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2013-2014 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar, 2013-2014



Fall Semester 2013

AUGUST 15-16 Thu-Fri International Student Orientation
16 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)
19-22 Mon-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
21 Wed New Graduate Student Orientation
23 Fri Final date to apply to The Graduate School for the fall semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
26 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.

 

SEPTEMBER 2 Mon Labor Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
3 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
4 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
5 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
5 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
6 Fri Final date for submitting to The Graduate School (or updating) “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
6 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

 

OCTOBER 14-19 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
15 Tue Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for spring semester without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
15 Tue 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 Sun Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession, and summer term begins, 5:00 p.m.
22 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

 

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

 

DECEMBER 2 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
4 Wed Concentrated Study Period–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
7 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
8 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
9-14 Mon-Sat Final examinations
17 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
18 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
20 Fri Commencement Day
43 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

Wintersession 2013

DECEMBER
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
24 Tue Winter holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

JANUARY 2 Thu Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
2 Thu Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
2 Thu Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
6 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
7 Tue Final examinations
9 Thu Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Spring Semester 2014

JANUARY 8 Wed International Student Orientation
9, 10, 13 Thu, Fri, Mon Freshman and Transfer Orientation
10 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the spring semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
14 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)
15 Wed Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
20 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
21 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
27 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
31 Fri Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
31 Fri 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

 

FEBRUARY 4 Tue Final date for submitting (or updating) to The Graduate School “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Tue 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

 

MARCH 2 Sun Mardi Gras holiday begins
5 Wed Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.
10-15 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
18 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.

 

APRIL
4 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
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
6 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.
14 Mon Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
14 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)
14 Mon Final date for submitting to The Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
15 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
17 Thu Final date for submitting to The Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, 12:00 p.m. deadline
21 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
30 Wed Concentrated Study Period–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

 

MAY 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
15-17 Thu,  Fri, Sat Commencement will be held either May 15-16 or 16-17. Exact dates to be announced fall 2013.
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

 

Spring Intersession 2014

MAY 20 Tue Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
20 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
21 Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Sat Classes CANCELLED
29 Thu Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
29 Thu Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

JUNE 2 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
3 Tue Final examinations
5 Thu Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Summer Term 2014

Session A

MAY
15 Thu Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for summer term without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
30 Fri International Student Orientation  

 

JUNE
3-5 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
6 Fri Final date to apply online to The Graduate School for the summer term, 12:00 midnight deadline
9 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
11 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 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
13 Fri Final date for submitting (or updating) to The Graduate School “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
13 Fri Final date for submitting to The Graduate School “Requests for Final Exams” (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
30 Mon Mid-term examination period begins

 

JULY 2 Wed Mid-term examination period ends
4 Fri Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
7 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
8 Tue Mid-term grades due, 9:00 a.m.
14 Mon Final date for submitting to The Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 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 Final date for submitting required Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
28 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
29 Tue Concentrated Study Day
30 Wed Final examinations begin
31 Thu Final examinations end

 

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

Session B 

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)

MAY 30 Fri International Student Orientation

 

JUNE 3-5 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
9 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
11 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
12 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

JULY 1 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
1 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Fri Independence Day holiday
7 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
11 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
12 Sat Final examinations
16 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

 

AUGUST 8 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
24 Classes

Summer Intersession 2014

AUGUST 4 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
4 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
5 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 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
15 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
16 Sat Final examinations
20 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes