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Main Campus Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018
Fall Semester 2017
Thursday – Sunday, August 17 – 20 New Student Orientation
Thursday, August 17, 8:30 AM Residence Halls open to New Students
Sunday, August 20, 10:00 AM Residence Halls Open to All Students
Monday, August 21  Classes Begin – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session I
Tuesday, August 22  Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session I 
Friday, August 25 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full Semester 
Monday, September 4  Labor Day Holiday 
Tuesday September 19  Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session I Classes
Monday, October 9 Last Day of Abbreviated Session I Classes 
Tuesday, October 10  Westheimer Peace Symposium – No Class Day 
Thursday, October 12, 9:00 AM  Abbreviated Session I Grades Due to Academic Records 
Saturday, October 14  Homecoming 
Monday, October 16  First Day of Abbreviated Session II Term 
Tuesday, October 17  Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session II
Tuesday, October 24 Last Day to Drop Full Semester Classes
Monday, November 13 Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session II Classes
Wednesday – Friday, November 22 – 24 Thanksgiving Holiday
Wednesday, December 6  Last Day of Classes – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II
Thursday, December 7  Study Day/Thursday night class exam 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday, Monday, Tuesday, December 8, 11 – 12 Final Examinations
Tuesday, December 12, 9:30 PM Residence Halls Close
Friday, December 15, 9:00 AM Final Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II Grades Due to Academic Records
Spring Semester 2018
Wednesday, January 10 New Student Orientation
Wednesday, January 10, NOON Residence Halls Open to All Students
Thursday, January 11 Classes Begin – Full Semester and Abbreviate Session I
Friday, January 12 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Abbreviated Session I
Monday, January 15 MLK Holiday
Thursday, January 18 Last Day of Drop/Add Period for Full Semester
Friday, February 9 Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session I Classes
Thursday, March 1 Last Day of Abbreviated Session I Classes
Tuesday, March 6, 9:00 AM Abbreviated Session I Grades due to Academic Records
Wednesday, March 7 First Day of Abbreviated Session II Classes
Thursday, March 8 Last Day of Drop/Add Period of Abbreviated Session II Classes
Monday – Friday, March 12 – 16 Spring Break
Monday, March 26 Last Day to Drop Full Semester Classes
Friday, March 30 Good Friday Holiday
Monday, April 16 Last Day to Drop Abbreviated Session II Classes
Wednesday, May 2 Last Day of Classes – Full Semester and Abbreviated Session II
Thursday, May 3 Study Day/Thursday Night Class Exam 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Friday, Monday, Tuesday – May 4, 7-8 Final Examinations
Tuesday, May 8, 9:30 PM Residence Halls Close for Students NOT Graduating
Wednesday, May 9, NOON Final Degree Candidate and Abbreviated Session II Grades Due to Academic Records
Friday, May 11 Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 12 Commencement
Saturday, May 12, 5:00 PM Residence Halls Close for Graduates
Tuesday, May 15, 9:00 AM All Other Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Summer School 2018
Maymester (4-Week Term with Pre-Assignments
Tuesday, May 15 Classes Begin
Tuesday, May 15 Drop/Add Period
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, May 29 Last Day to Drop Classes
Thursday, June 7 (Non-Lab) Last Day of Classes/Exams
Friday, June 8 (Lab) Last Day of Classes/Exams
Tuesday, June 12, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Summer Term (8-Week Term)
Monday, June 11 Classes Begin
Friday, June 15 Last Day of Drop/Add Period
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Thursday, July 12 Last Day to Drop Classes
Thursday, August 2 Last Day of Classes/Exams
Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records
Field & Internship Term (11-Week Term)
Monday, May 21 Field Experiences Begin
Friday, May 25 Last Day of Drop/Add Period
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Holiday
Tuesday, July 3 Last Day to Drop Classes
Wednesday, July 4 Independence Day Holiday
Thursday, August 2 Last Day of Classes
Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 AM Final Grades Due to Academic Records