Important Dates

Academic Year 2014-2015

Key dates for the coming academic year are listed below. Please note that final exam dates are set by the Registrar and cannot be moved. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

A complete academic calendar is posted on the Registrar's website. You may also download an annual Year-at-a-Glance document that includes major dates for easy reference.

Fall 2014

Aug 30, Saturday Orientation begins for new students
Pre-Orientation programs begin earlier
Sept 3, Wednesday First day of classes
Oct 13, Monday Fall Weekend holiday
Nov 26-30, Wed-Sun

Thanksgiving recess begins Wed at noon
CLOSED Thursday through Sunday: Academic and administrative offices.
OPEN: Emergency services, residence halls, Meal plan service.

Dec 11, Thurs Last day of regular class meetings
Dec 12-20, Fri-Sat

Final exam period. Exams are 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

The Final Exam Schedule is available on the Registrar's site. Students must sit for exams at the times designated for each course. Exam times are indicated in course descriptions when students register. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

Dec 21, Sun 9am Residence Halls Close for winter break

Spring 2015

Jan 17, Sat Residence Halls reopen for spring semester
Jan 21, Wed Spring semester classes begin
Feb 14-17, Sat-Tues Long weekend holiday
Mar 21-29, Sat-Sun Spring Break
May 5, Tues Last day of regular class meetings
May 6-15, Wed-Fri

Final exam period. Exams are 9am-noon and 2pm-5pm.

The Final Exam Schedule is available on the Registrar's site. Students must sit for exams at the times designated for each course. Exam times are indicated in course descriptions when students register. Students should plan to leave campus the day after their last scheduled final exam.

 May 24, Sun Commencement

A few future dates of interest

Full academic calendars are available on the Registrar's webpage, although 2015-2016 has not yet been published.

August  2015 Saturday New Student Orientation (with some optional programs beginning prior to this date)
September 2015 Wednesday Fall semester classes begin
October  2015 Friday - Sunday Family Weekend
December 2015 Saturday Exams end at 5PM
January 2016 Wednesday Spring semester classes begin
May 2016 Friday Exams end at 5PM
May 2016 Sunday Commencement