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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2014-2015

FALL SEMESTER 2014

August 9 – Saturday – Residence Halls open for new students, 8:00 a.m.

August 10 – Sunday – Orientation for new students and Freshman Parting Ceremony. 

August 11-12 – Monday-Tuesday – Freshman testing and registration. 

August 13 – Wednesday – Faculty return. Faculty/Staff Institute, 9:00 a.m. 

August 14-15 – Thursday-Friday – Freshman Retreat. 

August 14 – Thursday – Residence Halls open for returning students, 8:00 a.m.

August 14-15 – Thursday-Friday – On-campus registration for returning students, Thursday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Friday 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

August 17 – Sunday – Freshman Confirmation Ceremony, W. V. Middleton Fine Arts Center, 4:00 p.m. 

August 18 – Monday – Classes begin. Late Registration begins. 

August 25 – Monday – Last day to register and/or add classes; Classes purged for students not cleared. 

September 1 – Monday – Labor Day holiday (classes suspended; University closed) 

September 2 – Tuesday – Classes resume, University open 

September 4 – Thursday – Matriculation Day, 11:00 a.m. (classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.) 

September 16 – Tuesday – Constitution Day Assembly. 

September 22-26 – Monday-Friday – Week of “Early Warning” for students. 

October 13-17 – Monday-Friday – Mid-Semester Examinations (scheduled by the instructors) 

October 15 – Wednesday – Senior Thesis due for December graduates. 

October 20-21 – Monday-Tuesday – Fall Break (classes suspended; University open) 

October 20 – Monday – Last day for instructors to submit grade changes for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014. 

October 23-24 – Thursday-Friday – Senior Exit Examinations. 

October 24 – Friday – Last day for withdrawing from classes without penalty (WF or WP). 

October 24 – Friday – Last day to file for graduation for December 2014 and May 2015. 

October 27 – Monday – Advisement and Registration for Spring 2015 begins. 

November 16-23 – Sunday-Sunday – Homecoming Week. 

November 21 – Friday – Presidential Scholarship Gala. 

November 22 – Saturday – Homecoming. 

November 23 – Sunday – Founders’ Day Convocation.

November 25 – Tuesday – Residence Halls close at 6:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Holidays. 

November 26-30 – Wednesday-Sunday – Thanksgiving Holidays (classes suspended; University closed) 

November 30 – Sunday – Residence Halls Reopen 1:00 p.m. 

December 1 – Monday – Classes resume; University open. 

December 3 – Wednesday – Reading Day. 

December 4-10 – Thursday-Saturday and Monday-Wednesday – Final Examinations for Undergraduates and Graduates. 

December 10 – Wednesday – Residence Halls close for Christmas break at 6:00 p.m. (all students). 

December 19 – Friday – University closed for Christmas break at 5:00 p.m.

  

SPRING SEMESTER 2015

January 5 – Monday – University Offices and Library open.

January 5 – Monday – Faculty/Staff Institute, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

January 6 – Tuesday – Residence Halls open for new students, 12:00 p.m.

January 7 – Wednesday – Testing for new students, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; School/Department Faculty Meetings; registration for new students, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

January 7 – Wednesday – Residence Halls open for returning students, 8:00 a.m.

January 8-9 – Thursday-Friday – Registration continues for all students, Thursday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 

January 12 – Monday – Classes begin. Late Registration begins.

January 19 – Monday – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; University closed.

January 20 – Tuesday – Last day to register and/or add classes. Classes purged for students not cleared.

January 22 – Thursday – Spring Convocation (classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.)

February 2-6 – Monday-Friday – Week of “Early Warning” for students.

February 8-14 – Sunday-Saturday – Religious Emphasis Week.

February 21 – Saturday – TRIO Day.

March 2-6 – Monday-Friday – Mid-Semester Examinations (scheduled by the instructors)

March 6 – Friday – Residence Halls close for Spring Break at 6:00 p.m.; University open.

March 9 – Monday – Last day for instructors to submit grade changes for Fall 2014.

March 9-13 – Monday-Friday – Spring Break, classes suspended; University open.

March 15 – Sunday – Residence Halls reopen, 12:00 p.m.

March 16 – Monday – Classes resume for all students;Senior Thesis due for May graduates; last day to add courses for the 2nd CE/DC.

March 19-20 – Thursday-Friday – Senior Exit Examinations.

March 25 – Wednesday – Last day for withdrawing from classes without penalty (WF or WP).

March 25 – Wednesday – Advisement and registration for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 begins.

March 30 – Monday – Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society Induction.

March 30-April 2 – Monday-Thursday – Honors Week.

March 31 – Tuesday – Honors and Awards Convocation (classes suspended from 10:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.)

April 3 – Friday – Good Friday (classes cancelled; University closed).

April 5 – Sunday – Easter Sunday.

April 6 – Monday – Classes resume.

April 6-10 – Monday-Thursday – Honors College Week.

April 6-12 – Monday-Sunday – CALA-Bash (Claflin’s Arts and Letters Annual Bash).

April 23 – Thursday – Last Day of classes.

April 24 – Friday – Reading Day.

April 27-May 2 – Monday-Saturday – Final Examinations for Undergraduates (except Continuing and Professional Studies) April 27-May 1. Graduate and Continuing and Professional Studies Examinations, April 27-May 2.

May 2 – Saturday – Residence Halls close for students not participating in Commencement, 6:00 p.m.

May 4-8 – Monday-Friday – Senior Week Activities.

May 8 – Friday – Baccalaureate Services.

May 9 – Saturday – Commencement Convocation.

May 9 – Saturday – Residence Halls close, 4:00 p.m.
 

SUMMER 2015

Undergraduate Programs

Classes during the summer session meet daily Monday through Thursday

May 18-June 23, 2015

Class Times

7:30-9:30 a.m.

9:45-11:45 a.m.

12:45-2:45 p.m.

3:00-5:00 p.m.

March 23-May15 – Monday-Tuesday – Advisement and registration.

May 17 – Sunday – Residence Halls open at 1:00 p.m.

May 18 – Monday – Classes begin at 7:30 a.m.; Late Registration begins.

May 19 – Tuesday – Last day to add classes.

May 25 – Monday – Memorial Day (classes suspended; University closed)

May 26 – Tuesday – Last day to drop classes.

June 22-23 – Monday-Tuesday – Final Examinations.

June 23 – Tuesday – Residence Halls close at 6:00 p.m.

Second Summer Session

June 8 – July 17

This session will accommodate Special Programs (i.e. Summer Programs, Panther Academy, etc.)

Summer 2015

Graduate Programs

Class Times

6:00-9:30 p.m. for 3 semester hour classes

5:30-10:00 p.m. for 4 semester hour classes

March 23-May 8 – Monday-Friday – Advisement and Registration.

May 11 – Monday – Classes begin; last day for summer session registration.

May 12 – Tuesday – Last day to add classes.

May 25 – Monday – Memorial Day (classes suspended; University closed)

May 26 – Tuesday – Classes resume; University open.                      

June 19 – Friday – Last day to drop classes.

July 3 – Friday – Independence Day holiday (University closed)

July 27- August 1 – Monday-Saturday – Final Examinations.