Academic Calendar (2018 - 2019)

(This calendar does not pertain to the Law School or the Online Graduate Courses Calendar)

FALL SEMESTER 2018 DATE
New Faculty Orientation Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17
Fall Faculty Conference Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24
Residence Halls Open (New Students) Friday, August 24 and Saturday, August 25
Residence Halls Open (Returning Students) Sunday, August 26
New Student Orientation Friday, August 24 – Monday, August 27
President’s Reception and Welcome Mass Sunday, August 26
Academic Convocation Monday, August 27
New Students Meet with Assigned Advisors Monday, August 27
Monday ONLY Classes Begin Monday, August 27
Classes Begin Tuesday, August 28
Labor Day Monday, September 3
Last Day to Add Wednesday, September 5
Last Day to Drop Friday, September 7
Mass of the Holy Spirit (and Learning Outcomes Assessment Day --pending Academic Council's revisiting this) Tuesday, September 11 (Classes canceled morning only for Mass of the Holy Spirit or all day if Learning Outcomes Assessment takes place in the afternoon.)
Incompletes Revert to Provisional Grades Friday, September 28
Zag Fam Weekend Friday, October 5 – Sunday, October 7
Founder’s Day Holiday Monday, October 22
Mid-Semester Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Tuesday, October 23
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course Friday, November 9
Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday, November 21 - Friday, November 23
Reading/Study Days Saturday, December 8 through Monday, December 10
Last Week of the Semester Tuesday, December 11 - Friday, December 14
Christmas Holiday Begins Monday, December 17
Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Wednesday, December 19
SPRING SEMESTER 2019 DATE
Residence Halls Open Sunday, January 13
New Student Orientation Tuesday, January 14
Spring Faculty Conference Tuesday, January 14
Monday ONLY Classes Begin Monday, January 14
Classes Begin Tuesday, January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Monday, January 21
Last Day to Add Wednesday, January 23
Last Day to Drop Friday, January 25
Incompletes Revert to Provisional Grades Friday, February 15
President’s Day Holiday Monday, February 18
Spring Vacation Monday, March 11 - Friday, March 15
Mid-semester Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Tuesday, March 12
Last Day to Withdraw from a Course Friday, April 5
Good Friday Holiday Friday, April 19
Easter Holiday Monday, April 22
Academic Honors Convocation Tuesday, April 23 (Process 3:15pm, Ceremony 3:30pm)
Reading/Study Days Saturday, May 4 – Monday, May 6
Last Week of Semester Tuesday, May 7 - Friday, May 10
Commencement Mass Saturday, May 11
Graduate School Commencement Saturday, May 11
Undergraduate Commencement Sunday, May 12
Grades Due in Registrar’s Office Wednesday, May 15
SUMMER DATE
First Session Begins Monday, May 20
First Session Ends Friday, June 28
Second Session Begins Monday, July 1
Second Session Ends Friday, August 9
Summer Begins Monday, May 20
Summer Ends Friday, August 9