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Academic Calendar

Fall 2024 Semester

Month Date Day of Week Time Event
August 22 Thursday Residence halls open for new students.
23 Friday Opening Convocation
24 Saturday Residence halls open for returning students.
26 Monday 8 a.m. Fall classes begin.
26 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins.
30 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of ‘W.’
September 2 Monday Labor Day—classes are in session
20 Friday noon Quarter-term updates due for First-year undergraduate courses
October 4 Friday 5 p.m.  Fall break begins
9 Wednesday 8 a.m. Classes resume
9 Wednesday Noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate classes
11-13 Friday-Sunday Homecoming/Family Weekend
November 1 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
4 Monday a.m. Spring 2025 registration re-opens
8 Friday 4:30 p.m. Spring 2025 registration ends
27 Wednesday Noon Thanksgiving Break begins
December 2 Monday Classes resume
6 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
6 Friday Classes end
7-8 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
9-13 Monday-Friday Final examinations
13 Friday 6 p.m. Residence halls close
13 Friday Semester ends
17 Tuesday Noon Final grades due

Winter 2024–25 (optional term)

Month Date Day of Week Event
December 20 Friday Classes begin
23 Monday Last day to drop a course without a grade of “W”
25 Wednesday Christmas holiday—no class meetings
January 1 Wednesday New Year’s Day—no class meetings
5 Sunday Last day to withdraw from a course
12 Sunday Classes end
16 Thursday Final grades due

Spring 2025 Semester

Month Date Day of Week Time Event
January 12 Sunday Residence halls open for students.
13 Monday 8 a.m. Classes begin.
13 Monday 8 a.m. Add/Drop period begins.
17 Friday 4:30 p.m. Add/Drop period ends. Last day to drop a course without a grade of ‘W.’
20 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day—no classes
February 6 Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Symposium on Inclusive Excellence—no day classes (including labs)
7 Friday noon Quarter-term updates due for First-year undergraduate courses.
26 Wednesday noon Mid-term grades due for undergraduate classes
28 Friday 5 p.m.  Spring vacation begins
March 10 Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
28 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
April 1 Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advising and Career Exploration Dayno day classes (including labs)
7 Monday a.m. Registration for Fall 2025 & Spring 2026 semesters begins
11 Friday 4:30 p.m. Registration ends
17 Thursday 4:30 p.m. Graduation Plans due for students graduating in May, August, and December 2026
18-20 岹–SܲԻ岹 Easter Break
21 Monday 8 a.m. Classes resume
24 Thursday Inquiry Symposium
25 Friday Dutchmen Day—no afternoon classes except those meeting once a week
May 2 Friday 4:30 p.m. Last day for first-semester students to change to/from pass/fail status or withdraw from a course
2 Friday Classes end
3-4 Saturday-Sunday Reading Days
5-9 Monday-Friday Final examinations
9 Friday Semester ends
9 Friday Baccalaureate Service
10 Saturday 156th Commencement
10 Saturday Residence halls close
16 Friday noon Final grades due