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Academic Calendar

Fall 2018 Semester 
July 30, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
August 17, Friday Liberal Arts In Focus ends.
August 24, FridayFaculty/staff opening meeting, 10:30 a.m.
August 25, SaturdayResidence halls open for new students, 9:00 a.m.
August 25, SaturdayMatriculation Convocation, 3:00 p.m.
August 26, SundayResidence halls open for returning students, 9:00 a.m.
August 28, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
September 7, FridayHalf-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
September 17, SundayConstitution and Citizenship Day.
September 21, FridayLast day for removing incompletes.
September 21, FridayFull-semester course withdrawal deadline (without asterisk)*.
September 21-22, Fri.-Sat.Fall Fest, Family Weekend and Homecoming.
October 5, Friday Half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*.
October 19, FridayMid-semester D and F grade reports due.
October 19, FridayLast class day for half-semester courses.
October 19, FridayFall vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
October 29, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
October 29, MondaySecond half-semester courses begin.
October 29, MondayRegistration begins for spring classes.
October 29, MondayMid-semester grade reports are distributed to students and advisers.
November 7, WednesdaySecond half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
November 9, FridayFull-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)* and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline.
November 9, FridayRegistration ends.
November 22, ThursdayThanksgiving Day; classes suspended.
November 23, FridayClasses suspended; Commons and residence halls will be open.
December 4, Tuesday Half-semester withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*.
December 14, FridayLast day of classes.
December 17, MondayFinal examinations begin. **
December 19, WednesdayReading Day.
December 20, ThursdayLast day of final examinations.
  • *Transcript indications for “without asterisk” or “with asterisk”: “without asterisk” indicates that the course will not be listed on the transcript; “with asterisk” indicates that course will appear on the transcript noting that the course was dropped after the third full week of classes.
  • **Students are expected to take their examinations at the scheduled times and will not have their schedules changed because of transportation difficulties or job appointments.
  • The Pickard Commons will be closed during the fall, midwinter, and spring vacations. Residence halls will be closed during midwinter vacation, but may remain open during fall and spring breaks if there is sufficient demand.
Spring 2019 Semester 
January 7, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
January 18, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.
January 20, SundayResidence halls open for all students, 9:00 a.m.
January 21, MondayMartin Luther King Day, the college encourages and provides options for student, faculty and staff participation with volunteer and/or other learning activities that fulfill the vision of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 22, TuesdayClasses begin, 8:00 a.m.
January 25, FridayHalf-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
January 29, TuesdayFounders’ Day Celebration, 11:15 a.m.
February 22, FridayLast day for removing incompletes.
February 22, FridayFull-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
March 5, TuesdayHalf-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*.
March 15, FridayMid-semester D and F grade reports due.
March 15, FridayLast class day for half-semester courses.
March 15, FridaySpring vacation begins, 5:00 p.m.
March 25, MondayClasses resume, 8:00 a.m.
March 25, MondaySecond half-semester classes begin.
March 25, MondayRegistration begins for fall classes.
March 25, MondayMid-semester grade reports are distributed to students and advisors.
March 27, WednesdaySecond half-semester course add/drop deadline (without asterisk)*.
March 29, FridayFull-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)* and election of Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory option deadline.
March 29, FridayRegistration ends.
April 24, WednesdayCatalyst Day, classes suspended
April 24, WednesdayAwards Convocation, 7:00 p.m.
April 30, TuesdaySecond half-semester course withdrawal deadline (with asterisk)*.
May 7, TuesdayLast day of classes.
May 8, WednesdayReading day.
May 9, ThursdayFinal examinations begin.**
May 15, WednesdayLast day of final examinations.
May 19, SundayCommencement, 1:30 p.m.
May 20, MondayLiberal Arts In Focus begins.
June 7, FridayLiberal Arts In Focus ends.
  • *Transcript indications for “without asterisk” or “with asterisk”: “without asterisk” indicates that the course will not be listed on the transcript; “with asterisk” indicates that course will appear on the transcript noting that the course was dropped after the third full week of classes.
  • **Students are expected to take their examinations at the scheduled times and will not have their schedules changed because of transportation difficulties or job appointments.
  • The Pickard Commons will be closed during the fall, midwinter, and spring vacations. Residence halls will be closed during midwinter vacation, but may remain open during fall and spring breaks if there is sufficient demand.
Fall 2019 Semester 
July 29, MondayLiberal Arts in Focus begins.
August 16, FridayLiberal Arts in Focus ends.
August 23, FridayFaculty/staff opening meeting, 10:30 a.m.
August 24, SaturdayResidence halls open for new students, 9 a.m.
August 24, SaturdayMatriculation Convocation, 3 p.m.
August 25, MondayResidence halls open for returning students, 9 a.m.
August 27, TuesdayClasses begin, 8 a.m.
September 17, SundayConstitution and Citizenship Day.
Oct. 4-5, Friday-SaturdayHomecoming and Family Weekend.
October 18, FridayFall vacation begins, 5 p.m.
October 28, MondayClasses resume.
November 22, FridayCatalyst Day, classes suspended
November 28, ThursdayThanksgiving Day; classes suspended.
November 29, FridayClasses suspended; Commons and residence halls will be open.
December 13, FridayLast day of classes.
December 16, MondayFinal examinations begin.
December 20, FridayLast day of final examinations.
Spring 2020 Semester 
January 6, MondayLiberal Arts in Focus begins.
January 17, FridayLiberal Arts in Focus ends.
January 19, SundayResidence halls open for all students, 9 a.m.
January 20, MondayMartin Luther King Jr. Day.
January 21, TuesdayClasses begin, 8 a.m.
March 13, FridaySpring vacation begins, 5 p.m.
March 23, MondayClasses resume.
April 22, WednesdayCatalyst Day, classes suspended
April 22, WednesdayAwards Convocation, 7 p.m.
May 5, TuesdayLast day of classes.
May 6, WednesdayReading day.
May 7, ThursdayFinal examinations begin.
May 13, WednesdayLast day of final examinations.
May 17, SundayCommencement.
May 18, MondayLiberal Arts in Focus begins.
June 5, FridayLiberal Arts in Focus ends.
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