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 (https://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 20
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 1
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

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 16
Memorial Day holiday* May 28
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit May 28
May session ends June 1

June/July Session - June 4, 2018 to July 5, 2018 

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 

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

Fall Term Opens August 13, 2018

Fall Term - August 22 to December 11, 2018

 Selected fall activities August 13 - 21
Registration August 13 - 21
Classes begin August 22
Last day to officially withdraw/dorp courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 28
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 28
Labor Day holiday* September 3
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition  September 26
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), December 2019 graduates October 5
Mid-term October 10
Fall break October 11 - 12
Early registration for spring semester October 22 - December 4
Thanksgiving holidays*

7:00 a.m., November 21 -
7:00 a.m., November 26

Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit

November 26

Students follow regular Monday class schedule

Monday, December 3

Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule

Tuesday, December 4

Reading Day

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, December 5

End of course examinations (see exam week schedule)

7:00 p.m., December 5 -
5:30 p.m., December 11

Graduation

December 14 - 15

Fall Term - First Eight-Week Session

Late registration for first eight-week session August 15
Classes begin August 15
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 17
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 17
Last day to officially withdraw/drop with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 1
Labor Day holidays* September 3
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit October 1
First eight-week session ends October 9

Fall Term - Second Eight-Week Session

Late registration for second eight-week session October 17
Classes begin October 17
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees October 19
Last day to register and add courses/change sections  October 19
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition November 3
Thanksgiving holidays* 7:00 a.m., November 21 -
7:00 a.m. November 26
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit December 3
Second eight-week session ends December 11

Winter Intersession - December 17, 2018 to January 4, 2019

Late registration for winter intersession December 17
Classes begin December 17
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees December 17
Last day to register and add courses/change sections December 17
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition December 19
Christmas Day holiday* December 25
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit December 31
New Year's Day holiday* January 1
Winter intersession ends January 4

Spring Term Opens - January 2, 2019

Spring Term - January 14, 2019 to May 7, 2019

Registration January 2 - 11
Classes begin January 14
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 18
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 18
Martin Luther King Day holiday* January 21
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition February 18
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), May 2020 graduates March 1
Mid-term March 4
Spring holidays* 7:00 a.m., March 18 -
7:00 a.m., March 25
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), summer 2020 graduates March 25
Early registration for summer and fall semester March 25 - April 30
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit April 19
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, April 29
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, April 30
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 1
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., May 1 -
5:30 p.m., May 7
Graduation (all ceremonies in Tucker Coliseum)  
     Ozark Campus May 9
     Graduate College May 10
     Russellville Campus Undergraduate May 11

Spring Term - First Eight-Week Session

Late registration for first eight-week session January 9
Classes begin January 9
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 11
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 11
Martin Luther King Day holiday* January 21
Last day to officially withdraw/drop with 80 percent reduction of tuition January 26
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit February 25
First eight-week session ends March 5

Spring Term - Second Eight-Week Session

Late registration for second eight-week session March 13
Classes begin March 13
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees March 15
Last day to register and add courses/change sections March 15
Spring holidays* 7:00 a.m., March 18 -
7:00 a.m., March 25
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses 80 percent reduction of tuition March 30
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit April 29
Second eight-week session ends May 7

Summer Term - May 13, 2019 to August 7, 2019

May Summer Session - May 13, 2019 to May 31, 2019

Late registration for May session May 13
Classes begin May 13
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees May 13
Last day to register and add courses/change sections May 13
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition May 15
Memorial Day holiday* May 27
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit May 27
May session ends May 31

June/July Summer Session - June 3, 2019 to July 3, 2019

Late registration for June/July session June 3 - 4
Classes begin June 3
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 4
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 4
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 7
Early registration for freshmen for fall semester May - August
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit June 28
June/July session ends July 3
Fourth of July holiday* (Thursday) July 4

July/August Summer Session - July 8, 2019 to August 7, 2019

Late registration for July/August session July 8-9
Classes begin July 8
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 9
Last day to register and add courses/change sections  July 9
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 12
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit August 2
July/August session ends (Wednesday) August 7
Graduation August 10

Fall Term Opens - August 12, 2019

Fall Term - August 21, 2019 to December 10, 2019

 Selected fall activities August 12 - 20
Registration August 12 - 20
Classes begin August 21
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 27
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 27
Labor Day holiday* September 2
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 25
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), December 2020 graduates October 4
Mid-Term October 9
Fall break October 10 - 11
Early registration for spring semester October 21 - December 3
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit November 20
Thanksgiving holidays* 7:00 a.m., November 27 -
7:00 a.m. December 2
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, December 2
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 3
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, December 4
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., December 4 -
5:30 p.m., December 10
Graduation December 13 - 14

Fall Term - First Eight-Week Session

 Late registration for first eight-week session August 14
Classes begin August 14
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 16
Last day to register and add courses/changes sections August 16
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition August 31
Labor Day holiday* September 2
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit September 30
First eight-week session ends October 8

Fall Term - Second Eight-Week Session

Late registration for second eight-week session October 16
Classes begin October 16
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees October 18
Last day to register and add courses/change sections October 18
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition November 2
Thanksgiving holidays* 7:00 a.m., November 27 -
7:00 a.m. December 2
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit December 2
Second eight-week session ends December 10

Winter Intersession - December 16, 2019 to January 3, 2020

Late registration for winter intersession December 16
Classes begin December 16
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees December 16
Last day to register and add courses/change sections December 16
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition December 18
Christmas Day holiday* December 25
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit December 30
New Year's Day holiday* January 1
Winter intersession ends January 3

Spring Term Opens - January 2, 2020

Spring Term - January 13, 2020 to May 5, 2020

Registration January 2 - 10
Classes begin January 13
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 17
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 17
Martin Luther King Day holiday* January 20
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition February 17
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), May 2021 graduates February 28
Mid-term March 2
Early registration for summer and fall semesters March 16 - April 28
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), summer 2021 graduates March 20
Spring holidays* 7:00 a.m., March 23 -
7:00 a.m., March 30
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit April 17
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, April 27
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, April 28
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, April 29
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., April 29 -
5:30 p.m., May 5
Graduation (all ceremonies in Tucker Coliseum)  
     Ozark Campus May 7
     Graduate College May 8
     Russellville Campus Undergraduate May 9

Spring Term - First Eight-Week Session

Late registration for first eight-week session January 8
Classes begin January 8
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 10
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 10
Martin Luther King Day holiday* January 20
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition January 25
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit February 24
First eight-week session ends March 3

Spring Term - Second Eight-Week Session

Late registration for second eight-week session March 11
Classes begin March 11
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees March 13
Last day to register and add courses/change sections March 13
Spring holidays* 7:00 a.m., March 23 -
7:00 a.m., March 30
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition March 28
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit April 27
Second eight-week session ends May 5

Summer Term - May 11, 2020 to August 5, 2020

May Summer Session – May 11, 2020 to May 29, 2020

Late registration for May session May 11
Classes begin May 11
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees May 11
Last day to register and add courses/change sections May 11
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition May 13
Memorial Day holiday* May 25
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit May 25
May session ends May 29

June/July Summer Session – June 1, 2020 to July 1, 2020

Late registration for June/July 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 - August
Last day to drop courses with a "W" or change from credit to audit June 26
June/July session ends (Wednesday) July 1
Fourth of July holiday* (Friday) July 3

July/August Summer Session – July 6, 2020 to August 5, 2020

Late registration for July/August 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
July/August session ends (Wednesday) August 5
Graduation August 8