Academic Calendar for 2017-18

Dates are important to the success of any student. Below you can find all the dates for the current academic year. However, if you're a planner, you might be interested in the upcoming academic year. Well you're in luck. 

Looking for next year's calendar?

We publish this calendar as well as the upcoming academic year's dates in the university catalogRemember that the upcoming academic year's calendar is tentative, and dates are not guaranteed from being changed, but you should find a good indication of the dates for the upcoming academic year. The final calendar for the academic year is published alongside the catalog in early summer, and this calendar will be updated as well.

Well, get to planning.

Choose one of the sections below to jump to the beginning of that semester. Wintermester dates are included in the fall section, and May-, June- and July-mester calendars are included with summer.

Fall Semester 2017
Aug. 13-14
Residence halls open—Freshmen
Aug. 19-20
Residence halls open—Upperclassmen
Aug. 21
Term I classes begin
Aug. 21
Classes begin
Aug. 27
Last day to add classes
Sept. 2
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (term I)
Sept. 4
Labor Day holiday
Sept. 16
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
Sept. 23
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
Oct. 10-12
Mid-term grades due
Oct. 13
Fall break
Oct. 16
Term II classes begin
Oct. 23- Nov. 3
Advising
Oct. 27
Last day to drop classes (full term)
Oct. 28
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (term II)
Nov. 6-10
Preregistration
Nov. 17
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
Nov. 20-24
Thanksgiving holidays (Residence halls closed)
Dec. 7
Study day
Dec.8 -13
Final examinations
Dec. 16
Commencement
Dec. 18-Jan. 7
Christmas holidays (Residence halls closed)
Dec. 15-Jan. 7
Wintermester 2018
Spring Semester 2018
Jan. 7
Residence halls open
Jan. 8
Term I classes begin
Jan. 8
Classes begin
Jan. 15
Last day to add classes
Jan. 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday
Jan. 20
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term I)
Feb. 3
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
Feb. 10
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
Feb. 28-March 2
Mid-term grades due
6-Mar
Term II classes begin
March 12-16
Spring break (Residence halls closed)
23-Mar
Last day to drop classes (full term)
24-Mar
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term II)
March 26-April 6
Advising
April 9-13
Preregistration
13-Apr
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
26-Apr
Study day
April 27-May 2
Final examinations
3-May
Residence halls closed—Underclassmen (check-out by 1 p.m.)
Undergraduates: Provost breakfast (8 a.m.), rehearsal (10 a.m.)
Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.) and reception (5:30 p.m.)
5-May
Residence halls closed—Graduating seniors (check-out by 6 p.m.)
Graduate Commencement (10:30 a.m., 8 a.m. rehearsal, doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Reception, both commencements (12:30-2:30 p.m.)
Undergraduate Commencement (3 p.m., doors open at 1:30 p.m.)
Summer Semester 2018
7-May
Maymester registration and classes begin
10-May
Last day to drop Maymester classes w/ partial refund
25-May
Maymester final examinations
28-May
Memorial Day holiday
29-May
Residence halls open
29-May
Summer session, Summer Term I, and Junemester classes begin
31-May
Last day to add classes (Term I)
1-Jun
Last day to drop Junemester classes w/partial refund
1-Jun
Last day to add classes (full term)
5-Jun
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (Term I)
13-Jun
Last day to drop classes w/partial refund (full term)
15-Jun
Last day to drop classes (Term I)
21-Jun
Junemester final examinations
28-Jun
First term final examinations
2-Jul
Julymester & Summer Term II classes begin
4-Jul
Holiday
5-Jul
Last day to drop classes (full term)
6-Jul
Last day to add classes (Term II)
10-Jul
Last day to drop classes with partial refund (Term II)
20-Jul
Last day to drop classes (Term II)
26-Jul
Julymester final examinations
2-Aug
Full and Term II final examinations