May 23, 2018  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendars



The traditional undergraduate programs operate on a two-semester plus 12-week summer academic calendar. The academic year consists of an early fall semester that ends before the Christmas holidays and a spring semester that concludes in early May. Summer courses may be used to lighten the course load during the regular academic semesters, to enrich and broaden the educational experience or to accelerate the student’s progress toward graduation.

Degree completion programs operate on a two-semester system. The fall semester runs from July through December. The spring semester runs from January through June.

Traditional Undergraduate Academic Calendar: Fall and Spring

The traditional undergraduate programs operate on a two-semester plus 12-week summer academic calendar. The academic year consists of an early fall semester that ends before the Christmas holidays and a spring semester that concludes in early May. Summer courses may be used to lighten the course load during the regular academic semesters, to enrich and broaden the educational experience or to accelerate the student’s progress toward graduation.

  Fall 2017  Spring 2018
 Admissions application priority filing  Nov. 15, 2016 (Early Action) and March 1, 2017  Nov. 15, 2016 (Early Action) and March 1, 2017
 Registration
          Online registration opens  March 13  March 13, 2017
          Add courses without late fee: last day  September 10  January 21
          Add courses with late fee  September 11-22  January 22-February 2
          Drop full-term courses without grade
          penalty and with partial refunds: last
          day of attendance
 November 3  March 23
 Classes begin  August 28  January 8
 Grading
          Last day to request grading option  September 8  January 19
          Grades due  December 19  May 8
          Incomplete, last day to apply for  December 8  April 27
Withdrawal from university with grade of W  November 3  March 23
 Last day of classes  December 8  April 27
 Final exams  December 11-14  April 30 - May 3
 Last day to accept student assignments  December 15  May 4
 Commencement
          Last day to apply for participation  September 30  January 31
          Clearance documentation due  November 1  March 15
          Evaluation of honors eligibility  November 15  April 10
          Ceremony  December 16  May 5
 Holidays
          Mid-term break (no classes)  October 19-20  March 5-9
          Offices closed; no classes  September 4  January 15
 November 23-24  February 19
 December 25-January 1, 2018  March 30

Traditional Undergraduate Calendar: Summer 2018

Registration
          Online Registration opens March 12
          Add courses without late fee: last day
                    Full-term and Session 1 May 27
                    Session 2 July 8
          Add courses with late fee
                    Full-term and Session 1 May 28-June 8
                    Session 2 July 9-20
          Drop courses without grade penalty
                    Session 1 courses June 8
                    Full-term courses June 29
                    Session 2 courses July 20
Classes begin
          Full-term and Session 1 May 14
          Session 2 June 25
Grading
          Last day to request grading option
                    Full-term and Session 1 May 25
                    Session 2 July 6
          Grades due
                    Session 1 June 22
                    Full-term and Session 2 courses August 7
          Incomplete, last day to apply for
                    Session 1 June 22
                    Full-term and Session 2 August 3
Last day of classes
                    Session 1 June 22
                    Full-term and Session 2 August 3
Last day to accept student assignments
                    Session 1 June 22
                    Full-term and Session 2 August 3
Holidays
                    Offices closed: no classes May 28
July 4

Degree Completion Academic Calendar: Fall And Spring

Degree completion programs operate on a two semester system. The fall semester runs from July through December. The spring semester runs from January through June. Groups of students begin in January and July.

  Fall 2017 Spring 2018
Blended Cohort Registration
          First day May 8 November 13, 2017
          Last day (without late fee) June 25 January 1
          Last day (with late fee) First day of class First day of class
          Last day to petition registration Third class session Third class session
Online Major Cohorts, General Education and Elective Courses (6 Weeks) and DSE Courses Registration
          First day May 8 November 13, 2017
          Last day (without late fee) Seven days prior to first day of class Seven days prior to first day of class
          Last day (with late fee) First day of class First day of class
          Last day to petition registration Second class session Second class session
Term begins July 3 January 8
Term ends December 24 July 1
Sessions
          Session 1 begins July 3 January 8
          Session 2 begins August 14 February 19
          Session 3 begins October 2 April 9
          Session 4 begins November 13 May 21
Last day to accept student assignments Three days after last day of class Three days after last day of class
Commencement
          Last day to apply for participation September 30 January 31
          Eligibility documentation due November 1 March 15
          Evaluation of honors eligibility November 15 April 10
          Ceremony December 16 May 5
Holidays       Midterm Break; no classes September 25-29 April 2-6
          Offices closed; no classes July 4 January 15
November 23-24 March 30
December 25-January 1, 2018  
          Offices closed; classes meet September 4 February 19
  May 28