2008-09 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester  Date
Fall semester class dates  Aug. 27 – Dec. 8 
Labor Day – All Classes Canceled  Aug. 30 – Sept. 1
Course changes-drop/add * Aug. 27 – Sept. 9 
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval  Sept. 10 – Oct. 21
Graduate course withdrawal (w)  Sept. 10 – Oct. 21
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline  Sept. 16 
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due  Oct. 7
Mid-semester  Oct. 15 
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval  Oct. 22 – Nov. 18 
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf)  Oct. 22 – Nov. 18 
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option  Oct. 21 
Priority registration for Spring and Summer 2009  Nov. 3 – 14 
Thanksgiving vacation  Nov. 26 – 30 
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted  Nov. 19 – Dec. 16 
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 19 – Dec. 16
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) – no classes or final examinations Dec. 9  
Final Examinations  Dec. 9 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 16 (4 p.m.) 

Spring Semester Date
Spring semester class dates Jan. 12 – Apr. 27
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 19
Course changes-drop/add * Jan. 12 – 26
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval Jan. 27 – Mar. 9
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 27 – Mar. 9
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline  Feb. 2
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 23
Mid-semester Mar. 3
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 9
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval Mar. 10 – Apr. 13
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Mar. 10 – Apr. 13
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 14 – March 22
Honors Convocation Mar. 28
Priority registration for Summer and Fall 2009 Mar. 30 – Apr. 10
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 14 – May 5
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 14 – May 5
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 24
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) – no classes or final examinations Apr. 28
Final Examinations Apr. 28 (4 p.m.) –
May 5 (4 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement May 14
Undergraduate Commencement

May 15

Summer Sessions 2009

Session Date
Undergraduate Session I (no class May 23 – May 25) May 18 – Jun. 24
Undergraduate Science I (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 26 – Jun. 25
Undergraduate Session II (no class July 3 – July 5) Jun. 29 – Aug. 6
Undergraduate Science II (BI, CH, ID, PH) (no class July 3 – July 5) Jun. 29 – July 29
Graduate Session I (no class May 23 – May 25) May 18 – Jun. 24
Graduate Session II (no class July 3 – July 5) Jun. 29 – July 29
Graduate Session III  Aug. 3 – 21 

* New courses may not be added after the first week of classes (7 calendar days) without the approval of the instructor or department chair for the course.

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