - Thursday
Registration for New Summer 2016 Graduate Students May 2-17  Monday - Tuesday 
Residence Hall check-out deadline for students not enrolling summer term 2:00 p.m. TBA  TBA
Commencement/Official Graduation Date May 7  Saturday 
Residence Hall Close (Check-out deadline of 12:00 noon for residents not assigned
for Summer)
TBA TBA 
Final grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m. May 9  Monday 
Summer Transition (Spring residents assigned for Summer move to summer room
assignment)
TBA TBA
     

MAY SEMESTER 2016
 
Residence Hall check-in 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
TBA TBA
Open Registration for Summer 2016
May 2-8 Monday - Sunday
Classes begin
May 9 Monday
Late Registration and Drop/Add May 2016 (ends at 5:59 p.m. on May 28th)
May 9-10 Monday - Tuesday
All tuition, fees, housing and meal plan balances are due in full 
TBA TBA
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for First Term
May 12 Thursday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins (refunds)
TBA TBA
No refunds after this date for May Term classes
May 17 Tuesday
Last Day for May Term classes
May 27 Friday
Final web grade entry May classes due by 10:00 a.m.
May 31 Tuesday
     

SUMMER SEMESTER 2016
 
Financial Aid bookstore charges begin May 24 Tuesday
International Student Orientation May 24  Tuesday 
Residence Hall check-in 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TBA  TBA 
Orientation/Advising/Registration First-Time Freshmen TBA  TBA 
Orientation/Advising/Registration Transfer Students TBA TBA 
Open Registration for Summer 2016 May 27-30  Friday - Monday 
Memorial Day Holiday for faculty, staff and administration May 30  Monday
Classes for Full/First Term begin May 31  Tuesday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for Full/First
Terms (including housing)
May 31  Tuesday 
Late Registration and Drop/Add Summer 2016 (ends at 5:59 p.m. on June 2) May 31 - June 2 Tuesday - Thursday 
Last Day to add a course Summer 2016 (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to change to audit Summer 2016 (5:59 p.m.)
May 31   Tuesday
Financial Aid bookstore charges end June 2  Thursday 
All tuition, fees, housing and meal plan balances are due in full ($50 late payment fee
assessed June 3)
June 2  Thursday 
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for First Term June 3  Friday 
Last day for Fall Semester 2016 degree applications June 3  Friday 
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins (refunds) June 7 Tuesday 
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for Full Term
(including housing)
June 7  Tuesday
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met. June 7  Tuesday
No refunds after this date for First Term classes June 8  Wednesday
Reinstatement Period June 8-10  Wednesday - Friday
No refunds after this date for Full Term classes June 13  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 14  Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. June 27  Monday
Classes End for First Term Classes June 27  Monday 
Exam day for First Term classes June 27  Monday
Second Term classes begin June 28  Tuesday 
Final web grade entry (First Term classes) due by 10:00 a.m. June 30  Thursday 
50% refund period begins on withdrawals for Second Term Courses July 1 Friday 
Fourth of July Holiday for students, faculty, staff, and administration July 4  Monday
No refunds after this date for Second Term courses July 6 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 7 Thursday
Last day for faculty reports on graduate and undergraduate incomplete grades July 11 Monday 
Last day to drop a Second Term course (4:59 p.m.) July 12  Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. July 15  Friday 
Last Day for Full Term/Second Term Classes July 25  Monday 
Final Examinations for Full Term/Second Term classes July 26-29 Tuesday - Friday 
Official Graduation Date
July 30 Saturday
Residence Hall check-out deadline for students not enrolling for Fall Semester
TBA TBA
Final web grade entry (Full Term and Second Term classes) due by 10:00 a.m. August 1 Monday