academic calendar

Academic Calendar

NOTE: The fall and spring dates below pertain to full-term courses, eight-week courses, and certain mini-term courses. The summer dates pertain to the stated summer sessions. The calendar for other condensed courses may differ from what is printed below. Please reference the Registrar’s Office website (http://www.atu.edu/registrar/condensed_courses.php) for course and term definitions and pertinent Academic Calendar dates for courses not conforming to the beginning and ending dates outlined below.

*Holidays noted are for face-to-face classes. For web-based courses, assignment due dates may fall on a holiday.

Summer Term May 15 to August 9, 2017

June/July Summer Session - June 5 to July 6, 2017

Late registration for June/July session June 5-6
Classes begin June 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 6
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 6
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 9
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 30
Fourth of July holiday* (Tuesday) July 4
June/July session ends (Thursday) July 6

July/August Summer Session - July 10 to August 9, 2017 

Late registration for July/August session July 10 - 11
Classes begin July 10
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 11
Last day to register and add courses/change sections July 11
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 14
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit August 4
July/August session ends (Wednesday) August 9      
Graduation August 12

Fall Term Opens August 14, 2017

Fall Term - August 23 to December 12, 2017

Selected fall activities August 14 - 22
Registration August 14 - 22
Classes begin August 23
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 29
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 29
Labor Day holiday* September 4
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 27
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), December 2018 graduates October 6
Mid-term October 11
Fall break October 12 - 13
Early registration for spring semester October 23 - December 5  
Thanksgiving holidays*

7:00 a.m., November 22 -
7:00 a.m., November 27

Last day to drop courses with a “W“ or change from credit to audit November 27
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, December 4
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 5
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, December 6
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., December 6 -
5:30 p.m., December 12
Graduation December 15 - 16

Fall Term - First Eight-Week Session

Late registration for first eight-week session

August 16
Classes begin August 16
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 18
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 18
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 2
Labor Day holiday* September 4
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit October 2
First eight-week session ends October 10

Fall Term - Second Eight-Week Session

Late registration for second eight-week session October 18
Classes begin October 18
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees October 20
Last day to register and add courses/change sections October 20
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition November 4
Thanksgiving holidays* 7:00 a.m., November 22 -
7:00 a.m. November 27
 Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit December 4
Second eight-week session ends December 12

Winter Intersession - December 18, 2017 to January 5, 2018

 
Late registration for winter intersession December 18
Classes begin December 18
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees December 18
Last day to register and add courses/change sections December 18
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition December 21
Christmas Day holiday* December 25
New Year's Day holiday* January 1
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit January 2
Winter intersession ends January 5

Spring Term Opens  - January 2, 2018

Spring Term - January 16 to May 8, 2018

Registration January 2 - 12
Martin Luther King Day holiday* January 15
Classes begin January 16
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 22
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 22
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition February 19
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), May 2019 graduates March 2
Mid-term March 5
Spring holidays*

7:00 a.m., March 19 -       
7:00 a.m., March 26

Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), summer 2019 graduates March 26
Early registration for summer and fall semesters March 26 - May 1
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit April 20
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, April 30
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, May 1
Reading Day

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 2

End of course examinations (see exam week schedule)

7:00 p.m., May 2 -
5:30 p.m., May 8

Graduation (all ceremonies in Tucker Coliseum)  
       Ozark Campus May 10
      Graduate College May 11
      Russellville Campus Undergraduate May 12

Spring Term - First Eight-Week Session

Late registration for first eight-week session January 10
Classes begin January 10
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 12
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 12
Martin Luther King Day holiday* January 15
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition January 27
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit February 26
First eight-week session ends March 6

Spring Term - Second Eight-Week Session

Late registration for second eight-week session March 14
Classes begin March 14
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees March 16
Last day to register and add courses/change sections March 16
Spring holidays* 7:00 a.m., March 19 -
7:00 a.m., March 26
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition March 31
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit April 30
Second eight-week session ends May 8

Summer Term - May 14 to August 8, 2018

May Summer Session - May 14 to June 1, 2018 (tentative)

Late registration for first session May 14                               
Classes begin May 14
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees May 14
Last day to register and add courses/change sections May 14
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition May 17
Memorial Day holiday* May 28
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit May 29
May session ends June 1

June/July Session - June 4, 2018 to July 5, 2018 (tentative)

Late registration for June/July session June 4-5
Classes begin June 4
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 5
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 8
Early Registration for freshman for fall semester May - August
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit June 29
Fourth of July holiday* (Wednesday) July 4         
June/July session ends (Thursday) July 5

July/August Summer Session - July 9 to August 8, 2018 (tentative)

Late registration for July/August session July 9 - 10
Classes begin July 9
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 10
Last day to register and add courses/change sections July 10
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 13
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit August 3
July/August session ends (Wednesday) August 8
Graduation August 11