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Academic Calendar 2015-2016




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Fall 2015 | Spring 2016 | Summer 2016 Session I | Summer 2016 Session II

Aug-15 | Sep-15 | Oct-15 | Nov-15 | Dec-15
Jan-16 | Feb-16 | Mar-16 | Apr-16 | May-16 | Jun-16 | Jul-16 | Aug-16


Fall Semester 2015

August - 2015

  • Wed-Fri, Aug 5-7 New Faculty Orientation
  • Fri, Aug 7, Summer Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 7, Summer Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Aug 10, Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mon-Tues, Aug 17-18 Teaching Center Workshops
  • Thurs-Fri, Aug 20-21 August Foundation Session
  • Fri, Aug 21 Fall Faculty Workshop, CEC
  • Fri, Aug 21 Graduate Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri–Wed, Aug 21-26 Welcome Week:  New Student Orientation
  • Sat, Aug 22 Freshmen Housing Opens
  • Sun, Aug 23 Returning Student Housing Opens, 10:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 25 Online Registration Begins, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 25 Drop/Add Begins
  • Wed, Aug 26 First Day of Classes
  • Wed, Aug 26 Opening Convocation, CEC, 10:00 a.m.

September - 2015

  • Tues, Sept 1 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Sept 1 Last Day to Drop with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Sept 2, First Day for Withdrawal with Grade of “W”
  • Mon, Sept 7 Labor Day Holiday
  • Tues, Sept 29 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W,” 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Sept 30 Withdrawal with Grade of “WP” for “WF” Begins
  • Wed, Sept 30 Deadline for Faculty Promotion/Tenure Applications

October - 2015

  • Wed, Oct 7 Semester Mid-Point
  • Fri, Oct 9 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Mon-Tues, Oct 12-13 Fall Break
  • Thurs, Oct 15 Deadline for Faculty Sabbatical/Study Leave Applications
  • Fri, Oct 23 Spring 2016 Textbook Orders Due
  • Wed, Oct 28 Academic Advising Begins for Spring and May/Summer 2016
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November - 2015

  • Mon, Nov 9 Last Day to Withdraw for any Reason from Course or University with Grade of “WP” or “WF”, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Nov 11 Academic Advising Ends
  • Fri, Nov 13 Graduate Student Priority Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Nov 16 Priority Registration Begins for Spring and May/Summer 2016 (Returning Students), 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Nov 20 Graduation Application Deadline for May 2016
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 25-27 Thanksgiving Break

December - 2015

  • Tues, Dec 8 Last Day of Classes
  • Wed, Dec 9 Academic Preparation Day
  • Thurs–Tues, Dec 10-15 Final Exams
  • Fri, Dec 11 Priority Registration for Spring 2016 Ends, 11:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Dec 14 Leave of Absence Applications Due for Spring 2016, 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Dec 16 Graduating Student Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, Dec 18 Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Dec 18 Winter Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat, Dec 19 Residence Halls Close, 3:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Dec 20 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.
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Spring Semester 2016

January - 2016

  • Sat, Jan 2 Campus Housing Opens for Returning Students, 10:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Jan 4 Spring Orientation
  • Mon, Jan 4 Graduate Student Registration, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Jan 5 Online Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Jan 5 Drop/Add Begins
  • Wed, Jan 6 First Day of Classes
  • Tues, Jan 12 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes/Drop with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Jan 13 Withdraw with Grade of “W” Begins
  • Mon, Jan 18 Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)



February - 2016

  • Tues, Feb 9 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W,” 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Feb 10 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” Begins
  • Wed, Feb 24 Mid-Point of Semester
  • Fri, Feb 26 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 p.m.
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March - 2016

  • Wed-Thurs, Mar 2-3 OVC Quarterfinal Tournament
  • Fri, Mar 4 OVC Semifinal Tournament
  • Fri, Mar 4 Maymester and Summer 2016 Textbook Orders Due
  • Sat, Mar 5 OVC Final Tournament
  • Mon-Fri, Mar 7-11 Spring Break
  • Mon, Mar 14 Classes Resume
  • Mon, Mar 28 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or “WF”, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 16 Academic Advising for Fall 2016 Begins
  • Fri, Mar 18 Fall 2016 Textbook Orders Due
  • Mon, Mar 21 Spring Faculty Meeting, 10:00 a.m.,
  • Thurs-Fri, Mar 24-25 Easter Break
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April - 2016

  • Fri, Apr 1 Academic Advising for Fall 2016 Ends
  • Fri, Apr 8 Graduate Student Priority Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Apr 11 Priority Registration for Fall 2016 (Returning Students) Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Wed, Apr 13 Scholarship and Awards Day, 10:00 a.m., Massey Performing Arts Center
  • Mon, Apr 18 Application for Graduation Deadline for August 2016
  • Tues, Apr 26 Last Day of Classes
  • Wed, Apr 27 Academic Preparation Day
  • Thurs-Tues, Apr 28-May 3 Final Exams
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May - 2016

  • Wed, May 4 Graduating Student Grades Due by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, May 6 Commencement Rehearsal, 8:00 a.m. Curb Event Center
  • Fri, May 6 Baccalaureate, Curb Event Center, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 6 University Commencement Reception, North Lawn, 2:00 p.m.
  • Sat, May 7 Commencement Ceremony #1, Curb Event Center, 8:30 a.m. Student line-up; 9:30 a.m. Ceremony Begins
  • Sat, May 7 Commencement Ceremony #2, Curb Event Center, 1:30 p.m. Student line-up; 2:30 p.m. Ceremony Begins
  • Sat, May 7 Campus Housing Closes, 6:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 9 Final grades due, 8:00 a.m.

Maymester and Summer Sessions I and II 2016
  • Mon, May 2 Priority Registration Online for Full Summer and Sessions I and II Closes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 9 Maymester Registration Online, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, May 9 Maymester First Day of Classes
  • Tues, May 10 Last Day to Drop Maymester Classes with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, May 11 Withdraw from Maymester Begins, Grade of “W”
  • Mon, May 16 Grade of “W” Maymester Refund Period Ends
  • Tues, May 17 Grade of WP/WF for Maymester Begins
  • Fri, May 20 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of WP/WF for Maymester, 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 27 Last Day of Classes
  • Fri, May 27 Maymester Finals
  • Fri, May 27 Graduate Registration (Summer) 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri, May 27 Final Grades for Maymester Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 27 Registration for Summer Sessions Begins, 7:00 a.m.
  • Sat, May 28 Summer I Housing Opens, 12:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
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June 2016

  • Towering Traditions (Foundations) takes place in June
  • Wed, June 1 First Day of Classes (SS1 and Full Summer Sessions)Changed from June to May
  • Fri, June 3 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes/Drop with Refund, SS1 and Full Summer Sessions, 11:00 p.m.
  • Sat, June 4 Withdraw with grade of “W” (Full Summer Session and SS1)
  • Thurs, June 9 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from SS1, 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, June 10 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” begins, SS1
  • Wed, June 15 Last Day to Withdraw with grade of “WP” or “WF,” SS1, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, June 15 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from Full Summer Session, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, June 16 Withdraw with WP/WF Full Summer Session
  • Tues, June 28 Graduation Application Deadline for December 2016
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July 2016

  • Fri, July 1 Last Day of Classes, SS1
  • Fri, July 1 Final Exams for SS1
  • Fri, July 1 Registration for SS2 Only, Begins 7:00 a.m.
  • Sun, July 3 Summer I Housing Closes, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Sun, July 3 Summer II Housing Opens, 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon, July 4 Fourth of July Holiday
  • Tues, July 5 First Day of Classes for SS2
  • Tues, July 5 Last Day WP/WF – Full Summer Session
  • Tues, July 5 Final Grades Due for SS1 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, July 7 Last Day to Drop SS2 with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, July 8 Withdraw with a Grade of “W” for SS2
  • Fri, July 8 Priority Registration for Fall 2016 Closes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, July 13 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from SS2, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, July 14 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” for SS2
  • Tues, July 19 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” from SS2, 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, July 29 Deadline to apply for Fall Semester Leave of Absence, 4:00 p.m.

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August 2016

  • Tues, Aug 2 Last Day of Classes for Full and SS II Sessions
  • Tues, Aug 2 Final Exam for Full and SS II Sessions
  • Wed, Aug 3 Graduating Student Grades Due at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Wed, Aug 3 Summer Session II Housing Closes, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, Aug 5 Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 5 Summer Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat, Aug 6 Summer Session II Graduate Checkout by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Mon, Aug 8 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.


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