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Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2015

June

26 & 29 Scene I Orientation for Freshmen

August

17 Fall student athletes arrive
18 Fall Faculty Workshop 
19 New students arrive  
19 August orientation for freshmen 
21 New transfer students arrive 
21 Freshman Honor Convocation
22 Residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students
24 Classes begin

28 & 29

ASP weekend classes begin

September

3 Fall Convocation

 7

Labor Day holiday 
(No classes; Labor Day laboratories meet another day - TBA) 

29-Oct. 01 SACSCOC Onsite Review Visit

October

2-4

Homecoming & Parent Weekend     

8-9

Fall Break
(Evening classes will meet Thursday, Oct.8)

14

Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor

17 VWC Day Open House

26-30

ASP advising/registration for Spring 2016

26-November 6

Advising weeks for spring 2016 registration

November

2

Advance Registration for Spring Semester 2016 begins

6 Last day for dropping a course without automatic W
14 VWC Day Open House

25-27

Thanksgiving holiday
(Only Monday evening classes meet this week)

30 Classes resume

December

4

Classes end
(Evening classes end Dec. 3)

4-10

Evening and weekend final examinations

5

Reading Day

6

December Graduate Reception

7-10

Final exams

10

Semester ends after last exam

10 Residence halls close at 5 p.m.

Spring Semester 2016

January

4-22

Winter Session
(Residence Halls open for Winter Session on Jan. 3; Drop WS course without record—Jan. 6; Drop WS course without automatic WF—Jan. 8)

21 Spring Faculty Workshop
22 New freshmen and transfer students arrive
22 New Student Orientation
23 Residence halls open at 10 a.m. for returning students

25

Classes begin

29- 30

 

February

5&6 ASP weekend classes begin

6

VWC Day Open House

March

5 VWC Day Open House

21-28

Spring Break
(ASP classes meet Saturday, March 19)

27 Easter Sunday
28 Easter Monday Holiday    (Monday labs meet another day-TBA.)
29 Classes resume
31 Mid-Semester Progress Reports available on WebAdvisor

April

4-8 ASP advising/registration for Summer/Fall 2016 begins
4-15 Advising weeks for Fall 2016 registration
9 Admitted Freshman Day
11 Advance registration for Summer and Fall 2016 begins
15 Last day for dropping a course without automatic WF

29

Faculty Assembly/Faculty approve graduates

May

2 Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair

4

Classes end
(Evening classes end May 3)

4-10

Evening and weekend final examinations

5

Reading day
(also Faculty Retirement Reception & Tree Planting Day)

6 - 10

Final exams

10

Residence halls close at 5 p.m., except for graduates

14

Commencement

23

Summer Session begins

August

August 12 Summer Session ends

Religious Holidays for Muslim and Jewish faculty, staff and students:   
Eid al-Fitr: July 6, 2016
Rosh Hashana: begins at sunset Sept 13, ends at sunset Sept 15;
Yom Kippur: begins at sunset Sept 22, ends at sunset Sept 23.
Passover: begins at sunset Apr 22, ends at sunset Apr 30, 2016.

Update 07-15-15


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