Academic Calendar 2016-17

Fall 2016

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Fall Session 01: Courses span most or all of the fall term (including finals week) Aug. 31 – Dec. 20
Fall Session 02: Courses span the first half of the fall term Aug. 31 – Oct. 18
Fall Session 03: Courses span the second half of the fall term Oct. 19 – Dec. 20
Fall Semester Date(s)
Fall semester class dates Aug. 31 – Dec.12
Labor Day–All classes canceled Sept. 3 – 5
Course changes-drop/add* Aug. 31 – Sept.13
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Sept. 14 – Oct.25
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Sept. 14 – Oct. 25
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Sept. 20
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Oct. 11
Mid-semester Oct. 19
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Oct. 26 – Nov. 22
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Oct. 26 – Nov. 22
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Oct. 25
Priority registration for Spring 2017 Nov. 7 – 18
Thanksgiving vacation Nov. 23 – 27
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 23 – Dec. 20
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Nov. 23 – Dec. 20
Summer 2017 Registration opens to all students Dec. 12
Reading day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations Dec. 13
Final Examinations Dec. 13 (4 p.m.) – Dec. 20 (4 p.m.)

Spring 2017

Organization of Sessions Typical Date Range
(individual courses may vary)
Spring Session 01: Courses span most or all of the spring term (including finals week) Jan. 17 – May 9
Spring Session 02: Courses span the first half of the spring term Jan. 17 – Mar. 6
Spring Session 03: Courses span the second half of the spring term Mar. 7 – May 9
Spring Semester Date(s)
Doctor of Physical Therapy Commencement Jan. 13
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (Classes are canceled if holiday occurs during semester) Jan. 16
Spring semester class dates Jan. 17 – May 1
Course changes-drop/add* Jan. 17 – 30
Undergraduate course withdrawal with adviser's approval (w) Jan. 31 – Mar. 20
Graduate course withdrawal (w) Jan. 31 – Mar. 20
Undergraduate pass/fail course request deadline Feb. 6
Undergraduate sixth week evaluations due Feb. 27
Mid-semester Mar. 7
Spring vacation/Preview Mar. 11 – 19
Deadline for removal of pass/fail option Mar. 20
Undergraduate course withdrawal with dean's approval (wp/wf) Mar. 21 – Apr. 17
Graduate course withdrawal with adviser/instructor approval (wp/wf) Mar. 21 – April 17
Honors Convocation Apr. 1
Priority registration for Fall 2017 (moved earlier due to holiday scheduling) Mar. 27 – Apr. 7
Undergraduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 18 – May 9
Graduate course withdrawal not permitted Apr. 18 – May 9
Thesis day - Reserved for thesis presentations; no undergraduate instruction scheduled Apr. 28
Reading day (8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.) - no classes or final examinations May 2
Final Examinations May 2 (4 p.m.) – May 9 (4 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement May 18
Undergraduate Commencement May 19

Summer Sessions 2017

Session 01 - Entire Summer Date(s)
Courses in Session 01 typically span the entire summer. Please verify each course's specific start and end dates. May 22 – Aug. 25
(No class May 27 - 29, July 3 - 4)
Session 02 - First Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer I')
Undergraduate Session  May 22 – Jun. 28
(no class May 27 – May 29)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH) May 30 – Jun. 29
Graduate Session May 22 – Jun. 28
(no class May 27 – May 29)
Session 03 - Second Half of Summer (previously identified as 'Summer II')
Undergraduate Session  Jul. 5 – Aug. 10
(No class July 3 – July 4)
Undergraduate Science (BI, CH, ID, PH)  Jul. 5 – Aug. 3
(No class July 3 – July 4)
Graduate Session  Jul. 5 – Aug. 3
(No class July 3 – July 4)
Session 04 - Intensive Programming (previously identified as 'Summer III')
Graduate Session Aug. 7 – Aug. 25

* 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