Academic Calendar

2015-16 Academic Year

Fall 2015

  • First Day of Fall 2015 Classes: September 2, 2015
  • Labor Day: September 7, 2015
  • Last day to drop a class without receiving a "W" grade: September 16, 2015
  • Financial Aid Census Date: September 16, 2015, 11:59 pm
  • Initial Fall 2015 Financial Aid Disbursement: September 17, 2015
  • Financial Aid refund checks mailed: September 18, 2015
  • Tuition and fees due in Business Offices: September 16, 2015
  • 100% Tuition Refund Period: through September 16, 2015
  • 50% Tuition Refund Period: through September 30, 2015
  • Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: October 14, 2015
  • Final Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: November 11, 2015
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade: November 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 26 & 27, 2015
  • Last Day of Classes: December 14, 2015
  • Study Day: December 15, 2015
  • Examinations: December 16-18 & 21-22, 2015
  • Backup Exam Date (snow date): December 23, 2015

*NOTE: Examinations dates indicate time frames only; exams occur on specific dates within those time frames.

Spring 2016

  • First Day of Spring 2016 Classes: January 25, 2016
  • Last day to drop a class without receiving a "W" grade: February 5, 2016
  • Financial Aid Census Date: February 5, 2016 11:59 pm
  • Initial Spring 2016 Financial Aid Disbursement: February 8, 2016
  • Financial Aid refund checks mailed: February 9, 2016
  • Tuition and fees due in Business Offices: February 5, 2016
  • 100% Tuition Refund Period: through February 5, 2016
  • 50% Tuition Refund Period: through February 19, 2016
  • Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: March 4, 2016
  • Spring Break: March 21-25, 2016
  • Final Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: April 1, 2016
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade: April 8, 2016
  • Last Day of Classes: May 12
  • Study Day: May 13
  • Examinations: May 16-20

*NOTE: Examinations dates indicate time frames only; exams occur on specific dates within those time frames.

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