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Instruction and Grade Calendar

The Academic Calendar provides guidance on scheduled instruction times and withdrawal dates for our traditional campus.

Please note that online, on-site and off-site cohort students have classes that begin frequently. Therefore, students are encouraged to contact their enrollment counselor or student services advisor for more information on class starts. Students seeking a degree online should contact their enrollment counselor for current start dates.
2015 - 16 Traditional Campus Calendar
Summer Semester 2015
May 4 - Aug. 16, 2015 
15-week classes
Move-In Date May 1
Instruction Begins May 4
     Session A May 11 - June 28
     Session B June 29 - Aug. 16
Instruction Ends Aug. 14
Fall Residents Move to Fall Housing July 31
Move out Date for Non-Fall Residents Aug. 14
End of Term Aug. 16
Final Course Grades Due Aug. 23
Fall Break Aug. 17 - 23

See Policy Handbook Refund Policy
Fall Semester 2015
Aug. 24 - Dec. 13
15-week classes 
Move-In Date Aug. 17 - 21
Welcome Week
Instruction Begins Aug. 24
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 23 - 29
Instruction Ends Dec. 11
Move out Date for Fall-only Students Dec. 12 at 10 a.m.
Living Area Closed for Christmas Dec. 12 at 10 a.m
End of Term Dec. 13
Final Course Grades Due Dec. 20
Christmas Break Dec. 14, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016 

See Policy Handbook Refund Policy
2015 Online Christmas Break Schedule  
Undergraduates Dec. 21, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016
Graduates Dec. 24, 2015 - Jan. 6, 2016

See Policy Handbook Refund Policy
Fall Commencement Ceremonies*  
Nontraditional Campus Commencements Oct. 16 - 17, 2015
College of Humanities and Social Sciences  
College of Doctoral Studies  
College of Education  
College of Theology  
College of Nursing and Health Care Professions  
Colangelo College of Business  
College of Fine Arts and Production

Traditional Campus Commencements

Dec. 11, 2015
All Colleges  

* Dates and times of commencement ceremonies may be subject to change.

Spring Semester 2016
Jan. 1 - April 24
15-Week Classes
Move-In Date Jan. 2-3
Instruction begins Jan. 4
Spring Break March 21- 27
Instruction ends April 22
Move out Date April 23 at noon
End of Term April 24
Final Course Grade Due May 1
Summer Beak April 25 - May 1

See Policy Handbook Refund Policy

Variable Dates
Spring Commencement Ceremonies*  
Traditional Campus Commencements  

Traditional Campus Commencement

April 22, 2016
Spring Nontraditional Campus Commencements  
Online College Commencements April 25-26, 2016

* Dates and times of commencement ceremonies may be subject to change.

Holiday Schedule 2015

                                     Campus Offices
Evening Classes
Online Classes
Traditional students
on campus do not meet
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veteran's Day
and the following Friday

Christmas Day

*Note: Online students are encouraged to submit work early if an assignment due date falls
directly on a holiday. Students are still responsible for timely submission of work. Classes will
be available over the holiday break.