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Academic Calendar

2015-16

First Semester - 2015

DateDescription

August 15 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

Residence halls open for new students

Aug. 15-Aug. 23 (Saturday-Sunday)

New Student Week

August 20 (Thursday)

College Fall Conference

August 22 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

Residence halls open for returning students

August 24 (Monday)

Instruction begins: Block 1 (10:30 a.m.)

August 24 (Monday 9 a.m.)

Opening Convocation

                                 (10:30 a.m.)

Classes

September 16 (Wednesday)

End of Block 1

September 21 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 2

September 21-October 2 (Mon.-Fri.)

New student registration for Blocks 3-8

September 24-27 (Friday-Sunday)

Homecoming Weekend

October 2-4 (Friday-Sunday)

Family Weekend

October 14 (Wednesday)

End of Block 2

October 19 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 3

November 11 (Wednesday)

End of Block 3

November 16 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 4

November 21-29 (Sat.-Sun.)

Fall Break including Thanksgiving

December 16

End of Block 4 at noon; Beginning of Winter Break

December 19 (Saturday)

Residence halls close at noon

Second Semester - 2016

DateDescription

January 3 (Sunday, 8 a.m.)

Residence Halls open

January 4-14 (Monday-Thursday)

Half-block

January 9 (Saturday)

Winter-starts move in residence halls

January 9-16 (Saturday-Saturday)

Winter-start orientation

January 18 (Monday)

Registration for all students

January 18 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 5

February 10 (Wednesday)

End of Block 5

February 15 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 6

March 9 (Wednesday)

End of Block 6

March 10 (Thursday)

Beginning of Spring Break; Residence halls close at noon

March 20 (Sunday, 8 a.m.)

Residence halls open

March 21 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 7

March 21-April 1 (Monday-Friday)

Preregistration for all students

April 13 (Wednesday)

End of Block 7

April 18 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 8

May 3 (Tuesday)

Honors Convocation

May 11 (Wednesday)

End of Block 8

May 12 (Thursday)

Residence halls close at noon

May 15 (Sunday)

Baccalaureate

May 16 (Monday)

Commencement