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Academic Calendar

What and When

Our academic calendar will tell you everything you need to know about starting and ending dates.

Tentative Dates-Subject to Change

Spring 2016 Calendar

Summer 2016 Calendar

Fall 2016 Calendar

Basic Academic Calendar 2016-2018

Important Dates to Remember

The typical Fall and Spring semester lasts 16 weeks. Fall begins in August and ends in December. Spring begins in January and ends in May. The typical summer session lasts 8 weeks beginning in late May/early June and ending in late July. However, there are some bi-term classes scheduled each semester that are shorter in length than the typical semester or session. Check the detailed academic calendars for a complete listing of beginning and ending dates.

    Summer 2016*
  Fall 2016
Tuition Due    May 27 or
online 11 p.m.  May 29
  August 12
or online
midnight August 14
Last day to drop a course without a grade.    June 1
  August 19
Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund.     June 1
  August 19
Last day to withdraw and receive a 50% refund.     June 8
  September 13
Last day to file an application for a degree in the Admissions & Records Office.   June 15
  October 7
Last day for students, at their discretion, to officially withdraw from a class and receive a grade of "W".   June 17
  October 10
Last day for students, at the discretion of the instructor, to officially withdraw from a class and receive a grade of "W".     June 30
  December 2
Final Exams    July 1
  December 5-10
Commencement ceremony
      December 9

*not all courses will have the same dates as shown above. Please view the course schedule for the exact dates for the course(s) you have chosen.