Academic Calendar

2016-17 2017-18 (Tentative) Day Activity
Aug 17-19 Aug 23-25 Wednesday-Friday International/ESL student orientation
Aug 20-22 Aug 26-28 Saturday-Monday Freshman orientation
Aug 22 Aug 28 Monday Transfer/returning student orientation
Aug 23 Aug 29 Tuesday Classes begin–8 a.m.
Aug 26 Sep 1 Friday Convocation–11 a.m.
Oct 6,7 Oct 5,6 Thursday-Friday Reading Days–Heartland Teachers' Conference, no classes
Oct 14 Oct 20 Friday End of first set of half-courses
Oct 17 Oct 23 Monday Beginning of second set of half-courses
Nov 1-14 Nov 2-13   Pre-registration for spring semester
Nov 23 Nov 22 Wednesday Thanksgiving recess–8 a.m.
Nov 29 Nov 28 Tuesday Classes resume–8 a.m.
Dec 9 Dec 15 Friday Review day
Dec 12-15 Dec 18-21 Monday-Thursday Testing
Jan 9 Jan 15 Monday New and transfer/returning student orientation
Jan 10 Jan 16 Tuesday Spring semester begins–8 a.m.
Feb 10 Feb 16 Friday Reading day (no reading day in 2015-16)
Feb 27 Mar 5 Monday End of first set of half-courses
Feb 28 Mar 6 Tuesday Beginning of second set of half-courses
Mar 3 Mar 9 Friday Spring vacation–5 p.m.
Mar 14 Mar 20 Tuesday Classes resume–8 a.m.
Apr 4-17 Apr 5-17   Pre-registration for fall semester
Apr 20 Apr 26 Thursday Assessment day
May 1 May 7 Monday Review day–a.m.
May 1 May 7 Monday Testing–p.m.
May 2-4 May 8-10 Tuesday-Thursday Testing–a.m. and p.m.
May 5 May 11 Friday Commencement–10 a.m