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Academic Calendar

Class start and end dates, tuition due dates, add/drop/withdrawal dates, and final exam schedules are published in the Parkland class schedule, on my.parkland student portal. 

 
Fall Semester 2016
  • Registration for continuing students:  April 4–10  
  • Open registration begins:  April 11  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 22:  August 18 
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 22 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 12:  September 8  
  • 13-week classes begin:  September 12 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 17:  October 13 
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  October 17
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation:  November 8  
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  December 2
  • Last day of instruction:  December 9 
  • Final examinations:  December 12 - 16
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  December 19
  • Campus holidays and closures
    August 15:  Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 am)
    September 5:  Labor Day (college closed)
    November 23–27:  Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm on November 23; college closed)
    December 23–January 2: Winter break (college closed)

Spring Semester 2017

  • Registration for continuing students:  October 31–November 6
  • Open registration begins:  November 7: 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 16:  January 12: 
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin:  January 17: 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 6:  February 2: 
  • 13-week classes begin:  February 6: 
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 7: 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 13:  March 9 
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  March 13: 
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 10: 
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  May 5:
  • Last day of instruction:  May 11: 
  • Final examinations:  May 12 - 18: 
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  May 22:
  • Commencement:  May 18: 
  • Campus holidays and closures
    January 16:  Martin Luther King Jr Day (college closed)
    February 23  Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    March 18–26:  Spring vacation
    March 24:  Spring holiday (college closed)
    May 12:  Study day (no classes)


Tentative 2017–2018 Academic Calendar
 
Summer Session 2017
Instruction begins May 22, June 19, and July 17 and ends no later than August 10
  • Registration for continuing students:  March 27–April 2
  • Open registration begins:  April 3 
  • Deadline for summer graduation application:  July 20   
  • Campus holidays and closures
    May 29:  Memorial Day (college closed)
    July 4:  Independence Day (college closed)
    Fridays, June 23–August 11:  College offices closed
Fall Semester 2017
  • Registration for continuing students:  April 3–9 
  • Open registration begins:  April 10  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 21:  August 17  
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin:  August 21  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 11:  September 7  
  • 13-week classes begin:  September 11   
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 16:  October 12  
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  October 16   
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation:  November 10  
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  December 1 
  • Last day of instruction:  December 8 
  • Final examinations:  December 11 - 15  
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  December 18
  • Campus holidays and closures
    August 14:  Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 am)
    September 4:  Labor Day (college closed)
    November 22–26  Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm on November 22; college closed)
    December 22–January 1 Winter break (college closed)
Spring Semester 2018
  • Registration for continuing students:  October 30–November 5  
  • Open registration begins:  November 6  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 15:  January 11  
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin:  January 16  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 5:  February 1  
  • 13-week classes begin:  February 5 
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 6  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 12:  March 8 
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  March 12  
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 6  
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  May 4 
  • Last day of instruction:  May 10 
  • Final examinations:  May 11 –17
  • Commencement:  May 17
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  May 21 
  • Campus holidays and closures
    January 15:  Martin Luther King Jr Day (college closed)
    February 22  Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    March 17 – 25:  Spring vacation
    March 23:  Spring holiday (college closed)
    May 11:  Study day (no classes)
 

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