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Academic Calendar 2017-2018

FALL 2017

AUGUST

Preview Session 5Friday–Saturday25-26
First-year student orientation: Liftoff12 p.m. Saturday26
Residence halls open for new students only10 a.m. Saturday26
University Convocation5:30 p.m. Saturday26
Residence halls open for returning students12 p.m. Sunday27
Registration Day9 a.m. − 4 p.m. Monday28
Classes begin8 a.m. Tuesday29

SePTEMBER

Labor Day—University HolidayMonday4
Academic performance warning notification period beginsTuesday5
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 60% tuition creditMonday11
Last day to change from audit to credit statusMonday11
Last day to withdraw fro a class adn receive 40% tuition creditMonday 18
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your recordMonday18
Degrees awarded to students who completed requirements in the summer Saturday23
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this dateMonday25
University Enrollment Census4:30 p.m. Friday29

OCTOBER

Last day to file January degree applicationsFriday13
Hawktober WeekendFriday–Sunday20-22

NOVEMBER

Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins8:30 a.m. Wednesday1
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade WMonday6
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter gradeMonday6
Last day to change from credit to audit status*Monday6
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students8:30 a.m. Tuesday7
Thanksgiving Recess Begins. All residence halls will remain open.10 p.m. Tuesday21
Classes resume8 a.m. Monday27

DECEMBER

Fall Commencement CeremonySunday3
Academic performance warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday11
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)10 p.m. Monday11
Classes end10 p.m. Monday11
Reading Day Tuesday12
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day.8 a.m. Wednesday13
Final examinations end5 p.m. Tuesday19
Residence halls close8 a.m. Wednesday20

WINTERTERM 2018

JANUARY

Winterterm begins9 a.m. Wednesday3
Winterterm ends 10 p.m. Friday19

SPRING 2018

JANUARY

Residence halls open12 p.m. Sunday21
Registration Day9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday22
Classes begin 8 a.m. Tuesday23
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in fallSaturday27
Academic performance warning notification period beginsTuesday30

FEBRUARY

Last day to withdraw from class and receive 60% tuition creditMonday5
Last day to change from audit to credit statusMonday5
Last day to file May degree applicationsFriday9
Last day to withdraw from class and receive 40% tuition creditMonday12
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record Monday12
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 processingThursday15
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit— no further tuition credit after this dateMonday19
University Enrollment Census4:30 p.m. Friday23

MARCH

Spring recess begins All residence halls will remain open.5 p.m. Saturday17
Classes resume8 a.m. Monday26

APRIL

Required date for returning students applying for financial aid to submit 2018–19 FAFSA and all other documents to U.S. Department of Education to ensure adequate time for processingSunday1
Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins8:30 a.m. Monday2
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students8:30 a.m. Thursday5
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade Monday9
Last day to change fromc redit to audit status**Monday9

MAY

Classes end10 p.m. Monday7
Academic performance warning notification period ends 10 p.m. Monday7
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)10 p.m. Monday7
Reading DayTuesday8
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day8 a.m. Wednesday9
Final examinations end10 p.m. Tuesday15
Residence halls close for students not receiving May degrees1 p.m. Wednesday16
Graduate Commencement Saturday19
Undergraduate CommencementSunday20
Residence halls close5 p.m. Sunday20

*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 2018

MAY

Summer Session IMay 21–July 2 (6-week session); May 22–July 17 (8-week session)
Summer Session IIJuly 10–August 17 (6-week session)