Spring 2015 Academic Calendar

Monday - Friday,
Dec. 15-19, 2014
Mini session classes begin
 Monday, Dec. 15

Last day to add/drop mini session classes without permission

Last day to drop mini session classes and receive 100% financial credit

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Mini session add/drop with permission begins.
Grade of W issued for courses dropped with instructor's permission

No financial credit given starting this date

Monday - Friday,
Jan. 5-9
Mini session classes continue
Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Final orientation and registration for new undergraduate students

Residence halls reopen beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Classes begin, including first half-semester (8W1) classes
Add/drop and late registration begin (A $50 late registration fee assessed)

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Last day to add/drop 8W1 classes without permission

Last day to drop 8W1 classes and receive 100% financial credit

Friday, Jan. 16Last day to register late for full-semester classes
Saturday, Jan. 17Saturday classes begin
Monday, Jan. 19

Martin Luther King holiday

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Last day to drop full-semester classes and receive 100% financial credit

Last day to add/drop full-term classes without permission

Monday - Tuesday,
Feb. 16 - 17
Mardi Gras holiday
Friday, March 6

Last day of and final examinations for first half-semester (8W1) classes

Midpoint in semester
Monday - Friday,
March 9-13

Spring Break holiday

Monday, March 16

Classes resume

Second half-semester (8W2) classes begin

Wednesday, March 18

Last day to add/drop second half-semester (8W2) classes without permission

Last day to drop 8W2 courses and receive 100% financial credit

Wednesday, April 1Last day to drop full-term courses with permission and receive grade of W (withdrawal)
Last day to withdrawal from the University
Thursday, April 2Last day to file application for degree for summer 2015 commencement
Friday, April 3Good Friday holiday
Tuesday, April 28Tuesday night class examinations
Wednesday, April 29Wednesday night class examinations
Thursday, April 30

Thursday night class examinations

Friday, May 1

Last day of full term and second half-semester (8W2) classes

Monday - Thursday,
May 4-7

Full-term and 8W2 final exams
Friday, May 8

Commencement - Reed Green Coliseum
10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 9Residence halls close at noon
Monday, May 11Final faculty grade submission due into SOAR by 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Tuesday,
May 11 - 12
Registrar’s Office processes end of term grades. 
Wednesday, May 13Grades available to view in SOAR for students completing their course evaluations.