Academic Timeline

Fall Semester 2015

August - September

  • Enrollment for all students - August 23rd through August 30th. 
  • Classes begin on August 24th.
  • Last day to add classes on PRISM - August 30th.
  • Deadline for pass/fail option - September 4th.
  • (First Years) Learn your instructors' office hours and drop in with any questions you may have.
  • (First Years) Work with your roommate to set up quiet hours to study or find alternate places on campus.
  • Visit the Writing Center, Math Center, and Cushwa-Leighton Library for additional help and resources.
  • (First Years) Feeling overwhelmed? Make an appointment to see your Faculty Advisor, Academic Affairs and First Year Studies advisor or meet with your instructor for help with specific classes.
  • Last day to drop classes - September 25th.


  • Meet with your professor if you are having difficulty in a class.
  • Mid-semester break - October 17th to 25th.
  • Classes resume - October 26th.
  • After mid-semester break, make an appointment with your advisor to plan your spring class schedule.


  • Search the Schedule of Classes on the web to see what courses interest you for the spring term.
  • After meeting with an advisor and reviewing the schedule of classes, plan your spring semester schedule.
  • Pre-registration for Spring 2016 begins November 16th.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday - November 25th to November 29th.
  • Classes resume - November 30th.


  • Plan your time wisely so that you are fresh and well-prepared for your exams.
  • Check your final exam schedule. Visit the Academic Affairs and First Year Studies office if you have 3 exams on the same day or two exams at the same time.
  • Last day of classes - December 10th.
  • Study days - December 11th through 13th.
  • Final exams - December 14th through 18th.

Spring Semester 2016


  • Enrollment for all students - January 10th through January 17th.
  • Classes begin - January 11th.
  • Start off the semester on a positive note. Set up a study plan and put into practice the study habits you developed from the Fall term.
  • Last day to add classes on PRISM - January 17th.
  • Deadline for pass/fail option - January 22nd.
  • Review the syllabus' for your classes and write down your instructors' office hours.

February - March

  • Last day to drop classes - February 12th.
  • Visit on-campus resource centers if you need help in strengthening your academic performance.
  • Mid-semester break - March 5th to March 13th.
  • Classes resume March 14th.
  • Easter Break - March 25th to March 28th.
  • Classes resume March 29th.


  • Pre-registration for Fall 2016 begins - April 11th.
  • Are you considering summer school? Be sure to talk to an advisor about what courses to take.
  • Talk to an advisor about your classes for next year.
  • Last class day - April 28th.
  • Study days - April 29th to May 1st.


  • Final examinations - May 2nd to May 6th.
  • Commencement - May 14th.