Fall 2014

August 27 Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. First-year residence halls open
August 27-31 Wednesday-Sunday Orientation
August 27 Wednesday First-year meal plans begin (included in Orientation)
August 30 Saturday at 8:00 a.m. Upperclass residence halls open
August 30 Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Upperclass check-in/key pick-up
August 30 Saturday at breakfast Upperclass meal plans begin
August 31 Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Upperclass check-in/key pick-up
September 1 Monday Classes begin
September 12 Friday Last day to add classes or drop without grades or to change the grading option
September 19-21 Friday-Sunday Alumni Homecoming Weekend
October 8-27 Wednesday-Monday Mid-semester reports due
October 11-14 Saturday-Tuesday Reading Days
October 31 Friday Fall Honors Day
October 31-November 2 Friday-Sunday Family Weekend
November 13 Thursday Fall Convocation
November 14 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
November 25 Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins
November 25             Tuesday, 5:00-5:30 p.m. Dinner for all students
November 26

Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.

ALL residence halls close for Thanksgiving Break
November 30 Sunday at NOON ALL residence halls open
December 1 Monday at 8:00 a.m. Thanksgiving recess ends
December 12 Friday Last day of classes
December 13 Saturday Reading Day
December 14-16 Sunday p.m.-Tuesday Final examinations
December 17 Wednesday Reading Day
December 18-20 Thursday-Saturday Final examinations
December 20 Saturday, 5:00-5:30 p.m. Dinner for all students
December 21 Sunday at 10:00 a.m. ALL residence halls close for Winter Break
December 22 Monday All grades due

 

Spring 2015

January 17 Saturday at 9:00 a.m. All residence halls open for the semester
January 17

Saturday (9:00 a.m. - TBD)

Check-in key pick-up (CUB 250)
January 17 Saturday (breakfast) Meal plans begin for all students
January 18 Sunday (TBD) Check-in key pick-up (CUB 250)
January 19 Monday Classes begin
January 30 Friday Last day to add classes or drop without grades or to change the grading option
March 2-23 Monday-Monday Mid-semester reports due

March 6

Friday at 5:00 p.m. Spring recess begins
March 6 Friday, 5:00-5:30 p.m. Dinner for all students
March 7 Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Residence halls close for Spring Break
March 15 Sunday at NOON Residence halls open
March 15 Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Dinner for all students
March 16 Monday at 8:00 a.m. Spring recess ends
April 3 Friday Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W"
April 18 Saturday Get Acquainted Day
May 1 Friday Last day of classes
May 1 Friday Celebration begins in the evening
May 2 Saturday Reading Day/Celebration Day
May 3-5 Sunday p.m. - Tuesday Final examinations
May 6 Wednesday Reading Day
May 7-9 Thursday-Saturday Final examinations
May 9 Saturday, 5:00-5:30 p.m. Dinner for all students
May 10 Sunday at 10:00 a.m. All residence halls close for the semester
May 10 Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Senior week housing begins
May 11 Monday All Grades due
May 11 Monday at 4:00 p.m. Summer housing begins
May 16 Saturday Spring Honors Day
May 16-17 Saturday-Sunday Baccalaureate and Commencement Weekend
May 18 Monday at 10:00 a.m. Senior housing week ends
May 28-31 Thursday-Sunday Alumni College and Reunion Weekend


Major Religious and Civic Holidays 2014-2015:

September 1 Labor Day (National)
Sundown, Sept. 23 - Sundown, Sept. 25 Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)
Sundown, Oct. 3 - Sundown,Oct. 4 Yom Kippur (Jewish)
Sundown, Oct. 3 - Sundown, Oct. 7 Eid al-Adha (Islam)
Sundown, Oct. 8 - Sundown, Oct. 15 Sukkot (Jewish)
October 13 Columbus Day (National)
October 21-25 Diwali (Jain, Hindu, Sikh)
November 1 All Saints' Day (Christian)
November 11 Veterans Day (National)
November 27 Thanksgiving (National)
Sundown, Dec. 16 - Sundown, Dec. 24 Hanukkah (Jewish)
December 25 Christmas (Christian)
January 1 New Year's Day (National)
January 19 Martin Luther King Day
February 16 President's Day (National)
February 18 Ash Wednesday - Lent begins (Christian)
February 19 (Year of the Sheep) Chinese New Year (Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist)
Sundown, March 5 - Sundown, March 6
Purim (Jewish)
Sundown, April 4 - Sundown, April 10 Pesach [Passover] (Jewish)
April 2 Maundy (Holy) Thursday (Christian)
April 3 Good [Holy] Friday (Christian)
April 5 Easter (Christian)
May 25 Memorial Day (National)
Sundown, June 18 Ramadan begins (Islam)
July 4 Fourth of July (National)
Sundown, July 17 - Sundown, July 18 Eid Al Fitr (Islam)