Graduate School Academic Calendar

2015-2016

Fall Term 2015

Wed. Aug. 19 New students, with housing assignments, and confirmed arrangements with the Graduate/Theological Student Resident Director may check-in.
Wed. Aug. 26 New students arrive. Registration for new students
Thurs. Aug. 27 Graduate classes begin
Mon., Sept. 7 Labor Day, No classes
Fri. Sept. 4 Last day to add a semester long class without instructor’s permission.
Fri., Sept. 11 Last day to add a semester long class with instructor’s signature, to change P/F option, Enroll from Wait List or drop a semester long class without a “W” (Note: No reduction in charges for any reduced load after this date.)Masters Thesis defense copy due.
Weds., Sept. 23 Yom Kippur. No Classes. (Begins with night classes on September 22)
Tues. Sept. 30 Deadline to apply for December 2015 Graduation
Fri. Oct. 2 No Classes. Inauguration of President Baenninger
Mon. Oct. 5 Defense Dissertation & Thesis copies due.
Mon. Oct. 12-Tues Oct. 13 Reading days, no classes (Caspersen School Optional)
Mon. Oct 26 HOLD email sent to students (failure to clear HOLDS prevents Jan/Spring 2016 registration)
Thurs., Oct. 29 Deadline to apply for May 2016 Graduation
Mon., Nov. 2 Spring and Summer 2015 Incomplete and NR Grades flip to F’s
Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
Mon., Nov. 9 Registration for the January and Spring 2016 terms begins.
Mon., Nov. 23 Final Dissertation & Thesis copies due-defended & edited
Weds., Nov. 25-Fri., Nov. 27 Thanksgiving recess, no classes.
Mon, Nov. 30 Classes resume.
Thurs., Dec. 10 Last classes meet.
Fri., Dec. 18 Semester ends. Grades available online

January Term 2016

Mon., Jan. 4 – Fri., Jan. 15  2 Week Session
Sat., Jan. 2 – Mon. Jan. 11 MFA Residency

Spring Term 2016

Tues., Jan. 19 Classes Begin.
Mon, Jan. 25 Last day to add a semester long class without instructor’s permission
Mon, Feb. 1 Last day to add a semester long class with instructor’s signature, to change P/U option, Enroll from Wait List or drop a semester long class without a “W” (Note: No reduction in charges for any reduced load after this date.)
Fri., Mar. 4 Doctoral Dissertations defense copy due for May candidates.
Fri, Mar. 4 Spring Recess begins at 5:00p.m.; residences close at 7:00p.m.; residences re-open at 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 13
Mon, Mar. 14 Classes Resume

Registration for Summer 2016 Semester. (Material available one week before; clear financial account required to register)Registration Guide

Fri., Mar. 25 Good Friday. No Classes
Fri, Apr. 1 Last day to withdraw from a semester long class with a grade of “W”
Weds, Apr. 13 Fall 2015 Incomplete and NR grades flip to F
Mon, Apr. 18 – Thurs, Apr. 21 Registration for the Fall 2016 term. (Materials ready one week before. Clear Financial accounts required to register.)
Fri, Apr. 29 Final Dissertation & Thesis Copies due-defended & edited
Mon, May 2 Last Classes meet
Weds, May 11 Semester ends
Fri, May 13 Baccalaureate Service
Sat, May 16 Commencement 10:30a.m.

Summer School 2016

Mon., May 16 – Thurs., June 23 Session Term Session I (6 weeks)
Mon., June 27 – Thurs., Aug. 4 Session Term Session II (6 weeks)
Mon., May 16 – Thurs., Aug. 4 Session Term Session III (12 weeks)
Mon., May 30 Memorial Day Memorial Day, no summer classes
Weds., June 1 Outstanding Incomplete Grades from Fall 2015 convert to “F” grades
Thurs., June 16 – Fri., July 29 Educational Opportunity Scholars Program
Fri., July 1 Independence Day Observed, no summer classes

2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016

Monday, Aug 29 First day of classes
Monday, Sept 5 Labor Day. No classes
Wednesday, Nov 23 – Friday, Nov 25 Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec 9 Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec 10 and Sunday, Dec 11 Reading Days
Monday, Dec 12 – Friday, Dec 16 Final Exams
Friday, Dec 16 Last day of term
Monday, Jan 16 MLK Holiday
Monday, Jan 16 Spring start
Saturday Mar 18, Saturday Mar 25, and  Saturday Apr 1 Snow day make up days
Monday, March 6 – Friday, March 10 Spring break
Friday, April 28 Last day of classes
Saturday, April 29 and  Sunday, April 30 Reading days
Monday, May 1 – Friday, May 5 Final Exams
Friday, May 5 Last day of term
Monday, May 8 Final Grades due (Graduates)
Saturday, May 13 Commencement
Monday, May 22 – Thursday, Aug 10 (12 wks) Summer school

2017-2018

Fall Semester 2017

Monday, Aug 28 First day of classes
Monday, Sept 4 Labor Day. No classes
Wednesday, Nov 22 – Friday, Nov 24 Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec 8 Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec 9 – Sunday, Dec 10 Reading Days
Monday, Dec 11 – Friday, Dec 15 Final Exams
Friday, Dec 15 Last day of term
Monday, Jan 15 MLK Holiday
Monday, Jan 15 Spring start
Saturday, Mar 17, Saturday, Mar 24, and Saturday, Mar 31 Snow day make up days
Monday, March 5 – Friday, March 9 Spring break
Friday, April 27 Last day of classes
Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 Reading days
Monday, Apr 30 – Friday, May 4 Final Exams
Friday, May 4 Last day of term
Monday, May 7 Final Grades due (Graduates)
Saturday, May 12 Commencement
Monday, May 21 – Thursday, August 9 (12 wks) Summer school

2018-2019

Fall Semester 2018

Monday, Aug 27 First day of classes
Monday, Sept 3 Labor Day. No classes
Wednesday, Nov 28 – Friday, Nov 30 Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec 7 Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec 8 and  Sunday Dec 9 Reading Days
Monday, Dec 10 – Friday, Dec 14 Final Exams
Friday, Dec 14 Last day of term
Monday, Jan 21 MLK Holiday
Monday, Jan 14 Spring start
Saturday, Mar 16, Saturday, Mar 23, and Saturday, Mar 30 Snow day make up days
March 4 – March 8 Spring break
Friday, Apr 26 Last day of classes
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday April 28 Reading days
Monday, Apr 29 – Friday, May 3 Final Exams
Friday, May 3 Last day of term
Monday, May 6 Final Grades due (Graduates)
Saturday,  May 11 Commencement
Monday, May 20 – Thursday, Aug 8 Summer school

2019-2020

Fall Semester 2019

Monday, Aug 26 First day of classes
Monday, Sept 2 Labor Day. No classes
Wednesday, Nov 27 – Friday, Nov 29 Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec 6 Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec 7 and  Sunday, Dec 8 Reading Days
Monday, Dec 9 – Friday, Dec 13 Final Exams
Friday, Dec 13 Last day of term
Monday, Jan 20 MLK Holiday
Monday, Jan 13 Spring start
Saturday, Mar 14, Saturday, Mar 21, and Saturday, Mar 28 Snow day make up days
March 2 – March 6 Spring break
Friday, Apr 24 Last day of classes
Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 Reading days
Monday, Apr 27 – Friday, May 1 Final Exams
Friday, May 1 Last day of term
Monday, May 4 Final Grades due (Graduates)
Saturday, May 9 Commencement
Monday, May 18 – Thursday, Aug 6 Summer school

2020-2021

Fall Semester 2020

Monday, Aug 31 First day of classes
Monday, Sept 7 Labor Day. No classes
Wednesday, Nov 25 – Friday, Nov 27 Thanksgiving
Friday, Dec 11 Last day of classes
Saturday, Dec 12 and Sunday, Dec 13 Reading Days
Monday, Dec 14 – Friday, Dec 18 Final Exams
Friday, Dec 18 Last day of term
Monday, Jan 18 MLK Holiday
Monday, Jan 18 Spring start
Saturday, Mar 20, Saturday, Mar 27, and Saturday, April 3 Snow day make up days
March 8 – March 12 Spring break
Friday, Apr 30 Last day of classes
Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2 Reading days
Monday, May 3 – Friday, May 7 Final Exams
Friday, May 7 Last day of term
Monday, May 10 Final Grades due (Graduates)
Saturday, May 15 Commencement
Monday, May 24 Summer school