Development Catalog for 2015-16 Academic Year
Undergraduate Catalog
Colleges

Academic Calendar
2015-2016

* NOTE: The fall and spring dates below pertain to full-term courses. 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 Session 2015 (five-week condensed terms)

First Term - June 1, 2015 to July 2, 2015*

Late registration for first term 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 term ends July 2
Holiday (Friday) July 3

Second Term - July 6, 2015 to August 7, 2015*

Late registration for second term 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 term 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
Monday class schedule Monday, December 7
Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 8
Reading Day December 9
End of course examinations 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
Monday class schedule Monday, April 25
Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, April 26
Reading Day April 27
End of course examinations 7:00 p.m., April 27 - 5:30 p.m., May 3
Graduation May 6 - 7

Summer Session 2016 (five-week condensed terms)
(tentative)

First Term - May 31, 2016 to July 1, 2016*

Late registration for first term 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 term ends July 1

Second Term - July 5, 2016 to August 5, 2016*

Holiday (Monday) July 4
Late registration for second term 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 term 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
Monday class schedule Monday, December 5
Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 6
Reading Day December 7
End of course examinations 7:00 p.m., December 7 - 5:30 p.m., December 13
Graduation December 16 - 17