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    Louisiana State University
   
 
  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar, 2016-2017



Fall Semester 2016

AUGUST 11-12 Thu-Fri International Student Orientation
12 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)
15-18 Mon-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
17 Wed New Graduate Student Orientation
22 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
24 Wed Final date for submitting to the Graduate School (or updating) “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 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
30 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
31 Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
31 Wed Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

SEPTEMBER 2 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
5 Mon Labor Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
6 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

 

OCTOBER 6 Thu Fall Holiday begins, 7:30 a.m. 
10 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
18 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
23 Sun Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession, and summer term begins, 5:00 p.m.

 

NOVEMBER 4 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Fri Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
14 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Wed Thanksgiving holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.
28 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
30 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

 

DECEMBER 3 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
4 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
5-10 Mon-Sat Final examinations
13 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
14 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
16 Fri Commencement Day
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

Wintersession 2016

DECEMBER 12 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
12 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline

13

Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
13 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
20 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
20 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Fri Winter holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

JANUARY 3 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
3 Tue Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
4 Wed Final examinations
6 Fri Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Spring Semester 2017

 

JANUARY 4 Wed International Student Orientation
5, 6, 9 Thu, Fri, Mon Freshman and Transfer Orientation
10 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)
11 Wed Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
13 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
16 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
17 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
17 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
20 Fri Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Mon Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Mon Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
25 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 27 Mon Mardi Gras holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

MARCH 1 Wed Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.
14 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.
24 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Fri Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
26 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.

 

APRIL 9 Sun Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
10 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)
10 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
17 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
26 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
29 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
30 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends

 

MAY 1-6 Mon-Sat Final examinations
9 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
10 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
11, 12 Thu, Fri Commencement will be held over a two day period, May 11-12
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

 

Spring Intersession 2017

MAY 15 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
15 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
16 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
16 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
26 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
29 Mon  Final Examinations
31 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Summer Term 2017

Session A

MAY 10 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
26 Fri International Student Orientation
30 Tue Freshman and Transfer Orientation  

 

JUNE 1 Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation ends
1 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
5 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
7 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Thu Final date for “Degree Only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval by the Graduate School must be met), 4:30 p.m. deadline
9 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

 

JULY 3 Mon Mid-term grades due, 9:00 a.m.
4 Tue Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
5 Wed Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
10 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
11 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
11 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
25 Tue Concentrated Study Day
26 Wed Final examinations begin
27 Thu Final examinations end

 

AUGUST 1 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
2 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
4 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
35 Classes

Session B 

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)

MAY 26 Fri International Student Orientation
30 Tue Freshman and Transfer Orientation begins

 

JUNE 1 Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation ends
5 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
7 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
27 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
27 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

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

 

AUGUST 4 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
24 Classes

Summer Intersession 2017

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