Academic Calendar


This is the official three-year academic calendar for traditional undergraduates, community college partnerships, online degree programs, and graduate studies.

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Fall Term

2023-242024-25
(Preliminary)
2025-26
(Preliminary)
Opening Assembly for faculty/staffAug. 17, 2023Aug. 15, 2024Aug. 14, 2025
Faculty DevelopmentAug. 17, 2023Aug. 15, 2024Aug. 14, 2025
New Faculty OrientationAug. 18, 2023Aug. 16, 2024Aug. 15, 2025
MAIS OrientationAug. 21, 2023Aug. 17, 2024Aug. 16, 2025
First-Year Program Faculty WorkshopAug. 22, 2023Aug. 19, 2024Aug. 18, 2025
First-Year Student ArrivalAug. 25, 2023Aug. 23, 2024Aug. 22, 2024
First DaysAug. 25-27, 2023Aug. 23-25, 2024Aug. 22-24, 2025
Matriculation ConvocationAug. 25, 2023Aug. 23, 2024Aug. 22, 2025
Last day to add course for fall 12- or 3-week via Web4StudentAug. 27, 2023Aug. 25, 2024Aug. 24, 2025
8-week I term beginsAug. 28, 2023Aug. 26, 2024Aug. 25, 2025
12-week classes beginAug. 28, 2023Aug. 26, 2024Aug. 25, 2025
Last day to drop 8-week I course with no gradeSept. 3, 2023Aug. 30, 2024Aug. 29, 2025
Labor Day – CAMPUS CLOSED (NO CLASSES)Sept. 4, 2023Sept. 2, 2024Sept. 1, 2025
Last day to drop 12-week course on the web with no gradeSept. 8, 2023Sept. 6, 2024Sept. 5, 2025
Last day to drop 3-week course via associate dean signature & no grade; 3-week course swap still openSept. 8, 2023Sept. 6, 2024Sept. 5, 2025
Ethics Teach-In – Noon-1 p.m.Sept. 14, 2023Sept. 12, 2024Sept. 11, 2025
Celebration of Experiential Learning – Noon-1 p.m.Sept. 26, 2023Sept. 24, 2024Sept. 23, 2025
8-week I course evaluations turned on for studentsOct. 6, 2023Oct. 4, 2024Oct. 3, 2025
12-week midterm grades due by 8 a.m.Oct. 9, 2023Oct. 7, 2024Oct. 6, 2025
12-week Fall Weekend – NO CLASSES Oct. 12-15, 2023Oct. 10-13, 2024Oct. 9-12, 2025
Advising for spring registration beginsOct. 16, 2023Oct. 14, 2024Oct. 13, 2025
Last day to drop 8-week I course with grade of “W”Oct. 22, 2023Oct. 18, 2024Oct. 17, 2025
8-week I term endsOct. 22, 2023Oct. 20, 2024Oct. 19, 2025
8-week II term beginsOct. 23, 2023Oct. 21, 2024Oct. 20, 2025
Last day to drop 8-week II course with no gradeOct. 29, 2023Oct. 25, 2024Oct. 24, 2025
Board of Trustees fall meetingOct. 19-21, 2023Oct. 17-19, 2024Oct. 16-18, 2025
HomecomingOct. 21, 2023TBDTBD
Priority registration for spring beginsOct. 30 2023Oct. 28, 2024Oct. 27, 2025
8-week I grades due by 8 a.m.Nov. 2, 2023Oct. 31, 2024Oct. 30, 2025
12-week course evaluations turned on for studentsOct. 30, 2023Oct. 28, 2024Oct. 27, 2025
Last day to drop 12-week course with grade of “W”Nov. 17, 2023Nov. 15, 2024Nov. 14, 2025
12-week classes endNov. 17, 2023Nov. 15, 2024Nov. 14, 2025
12-week Final ExamsNov. 20-21, 2023Nov. 18-20, 2024Nov. 17-19, 2025
Residence halls close at 7 p.m. (townhouses remain open); no additional cost to stay/must register to remain on campus Nov. 21, 2023Nov. 20, 2024Nov. 19, 2025
12-week Term BreakNov. 22-28, 2023Nov. 21-Dec. 1, 2024Nov. 20-30, 2025
Residence halls reopen at 10 a.m.Nov. 28, 2023Dec. 1, 2024Nov. 30, 2025
3-week classes beginNov. 29, 2023Dec. 2, 2024Dec. 1, 2025
8-week II course evaluations turned on for studentsDec. 1, 2023Dec.2, 2024Dec.1, 2025
Last day to swap a 3-week courseDec. 1, 2023Dec. 4, 2024Dec. 3, 2025
12-week grades due by 8 a.m.Dec. 4, 2023Dec. 9, 2024Dec. 8, 2025
3-week course evaluations turned on for studentsDec. 11, 2023Dec. 11, 2024Dec. 10, 2025
Last day to drop 8-week II course with grade of “W”Dec. 17, 2023Dec. 13, 2024Dec. 12, 2025
8-week II endsDec. 17, 2023Dec. 15, 2024Dec. 14, 2025
Last day to drop 3-week course via associate dean
signature with a grade of “W”
Dec. 19, 2023Dec. 20, 2024Dec. 19, 2025
3-week classes endDec. 19, 2023Dec. 20, 2024Dec. 19, 2025
Residence halls close at 7 p.m. (townhouses remain open); $10 per night to stay/advanced registration required; Students may apply for an exemption for Saturday exams Dec. 20, 2023Dec. 20, 2024Dec. 19, 2025
3-week Final ExamsDec. 20, 2023Dec. 21, 2024Dec. 20, 2025
Winter BreakDec. 21, 2023 – Jan. 7, 2024Dec. 22, 2024 –
Jan. 12, 2025
Dec. 21, 2025 –
Jan. 11, 2026
3-week grades due by 8 a.m.Dec. 27, 2023Dec. 27, 2024Dec. 29, 2025
8-week II grades due by 8 a.m.Dec. 27, 2023Dec. 27, 2024Dec. 29, 2025

Spring Term

2023-242024-25
(Preliminary)
2025-26
(Preliminary)
Residence halls reopen at 10 a.m.Jan. 7, 2024Jan. 12, 2025Jan. 11, 2026
Last day to add course for spring 12- or 3-week via Web4StudentJan. 7, 2024Jan. 12, 2025Jan. 11, 2026
12-week classes beginJan. 8, 2024Jan. 13, 2025Jan. 12, 2026
8-week I term beginsJan. 8, 2024Jan. 13, 2025Jan. 12, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week I course with no gradeJan. 12, 2024Jan. 17, 2025Jan. 16, 2026
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – NO CLASSESJan. 15, 2024Jan. 20, 2025Jan. 19, 2026
Last day to drop 12-week course with no gradeJan. 19, 2024Jan. 24, 2025Jan. 23, 2026
Last day to drop 3-week course via associate dean
signature & no grade (students still able to swap 3-week courses)
Jan. 19, 2024Jan. 24, 2025Jan. 23, 2026
8-week I course evaluations turned on for studentsFeb. 16, 2024Feb. 21, 2025Feb. 20, 2026
President’s Day – CAMPUS CLOSED (NO CLASSES)Feb. 19, 2024Feb. 17, 2025Feb. 16, 2026
Spring midterm grades due 8 a.m.Feb. 20, 2024Feb. 24, 2025Feb. 23, 2026
8-week I make-up week (if needed)Feb. 26–Mar. 2, 2024Mar. 3-8, 2025Mar. 2-7, 2026
Board of Trustees winter meetingFeb. 29–Mar. 2, 2024Mar. 6-8, 2025Mar. 5-7, 2025
Residence halls close at 7 p.m. (townhouses remain open); no additional cost to stay/must register to remain on campusMarch 1, 2024March 7, 2025March 6, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week I course with grade of “W”March 3, 2024March 7, 2025March 6, 2026
8-week I term endsMarch 3, 2024March 9, 2025March 8, 2026
Spring Break – NO CLASSESMar. 4-10, 2024Mar. 10-16, 2025Mar. 9-15, 2026
Residence halls reopen at 10 a.m.March 10, 2024March 16, 2025March 15, 2026
8-week I grades due 8 a.m.March 11, 2024March 17, 2025March 16, 2026
8-week II term beginsMarch 11, 2024March 17, 2025March 16, 2026
Advising for fall registration beginsMarch 11, 2024March 17, 2025March 16, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week II course with no gradeMarch 15, 2024March 21, 2025March 20, 2026
12-week course evaluations turned on for studentsMarch 18, 2024March 26, 2025March 25, 2026
Priority registration for fall beginsMarch 25, 2024March 31, 2025March 30, 2026
Sugar Day Social & Evening EventsApril 3, 2024April 10, 2025April 9, 2026
Sugar Day – 12-week CLASSES WILL NOT MEET *however, students are expected to participate in campus activitiesApril 4, 2024April 10, 2025April 9, 2026
Last day to drop 12-week course with grade of “W”April 5, 2024April 11, 2025April 10, 2026
12-week classes endApril 5, 2024April 11, 2025April 10, 2026
Solar Eclipse FestivalApril 8, 2024N/AN/A
Final ExamsApril 8-10, 2024April 14-16, 2025April 13-15, 2026
Residence halls close at 7 p.m. (townhouses remain open); no additional cost to stay/must register to remain on campusApril 10, 2024April 16, 2025April 15, 2026
12-week Term BreakApril 11-16, 2024April 17-22, 2025April 16-21, 2026
Residence halls reopen at 10 a.m.April 16, 2024April 22, 2025April 21, 2026
3-week classes beginApril 17, 2024April 23, 2025April 22, 2026
8-week II course evaluations turned on for studentsApril 19, 2024April 25, 2025April 24, 2026
Last day to swap a 3-week courseApril 19, 2024April 25, 2025April 24, 2026
12-week grades due by 8 a.m.April 22, 2024April 28, 2025April 27, 2026
3-week course evaluations turned on for studentsApril 26, 2024May 2, 2025May 1, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week II course with grade of “W”May 5, 2024May 9, 2025May 8, 2026
8-week II term endsMay 5, 2024May 11, 2025May 10, 2026
Last day to drop 3-week course with grade of “W”May 7, 2024May 13, 2025May 12, 2026
3-week classes endMay 7, 2024May 13, 2025May 12, 2026
3-week Final ExamsMay 8, 2024May 14, 2025May 13, 2026
Honors ConvocationMay 8, 2024May 14, 2025May 13, 2026
Residence halls close to underclassmen at 7 p.m. (includes townhouses) May 8, 2024May 14, 2025May 13, 2026
Board of Trustees spring meetingMay 9-11, 2024May 15-17, 2025May 14-16, 2026
CommencementMay 11, 2024May 17, 2025May 16, 2026
Residence halls close to graduates at 6 p.m. (includes townhouses)May 11, 2024May 17, 2025May 16, 2026
3-week grades due by 8 a.m.May 13, 2024May 19, 2025May 18, 2026
8-week II grades due by 8 a.m.May 13, 2024May 19, 2025May 18, 2026
Professional Development DaysMay 14-15, 2024May 20-21, 2025May 19-20, 2026

Summer Term

2023-242024-25
(Preliminary)
2025-26
(Preliminary)
Summer I term beginsMay 13, 2024May 19, 2025May 18, 2026
New Student OrientationMay 18, 2024TBDTBD
Last day to drop 8-week I course with no gradeMay 19, 2024May 23, 2025May 22, 2026
Memorial Day – CAMPUS CLOSEDMay 27, 2024May 26, 2025May 25, 2026
New Student OrientationJune 8, 2024TBDTBD
Alumni WeekendJune 14-16, 2024June 13-15, 2025June 12-14, 2026
Summer II term beginsJune 17, 2024June 16, 2025June 15, 2026
Juneteenth – CAMPUS CLOSEDJune 19, 2024June 19, 2025June 19, 2026
Summer I course evaluations turned on for studentsJune 21, 2024June 27, 2025June 26, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week II course with no gradeJune 23, 2024June 20, 2025June 19, 2026
Independence Day – CAMPUS CLOSEDJuly 4-5, 2024July 4, 2025July 4, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week I course with grade of “W”July 7, 2024July 11, 2025July 10, 2026
Summer I term endsJuly 7, 2024July 13, 2025July 12, 2026
Summer I grades due by noonJuly 11, 2024July 17, 2025July 16, 2026
New Student OrientationJuly 13, 2024TBDTBD
Board of Trustees summer retreatJuly 17-18, 2024July 16-17, 2025July 15-16, 2026
Summer II course evaluations turned on for studentsJuly 26, 2024July 25, 2025July 24, 2026
New Student OrientationAugust 10, 2024August 9, 2025August 8, 2026
Last day to drop 8-week II course with grade of “W”Aug. 11, 2024Aug. 8, 2025Aug. 7, 2026
Summer II term endsAug. 11, 2024Aug. 10, 2025Aug. 9, 2026
Summer II grades due by noonAug. 15, 2024Aug. 14, 2025Aug. 13, 2026