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2013-2014 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2013

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Administrative Dates/Deadlines No Classes Assessment Days
AUGUST 2013 
5 Monday Deadline to submit Housing Application forms to Housing and Residence Life; Deadline to submit required forms to Health Center
8 Thursday Faculty Report to Work
8-9 Thursday-Friday Faculty University Opening
8 Thursday Residence Halls Open/Check-in for New Students Only – 9:00 a.m.
10 Saturday New Students Who Completed New Student Orientation Summer Session I and II Can Move In
8-13 Thursday-Tuesday New Students' Orientation/Registration in Willie E. Gary Student Center
11 Sunday Residence Halls Open Returning Students – 9:00 a.m.
11 Sunday New Student Week Begins
12-13 Monday-Tuesday Fiscal Clearance of Returning Students
12-13 Monday-Tuesday Final Exams for students w/incomplete grades
13 Tuesday Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees
14 Wednesday Formal Classes Begin/Late Registration
20 Tuesday Last Day to Add or Drop a Course (without grade of "W")
20 Tuesday Deadline for Fall 2013 Prospective Graduates to submit Graduation Applications to Department Chairpersons – 5:00 p.m.
23 Friday Deadline for Department Chairpersons to submit Applications for Fall 2013 Graduation to the Registrar's Office - 5:00 p.m.
27 Tuesday Degree Conferral Date for Summer 2013 Graduates
SEPTEMBER 2013 
2 Monday Holiday-Labor Day (University Closed)
3Tuesday Classes Resume
5 Thursday NR Report due to Registrar at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
11 Wednesday All students must have a valid Student ID/Temp Student ID cards expire
12Thursday Academic Majors Fair
Willie E. Gary Student Center Ballroom
20 Friday Constitution Day Observance
22-24 Sunday-Tuesday Bessie Boyd-Holman Lecture Series on Ethics & Values
24 Tuesday
Fall Convocation - 11:00 a.m.
25-26 Wednesday-Thursday ETS Proficiency Profile (for completers of General Education curriculum)
27Friday Deadline for the Removal/Conversion of Incompletes/To Change Grades from Spring 2013
OCTOBER 2013 
3 Thursday Annual Health & Wellness Fair 
Willie Gary Center Ballroom – 10:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m
7- 9 Monday-Wednesday Mid-Semester Examinations
10 Thursday Mid-semester Progress Reports Due/Submitted via web by 4:00 p.m.
12-20 Sunday-Sunday
Homecoming Week
13 Sunday Homecoming Opening Worship
14 Monday Crowning of Royalty (for Homecoming 2013)
18 Friday Memorial Service/Founder's Day Convocation- 10:45 a.m.
18 Friday Last Day to WITHDRAW from the University and Receive a Partial Refund
19 Saturday Homecoming Game
20 Sunday Homecoming Closing Worship
21-22 Monday-Tuesday Fall Break for Students and Teaching Faculty
23 Wednesday Classes Resume
24 Thursday Last Day to Withdraw from a Course (Grade of "W")
29-November 5 Tuesday-Tuesday Academic Advisement for Spring 2014 semester
NOVEMBER 2013  
5-6 Tuesday-Wednesday Presidential Lecture Series
9 Saturday Online Registration for Spring 2014
13-14 Wednesday-Thursday SIRII Evaluations – A course evaluation survey that captures students' perceptions of their classroom learning experience
15 Friday Deadline for Spring 2014 Prospective Graduates to submit Graduation Applications to Department Chairpersons - 5:00 p.m.
19 Tuesday Deadline for Department Chairpersons to submit Applications for Spring 2014 Graduation to the Registrar's Office - 5:00 p.m.
27-Dec 1 Wednesday-Sunday Holiday-Thanksgiving (University Closed)
DECEMBER 2013  
2 Monday Classes Resume
2 Monday Deadline for receipt of Applications for Admission for Spring 2014
5 Thursday Formal Classes End (at end of day)
Last Day to Withdraw From the University (no refund)
6 Friday Reading Day
7–12 Saturday-Thursday Final Exam Week (Deadline to submit final grades via Web is 2 calendar days after the scheduled final examination)
12 Thursday Fall Semester Ends (after Examinations)
13 Friday Residence Halls Closed at 5:00 p.m.
16 Monday All Final Grades Due
17-20 Tuesday-Friday Departmental Assessment and Planning
20 Friday Faculty Clearance
20 Friday Mid-Year Break Starts (for Teaching Faculty)
24 Tuesday Holiday-Christmas Eve (University Closed)
25 Wednesday Holiday-Christmas Day (University Closed)
26 Thursday Holiday-Day After Christmas (University Closed)
31 Tuesday Holiday-New Year's Eve (University Closed)