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Academic Calendar 2016-2017

AUGUST

Date Day Description
20 Sat First-Year Students Arrive
23 Tues Upper-class Student Residences and Dining Halls Open*
24 Wed Founders' Day Convocation
25 Thurs First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
26 Friday Second Day of Classes (Tuesday Class Schedule)


SEPTEMBER

Date Day Description
5
Mon End of Drop/Add Period and S/U Grade Option for Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses
21 Wed First-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W)


OCTOBER

Date Day Description
1
Sat
Homecoming
8-11
Sat-Tues
Mid-Term Recess
17 Mon Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
28-30 Fri-Sun
Family Weekend
26 Wed Full-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with a grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses Drop/Add Period and S/U Grade Option End


NOVEMBER

Date Day Description
7-11
Mon-Fri Course Registration for spring 2017 Term
11 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with grade of W)
19-27 Sat-Sun Thanksgiving Recess


DECEMBER

Date Day Description
9
Fri Last Day of Classes
10-11
Sat-Sun Review Period
12-13
Mon-Tues Examination Period
14
Wed Review Period
15-16
Thurs-Fri Examination Period
17 Sat Student Residences and Dining Halls Close to All Students, 3:00 p.m.*
27 Tues
All Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.


JANUARY

Date Day Description
21
Sat Residence and Dining Halls Open *
23
Mon First Day of Classes (Half-Day Schedule of Classes);
S/U Grade Option Begins
24
Tues Begin Submission of Applications for Participation on an Approved Program for fall 2017 and/or spring 2018 - tentative (Off-Campus Study)


FEBRUARY

Date Day Description
1
Wed
End of Drop/Add Period and S/U Grade Option for Full-Term and First-Half-of-Term Courses
17 Fri First-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)
24
Fri Deadline for Submission of Applications for Participation on an Approved Program for fall 2017 and/or spring 2018 - tentative (Off-Campus Study)


MARCH

Date Day Description
3
Fri Deadline for Declaration of Major (Sophomore Class Only)
11-19 Sat-Sun Mid-Term Recess
20
Mon
Second-Half-of-Term Courses Begin
29 Wed Full-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with a grade of W)
Second-Half-of-Term Courses Drop/add Period and S/U Grade Option End

APRIL

Date Day Description
3-6 Mon-Thurs Course Registration for fall 2017 Term
14 Fri Second-Half-of-Term Course Withdrawal Deadline (with Grade of W)

MAY

Date Day Description
5 Fri Last Day of Classes
6-7
Sat-Sun Review Period
8-9 Mon-Tues Examination Period
10 Wed Review Period
11-12 Thurs-Fri Examination Period
13 Sat Dining Halls Closed; Residence Halls Close to All Students Except Seniors, 3:00 p.m. *
15 Mon Senior Grades Due in Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.
16-17 Tues-Wed Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Meeting-Faculty
20 Sat Baccalaureate
21 Sun Commencement
22 Mon Residence Halls Close to All Seniors and Guests, 3:00 p.m. *
23 Tues All Other Grades Due to Registrar's Office, 9:00 a.m.


JUNE

Date Day Description
1-4 Thurs-Sun  Reunion Weekend

*Except for students with prior approval from Residential Life