Academic Calendar for 2015-16

Dates are important to the success of any student. Below you can find all the dates for the current academic year. However, if you're a planner, you might be interested in the upcoming academic year. Well you're in luck. 

Looking for next year's calendar?

We publish this calendar as well as the upcoming academic year's dates in the university catalogRemember that the upcoming academic year's calendar is tentative, and dates are not guaranteed from being changed, but you should find a good indication of the dates for the upcoming academic year. The final calendar for the academic year is published alongside the catalog in early summer, and this calendar will be updated as well.

Well, get to planning.

Choose one of the sections below to jump to the beginning of that semester. Wintermester dates are included in the fall section, and May-, June- and July-mester calendars are included with summer.

Fall Semester 2015
Aug. 16-17
Residence halls open—Freshmen
Aug. 22-23
Residence halls open—Upperclassmen
Aug. 24
Term I classes begin
Classes begin
Aug. 30
Last day to add classes
Sept. 7
Labor Day holiday
Sept. 18
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
Sept. 25
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
Oct. 13-15
Mid-term grades due
Oct. 16
Fall break
Oct. 19
Term II classes begin
Oct. 26-Nov. 6
Advising
Oct. 30
Last day to drop classes (full term)
Nov. 9-12
Preregistration
Nov. 20
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
Nov. 23-27
Thanksgiving holidays (Residence halls closed)
Dec. 10
Study day
Dec. 11-16
Final examinations
Dec. 19
Commencement
Dec. 18-Jan. 10
Christmas holidays (Residence halls closed)
Wintermester 2015
Spring Semester 2016
Jan. 10
Residence halls open
Jan. 11
Term I classes begin
Classes begin
Jan. 18
Last day to add classes
Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
Feb. 5
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
Feb. 12
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
March 2-4
Mid-term grades due
March 7
Term II classes begin
March 14-18
Spring break (Residence halls closed)
March 25
Last day to drop classes (full term)
March 28-April 8
Advising
April 11-14
Preregistration
April 15
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
April 28
Study day
April 29-May 5
Final examinations
May 6
Residence halls close—Underclassmen (check-out by 1 p.m.)
May 7
Residence halls close—Graduating seniors (check-out by 6 p.m.)
Commencement
Summer Semester 2016
May 9
Maymester registration and classes begin
May 12
Last day to drop Maymester classes w/ partial refund
May 27
Maymester final examinations
May 30
Residence halls open
Memorial Day holiday
May 31
Summer session and Junemester classes begin
June 2
Last day to add classes (Term I)
June 3
Last day to drop Junemester classes w/partial refund
Last day to add classes (full term)
June 7
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term I)
June 15
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
June 17
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
June 23
Junemester final examinations
June 30
First term final examinations
July 1
Last day to drop classes (full term)
July 4
Independence Day holiday
July 5
Julymester & second term classes begin
July 7
Last day to add classes (Term II)
July 12
Last day to drop classes with partial refund (Term II)
July 22
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
July 28
Julymester final examinations
August 4
Full and Term II final examinations