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Academic Calendar

What starts when?

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

Remember all calendar dates are tentative and subject to change!

Fall 2017 Calendar

Summer 2017 Calendar

Spring 2017 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.

   
**Spring 2017
  **Summer 2017   **Fall 2017
Tuition Due   January 6
or online
midnight January 8
  May 26
or online
11 pm May 29th
 

August 11 by 4:30 pm
or online by 11 pm August 13.

Last day to drop a course without a grade.   January 13   June 2   August 18
Last day to withdraw and receive a full refund.   January 13   June 2   August 18
Last day to withdraw and receive a 50% refund.   February 8   June 13   September 12
Last day to file an application for a degree in the Admissions & Records Office.   March 17   June 15   October 6
Last day for students, at their discretion, to officially withdraw from a class and receive a grade of "W".   March 7   June 27   October 9
Last day for students, at the discretion of the instructor, to officially withdraw from a class and receive a grade of "W".   April 28    July 21   December 1
Final Exams   May 1-7   July 24/25   December 4-10
Commencement ceremony   May 5       December 8

**not all courses will have the same dates as shown above - other dates apply for late-start classes. Please view the course calendars for the exact dates for the course(s) you have chosen.