Graduate Catalog
Degree Programs

Academic Calendar
2015 - 2016

* NOTE: The fall and spring dates below pertain to full-term courses. The summer dates pertain to the two five-week sessions. The calendar for condensed courses may differ from what is printed below. Please reference the Registrar's Office website for course and term definitions and pertinent Academic Calendar dates for courses not conforming to the beginning and ending dates outlined below.

*Summer May 11 to August 7, 2015

First Session - June 1 to July 2, 2015 (five-week courses)

Late registration for first session June 1 - 2
Classes begin June 1
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 2
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 2
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 5
Early registration for freshmen for fall semester May through August
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit June 26
First session ends July 2
Holiday (Friday) July 3

Second Session - July 6 to August 7, 2015 (five-week courses)

Late registration for second session July 6 - 7
Classes begin July 6
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 7
Last day to register and add courses/change sections July 7
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 10
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit July 31
Second session ends August 7
Graduation August 8

Fall Semester Opens August 17, 2015

Selected fall activities August 17 - 25
Registration August 17 - 25
Classes begin August 26
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees September 1
Last day to register and add courses/change sections September 1
Labor Day holiday September 7
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 30
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), December 2016 graduates October 9
Mid-term October 14
Fall break October 15 - 16
Early registration for spring semester November 9 - 24
Thanksgiving holidays 7:00 a.m., November 25 - 7:00 a.m., November 30
Last day to drop courses with a “W“ or change from credit to audit November 30
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, December 7
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 8
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 9
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., December 9 - 5:30 p.m., December 15
Graduation December 18 - 19

Spring Semester Opens January 4, 2016

Registration January 4 - 8
Classes begin January 11
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 15
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 15
Martin Luther King Day holiday January 18
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition February 15
Mid-term February 29
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), May 2017 graduates March 2
Spring holidays 7:00 a.m., March 21 to 7:00 a.m., March 28
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), summer 2017 graduates March 28
Early registration for summer and fall semesters April 4 - 20
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit April 15
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, April 25
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, April 26
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 27
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., April 27 - 5:30 p.m., May 3
Graduation May 6 - 7

*Summer May 9 to August 5, 2016
(tentative)

First Session - May 31 to July 1, 2016 (five-week courses)

Late registration for first session May 31 - June 1
Classes begin May 31
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 1
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 1
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 6
Early registration for freshmen for fall semester May through August
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit June 27
First session ends July 1

Second Session - July 5 to August 5, 2016 (five-week courses)

Holiday (Monday) July 4
Late registration for second session July 5 - 6
Classes begin July 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 6
Last day to register and add courses/change sections July 6
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 11
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit August 1
Second session ends August 5
Graduation August 6

Fall Semester Opens August 15, 2016
(tentative)

Selected fall activities August 15 - 23
Registration August 15 - 23
Classes begin August 24
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 30
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 30
Labor Day holiday September 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 28
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), December 2017 graduates October 7
Mid-term October 12
Fall break October 20 - 21
Early registration for spring semester November 7 - 22
Thanksgiving holidays 7:00 a.m., November 23 - 7:00 a.m., November 28
Last day to drop courses with a “W“ or change from credit to audit November 28
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, December 5
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 6
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 7
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., December 7 - 5:30 p.m., December 13
Graduation December 16 - 17