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Academic Calendar

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Academic Calendar

To give you a sense of how our academic year unfolds, our academic calendar shows when semesters begin and end, when final exams are held, which holidays are observed and more.


Date Event
FALL SEMESTER 2014*
September 2 New Student Convocation
September 3 Fall Classes Begin
October 13 Columbus Day - No Classes
October 21 End of First Quarter
October 22 Second Quarter Begins
November 11 Veterans' Day - No Classes
November 12 Tuesday Class Schedule (Wednesday classes will not meet on 11/12)
November 26 Thanksgiving Recess Begins at the close of day classes on Wednesday, 11/26
Evening classes will not meet.
December 1 Classes Resume
December 9 Tuesday Evening Class Final Exam
December 10 Fall Day Classes End
December 11 Reading Day - Day Classes
Thursday Evening Class Final Exam
December 12 Final Exams Begin for Day Classes
December 15 Monday Evening Class Final Exam
December 17 Wednesday Evening Class Final Exam
December 18 Final Exams End for Day Classes
*NOTE:  Final Grades are due by Tuesday, December 23.
SPRING SEMESTER 2015**
January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
January 21 Spring Classes Begin
February 16 Presidents' Day - No Classes
February 18 Monday Schedule of Classes (Wednesday classes will not meet on 2/18)
March 9 Spring Break Begins
March 13 Spring Break Ends
March 17 End of Third Quarter
March 18 Fourth Quarter Begins
April 20 Patriot's Day - No Classes
April 30 Thursday Evening Class Final Exam
May 4 Spring Day Classes End
May 5 Reading Day - Day Classes
Tuesday Evening Class Final Exam
May 6 Final Exams Begin for Day Classes
Wednesday Evening Class Final Exam
May 11 Monday Evening Class Final Exam
May 12 Final Exams End for Day Classes
May 13 Graduate Spring Commencement
May 16 Undergraduate Spring Commencement
**NOTE:  Final grades are due by Friday, May 15.
SUMMER SESSIONS 2015***
May 25 Memorial Day (observed) - No Classes
May 26 Summer Session I Begins
June 29 Summer Session I Ends
July 6 Summer Session II Begins
August 7 Summer Session II Ends
Date Event
FALL SEMESTER 2015*
September 2 Fall classes begin
September 7 Labor Day – no classes
September 10 Monday class schedule (Thursday classes will not meet on 9/10)
October 12 Columbus Day – no classes
October 20 First quarter ends
October 21 Second quarter begins
November 11 Veteran’s Day – no classes
November 25 Thanksgiving recess begins at the close of day classes; evening classes will not meet.
November 30 Classes resume
December 8 Tuesday evening class final exam
December 10 Fall day classes end
December 11 Reading Day – day classes
December 14 Final exams begin for day classes
Monday evening class final exam
December 16 Wednesday evening class final exam
December 17 Thursday evening class final exam
December 18 Final exams end for day classes
*NOTE:  Final Grades are due by Wedesday, December 23.
SPRING SEMESTER 2016**
January 20 Spring classes begin
February 15 Presidents’ Day – no classes
February 17 Monday class schedule (Wednesday classes will not meet on 2/17)
March 7 Spring Break begins
March 11 Spring Break ends
March 15 Third quarter ends
March 16 Fourth quarter begins
April 18 Patriot’s Day – no classes
April 28 Thursday evening class final exam
May 2 Spring day classes end
May 3 Reading Day - day classes
Tuesday evening class final exam
May 4 Final exams begin for day classes
Wednesday evening class final exam
May 9 Monday evening class final exam
May 10 Final exams end for day classes
TBD Graduate Commencement
May 14 Undergraduate Commencement
**NOTE:  Final grades are due by Friday, May 13.
SUMMER SESSIONS 2016
May 23 Summer Session I classes begin
May 30 Memorial Day (observed) – no classes
June 27 Summer Session I classes end
July 11 Summer Session II classes begin
August 12 Summer Session II classes end
Date Event
FALL SEMESTER 2016*
September 7 Fall classes begin
October 10 Columbus Day – no classes
October 25 First quarter ends
October 26 Second quarter begins
November 9 Friday class schedule (Wednesday classes will not meet on 11/9)
November 11 Veterans' Day - No classes
November 23 Thanksgiving recess begins at the close of day classes; evening classes will not meet.
November 28 Classes resume
December 13 Tuesday evening class final exam
December 14 Fall day classes end
December 15 Reading Day – day classes
Thursday evening class final exam
December 16 Final exams begin for day classes
December 19 Monday evening class final exam
December 21 Wednesday evening class final exam
December 22 Final exams end for day classes
*NOTE:  Final Grades are due by Wednesday, December 28.
SPRING SEMESTER 2017**
January 18 Spring classes begin
February 20 Presidents’ Day – no classes
February 22 Monday class schedule (Wednesday classes will not meet on 2/22)
March 6 Spring Break begins
March 10 Spring Break ends
March 14 Third quarter ends
March 15 Fourth quarter begins
April 17 Patriot’s Day – no classes
April 27 Thursday evening class final exam
May 1 Spring day classes end
May 2 Reading Day - day classes
Tuesday evening class final exam
May 3 Final exams begin for day classes
Wednesday evening class final exam
May 8 Monday evening class final exam
May 9 Final exams end for day classes
TBD Graduate Commencement
May 13 Undergraduate Commencement
**NOTE:  Final grades are due by Friday, May 12.
SUMMER SESSIONS 2017
May 22 Summer Session I classes begin
May 29 Memorial Day (observed) – no classes
June 26 Summer Session I classes end
July 10 Summer Session II classes begin
August 11 Summer Session II classes end

NOTE :  Final exams for Summer Sessions will be given on the last scheduled meeting of the class.  Final grades for Summer I are due by Thursday, July 3.  Final grades for Summer II are due by Wednesday, August 13.

Final exams must be administered as scheduled, unless the appropriate college Dean has granted an exemption.