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    Louisiana State University
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar, 2015-2016



Fall Semester 2015

AUGUST 13-14 Thu-Fri International Student Orientation
14 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School General Examination Results for the doctorate to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline (minimum period of three months is required between completion of the General Exam and completion of the Final Defense)
17 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School (or updating) “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
17-20 Mon-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
19 Wed New Graduate Student Orientation
21 Fri Final date to apply to the Graduate School for the fall semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
24 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
26 Wed Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission to the Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

SEPTEMBER 1 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
2 Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
2 Wed Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
7 Mon Labor Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
8 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

 

OCTOBER 12-17 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
15 Thu Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for spring semester without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
15 Thu Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to the Graduate School for the spring semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
20 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
25 Sun Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession, and summer term begins, 5:00 p.m.
29 Thu Fall holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

NOVEMBER 2 Mon Classes resume, ending Fall holiday, 7:30 a.m.
6 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
6 Fri Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
6 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
16 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
20 Fri Final date for submitting required Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
25 Wed Thanksgiving holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.
30 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

 

DECEMBER 2 Wed Concentrated Study Period begins–no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs
5 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
6 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
7-12 Mon-Sat Final examinations
15 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
16 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
18 Fri Commencement Day
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

Wintersession 2015

DECEMBER 14 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
14 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
15 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
15 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
22 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
22 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Thu Winter holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

JANUARY 4 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
5 Tue Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
6 Wed Final examinations
8 Fri Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Spring Semester 2016

 

JANUARY 6 Wed International Student Orientation
7, 8, 11 Thu, Fri, Mon Freshman and Transfer Orientation
8 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the spring semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
12 Tue Final date for submitting to the Graduate School General Examination results for the doctorate to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline (minimum period of three months is required between completion of the General Exam and completion of the Final Defense)
13 Wed Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
15 Fri Final date for submitting (or updating) to the Graduate School “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
18 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
19 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
19 Tue Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission to the Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline
22 Fri Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
25 Mon Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
25 Mon Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
27 Wed Final date for submitting to the Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

FEBRUARY 8 Mon Mardi Gras holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
10 Wed Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.

 

MARCH 7-12 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
15 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.
20 Sun Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
27 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.
28 Mon Classes resume, ending Spring Break, 7:30 a.m.

 

APRIL 4 Mon Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
4 Mon Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m.
4 Mon Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
11 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School General Examination Results for the doctorate to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline (minimum period of three months is required between completion of the General Exam and completion of the Final Defense)
11 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Tue Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to the Graduate School for the summer term, 12:00 midnight deadline
14 Thu Final date for submitting to the Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
27 Wed Concentrated Study Period begins–no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs
30 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.

 

MAY 1 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
2-7 Mon-Sat Final examinations
10 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
12, 13 Thu, Fri Commencement will be held over a two day period, May 12-13
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

 

Spring Intersession 2016

MAY 16 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
16 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
17 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
17 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
27 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
28 Sat Classes CANCELLED
30 Mon  Final Examinations

 

JUNE 1 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Summer Term 2016

Session A

MAY 11 Wed Final date for submitting (or updating) to the Graduate School “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Thu Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for summer term without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
27 Fri International Student Orientation
31 Tue Freshman and Transfer Orientation  

 

JUNE 2 Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation ends
2 Thu Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission to the Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline
3 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the summer term, 12:00 midnight deadline
6 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
8 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
10 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, theses/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
27-29 Mon-Wed Mid-term examination period begins

 

JULY 4 Mon Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
5 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
6 Wed Mid-term grades due, 9:00 a.m.
11 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
     
25 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
26 Tue Concentrated Study Day
27 Wed Final examinations begin
28 Thu Final examinations end

 

AUGUST 2 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
3 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
5 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
35 Classes

Session B 

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)

MAY 27 Fri International Student Orientation
31 Tue Freshman and Transfer Orientation begins

 

JUNE 2 Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation ends
6 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
8 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
28 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
28 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

JULY 4 Mon Independence Day holiday
5 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
8 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
9 Sat Final examinations
13 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

 

AUGUST 5 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
24 Classes

Summer Intersession 2016

AUGUST 8 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
8 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
16 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
16 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
19 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
20 Sat Final examinations
24 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes