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2015-16 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2015
Thursday – Sunday, August 20-23 New Student Orientation
Thursday, August 20, 8:30 AM Residence Halls Open to New Students
Sunday, August 23, 10:00 AM Residence Halls Open to All Students
Monday, August 24 Class Begin – Full-term and Abbreviated Session 1
Tuesday, August 25 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session 1
Friday, August 28 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full-Term
Monday, September 7 Labor Day Holiday
Friday, September 25 Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session 1 Term Classes
Saturday, October 3 Homecoming
Tuesday, October 13 Westheimer Peace Symposium / Last Day of Abbreviated Session 1 Classes
Friday, October 16 Fall Break / Abbreviated Session 1 Grades Due
Monday, October 19 First Day of Abbreviated Session II Term
Tuesday, October 20 Last Day of Drop/Add Period of Abbreviated Session II
Tuesday, October 27 Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes
Thursday, November 19 Last Day to Drop Abbreviate Session II Classes
Wednesday-Friday, November 25 – 27 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, December 4 Last Day of Classes
Monday-Wednesday, December 7-9 Final Examinations
Tuesday, December 8 Last Day of Abbreviated Session II Classes
Wednesday, December 9, 10:45 AM Residence Halls Close
Monday, December 14, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Spring Semester 2016
Tuesday, January 5 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 6, NOON Residence Halls Open to All Students
Thursday, January 7 Classes Begin – Full-Term and Abbreviated Session I
Friday, January 8 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session I
Wednesday, January 13 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full-Term
Monday, January 18 MLK Holiday
Wednesday, February 10 Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session I Term Classes
Friday, February 26 Last Day of Abbreviated Session I Classes
Tuesday, March 1 Abbreviated Session 1 Grades Due
Thursday, March 3 First Day of Abbreviated Session II Term
Friday, March 4 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session II
Monday-Friday, March 7-11 Spring Break
Thursday, March 17 Last Day to Drop Full-Term Classes
Friday, March 25 Good Friday Holiday
Wednesday, April 13 Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session II Classes
Wednesday, April 27 Last Day of Classes
Thursday, April 28 Study Day
Friday, April 29 Last Day of Abbreviated Session II Classes
Friday, April 29, Monday-Tuesday, May 2-3 Final Examinations
Tuesday, May 3, 10:45 PM Residence Halls Close for Students Not Graduating
Wednesday, May 4, NOON Final Degree Candidate Grades and Abbreviated Session II Grades Due to Academic Records
Friday, May 6 Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 7 Commencement
Saturday, May 7, 5:00 PM Residence Halls Close for Graduates
Tuesday, May 10, 9:00 AM All Other Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Maymester Term 2016 (4 Week Term)
Monday, May 9 Maymester Early Childhood 4th/5th Endorsement Classes begin (*Note: Drop/Add Period for Early Childhood 4th/5th Endorsement Classes – Students MUST be registered prior to first class.)
Tuesday, May 10 All Other Maymester Classes Begin
Tuesday, May 10 Drop/Add Period
Tuesday, May 24 Last Day to Drop Classes
Monday, May 30 (Non-Class Day) Memorial Day Holiday
Thursday, June 2 (Non-lab) Friday, June 3 (lab) Last Day of Classes/Exams
Tuesday, June 7, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Summer Term 2016 (8 Week Term)
Monday, June 6 Classes Begin
Friday, June 10 Last Day of Drop/Add Period
Monday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Monday, July 11 Last Day to Drop Classes
Monday, August 1 Last Day of Classes/Exams
Thursday, August 4, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Field and Internship Term (11 Week Term)
Monday, May 16 Field Experience Begins
Friday, May 20 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Field Experience
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Friday, July 1 Last Day to Drop Classes
Monday, August 1 Last Day of Classes
Monday, August 4, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records