Academics

Long Session 2009–2010

July 17
Friday Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students to register for the fall semester.
July 21
Tuesday Tuition bills for the fall semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
August 12
Wednesday 5:00 pm: Tuition payment deadline for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by July 17. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 14
Friday Orientation for new international students.
August 19
Wednesday Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.

Fall Semester 2009

August 20-21
Thursday–Friday Registration for the fall semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 25; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 31.
August 21
Friday University residence halls open at 9:00 am.
August 23
Sunday Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by August 12.
August 24
Monday Registration for the fall semester for continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 25; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 31.
University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 25
Tuesday Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition by August 12.
Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia for the fall semester.
Tuition bills for undergraduate students who registered after July 17 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 26
Wednesday Classes begin.
International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) competition begins for the spring semester.
August 31
Monday Last day of the official add/drop period; after this date, changes in registration require the approval of the department chair and usually the student’s dean. (See General Information, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day undergraduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the registrar.
Last day graduate students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the graduate dean.
Last day law students may register and pay tuition without the approval of the dean.
5:00 pm: Tuition payment deadline for graduate and law students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
September 7
Monday Labor Day holiday.
September 11
Friday Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken. Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances.
Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm.
Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, add a class.
September 23
Wednesday Last day to drop a class without a possible academic penalty. (See General Information, chapter 4, for details.)
September 25
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 1
Thursday Application deadline for study abroad programs for the spring semester (exception BBA)
October 12
Monday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 14
Wednesday Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
October 21
Wednesday Last day an undergraduate student may, with the dean’s approval, withdraw from the University or drop a class except for urgent and substantiated, nonacademic reasons.

Last day a student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail or credit/no credit basis.

Last day to apply for an undergraduate or a law degree.

Last day an undergraduate student or a law student may register in absentia.

October 22-23, 26-28
Thursday–Friday, Monday–Wednesday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 23
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 26 – November 6
Monday–Saturday, Sunday–Friday Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students
November 10
Tuesday Tuition bills for the spring semester distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
November 26-28
Thursday–Saturday Thanksgiving holidays.
December 4
Friday Last class day.

Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.

Last day a graduate student or a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.

December 5
Saturday Reading day in the School of Law.
December 5-6
Saturday–Sunday Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 7-8, 13
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday No-class days except in the School of Law.
December 7-12, 14-18
Monday–Saturday, Monday–Friday Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 9-12, 14-15
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 16
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 18
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 19
Saturday Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)
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