Academic Calendar for Fall 2016

Please note that the academic calendar dates are subject to change.
Description Date Additional Info
Fall registration period for continuing students April 21 - August 21  
Monday Last day to pay tuition and fees without a late fee for continuing students August 1  
Friday Last day to apply for fall admission August 12  
Sunday Housing move in Freshmen students only August 14  
Thursday Housing move in for Continuing Students August 18  
Monday CLASSES BEGIN August 22  
Monday-Friday Change of program period August 22 - August 26  
Monday Labor Day holiday September 5  
Tuesday TWELFTH CLASS DAY September 6  
Last day to drop classes or withdraw from school without grades of W September 6  
Friday Opening Convocation - FOUNDERS’ DAY September 9  
Monday Deadline for December graduation September 12  
Last day to pay tuition and fees with a late fee for all students September 15  
Purge of all unpaid course selections September 15  
Thursday TWENTIETH CLASS DAY September 15  
Saturday-Friday MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS October 8 - October 14  
Monday-Saturday Homecoming October 17 - October 22  
Friday Last day to drop classes or withdraw from school with grades of W November 4  
Friday – Veterans’ Day holiday November 11  
Thursday-Saturday Thanksgiving holidays November 24 - November 26  
Monday Classes resume November 28  
Friday Last day of classes December 2  
Saturday-Friday FINAL EXAMINATIONS December 3 - December 9  
Friday Official closing of semester December 9  
Saturday Commencement Exercises, 9:30 a.m. December 10  
Residence Halls close December 10