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Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Academic Calendar

2023-242024-25 (Tentative)DayActivity
Aug 23-25Aug 21-23Wednesday-FridayInternational Student Orientation

Aug 26-28

Aug 24-26Saturday-MondayFreshman Orientation
Aug 28Aug 26MondayTransfer/Returning Student Orientation
Aug 29Aug 27

Tuesday

Classes begin - 8 a.m.
Aug 30Aug 28WednesdayConvocation - 11 a.m.
Oct 5-6Oct 3-4Thursday-FridayReading Days - Heartland Teachers' Conference, no classes
Oct 19Oct 17ThursdayEnd of first set of half-courses
Oct 20Oct 19FridayBeginning of second set of half-courses
Nov 1-11Nov 1-11Registration for spring semester
Nov 22Nov 27WednesdayThanksgiving recess - 8 a.m.
Nov 28

Dec 3

TuesdayClasses resume - 8 a.m.
Dec 14-19Dec 12-17Thursday-Tuesday

Testing

Jan 10Jan 8WednesdayNew/Transfer/Returning Student Orientation
Jan 11Jan 9ThursdaySpring semester begins - 8 a.m.
Mar 1Feb 28FridayEnd of first set of half-courses
Mar 2Mar 1SaturdaySpring Break - 8 a.m.
Mar 13Mar 12WednesdayClasses resume - 8 a.m.
Mar 13Mar 12WednesdayBeginning of second set of half-courses
April 3-13Registration for fall semester

March 29

April 18

FridayEaster Break - 8 a.m.
April 2April 22TuesdayClasses resume - 8 a.m.
April 3-13Registration for fall semester
April 25

May 1

ThursdayAssessment Day (no classes)
May 6May 5MondayReview Day - a.m.
May 6May 5MondayTesting - p.m.
May 7-9May 6-8Tuesday-ThursdayTesting - a.m. and p.m.
May 10May 9FridayUndergraduate Commencement - 9:30 a.m.

Master's Commencement - 2 p.m.

May 20May 19Undergraduate summer session begins
August 16August 15Undergraduate summer session ends

Graduate Calendar

2023-2024DayActivity

August 29

TuesdayM.Ed., MSpEd, MSW, MPA fall module I classes begin

September 4

MondayLast day of drop/add period
October 19ThursdayMPA fall module I session ends
October 19ThursdayEnd of first set of half-courses (M.Ed. and MSpEd)
October 20FridayBeginning of second set of half-courses (M.Ed. and MSpEd)
October 23MondayMPA fall module II classes begin
November 6

Monday

Registration for spring semester
November 6MondayLast day to withdraw from a course
December 19TuesdayFall semester ends (M.Ed., MSpEd, MSW, MPA)
January 11ThursdayM.Ed., MSpEd, MSW, MPA spring module I classes begin

January 17

WednesdayLast day of drop/add period

March 1

FridayEnd of first set of half-courses (M.Ed. and MSpEd)
March 4MondayMPA spring module I session ends
March 13WednesdayBeginning of second set of half-courses (M.Ed. and MSpEd)
March 13WednesdayMPA spring module II classes begin
March 27WednesdayRegistration for fall and summer terms
March 28ThursdayLast day to withdraw from a course
May 9ThursdaySpring semester ends (M.Ed., MSpEd, MSW, MPA)
May 10Friday

Commencement - 10 a.m.

May 15WednesdayMPA and MSW summer module I classes begin
June 3MondayM.Ed. and MSpEd summer session begins
July 2Tuesday

MPA and MSW summer module I classes ends

July 4ThursdayMPA and MSW summer module II classes begin
July 29MondayM.Ed. and MSpEd summer session ends
August 21WednesdayMPA and MSW summer module II classes end