Academic Calendar 2015-16

Fall 2015

Fall Semester Date
Fall semester class dates Sept. 2 – Dec. 14
Labor Day – All classes canceled Sept. 5 – 7
Course changes-drop/add * Sept. 2 – Sept. 15
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 16 – Oct. 27
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 16 – Oct. 27
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 22
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 13
Mid-semester Oct. 21
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Oct. 28 – Nov. 24
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Oct. 28 – Nov. 24
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 27
Priority registration for Spring 2016 Nov. 2 – 13
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 25 - 29
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Dec. 1 – Dec. 22
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Dec. 1 – Dec. 22
Summer 2016 Registration opens to all students Dec. 14
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 15
Final Examinations Dec. 15 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 22 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2016

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range (individual courses may vary)
Spring Session 01: Courses span most or all of the spring term Jan. 19 – May 10
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term Jan. 19 – Mar. 14
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term Mar. 15 – May 10
Spring Semester Date
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement Ceremony Jan.17
Spring semester class dates Jan. 19 – May 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - All classes canceled Jan. 18
Course changes-drop/add * Jan. 19 – Feb. 1
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Feb. 2 – Mar. 21
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Feb. 2 – Mar. 21
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 8
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 29
Mid-semester Mar. 15
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 5 – 13
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 21
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval Mar. 22 – Apr. 18
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Mar. 22 – April 18
Honors Convocation Mar. 19
Priority registration for Fall 2016 Apr. 4 – 15
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 19 – May 10
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 19 – May 10
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 29
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations May 3
Final Examinations May 3 (4 p.m.) – May 10 (4 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement May 19
Undergraduate Commencement

May 20

Summer 2016

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range (individual courses may vary)
Summer Session 01: Courses span most or all of the summer May 23 – Aug. 19
Summer Session 02: Courses span the first half of the summer May 31 – Jun. 30
Summer Session 03: Courses span the second half of the summer Jul. 5 – Aug. 10
Summer Session 04: Intensive all-day courses during the last three weeks of the summer Aug. 1 – Aug. 19
Course offerings Date
Undergraduate I (no class May 28 - 30) May 23 – Jun. 29
Undergraduate Science I (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 31 – Jun. 30
Undergraduate II (no class July 2 - 4) Jul. 5 – Aug. 10
Undergraduate Science II (BI, CH, ID, PH) (no class July 2 - 4) Jul. 5 – Aug. 3
Graduate I (no class May 28 - 30)  May 23 – Jun. 29
Graduate II (no class July 2 - 4) Jul. 5 – Aug. 3
Graduate III  Aug. 1 – Aug. 19
Accelerated Online (fully online courses) Date
Fully Online I (no class May 28 - 30 or July 2 - 4) *** May 23 – Jul. 8
Fully Online II *** Jul. 11 – Aug. 24

* 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.

** Special Note: Courses less than 15 weeks in length are subject to registration, drop/add, withdrawal, and billing dates that may differ from those appearing in the traditional academic calendar. More information on non-traditional courses. 

*** Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy classes follow a unique schedule. Please contact the program for additional information.