academic calendar

Academic Calendar

* NOTE: The fall and spring dates below pertain to full-term courses. The summer dates pertain to the two five-week sessions. The calendar for condensed courses may differ from what is printed below. Please reference the Registrar's Office website for course and term definitions and pertinent Academic Calendar dates for courses not conforming to the beginning and ending dates outlined below.

*Summer May 9 to August 5, 2016

First Session - May 31 to July 1, 2016 (five-week courses)

Late registration for first session May 31 - June 1
Classes begin May 31
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 1
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 1
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 6
Early registration for freshmen for fall semester May through August          
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit June 27
First session ends July 1

Second Session - July 5 to August 5, 2016 (five-week courses)

Holiday (Monday) July 4      
Late registration for second session July 5 - 6
Classes begin July 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 6
Last day to register and add courses/change sections July 6
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 11
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit August 1
Second session ends August 5
Graduation August 6                            

Fall Semester Opens August 15, 2016

Selected fall activities August 15 - 23
Registration August 15 - 23
Classes begin August 24
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees August 30
Last day to register and add courses/change sections August 30
Labor Day holiday September 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition September 28
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), December 2017 graduates October 7
Mid-term October 12
Fall break October 20 - 21
Early registration for spring semester October 24 - December 6
Thanksgiving holidays

7:00 a.m., November 23 -
7:00 a.m., November 28

Last day to drop courses with a “W“ or change from credit to audit November 28
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, December 5
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, December 6
Reading Day 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, December 7
End of course examinations (see exam week schedule) 7:00 p.m., December 7 -
5:30 p.m., December 13
Graduation December 16 - 17

Spring Semester Opens January 3, 2017

Registration January 3 - 13                 
Martin Luther King Day holiday January 16
Classes begin January 17
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees January 23
Last day to register and add courses/change sections January 23
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition February 20
Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), May 2018 graduates March 3
Mid-term March 6
Spring holidays

7:00 a.m., March 20 to
7:00 a.m., March 27

Deadline for degree audit (transcript evaluation), summer 2018 graduates March 27
Early registration for summer and fall semesters March 27 - May 2
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit April 21
Students follow regular Monday class schedule Monday, May 1
Students follow regular Wednesday class schedule Tuesday, May 2
Reading Day

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, May 3

End of course examinations (see exam week schedule)

7:00 p.m., May 3 -
5:30 p.m., May 9

Graduation (all ceremonies in Tucker Coliseum)  
       Ozark Campus May 11
      Graduate College May 12
      Russellville Campus Undergraduate May 13

*Summer May 15 to August 11, 2017

First Session - June 5 to July 7, 2017 (five-week courses)

Late registration for first session June 5 - 6                   
Classes begin June 5
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees June 6
Last day to register and add courses/change sections June 6
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition June 9
Early registration for freshmen for fall semester May through August       
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit June 30
Holiday  (Tuesday) July 4
First session ends July 7

Second Session - July 10 to August 11, 2017 (five-week courses)

Late registration for second session July 10 - 11                    
Classes begin July 10
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with full reduction of tuition and fees July 11
Last day to register and add courses/change sections July 11
Last day to officially withdraw/drop courses with 80 percent reduction of tuition July 14
Last day to drop courses with a “W” or change from credit to audit August 4
Second session ends August 11
Graduation August 12