Graduate School Academic Calendar

2014-2015

Fall Term 2014

Thursday, June 19 MFA Fall Term begins
Thurs, June 19 – Sunday, June 29 MFA Residency
Wed. Aug. 20 New students, with housing assignments, and confirmed arrangements with the Graduate/Theological Student Resident Director may check-in.
Wed. Aug 27 New students arrive and orientation begins.
Thurs. Aug 28 Registration for new students
Mon., Sept 1 Labor Day, No classes
Tues. Sept 2 Classes begin
Mon. Sept 8 Last day to add a semester long class without instructor;s permission.
Mon., Sept 15 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.)Masters Thesis defense copy due.
Tues. Sept 30 Deadline to apply for December 2014 Graduation
Fri. Oct 10 Defense Dissertation & Thesis copies due.
Mon. Oct 13-Tues Oct 14 Reading days, no classes (Caspersen School Optional)
Thurs. Oct 30 Deadline to apply for May 2015 Graduation
Sat. Nov 1 Outstanding Incomplete Grades from Spring 2014 convert to “F” grades
Monday, Nov 3 Spring and Summer 2014 Incomplete and NR Grades flip to F’s
Friday, Nov 7 Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
Monday, Nov 10 – Thursday Nov 13 Registration for the January and Spring 2015 term. (Materials ready one week before. Clear Financial accounts required to register)
Monday, November 24 Final Dissertation & Thesis copies due-defended & edited
Weds, Nov 26-Friday, Nov 28 Thanksgiving recess, no classes.
Mon, Dec 1 Classes resume.
Mon, Dec 15 Last classes meet.
Weds, Dec 17 Semester ends.
Thurs, Dec 18 Grades viewable online

January Term 2015

Monday, Jan 5 – Friday, Jan 23  3 Week Session
Saturday, Jan 3 – Monday, Jan 12 MFA Residency

Spring Term 2015

Mon, Jan 26 Classes Begin.Application due for May commencement.
Mon, Feb 2 Last day to add a semester long class without instructor’s permission
Mon, Feb 9 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.)
Mon, Mar 2 Doctoral Dissertations defense copy due for May candidates.
Fri, Mar 6 Spring Recess begins at 5:00p.m.; residences close at 7:00p.m.; residences re-open at 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 16
Mon, March 16 Classes Resume

Registration for Summer 2015 Semester. (Material available one week before; clear financial account required to register)Registration Guide

Masters Thesis defense copy due for May candidates
Fri, April 3 Last day to withdraw from a semester long class with a grade of “W”
Weds, April 15 Fall 2014 Incomplete and NR grades flip to F
Fri, April 17 Good Friday, no classes.
Mon, April 20 – Thurs, April 23 Registration for the Fall 2015 term. (Materials ready one week before. Clear Financial accounts required to register.)
Fri, April 24 Final Dissertation & Thesis Copies due-defended & edited
Mon, May 4 FLIP DAY, Meet Friday scheduleLast Classes meet
Weds, May 13 Semester ends
Fri, May 15 Baccalaureate Service
Sat, May 16 Commencement 10:30a.m.

Summer School 2015

Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 28 MFA Residency
Monday, May 18 – Thursday, June 25 Session Term Session I (6 weeks)
Monday, June 29 – Thursday, August 6 Session Term Session II (6 weeks)
Monday, May 18 – Thursday, August 6 Session Term Session III (12 weeks)
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Memorial Day, no summer classes
Monday, June 1 Outstanding Incomplete Grades from Fall 2014 convert to “F” grades
Thursday, June 18 – Friday, July 30 Educational Opportunity Scholars Program
Friday, July 3 Independence Day Observed, no summer classes

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
Weds. Sept. 9 Last day to add a semester long class without instructor’s permission.
Mon., Sept. 15 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.
Thurs., Sept. 24 Yom Kippur. No Classes. (Begins with night classes on September 23)
Tues. Sept. 30 Deadline to apply for December 2015 Graduation
Mon. Oct. 5 Defense Dissertation & Thesis copies due.
Mon. Oct. 12-Tues Oct. 13 Reading days, no classes (Caspersen School Optional)
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
Fri., Nov. 6 Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” grade
Mon., Nov. 9 – Fri., Nov. 13 Registration for the January and Spring 2016 term. (Materials ready one week before. Clear Financial accounts required to register)
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