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Academic Calendar 2015-2016

2015 Fall

Late Registration Begins
(Last day to enroll in a course is prior to the first class meeting)
August 17
Orientation week for faculty and staff August 19-21
First day of classes – Monday August 24
Students withdrawn for nonpayment after this date must petition to re-enroll August 24
End of ALL refunds for 16-week courses Sept. 4
Withdrawals after this date (from 16-week courses) will appear on the student transcripts Sept. 4
Labor Day break – Monday (Classes will not meet) September 7
Weekend classes begin - Saturday September 12
Last day to claim honor status designation in a 16-week course September 21
Mid-semester – last day to change audit enrollment status October 14
Last day to enroll in a fall semester self-paced open entry course  (Spring self-paced open entry registration begins November 2) October 14
Spring semester registration begins at 8:00 a.m. November 2
Last day to enroll in a fall semester independent study or internship course November 9
Thanksgiving break - Monday through Sunday (Classes will not meet.)  November 23-29
Last day to withdraw from fall semester courses November 30
Semester ends December 19
Grades due – noon, Monday December 21

The above dates apply, in general, to traditional 16-week credit courses. Contact Registration and Records for details concerning weekend courses, TBA courses or courses shorter than 14 weeks in duration.

2016 Spring

Late Registration Begins
(Last day to enroll in a course is prior to the first class meeting)
January 11
Orientation week for faculty and staff January 13-15
First day of classes – Tuesday January 19
Students withdrawn for nonpayment after this date must petition to re-enroll January 19
Weekend classes begin - Saturday  January 23
End of ALL refunds for 16-week courses January 29
Withdrawals after this date from 16-week courses will appear on student transcripts January 29
Last day to claim honor student status designation in a 16-week course February 15
Summer semester registration begins at 8 a.m. March 7
Mid-semester — last day to change audit enrollment status March 9
Last day to enroll in a spring semester self-paced open entry course  (Summer self-paced open entry registration begins March 7) March 9
Spring break — Monday through Sunday (Classes will not meet) March 14-20
Last day to enroll in a spring semester independent study or internship course April 4
Last day to withdraw from spring semester courses April 25
Fall semester registration begins at 8 a.m. May 2
Semester ends May 13
Grades due — noon, Monday May 16
Graduation May 19

The above dates apply, in general, to traditional 16-week credit courses. Contact Registration and Records for details concerning weekend courses, TBA courses or courses shorter than 14 weeks in duration.

2016 Summer

First day of classes – Monday (check individual course)
(Last day to enroll in a course is prior to the first class meeting)
May 16
Weekend classes begin — Saturday  May 21
Memorial Day break — Saturday through Monday (Classes will not meet.)  May 28-30
First day of regular summer session June 6
Last day to enroll in a summer semester self-paced open entry course
(Fall self-paced open entry registration begins May 2)
June 22
Independence Day break — Saturday through Monday
(Classes will not meet.)
July 2-4
Last day to enroll in a summer semester independent study or internship course July 5
Last day to withdraw from summer semester courses July 18
End of session July 30
Grades due — noon, Monday August 1

The above dates apply, in general, to traditional credit courses. Summer courses are offered with a variety of beginning and ending dates. Please refer to each individual course within the schedule for the correct beginning and ending dates. Contact Registration and Records for details.

The college is closed on the following dates:

  • Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2015
  • Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Holiday, Wednesday, November 25 through Sunday, November 29, 2015 
  • Winter Holiday, 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015 through Sunday, January 3, 2016
  • Easter, Sunday, March 27, 2016
  • Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016
  • Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2016