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2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2015

Calendar Legend
Administrative Dates/Deadlines No Classes Assessment Days
JANUARY 2015  
5-6 Monday-Tuesday Holiday-New Year's Day (University Closed)
5 Monday Faculty Report to Work
5 Monday Faculty University Opening
3 Saturday Residence Halls Open/Check-in for New Students-9:00 a.m.
2-5 Friday-Monday New Student Orientation
4 Sunday Residence Halls Open for Returning Students
5-6 Monday-Tuesday Fiscal Clearance of Returning Students
6 Tuesday Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees
7 Wednesday Formal Classes Begin/Late Registration
16 Friday Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service – 12:00 p.m. (noon)
19 Monday Holiday-Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday Observed (University Closed)
20 Tuesday Last Day to Add or Drop a Course (without grade of "W")
20 Tuesday All Students must have a valid Student ID/Temp Student ID cards expire
22 Thursday NR Report due to Registrar at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
27 Tuesday Degree Conferral Date for Fall 2014 Graduates
FEBRUARY 2015  
8-11 Sunday-Wednesday Religious Emphasis Week
9-April 1 Monday-Wednesday NSSE (All Students) & FSSE (Undergraduate Students) – Measures student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
20 Friday Deadline for the removal/conversion of incompletes/to change grades from Fall 2014
MARCH 2015  
2-4 Monday-Wednesday Mid-Semester Examinations
5 Thursday Mid-semester Progress Reports Due /Submitted via web by 4:00 p.m.
6 Friday Last Day to Withdraw From University and Receive a Partial Refund
9-14 Monday-Saturday Spring Break (for Students and Teaching Faculty)
16-20 Monday-Friday Academic Advisement for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters
20 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from a Course (Grade of "W")
21 Saturday Online Registration for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 semesters Begins
23 Monday Deadline for Summer 2015 Prospective Graduates to submit Graduation Applications to Department Chairpersons - 5:00 p.m.
25 Wednesday Deadline for Department Chairpersons to submit Applications for Summer 2015 Candidates for Graduation to the Registrar's Office - 5:00 p.m.
30-April 3 Monday-Friday SIR II Evaluations – A course evaluation survey that captures students' perceptions of their classroom learning experience.
APRIL 2015  
3 Friday Holiday-Good Friday (University Closed)
4 Saturday No Classes
6 Monday Holiday-Easter Monday (University Closed)
7 Tuesday Classes Resume
13-18 Monday-Saturday Area Concentration Achievement Tests (ACAT) – Standardized exit exams for student learning outcomes assessment in a major field of study. Major Field Test (MFT) – Standardized exit exam for assessing basic knowledge of concepts and principles expected of senior-level undergraduates who have completed the majority of courses in an academic major.
16 Thursday University Awards Day – 11:00 a.m.
23-28 Thursday-Tuesday College Senior Survey (CSS) – Measures student satisfaction with their overall educational experience
28-May 1 Tuesday-Friday Final Exams for Prospective Graduates (Deadline to submit final grades via web is 2 calendar days after the scheduled final examination)
30 Thursday Formal Classes End (at End of Day)
Last Day to Withdraw from the University
MAY 2015 
1 Friday Reading Day
2-8 Saturday and Monday-Friday Final Exams for non-Graduating Students (Deadline to submit final grades via web is 2 calendar days after the scheduled final examination)
3 Sunday Senior Service - 11:00 a.m.
4 Monday Deadline for Instructors to submit All Grades for Prospective Graduates- 3:00 p.m.
8 Friday Spring Semester Ends (After Examinations)
8 Friday Baccalaureate Service
Thomas J. Boyd Chapel - 6:00 p.m.
9 Saturday Commencement Exercise - 11:00 a.m.
10 Sunday Residence and Dining Halls Close - 5:00 p.m.
12 Tuesday All Grades for non-Graduates Due - 5:00 p.m.
12-15 Tuesday-Friday Departmental Assessment and Planning
15 Friday Final Faculty Clearance