Academic Calendar

2018-19 Academic Calendar

Fall 2018

August 
Friday 3Deadline for graduate students to submit thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for September graduation
Wednesday 22New graduate and new international graduate student orientation
Saturday 25Residence halls open at 9 a.m.
Sunday 26Last day for 100 percent tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100 percent refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting
 Opening Convocation, 5 p.m., Hodson Outdoor Theater
Monday 27Classes begin at 8:30 a.m.
 80 percent tuition refund period begins and continues through Sept. 4; zero percent tuition refund thereafter
  
September 
Monday 3Labor Day -- no classes; offices closed
Tuesday 4Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
 Drop/add period ends at 5 p.m.; end 80 percent course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare or change SU or audit option
Friday 7Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for fall comprehensive exams to the registrar's office
 Deadline for graduate students to petition for January graduation to the registrar's office
Friday 28Senior applications for graduation due in the registrar's office
  
October 
Friday 5Last day for undergraduates to file for extra credit (X) study
Saturday 13Midterm recess - no classes
Wednesday 17Classes resume 8:30 a.m.
Monday 22Term II PE begins
 Advising period begins and continues through Friday, Nov. 9
 Midterm grades due in registrar's office
Saturday 27Masters' comprehensive examinations
Tuesday 30Masters' comprehensive examinations
  
November 
Monday 12Begin spring registration for seniors and current graduate students
 Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for fall semester study abroad or study at another institution
Tuesday 13Begin spring registration for juniors
Wednesday 14Begin spring registration for sophomores
Thursday 15Begin spring registration for freshmen
Friday 16Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class
Monday 19Begin spring registration for new undergraduate: new graduate and nondegree students
Wednesday 21Thanksgiving recess-no classes
 Residence halls close for Thanksgiving recess at noon
Sunday 25Residence halls reopen at 9 a.m.
Monday 26Classes resume at 8:30 a.m.
Tuesday 27Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
Friday 30Deadline for graduate students to electronically upload thesis and final research projects to Graduate School for January graduation
  
December 
Friday 14Undergraduate classes end
Saturday 15Undergraduate Reading Day
Sunday 16Undergraduate Reading Day
Monday 17Undergraduate exams begin
Friday 21Undergraduate exams end
 Graduate classes end
Saturday 22Residence halls close for winter break at noon
Friday 28Final grades due

Spring 2019

January 
Wednesday 9New Graduate and New International Graduate Student Orientation
Friday 11Deadline for graduate students to petition for May graduation to the registrar's office
Sunday 13New undergraduate students arrive
 Last day for 100 percent tuition refund for undergraduate students; 100 percent refund for graduate students continues until the first class meeting
 

Residence halls open for new and returning students: 9 a.m.

Monday 14Classes begin 8:30 a.m.
 80 percent tuition refund period begins and continues through Jan 22; zero percent tuition refund thereafter
Monday 21Martin Luther King Day observed; special educational activities
Tuesday 22Drop/Add period ends at 5:00 pm; end 80 percent course refund for graduate and part-time undergraduate students; last day to declare or change SU or audit option
  
February  
Friday 1Deadline for graduate students to submit notification for spring comprehensive exams to the registrar's office
 Deadline for graduate students to submit petition for September graduation to the registrar's office
Friday 22Last day for undergraduates to file for extra credit (X) study
  
March  
Saturday 2Midterm recess - No classes
Saturday 2Residence halls close for spring break: noon
Sunday 10Residence halls reopen: 9 a.m.
Monday 11Classes resume 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday 13Term IV PE begins
Monday 18Midterm grades due in registrar's office
Monday 25Advising period begins and continues through Friday, April 5
Saturday 30Masters' comprehensive examinations
  
April  
Tuesday 2Masters' comprehensive examinations
Friday 5Last day to withdraw from any undergraduate class
Monday 8Begin fall and summer registration for juniors: non-graduating seniors and current graduate students
 Last day for undergraduates to submit petition for fall semester study abroad or study at another institution
Tuesday 9Begin fall and summer registration for sophomores
Wednesday 10Begin fall and summer registration for freshmen
Friday 12Deadline for graduate students to electronically upload thesis and final research projects for May graduation
Monday 15Begin fall and summer registration for new undergraduate: new graduate and nondegree students
Friday 19Last day to withdraw from graduate classes
  
May  
Friday 3Undergraduate classes end
Saturday/Sunday 4-5Undergraduate reading days
Monday 6Undergraduate examination period begins
Friday 10Undergraduate examination period ends
 Graduate classes end
Saturday 11Residence halls close for summer (non-graduating students): noon
Monday 13Final grades for graduating seniors and master's candidates due to registrar by 9 a.m.
Saturday 18Commencement

Sunday 19

Residence halls close for graduating seniors: 2 p.m.
Monday 20

All other grades due to registrar by 9 a.m.

Summer 2019 

May  
Monday 20Term I begins
Monday 27Holiday - No classes; College closed
  
June  
Sunday 30Term I ends
  
July  

Monday 1

Term II begins
Thursday 4Holiday - no classes; College closed
Monday 8Term I grades due
  
August  
Sunday 11Term II ends
Monday 19Term II grades due

Withdrawal or tuition refund policy for summer terms

100 percent tuition refund before the first day of class for all sessions

80 percent tuition refund within the first two calendar days of one- and two-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter

80 percent tuition refund within the first four calendar days of three- and four-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter

80 percent tuition refund within the first seven calendar days of five- and six-week sessions; zero percent tuition refunds thereafter