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Fall 2016 Academic Calendar

Any calendar is subject to change when it is determined to be in the best interest of the University to do so.

REGISTRATION

Advance Registration

Mar. 28-Apr. 24

Continuing Registration and Add/Drop

Apr. 25-Aug. 21

Last Day to Register Before Classes Begin

Aug. 21

CLASSES BEGIN

Aug. 22

First Day for Late Registration Fee of $20.00

Aug. 22

Final Day to Register

Aug. 26

Advance Registration for Next Term(s) Begins

Oct. 24
Final Day of Full Term Fall Classes
Dec. 9

Final Day of December Intersession part of fall term Classes

Jan. 13
FINAL EXAMINATIONS
Final Exam Preparation Period
Dec. 5-11
Final ExaminationsDec. 12-16
Final Grades DueDec. 20
ADD/DROP (changes in schedule, retaining at least one course)
100% Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses
Aug. 22-Sept. 2*
No Reduction of Charges on Dropped Courses after this date
Sept. 2*
No Record of Grade on Dropped CoursesAug. 22-Sept. 2
Final Day to Add a ClassAug. 26
Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Course(s) for Graduate students
Sept. 6-30
Grade of W or F for Dropped Course(s) for Graduate students
Oct. 3-28
Automatic Grade of W for Dropped Course(s) for Undergraduate students
Sept. 6-Oct. 28
Petition to College Dean to Drop Course(s) (Instructor's Signature and Grade of W or F Required)
Oct. 31-Dec. 9
COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL (dropping all courses for a semester)
Cancellation Deadline (no record of grade on transcript)Aug. 21
100% Reduction of Charges on Complete WithdrawalsAug. 22-Sept. 2*
No Reduction of Charges on Complete Withdrawals after this dateSept. 2
Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawals for Graduate students
Aug. 22-Sept. 30
Grade of W or F on Complete Withdrawals for Graduate students (to be assigned by instructor)Oct. 3-Dec. 9
Automatic Grade of W on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students
Aug. 22-Oct. 28
Grade of W or F on Complete Withdrawal for Undergraduate students (to be assigned by instructor)
Oct. 31-Dec. 9
AUDIT
Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Undergraduate students
Sept. 2
Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Undergraduate students
Sept. 2
Final Day to Change from Audit to Credit for Graduate students
Sept. 2
Final Day to Change from Credit to Audit for Graduate students
Oct. 28
GRADUATION AND RELATED REQUIREMENTS
Final Day to File as a Candidate for Master's Degree
First Monday in April
Final Day to Apply for General Exam
Sept. 2
Final Day to Submit Graduation Application
Sept. 15
Final Day to Request Authority for Dissertation DefenseNov. 23
Final Day to Request Authority for Thesis DefenseDec. 2
Final Day for Oral Defense of Dissertation
Dec. 9
Final Day for Thesis Defense
Dec. 9
Final Day for Non-Thesis ExamDec. 9
Final Day to Complete Work Needed for Graduation
Dec. 16
Final Day to Deposit Dissertation in Library
Dec. 16
Final Day to Deposit Thesis in Library
Dec. 16
Final Day to Submit Work Needed (e.g. transfer work) for Graduation to Academic Records
Jan. 9
HOLIDAYS AND VACATION DAYS
Labor Day HolidaySept. 5
Thanksgiving VacationNov. 23-27
*College of Liberal Studies students have the first week of every 8-week session to drop courses with 100% refund.
DECEMBER INTERSESSION
December Intersession part of term classes beginDec. 19
Final Day of Classes December Intersession part of termJan. 13