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    Louisiana State University
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar, 2014-2015



Fall Semester 2014

AUGUST 14-15 Thu-Fri International Student Orientation
15 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)
18-21 Mon-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
20 Wed New Graduate Student Orientation
22 Fri Final date to apply to the Graduate School for the fall semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
25 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.

 

SEPTEMBER 1 Mon Labor Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
2 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
3 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 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
5 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
5 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 2 Thu Fall holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
6 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
13-18 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
14 Tue Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for spring semester without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
14 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
19 Sun Course scheduling for spring semester, spring intersession, and summer term begins, 5:00 p.m.
21 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

 

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

 

DECEMBER 1 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
3 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
6 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
7 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
8-13 Mon-Sat Final examinations
16 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
17 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m. deadline
19 Fri Commencement Day
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

Wintersession 2014

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

 

JANUARY 2 Fri Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
5 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
6 Tue Final examinations
8 Thu Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Spring Semester 2015

JANUARY 7 Wed International Student Orientation
8, 9, 12 Thu, Fri, Mon Freshman and Transfer Orientation
9 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the spring semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
13 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)
14 Wed Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
19 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
20 Tue Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
23 Fri Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
26 Mon Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
26 Mon Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
26 Mon 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
28 Wed Final date for submitting (or updating) to the Graduate School “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m. deadline
28 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 15 Sun Mardi Gras holiday begins
18 Wed Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.

 

MARCH 2-7 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
10 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.
22 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, summer intersession, and wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.
30 Mon Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
30 Mon Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
30 Mon Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

APRIL 3 Fri Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
13 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
13 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)
13 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m. deadline
14 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
16 Thu Final date for submitting to the Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
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

 

MAY 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
14-15 Thurs and Fri Commencement
41 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

 

Spring Intersession 2015

MAY 19 Tue Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
19 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
20 Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
20 Wed Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Sat Classes CANCELLED
28 Thu Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
28 Thu Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

JUNE 1 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
2 Tue Final examinations
4 Thu Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Summer Term 2015

Session A

MAY 14 Thu Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for summer term without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
29 Fri International Student Orientation  

 

JUNE 2-4 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
5 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the summer term, 12:00 midnight deadline
8 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
10 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
11 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
11 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
11 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
12 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
12 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
29 Mon Mid-term examination period begins

 

JULY 1 Wed Mid-term examination period ends
3 Fri Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
6 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
7 Tue Mid-term grades due, 9:00 a.m.
13 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 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 Final date for submitting required Graduate School edits to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
27 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
28 Tue Concentrated Study Day
29 Wed Final examinations begin
30 Thu Final examinations end

 

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

Session B 

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)

MAY 29 Fri International Student Orientation

 

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

 

JULY 3 Fri Independence Day holiday
6 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
10 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
11 Sat Final examinations
15 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline

 

AUGUST 7 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
24 Classes

Summer Intersession 2015

AUGUST 3 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
3 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
4 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 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
14 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
15 Sat Final examinations
19 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes