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Academic Calendars

Fall 2014

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

Thursday, Aug. 28
College Houses open for First Year Students; 1:00 p.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., Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

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; 6:05 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
Senior Awards Program

Saturday, May 9
Commencement

Fall 2015

Tuesday, Aug. 25-Thursday, Aug. 27
International Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 27
College Houses open for First Year Students; 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 27-Tuesday, Sept. 1
New Student Orientation

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

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Convocation; 10 a.m., Alumni Sports & Fitness Center

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Fall semester classes begin; 8 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Labor Day (classes in session; administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Friday, Oct. 2-Sunday, Oct. 4
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend

Friday, Oct. 9
Fall break begins; 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Fall break ends; 8 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 24
Thanksgiving recess begins; 6:05 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 30
Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m

Friday, Dec. 11
Fall semester classes end; 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 12-Tuesday, Dec.15
Reading days

Wednesday, Dec. 16
Final examinations begin

Sunday, Dec. 20
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Monday, Dec. 21
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2016

Friday, Jan. 8
Spring Option orientation

Sunday, Jan. 10
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Day (classes in session; offices open)

Friday, March 11
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 21
Spring recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 21
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, April 22-25
Reading Days

Tuesday, April 26
Final examinations begin

Saturday, April 30
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 1
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 6
Senior Awards Program

Saturday, May 7
Commencement

Fall 2016

Tuesday, Aug. 23-Thursday, Aug. 25
International Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 25
College Houses open for First Year Students; 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25-Tuesday, Aug. 30
New Student Orientation

Sunday, Aug. 28
College Houses & Theme Houses open for Upper Class Students; 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Convocation; 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31
Fall semester classes begin; 8 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day (administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Friday, Oct. 7

Fall break begins; 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, Oct. 12
Fall break ends; 8 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 14-Sunday, Oct. 16
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Thanksgiving recess begins; 6:05 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m

Friday, Dec. 9
Fall semester classes end; 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 10-Tuesday, Dec.13
Reading days

Wednesday, Dec. 14
Final examinations begin

Sunday, Dec. 18
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Monday, Dec. 19
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2017

Friday, Jan. 13
Spring Option orientation

Sunday, Jan. 15
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Day (classes in session; offices open)

Tuesday, Jan. 17
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 17
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 27
Spring recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 27
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, April 28 - May 1
Reading Days

Tuesday, May 2
Final examinations begin

Saturday, May 6
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 7
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Friday, May 12
Senior Awards Program

Saturday, May 13
Commencement

Religious Holidays 2014-2015

See also Interfaith Calendar

June 28
Ramadan begins (Islamic)

July 29-31 
Ramadan ends with Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)

Aug. 29
Ganesh Charturthi (Hindu)

Sept. 24
Rosh Hashana (Jewish)

Oct. 4
Yom Kippur (Jewish)
 
Oct. 15 
Last day of Sukkot (Jewish)
 
Oct. 4-7
Eid-al-Adha (Islamic)

Nov. 1 
All Saints' Day (Christian)

Dec. 17-24
Hanukkah (Jewish)

Dec. 25
Christmas (Christian)

Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Kwanzaa (Interfaith)

Jan. 6
Epiphany (Christian)

Feb. 15
Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

Feb. 18
Ash Wednesday (Christian)

April 3
Good Friday (Christian)

April 4
Pesach (Passover) begins (Jewish)

April 5
Easter (Christian) 

April 12
Easter (Orthodox)