Academic Calendar 2011–2012

First Semester

August 27 Saturday 8 a.m. Residence halls open for new students
  28 Sunday noon Residence halls open for returning students
  29 Monday 8–11 a.m.
12:30–5 p.m.
Advising Day
  29 Monday 4:30 p.m. Opening Convocation
  29 Monday 6 p.m. Evening classes begin
  30 Tuesday 8 a.m. Day classes begin
  30 Tuesday 8 a.m. Add/drop period begins
September 6
Tuesday 4:30 p.m.
Add/drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
October 7
Friday 5 p.m. Fall Break begins

12
Wednesday 8 a.m.
Classes resume 

14–16 Friday–Sunday 5 p.m. Homecoming/Family Weekend

19 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
 November 4 Friday a.m. Spring 2012 registration begins
  4 Friday 4:30 p.m.
Last day to change fall registration or withdraw from a course
  11 Friday
 p.m. Spring 2012 registration ends
  23
Wednesday

noon

Thanksgiving vacation begins
  28 Monday 8 a.m.
Classes resume
December
9 Friday 4:30 p.m.
Last day for first-semester freshmen to withdraw from a course
  9
Friday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  10 Saturday
Reading day
  11
Sunday . Reading day

12–17
Monday–Saturday
Final examinations
  15
Thursday
9 p.m.
Evening classes end
  17
Saturday
 5 p.m.
Semester ends
  21
Wednesday
 noon Final grades due

Second Semester

January 16 Monday noon Residence halls open for students
  16 Monday   Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday–No Classes
  17 Tuesday 8 a.m. Add/drop period begins
  17 Tuesday 8 a.m. Day classes begin
  17 Tuesday 6:30 p.m. Evening classes begin
  24 Tuesday 4:30 p.m. Add/drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of "W"
February 14 Tuesday 11 a.m. Founders Day
 March 2 Friday 5 p.m. Spring vacation begins

12
Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
  21 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due
 April 5 Thursday 4:30 p.m. Last day to change registration or withdraw from a course
  5 Thursday 5 p.m. Easter Break begins
  9
Monday 6 p.m. Classes resume

13 Friday 4:30 p.m.
Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December 2013
  13
Friday

a.m.

Fall 2012 registration begins
  20
Friday a.m.  Fall 2012 registration ends
 May 2
Wednesday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first semester-freshmen to withdraw from a course

2
Wednesday 5 p.m. Day classes end
  3 Thursday
Reading day
  4–5 Friday–Saturday   Final examinations
  6
Sunday   Reading day
  7–10 Monday–Thursday   Final examinations
  10 Thursday 9 p.m.
Evening classes end; semester ends
  11 Friday noon Senior grades due
  12 Saturday 9 a.m. Baccalaureate Service
  12 Saturday 11 a.m. 143rd Commencement
  18
 Friday  noon  Final grades due


 2011-12 Academic Calendar - Printable Version