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Fall Semester 2015-2016

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August 14, Friday 
End of summer school

August 17, Monday — August 21, Friday 
Registration/Schedule Adjustment

August 19, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence Halls Open for Freshmen

August 20, Thursday — August 21, Friday 
Week of Welcome for freshmen

August 22, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open for upperclassmen

August 24, Monday, 8:00 a.m. 
First day of classes

August 24, Monday — August 28, Friday 
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

August 28, Friday 
Last day to add a class

August 31, Monday 
“W” Withdrawal period begins

September 5, Saturday — September 7, Monday 
University computing services unavailable

September 7, Monday 
Labor Day Holiday- University Closed

September 18, Friday 
Application for December graduation due in academic dean’s office

September 25, Friday 
Last Day to Drop 1st 8 Weeks Courses

October 5, Monday 
Final draft of thesis/dissertation delivered to committee chair

October 12, Monday 
Mid-Term, 1st 8 weeks courses end

October 13, Tuesday 
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

October 15, Thursday, Noon 
Freshmen/Sophomore midterm grades due

October 26, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors
to prepare for advance registration.
(Required for students who have mandatory advising holds)

October 30, Friday 
Last day to drop a full semester individual course

November 2, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for May graduation

November 2, Monday – December 4, Friday 
Complete withdrawals only

November 9, Monday – November 20, Friday 
Advance registration for spring semester
(open only to currently enrolled students)

November 13, Friday 
Last day to drop 2nd 8 weeks courses

November 21, Saturday, Noon 
Residence halls close

November 23 – Monday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open to admitted and readmitted students)

November 23, Monday – November 28, Saturday 
Thanksgiving Break
Classes dismissed

November 26, Thursday – November 27, Friday 
Thanksgiving Holiday
University closed

November 29, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open

November 30, Monday 
Classes resume

November 30, Monday — December 4, Friday 
“Dead week”

December 4, Friday 
Last class day; Last day to completely withdraw from fall semester

December 5, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

December 7, Monday 
Exam day

December 8, Tuesday 
Exam day

December 9, Wednesday 
Study Day
Exams resume at 3:00 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

December 10, Thursday 
Approved Thesis/Dissertation must be submitted to the EDT website
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation form and graduation fee receipt submitted to the Graduate College Office

December 10, Thursday 
Exam Day

December 11, Friday 
Exam day

December 12, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. 
Winter Commencement, Big Sandy Superstore Arena

December 13, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

December 14, Monday, Noon 
Final Grades due

December 22, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. 
University Closes

December 23, Wednesday – January 1, Friday 
Winter break, University closed

December 29, Tuesday – December 30, Wednesday 
Student Service Offices Open 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
(Admissions, Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Resource Center)