Academic Calendar

Important dates for the upcoming semester. See the University Calendar for campus events.

Fall 2015          

Registration Begins April 8                                                                                              
New Student Orientation August 27-30
Transfer Student Orientation August 28
First Day of Classes August 31
Labor Day September 7; University closed
Last Day of Drop/Add September 9
Graduation Application Deadline October 1 for December Conferral 
Midterm October 22
Long Weekend October 23-24
Last Day to Withdraw November 6
Registration Begins for Spring 2016November 9
Thanksgiving Break November 25-29, starting at noon on the 25th for traditional semester daytime students; University closed November 26-29
Last Day of Classes December 14
Exams December 12, 15-18
Exam Makeup Day December 19 (only in event of University cancellation of exams)
Degree Conferral Date December 20 (Commencement is May 15, 2016)
Holiday Break December 24 - January 1; University closed

 Spring 2016

 Registration BeginsNovember 9                                                                                                                      
 Transfer Student OrientationJanuary 15
 Martin Luther King Jr. DayJanuary 18; University closed
 First Day of ClassesJanuary 19 
 Last Day of Drop/AddJanuary 27
 Graduation Application DeadlineMarch 1 for May Conferral
 MidtermMarch 4
 Spring BreakMarch 7-13
 Last Day to WithdrawMarch 18
 Registration Begins for Summer and Fall 2016March 21
 Easter BreakMarch 24-28; University closed March 25-27
 Last Day of ClassesMay 9
 ExamsMay 7, 10-13
 Exam Makeup DayMay 14 (only in event of University cancellation of exams)
 Commencement CeremonyMay 15
 Degree Conferral DateMay 15

Summer 2016

 Registration BeginsMarch 21                                                                                 
 Summer TermVarious begin dates
 Memorial DayMay 30; University closed
 Independence DayJuly 4; University closed
 Graduation Application DeadlineAugust 15 for August Conferral
 Last Day of Summer TermAugust 16
 Degree Conferral DateAugust 26

Download the Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar (PDF)

2016-2017 Academic Calendar (PDF)

2017-2018 Academic Calendar (PDF)

The University reserves the right to make changes to the calendars at any time.