Academic Timeline

Fall Semester 2016

August - September

  • Enrollment for all students - August 21st through August 28th.
  • Classes begin on August 22nd.
  • Last day to add classes on PRISM - August 28th.
  • Deadline for pass/fail option - September 2nd.
  • (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 23rd.


  • Meet with your professor if you are having difficulty in a class.
  • Mid-semester break - October 15th to 23rd.
  • Classes resume - October 24th.
  • 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 2017 begins November 14th.
  • Thanksgiving Holiday - November 23rd to November 27th.
  • Classes resume - November 28th.


  • 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 8th.
  • Study days - December 9th through 11th.
  • Final exams - December 12th through 16th.

Spring Semester 2017


  • Enrollment for all students - January 15th through January 22nd.
  • Classes begin - January 16th.
  • 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 22nd.
  • Deadline for pass/fail option - January 27th.
  • Review the syllabus' for your classes and write down your instructors' office hours.

February - March

  • Last day to drop classes - February 17th.
  • Visit on-campus resource centers if you need help in strengthening your academic performance.
  • Mid-semester break - March 11th to March 19th.
  • Classes resume March 20th.


  • Easter Holiday April 14th to 17th.
  • Classes resume April 18th.
  • Pre-registration for Fall 2017 begins - April 18th.
  • 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 - May 4th.
  • Study days - May 5th to 7th.
  • Convocation - May 7th.
  • Final examinations - May 8th to May 12th.
  • Commencement - May 20th.