Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2019-2020

Dates and Times Subject to Change
(Academic Calendar Webpage)

Fall 2019 Semester - 16 Weeks (August 21 - December 12)

Date Time Event
Apr. 1 8 a.m. Priority Registration begins - Summer 2019 & Fall 2019.
Aug. 5 Late Registration begins ($35 late fee will be assessed to students registering late).
Aug. 16 8 a.m. Enforced Withdrawal or Academic Suspension - students who have not obtained permission to continue studies will be dropped from all courses.
Aug. 20 Students enter into a payment plan or pay tuition/fees may re-register for classes using JNet. Will be assessed a Late Payment Fee ($35) and a Late Registration Fee ($35). Class availability is not guaranteed.
Aug. 21 First Class Day
Aug. 24 First Class Day for all Saturday Students
Aug. 27 5 p.m. 5th Class Day (drops for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance). Percentage of tuition & fees will be owed.
Aug. 27 1st drop for students who have not completed lab safety training.
Aug. 27-Sept. 6 5th class day to 12th class day, students may fill out an add/drop form with the Registrar's Office to reinstated in classes.
Aug. 28 Reinstatement request ($100 fee)
Aug. 28 Permission to register or change classes is required from adviser and professor.
Sept. 6 5 p.m. 12th Class Day - Census Date. No registration beyond this date. (Drops processed for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance - no reinstatements)
Sept. 9 8 a.m. Students who did not pay in full or make payment arrangements will be dropped from all classes. Percentage of tuition & fees will be owed. (13th Class Day Drop)
Sept. 18 20th Class Day
Sept. 18 5 p.m. Non-Funded Late Registration deadline to submit form
Oct. 16 Mid Semester Point
Oct. 21 8 a.m. Registration Begins - Winter Intersession 2019
Oct. 21 5 p.m. NO REGISTRATION AFTER THIS DATE. Twelfth Class Day. Census Date. Student will be dropped from classes if they have not paid in full or made payment arrangements with the Business Office. No reinstatement of classes. A $100 Reinstatement Fee will be assessed to students requesting reinstatement.
Sept. 6 Three-peat charges are added to student account
Sept. 17 20th Class Day.
Sept. 17 Final Day to submit Non-Funded Late Registration for Fall 2018.
Sept. 18 Deadline for students applying for graduation to complete the Change of Name Request form with the Office of the Registrar.
Sept. 25 A listing of students who will complete graduation requirements in December will be submitted by Academic Deans to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Oct. 16 Midsemester Point.
Oct. 21 8 a.m. Registration Begins - Winter 2019 Intersession
Priority Registration begins for Spring 2020
Oct. 21 8 a.m. Priority One Group (includes doctoral and graduate students)
Oct. 22 8 a.m. Post Baccalaureate & Seniors (90-120+ earned hrs)
Oct. 24 Sophomores (30-59 earned hrs)
Oct. 25 8 a.m. Registration opens for all students
Oct. 23 Title IV 60% of Semester
Nov. 21 6 p.m. Residence Halls close for the Thanksgiving Holidays.
Oct. 24 5 p.m. Last day to drop a course or withdraw from current semester
Dec. 4 Last Class Day
Dec. 5 Study Day (no classes)
Dec. 6-12 Final Examinations
Dec. 13 Commencement

Financial Aid Important Dates

Date Time Event
Aug. 14 11:59 p.m. Financial aid begins posting to student accounts
Aug. 14 1 p.m. Deadline for Office of Financial Aid to run Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Payment Information (Business Office)

Date Time Event
Aug. 1 Tuition Payment Plans open for enrollment
Aug. 15 11:59 p.m. Payment Deadline
Aug. 15 Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Deadline
Aug. 16 Late Payment fees ($35) are assessed.
Aug. 19 8 a.m. Students who have not signed up for a payment plan or paid in full are dropped for nonpayment. (Prior to First Class Day)
Sept. 9 Last day to pay in full or make payment arrangements
Sept. 10 Three-peat charges added to student account

December 2019 Graduate Deadlines

Date Time Event
Apr. 1 Blue & Gold online application opens for December commencement
Aug. 30 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application closes for December commencement
Sept. 13 Final Deadline for Colleges to Approve December graduation applications.
Sept. 19 Change of Name Deadline request to Office of Registrar
Sept. 20 Colleges will submit Approved List of Candidates to Provost & VPAA

Holidays and Breaks

Date Time Event
Sept. 2 Labor Day Holiday
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

Housing and Meal Plans

Date Time Event
Aug. 19 9 a.m. Residence Halls open
Aug. 28 Meal Plan Payment Deadline
Nov. 27 6 p.m. Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 1 2 p.m. Residence Halls re-open after Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 13 6 p.m. Residence Halls close

Faculty-Related Information

Date Time Event
Aug. 19 General Faculty Meeting, Jones Auditorium
Aug. 20 Dean, Departmental Chairs, and Departmental meeting
Oct. 21 Noon Mid Semester grades due via Blue & Gold Connection (all levels)
Oct. 24 5 p.m. Last day for faculty to drop students for non-attendance
Dec. 16 Noon Final Grades due via Blue & Gold Connection & "I" Contracts due (Registrar's Office)

Fall 2019 Semester - 1st 8 Weeks (August 21 - October 14)

Date Time Event
Apr. 1 8 a.m. Priority Registration begins - Summer 2019 & Fall 2019
Aug. 5 Late Registration begins ($35 late fee will be assessed to students registering late).
Aug. 21 First Class Day
Aug. 21 Permission to register or change classes is required from adviser and professor.
Aug. 28 5 p.m. 6th Class Day - Census Date. No registration beyond this date. (Drops processed for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance - no reinstatements)
Aug. 29 8 a.m. Students who did not pay in full or make payment arrangements will be dropped from all classes. Tuition & fees will be owed. (7th Class Day Drop)
Aug. 30 5 p.m. Non-Funded Late Registration deadline to submit form
Sept. 16 Mid Semester Point
Sept. 21 Title IV 60% of Semester
Sept. 23 5 p.m. Last day to drop a course or withdraw from current semester
Oct. 11 Last Class Day
Oct. 14 Final Examinations
Oct. 21 7 a.m. Registration Begins - Winter 2019 Intersession
Priority Registration begins for Spring 2020
Oct. 21 8 a.m. Priority One Group (includes doctoral and graduate students)
Oct. 22 8 a.m. Post Baccalaureate & Seniors (90-120+ earned hrs)
Oct. 23 8 a.m. Juniors (60-89 earned hrs)
Oct. 24 8 a.m. Sophomores (30-59 earned hrs)
Oct. 25 8 a.m. Registration open for all students
Dec. 13 Commencement

Financial Aid Important Dates

Date Time Event
Aug. 14 11:59 p.m. Financial aid begins posting to student accounts.
Aug. 14 1 p.m. Deadline for Office of Financial Aid to run Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Payment Information (Business Office)

Date Time Event
Aug. 1 Tuition Payment Plans open for enrollment
Aug. 15 11:59 p.m. Payment Deadline
Aug. 15 Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Deadline
Aug. 16 Late Payment fees ($35) are assessed.
Aug. 19 8 a.m. Students who have not signed up for a payment plan or paid in full are dropped for nonpayment. (Prior to First Class Day)
Sept. 10 Three-peat charges added to student account

December 2019 Graduate Deadlines

Date Time Event
Apr. 1 Blue & Gold online application open for December commencement
Aug. 30 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application closes for December commencement
Sept. 13 Final Deadline for Colleges to Approve December graduation applications.
Sept. 19 Change of Name Deadline request to Office of the Registrar
Sept. 20 Colleges will submit Approved List of Candidates to Provost & VPAA

Holidays and Breaks

Date Time Event
Sept. 2 Labor Day
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

Housing and Meal Plans

Date Time Event
Aug. 19 9 a.m. Residence Halls open
Aug. 28 Meal Plan Payment Deadline
Nov. 27 6 p.m. Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 1 2 p.m. Residence Halls re-open after Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 13 6 p.m. Residence Halls close

Faculty-related information

Date Time Event
Aug. 19 General Faculty Meeting, Jones Auditorium
Aug. 20 Dean, Departmental Chairs, and Departmental meting
Sept. 18 Noon Mid Semester grades due via Blue & Gold Connection (all levels)
Sept. 23 5 p.m. Last day for faculty to drop students to non-attendance
Oct. 16 Noon Final Grades due via Blue & Gold Connection & "I" Contracts due (Registrar's Office)

Fall 2019 Semester - 2nd 8 Weeks (October 17 - December 11)

Date Time Event
Apr. 1 8 a.m. Priority Registration begins - Summer 2019 & Fall 2019
Aug. 5 Late Registration begins ($35 late fee will be assessed to students registering late).
Oct. 17 First Class Day
Oct. 17 Permission to register or change classes is required from adviser and professor.
Oct. 21 8 a.m. Registration Begins - Winter 2019 Intersession
Oct. 24 5 p.m. 6th Class Day - Census Date. No registration beyond this date. (Drops processed for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance - no reinstatements)
Priority Registration begins for Spring 2020
Oct. 21 8 a.m. Priority One Group (includes doctoral and graduate students)
Oct. 22 8 a.m. Post Baccalaureate & Seniors ( 90-120+ earned hrs)
Oct. 23 8 a.m. Juniors (60-89 earned hrs)
Oct. 24 8 a.m. Sophomores (30-59 earned hrs)
Oct. 25 8 a.m. Registration opens for all students
Oct. 25 8 a.m. Students who did not pay in full or make payment arrangements will be dropped from all classes. Tuition & fees will be owed. (7th Class Day Drop)
Oct. 29 Non-Funded Late Registration deadline to submit form
Nov. 13 Mid Semester Point
Nov. 18 Title IV 60% of Semester
Nov. 19 5 p.m. Last day to drop a course or withdraw from current semester
Dec. 9 Last Class Day
Dec. 11 Final Examinations
Dec. 13 Commencement

Financial Aid important dates

Date Time Event
Aug. 14 11:59 p.m. Financial aid begins posting to student accounts.
Aug. 14 1 p.m. Deadline for Office of Financial Aid to run Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Payment information (business office)

Date Time Event
Aug. 1 Tuition Payment Plans open for enrollment
Aug. 15 Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Deadline
Oct. 24 11:59 p.m. Payment Deadline
Oct. 24 8 a.m. Students who have not signed up for a payment plan or paid in full are dropped for nonpayment. (Prior to First Class Day)
Oct. 25 Late Payment fees ($35) are assessed.
Oct. 25 Three-peat charges added to student account

December 2019 Graduation deadlines

Date Time Event
Apr. 1 Blue & Gold online application opens for December commencement
Aug. 30 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application closes for December commencement
Sept. 13 Final Deadline for Colleges to Approve December graduation applications.
Sept. 19 Change of Name Deadline request to Office of Registrar
Sept. 20 Colleges will submit Approved List of Candidates to Provost & VPAA

Holidays and Breaks

Date Time Event
Sept. 2 Labor Day
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving Holiday

Housing and Meal Plans

Date Time Event
Aug. 19 9 a.m. Residence Halls open
Aug. 28 Meal Plan Payment Deadline
Nov. 27 Residence Halls close for Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 1 2 p.m. Residence Halls re-open after Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec. 13 6 p.m. Residence Halls close

Faculty-Related Information

Date Time Event
Aug. 19 General Faculty Meeting, Jones Auditorium
Aug. 20 Dean, Departmental Chairs, and Departmental meeting
Nov. 15 Noon Mid Semester grades due via Blue & Gold Connection (all levels)
Nov. 19 5 p.m. Last day for faculty to drop students for non-attendance
Dec. 16 Noon Final Grades due via Blue & Gold Connection & "I" Contracts due (Registrar's Office)

Spring 2020 Semester - 16 Weeks (January 16 - May 14)

Date Time Event
Oct. 21, 2019 8 a.m. Priority Registration begins - Spring 2020
Jan. 2 First day back from winter break for staff. Fee bills and student payment plans are available.
Jan. 3 Late Registration begins ($35 late fee will be assessed to students registering late)
Jan. 6 Enforced Withdrawal or Academic Suspension - students who have not obtained permission to continue students will be dropped from all courses.
Jan. 15 Students enter into a payment plan or pay tuition/fees may re-register for classes using JNet. Will be assessed a Late Payment Fee ($35) and a Late Registration Fee ($35). Class availability is not guaranteed.
Jan. 16 First Class Day
Jan. 23 5th Class Day (drop for non-payment). Percentage of tuition & fees will be owed.
Jan. 23 1st drop for students who have not completed lab safety training.
Jan. 24-Feb. 3 6th class day to 12th class day, students may fill out an add/drop form with the Registrar's Office to be reinstated in classes.
Jan. 18 First Class Day of all Saturday students
Jan. 24 Reinstatement request ($100 fee)
Jan. 24-Feb. 3 Permission to register or change classes is required from adviser and professor.
Feb. 3 5 p.m. 12th Class Day - Census Date. No registration beyond this date. (Drops processed for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance - no reinstatements)
Feb. 4 8 a.m. Students who did not pay in full or make payment arrangements will be dropped from all classes. Percentage of tuition & fees will be owed. (13th Class Day Drop)
Feb. 13 20th Class day
Feb. 13 Non-Funded Late Registration deadline to submit form
Mar. 15 Mid Semester Point
Mar. 25 Title IV 60% of Semester
Mar. 26 5 p.m. Last day to drop a course or withdraw from current semester
Priority Registration begins for Summer 2020 & Fall 2020
Mar. 30 8 a.m. Priority One Group (includes doctoral and graduate students)
Mar. 31 8 a.m. Post Baccalaureate & Seniors (90-120+ earned hrs)
Apr. 1 8 a.m. Juniors (60-89 earned hrs)
Apr. 2 8 a.m. Sophomores (30-59 earned hrs)
Apr. 3 8 a.m. Registration opens for all students
May 6 Last Class Day
May 7 Study Day (no class)
May 8-14 Final Examinations
May 15 Commencement

Financial Aid important dates 

Date Time Event
Jan. 6 Deadline for Office of Financial Aid to run Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
Jan. 9 Financial aid begins posting to student accounts.

Payment information/deadlines (business Office)

Date Time Event
Jan. 2 Tuition Payment Plans open for enrollment
Jan. 9 Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Deadline
Jan. 10 11:59 p.m. Payment Deadline
Jan. 13 Late Payment fees ($35) are assessed.
Jan. 14 Students who have not signed up for a payment plan or paid in full are dropped for nonpayment. (Prior to First Class Day)
Feb. 3 5 p.m. Students will be dropped from classes if not paid or made payment arrangements
Feb. 4 Last day to pay in full or make payment arrangements
Jan. Three-peat charges added to student account

 May 2020 Graduation deadlines

Date Time Event
Oct. 1, 2019 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application opens for May commencement
Jan. 10 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application closes for May commencement
Feb. 7 5 p.m. Colleges verify all degree applications for May commencement
Feb. 13 5 p.m. Change of Name Deadline request to Office of Registrar
Feb. 14 5 p.m. Colleges provide a list of graduates to Provost & VPAA

Holidays and breaks

Date Time Event
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break
Apr. 10 Good Friday (no classes held)

Housing and Meal Plans

Date Time Event
Jan. 14 9 a.m. Residence Halls open
Jan. 23 Meal Plan Payment Deadline
Mar. 6 Residence Halls close for Spring Break
Mar. 15 2 p.m. Residence Halls re-open after Spring Break
May 15 6 p.m. Residence Halls close

Faculty-related information

Date Time Event
Jan. 13 General Faculty Meeting, Jones Auditorium
Jan. 14 Dean, Department Chairs, and Departmental meeting
Mar. 18 Noon Mid Semester grades due via Blue & Gold Connection (all levels)
Mar. 26 Last day for faculty to drop students for non-attendance
May 18 Noon Final Grades due via Blue & Gold Connection & "I" Contracts due (Registrar's Office)

 Spring 2020 Semester - 1st 8 Weeks (January 16 - March 19)

Date Time Event
Oct. 21, 2019 8 a.m. Priority Registration begins - Spring 2020
Jan. 3 Late Registration begins ($35 late fee will be assessed to students registering late).
Jan. 16 First Class Day
Jan. 16-23 Permission to register or change classes is required from adviser and professor.
Jan. 24 5 p.m. 6th Class Day - Census Date. No registration beyond this date. (Drops processed for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance - no reinstatements)
Jan. 27 8 a.m. Students who did not pay in full or make payment arrangements will be dropped from all classes. Tuition & fees will be owed. (7th Class Day Drop)
Jan. 29 5 p.m. Non-Funded Late Registration deadline to submit form
Feb. 16 Mid Semester Point
Priority Registration begins for Summer 2020 & Fall 2020
Mar. 30 8 a.m. Priority One Group (includes doctoral and graduate students)
Mar. 31 8 a.m. Post Baccalaureate & Seniors (190-120+ earned hrs)
Apr. 1 8 a.m. Juniors (60-89 earned hrs)
Apr. 2 8 a.m. Sophomores (30-59 earned hrs)
Apr. 3 8 a.m. Registration opens for all students
Feb. 17 Title IV 60% of Semester
Feb. 18 5 p.m. Last day to drop a course or withdraw from current semester
Mar. 18 Last Class Day
Mar. 19 Final Examinations
May 15 Commencement

Payment Information (Business Office) 

Date Time Event
Jan. 2 Tuition Payment Plans open for enrollment
Jan. 9 Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Deadline
Jan. 10 11:59 p.m. Payment Deadline
Jan. 13 Late Payment fees ($35) are assessed.
Jan. 14 5 p.m. Student who have not signed up for a payment plan or paid in full are dropped for nonpayment. (Prior to First Class Day)
Feb. 4 Three-peat charges added to student account

May 2020 Graduation deadlines

Date Time Event
Oct. 1, 2019 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application opens for May commencement
Jan. 10 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application closes for May commencement
Feb. 7 5 p.m. Colleges verify all degree applications for May commencement
Feb. 13 5 p.m. Change of Name Deadline request to Office of the Registrar
Feb. 14 5 p.m. Colleges provide list of graduates to Provost & VPAA

Holidays and breaks

Date Time Event
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Mar. 9-13 Spring Break
Apr. 10 Good Friday

Housing and Meal plans

Date Time Event
Jan. 14 9 a.m. Residence Halls open
Jan. 253 Meal Plan Payment Deadline
Mar. 6 6 p.m. Residence Halls close for Spring Break
Mar. 15 2 p.m. Residence Halls re-open after Spring Break
May 15 6 p.m. Residence Halls close

Faculty-Related information

Date Time Event
Jan. 13 8 a.m. General Faculty Meeting, Jones Auditorium
Jan. 14 Dean, Departmental Chairs, and Departmental meeting
Feb. 19 Noon Mid Semester grades due via Blue & Gold Connection (all levels)
Feb. 18 5 p.m. Last day for faculty to drop students for non-attendance
Mar. 23 Noon Final Grades due via Blue & Gold Connection & "I" Contracts due (Registrar's Office)

Spring 2020 Semester - 2nd 8 Weeks (March 20 - May 14) 

Date Time Event
Oct. 21, 2019 8 a.m. Priority Registration begins - Spring 2020
Jan. 3 Late Registration begins ($35 late fee will be assessed to students registering late).
Mar. 20 First Class Day
Mar. 20-27 Permission to register or change classes is required from adviser and professor.
Mar. 27 5 p.m. 6th Class Day - Census Date. No registration beyond this date. (Drops processed for non-payment & lab safety non-compliance - no reinstatements)
Mar. 30 8 a.m. Students who did not pay in full or make payment arrangements will be dropped from all classes. Tuition & fees will be owed. (7th Class Day Drop)
Apr. 2 5 p.m. Non-Funded Late Registration deadline to submit form
Priority Registration begins for Summer 2020 & Fall 2020
Mar. 30 8 a.m. Priority One Group (includes doctoral and graduate students)
Mar. 31 8 a.m. Post Baccalaureate & Seniors (90-120+ earned hrs)
Apr. 1 8 a.m. Juniors (60-89 earned hrs)
Apr. 2 8 a.m. Sophomores (30-59 earned hrs)
Apr. 3 8 a.m. Registration opens for all students
Apr. 14 Mid Semester Point
Apr. 21 Title IV 60% of Semester
Apr. 22 5 p.m. Last day to drop a course or withdraw from current semested
May 13 Last Class Day
May 14 Final Examinations
May 15 Commencement

Payment information (Business Office)

Date Time Event
Jan. 9 Employee Tuition Assistance Scholarship Deadline
Mar. 27 4 p.m. Payment Deadline
Mar. 27 Last day to pay in full or make payment arrangements
Mar. 30 Late Payment fees ($35) are assessed.
Mar. 30 Three-peat charges added to student account

May 2020 Graduation deadlines

Date Time Event
Oct. 1, 2019 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application opens for May commencement
Jan. 10 5 p.m. Blue & Gold online application closes for May commencement
Feb. 7 5 p.m. College verify all degree applications for May commencement
Feb. 13 5 p.m. Change of Name Deadline request to Office of Registrar
Feb. 14 5 p.m. Colleges provide a list of graduates to Provost & VPAA

Holidays and Breaks

Date Time Event
Apr. 10 Good Friday

Housing and meal plans

Date Time Event
Jan. 14 9 a.m. Residence Halls open
Jan. 23 Meal Plan Payment Deadline
Mar. 6 6 p.m. Residence Halls close for Spring Break
Mar. 15 2 p.m. Residence Halls re-open after Spring Break
May 15 6 p.m. Residence Halls close

Faculty-related information

Date Time Event
Jan. 13 General Faculty Meeting, Jones Auditorium
Jan. 14 Dean, Departmental Chairs, and Departmental meeting
Apr. 17 Noon Mid Semester grades due via Blue & Gold Connection (all levels)
Apr. 22 5 p.m. Last day for faculty to drop students for non-attendance
May 18 Noon Final Grades due via Blue & Gold Connection & "I" Contracts due (Registrar's Office)