Academic Calendar 2008-2009

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Fall Semester 2008*

Based on 50 minute classes (MWF), 75 minute classes (TTH), 15 weeks of classes, 75 days of classes
Please note changes from previous fall semesters: Classes start on Monday; One day for Fall Break; No classes during week of Thanksgiving.

Orientation Aug. 14 Thursday
Advisement/Registration Aug. 15 Friday
Classes Begin Aug. 18 Monday
Drop for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) Aug. 18 – Aug. 21 Monday - Thursday
Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) Aug. 18 – Aug. 22 Monday – Friday
Drop for graduate level courses (6000 - 9999) Aug. 18 - Aug. 25 Monday - Following Monday
Add for graduate level courses (6000 - 9999) Aug. 18 - Aug. 26 Monday - Following Tuesday
Holiday: Labor Day – No Classes Sept. 1 Monday
Midterm Oct. 9 Thursday
Withdrawal Deadline Oct. 23 Thursday
Fall Break Oct. 31 Friday
Last Day of Classes Prior to Thanksgiving Break Nov. 21 Friday
Holidays: Thanksgiving Nov. 24 - 28 Monday - Friday
Classes Resume Dec. 1 Monday
Friday Class Schedule In Effect* Dec. 9 Tuesday
Classes End Dec. 9 Tuesday
Reading Day Dec. 10 Wednesday
Final Exams Dec. 11, 12, 15, 16, 17 Thurs. – Fri., Mon. – Wed.
Commencement Dec. 19 Friday
Grades Due Dec. 19, 7 PM Friday, 7 PM

* Note: For the Fall Semester 2008, the University will operate a Friday class schedule on Tuesday, Dec. 9.
This is done to equalize the class minutes between MWF and TTH classes and to provide an equal number of class meetings for courses which may meet only once per week.
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Spring Semester 2009*

Based on 50 minutes classes (MWF), 75 minutes classes (TTH), 15 weeks of classes, 75 days of classes

Orientation Jan. 6 Tuesday
Advisement/Registration Jan. 7 Wednesday
Classes Begin Jan. 8 Thursday
Drop for undergraduate level courses (1000 – 5999) Jan. 8 – Jan. 13 Thursday – Tuesday
Add for undergraduate level courses (1000 - 5999) Jan. 8 - Jan. 14 Thursday - Wednesday
Drop for graduate level courses (6000 – 9999) Jan. 8 – Jan. 15 Thursday – following Thursday
Add for graduate level courses (6000 - 9999) Jan. 8 - Jan. 16 Thursday - following Friday
Holiday: Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 19 Monday
Midterm March 3 Tuesday
Last Day of Classes Prior to Spring Break March 6 Friday
Spring Break March 9 - 13 Monday – Friday
Classes Resume March 16 Monday
Withdrawal Deadline March 24 Tuesday
Monday Class Schedule in Effect* April 30 Thursday
Classes End April 30 Thursday
Reading Day May 1 Friday
Final Exams May 4 - 8 Monday - Friday
Commencement May 9 Saturday
Grades Due May 11 Monday, 7 PM

* Note: For the Spring Semester 2009, the University will operate a Monday class schedule on Thursday, April 30.
This is done to equalize the class minutes between MWF and TTH classes and to provide an equal number of class meetings for courses which may meet only once per week.
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Summer 2009

May Session, Based on 150 minutes daily, 15 days of classes

Registration May 11 Monday
Classes Begin May 12 Tuesday
Drop/Add May 12 – 13 Tuesday – Wednesday
Midterm May 21 Thursday
Withdrawal Deadline May 21 Thursday
Holiday: Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Classes End June 2 Tuesday
Final Exams June 3 Wednesday
Grades Due June 5 Friday 7 PM
Commencement Aug. 1 Saturday

Extended Summer Session

Based on 205 minutes per week for 11 weeks (2250 minutes for a 3 hour course).

Registration May 11 Monday
Classes Begin May 12 Tuesday
Drop for Undergraduate-level courses (1000 – 5999) May 12 – 15 Tuesday – Friday
Add for Undergraduate-level courses (1000 - 5999) May 12 - 18 Tuesday - Monday
Drop for Graduate-level courses (6000 – 9999) May 12 – 19 Tuesday – following Tuesday
Add for Graduate-level courses (6000 - 9999) May 12 - 20 Tuesday - following Wednesday
Holiday: Memorial Day May 25 Monday
Midterm June 23 Tuesday
Holiday: 4th of July July 3 Friday
Withdrawal Deadline July 6 Monday
Classes End July 29 Wednesday
Final Exams July 30 - 31 Thursday - Friday
Commencement Aug. 1 Saturday
Grades Due Aug. 3 Monday 7 PM

Thru Term

Based on 60 minutes daily, 38 days of classes.

Orientation June 2 Tuesday
Advisement June 3 Wednesday
Registration June 4 Thursday
Classes Begin June 5 Friday
Drop June 5 - 9 Friday - Tuesday
Add June 5 - 10 Friday - Wednesday
Midterm July 1 Wednesday
Holiday: 4th of July July 3 Friday
Withdrawal Deadline July 9 Thursday
Classes End July 29 Wednesday
Final Exams July 30 - 31 Thursday - Friday
Commencement Aug. 1 Saturday
Grades Due Aug. 3 Monday, 7 PM

Short Session I

Based on 120 minutes daily, 19 days of classes.

Orientation June 2 Tuesday
Advisement June 3 Wednesday
Registration June 4 Thursday
Classes Begin June 5 Friday
Drop June 5 – 8 Friday - Monday
Add June 5 - 9 Friday - Tuesday
Midterm June 18 Thursday
Withdrawal Deadline June 22 Monday
Classes End July 1 Wednesday
Final Exams July 2 Thursday
Grades Due July 6 Monday
Commencement Aug. 1 Saturday

Short Session II

Based on 120 minutes daily, 19 days of classes

Registration July 2 Thursday
Holiday: 4th of July July 3 Friday
Classes Begin July 6 Monday
Drop July 6 - 7 Monday - Tuesday
Add July 6 - 8 Monday - Wednesday
Midterm July 17 Friday
Withdrawal Deadline July 21 Tuesday
Classes End July 30 Thursday
Final Exams July 31 Friday
Commencement Aug. 1 Saturday
Grades Due Aug. 3 Monday, 7 PM