Long Session 2011–2012

July 15
Friday Last day during the summer session for new summer session students and continuing and readmitted students to register for the fall semester.
July 19
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 10
Wednesday 5:00 pm: Tuition payment deadline for undergraduate students who registered for the fall semester by July 15. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
August 12
Friday Orientation for new international students.
August 17
Wednesday Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.

Fall Semester 2011

August 18
Thursday 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 23; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 29.
August 19
Friday Add/drop for the fall semester for students who registered and paid their tuition and fees by August 10.

University residence halls open at 9:00 am.
August 22
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 23; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on August 29.
University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
August 23
Tuesday Registration and add/drop for the fall semester for all students.
Deadline for graduate students to be registered in absentia for the fall semester.
Tuition bills for undergraduate students who registered after July 15 are due by 5:00 pm.
August 24
Wednesday Classes begin.
International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) competition begins for the spring semester.
August 29
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 5
Monday Labor Day holiday.
September 9
Friday Twelfth class day; this is the date the official enrollment count is taken.
Payment for added classes (add bill) due by 5:00 pm.
Last day an undergraduate student may add a class except for rare and extenuating circumstances.
Last day to drop a class for a possible refund. (See General Information, chapter 4, for details.)
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, add a class.
Last day a law student may add or drop a course without the approval of the dean.
September 21
Wednesday Last day a student enrolled in graduate school or professional school may drop a class without a possible academic penalty.
September 23
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 1
Saturday Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for spring and Maymester programs.
October 10
Monday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
October 12
Wednesday Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
October 19
Wednesday Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
October 20–21, 24–26
Thursday–Friday, Monday–Wednesday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the spring semester.
October 21
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
October 24–November 4
Daily Registration for the spring semester for continuing and readmitted students.
November 1
Tuesday 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 an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.
Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
November 8
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 24–26
Thursday–Saturday Thanksgiving holidays.
December 2
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 3
Saturday Reading day in the School of Law.
December 3–4
Saturday–Sunday Fall graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
December 5–6, 11
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday No-class days.
December 5–10, 12–16
Monday–Saturday, Monday–Friday Fall semester final examinations in the School of Law.
December 7–10, 12–13
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Fall semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
December 14
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 am.
December 16
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
December 17
Saturday Official graduation date. (No public exercises.)

Spring Semester 2012

January 5
Thursday 5:00 pm: Tuition payment deadline for undergraduate students who registered for the spring semester by November 4. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
January 6
Friday Orientation for new international students.
January 9
Monday Orientation and testing begin for new undergraduate students.
Add/drop for the spring semester for students who have registered and paid their tuition.
January 10
Tuesday Registration for the spring semester for new and readmitted students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 13; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 20.
January 11
Wednesday Registration for the spring semester for continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration, undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 13; graduate and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 20.
January 12
Thursday University Health Services benefits become available to registered students.
January 12–13
Thursday–Friday Add/drop for the spring semester for students who registered and paid their tuition before January 5.
Registration for the spring semester for new, readmitted, and continuing students who have not yet registered. To complete registration undergraduate students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 13; graduate students and law students must pay tuition by 5:00 pm on January 20.
January 13
Friday 5:00 pm: Tuition bills due for undergraduate students who have registered but not paid.
January 15
Sunday University residence halls open at 9:00 am.
January 16
Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.
January 17
Tuesday Classes begin.
International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) competition begins for the summer session and the fall semester.
January 20
Friday 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 all students. Tuition may be paid in full or in installments.
February 1
Wednesday 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 may, with the required approvals, add a class.
Last day a law student may add or drop a course without the approval of the dean.
February 13
Monday Last day a student enrolled in graduate school or professional school may drop a class without a possible academic penalty.
February 17
Friday Second tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 1
Thursday Application deadline for International Education Fee Scholarship (IEFS) for summer and fall study abroad programs.
March 2
Friday Intrasemester reports due in the deans’ offices.
March 12–17
Monday–Saturday Spring break.
March 22
Thursday Last day to apply for a graduate degree.
March 23
Friday Final tuition payment due for students who selected the three-payment plan.
March 26
Monday Last day a graduate student may change registration in a class to or from the credit/no credit basis.
Last day to apply for a law degree.
Last day a law student may register in absentia.
April 2
Monday 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 an undergraduate student may change registration in a class to or from the pass/fail basis.
Last day to apply for an undergraduate degree.
Last day an undergraduate student may register in absentia.
April 11–13, 16–20
Wednesday–Friday, Monday–Friday Academic advising for continuing and readmitted students for the summer session and the fall semester.
April 14
Saturday Honors Day.
April 16–27
Daily Registration for the summer session and the fall semester for continuing and readmitted students.
April 30
Monday Last class day in the School of Law.
Last day a law student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 1
Tuesday Reading day in the School of Law.
Tuition bills for the summer session distributed to students electronically. Notice is sent to the e-mail address on the student’s record.
May 2–5, 7–12, 14–15
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Spring semester final examinations in the School of Law.
May 4
Friday Last class day except in the School of Law.
Last day to submit master’s report, recital, thesis, doctoral dissertation, or treatise to the graduate dean.
Last day a graduate student may, with the required approvals, drop a class or withdraw from the University.
May 7–8, 13
Monday–Tuesday, Sunday No-class days.
May 9–12, 14–15
Wednesday–Saturday, Monday–Tuesday Spring semester final examinations except in the School of Law.
May 16
Wednesday University residence halls close at 9:00 am (except for graduating students).
May 17
Thursday 5:00 pm: Tuition payment deadline for undergraduate students who registered for the summer session during the spring.
May 18–19
Friday–Saturday Graduation ceremonies in the colleges and schools.
May 18
Friday Commissioning of ROTC graduates.
May 19
Saturday Commencement (official graduation date).
May 20
Sunday University residence halls close at 9:00 am for graduating students.