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Academic Calendar 2008-2009




Printable Version of the Academic Calendar: 2008-2009 (PDF) 

Fall 2008 | Spring 2009 | Summer 2009 Session I | Summer 2009 Session II

Aug-08 | Sep-08 | Oct-08 | Nov-08 | Dec-08
Jan-09 | Feb-09 | Mar-09 | Apr-09 | May-09 | Jun-09 | Jul-09 | Aug-09


Fall Semester 2008

  • August - 2008
  • Sat, Aug 23 Campus Housing Open, 8:00 am
  • Sat, Aug 23 Board of Trust Meeting
  • Sat-Tues, Aug 23-26 Welcome Week
  • Mon, Aug 25 Fall Faculty Workshop
  • Tues, Aug 26 On-Line Registration
  • Wed, Aug 27 Classes Begin

  • September - 2008
  • Mon, Sept 1 Labor Day Holiday
  • Tues, Sept 2 Last Day for Registration and Schedule Changes, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Tues, Sept 2 Last Day to Drop with a refund
  • Wed, Sept 3 Withdraw with Grade of “W”
  • Wed, Sept 10 Opening Convocation, 10:00 am, Massey Concert Hall
  • Tues, Sept 30 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of "W"
  • Tues, Sept 30 Deadline for Faculty Promotion/Tenure Applications

  • October - 2008
  • Wed, Oct 1 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF”
  • Mon-Wed, Oct 6-8 Fall Break
  • Mon, Oct 13 Graduation Forum (students graduating December 2008), 10:00 am, Massey Concert Hall
  • Wed, Oct 15 Mid-point of Semester
  • Wed, Oct 15 Deadline for Faculty Sabbatical/Study Leave Applications
  • Wed, Oct 15 Spring 2009 Textbook Orders Due
  • Fri, Oct 17 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 pm

  • November - 2008
  • Mon, Nov 3 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or “WF”
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 5-14 Academic Advising for Spring 2009
  • Fri, Nov 14 Deadline for Convocation Appeals, 12:00 noon
  • Mon, Nov 17 Priority Registration for Spring 2009 (returning students), opens at 7:00 am
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 26-28 Thanksgiving Break

  • December - 2008
  • Mon, Dec 1 Graduation Application Deadline for May 2009
  • Tues, Dec 9 Last Day of Classes
  • Tues, Dec 9 Last Day for Convocation Programs for the semester
  • Tues, Dec 9 Deadline for Convocation Materials, 12:00 noon
  • Wed, Dec 10 Academic Preparation Day
  • Thu-Tues, Dec 11-16 Final Examinations
  • Fri, Dec 12 Priority Registration for Spring 2009, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Wed, Dec 17 Senior Grades Due, 12:00 noon
  • Fri, Dec 19 Commencement Rehearsal, 1:30 pm, Curb Event Center
  • Fri, Dec 19 Final Grades Due, 2:00 pm
  • Fri, Dec 19 Winter Commencement, 7:30 pm, Curb Event Center
  • Sat, Dec 20 Campus Housing Closed, 3:00 pm
  • Mon, Dec 29 Deadline to Apply for Leave of Absence for Spring 2009, 4:00 pm

Spring Semester 2009
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  • January - 2009
  • Sun, Jan 11 Campus Housing Open, 10:00 am
  • Mon-Tues, Jan 12-13 Spring Orientation
  • Tues, Jan 13 On-Line Registration
  • Wed, Jan 14 Classes Begin
  • Mon, Jan 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
  • Tues, Jan 20 Last Day for Registration & Schedule Changes, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Tues, Jan 20 Last Day to Drop with a refund
  • Wed, Jan 21 Withdraw with Grade of “W”
  • Fri, Jan 30 Library Orders Due

  • February - 2009
  • Mon, Feb 16 Graduation Forum (students graduating May 2009), 10:00 am, Massey Concert Hall
  • Tues, Feb 17 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of "W"
  • Wed, Feb 18 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF”

  • March - 2009
  • Wed, Mar 4 Mid-point of Semester
  • Fri, Mar 6 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 pm
  • Mon-Fri, Mar 9-13 Spring Break
  • Mon, Mar 16 Classes Resume
  • Fri, Mar 27 Summer 2009 Textbook Orders Due

  • April - 2009
  • Wed, Apr 8 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or “WF”
  • Wed, Apr 8 Deadline for Convocation Appeals
  • Thu-Fri, Apr 9-10 Easter Break
  • Mon-Wed, Apr 13-22 Academic Advising for Summer and Fall 2009
  • Fri, Apr 17 Fall 2009 Textbook Orders Due
  • Mon, Apr 27 Priority Registration for Summer/Fall 2009 (returning students), opens at 7:00 am
  • Mon, Apr 27 Scholarship and Awards Day Convocation, 10:00 am, Massey Concert Hall

  • May - 2009
  • Fri, May 1 Graduation Application Deadline for August 2009
  • Tues, May 5 Last Day of Classes
  • Tues, May 5 Last Day for Convocation Programs for the semester
  • Tues, May 5 Deadline for Convocation Materials, 12:00 noon
  • Wed, May 6 Academic Preparation Day
  •  Thu-Tues, May 7-12 Final Examinations
  • Wed, May 13 Senior Grades Due 12:00 noon
  • Thu, May 14 Graduate Commencement Rehearsal, 5:30 pm, Massey Concert Hall
  • Fri, May 15 Undergraduate Commencement Rehearsal, 10:00 am, Curb Event Center
  • Fri, May 15 Baccalaureate, 2:00 pm, Belmont Heights Baptist Church
  • Fri, May 15 Final Grades Due 2:00 pm
  • Fri, May 15 Graduate Commencement, 7:30 pm, Massey Concert Hall
  • Sat, May 16 Undergraduate Commencement, 10:00 am, Curb Event Center
  • Sat, May 16 Campus Housing Closed, 6:00 pm

Summer Session I – 2009
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  • Mon, May 18 Priority Registration for Summer 2009, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Mon, May 18 Campus Housing Open for Interim Housing, 10:00 am
  • Mon, May 25 Memorial Day Holiday

  • June - 2009
  • Fri, June 5 Registration for Summer Sessions, opens at 7:00 am
  • Sat, June 6 Interim Housing Check Out, 12:00 noon
  • Sat, June 6 SSI Housing Check In, 12:00 noon
  • Mon, June 8 Classes Begin, SS1 and Full Summer Session
  • Mon, June 8 Towering Traditions, Transfer Session 1
  •  Mon-Wed, June 8-10 Registration & Drop with full refund SSI and Full Summer Session, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Tues-Fri, June 9-12 Towering Traditions, Freshman Sessions 1 and 2
  • Thu, June 11 Withdraw with Grade of “W” for SSI and Full Summer Session
  • Tues, June 16 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” for SSI
  • Tues-Fri, June 16-19 Towering Traditions, Freshman Sessions 3 and 4
  • Wed, June 17 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” for SSI
  • Mon, June 22 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or "WF" for SSI
  • Mon, June 22 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” for Full Summer Session
  • Mon, June 22 Towering Traditions, Transfer Session 2
  • Tues, June 23 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” for Full Summer Session
  •  Tues-Fri, June 23-26 Towering Traditions, Freshman Sessions 5 and 6

  • July - 2009
  • Fri, July 3 Independence Day Holiday
  • Wed, July 8 Graduation Application Deadline for December 2009
  • Thu, July 9 Last Day of Classes, SSI
  • Thu, July 9 Final Examinations
  • Fri, July 10 Final Grades Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Sat, July 11 SSI Housing Check Out, 12:00 noon
  • Mon, July 13 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or “WF” for Full Summer Session

Summer Session II - 2009
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  • Wed, July 8 Graduation Application Deadline for December 2009
  • Fri, July 10 Registration for SSII ONLY, opens at 7:00 am
  • Sat, July 11 SSII Housing Check In, 12:00 noon
  • Mon, July 13 Classes Begin, 2nd Summer Session
  •  Mon-Wed, July 13-15 Registration & Drop with full refund SSII ONLY, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Thu, July 16 Withdraw with Grade of “W” for SSII
  • Fri, July 17 Priority Registration for Fall 2009, closes at 11:00 pm
  • Tues, July 21 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” for SSII
  • Wed, July 22 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” for SSII
  • Mon, July 27 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or “WF” for SSII

  • August - 2009
  • Mon-Tues, Aug 3-4 New Faculty Orientation
  • Fri, Aug 7 Deadline to Apply for Leave of Absence for Fall 2009
  • Tues, Aug 11 Last Day of Classes, Full Summer Session and SSII
  • Tues, Aug 11 Final Examinations
  • Wed, Aug 12 Senior Grades Due, 12:00 noon
  • Fri, Aug 14 Commencement Rehearsal, 1:30 pm, Curb Event Center
  • Fri, Aug 14 Final Grades Due, 2:00 pm
  • Fri, Aug 14 Summer Commencement, 7:30 pm, Curb Event Center
  • Sat, Aug 15 Campus Housing Closed, 12:00 noon

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