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Spring Semester 2019

Wednesday, January 9
New Student Orientation

Wednesday, January 9 at noon
Residence Halls Open to All Students

Thursday, January 10
Classes Begin – Full Semester and Abbreviate Session I

Friday, January 11
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session I

Wednesday, January 16
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full Semester

Monday, January 21
MLK Day Holiday

Friday, February 8
Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session I Classes

Thursday, February 28
Last Day of Abbreviated Session I Classes

Tuesday, March 5 at 9 a.m.
Abbreviated Session I Grades due to Academic Records

Wednesday, March 6
First Day of Abbreviated Session II Classes

Thursday, March 7
Last Day of Drop/Add Period of Abbreviated Session II Classes

Monday – Friday, March 11-15
Spring Break

Monday, March 25
Last Day to Drop Full Semester Classes

Monday, April 15
Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session II Classes

Friday, April 19
Good Friday Holiday

Wednesday, May 1
Last Day of Classes – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II

Thursday, May 2
Study Day/Thursday Night Class Exam 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Monday, Tuesday – May 3, 6 & 7
Final Examinations

Tuesday, May 7 at 9:30 p.m.
Residence Halls Close for Students NOT Graduating

Wednesday, May 8 at noon
Final Degree Candidate and Abbreviated Session II Grades Due to Academic Records

Friday, May 10
Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 11
Commencement

Saturday, May 11 at 5 p.m.
Residence Halls Close for Graduates

Tuesday, May 14 at 9 a.m.
All Other Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Summer 2019

Maymester (4-Week Term with Pre-Assignments)

Tuesday, May 14
Classes Begin

Tuesday, May 14
Drop/Add Period

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 28
Last Day to Drop Classes

Thursday, June 6 (Non-Lab)
Last Day of Classes/Exams

Friday, June 7 (Lab)
Last Day of Classes/Exams

Tuesday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Summer Term (8-Week Term)

Monday, June 10
Classes Begin

Friday, June 14
Last Day of Drop/Add Period

Thursday, July 4
Independence Day Holiday

Thursday, July 11
Last Day to Drop Classes

Thursday, August 1
Last Day of Classes/Exams

Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m.
Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Field & Internship Term (11-Week Term)

Monday, May 20
Field Experiences Begin

Friday, May 24
Last Day of Drop/Add Period

Monday, May 27
Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, July 2
Last Day to Drop Classes

Thursday, July 4
Independence Day Holiday

Thursday, August 1
Last Day of Classes

Tuesday, August 6 at 9 a.m.
Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Fall Semester 2019

Thursday – Sunday, August 15-18
New Student Orientation

Thursday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m.
Residence Halls Open to New Students

Sunday, August 18 at 10 a.m.
Residence Halls Open to All Students

Monday, August 19
Classes Begin – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session I

Tuesday, August 20
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session I

Friday, August 23
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full-Semester

Monday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday

Wednesday, September 18
Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session I Classes

Thursday – Saturday, Sept. 19-21
Homecoming

Tuesday, October 1
NO CLASS DAY – Westheimer Peace Symposium

Tuesday, October 8
Last Day of Abbreviated Session I Classes

Friday, October 11 at 9 a.m.
Abbreviated Session I Grades Due to Academic Records

Monday, October 14
First Day of Abbreviated Session II Term

Tuesday, October 15
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session II

Tuesday, October 22
Last Day to Drop Full Semester Classes

Thursday, November 14
Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session II Classes

Wednesday – Friday, November 27-29
HOLIDAY – Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, December 4
Last Day of Classes – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II

Thursday, December 5
Study Day/Thursday night class exam 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Monday, Tuesday, December 6, 9 & 10
Final Examinations

Tuesday, December 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Residence Halls Close

Friday, December 13 at 9 a.m.
Final Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II Grades Due to Academic Records

Thursday, December 19
Final Academic Standards Appeals Committee Meeting

Spring Semester 2020

Wednesday, January 8
New Student Orientation

Wednesday, January 8 at noon
Residence Halls Open to All Students

Thursday, January 9
Classes Begin – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session I

Friday, January 10
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session I

Wednesday, January 15
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full Semester

Monday, January 20

HOLIDAY – MLK Day

Friday, February 7
Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session I Classes

Thursday, February 27
Last Day of Abbreviated Session I Classes

Tuesday, March 3 at 9 a.m.
Abbreviated Session I Grades Due to Academic Records

Wednesday, March 4
First Day of Abbreviated Session II

Thursday, March 5
Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session II

Monday – Friday, March 9-13
Spring Break

Monday, March 23
Last Day to Drop Full Semester Classes

Monday, April 13
Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session II Classes

Friday, April 10
Good Friday Holiday

Wednesday, April 29
Last Day of Classes – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II

Thursday, April 30
Study Day/Thursday night class exam 6-8 p.m.

Friday, Monday, Tuesday, May 1, 4 & 5
Final Examinations

Tuesday, May 5 at 9:30 p.m.
Residence Halls Close for Students Not Graduating

Wednesday, May 6 at noon
Final Degree Candidate and Abbreviated Session II Grades Due to Academic Records

Friday, May 8
Baccalaureate

Saturday, May 9
Commencement

Saturday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
Residence Halls Close for Graduates

Tuesday, May 12
All Other Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Monday, May 18 Final Academic Standards Committee Meeting

Summer 2020

Maymester (4-Week Term with Pre-Assignments)

Tuesday, May 12
Classes Begin

Tuesday, May 12
Drop/Add Period

Monday, May 25
HOLIDAY – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26
Last Day to Drop Classes

Thursday, June 4 (Non-lab); Friday, June 5 (Lab)
Last Day of Classes/Exams

Tuesday, June 9 at 9 a.m.
Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Summer Term (8-Week Term)

Monday, June 8
Classes Begin

Friday, June 12
Last Day of Drop/Add Period

Friday/Saturday, July 3-4
HOLIDAY – Independence Day

Thursday, July 9
Last Day to Drop Classes

Thursday, July 30
Last Day of Classes/Exams

Tuesday, August 4, at 9 a.m.
Final Grades Due to Academic Records

Field & Internship Term (11-Week Term)

Monday, May 18
Field Experiences Begin

Friday, May 22
Last Day of Drop/Add Period

Monday, May 25
HOLIDAY – Memorial Day

Tuesday, June 30
Last Day to Drop Classes

Friday/Saturday, July 3-4
HOLIDAY – Independence Day

Thursday, July 30
Last Day of Classes

Tuesday, August 4, at 9 a.m.
Final Grades Due to Academic Records