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    Louisiana State University
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 General Catalog

Academic Calendar, 2017-2018



Fall Semester 2017

AUGUST

10-11

Thu-Fri

International Student Orientation

14 Mon Freshman Orientation
16 Wed New Graduate Student Orientation
17 Thu Transfer Orientation
21 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
29 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline 
30 Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline* Date changed to Friday, September 1, 4:00 p.m. deadline, due to campus closure.
30 Wed Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline* Date changed to Friday, September 1, 4:00 p.m. deadline, due to campus closure.

 

SEPTEMBER 4 Mon Labor Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
5 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

 

OCTOBER 17 Tue  Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
19 Thu Fall Holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
22 Sun Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession, and summer term begins, 5:00 p.m.
23 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

 

NOVEMBER 3 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
3 Fri Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m. deadline
3 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
22 Wed Thanksgiving Holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.
27 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
29 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 2 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
3 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
4-9 Mon-Sat Final examinations
12 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
13 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
15 Fri Commencement Day
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

Wintersession 2017

DECEMBER 11 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
11 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline

12

Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
19 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
19 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
22 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
23 Sat Final examinations
25 Mon Winter holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

JANUARY 4 Thu Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Spring Semester 2018

 

JANUARY 3 Wed International Student Orientation
5 Fri Freshman Orientation
8 Mon Transfer Orientation
10 Wed Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
15 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
16 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
19 Fri Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
22 Mon Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
22 Mon Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

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

 

MARCH 13 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.
23 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Fri Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
25 Sun Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

APRIL 1 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.
2 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
25 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
28 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
29 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
30 Mon Final examinations

 

MAY 5 Sat Final examinations end
8 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
9 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Fri Commencement Activities
12 Sat Commencement Activities
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

 

Spring Intersession 2018

MAY 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
25 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
26 Sat Classes CANCELLED
28 Mon  Final Examinations
30 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Summer Term 2018

Session A

MAY 25 Fri International Student Orientation
30 Wed Freshman Orientation  
31 Thu Transfer Orientation

 

JUNE 4 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
6 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
7 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
7 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

JULY 2 Mon Mid-term grades due, 9:00 a.m.
4 Wed Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
5 Thur Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
10 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
10 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
24 Tue Concentrated Study Day
25 Wed Final examinations begin
26 Thu Final examinations end
31 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline

 

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

Session B 

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)

MAY 25 Fri International Student Orientation
29-31 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation 

 

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

 

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

 

AUGUST 3 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
24 Classes

Summer Intersession 2018

AUGUST 6 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
6 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
7 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
7 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
14 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
14 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
17 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
18 Sat Final examinations
22 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes