Annual Calendar July 2015 - June 2016

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July 2015

1 Graduation applications due for students completing Associate or Baccalaureate degree requirements by the end of Fall Semester 2015
3 Independence Day observance – University closed
12 Summer Session 2015 1st 5-week session classes end
13 Summer Session 2015 2nd 5-week session classes begin
13 Deadline for final submission of theses and dissertations to Graduate School for Summer 2015 graduation
31 School of Law Summer 2015 10-week session ends & 2nd 5-week ends

August 2015

2 School of Law Summer 2015 Intersession II begins
2 Summer Session 2015 8-week session classes end
15 Summer 2015 Commencement
16 Summer Session 2015 2nd 5-week session classes end
16 School of Law Summer 2015 Intersession II ends
18 Final grades due for Summer Session 2015
24 School of Law Fall Semester 2015 classes begin for entering students (orientation week) 
27-28 Audit Sixty Plus (60+) in-person Fall Semester 2015 registration
31 School of Law Fall Semester 2015 classes begin
31 Fall Semester 2015 classes begin

September 2015

7 Labor Day Holiday – University closed
8 Last day to add regular session (15 week) Fall Semester 2015 classes without signatures
14 Last day to drop regular session (15 week) Fall Semester 2015 classes without “WD”appearing on transcript

October 2015

1 Graduation applications due for students completing Graduate degree requirements by the end of Fall Semester 2015
19 Last day to process course withdrawals for Fall Semester 2015 (11:59 pm)
19 Deadline for preliminary submission of doctoral dissertations to Graduate School for Fall 2015 graduation

November 2015

1 Graduation applications due for students completing Law degree requirements by the end of Spring Semester 2016
2 Deadline for preliminary submission of master's theses to Graduate School for Fall 2015 graduation
5 Spring 2016 Registration begins
11 Veteran’s Day observance – Staff Holiday – Classes Held
16 Deadline for final submission of thesis and dissertations to Graduate School for Fall 2015 graduation
26-29 Thanksgiving recess – University closes at 5:00pm, Nov. 25
30 Fall Semester 2015 classes resume from Thanksgiving recess

December 2015

1 Graduation applications due for students completing Associate or Baccalaureate degree requirements by the end of Spring 2016
4 School of Law final instructional day for Fall Semester 2015
5-8 School of Law Fall Semester 2015 Reading Period
9-19 School of Law Fall Semester 2015 final examination period
13 Final instructional day for Fall Semester 2015
14-20 Final examination period for Fall Semester 2015
18-19 Fall 2015 Commencement
22 All grade changes and incomplete make-ups for previous term due in the Office of the University Registrar (5:00 pm)
22 Final grades due for Fall Semester 2015
24-25 Christmas Holiday observance – University closed

January 2016

1 New Years Day observance – University closed
14-15 Audit Sixty Plus (60+) in-person Spring Semester 2016 registration
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance – University closed
19 Spring Semester 2016 classes begin
19 School of Law Spring Semester 2016 classes begin
25 Last day to add courses for Spring Semester 2016 without signatures

February 2016

2 Last day to drop Spring Semester 2016 classes without “WD”appearing on transcript
16 President’s Day observance – classes cancelled (Law School classes held)

March 2016

1 Graduation applications due for students completing Graduate degree requirements by the end of Spring Semester 2016
7 Last day to process course withdrawals for regular session (15 week) Spring Semester 2016 classes (11:59 pm)
TBA Summer Session 2016 Registration begins
21-27 Spring Semester 2016 recess
21-27 School of Law Spring Semester 2016 recess
28 Spring Semester 2016 classes resume from Spring recess
TBA Fall Semester 2016 Registration begins

April 2016

1      Graduation applications due for students completing Associate or Baccalaureate degree requirements by the end of Summer Session 2016
11 Deadline for final submission of theses and dissertations to Graduate School for Spring Semester 2016 graduation
14 School of Law Spring Semester 2016 final examination period
29 School of Law Spring final instructional day for Semester 2016 
4/30-5/3 School of Law Spring Semester 2016 Reading Period

May 2016

4-14 School of Law Spring Semester 2016 final examination period
8 Final instructional day for Spring Semester 2016
9-15 Final examination period for Spring Semester 2016
13-15 Spring 2016 Commencement
15 School of Law Summer 2016 Intersession I begins
17 All grade changes and incomplete make-ups for previous term due in the Office of the University Registrar (5:00pm)
17 Final grades due for Spring Semester 2016
19-20 Audit Sixty Plus (60+) in-person Summer Session 2016 registration
22 School of Law Spring 2016 Commencement
23 Summer Intersession 2016 classes begin
29 School of Law Summer 2016 Intersession I ends
30 Memorial Day observance – University closed
30 School of Law Summer 2016 classes begin (1st 5-week and 10-week sessions begin)

June 2016

1 Graduation applications due for students completing Graduate degree requirements by the end of Summer Semester 2016
12 Summer Intersession 2016 classes end
13 Summer Session 2016 1st 5-week session and 8-week session classes begin