2013-2014 Academic calendar

Includes start/stop dates for standard semester, degree completion, and weekend college schedules. Subject to revision through January 1, 2013.

 
FALL SEMESTER 2013
 August 12  Meetings for academic program directors and 
 department chairs
 August 13  President’s Breakfast and all-campus opening
 activities
 August 14  Fall faculty meeting and faculty development
 workshops
 August 14  Residence halls open for students attending New
 Student Registration on August 15
 August 15  Final registration session for new students
 August 15  Residence halls open for new students who
 registered in summer
 August 16-17-18  New Student Orientation (Arch Ceremony on August 16)
 August 17  Residence halls open for upperclassmen
 August 19  Classes begin for standard semester session 
​ August 26 ​ Degree Completion Block I begins (i.e. online degree
 programs)
 August 26  Last day to add a class or section for standard
 semester session
 September 2  Labor Day, no classes
 September 6-7-8  Fall Weekend College begins
 September 20-21-22  Fall Weekend College
 October 4-5-6  Fall Weekend College
 October 7-8  Mid Fall Recess: No classes for standard semester
 sections
 October 16  Report grades less than “C” in standard semester
 session classes
 October 18-19-20  Fall Weekend College
​ October 20 ​ Degree Completion Block I ends
​ October 21 ​ Degree Completion Block II begins
 October 30  Last day to withdraw from standard semester
 session  classes
 November 1-2-3  Fall Weekend College
 November 15-16-17  Fall Weekend College, final meetings of session
 Nov. 27-Dec. 1  Thanksgiving Recess (No classes) 
 December 6  Deadline for seniors to apply for May 2014 
 Graduation
 December 6  Final class day for standard semester session
 December 9-12  Final exams for standard semester session   
 December 14  Winter Graduation Conferral date (no ceremony)
​ December 15 ​ Degree Completion Block II ends
 December 18  Final grades due for all sessions by 9 a.m.
 
SPRING SEMESTER 2014
  
 January 3-4-5  Winter Weekend College begins
 January 5  Residence Halls open
 January 6  Classes begin for standard semester session and
 Degree Completion Block I
 January 13  Last day to add a class or section for standard
 semester session
​ January 17-18-19 ​ Winter Weekend College
 January 20  Martin Luther King Day - no classes except for online
 degree completion
 Jan. 31, February 1-2  Winter Weekend College
 February 14-15-16  Winter Weekend College
 Feb. 28, March 1-2  Winter Weekend College
​ March 2 ​ Degree Completion Block I ends
 March 3-7  Spring Break for standard semester session classes
 March 3  Degree Completion Block II begins
 March 10  Report grades less than “C” in standard semester
 session  classes
 March 14-15-16  Winter Weekend College, final meetings of session
 March 24  Last day to withdraw from classes for standard
 semester  session classes
 March 28-29-30  Spring Weekend College begins
 April 11-12-13​ ​ Spring Weekend College
 April 18-21  Easter Holiday-No classes
 April 25  Final class day for standard semester session
​ April 25 ​ Deadline for seniors to apply for December 2014
 Graduation
 April 25-26-27  Spring Weekend College
​ April 27 ​ Degree Completion Block II ends
 April 28-30, May 1  Final exams for standard semester session
 May 3  Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement
 May 7  Final grades due for standard semester and degree
 completion courses by 9 a.m.
 May 9-10-11  Spring Weekend College 
 May 23-24-25  Spring Weekend College
 June 6-7-8  Spring Weekend College, final meetings of session
 
SUMMER SESSIONS 2014
 
 Graduate Classes Only
 
 May 5-30  Pre-session
 June 2-27  4 weeks I
 June 30-July 25  4 weeks II
 
 Degree Completion
 
 May 5-June 29  Degree Completion Block I
​ June 30-August 24 ​ Degree Completion Block II
 
 Summer Day/Evening
 
 May 5-July 25  12 weeks 
 June 2-July 25  8 weeks
 May 5-June 13  6 weeks
 June 16-July 25  6 weeks
 
 Summer Weekend
 
 June 13-14-15            Summer Weekend
 June 20-21-22  Summer Weekend
 June 27-28-29  Summer Weekend
 July 11-12-13  Summer Weekend
 July 18-19-20  Summer Weekend
 July 25-26-27  Summer Weekend
 
 
 August 1         Summer Graduation Conferral Date (no ceremony)
 
Notes: Unless a holiday recess is identified for all sessions or for a specific session (i.e. standard semester, degree completion, or weekend college offerings), classes will be held as scheduled between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.