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Academic Calendar 2016-2017

 

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FALL SEMESTER 2016    
Registration for Continuing and Readmitted Students April 5 - August 15 Monday - Monday
Fall New Student Orientation -- For Dates and Information, go to http://www.southalabama.edu/orientation
15% of all tuition and fees including housing and meals due July 25 Monday
Registration schedule cancelled if 15% payment is not received by July 25 (Students
with awarded Financial Aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students participating
in the Tuition Payment Plan will be excluded)
July 26 Tuesday 
Registration for New Fall 2016 Graduate Students July 29-August 15 Friday - Monday 
Financial Aid Bookstore charges begin August 5 Friday 
International Student Orientation TBA TBA
Balance of tuition and fees including housing and meals due August 10 Wednesday
Students registering during this period must pay their charges at the time of registration.
Unpaid registrations will be canceled at 7:00 a.m. the following day.
August 10-19 Wednesday - Friday
Residence Hall Check-In* for returning students.
*subject to availability
August 11-12 Thursday - Friday
Residence Hall Check-in for new students  August 13-14 Saturday - Sunday
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met August 15 Monday
Convocation August 15 Monday
Classes begin August 16 Tuesday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
August 16 Tuesday
Late Registration and Drop/Add (ends at 5:59 p.m.) August 16-19  Tuesday - Friday
Last Day to Add a Course (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to Change to Audit (5:59 p.m.)
August 19 Friday
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end August 19 Friday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
August 23 Tuesday
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins August 25 Thursday
No Refunds after this date August 29 Monday 
Last day for Spring Semester 2017 degree applications September 2 Friday 
Labor Day Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration September 5 Monday 
Priority readmission deadline for Spring Semester 2017 September 16  Friday 
Time Tickets Posted for Spring Semester 2017 Registration September 22 Thursday 
Fall Break for Students October 6-7 Thursday - Friday
Last day for faculty reports on incomplete grades (undergraduate and graduate) October 7 Friday 
Midterm grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m. October 10 Monday
Last day to drop from a course (4:59 p.m.)
Last day to withdraw from University (4:59 p.m.)
October 21 Friday
Spring Semester 2017 registration for continuing and readmitted students October 24-January 3 Monday - Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. October 24 Monday 
Theses/dissertations due in the Office of the Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. November 11  Friday 
Thanksgiving Holidays for Students begins at 5:00 p.m. (Includes weekend classes) November 22-27 Tuesday - Sunday 
Thanksgiving Holidays begins at noon on Wednesday for faculty, staff, and administration November 23-25  Wednesday - Friday 
Registration for New Spring 2017  Graduate Students November 28 - January 3 Monday - Tuesday 
Last Day of Classes December 2  Friday
Final Examinations December 5-8  Monday - Thursday 
15% of all Spring 2017 tuition and fees including housing and meals due December 6  Tuesday 
Registration for Spring 2017 cancelled if 15% payment not received by December 6
(students with awarded financial aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students
participating in tuition payment plan will be excluded)
December 7 Wednesday 
Residence Hall check-out deadline for students not enrolled Spring semester 12:00 noon
December 9  Friday
Commencement/Official Graduation Date
December 10  Saturday 
Residence Hall Check-out for Graduating Students 9:00 a.m.
December 11 Sunday
Final grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m.
December 12  Monday  
Holidays for staff and administration
December 21- January 2  Wednesday - Monday
     

SPRING SEMESTER 2017
 
15% of all tuition and fees including housing and meals due December 6 Tuesday 
Registration schedule cancelled if 15% payment is not received by December 6th 
(Students with awarded Financial Aid that exceeds 15% of tuition and fees and students
participating in the Tuition Payment Plan will be excluded)
December  7 Wednesday
Faculty, staff and administration return to work January 3 Tuesday
International Student Orientation TBA TBA
Spring New Student Orientation -- For Dates and Information, go to http://www.southalabama.edu/orientation
Residence Hall check-in  January 5  Thursday
Financial Aid bookstore charges begin January 3 Tuesday
Balance of tuition and fees including housing and meals due January 4 Wednesday 
Open Registration for Spring 2017 January 6-8  Friday-Sunday 
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met January 9 Monday
Classes begin January 9 Monday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
January 9 Monday 
Late Registration and Drop/Add (ends at 5:59 p.m. on January 12) January 9-12 Monday - Thursday
Last Day to add a course (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to change to audit (5:59 p.m.)
January 12 Thursday
Financial Aid Bookstore charges end January 12 Thursday 
Martin Luther King Holiday for faculty, staff and administration January 16  Monday 
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals
January 16  Monday 
No refunds after this date January 22  Sunday
Last Day for Summer Term 2017 degree applications February 3 Friday
Last day for faculty reports on incomplete grades (undergraduate and graduate) February 20  Monday 
Mardi Gras Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration February 28 Tuesday
Priority readmission deadline for Summer and Fall 2016 terms March 3  Friday 
Spring Break for students (includes weekend classes) March 13-19  Monday - Sunday 
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. March 20 Monday
Time Tickets posted for Summer/Fall 2017 Registrations March 20 Monday 
Deadline for students to meet with Academic Advisor for Summer scheduling March 24 Friday 
Last day to drop from a course (4:59 p.m.)
Last day to withdraw from University (4:59 p.m.)
March 31 Friday 
May 2017 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 3 - May 7 Monday - Sunday
Summer 2017 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 3 - May 29  Monday - Monday 
Fall 2017 Registration for continuing and readmitted students April 3 - August 14 Monday - Monday 
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. April 7 Friday
Last day of classes April 28  Friday
Final Examinations May 1-4 Monday - Thursday
Registration for New Summer 2017 Graduate Students May 1-29  Monday - Monday
Residence Hall check-out deadline for students not graduating or enrolled in
May semester 12:00 noon
May 5 Friday
Commencement/Official Graduation Date May 6  Saturday 
Residence Hall Close (Check-out deadline of 9:00 a.m. for graduating students
May 7 Sunday
Final grade web entry due by 10:00 a.m. May 8 Monday 
     

MAY SEMESTER 2017
 
Registration (ends at 5:59 p.m.)
May 2 Tuesday
All tuition, fees, housing and meal plan balances are due in full 
May 3 Wednesday
Registration canceled due to non-payment May 4 Thursday
Registration re-opens, balance due upon registration May 5 Friday
Residence Hall check-in May 7 Sunday
Classes begin
May 8 Monday
No refunds after this date for May Term classes
May 8 Monday
Last Day for May Term classes
May 26 Friday
Final web grade entry May classes due by 10:00 a.m.
May 30 Tuesday
     

SUMMER SEMESTER 2017
 
Financial Aid bookstore charges begin May 23 Tuesday
Summer New Student Orientation -- For Dates and Information, go to http://www.southalabama.edu/orientation
International Student Orientation May 23 Tuesday 
All tuition, fees, housing and meal plan balances are due in full
May 25 Thursday 
Residence Hall check-in  May 26  Friday
All registration schedules released if payment deadline not met. May 29 Monday
Memorial Day Holiday for students, faculty, staff and administration May 29 Monday
Classes for Full/First Term begin May 30  Tuesday 
100% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for Full/First Terms
May 30  Tuesday 
Late Registration and Drop/Add Summer 2017 (ends at 5:59 p.m. on June 1) May 30 - June 1 Tuesday - Thursday 
Last Day to add a course Summer 2017 (5:59 p.m.)
Last Day to change to audit Summer 2017 (5:59 p.m.)
June 1   Thursday
Financial Aid bookstore charges end June 1 Thursday
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for First Term June 2  Friday 
Last day for Fall Semester 2017 degree applications June 2  Friday 
Refunding financial aid credit balances to students begins (refunds) June 6 Tuesday 
50% refund period begins on dropped courses and complete withdrawals for Full Term
June 6  Tuesday
No refunds after this date for First Term classes June 6 Tuesday
No refunds after this date for Full Term classes June 12  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 13  Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations first submission deadline to Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. June 26  Monday
Classes End for First Term Classes June 26  Monday 
Exam day for First Term classes June 26  Monday
Second Term classes begin June 27  Tuesday 
Final web grade entry (First Term classes) due by 10:00 a.m. June 29  Thursday 
50% refund period begins on withdrawals for Second Term Courses June 30 Friday 
Fourth of July Holiday for students, faculty, staff, and administration July 4  Tuesday
No refunds after this date for Second Term courses July 5 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 6 Thursday
Last day for faculty reports on graduate and undergraduate incomplete grades July 10 Monday 
Last day to drop a Second Term course (4:59 p.m.) July 11 Tuesday 
Theses/dissertations due in Office of Graduate Dean by 5:00 p.m. July 14  Friday 
Last Day for Full Term/Second Term Classes July 25  Tuesday 
Final Examinations for Full Term/Second Term classes July 26-28 Wednesday - Friday 
Official Graduation Date
July 29 Saturday
Residence Hall check-out deadline for students not assigned and enrolled for Fall Semester
12:00 noon
July 29 Saturday
Final web grade entry (Full Term and Second Term classes) due by 10:00 a.m. July 31 Monday