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Academic Calendar 2017-18

Fall Semester 2017

June 2017

Dates Description
June 23 & 26 Orientation Scene I for Freshmen

August 2017

Dates Description
Aug. 17 Fall student athletes arrive
Aug. 22 Fall Faculty Workshop

Aug. 23

New students arrive
Aug. 23 August Orientation for Freshmen
Aug. 25 New transfer students arrive
Aug. 25 Freshman Honor Convocation
Aug. 26 Residence halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students
Aug. 28 Classes begin

September 2017

Dates Description
Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday 
(No classes)
Sept. 7 Founders’ Day Convocation
Sept. 8 & 9 ASP weekend classes begin

October 2017

Dates Description
Oct. 6 - 8 Homecoming/Parent Weekend
Oct. 12 & 13 Fall Break
(Evening classes will meet Thursday, Oct.12)
Oct. 18 Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor
Oct. 30 - Nov. 3 ASP Advising/Registration for Spring 2018
Oct. 30 - Nov. 10 Advising Weeks for Spring 2018 Registration

November 2017

Dates Description
Nov. 6 Advance Registration for Spring 2018 Semester begins
Nov. 10 Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
Nov. 22 - 24 Thanksgiving Holiday
(Only Monday evening classes meet this week.)
Nov. 27 Classes resume

December 2017

Dates Description
Dec. 5 PORT Day
Dec. 8 Classes end
(Evening classes end Dec. 7)
Dec. 8 - 15 Evening and weekend final examinations
Dec. 10 December Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony & Reception
Dec. 11 Reading Day
Dec. 12 - 15 Final examinations
Dec. 15 Semester ends after last exam
Dec. 15 Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m.

Spring Semester 2018

January 2018

Dates Description
Jan. 3 -25 Winter Session
(Residence Halls open for Winter Session on January 2)
(Drop WS course without record—Jan.5. Drop WS course with automatic W—Jan 9)
Jan. 25 Spring Faculty Workshop
Jan. 26 New Freshmen and transfer students arrive
Jan. 26 New Student Orientation
Jan. 27 Residence halls open at 10:00 a.m. for returning students
Jan. 29 Classes begin

February 2018

Dates Description
Feb. 2 & 3 ASP weekend classes begin

March 2018

Dates Description
Mar. 21 Mid-semester Progress Reports Available on WebAdvisor
Mar. 26 - Apr. 2 Spring Break

April 2018

Dates Description
Apr. 1 Easter Sunday
Apr. 2 Easter Monday Holiday
(Monday labs meet another day-TBA.)
Apr. 3 Classes resume
Apr. 3 - 6 ASP Advising/Registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins
Apr. 3 -13 Advising Weeks for Fall 2018 Registration
Apr. 9 Advance Registration for Summer and Fall 2018 begins
Apr. 13 Last day for dropping a course with automatic W
Apr. 27 Faculty Assembly-Faculty approve graduates

May 2018

Dates Description
May 3 PORT Day
May 4 Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair
May 9 Classes end
(Evening classes end May 9)
May 9 - 15 Evening and weekend final examinations
May 10 Reading Day
(also Faculty Retirement Reception & Tree Planting Day)
May 11-12, 14,15 Final examinations
May 15 Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m., except for graduates
May 19 Commencement
May 22 Summer Session begins

August 2018

Dates Description
Aug 22 Summer Session ends

Religious Holidays:  Muslim & Jewish faculty, staff & students:   Eid al-Fitr: begins at sunset July 5, ends at sunset July 6, 2016.
Rosh HaShanah: begins at sunset October 2, ends at sunset October 4, 2016.  Yom Kippur: begins at sunset Oct 11, ends at sunset Oct 12, 2016.  
Passover: April 11-18, 2017.