Academic Calendar for 2015-2016

ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2015-2016 (PDF)

FALL SEMESTER 2015

August 13-14

Thursday-Friday

Faculty/Staff Institute

August 14

Friday

Student Leadership Retreat

August 15

Saturday

Residence halls open for new students

Freshman Orientation begins

August 18

Tuesday

Residence halls open for continuing and transfer students

Clearing of student accounts and issuing of registration permits

Registration for freshmen

August 19

Wednesday

Registration for continuing and transfer students

August 20

Thursday

Fall Semester classes begin

Late registration begins

August  24

Monday

Last day to register or add courses

 

September  4

Friday

Last day to drop a course without penalty

September  7

Monday

Labor Day Holiday

September  10

Thursday

Annual Fall Convocation

September 23

Wednesday (Afternoon)

Institutional Service Activities

 

October 5-8

Monday-Thursday

Mid-semester examinations

October 9

Friday

Mid-semester grades due in Office of Admissions and Records

October 13

Tuesday

Graduate and Professional Schools Information Day   

October 15

Thursday

Fall Semester Honors Day Convocation

October 29

Thursday (Afternoon)

Institutional Service Activities

                                                                                                             

November 2-13

Monday-Friday

Academic planning, advisement, and pre-registration for  Spring Semester

November 16-20

Monday-Friday

American Education Week

November 21

Saturday

Annual Fall Harvest Worship Service/Rally/Parade

November 25

Wednesday

Thanksgiving recess begins at 5:00 p.m.

 

November 30

Monday

Thanksgiving recess ends at 8:00 a.m.

December 3

Thursday

Last day of classes for fall semester

December 4

 Friday

Posttests for freshmen

December 6

Sunday

Annual Christmas Concert

December 7

Monday

Final examinations begin

December 10

Thursday

Final examinations end

Residence halls close

December 15

Tuesday

Fall Semester grades due in Office of  Admissions and Records

 

 SPRING SEMESTER 2016

January  4

 

Monday

Faculty and staff  return

Faculty/Staff Mid-Year Conference

January  5

 

Tuesday

Residence halls open for new and continuing students

Clearing of student accounts and issuing of registration permits

January  6

 

Wednesday

Registration for 2016 Spring Semester

January  7

 

Thursday

Classes begin

Late registration begins

January 11

 

Monday

Last day to register or add courses

January 14

 

Thursday

President’s Informational Session

January 15

 

Friday

Last day to drop a course without penalty

January 18

 

Monday

Martin Luther King, Jr., Birthday Observance

January 24-30

 

Sunday - Saturday

Homecoming Week

January 27

 

Wednesday (Afternoon)

Institutional Service Activities

 

February 1-5

 

Monday-Friday

African-American History Week

February 3

 

Wednesday

Middle School Visitation Day

February  4

 

Thursday

Spring Semester Honors Day Convocation

February 9-12

 

Tuesday-Friday

Science in Action Week

February 10

 

Wednesday

High School Visitation Day

February 16-19

 

Tuesday-Friday

Religious Emphasis Week

February  19

 

Friday

Mid-Winter Banquet and Rally

February 22-25

 

Monday-Thursday

Mid-semester examinations

February 26

 

Friday

Mid-semester grades due in Office of  Admissions and Records

Spring Break begins after 5:00 p.m. classes

 

March 7

 

Monday

Spring Break ends at 8:00 a.m.

March 7-18

 

Monday-Friday

Academic Planning, Advisement, and Pre-Registration for Fall Semester

March 15

 

Tuesday

Prizes and Awards Night

March 15-18

 

Tuesday-Friday

Honors Week

March 16-18

 

Wednesday-Friday

Career Fest

March 17

 

Thursday (Afternoon)

Institutional Service Activities

March 21-25

 

Monday-Friday

Fine Arts Festival

March 24

 

Thursday

Annual Easter Worship Service

March 25

 

Friday

Easter recess begins after 5:00 p.m.

March 29

 

Tuesday

Easter recess ends at 8:00 a.m.

 

April 26-29

 

Tuesday - Friday

Final examinations for graduating seniors

April  28

 

Thursday

Last day of classes for Spring Semester

Examinations in selected courses for freshmen

April 29

 

Friday

Final grades for graduating seniors due in Office of Admissions and Records

 

May 2-6

 

Monday - Friday

Senior Week Activities

May 2

 

Monday

Final examinations begin

May 5

 

Thursday

Final examinations end

May 7

 

Saturday

Annual Commencement Convocation

Residence halls close

May 10

 

Tuesday

Spring Semester grades due in Office of Admissions and Records

Last day of academic year for faculty

SUMMER SCHOOL 2016

June 6

 

Monday

Registration

June 7

 

Tuesday

Classes begin

July 19

 

Tuesday

Final examinations