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Academic Calendar

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2017-18 Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2017
Faculty Meeting Days August 21 - August 24
International Student Orientation (Undergraduate Students) August 23-25
New Student Move-In (Undergraduate Students) August 25
New Student Orientation (Undergraduate Students) August 25-28
Fall Registration August 28
First Day of Fall Classes August 29
Last Day to Add a Class September 5
Family Weekend October 6-8
Fall Break (begins after last class) October 13
Classes Resume October 18
Mid-Term Grades Due October 20
Homecoming October 27-29
Fall Board Meeting November 2-3
Last Day to Withdraw November 7
Thanksgiving Break (begins after last class) November 21
Classes Resume November 27
Last Day of Classes December 8
Reading Days December 9-10
Exams December 11-15
Spring Semester 2018
Spring Classes Begin January 8
MLK Holiday (no classes) January 15
Last Day to Add a Class January 16
Mid-Term Grades Due February 23
Spring Break (begins after last class) March 2
Classes Resume March 12
Last Day to Withdraw March 28
Easter Break (begins after last class) March 29
Classes Resume April 3
Founder's Day April 3
Spring Board Meeting April 5-6
Last Day of Spring Classes April 24
Reading Day April 25
Exams April 26-28
Reading Day April 29
Exams April 30 - May 1
Baccalaureate May 4
Commencement May 5


Undergraduate Student May Term and Summer Sessions

May Term 2018
May Term Begins May 7
May Term Ends May 25
4-Week Summer Sessions 2018
Session 1 Begins May 29
Session 1 Ends June 22
Session 2 Begins June 25
Independence Day Holiday July 4
Session 2 Ends July 20
8-Week Summer Session 2018
Session 3 Begins May 29
Session 3 Ends July 20


Graduate Student Summer Session

Summer Session 2018  
Orientation and Registration June 4
First Day of Classes June 4
Last Day to Withdraw July 23
Last Day of Classes August 24