Academics

Academic Calendar

You will find important dates to remember in the academic calendar.

2015-16 Academic Calendar (PDF) 

Fall 2015 Semester  
Semester begins August 17
1st 8-week session (begins and ends) August 17 - October 12
2nd 8-week session (begins and ends) October 13 - December 12
1st 4-week session (begins and ends) August 17 - September 12
2nd 4-week session (begins and ends) September 14 - October 10
3rd 4-week session (begins and ends) October 12 - November 7
4th 4-week session (begins and ends) November 9 - December 12
Holidays and Breaks (no classes):  
Labor Day September 7
Fall Break October 15 - 16
Thanksgiving November 25-27
Semester ends (last day of 16-week classes including final exams) December 12
Spring 2016 Semester  
Semester begins January 19
1st 8-week session (begins and ends) January 19 - March 12
2nd 8-week session (begins and ends) March 21 - May 14
1st 4-week session (begins and ends) January 19 - February 13
2nd 4-week session (begins and ends) February 15 - March 12
3rd 4-week session (begins and ends) March 21 - April 16
4th 4-week session (begins and ends) April 18 - May 14
Holidays and Breaks (no classes):  
Martin Luther King Day January 18
Spring Break March 14-19
Semester ends (last day of 16-week classes including final exams) May 14

Intercessions (classes that meet between regularly scheduled semesters or that meet between summer session and fall semester, between fall semester and spring semester, or between spring semester and summer session):

  Fall 2015 Spring 2016 Summer 2016
Intersession begins August 3, 2015 January 4, 2016 May 23, 2016
Intersession ends August 15, 2015 January 16, 2016 June 4, 2016

2016-17 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Summer 2016 Semester

 
Semester begins (first day of 8-week classes) June 6, 2016
1st 4-week session (begins and ends) June 6 - July 2, 2016
2nd 4-week session (begins and ends) July 5 - July 30, 2016
Holidays and breaks (no classes)  
July 4, 2016  
Semester ends (last day of 8-week classes including final exams) July 30, 2016

Fall 2016 Semester

 
Semester begins (first day of 16-week classes) August 22, 2016
1st 8-week session (begins and ends) August 22 - October 17, 2016
2nd 8-week session (begins and ends) October 18 - December 17, 2016
1st 4-week session (begins and ends) August 22 - September 17, 2016
2nd 4 week session (begins and ends) September 19 - October 15, 2016
3rd 4-week session (begins and ends) October 17 - November 12, 2016
4th 4 week session (begins and ends) November 14 - December 17, 2016
Holidays and breaks (no classes)  
Labor Day September 5, 2016
Fall Break October 20-21, 2016
Thanksgiving November 23-25, 2016
Semester ends (last day of 16-week classes including final exams) December 17, 2016
Spring 2017 Semester  
Semester begins (first day of 16-week classes) January 17, 2017
1st 8-week session (begins and ends) January 17 - March 11, 2017
2nd 8-week session (begins and ends) March 20 - May 13, 2017
1st 4-week session (begins and ends) January 17 - February 11, 2017
2nd 4 week session (begins and ends) February 13 - March 11
4th 4 week session (begins and ends) April 17 - May 13
Holidays and breaks (no classes)  
Martin Luther King Day January 16, 2017
Spring Break March 13-18, 2017
Semester ends (last day of 16-week classes including final exams) May 13, 2017
Commencement date (Graduation Ceremony) May 5, 2017

Intercessions (classes that meet between regularly scheduled semesters or that meet between summer session and fall semester, between fall semester and spring semester, or between spring semester and summer session):

  Fall 2016 Spring/Winter 2016 Summer 2017
Intersession begins August 8, 2016 January 2, 2017 May 22, 2017
Intersession ends August 20, 2016 January 14, 2017 June 3, 2017