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2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2015

President’s Opening Address and faculty meetings

Thursday. Aug. 27

New student orientation and registration

Friday, Aug. 28

Academic Convocation

Sunday, Aug. 30

All classes begin

Monday, Aug. 31

Labor Day (no classes in session)

Monday, Sept. 7

First-Quarter Student Teaching begins

Tuesday, Sept. 8

*Rosh Hashanah

Monday, Sept. 14

*Yom Kippur

Wednesday, Sept. 23

October Open House

Monday, Oct. 12

First Quarter Classes end

Friday, Oct. 16

Fall Break begins – 8 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 19 & Tuesday Oct. 20

Classes resume 8 a.m. and Second Quarter begins

Wednesday, Oct. 21

First-Quarter Student Teaching ends

Friday, Oct. 23

Second-Quarter Student Teaching begins

Monday, Oct. 26

November Open House

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Thanksgiving Break begins – 8 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

Classes resume – 8 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 30

**Last day for in-class examinations

Friday, Dec. 4

All classes end

 Friday, Dec. 11

Study Days

Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 12 & 13

Final Examination Period

Monday, Dec. 14 through Friday, Dec. 18

Second-Quarter Student Teaching ends

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Winter Session 2016

All classes begin

Monday, Jan. 4

All classes end

Friday, Jan. 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Monday, Jan. 1

Spring Semester 2016

Third-Quarter Student Teaching begins

Tuesday, Jan. 19

President’s State of the College Address and Faculty Meetings

Thursday, Jan. 21

New student orientation and registration

Friday, Jan. 22

All classes begin

Monday, Jan. 25

Third-Quarter Classes end/Third-Quarter Student Teaching ends

Friday, Mar. 11

Fourth-Quarter Student Teaching begins 

Monday, Mar. 14

Spring Break

Monday, Mar. 14 through Friday, Mar. 18

Classes resume and Fourth Quarter begins – 8 a.m. 

Monday,  Mar. 21

*Good Friday

Friday, Mar. 25

Easter

Sunday, Mar. 27

Spring Open House

Saturday, Apr. 2

Transformations: A Student Research and Creativity Conference (classes in session)

Wednesday, Apr. 13

Honors Convocation

Saturday, Apr. 16

*Passover

Saturday, Apr. 23

**Last day for in-class examinations

Friday, Apr. 29

All classes end

Friday, May 6

Study Days

Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8

Final Examination Period

Monday, May 9 through Friday, May 13

Fourth-Quarter Student Teaching ends

Wednesday, May 11

Graduate Commencement

Friday, May 13

Undergraduate Commencement

Saturday, May 14

* No examinations or quizzes may be given during the period designated for observance of  religious holidays. Observance of Jewish holidays will begin and 4 p.m. the day before the holiday and end at 7 p.m. the day of the holiday. Observance of Good Friday will begin at noon and end at 3 p.m.

**No examination or quizzes may be given the five class days preceding the final exam period without the approval of the school dean.