Academic Calendar

Important dates for the 2016-17 year.
Fall 2016


21 Sunday  New residential and commuter students arrive (both first-year and transfer)
TBD by Athletics  Early arrival check-in for Athletics
21-24 Sunday - Wednesday  Orientation
23-24 Tuesday and Wednesday All Returning Residential Students Arrive
25 Thursday  Classes Begin, 8 a.m.; Opening Convocation, 7:30 p.m.


8-11 Saturday-Tuesday  Fall Break (Classes end Friday, October 7 at 4:20 p.m. and resume Wednesday, October 12 at 8 a.m.)


23-27 Wednesday-Sunday  Thanksgiving Break (Classes end Tuesday, November 22 at 9:50 p.m. and resume Monday, November 28 at 8 a.m.)


7 Wednesday  Last Day of Classes used as a makeup day
8-11 Thursday-Sunday  Study Period
12-15 Monday-Thursday  Final Examination Period

Intersession 2016-2017

December 16 - January 22

Spring 2017


22 Sunday  Returning and New Students Arrive
23 Monday  Classes Begin, 8 a.m.; Spring Convocation, 4:45 p.m.


11-19 Saturday-Sunday  Spring Break (Classes end Friday, March 10 at 4:20 p.m. and resume Monday, March 20 at 8 a.m.)


3 Wednesday  Honors Convocation
5 Friday  Classes End
6-8 Saturday - Monday  Study Period
9-12 Tuesday - Friday  Final Exams
20 Saturday  Commencement

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