Academic Calendar

2015 – 2016 School Year

Fall | Spring | Summer

(See the 2016 – 2017 School Year Academic Calendar)

FALL 2015 SEMESTER

August 2015
Sun – Thur August 16 – 27 Summer Bridge Program
Sat - Tues August 29 - September 1 Fall New Student Orientation
Saturday August 29, 9am-noon New Student Move-in
Sunday August 30, 10am-1pm Returning Student Move-in
September 2015
Tuesday September 1 Convocation
Wednesday September 2 Fall Semester begins (classes meet)
Monday September 7 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
Wednesday September 9 Last day to add full-semester undergraduate courses
Wednesday September 16 Last day to drop full-semester undergraduate courses
Wednesday September 23 Spring and Summer 2015 Incomplete grade conversion
October 2015
Monday October 12 Autumn Holiday (no classes)
Fri – Sun October 16 - 18 Fall Family Weekend
Mon – Fri October 19 – November 6 Undergraduate course selection advising
Tuesday October 20 1st 7-week undergradute courses end (classes meet)
Wednesday October 21 2nd 7-week undergraduate courses begin (classes meet)
Wed – Tues October 21 – 27 Undergraduate mid-semester evaluations
Monday October 19 Last date to add Capstone (Education majors)
November 2015
Monday November 2 Graduate Spring Course Registration begins
Wed - Fri November 4-6 Undergraduate Spring Course Selection begins 
Tues – Mon November 9-13 Colleges of the Fenway Undergraduate Spring Cross-Registration Week
Wed November 11 Veterans' Day Holiday (No Classes)
Thur November 12 Last day to withdraw from full-semester courses (undergraduate and graduate)
Wed – Fri November 25 – 27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break (no classes)
Mon November 30 Classes Resume
December 2015
Wednesday December 16 2nd 7-week undergraduate courses end (classes meet)
Wednesday December 16 Fall semester ends (classes meet)
Thursday December 17 Undergraduate Reading Day (no classes); Graduate courses meet on a Monday schedule
Fri-Mon December 18 – 21 Undergraduate examination period
Monday December 21 Residence Halls close at 9 p.m. for Winter Break
Tuesday December 22 Final Fall semester grades due for all students (10:00 am)
Wednesday December 23 Degrees Conferred

SPRING 2016 SEMESTER

January 2016
Sunday January 17 Residence Halls Re-open at noon from Winter Break
Monday January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Tuesday January 19 Spring semester begins (classes meet)
Wednesday January 27 Last day to add full-semester undergraduate courses
February 2016
Wednesday February 3 Last day to drop full-semester undergraduate courses
Wednesday February 10 Fall 2015 Incomplete Grade conversion deadline
Monday February 15 President's Day (no classes)
March 2016
Friday March 4 Residence Halls close at 9 pm for Spring Break
Mon – Fri March 7 – 11 Spring Break
Sunday March 13 Residence Halls Reopen at noon
Wed - Tues March 9 – 15 Undergraduate mid-semester evaluations
Monday March 14 Classes resume
Monday March 14 1st 7-week undergraduate courses end (classes meet)
Tuesday March 15 2nd 7-week undergraduate courses begin (classes meet)
Monday March 21 Last date to add Capstone (Education majors)
Mon-Friday March 21 - April 8 Undergraduate course selection advising
Wednesday March 30 Last day to withdraw from full-semester undergraduate and graduate courses
April 2016
Monday April 4 Graduate Summer and Fall course registration begins
Wed – Fri April 6 – 8 Undergraduate Summer and Fall course selection begins
Thur – Wed April 7 – 13 Colleges of the Fenway Undergraduate Summer and Fall Cross-Registration Week
Monday April 18 Patriot's Day (no classes)
May 2016
Monday May 9 2nd 7-week undergraduate courses end (classes meet)
Monday May 9 Spring semester ends (classes meet)
Tuesday May 10 Undergraduate Reading Day (no classes); Graduate courses meet on a Monday schedule
Wed – Thur May 11 – 12 Undergraduate examination period
Friday May 13 Residence Halls close at 2 pm for students not graduating. However, students should check-out within 24 hours after their last final.
Monday May 16 Final Spring semester grades due graduating students only (10:00 am)
Wednesday May 18 Final spring semester grades due non-graduating students (10:00 am)
Friday May 20 Commencement (10:00 am Undergraduate Ceremony - 3:00 pm Graduate Ceremony)
Friday May 20 Residence halls close at 5 pm for undergraduate residents, 6 pm for graduate residents
Monday May 23 Summer Session 1 Begins (classes meet)
Mon May 30 Memorial Day Holiday (no classes)

SUMMER 2016 SEMESTER

June 2016
Fri - Sat June 17-18, 2016 FYI (First Year Introduction)
July 2016
Friday July 1 Summer Session 1 Ends (Classes meet)
Monday July 4 Independence Day Holiday (classes do not meet)
Tuesday July 5 Summer Session 2 Begins (Classes meet)
Thurs July 7 Summer Session 1 Final Grades Due (10 am)
August 2016
Friday August 12 Summer Session 2 Ends (classes meet); Summer Session 2 Final Grades Due- Graduating students (10:00 am)
Monday August 15 Summer Session 2 Final Grades Due- Non-Graduating Students (10:00 am)
Monday August 15 Degrees conferred
Sun – Thur August 21 – September 1 Summer Bridge Program

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