Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 General Catalog 
    
2019-2020 General Catalog

Academic Calendar, 2019-2020



Fall Semester 2019

AUGUST

15-16

Thu-Fri

International Student Orientation

19 Mon Freshman Orientation
22 Thu Transfer Orientation
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 to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

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

 

NOVEMBER 8 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Fri Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m. deadline
8 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
27 Wed Thanksgiving Holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.

 

DECEMBER 2 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
4 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
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
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes

Wintersession 2019

DECEMBER 17 Tue Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
17 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline

18

Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
18 Wed Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
24 Tue Winter Holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.

 

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

Spring Semester 2020

 

JANUARY 6 Mon International Student Orientation
8 Wed Freshman Orientation
9 Thu Transfer Orientation
13 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m. 
20 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday
22 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W”, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
23 Thu Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

FEBRUARY 24 Mon Mardi Gras holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
26 Wed Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.

 

MARCH 10 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.
23 Mon Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
29 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession, and Wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.
30 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

 

APRIL 6 Mon Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
6 Mon Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
6 Mon Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
10 Fri Good Friday Holiday
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
15-16 Fri-Sat Commencement will be held over a two-day period
42 MWF Classes; 29 TTh Classes

 

Spring Intersession 2020

MAY 18 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
18 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m. deadline
19 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m. deadline
19 Tue Final date to petition deans’ offices to invoke the Grade Exclusion Policy, 4:30 p.m. deadline
26 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
26 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline
29 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
30 Sat Final Examinations

 

JUNE 2 Tue Final grades due, 9:00 a.m. deadline
11 Classes

Summer Term 2020

Session A

JUNE 1 Mon International Student Orientation
3 Wed Freshman Orientation
4 Thu 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

 

JULY 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.
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
27 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
28 Tue Concentrated Study Day
29-30 Wed-Thu Final examinations

 

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 

JUNE 1 Mon International Student Orientation
3 Wed Freshman Orientation 
4 Thu 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 dropping courses, 4:30 p.m. deadline
30 Tue Final date for resigning from the university, 4:30 p.m. deadline

 

JULY 3 Fri Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
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 2020

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