Academic Calendar

2018-19 2019-20 (Tentative) Day Activity
Aug 22-24 Aug 21-23 Wednesday-Friday International/ESL student orientation
Aug 25-27 Aug 24-26 Saturday-Monday Freshman orientation
Aug 27 Aug 26 Monday Transfer/returning student orientation
Aug 28 Aug 27 Tuesday Classes begin–8 a.m.
Aug 31 Aug 30 Friday Convocation–11 a.m.
Oct 4, 5 Oct 3, 4 Thursday, Friday Reading Days–Heartland Teachers' Conference, no classes
Oct 19 Oct 18 Friday End of first set of half-courses
Oct 22 Oct 21 Monday Beginning of second set of half-courses
Nov 1-15 Nov 1-15   Registration for spring semester
Nov 21 Nov 27 Wednesday Thanksgiving recess–8 a.m.
Nov 27 Dec 3 Tuesday Classes resume–8 a.m.
Dec 14 Dec 13 Friday Review day, no classes
Dec 17-20 Dec 16-19 Monday-Thursday Testing
Jan 14 Jan 13 Monday New and transfer/returning student orientation
Jan 15 Jan 14 Tuesday Spring semester begins–8 a.m.
Feb 15 Feb 14 Friday Reading day
Mar 4 Mar 2 Monday End of first set of half-courses
Mar 5 Mar 3 Tuesday Beginning of second set of half-courses
Mar 8 Mar 6 Friday Spring vacation–5 p.m. [all Friday class periods meet]
Mar 19 Mar 17 Tuesday Classes resume–8 a.m.
Apr 4-16 Apr 2-14   Registration for fall semester
Apr 25 Apr 23 Thursday Assessment day/Ideafest
May 6 May 4 Monday Review day–a.m.
May 6 May 4 Monday Testing–p.m.
May 7-9 May 5-7 Tuesday-Thursday Testing–a.m. and p.m.
May 10 May 8 Friday Commencement–10 a.m.