Academic Calendar

FALL SEMESTER 2001
(Dates in italics pertain exclusively to graduate students.)

AUGUST
20-22 Orientation
22-24 Completion of registration at the Late Registration Service Center
27 Classes begin


SEPTEMBER

3 Labor Day holiday
4 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
4 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
6 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes
6 Final date for adding thesis, dissertation research
and registering for "degree only"
7 Final date for submitting to Graduate School applications for master's
and doctoral degrees to be awarded at fall commencement
14 Final date for departments to recommend to Graduate School
appointment of examining committees (requests for final examinations)
for degrees to be awarded at fall commencement
14 Final date for submitting to Graduate School the "Program of Study"
for the current semester to be counted toward the doctoral residence requirement
14 Final date for submitting to Graduate School general examination reports for
the doctorate to be awarded at spring commencement


OCTOBER
1 Final date for receipt of departmental nominations for Graduate School
Tuition Awards for spring semester

11-12 Fall holiday
15 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
15 Final date for receipt of graduate admission applications for spring
semester without paying $25 late fee

15-20 Midsemester examination period
23 Midsemester grades due in Office of the University Registrar


NOVEMBER
4 Course scheduling for spring semester begins, 2 p.m.
9 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
16 Final date for submitting to Graduate School committee examination
reports and approved theses and dissertations, including Graduate School
corrections (noon deadline)

22-23 Thanksgiving holiday
26 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.


DECEMBER
5-9 Concentrated study period—no meetings, social activities, athletic events,
or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled;
no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs
8 Classes end
10-15 Final examination period
21 Commencement Day

SPRING SEMESTER 2002

JANUARY
15-16 Orientation
17-18 Completion of registration at the Late Registration Service Center
21 Martin Luther King Day holiday
22 Classes begin
29 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
31 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes
31 Final date for adding thesis, dissertation research;
final date for "degree only" registration

FEBRUARY
1 Final date for submitting to Graduate School applications for master's and
doctoral degrees to be awarded at spring commencement
8 Final date for submitting to Graduate School the "Program of Study" for the
current semester to be counted toward the doctoral residence requirement
8 Final date for submitting to Graduate School general examination reports for the
doctorate to be awarded at the end of the summer term
8 Final date for departments to recommend to Graduate School appointment of
examining committees (requests for final examinations) for degrees to be awarded at spring commencement

11 Mardi Gras holiday begins
13 Classes resume at 12:30 p.m.


MARCH
11-16 Midsemester examination period
19 Midsemester grades due in Office of the University Registrar
29 Good Friday holiday


APRIL
1-7 Spring break
7 Course scheduling for intersession, summer term,
and fall semester begins, 2 p.m.
8 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
14 Final date for receipt of departmental nominations
for Graduate School Tuition Awards for fall semester

15 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
19 Final date for submitting to Graduate School committee examination
reports and approved theses and dissertations, including Graduate School corrections (noon deadline)


MAY
8-12 Concentrated study period begins—no meetings, social activities,
athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation
will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs
11 Classes end
13-18 Final examination period
15 Final date for receipt of graduate admission applications for summer
term or fall semester without paying $25 late fee

24 Commencement Day

INTERSESSION 2002

MAY
23 Classes begin
23 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
24 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

JUNE
4 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
7 Classes end
8 Final examinations

SUMMER TERM 2002

SESSION A

JUNE
5-6 Orientation
7 Completion of registration at the Late Registration Service Center
10 Classes begin
12 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
13 Final date for adding courses for credit, making section changes
13 Final date for adding thesis, dissertation research; final date for
"degree only" registration
14 Final date for submitting to Graduate School applications for master's
and doctoral degrees to be awarded at the end of the summer term
14 Final date for departments to recommend to Graduate School appointment
of examining committees (requests for final examinations) for degrees to be
awarded at the end of the summer term
14 Final date for submitting to Graduate School general examination reports
for the doctorate to be awarded at fall commencement


JULY
1-3 Midterm exam period
4 Independence Day holiday
5 Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
8 Midterm grades due in Office of the University Registrar
12 Final date for submitting to Graduate School committee
examination reports and approved theses and dissertations,
including Graduate School corrections (noon deadline)

16 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
29 Classes end
30 Concentrated study day
31 Final examinations begin


AUGUST
1 Final examinations end
8 Commencement Day

SESSION B
(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines.)

JUNE
5-6 Orientation
7 Completion of registration at the Late Registration Service Center
10 Classes begin
12 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
13 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

JULY
2 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
4 Independence Day holiday
5 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
12 Classes end
13 Final examination period

AUGUST
8 Commencement Day