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Fall Semester 2016-2017

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August 12, Friday 
End of summer school

August 15, Monday — August 19, Friday 
Registration/Schedule Adjustment

August 16, Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence Halls Open for Freshmen

August 16, Tuesday — August 19, Friday 
Week of Welcome for freshmen

August 20, Saturday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open for upperclassmen

August 22, Monday, 8:00 a.m. 
First day of classes

August 22, Monday — August 26, Friday 
Late registration/schedule adjustment (add-drop)

August 26, Friday 
Last day to add a class

August 29, Monday 
“W” Withdrawal period begins

September 3, Saturday — September 5, Monday 
University computing services unavailable

September 5, Monday 
Labor Day Holiday- University Closed

September 16, Friday 
Application for December graduation due in academic dean’s office

September 23, Friday 
Last Day to Drop 1st 8 Weeks Courses

October 3, Monday 
Final draft of thesis/dissertation delivered to committee chair

October 10, Monday, Noon 
Freshmen/Sophomore midterm grades due

October 12, Wednesday 
1st 8 weeks courses end

October 13, Thursday 
2nd 8 weeks courses begin

October 24, Monday 
Students should schedule appointments with advisors
to prepare for advance registration.
(Required for students who have mandatory advising holds)

October 28, Friday 
Last day to drop a full semester individual course

October 31, Monday 
Recommended date to apply for May 2017 graduation

October 31, Monday – December 9, Friday 
Complete withdrawals only

November 7, Monday – November 18, Friday 
Advance registration for spring semester
(open only to currently enrolled students)

November 15, Tuesday 
Last day to drop 2nd 8 weeks courses

November 19, Saturday, Noon 
Residence halls close

November 21 – Monday 
Advance registration for spring semester (open to admitted and readmitted students)

November 21, Monday – November 26, Saturday 
Thanksgiving Break
Classes dismissed

November 24, Thursday – November 25, Friday 
Thanksgiving Holiday
University closed

November 27, Sunday, 9:00 a.m. 
Residence halls open

November 28, Monday 
Classes resume

December 5, Monday — December 9, Friday 
“Dead week”

December 9, Friday 
Last class day; Last day to completely withdraw from fall semester

December 10, Saturday 
Exam day for Saturday classes
Some common finals

December 12, Monday 
Exam day

December 13, Tuesday 
Exam day

December 14, Wednesday 
Study Day
Exams resume at 3:00 p.m. for Wednesday evening classes

December 15, 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 15, Thursday 
Exam Day

December 16, Friday 
Exam day

December 17, Saturday, TBD 
Winter Commencement, Big Sandy Superstore Arena

December 18, Sunday, Noon 
Residence halls close

December 19, Monday, Noon 
Final Grades due

December 23, Friday – January 2, Monday 
Winter break, University closed

December 28, Wednesday – December 29, Thursday 
Student Service Offices Open 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
(Admissions, Bursar, Financial Aid, Registrar)