Fall 2026

August

Date Day Description
23 Sunday First-Year Students Arrive
25 Tuesday Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
26 Wednesday Drop/Add Period Begins; Founders' Day Convocation
27 Thursday 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
3 Thursday All courses require instructor permission to add
4 Friday Last day to request instructor permission to add Full- and First-Half-of-Term courses
7 Monday Last day to complete drop/add for Full- and First-Half-of-Term courses
23 Wednesday First-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
TBD Friday-Sunday Homecoming

October

Date Day Description
10-13 Saturday-Tuesday Mid-Term Recess
16 Friday First-Half-of-Term Courses End
19 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
26 Monday First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
28 Wednesday

Full-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Full-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Drop/Add period ends

TBD Friday-Saturday Family Weekend

November

Date Day Description
9-13 Monday-Friday Course Registration for Spring 2027 Term
13 Friday Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
21-29 Saturday-Sunday Thanksgiving Recess

December

Date Day Description
11 Friday Last Day of Classes
12-13 Saturday-Sunday Review Period
14-15 Monday-Tuesday Examination Period
16 Wednesday Review Period
17-18 Thursday-Friday Examination Period
19 Saturday Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 12:00 p.m.*
28 Monday All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.

Spring 2027

January

Date Day Description
16 Saturday Residence and Dining Halls Open *
17 Sunday Drop/Add Period Begins
18 Monday First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
23 Saturday All courses require instructor permission to add
25 Monday Last day to request instructor permission to add Full- and First-Half-of-Term courses 
27 Wednesday Last day to complete drop/add for Full- and First-Half-of-Term courses

February

Date Day Description
12 Friday First-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
First-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline

March

Date Day Description
5 Friday Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only);
First-Half-of-Term-Courses End
8 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
13-21 Saturday-Sunday Mid-Term Recess
15 Monday First-Half-of-Term Course Grades Due
24 Wednesday Full-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Full-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Drop/add Period Ends

April

Date Day Description
5-8 Monday-Friday Course Registration for fall 2027 term
12 Monday Second-Half-of-Term Courses: Course Withdrawal Deadline
Second-Half-of-Term Courses: S/U Grade Option Deadline
30 Friday Last Day of Classes

May

Date Day Description
1-2 Saturday-Sunday Review Period
3-4 Monday-Tuesday Examination Period
5 Wednesday Review Period
6-7 Thursday-Friday Examination Period
8 Saturday Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 12:00 p.m. *
10 Monday Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
11-12 Tuesday-Wednesday Core Pedagogy Retreat
15 Saturday Baccalaureate
16 Sunday Commencement
16 Sunday Residence Halls Close to All Seniors, 5:00 p.m. *
18 Tuesday All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
27-30 Thursday-Sunday Reunion Weekend