Spring 2018 Dates for Instructional Faculty

(last updated December 1, 2017)

EVENT/ACTIVITY Date Through . . .
Residence Halls Open
(9 a.m.-12 noon for new students)
Thurs, Jan 11
Residence Halls Open
(9 a.m.- 5 p.m. for returning students)
Sun, Jan 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes) Mon, Jan 15
Late Registration
(16-week semester)
Tues, Jan 16
Classes begin
(16-week semester and 1st 8-week term)
Tues, Jan 16
Instructor-initiated drop
(16-week semester and 1st 8-week term)
Tues, Jan 16 Mon, Jan 22
President Troy Paino’s “All University” Opening Assembly (4 p.m., Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall) Wed, Jan 17
Last day to add courses
(By 5 p.m., Semester and 1st 8-week term)
Mon, Jan 22
Last day for seniors graduating this semester to declare Minors (B.A./B.S. students only) Mon, Jan 22
Last day to drop a 1st 8-week course
(Without a grade of a W)
Wed, Jan 24
Last day to drop a 16-week semester course
(Without a grade of a W)
Fri, Feb 2
Declaration of Major is due
(B.A./B.S. students only)
Thu, Feb 8
Last day to change to/from a pass/fail grade
(1st 8-week term)
Wed, Feb 14
Last day to drop a 1st 8-week course
(Without a grade of F)
Wed, Feb 14
Evaluation of courses by students
(1st 8-week term)
Wed, Feb 14 - Sun, Feb 25
Last day of classes (1st 8-week term) Fri, Mar 2
Last day to withdraw from the University (all courses) if registered for a 1st 8-week course (students may not be enrolled for 2nd 8-week term if withdrawing from first 8-week term) Fri, Mar 2
Spring Break – Residence Halls Closed
(16-week semester)
Sat, Mar 3 - Sat, Mar 10
Final examinations for 1st 8-week term Mon, Mar 5 - Fri, Mar 9
Residence halls reopen Sun, Mar 11
Classes resume (16-week semester) Mon, Mar 12
Classes begin ( 2nd 8-week term) Mon, Mar 12
Advising Period (B.A/B.S.) Mon, Mar 12 - Fri, Mar 23
Final grades due at 12 noon (1st 8 week term classes) Wed, Mar 14
Mid-semester deficiency reports due by 12 noon (undergraduate 16 week courses) Fri, Mar 16
Last day to register for 2nd 8-week courses (by 5 p.m.) Fri, Mar 16
Exit Survey of currently enrolled seniors Mon, Mar 19 - Sun, Apr 1
Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course (without a grade of F) Fri, Mar 23
Last day to change from/to a pass/fail grade (16-week course) Fri, Mar 23
Instructor-initiated drop deadline (2nd 8-week term) Fri, Mar 23
Advance registration for upcoming Fall semester begins Mon, Mar 26  -  Fri, Apr 6
Evaluation of courses by students
(16-week semester and 2nd 8-week term)
Mon, Apr 9 - Sun, Apr 22
Last day to drop a 2nd 8-week course (without a grade of W) Wed, Apr 11
Last day to change from/to pass/fail grade in 2nd 8-week course Wed, Apr 11
Multicultural Fair Sat, Apr 14
Last day of classes
(16-week semester and 2nd 8-week term)
Fri, Apr 27
Last day to withdraw from the University if registered for semester courses and/or 2nd 8-week courses Fri, Apr 27
Last day to submit grade change forms for incompletes
(for Fall 2017 semester)
Fri, Apr 27
Reading Day Sat, Apr 28 - Sun, Apr 29
Final examinations
(16-week semester and 2nd 8-week term)
Mon, Apr 30 - Fri, May 4
All residence halls close at 10:00 a.m.
(except for graduating seniors)
Sat, May 5
Grades due for ALL graduating students
(16-week semester and 2nd 8-week term)
Mon, May 7 (noon)
Grades due for ALL non-graduating students
(16-week semester and 2nd 8-week term)
Thu, May 10 (noon)
Graduate Commencement Fri, May 11
Undergraduate Commencement Sat, May 12
Residence halls close at 10:00 a.m. for
graduating seniors
Sun, May 13