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Winterterm 2014

This is a tentative schedule, and subject to change.

January
Winterterm begins
9 a.m. Thursday
1/2
Winterterm ends
10 p.m. Friday
1/17

Fall 2013

August
Preview Session 5
Friday – Saturday
8/30-8/31
Residence halls open for new students only
10 a.m. Saturday
8/31
First-year student orientation: Liftoff
12 p.m. Saturday
8/31
University Convocation
5:30 p.m. Saturday
8/31
September
Residence halls open for returning students
12 p.m. Monday
9/2
Labor Day—University holiday
Monday
9/2
Classes begin
8 a.m. Tuesday
9/3 
Academic performance warning notification period begins
Tuesday
9/10
Last day to withdraw from class and receive 60% tuition credit
Monday
9/16
Last day to change from audit to credit status
Monday
9/16
Degrees awarded to those completing requirements in summer
Saturday
9/21
Last day to withdraw from class and receive 40% tuition credit
Monday
9/23
Last day to drop a course and have it deleted from your record
Monday
9/23
Last day to withdraw from a class and receive 20% tuition credit—no further tuition credit after this date
Monday
9/30
October
University Enrollment Census
4:30 p.m. Friday
10/4
Last day to file January degree applications
Friday
10/18
Hawktober Weekend
Homecoming and Parents Weekend celebration
Friday–Sunday
10/18–10/20
November
Advance registration for full-time undergraduates begins
8:30 a.m. Friday
11/1
Advance registration for part-time and graduate students begins
8:30a.m. Wednesday
11/6
Last day to drop a course and receive a grade of W
Monday
11/11
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass or from Pass/No Pass to letter grade
Monday
11/11
Last day to change from credit to audit status*
Monday
11/11
Thanksgiving recess begins. All residence halls will remain open.
10 p.m. Tuesday
11/26
December
Classes resume
8 a.m. Monday
12/2
Fall Commencement Ceremony
Sunday
12/8
Academic performance warning notification period ends
5 p.m. Saturday
12/14
Last day to resolve I grades from preceding term to avoid change from I to F (undergraduates only)
5 p.m. Saturday
12/14
Classes end
5 p.m. Saturday
12/14
Final examinations begin. Note: Final exam  schedule includes Saturday as a scheduled exam day  day.
8 a.m. Monday
12/16
Final examinations end
5 p.m. Saturday
12/21
Residence halls close
8 a.m. Sunday
12/22

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 have special audit fee, students must declare audit status when they first register for the course.

ACADEMIC MISSION

Our academic community of faculty staff, and students forms a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment that arises from outstanding teaching, innovative research, scholarship, and creative attainment. We are committed to the personal attention associated with a small college, enhanced by the expertise, breadth, and intellectual excitement of a university. Diversity of every sort is integral to our academic mission, along with connections to local, national, and global communities.



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