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Academic Calendar

2016-17

First Semester - 2016

DateDescription

August 20 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

Residence halls open for new students

Aug. 20-Aug. 28 (Saturday-Sunday)

New Student Orientation

August 25 (Thursday)

College Fall Conference

August 27 (Saturday 8 a.m.)

Residence halls open for returning students

August 29 (Monday)

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

August 29 (Monday 9 a.m.)

Opening Convocation

                                 (10:30 a.m.)

Classes

September 21 (Wednesday)

End of Block 1

September 26 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 2

September 26-October 7 (Mon.-Fri.)

New student registration for Blocks 3-8

September 29- October 2 (Friday-Sunday)

Homecoming Weekend

October 7-9 (Friday-Sunday)

Family Weekend

October 19 (Wednesday)

End of Block 2

October 24 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 3

November 16 (Wednesday)

End of Block 3

November 17-27 (Thurs.-Sun.)

Fall Break including Thanksgiving

November 28 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 4

December 21

End of Block 4 at noon; Beginning of Winter Break

December 22 (Thursday)

Residence halls close at noon

Second Semester - 2017

DateDescription

January 8 (Sunday, 8 a.m.)

Residence Halls open

January 9-19 (Monday-Thursday)

Half-block

January 14 (Saturday)

Winter-starts move in residence halls

January 14-21 (Saturday-Saturday)

Winter-start orientation

January 23 (Monday)

Registration for all students

January 23 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 5

February 15 (Wednesday)

End of Block 5

February 20 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 6

March 15 (Wednesday)

End of Block 6

March 16 (Thursday)

Beginning of Spring Break; Residence halls close at noon

March 26 (Sunday, 8 a.m.)

Residence halls open

March 27 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 7

March 27-April 7 (Monday-Friday)

Preregistration for all students

April 19 (Wednesday)

End of Block 7

April 24 (Monday)

Beginning of Block 8

May 2 (Tuesday)

Honors Convocation

May 17 (Wednesday)

End of Block 8

May 18 (Thursday)

Residence halls close at noon

May 21 (Sunday)

Baccalaureate

May 22 (Monday)

Commencement