Academic Calendar 2002-2003



FALL SEMESTER 2002

(Dates in italics pertain exclusively to graduate students.)


AUGUST
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
            1  2  3  
4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 


15-16 International Student Orientation
19-22 Freshman & Transfer Orientation

26 Classes begin



SEPTEMBER
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
8  9  10 11 12 13 14 
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 
29 30 


2 Labor Day holiday 3 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
3 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
5 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes
5Final date for adding thesis, dissertation research and registering for "degree only"
6 Final date for submitting to Graduate School applications for master's and doctoral degrees to be awarded at fall commencement
13 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
13 Final date for submitting to Graduate School the "Program of Study" for the current semester to be counted toward the doctoral residence requirement
13 Final date for submitting to Graduate School general examination reports for the doctorate to be awarded at spring commencement




OCTOBER
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
      1  2  3  4  5  
6  7  8  9  10 11 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 31 


10-11 Fall holiday 14 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
15 Final date for receipt of graduate admission applications for spring semester without paying $25 late fee
14-19 Midsemester examination period
22 Midsemester grades due in Office of the University Registrar
27 Course scheduling for spring semester begins, 2 p.m.



NOVEMBER
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
               1  2  
3  4  5  6  7  8  9  
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30 


8 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
15 Final date for submitting to Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, including Graduate School corrections (noon deadline)
28-29 Thanksgiving holiday



DECEMBER
S  M  T  W  T  F  S 
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
8  9  10 11 12 13 14 
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 
12 23 24 25 26 27 28 
29 30 31 


2 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
4-8 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 labs7 Classes end
9-14 Final examination period
20 Commencement Day

SPRING SEMESTER 2003



JANUARY
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
         1  2  3  4  
5  6  7  8  9  10 11 
12 13 14 15 16 17 18 
19 20 21 22 23 24 25 
26 27 28 29 30 31 


13 International Student Orientation 14-15 Freshman & Transfer Orientation
20 Martin Luther King Day holiday
21 Classes begin
28 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
30 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
31 Final date for submitting to Graduate School applications for master's and doctoral degrees to be awarded at spring commencement



FEBRUARY
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
                  1  
2  3  4  5  6  7  8  
9  10 11 12 13 14 15 
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 
23 24 25 26 27 28 


7 Final date for submitting to Graduate School the "Program of Study" for the current semester to be counted toward the doctoral residence requirement 7 Final date for submitting to Graduate School general examination reports for the doctorate to be awarded at the end of the summer term
7 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



MARCH
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
                  1  
2  3  4  5  6  7  8  
9  10 11 12 13 14 15 
16 17 18 19 20 21 22 
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 
30 31 


3-5 Mardi Gras holiday begins 6 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.
10-15 Midsemester examination period
18 Midsemester grades due in Office of the University Registrar
30 Course scheduling for intersession, summer term, and fall semester begins, 2 p.m.


APRIL
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
      1  2  3  4  5  
6  7  8  9  10 11 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 


7 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
11 Final date for submitting to Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, including Graduate School corrections (noon deadline)14 Final date for receipt of departmental nominations for Graduate School Tuition Awards for fall semester
14-19 Spring break
21 Classes resume at 7:30 a.m.


MAY
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
            1  2  3  
4  5  6  7  8  9  10 
11 12 13 14 15 16 17 
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 
25 26 27 28 29 30 31 

7-11 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 10 Classes end
12-17 Final examination period
15 Final date for receipt of graduate admission applications for summer term or fall semester without paying $25 late fee
23 Commencement Day

INTERSESSION 2003

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

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

SUMMER TERM 2003

SESSION A


JUNE
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  
8  9  10 11 12 13 14 
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 
29 30 


3 International Student Orientation 4-5 Freshman & Transfer Orientation
9 Classes begin
11 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
12 Final date for adding courses for credit, making section changes
12 Final date for adding thesis, dissertation research; final date for "degree only" registration
13 Final date for submitting to Graduate School applications for master's and doctoral degrees to be awarded at the end of the summer term
13 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
13 Final date for submitting to Graduate School general examination reports for the doctorate to be awarded at fall commencement
30 Midsemester examination period begins



JULY
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
      1  2  3  4  5  
6  7  8  9  10 11 12 
13 14 15 16 17 18 19 
20 21 22 23 24 25 26 
27 28 29 30 31 


2 Midsemester examination period ends 4 Independence Day holiday
7 Midterm grades due in Office of the University Registrar
11 Final date for submitting to Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, including Graduate School corrections (noon deadline)
15 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
28 Classes end
29 Concentrated study day
30-31 Final examination period


AUGUST
S  M  T  W  T  F  S
               1  2  
3  4  5  6  7  8  9  
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 
17 18 19 20 21 22 23 
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31


7 Commencement Day

SESSION B

(See Session A for Graduate School deadlines.)

JUNE

3 International Student Orientation
4-5 Freshman & Transfer Orientation
6 Completion of registration at the Late Registration Service Center
9 Classes begin
11 Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of "W"
12 Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes

JULY

1 Final date for resigning from the University and/or dropping courses
4 Independence Day holiday
11 Classes end
12 Final examination period

AUGUST

7 Commencement Day