2017-2018 Academic Calendar


Fall 2017 Semesters  Spring 2018
Aug 17 Orientation for Graduate Students  
Aug 19 University Housing Opens for New Students  
Aug 19-20 Fall Welcome Weekend for New Undergraduate Students  
Aug 20 Housing Opens for Returning Students Jan 28
Aug 21 Classes Begin Jan 29
Aug 25 Convocation
Aug 25 Last Day to Add Courses Feb 2
Aug 30 Last Day 100% Tuition Refund (non-flat rate only) Feb 7
Aug 31 Holy Spirit Liturgy
Sep 1 Last Day to Request Credit/No Credit Option (Undergrad only) Feb 9
Sep 4 Labor Day Holiday, No Classes
Sep 6 Last Day 75% Tuition Refund (non-flat rate only) Feb 14
Sep 13 Last Day 50% Tuition Refund (non-flat rate only) Feb 21
Sep 20 Last Day 25% Tuition Refund (non-flat rate only) Feb 28
Sep 20 Last Day to Drop a Course with No Grade Feb 28
Sep 22 Last Day to Register for Graduate Comprehensive Exams Mar 2
Oct 6 Semester Midpoint Mar 9
Oct 6 Last Day to Elect Audit Grade Option (Undergraduate) Mar 9
Oct 6 Incomplete Grades from Prior Terms Due Mar 9
Oct 6 Last Day of Class before Break Mar 9
Oct 7 University Housing Closes Mar 9
Oct 7 Fall/Spring Break Begins Mar 10
Oct 10 University Housing Re-opens Mar 18
Oct 11 Mid-Semester Grades Due by Noon Mar 19
Oct 11 Classes Resume after Fall/Spring Break Mar 19
Oct 14 Graduate Comprehensive Exams Mar 24
Nov 3 Last Day to Withdraw with “W” Grade Apr 13
Nov 21 Last Day of Class before Thanksgiving/Easter Mar 28
Nov 22 Thanksgiving/Easter Break Begins Mar 29
Nov 22 University Housing Closes Mar 29
Nov 23 Thanksgiving/Easter Sunday Apr 1
Nov 26 University Housing Re-opens Apr 2
Nov 27 Classes Resume after Thanksgiving/Easter Apr 3
Nov 28-Dec 4 Last Week of Classes (Fall: Tues-Mon; Spring: Mon-Fri , NO EXAMS) May 7-11
Dec 4 Last Day of Class (Fall: Monday; Spring: Friday) May 11
Dec 5 Final Exams Begin (Fall: Tuesday; Spring: Monday) May 14
Dec 9 Final Exams and Semester End (Fall: Saturday; Spring: Friday) May 18
Dec 9 University Housing Closes May 19
Dec 12 Final Grades Due by 3:00 p.m. May 21
  Class Night May 25
  Graduate Commencement (Master's and Doctorate) May 26
  Baccalaureate Mass May 26
  Undergraduate Commencement (Baccalaureate and Associate) May 27
Memorial Day* May 28
  University Housing Closes at 10:00 am May 28

Important Notes:

In Fall Semester 2017, final exams for Monday classes with a start time of 4:30 p.m. or later will be held on Friday, December 8 in the evening time slot designated on the final exam schedule when issued.


Short Sessions - Intersession 2018

University Housing Opens Jan 2
Classes Begin Jan 3
Last Day to Add Courses Jan 4
Last Day to Request Credit/No Credit Option (UG) Jan 4
Last Day 100% Tuition Refund Jan 5
Last Day 50% Tuition Refund Jan 6
Last Day to Drop a Course with No Grade Jan 6
Martin Luther King Holiday, No Classes Jan 15
Last Day to Elect Audit Option (Undergrad) Jan 17
Last Day to Withdraw (“W” Grade) Jan 18
Final Exams Jan 25-26*
Session Ends Jan 26
Final Grades Due by Noon Jan 30

* Final exam for MTWR classes is Thursday, Jan. 25. MTRF classes meet on Thursday, Jan. 25 and have final exam on Friday, Jan. 26.


Short Sessions - Summer 2018

  S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 SSP
Session Classes Begin May 30 Jul 9 Jun 4 Jun 4 May 30 May 21
Last Day to Add through Dean’s Office May 31 Jul 10 Jun 5 Jun 5 May 31 May 22
Last Day to Add/Drop through Web Registration May 31 Jul 10 Jun 5 Jun 5 May 31 May 22
Last Day to Request Credit/No Credit Option May 31 Jul 10 Jun 5 Jun 5 May 31 May 22
Last Day for 100% Tuition Refund Jun 1 Jul 11 Jun 6 Jun 6 Jun 1 May 23
Last Day 50% Tuition Refund Jun 4 Jul 12 Jun 7 Jun 7 Jun 4 May 24
Last Day to Drop/No Grade Jun 4 Jul 12 Jun 7 Jun 7 Jun 4 May 24
Last Day to Elect Audit Grade Jun 12 Jul 20 Jun 15 Jun 15 Jun 12 Jun 4
Last Day to Register for Graduate Comprehensive Exams     Jun 22 Jun 22 Jun 22
Holiday, No Class     Jul 4 Jul 4 Jul 4
Last Day to Withdraw /”W” Grade Jun 20 Jul 30 Jul 9 Jul 23 Jul 30 Jun 20
Graduate Comprehensive Exams   Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14 Jul 14
Final Exams, if any Jun 27-28 Aug 6 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 6 Jun 27-28
Session Ends Jun 28 Aug 6 Jul 16 Jul 30 Aug 6 Jun 28
Final Grades Due by Noon Jul 2 Aug 10 Jul 20 Aug 10 Aug 10 Jul 2