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Academic Calendar 2011 - 2012

*Fall Classes Begin Before Labor Day

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Fall 2011
University Year Appointments Begin Thu Aug 18
Priority Registration Mon Mar 28 - Sat Aug 20
Term Begins Sun Aug 28
Open Registration Mon Aug 22 - Tue Aug 30
Classes Begin Wed Aug 31
Late Registration, Late Adds Wed Aug 31 - Wed Sep 7
Holiday - University Closed Mon Sep 5
Census Date Wed Sep 14
Degree Applications Due Fri Sep 30
Last Day to Withdraw Sat Nov 12
Holiday - No Classes Wed Nov 23
Holiday - University Closed Thu Nov 24 - Sat Nov 26

Commencement - Medicine (Ph.D/Masters)
                                  Nursing
                                  Education
                                  Fine, Performing & Communication Arts

Sat Dec 10 @ 10:00 am
Commencement - Pharmacy & Health Sciences
                                 Social Work
                                 Business Administration
                                 Engineering
Sat Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm
Commencement - Liberal Arts & Sciences
                                 Library & Information Science
Sat Dec 10 @ 6:00 pm
Classes End Mon Dec 12
Study Day Tue Dec 13
Final Exams Wed Dec 14 - Tue Dec 20
Holiday - University Closed Mon Dec 26 - Fri Dec 30
Term Ends Sat Dec 31
Winter 2012
Priority Registration Mon Nov 7 - Sat Dec 31
Term Begins Sun Jan 1
Holiday - University Closed Mon Jan 2
Open Registration Mon Jan 2 - Sat Jan 7
Classes Begin Mon Jan 9
Late Registration, Late Adds Mon Jan 9 - Sat Jan 14
Holiday - University Closed Mon Jan 16
Census Date Mon Jan 23
Degree Applications Due Fri Feb 10
Spring Break - No Classes Mon Mar 12 - Sat Mar 17
Last Day to Withdraw Sat Mar 24
Classes End Mon Apr 23
Study Day Tue Apr 24
Final Exams Wed Apr 25 - Tue May 1
Term Ends Tue May 1
Commencement Mon May 7 @ 7:00 pm
University Year Appointments End Tue May 15
Spring/Summer 2012 Spring/Summer Spring Summer
Term Begins Wed May 2 Wed May 2 Wed May 2
Priority Registration Mon Feb 6 - Sat Apr 28 Mon Feb 6 - Sat Apr 28 Mon Feb 6 - Sat Apr 28
Open Registration Mon Apr 30 - Sat May 5 Mon Apr 30 - Sat May 5 Mon Apr 30 - Tue Jun 26
Classes Begin Mon May 7 Mon May 7 Wed Jun 27
Late Registration, Late Adds Mon May 7 - Sat May 12 Mon May 7 - Sat May 12 Wed Jun 27 - Tue Jul 3
Last Day to Drop w/ Tuition Cancelled Sat May 19 Sat May 12 Tue Jul 3
Holiday - University Closed Mon May 28 Mon May 28  
Day Scheduled as a Monday Fri Jun 1 Fri Jun 1  
Day Scheduled as a Wednesday Fri Jul 6   Fri Jul 6
Degree Applications Due Fri Jun 8 Fri Jun 8  Fri Jun 8
Census Date Tue Jul 3 Tue Jul 3 Tue Jul 3
Holiday - University Closed Wed Jul 4   Wed Jul 4
Last Day to Withdraw Sat Jul 14 Sat Jun 9 Wed Aug 1
Classes End Fri Jul 27 Fri Jun 22 Tue Aug 14
Study Day Sat Jul 28 Sat Jun 23 Wed Aug 15
Final Exams Mon Jul 30 - Thu Aug 2 Mon Jun 25 - Tue Jun 26 Thu Aug 16 - Fri Aug 17
Term Ends Sat Aug 25 Sat Aug 25 Sat Aug 25

 

RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
Because of the extraordinary variety of religious affiliations of the University student body and staff, the 
Academic Calendar makes no provisions for religious holidays. However, it is University policy, to respect 
the faith and religious obligations of the individual. Students with classes or examinations that conflict with 
their religious observances are expected to notify their instructors well in advance so that mutually 
agreeable alternatives may be worked out.