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Academic Calendar 2015-2016

AUGUST

Date Day Description
22 Sat First-Year Students Arrive
25 Tues Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
26 Wed Founders' Day Convocation
27 Thurs First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
28 Friday Second Day of Classes (Tuesday Class Schedule)


SEPTEMBER

Date Day Description
7 Mon End of Drop/Add Period and S/U Grade Option for Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses
19 Sat Homecoming
23 Wed First-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W)


OCTOBER

Date Day Description
10-13 Sat-Tues
Mid-Term Recess
19 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
28 Wed Full-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with a grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses Drop/Add Period and S/U Grade Option End
30- Nov 1 Fri-Sun Family Weekend


NOVEMBER

Date Day Description
9-13 Mon-Fri Course Registration for spring 2016 Term
13 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W)
21-29 Sat-Sun Thanksgiving Recess


DECEMBER

Date Day Description
11 Fri Last Day of Classes
12-13 Sat-Sun Review Period
14-15 Mon-Tues Examination Period
16 Wed Review Period
17-18 Thurs-Fri Examination Period
19 Sat Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 3:00 pm*
28 Mon All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.


JANUARY

Date Day Description
16 Sat Residence and Dining Halls Open *
18 Mon First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
27 Wed End of Drop/Add Period and S/U Grade Option for Full-Term
and First-Half-of-Term Courses


FEBRUARY

Date Day Description
12 Fri First-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)
19 Fri Deadline for Submission of Applications for Participation on an Approved Program for fall 2016 and/or spring 2017 (Off-Campus Study)


MARCH

Date Day Description
4
Fri Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only)
7 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
12-20 Sat-Sun Mid-Term Recess
23 Wed Full-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with a grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses Drop/add Period and S/U Grade Option End


APRIL

Date Day Description
4-7 Mon-Thurs Course Registration for fall 2016 Term
8 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)
29 Fri Last Day of Classes
30 Sat Review Period


MAY

Date Day Description
1
Sun Review Period
2-3 Mon-Tues Examination Period
4 Wed Review Period
5-6 Thurs-Fri Examination Period
7 Sat Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 3:00 pm *
9 Mon Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
10-11 Tues-Wed Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting-Faculty
14 Sat Baccalaureate
15 Sun Commencement
16 Mon Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 3:00 p.m. *
17 Tues All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.


JUNE

Date Day Description
2-5 Thurs-Sun  Reunion Weekend

*Except for students with prior approval from Residential Life