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Academic Calendar 2016-2017

FALL 2016

AUGUST

Preview Session 5Friday–Saturday26-27
Residence halls open for new students only10 a.m. Saturday27
First-year student orientation: Liftoff12 p.m. Saturday27
University Convocation5:30 p.m. Saturday27
Residence halls open for returning students12 p.m. Sunday28
Registration Day9 a.m. − 4 p.m. Monday29
Classes begin8 a.m. Tuesday30

SePTEMBER

Labor Day—University HolidayMonday5
Academic performance warning notification period beginsTuesday6
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition creditMonday12
Last day to change from audit to credit statusMonday12
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 40% tuition creditMonday 19
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your recordMonday19
Degrees awarded to students who completed requirements in the summer Saturday24
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this dateMonday26
University Enrollment Census4:30 p.m. Friday30

OCTOBER

Last day to file January degree applicationsFriday14
Hawktober WeekendFriday–Sunday14-16

NOVEMBER

Advance registration for full-time undergraduate students begins8:30 a.m. Tuesday1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students begins8:30 a.m. Friday4
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade WMonday7
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter gradeMonday7
Last day to change from credit to audit status*Monday7
Thanksgiving Recess Begins. All residence halls will remain open.10 p.m. Tuesday22
Classes resume8 a.m. Monday28

DECEMBER

Fall Commencement CeremonySunday4
Academic performance warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday12
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)10 p.m. Monday12
Classes end10 p.m. Monday12
Reading Day 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Tuesday13
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.8 a.m. Wednesday14
Final examinations end10 p.m. Tuesday20
Residence halls close8 a.m. Wednesday21

WINTERTERM 2017

JANUARY

Winterterm begins9 a.m. Tuesday3
Winterterm ends10 p.m. Wednesday18

SPRING 2017

JANUARY

Residence halls open12 p.m. Sunday22
Final registration 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday23
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday24
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fallSaturday28
Academic performance warning notification period beginsTuesday31

FEBRUARY

Last day to withdraw from class and receive 60% tuition creditMonday6
Last day to change from audit to credit statusMonday6
Last day to file May applicationsFriday10
Last day to withdraw from class and receive 40% tuition creditMonday13
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday13
Recommended date for new incoming students (freshmen and transfer) to submit 2017–18 FAFSA to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processingWednesday15
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this dateMonday20
University Enrollment Census4:30 p.m. Friday24

MARCH

Spring recess begins All residence halls will remain open.5 p.m. Saturday18
Classes resume8 a.m. Monday27

APRIL

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2017–18 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processingSaturday1
Advance registration for full-time undergraduate students begins8:30 a.m. Monday3
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students begins8:30 a.m. Thursday6
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of WMonday10
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday10
Last day to change from credit to audit statusMonday10

MAY

Classes end10 p.m. Monday8
Academic performance warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday8
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)10 p.m. Monday8
Reading Day8 a.m.–10 p.m. Tuesday9
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day8 a.m. Wednesday10
Final examinations end10 p.m. Tuesday16
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees1 p.m. Wednesday17
Graduate Commencement Saturday20
Undergraduate CommencementSunday21
Residence halls close5 p.m. Sunday21

*Arrangements must be made by each faculty member to make up instructional time that may be lost because of emergency closing.

**Students are not eligible to take advantage of special audit fees at this time. In order to be eligible for
special audit fee’s, students must declare audit status when they first register for the course.

SUMMERTERM 2017

MAY

Summer Session IMay 22–July 3 (6-week session); May 22–July 17 (8-week session)
Summer Session IIJuly 10–August 17 (6-week session)