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Official University Academic Calendar

  2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
FALL SEMESTER (UG)        
Classes begin for School for Professional Studies Aug 25 Aug 24  Aug 27  Aug 26
Classes begin for Main Campus Aug 25 Aug 24  Aug 29  Aug 28
Labor Day (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene) Sep 1 Sep 7 Sep 5 Sep 4
Last day to add classes Sep 2 Aug 31 Sep 6 Sep 5
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund Sep 2 Aug 31 Sep 6 Sep 5
Spring graduation application deadline Sep 30 Sep 30 Sep 30 Sep 30
Fall Break (UG classes do not meet) Oct 13-14 Oct 12-13 Oct 10-11 Oct 9-10
Mid-term grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service Oct 15 Oct 14 Oct 17 Oct 11
Academic advising for Spring begins Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct 19
Spring registration for current students Nov 6-14 Nov 12-20 Nov 10-18 Nov 9-17
Last day to officially drop classes with a final grade of W Nov 14 Nov 20 Nov 18 Nov 17
Open registration for Spring begins for new and re-admitted students Nov 17 Nov 23 Nov 21 Nov 20
Founders' Day Recess Nov 26 Nov 25 Nov 23 Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break Nov 27-30 Nov 26-29 Nov 24-27 Nov 23-26
Last day of classes Nov 25 Nov 24 Dec 2 Dec 1
UG final examinations Dec 1-5 Nov 30-Dec 4 Dec 5-9 Dec 4-8
UG final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service Dec 10 Dec 9 Dec 14 Dec 13
Fall semester officially ends (includes distance learning) Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec 18 Dec 17
Winter Commencement Ceremony for Summer and Fall graduates Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec 18 Dec 17
FALL SEMESTER (GR)        
Classes begin Session I Aug 25 Aug 24 Aug 29 Aug 28

Labor Day (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene)

Sep 1 Sep 7 Sep 5 Sep 4
Last Day to drop classes and receive a refund Sep 2 Aug 31 Sep 6 Sep 5
Last day to drop classes for Session I and last day to drop with a grade of W Sep 22 Sep 21 Oct 3 Oct 2
Deadline to apply for Spring graduation Sep 30 Sep 30 Sep 30 Sep 30
Last day of classes for Session I Oct 18 Oct 17 Oct 22 Oct 21
Academic advising for Spring begins Oct 20 Oct 21 Oct 24 Oct 19
Classes begin Session II Oct 20 Oct 19 Oct 24 Oct 23
Session I final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service Oct 22 Oct 21 Oct 26 Oct 25
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund Oct 27 Oct 26 Oct 31 Oct 30
Spring registration for current students Nov 6-14 Nov 4-12 Nov 10-18 Nov 9-17
Open registration for Spring for new and re-admitted students Nov 17 Nov 23 Nov 21  Nov 20
Last day to drop classes for Session II and last day to drop with a grade of W

Nov 17

Nov 16 Nov 21 Nov 20
Founders' Day Recess Nov 26 Nov 25 Nov 23 Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break Nov 27-30 Nov 26-29  Nov 24-27 Nov 23-26
Last day of classes for Session II Dec 13 Dec 12 Dec 17 Dec 16
Fall semester officially ends (including distance learning) Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec 18 Dec 17
Winter Commencement Ceremony for Summer and Fall graduates Dec 14 Dec 13 Dec 18 Dec 17
Session II final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 21 Dec 20
SPRING SEMESTER (UG)        
Classes begin for School for Professional Studies Jan 10 Jan 9 Jan 7 Jan 6
Classes begin for Main Campus Jan 12 Jan 11 Jan 9 Jan 8
Last day to add classes Jan 20 Jan 19 Jan 17 Jan 16
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund  Jan 20 Jan 19 Jan 17 Jan 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene)  Jan 19 Jan 18 Jan 16 Jan 15
Deadline to apply for Summer graduation  Feb 1 Feb 1 Feb 1 Feb 1
President's Day Break (UG classes do not meet)  Feb 16-17 Feb 15-16 Feb 20-21 Feb 19-20
Mid-term grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service Feb 23 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 22
Spring Break Mar 2-6 Mar 7-11 Mar 6-10 Mar 5-9
Academic advising for Fall and Summer begins Mar 11 Mar 15 Mar 14 Mar 14
Easter Break (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene on the last day of break) Apr 2-6 Mar 24-28 Apr 13-17 Mar 29-Apr 2
Fall and Summer registration for current students  Apr 9-17 Apr 7-15 Mar 30-Apr 7 Apr 5-13
Honors Convocation Mar 22 Apr 3 Apr 2 Mar 18
Last day to officially drop classes with a final grade of W Apr 10 Apr 15 Apr 7 Apr 13
Open registration for Summer and Fall begins for new and re-admitted students  Apr 20 Apr 18 Apr 10 Apr 16
Last day of classes  Apr 24 Apr 22 Apr 21 Apr 20
Final examinations  Apr 27-May 1 Apr 25-29  Apr 24-28  Apr 23-27
Graduate reception, baccalaureate and commencement weekend  May 2-3 Apr 30-May 1 Apr 29-30 Apr 28-29
Spring semester officially ends (includes distance learning)  May 3 May 1 Apr 30 Apr 29
UG final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service  May 6 May 4 May 3 May 2
Last day to apply for Fall graduation  Jun 1 Jun 1 Jun 1 Jun 1
SPRING SEMESTER (GR)         
Classes begin Session I  Jan 12 Jan 11 Jan 9 Jan 8
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund  Jan 20 Jan 19 Jan 17 Jan 16
Deadline to apply for Summer graduation  Feb 1 Feb 1 Feb 1 Feb 1

Last day to drop classes for Session I with a
final grade of W 

Feb 9 Feb 8 Feb 8 Feb 7
Last day of classes for Session I  Mar 7 Mar 5 Mar 4 Mar 3
Classes begin for Session II  Mar 9 Mar 7 Mar 6 Mar 5
Session I final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service  Mar 11 Mar 9 Mar 8 Mar 7
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund  Mar 16 Mar 14 Mar 13 Mar 12
Academic advising for Fall and Summer begins  Mar 11 Mar 15 Mar 14 Mar 14
Easter Break  Apr 2-6 Mar 24-28 Apr 13-17 Mar 29-Apr 2
Honors Convocation   Apr 3 Apr 2 Mar 18
Last day to drop classes for Session II and last day to drop with a grade of W  Apr 7 Apr 5 Mar 31 Mar 30
Fall and Summer registration for current students  Apr 9-17 Apr 7-15 Mar 30-Apr 7  Apr 5-13
Open registration for Fall and Summer for new and re-admitted students  Apr 20 Apr 18 Apr 10 Apr 16
Last day of classes for Session II  May 2 Apr 30 Apr 29 Apr 28
Graduate reception, baccalaureate and commencement weekend  May 2-3 Apr 30-May 1  Apr 29-30 Apr 28-29
Spring semester officially ends (includes distance learning)  May 3 May 1 Apr 30 Apr 29
Session II final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service  May 6 May 4 May 3 May 2
Last day to apply for Fall graduation Jun 1 Jun 1 Jun 1 Jun 1
SUMMER SESSION UO         
Begins May 4 May 2 May 1 Apr 30
Last day to drop courses with a refund  May 4 May 2 May 1 Apr 30
Last day to drop courses with a grade of W  May 14 May 12 May 11 May 10
Memorial Day  May 25 May 30 May 29 May 28
Session UO ends  May 29 May 27 May 26 May 25
Final grades due at 1 p.m. on faculty self-service  Jun 3 Jun 1 May 31 May 30
SUMMER SESSION UI        
Begins  Jun 1 Jun 6 Jun 5 Jun 4
Last day to drop courses with a refund  Jun 1 Jun 6 Jun 5 Jun 4
Last day to drop courses with a grade of W  Jun 11 Jun 16 Jun 15 Jun 14
Independence Day (Closed) Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4
Session UI ends  Jul 3 Jul 8 Jul 7 Jul 6
Final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service  Jul 8 Jul 13 Jul 12 Jul 11
SUMMER SESSION UII        
Begins  Jul 6 Jul 11 Jul 10 Jul 9
Last day to drop courses with a refund  Jul 6 Jul 11 Jul 10 Jul 9
Last day to drop courses with a grade of W  Jul 16 Jul 21 Jul 20 Jul 19
Session UII ends**  Aug 7 Aug 12 Aug 11 Aug 10
Final grades due at 1 p.m. on faculty self-service  Aug 12 Aug 17 Aug 16 Aug 15
Summer semester officially ends (including distance learning)  Aug 22 Aug 20 Aug 19 Aug 18

SUMMER GRADUATE PROGRAMS *see note #2 below for final grade submission.

       
Summer Session G0 Intercession  May 4-30 May 2-28 May 1-27 Apr 30-May 26
Summer Session G1 May 4-Jun 27 May 2-Jun 25 May 1-Jun 24 Apr 30-Jun 23
Summer Session G2 Jun 29-Aug 22 Jun 20-Aug 13 Jun 19-Aug 12 Jun 25-Aug 18
Summer Session G3 Jun 1-July 4 Jun 6-Jul 9  Jun 5-Jul 8  Jun 4-Jul 7
Summer Session G4 Jun 15-Jul 17 Jun 13-Jul 16  Jun 12-Jul 15  Jun 11-Jul 14
Summer Session G5 May 4-Aug 22  May 2-Aug 13 May 1-Aug 12 Apr 30-Aug 11
Summer Session G6 Jun 1-Jun 25 Jun 6-Jul 30 Jun 5-Jul 29 Jun 4-Jul 28

 

Notes:

  1. 1. Full-term Graduate Semesters (16 weeks) adhere to the undergraduate last day to add a course, last day to drop with a refund, last day to drop with a grade of W dates.
  2. 2. Final grades due the Wednesday following the last day of the course.  
  3. 3. SPS Accelerated and Distance Learning specific session dates are available at each individual SPS campus.
  4. 4. Specific Physical Therapy details are available through the PT Department.