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Academic Calendars

Fall 2013

Wednesday-Friday, August 21-23
International Student Orientation

Friday, August 23
College Houses open for First Year Students, 8:30 a.m.

Friday-Tuesday, August 23-27
New Student Orientation

Sunday, August 25
College Houses & Theme Houses open for Upper Class Students, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, August 27
Convocation, 10:00 a.m., Manning Green

Wednesday, August 28
Fall semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, September 2
Labor Day (Classes in session; administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Friday-Sunday, October 4-6
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend (Research Fair)

Friday, October 11
Fall break begins, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16
Fall break ends, 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday, November 26
Thanksgiving recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, December 2
Thanksgiving recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, December 6
Fall semester classes end, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday-Tuesday, December 7-10
Reading Days

Wednesday, December 11
Final examinations begin

Sunday, December 15
Final examinations end

Sunday, December 15
Winter recess begins

Monday, December 16
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Spring 2014

Saturday, Jan. 11
Spring Option & international student orientation

Sunday, Jan. 12
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 14
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 20
Martin Luther King Day (classes in session; offices open)

Friday, March 7
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 17
Spring recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 24
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, April 25-28
Reading Days

Tuesday, April 29
Final examinations begin

Saturday, May 3
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 4
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 9
Seniors Awards Program

Saturday, May 10
Commencement

Fall 2014

Tuesday, Aug. 26-Thursday, Aug. 28
International Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 28
College Houses open for First Year Students; 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28-Tuesday, Sept. 2
New Student Orientation

Sunday, Aug. 31
College Houses & Theme Houses open for Upper Class Students; 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 1
Labor Day (administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Convocation; 10 a.m., Manning Green

Wednesday, Sept. 3
Fall semester classes begin; 8 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 10
Fall break begins; 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, Oct. 15
Fall break ends; 8 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 24-Sunday, Oct. 26
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Thanksgiving recess begins; 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1
Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m

Friday, Dec. 12
Fall semester classes end; 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 13-Tuesday, Dec.16
Reading days

Wednesday, Dec. 17
Final examinations begin

Sunday, Dec. 21
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Monday, Dec. 22
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2015

Friday, Jan. 9
Spring Option orientation

Sunday, Jan. 11
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Day (classes in session; offices open)

Friday, March 13
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 23
Spring recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 23
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, April 24-27
Reading Days

Tuesday, April 28
Final examinations begin

Saturday, May 2
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 3
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 8
Seniors Awards Program

Saturday, May 9
Commencement

Religious Holidays 2013-2014

See also Interfaith Calendar

July 9
Ramadan begins (Islamic)

Aug. 8 
Ramadan ends with Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)

Sept. 5
Rosh Hashana (Jewish)

Sept. 9
Ganesh Charturthi (Hindu)
 
Sept. 14
Yom Kippur (Jewish)
 
Sept. 25 
Last day of Sukkot (Jewish)
 
Oct. 14
Eid-al-Adha (Islamic)


Nov. 1 
All Saints' Day (Christian)

Nov. 27 - Dec. 5
Hanukkah (Jewish)

Dec. 25
Christmas (Christian)

Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Kwanzaa (Interfaith)

Jan. 6
Epiphany (Christian)

Feb. 15
Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

March 5
Ash Wednesday (Christian)

April 15
Pesach (Passover) begins (Jewish)

April 18
Good Friday (Christian)

April 20
Easter (Christian) 
 
April 20
Easter (Orthodox)