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Fall Semester 2008

August 18, Monday – August 22, Friday
Registration/Schedule Adjustment

August 22, Friday, 9 a.m.
Residence Halls Open for Freshmen

August 25, Monday, 8 a.m.
First Day of Classes

August 25, Monday – August 29, Friday
Late Registration and Add/Drop (Schedule Adjustment)

August 29, Friday
Last Day to Add Classes (Withdrawals Only After This Date)

August 30 , Saturday – September 1, Monday 
University Computer Services Unavailable

September 1, Monday
Labor Day Holiday – University Closed

September 2 , Tuesday 
“W” Withdrawal Period Begins

September 19, Friday
Application for December Graduation Due in Academic Dean’s Office

September 26, Friday
Last Day to Drop 1st 8 Weeks Courses

October 6, Monday
Final Draft of Thesis Due in Advisor’s Office

October 14, Tuesday
Mid-Semester, 1st 8 Weeks Courses End

October 15, Wednesday
2nd 8 Weeks Courses Begin

October 20, Monday, Noon
Deadline for Submitting Freshmen Mid Term Grades

October 27, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors to prepare for advance registration (Required for students who have mandatory advising holds)

October 31, Friday
Last Day to Drop a Full Semester Individual Course

November 3 , Monday 
Recommended Date to Apply for May 2009 Graduation

November 3, Monday – December 9, Tuesday 
Complete Withdrawals Only

November 10, Monday – November 21, Friday 
Advance Registration for Spring Semester for Currently Enrolled Students

November 14, Friday
Last Day to Drop 2nd 8 Weeks Courses

November 21, Friday
Last day for Defense of Dissertation

November 22, Saturday, Noon 
Residence Halls Close

November 24, Mon – December 22, Monday 
Advance Registration for Spring Semester Open to All Admitted/Re-Admitted Students

November 24, Monday – November 29, Saturday 
Thanksgiving/Fall Break – Classes Dismissed

November 27, Thursday – November 30, Sunday 
University Computer Services Unavailable

November 27, Thursday
Thanksgiving Holiday – University Closed

November 28, Friday
University Holiday – University Closed

November 30, Sunday, Noon
Residence Halls Open

December 1 , Monday
Classes Resume

December 3, Wednesday – December 9, Tuesday
“Dead Week”

December 9, Tuesday
Last Class Day and Last Day to Completely Withdraw for Fall Semester

December 5, Friday
Last Possible Date for Thesis/Dissertation Defense

December 10, Wednesday 
Study Day – Exams for Wednesday Classes 3 p.m. and After Will Be Held

December 11, Thursday
Exam Day

December 11, Thursday
Approved Thesis/Dissertation Must Be Submitted Electronically and all Paperwork/Checks Must Be In Graduate College Office

December 12, Friday
Exam Day

December 13, Saturday
Exam Day for Saturday Classes (and some common finals)

December 15, Monday
Exam Day

December 16, Tuesday
Exam Day – Fall Semester Closes – Official Graduation Date For Fall Semester

December 17, Wednesday Noon 
Residence Halls Close

December 12, Friday at 5:00 p.m. until December 15, Monday at 8:00 a.m.
Advance Registration/Schedule Adjustment for Spring Semester is Suspended

December 18, Thursday, Noon
Deadline for Submitting Final Set of Grades

December 23, Tuesday – January 1, 2009, Thursday 
University Closed

December 23, 29, and 30, 2008 
Student Service Offices Open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Admissions, Advising, Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar)