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Academic Calendar

Dates on this calendar are subject to change. 

Summer 2017  
May 22-June 2 M-F Early Intercession 
May 29 M Memorial Day Holiday (University Closed)
June 5-July 28 Full Semester 
May 22-Aug 11 Distance Learning Only Summer Session 
May 23 Tu Last day for 100% refund for Early Intercession classes
May 24 W Last day for 75% refund for Early Intercession classes
May 25 Th Last day for 50% refund for Early Intercession classes
May 26 F Last day for 25% refund for Early Intercession classes
May 26 F Last day to drop without record for Early Intercession classes
June 5-June 30 Period I
June 8 Th Last day for 100% refund for Period I classes
June 12 M Last day for 75% refund for Period I classes
June 14 W Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes
June 14 W Last day for 50% refund for Period I classes
June 16 F Last day for 25% refund for Period I classes
June 16 F Last day to drop without record for Period I classes
June 19 M Last Day for 75% refund for full semester classes
June 20 Tu Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Aug. 15th Graduation
June 21 W Spring 2017 incompletes convert to "F"
June 23 F Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes
June 28 W Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes
June 28 W Last day to drop without record for full semester courses
July 3 M Last day to defend dissertation for August 15th graduation
July 3-July 28 Period II
July 4 T Independence Day Holiday (University closed)
July 6 Th Last day for 100% refund for Period II classes 
July 10 M Last day for 75% refund for Period II classes 
July 12 W Last day for 50% refund for Period II classes
July 14 F Last day for 25% refund for Period II classes
July 14 F Last day to drop without record for Period II classes
July 18 Tu Last day to submit final dissertation for August 15th graduation 
July 28 F Last day of class
July 28 F Last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs
Check with your department about earlier deadlines.
July 31-Aug 11 Late Intercession Please note: No intersession courses can extend past Friday, August 11, 2017
Aug 1 Tu Last day for 100% refund for Late Intercession classes
Aug 2 W Last day for 75% refund for Late Intercession classes
Aug 3 Th Last day for 50% refund for Late Intercession classes
Aug 4 F Last day for 25% refund for Late Intercession classes
Aug 4 F Last day to drop without record for Late Intercession classes
Aug 15 T Summer Graduates degree earned, conferred and posted to transcripts 
Fall 2017  
Aug 23-25 W-F Orientation, Academic Advising and Registration
Aug 28 M CLASSES BEGIN
Sept 1 F Last day to confirm registration
Sept 4 M LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (University closed)
Sept 5 Tu Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 8 F Last day to register/add classes
Sept 8 F Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes
Sept 12 Tu Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 15 F Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes
Sept 19 Tu Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 22 F SUMMER 2017 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO "F"
Sept 22 F Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes
Sept 26 Tu Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD I classes
Sept 26 Tu Last day to drop without record for PERIOD I classes
Sept 29 F Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes
Sept 29 F Last day to drop without record for full semester classes
Sept 29 F Last day to change grading rules for Audit
30 Sat YOM KIPPUR Observed (no classes 6:00pm Friday to 7:00pm Saturday; university open) - In the Jewish tradition, the day lasts from sunset to the following nightfall. Thus, Yom Kippur officially begins at sunset on the preceding evening (Fri., Sept. 29th) and ends at nightfall on the day of observance.
Oct 12-15 Th-Su FALL BREAK (No classes)
Oct 16 M CLASSES RESUME
Oct 18 W PERIOD I ENDS
Oct 19 Th PERIOD II BEGINS
Oct 20 F Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Fall 2017 graduation
Oct 26 Th Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD II CLASSES
Oct 30 M Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W".  All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".
Oct 30 M Last day to change grading rules other than Audit
Nov 2 Th Last day for 75% refund for Period II classes
Nov 6 M Last day to defend dissertation for Fall 2017 graduation
Nov 6 M PRIORITY registration begins for Spring 2018 (All students: Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson)
Nov 9 Th Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD II classes
Nov 16 Th Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD II classes
Nov 16 Th Last day to drop without record for PERIOD II classes
Nov 20 M Last day to submit final dissertation for Fall 2017 graduation
Nov 22 W Thanksgiving break begins for students (no classes)
Nov 23-24 Th-F THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS (University closed)
Nov 27 M CLASSES RESUME
Dec 8 F LAST DAY OF CLASS - last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs; check with your department for earlier deadlines
Dec 9-10 Sa-Su Study Period
Dec 11-19 M-Tu EXAM PERIOD
Dec 31 Su FALL 2017 DEGREES EARNED, CONFERRED AND POSTED TO TRANSCRIPTS

Spring 2018

 

Jan 10-12 W-F

Orientation, Academic Advising and Registration

Jan 15 M

MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY (University closed)

Jan 16 T

CLASSES BEGIN

Jan 19 F

Last day to confirm registration

Jan 19 F

All waitlists dropped

Jan 24 W

Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD I classes

Jan 26 F

FALL 2017 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO "F"

Jan 26 F

Last day to register/add classes

Jan 26 F

Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes

Jan 31 W

Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD I classes

Feb 2 F

Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes

Feb 7 W

Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD I classes

Feb 9 F

Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes

Feb 14 W

Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD I classes

Feb 14 W

Last day to drop without record for PERIOD I classes

Feb 16 F

Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes

Feb 16 F

Last day to drop without record for full semester classes

Feb 16 F

Last day to change grading rules for Audit

Feb 12-13 M-Tu

MARDI GRAS HOLIDAY (University closed)

Feb 14 W

CLASSES RESUME

Mar 7 W

PERIOD I ENDS

Mar 8 Th

PERIOD II BEGINS

Mar 16 F

Last day to add PERIOD II CLASSES

Mar 16 F

Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD II CLASSES

Mar 20 Tu

Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's office for Spring 2018 graduation

Mar 21 W

Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W".  All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".

Mar 21 W

Last day to change grading rules other than Audit

Mar 23 F

Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD II classes

Mar 25-Apr 2 S-M

SPRING BREAK/EASTER (NO CLASSES)

Mar 30 F

GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY (University closed)

Mar 30 F

Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD II classes

Apr 3 Tu

CLASSES RESUME

Apr 3 Tu

Last day to defend dissertation for Spring 2018 graduation

Apr 4 W

PRIORITY registration begins for Summer and Fall 2018 (All students: Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson)

Apr 6 F

Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD II classes

Apr 6 F

Last day to drop without record for PERIOD II classes

Apr 18 W

Last day to submit final dissertation for Spring 2018 graduation

May 1 Tu

LAST DAY OF CLASS - last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs; check with your department for earlier deadlines

May 2-3 W-Th

Study Period

May 4-12 F-Sa

EXAM PERIOD

May 18 F

SPHTM Awards Ceremony - 2:00p.m. Tidewater 1st Floor Diboll Auditorium

May 19 Sa

COMMENCEMENT (in morning at Superdome students arrive 7:45am; ceremony begins at 9am) and SPHTM GRADUATION CEREMONY (in afternoon at Mahalia Jackson Theater students arrive 1:30pm for check-in and robing; ceremony begins at 3pm) - also, Spring graduates degree is earned, conferred and posted to transcripts)

*In the Jewish tradition, the day lasts from sunset to the following nightfall. Thus, Yom Kippur officially begins at sunset on the preceding evening (Tue., Oct.11th) and ends at nightfall on the day of observance.