Academic Calendar 2012-2013




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August 2012

24FridayOrientation
27MondayGroup advising and testing begins for freshmen and transfer students
28TuesdayUpperclassmen arrive; advising continues
30ThursdayFirst semester classes begin; Add Period begins; Delete Period begins; period for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option begins
30ThursdayOpening Convocation

September 2012

3MondayLabor Day; classes WILL meet
5WednesdayAdd Period ends; on-line registration closes at 5:00 p.m.
6ThursdayLimited Add Period begins
12WednesdayLimited Add Period ends; Delete Period ends
26WednesdayYom Kippur; classes will NOT meet
27ThursdayVoluntary Withdrawal Period begins

October 2012

5-7Friday-SundayFall Weekend
11ThursdayFall Break begins at 5:00 p.m.
11ThursdayPeriod for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option ends
15MondayClasses resume

November 2012

5-9Monday-FridayAdvising for pre-registration for second semester 2012-2013
7WednesdayVoluntary Withdrawal Period ends
13-16Tuesday-FridayPre-registration (on-line) for second semester 2012-2013
20TuesdayThanksgiving Break begins at 5:00 p.m.
26MondayClasses resume

December 2012

12WednesdayFirst semester classes end
13ThursdayReview day
14FridayFinal exams begin at 9:00 a.m.
19WednesdayFinal examinations end at 12 noon; winter break begins*

January 2013

2WednesdayFirst semester grades due by 4:00 p.m.
17ThursdayOrientation begins for new students
20SundayHousing re-opens
21MondayMartin Luther King Day; classes WILL NOT meet
22TuesdaySecond semester classes begin; Add Period begins; Delete Period begins; period for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option begins
28MondayAdd Period ends; online registration closes at 5:00 p.m.
29TuesdayLimited Add Period begins

February 2013

4MondayLimited Add Period ends; Delete Period ends
19TuesdayVoluntary Withdrawal Period begins

March 2013

5TuesdayPeriod for filing satisfactory/unsatisfactory option ends
8FridaySpring break begins at 5:00 p.m.**
25MondayClasses resume

April 2013

5FridayFounders Day
5FridayVoluntary Withdrawal Period ends
1-5Monday-FridayAdvising for pre-registration for first semester 2013-2014
12FridayMasters' Theses due by 5:00 p.m.
9-11Tuesday-ThursdayPre-registration (online) for first semester 2013-2014

May 2013

3FridaySenior Honors Studies due by 5:00 p.m.
10FridaySecond semester classes end
11SaturdayFinal examinations begin at 9 a.m.
13MondayFinal examinations for seniors end at 5:00 p.m.
14TuesdaySecond semester grades for graduating seniors and Master's candidates due by 5:00 p.m.
15WednesdayFinal examinations for non-graduating students end at 12:00 noon **
19SundayNinety-fifth (95th) Commencement
20MondaySecond semester grades for non-graduating students due by 4:00 p.m.
31-June 2Friday-SundayReunion Weekend

June 2013

May 31, 1, 2Friday-SundayReunion Weekend


Fall semester: 70 class days; 5 1/3 exam days
Spring semester: 69 class days; 4 1/3 exam days

* All residence halls will be closed during winter and spring breaks, and all rooms must be vacated.