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Academic Calendar

2015 FALL SEMESTER

August 17              Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen who did not attend Summer Orientation and Advanced Registration (SOAR) and new transfer students who did not attend Transfer SOAR

August 19               Wednesday—Regular classes begin

September 7           Monday—University closed for Labor Day holiday

October 8               Thursday—Midterm

October 9-11          University closed for Fall Break

November 25-29     University closed for Thanksgiving holidays

December 3            Thursday—Study Day

December 4-9         Semester examinations

December 12          Saturday—Close of term; midyear commencement program, Flowers Hall 

2016 SPRING SEMESTER 

January 11             Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen and new transfer students

January 13             Wednesday—Regular classes begin

January 18             Monday—University closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday

February 19-21       University closed for Winter Break

March 4                  Friday—Midterm

March 25                Friday – University closed

March 28-April 3     University closed for spring holidays               

May 5                      Thursday—Study Day

May 6-11                 Semester examinations

May 14                    Saturday—Close of term; commencement program, Flowers Hall 

MAY INTERSESSION PERIOD

 The May intersession period runs from May 16 through June 3, 2016.

May 30                    Monday – University closed for Memorial Day holiday 

2016 SUMMER TERM

SESSION ONE

June 6                     Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen and new transfer students

June 7                     Tuesday—Regular classes begin

June 30                   Thursday—Last day of classes

July 1                      Friday – Final examinations and close of session one

SESSION TWO

July 4                      Monday—University closed for Independence Day holiday

July 6                      Wednesday—Regular classes begin

July 29                    Friday—Last day of classes

August 1                 Monday—Final examinations and close of session two

SESSION ONE & TWO COMBINED

June 6                     Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen and new transfer students

June 7                     Tuesday—Regular classes begin

July 4                      Monday—University closed for Independence Day holiday

July 29                    Friday—Last day of classes

August 1                 Monday—Final examinations and close of summer term

*All dates contained in this calendar are tentative and subject to change without prior notice.

2016 FALL SEMESTER

August 22                    Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen who did not attend Summer Orientation and Advanced Registration (SOAR) and new transfer students who did not attend Transfer SOAR

August 24                    Wednesday—Regular classes begin

September 5                 Monday—University closed for Labor Day holiday

October 7-9                  University closed for Fall Break

October 14                   Friday—Midterm

November 23-27           University closed for Thanksgiving holidays

December 8                 Thursday—Study Day

December 9-14            Semester examinations

December 17               Saturday—Close of term; midyear commencement program, Flowers Hall

2017 SPRING SEMESTER

January 9                     Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen and new transfer students

January 11                   Wednesday—Regular classes begin

January 16                   Monday—University closed for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday

February 17-19            University closed for Winter Break

March 3                       Friday—Midterm

March 27-April 2           University closed for spring holidays

April 14                       Friday – University closed

May 4                          Thursday—Study Day

May 5-10                     Semester examinations

May 13                        Saturday—Close of term; commencement program, Flowers Hall

MAY INTERSESSION PERIOD

The May intersession period runs from May 15 through June 2, 2017.

May 29                        Monday – University closed for Memorial Day holiday

2017 SUMMER TERM

SESSION ONE

June 5                          Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen and new transfer students

June 6                          Tuesday—Regular classes begin

June 29                        Thursday—Last day of classes

June 30                        Friday – Final examinations and close of session one

SESSION TWO

July 4                           Tuesday—University closed for Independence Day holiday

July 5                           Wednesday—Regular classes begin

July 28                         Friday—Last day of classes

July 31                         Monday—Final examinations and close of session two

SESSION ONE & TWO COMBINED

June 5                          Monday—Required assembly for orientation of beginning freshmen and new transfer students

June 6                          Tuesday—Regular classes begin

July 4                           Tuesday—University closed for Independence Day holiday

July 28                         Friday—Last day of classes

July 31                         Monday—Final examinations and close of summer term

*All dates contained in this calendar are tentative and subject to change without prior notice.