Chart the upcoming semester.

In addition to Commencement, parents and families are always welcome to attend athletic events, theater performances, and music performances. For a list of these dates, please see our University Events Calendar.

Fall 2017

Terra Firma
Residence Halls Open/Returning Students
Labor Day (No Classes)
Classes Begin
Drop/Add Period

Fall Break
Mid-Term
Registration Begins
Family Weekend

Last day to withdraw without W/P or W/E
Thanksgiving Break
Classes Resume
Last day to withdraw without W/E

Final Day of Classes
Final Exams
Residence Halls Close
Sept. 1
Sept. 4-5
Sept. 4
Sept. 6
Sept. 6-12

Oct. 9-10
Oct. 11-13
Oct. 16
Oct. 27-28

Nov. 7
Nov. 22-26
Nov. 27
Nov. 28

Dec. 8
Dec. 11-14
Dec. 14


Spring 2018

Residence Halls Open for J-term
J-term
Residence Halls Open for Spring Term
Classes Begin
Drop/Add Period

Spring Break
Classes Resume
Registration Begins
Mid-Term
Last day to withdraw without W/P or W/E
Easter Break

Classes Resume
Last day to withdraw without W/E
Final Day of Classes
Final Exams

Residence Halls Close
Commencement Ceremony
May Term
Jan. 2
Jan. 3-16
Jan. 17
Jan. 18
Jan. 18-24

March 5-9
March 12
March 14
March 19-22
March 28
March 30 - April 2

April 3
April 18
April 27
April 30 - May 3

May 3
May 5
May 7-24

Summer 2018

Summer Term May 7 - Aug. 24

Fall Semester 2017

September 2017

  • Friday, Sept. 1 — Terra Firma Arrival
  • Monday, Sept. 4 - Tuesday, Sept. 5 — Residence Halls Open/Returning Students Move In
  • Monday, Sept. 4 — No Classes (Labor Day)
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6 — Classes Begin