College Calendar

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Spring 2020 Semester

Academic Calendar

  • Registration for continuing students: October 28–November 3
  • Open registration begins: November 4
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 13: January 12
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: January 13
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 3: February 2
  • 13-week classes begin: February 3
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement: March 3
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 9: March 8
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: March 9
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement: April 3
  • Last day of classes: May 7
  • Final examinations: May 8–14
  • Commencement: May 14
    • Campus holidays and closures:
      • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed): January 20
      • Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes): February 27
      • Spring vacation: March 14–22
      • Spring holiday (college closed): March 20

      Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
      • January 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of January 13
      • February 9 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of February 3
      • February 28 - Last day to withdraw with a W for first 8-week classes
      • March 15 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of March 9
      • May 1 - Last day to withdraw with a W (except for first 8-week classes which have a deadline of February 28)
      Final Exams Schedule

      If your first class meeting during the week is:

      The final exam will be held:

      Monday at 7 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Tuesday, May 12

      Monday at 8 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Monday, May 11

      Monday at 9 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Wednesday, May 13

      Monday at 10 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Thursday, May 14

      Monday at 11 a.m.

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, May 11

      Monday at 12 noon

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, May 13

      Monday at 1 p.m.

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, May 12

      Monday at 2 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Tuesday, May 12

      Monday at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Monday, May 11

      Tuesday at 7 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Monday, May 11

      Tuesday at 8 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Tuesday, May 12

      Tuesday at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m

      8-10 a.m., Friday, May 8

      Tuesday at 11 a.m.

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, May 14

      Tuesday at 12 noon

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, May 8

      Tuesday at 1 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 13

      Tuesday at 2 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 14

      Tuesday at 3 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Wednesday, May 13

      Tuesday at 4 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 14

      Any day class after Tuesday

      2-4 p.m., Friday, May 8


      All evening finals (5 p.m. or later) will be at the regular class time.

      If your evening class is held on
      (first meeting of the week):

      The final exam will be held:

      Monday

      Monday, May 11

      Tuesday

      Tuesday, May 12

      Wednesday

      Wednesday, May 13

      Thursday

      Thursday, May 14

      Graduation Schedule
      • March 3 - Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement
      • March 23 (9am-6pm) - Cap and Gown orders taken at Student Life in room U-111
      • March 24 (9am-5pm) - Cap and Gown orders taken at Student Life in room U-111
      • March 25 (9am-5pm) - Cap and Gown orders taken at Student Life in room U-111
      • March 26 (Noon-6pm) - Cap and Gown orders taken at Student Life in room U-111
      • March 27 (9am-2pm) - Cap and Gown orders taken at Student Life in room U-111
      • April 3 - Deadline to petition for spring graduation, not participating in commencement
      • May 11 (8:30am-7pm) - Cap, Gown and Commencement ticket pick up in room U-111
      • May 12 (8:30am-7pm) - Cap, Gown and Commencement ticket pick up in room U-111
      • May 14 - Commencement
      Registration Dates
      • Registration for continuing students: October 28–November 3
      • Open registration begins: November 4
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 13: January 12
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 3: February 2
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 9: March 8
      • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement: April 3
      Tuition and Financial Aid
      Important financial deadlines:
      • December 9 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
      • February 14 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
      • February 21 - First financial aid refunds are sent
      • March 19 - Mid-term second refunds are sent
      Spring Semester 2020 Deadlines
      • For class registration made ON or BEFORE December 10: Tuition is due December 10
      • For class registration made AFTER December 10, tuition due dates are as follows:
        • For classes that begin the week of January 13: Tuition is due January 7
        • For classes that begin the week of February 3: Tuition is due January 28
        • For classes that begin the week of March 9: Tuition is due: March 3
      For classes that begin the week of January 13:
      • January 7 - Second tuition deadline
      • January 12 - Last day to register
      • January 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
      For classes that begin the week of February 3:
      • January 28 - Second tuition deadline
      • February 2 - Last day to register
      • February 9 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
      For classes that begin the week of March 9:
      • March 3 - second tuition deadline
      • March 8 - Last day to register
      • March 15 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund

      Summer 2020 Semester

      Academic Calendar
      • Early registration for continuing students: March 23–29
      • Open registration begins: March 30
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 18: May 17
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 15: June 14
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 13: July 12
      • Deadline to petition for summer graduation: July 16
      • Campus holidays and closures:
        • Memorial Day (college closed): May 25
        • Independence Day (college closed): July 2
        • College offices closed on Fridays: June 19–August 7
      Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
      • May 24 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of May 18
      • June 21 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of June 15
      • July 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of July 13
      Final Exams Schedule
      * Final exams will be held during the last class meeting
      Graduation Schedule

      July 16 - Deadline to petition for summer graduation

      Registration Dates
      • Early registration for continuing students: March 23–29
      • Open registration begins: March 30
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 18: May 17
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 15: June 14
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 13: July 12
      • Deadline to petition for summer graduation: July 16
      Tuition and Financial Aid

      Important financial deadlines:

      • May 11 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
      • June 22 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
      • June 25 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
      • July 23 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
      Summer Semester 2020 Deadlines
      For classes that begin the week of May 18:
      • May 12 - Tuition deadline
      • May 17 - Last day to register
      • May 24 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
      For classes that begin the week of June 15:
      • June 9 - Tuition deadline
      • June 14 - Last day to register
      • June 21 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
      For classes that begin the week of July 13:
      • July 7 -  Tuition deadline
      • July 12 - Last day to register
      • July 19 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund


      Fall 2020 Semester

      Academic Calendar
      • Early registration for continuing students: March 30–April 5
      • Open registration begins: April 6
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 24: August 23
      • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 24
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 14: September 13
      • 13-week classes begin: September 14
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 19: October 18
      • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 19
      • Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 6
      • Withdrawal deadline: December 4
      • Final examinations: December 14–18
      • Campus holidays and closures:
        • Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10am): August 10
        • Labor Day (college closed): September 7
        • Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5pm on November 27; college closed): November 25–29
        • Winter break (begins at 5pm December 23; college closed): December 24–January 3
      Drop and Withdrawal Deadlines
      • August 30 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of August 24
      • September 20 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of September 14
      • October 9 - Deadline to withdraw from the first 8-week courses
      • October 25 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund for classes that begin the week of October 19
      Final Exams Schedule

      If your first class meeting during the week is:

      The final exam will be held:

      Monday at 7 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Tuesday, December 15

      Monday at 8 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Monday, December 14

      Monday at 9 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Wednesday, December 16

      Monday at 10 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Thursday, December 17

      Monday at 11 a.m.

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, December 14

      Monday at 12 noon

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, December 16

      Monday at 1 p.m.

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, December 15

      Monday at 2 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Tuesday, December 15

      Monday at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Monday,  December 14

      Tuesday at 7 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Monday, December 14

      Tuesday at 8 a.m.

      8-10 a.m., Tuesday, December 15

      Tuesday at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m

      8-10 a.m., Friday, December 18

      Tuesday at 11 a.m.

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Thursday, December 17

      Tuesday at 12 noon

      11 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, December 18

      Tuesday at 1 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Wednesday, December 16

      Tuesday at 2 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Thursday, December 17

      Tuesday at 3 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Wednesday, December 16

      Tuesday at 4 p.m.

      2-4 p.m., Thursday, December 17

      Any day class after Tuesday

      2-4 p.m., Friday, December 18


      All evening finals (5 p.m. or later) will be at the regular class time.

      If your evening class is held on
      (first meeting of the week):

      The final exam will be held:

      Monday

      Monday, December 14

      Tuesday

      Tuesday, December 15

      Wednesday

      Wednesday, December 16

      Thursday

      Thursday, December 17

      Registration Dates
      • Early registration for continuing students: March 30–April 5
      • Open registration begins: April 6
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 24: August 23
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 14: September 13
      • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 19: October 18
      Tuition and Financial Aid
      Important financial deadlines:
      • August 10 - First day bookstore vouchers are issued
      • September 25 - Last day to use bookstore vouchers
      • October 2 - First financial aid refunds are mailed/deposited
      • October 30 - Mid-term second refunds are mailed/deposited
      Spring Semester 2020 Deadlines
      • For class registration made ON or BEFORE August 4: Tuition is due August 4
      • For class registration made AFTER August 4, tuition due dates are as follows:
      For classes that begin the week of August 24:
      • August 18 - Second tuition deadline
      • August 23 - Last day to register
      • August 30 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
      For classes that begin the week of September 14:
      • September 8 - Second tuition deadline
      • September 13 - Last day to register
      • September 20 - last day to drop with no record and 100% refund
      For classes that begin the week of October 19:
      • October 13 - second tuition deadline
      • October 18 - Last day to register
      • October 25 - Last day to drop with no record and 100% refund