Academic Calendar

FALL SEMESTER 2008

April 2008
Advance Registration begins - refer to Schedule of Classes for details.
August 21
THURSDAY. Residence Halls open for occupancy, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
August 21,22
THURSDAY, FRIDAY. Registration for undergraduate and graduate students - refer to Schedule of Classes for details.
August 25
MONDAY. Daytime on-campus classes begin. Late Registration, process class schedule changes. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for details and deadlines. Monday Night (MN) classes begin (on-campus and off-campus).
August 26
TUESDAY. Tuesday Night (TuN) classes begin (on-campus and off-campus).
August 27
WEDNESDAY. Wednesday Night (WN) classes begin (on-campus and off-campus).
August 28
THURSDAY. Thursday Night (ThN) classes begin (on-campus and off-campus).
August 29
.FRIDAY. Friday Night (FN) classes begin (on-campus and off -campus).
August 30 SATURDAY. Saturday classes begin (on-campus and off-campus).
September 1
MONDAY. Labor Day. Holiday for students and faculty.
September 2
TUESDAY. Last day to register and to process schedule changes.
September 10
WEDNESDAY. Twelfth Class Day. Last day to drop without a "Q" and receive 100% refund by 5:00 p.m. Degree applications to be filed in Registrar's Office by students graduating in December 2008.
October 8
WEDNESDAY. Half-semester courses end. Last day to drop a half-semester course for the Fall Semester with "Q" by 5:00 p.m.
October 10
FRIDAY. Submit draft thesis/dissertation to Library for format and style review.
November 7
FRIDAY. Last day to complete a public defense of the thesis/dissertation.
November 12
WEDNESDAY. Last day to submit complete, defended and signed thesis/dissertation to the appropriate academic dean's office.
November 21
FRIDAY. Last day to submit final thesis/dissertation (defended and signed) and Route Sheet to the Director of the Library.
November 25 TUESDAY. Thanksgiving holidays for students and faculty begin at 9:00 p.m. Residence halls close at 10:00 p.m.
November 26,27,28 WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY. Thanksgiving holidays for students and faculty.
November 28
FRIDAY. Last day to make all final copies of thesis/dissertation and submit to the NGL for binding. Last day to submit Route Sheet to the Dean of Graduate Studies.

November 30

SUNDAY. Residence halls open. Time will be posted
December 1 MONDAY. Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
December 11 THURSDAY. Last Class Day.
December 12 FRIDAY. Study Day. Last Day to Resign with the mark of a "W" by 5:00 p.m. Last day to drop a course without the grade of "F", before taking any scheduled exams or the last business day, whichever comes first (must be processed by 5:00 p.m.).
December 15,16,17,18 MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY. Final examinations [includes Monday Night (MN), Tuesday Night (TuN), Wednesday Night (WN) and Thursday Night (ThN) final examinations]..
December 19 FRIDAY. Residence halls close at 12:00 Noon. Deadline for filing grades with the Registrar's Office.
December 19, 20 SATURDAY. TENTATIVE. Commencement, Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
December 22 MONDAY. 9:00 a.m. Fall Semester ends.

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Approved: February 19, 2007