Academic Year 2015-2016

For a list of deadlines and reminders, see Official Notices, Deadlines, and Reminders 

Fall 2015

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

Thursday, Aug. 27
College Houses open for First Year Students; 11:00 a.m.

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

Monday, Aug. 31
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 Admit 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.

Saturday, May 7
Commencement

Summer Session 2016

2016 Summer Session I

(5 weeks, June 1 – June 30, 2016)

Monday, May 16, 2016
Registration Deadline

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Housing opens for Session I, noon

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Session I classes begin

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Session I deadline for course changes or withdrawing without record by 4:30pm

Friday, June 10, 2016
Session I grading option (P/NP) deadline

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Session I Deadline to withdraw with record

Thursday, June 30 , 2016
Session I classes end

Friday, July 1, 2016
Students in residence must vacate their rooms by noon

2016 Summer Session II

(5 weeks, July 6 – August 4, 2016)

Monday, June 20, 2016
Registration Deadline

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Housing opens for Session II, noon

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Session II classes begin

Thursday, July 7, 2016
Session II deadline for course changes or withdrawing without record by 4:30pm

Friday, July 15, 2016
Session II grading option (P/NP) deadline

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
Session II deadline to withdraw with record

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Session II classes end

Friday, August 5, 2016
Students in residence must vacate their rooms by noon

 

Academic Year 2016-2017

Fall 2016

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

Thursday, Aug. 25
College Houses open for First Year Students; 11:00 a.m.

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

Monday, Aug. 29
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 (classes in session; administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Wednesday, Oct. 5
Day of Dialogue (no classes)

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

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

Saturday/Sunday, Dec. 10-11 & Tuesday/Wednesday, Dec.13-14
Reading days

Thursday, Dec. 15
Final examinations begin

Monday, Dec. 19
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Tuesday, Dec. 20
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2017

Friday, Jan. 13
Spring Admit 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 10
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 20
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.

Saturday, May 13
Commencement

Academic Year 2017-2018

Fall 2017

Tuesday, Aug. 22-Thursday, Aug. 24
International Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 24
College Houses open for First Year Students; 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 24-Tuesday, Aug. 29
New Student Orientation

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

Tuesday, Aug. 29
Convocation; 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Fall semester classes begin; 8 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 4
Labor Day (classes in session; administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Friday, Oct. 6
Fall break begins; 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Fall break ends; 8 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 20-Sunday, Oct. 22
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 21
Thanksgiving recess begins; 6:05 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m

Friday, Dec. 8
Fall semester classes end; 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9-Tuesday, Dec.12
Reading days

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Final examinations begin

Sunday, Dec. 17
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Monday, Dec. 18
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2018

Friday, Jan. 12
Spring Admit orientation

Sunday, Jan. 14
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Day (classes in session; offices open)

Tuesday, Jan. 16
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 9
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 19
Spring recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 26
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, April 27-30
Reading Days

Tuesday, May 1
Final examinations begin

Saturday, May 5
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 6
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 12
Commencement

Academic Year 2018-2019

Fall 2018

Tuesday, Aug. 21-Thursday, Aug. 23
International Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 23
College Houses open for First Year Students; 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 23-Tuesday, Aug. 28
New Student Orientation

Monday, Aug. 27
College Houses & Theme Houses open for Upper Class Students; 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28
Convocation; 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 29
Fall semester classes begin; 8 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 3
Labor Day (classes in session; administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

Friday, Oct. 5
Fall break begins; 4:30 p.m

Wednesday, Oct. 10
Fall break ends; 8 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 26-Sunday, Oct. 28
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 20
Thanksgiving recess begins; 6:05 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m

Friday, Dec. 7
Fall semester classes end; 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 8-Tuesday, Dec.11
Reading days

Wednesday, Dec. 12
Final examinations begin

Sunday, Dec. 16
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Monday, Dec. 17
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2019

Friday, Jan. 11
Spring Admit orientation

Sunday, Jan. 13
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 14
Martin Luther King Day (classes in session; offices open)

Tuesday, Jan. 15
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

Friday, March 8
Spring recess begins, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, March 18
Spring recess ends, 8:00 a.m.

Thursday, April 25
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, April 26-29
Reading Days

Tuesday, April 30
Final examinations begin

Saturday, May 4
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 5
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 11
Commencement

 

Academic Year 2019-2020

Fall 2019

Tuesday, Aug. 20-Thursday, Aug. 22
International Student Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 22
College Houses open for First Year Students; 11:00 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 22-Tuesday, Aug. 27
New Student Orientation

Monday, Aug. 26
College Houses & Theme Houses open for Upper Class Students; 8:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27
Convocation; 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28
Fall semester classes begin; 8 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 2
Labor Day (classes in session; administrative offices closed for the federal holiday)

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

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Fall break ends; 8 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 25-Sunday, Oct. 27
Homecoming Weekend and Family Weekend

Tuesday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving recess begins; 6:05 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 2
Thanksgiving recess ends; 8 a.m

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

Saturday, Dec. 7-Tuesday, Dec.10
Reading days

Wednesday, Dec. 11
Final examinations begin

Sunday, Dec. 15
Final examinations end; Winter recess begins

Monday, Dec. 16
College Houses & Theme Houses close; 11 a.m.

Spring 2020

Friday, Jan. 17
Spring Admit orientation

Sunday, Jan. 19
College Houses & Theme Houses open, 8:30 a.m.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 21
Spring semester classes begin, 8:00 a.m.

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

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

Thursday, April 30
Spring semester classes end, 6:05 p.m.

Friday-Monday, May 1-4
Reading Days

Tuesday, May 5
Final examinations begin

Saturday, May 9
Final examinations end

Sunday, May 10
College Houses & Theme Houses close, 11:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 16
Commencement

 

Religious Holidays 2016-2017 

See also Interfaith Calendar

June 6
Ramadan begins (Islamic)

July 7-9 
Ramadan ends with Eid-al-Fitr (Islamic)

Sept. 5
Ganesh Charturthi (Hindu)

Sept 11-14
Eid-al-Adha (Islamic)

Oct. 3-4
Rosh Hashana (Jewish)

Oct. 12
Yom Kippur (Jewish)

Oct. 23 
Last day of Sukkot (Jewish)

Nov. 1 
All Saints' Day (Christian)

Dec. 25
Christmas (Christian)

Dec. 25 - Jan. 1
Hanukkah (Jewish)

Dec. 26-Jan. 1
Kwanzaa (Interfaith)

Jan. 6
Epiphany (Christian)

Feb. 15
Nirvana Day (Buddhist)

Mar. 1
Ash Wednesday (Christian)

April 11
Pesach (Passover) begins (Jewish)

April 14
Good Friday (Christian)

April 16
Easter (Christian)

April 16
Easter (Orthodox) 

      

Official Notices, 
Deadlines, and Reminders

For Students 

 For Faculty