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Official University Academic Calendar

 2015-20162016-20172017-2018
FALL SEMESTER (UG)
Classes begin for School for Professional StudiesAug 24 Aug 27 Aug 26
Classes begin for Main CampusAug 24 Aug 29 Aug 28
Labor Day (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene)Sep 7Sep 5Sep 4
Last day to add classesAug 31Sep 6Sep 5
Last day to drop classes and receive a refundAug 31Sep 6Sep 5
Spring graduation application deadlineSep 30Sep 30Sep 30
Fall Break (UG classes do not meet)Oct 12-13Oct 10-11Oct 9-10
Mid-term grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-serviceOct 14Oct 17Oct 11
Academic advising for Spring beginsOct 21Oct 24Oct 19
Spring registration for current studentsNov 12-20Nov 10-18Nov 9-17
Last day to officially drop classes with a final grade of WNov 20Nov 18Nov 17
Open registration for Spring begins for new and re-admitted studentsNov 23Nov 21Nov 20
Founders' Day RecessNov 25Nov 23Nov 22
Thanksgiving BreakNov 26-29Nov 24-27Nov 23-26
Last day of classesNov 24Dec 2Dec 1
UG final examinationsNov 30-Dec 4Dec 5-9Dec 4-8
UG final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-serviceDec 9Dec 14Dec 13
Fall semester officially ends (includes distance learning)Dec 13Dec 18Dec 17
Winter Commencement Ceremony for Summer and Fall graduatesDec 13Dec 18Dec 17
FALL SEMESTER (GR)
Classes begin Session IAug 24Aug 29Aug 28

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

Sep 7Sep 5Sep 4
Last Day to drop classes and receive a refundAug 31Sep 6Sep 5
Last day to drop classes for Session I and last day to drop with a grade of WSep 21Oct 3Oct 2
Deadline to apply for Spring graduationSep 30Sep 30Sep 30
Last day of classes for Session IOct 17Oct 22Oct 21
Academic advising for Spring beginsOct 21Oct 24Oct 19
Classes begin Session IIOct 19Oct 24Oct 23
Session I final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-serviceOct 21Oct 26Oct 25
Last day to drop classes and receive a refundOct 26Oct 31Oct 30
Spring registration for current studentsNov 12-20Nov 10-18Nov 9-17
Open registration for Spring for new and re-admitted studentsNov 23Nov 21 Nov 20
Last day to drop classes for Session II and last day to drop with a grade of WNov 16Nov 21Nov 20
Founders' Day RecessNov 25Nov 23Nov 22
Thanksgiving BreakNov 26-29 Nov 24-27Nov 23-26
Last day of classes for Session IIDec 12Dec 17Dec 16
Fall semester officially ends (including distance learning)Dec 13Dec 18Dec 17
Winter Commencement Ceremony for Summer and Fall graduatesDec 13Dec 18Dec 17
Session II final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-serviceDec 16Dec 21Dec 20
SPRING SEMESTER (UG)
Classes begin for School for Professional StudiesJan 9Jan 7Jan 6
Classes begin for Main CampusJan 11Jan 9Jan 8
Last day to add classesJan 19Jan 17Jan 16
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund Jan 19Jan 17Jan 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene) Jan 18Jan 16Jan 15
Deadline to apply for Summer graduation Feb 1Feb 1Feb 1
President's Day Break (UG classes do not meet) Feb 15-16Feb 20-21Feb 19-20
Mid-term grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-serviceFeb 22Feb 23Feb 22
Spring BreakMar 7-11Mar 6-10Mar 5-9
Academic advising for Fall and Summer beginsMar 15Mar 14Mar 14
Easter Break (Evening classes beginning at 6 p.m. will convene on the last day of break)Mar 24-28Apr 13-17Mar 29-Apr 2
Fall and Summer registration for current students Apr 7-15Mar 30-Apr 7Apr 5-13
Honors ConvocationApr 3Apr 2Mar 18
Last day to officially drop classes with a final grade of WApr 15Apr 7Apr 13
Open registration for Summer and Fall begins for new and re-admitted students Apr 18Apr 10Apr 16
Last day of classes Apr 22Apr 21Apr 20
Final examinations Apr 25-29 Apr 24-28 Apr 23-27
Graduate reception, baccalaureate and commencement weekend Apr 30-May 1Apr 29-30Apr 28-29
Spring semester officially ends (includes distance learning) May 1Apr 30Apr 29
UG final grades due by 1 p.m. on faculty self-service May 4May 3May 2
Last day to apply for Fall graduation Jun 1Jun 1Jun 1
SPRING SEMESTER (GR)
Classes begin Session I Jan 11Jan 9Jan 8
Last day to drop classes and receive a refund Jan 19Jan 17Jan 16
Deadline to apply for Summer graduation Feb 1Feb 1Feb 1

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

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

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

   
Summer Session G0 Intercession May 2-28May 1-27Apr 30-May 26
Summer Session G1May 2-Jun 25May 1-Jun 24Apr 30-Jun 23
Summer Session G2Jun 27-Aug 20Jun 26-Aug 19Jun 25-Aug 18
Summer Session G3Jun 6-Jul 9 Jun 5-Jul 8 Jun 4-Jul 7
Summer Session G4Jun 13-Jul 16 Jun 12-Jul 15 Jun 11-Jul 14
Summer Session G5 May 2-Aug 13May 1-Aug 12Apr 30-Aug 11
Summer Session G6Jun 6-Jul 30Jun 5-Jul 29Jun 4-Jul 28

Notes:

  • 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.
  • The last day to drop a class with a refund for all Graduate 8- and 15-week sessions will be 6 business days from the first day of the session.
  • The last day to withdrawal with a grade of W is no later than 2 weeks prior to the end of the session in which the course is offered.
  • Final grades due the Wednesday following the last day of the course.  
  • SPS Accelerated and Distance Learning specific session dates are available at each individual SPS campus.
  • Specific Physical Therapy details are available through the PT Department.