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Academic Calendar

ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015-2016

FALL SEMESTER 2015

August 8 – Saturday – Residence Halls open for new students, 8:00 a.m.

August 9 – Sunday – Orientation for new students and Freshman Parting Ceremony. 

August 10-11 – Monday-Tuesday – Freshman testing and registration. 

August 12 – Wednesday – Faculty return. Faculty/Staff Institute, 8:00 a.m. 

August 13 – Thursday – Residence Halls open for returning students, 8:00 a.m.

August 13-14 – Thursday-Friday – On-campus registration for returning students, Thursday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

August 16 – Sunday – Freshman Confirmation Ceremony, W. V. Middleton Fine Arts Center, 4:00 p.m. 

August 17 – Monday – Classes begin. Late Registration begins. 

August 24 – Monday – Last day to register and/or add classes; Classes purged for students not cleared. 

September 7 – Monday – Labor Day holiday, classes suspended/University closed.

September 8 – Tuesday – University open/Classes resume 

September 10 – Thursday – Matriculation Day, 11:00 a.m. - Classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

September 17 – Thursday – Constitution Day Assembly. 

September 21-25 – Monday-Friday – Week of “Early Warning” for students. 

October 12-16 – Monday-Friday – Mid-Semester Examinations (Scheduled by the instructors) .

October 15 – Thursday– Senior Thesis Due for December Graduates. 

October 19-20 – Monday-Tuesday – Fall Break. Classes suspended/University open. 

October 19 – Monday – Last day for instructors to submit grade changes for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015. 

October 22-23 – Thursday-Friday – Senior Exit Examinations. 

October 23 – Friday – Last day for withdrawing from classes without penalty (WF or WP). 

October 23 – Friday – Last day to file for graduation for December 2015 and May 2016. 

October 26 – Monday – Advisement and Registration for Spring 2016 and Summer begins. 

November 15-22 – Sunday-Sunday – Homecoming Week. 

November 20 – Friday – Presidential Scholarship Gala. 

November 21 – Saturday – Homecoming. 

November 22 – Sunday – Founders’ Day Convocation.

November 24 – Tuesday – Residence Halls close at 6:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Holidays. 

November 25-27 – Wednesday-Friday – Thanksgiving Holidays.  Classes suspended/University closed. 

November 29 – Sunday – Residence Halls Reopen 1:00 p.m. 

November 29 – Sunday – Classes resume/University open. 

December 2 – Wednesday – Reading Day. 

December 3-5 & 7-9 – Thursday-Saturday and Monday-Wednesday – Final Examinations for Undergraduates and Graduates. 

December 9 – Wednesday – Residence Halls close for Christmas break at 6:00 p.m. (All Students). 

December 18 – Friday – University closed for Christmas break at 5:00 p.m.

  

SPRING SEMESTER 2016

January 4 – Monday – University Offices and Library open.

January 4 – Monday – Faculty/Staff Institute, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

January 5 – Tuesday – 12:00 p.m. Residence Halls open for new students.

January 6 – Wednesday – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Testing for new students; School/Department Faculty Meetings; 2:00-5:00 p.m. Registration for new students.

January 6 – Wednesday – Residence Halls open for returning students, 8:00 a.m.

January 7-8 – Thursday-Friday – Registration continues for all students, (Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). 

January 11 – Monday – Classes begin. Late Registration begins.

January 18 – Monday – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; University closed.

January 19 – Tuesday – University open/Classes resume.

January 19 – Tuesday – Last day to register and/or add classes. Classes purged for students not cleared.

January 21 – Thursday – Spring Convocation.  Classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

February 1-5 – Monday-Friday – Week of “Early Warning” for students.

February 7-13 – Sunday-Saturday – Religious Emphasis Week.

February 20 – Saturday – TRIO Day.

February 29-March 4 – Monday-Friday – Mid-Semester Examinations (scheduled by the instructors).

March 4 – Friday – Residence Halls close for Spring Break at 6:00 p.m.; University Open.

March 7 – Monday – Last day for instructors to submit grade changes for Fall 2015.

March 7-11 – Monday-Friday – Spring Break.  Classes suspended.  University Open.

March 13 – Sunday – Residence Halls Reopen, 12:00 p.m.

March 14 – Monday – Classes resume for all students.  Last day to add courses for the 2nd CE/DC.

March 15 - Tuesday - Senior Thesis Due for May Graduates.

March 17-18 – Thursday-Friday – Senior Exit Examinations.

March 23 – Wednesday – Last day for withdrawing from classes without penalty (WF or WP).

March 23 – Wednesday – Advisement and registration for Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 continues.

March 23 – Friday – Good Friday.  Classes cancelled;  University Closed.

March 30-April 2 – Monday-Thursday – Honors Week.

March 31 – Tuesday – Honors and Awards Convocation (classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.)

March 27 – Sunday – Easter Sunday.

March 28 – Monday – University open/Classes Resume.

March 28 – Monday –  Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Induction.

March 28-31 – Monday-Thursday – University Honors Week.

March 29 - Tuesday - Honors and Awards Convocation.  Classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

April 4-7 - Monday-Thursday - Honors College Week.

April 4-10 – Monday-Sunday – CALA-Bash (Claflin’s Arts and Letters Annual Bash).

April 21 – Thursday – Last Day of Classes.

April 22 – Friday – Reading Day.

April 25-30 – Monday-Saturday – Final Examinations for Undergraduates (except Continuing and Professional Studies) April 25-29. Graduate and Continuing and Professional Studies Examinations, April 27-30.

April 2 – Saturday – Residence Halls close for students not participating in Commencement, 12:00 p.m.

May 2-6 – Monday-Friday – Senior Week Activities.

May 6 – Friday – Baccalaureate Services.

May 7 – Saturday – Commencement Convocation.

May 7 – Saturday – Residence Halls close, 4:00 p.m.
 

SUMMER 2015

Undergraduate Programs

Classes during the summer session meet daily Monday through Thursday

May 18-June 23, 2015

Class Times

7:30-9:30 a.m.

9:45-11:45 a.m.

12:45-2:45 p.m.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

March 23-May13 – Wednesday-Friday – Advisement and registration.

May 15 – Sunday – Residence Halls open at 1:00 p.m.

May 16 – Monday – Classes begin at 7:30 a.m.; Late Registration begins.

May 17 – Tuesday – Last day to add classes.

May 30 – Monday – Memorial Day.  Classes Suspended/University Closed

May 31 – Tuesday – University open/Classes resume.  Last day to drop classes.

June 20-21 – Monday-Tuesday – Final Examinations.

June 21 – Tuesday – Residence Halls close at 6:00 p.m.

Second Summer Session

June 13-July 22

This session will accommodate Special Programs i.e. Summer Programs, Panther Academy, etc.

Summer 2016

Graduate Programs

Class Times

6:00-9:30 p.m. for 3 semester hour classes

5:30-10:00 p.m. for 4 semester hour classes

March 23-May 6 – Wednesday-Friday – Advisement and Registration.

May 9 – Monday – Classes begin.  Last day for summer session registration.

May 10 – Tuesday – Last day to add classes.

May 30 – Monday – Memorial Day.  Classes/University Suspended.

May 31 – Tuesday – Classes Resume/University Open.                      

June 17 – Friday – Last day to drop classes.

July 4 – Monday – Independence Day holiday, University closed.

July 25-30 – Monday-Saturday – Final Examinations.