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Dates on this calendar are subject to change. 

Spring 2017  
Jan 11-13 W-F  Orientation, Academic Advising and Registration
Jan 16 M Martin Luther King Holiday (University closed) 
Jan 17 T Classes Begin
Jan 20 F Last day to confirm registration 
Jan 20 F All waitlists dropped 
Jan 25 W Last day for 100% refund for Period I classes
Jan 27 F Last day to register/add classes
Jan 27 F Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes
Jan 27 F Fall 2016 incompletes convert to "F"
Feb 1 W Last day for 75% refund for Period 1 classes
Feb 3 F Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes
Feb 8 W Last day for 50% refund for Period I classes
Feb 10 F Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes
Feb 15 F Last day for 25% refund for Period I classes
Feb 15 F Last day to drop without record for Period I classes
Feb 17 F Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes
Feb 17 F Last day to drop without record for full semester classes
Feb 17 F Last day to change grading rules for Audit
Feb 27-28 M-Tu Mardi Gras Holiday (University closed)
Mar 1 W Classes Resume
Mar 8 W Period I Ends
Mar 9 Th Period II Begins
Mar 17 F  Last day to add Period II classes 
Mar 17 F  Last day for 100% refund for Period II classes 
Mar 21 Tu Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Spring 2017 graduation
Mar 22 W Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W."*
Mar 22 W Last day to change grading rules other than Audit 
Mar 24 F Last day for 75% refund for Period II classes 
Mar 26- Apr 2 S-S Spring Break (No classes)
Mar 31 F Last day for 50% refund for Period II classes 
Apr 3 M Classes Resume 
Apr 4 Tu Last day to defend dissertation for Spring 2017 graduation 
Apr 5 W Priority registration for Spring 2017
Apr 7 F Last day for 25% refund for Period II classes
Apr 7 F Last day to drop without record for Period II classes
Apr 14 F Good Friday Holiday (University Closed)
Apr 14-17 F-M Easter Break (No classes)
Apr 18 Tu Classes Resume
Apr 19 W Last day to submit final dissertation for Spring 2017 graduation 
May 2 Tu Last day of class
May 2 Tu Last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs**
May 3-4 W-Th Study Period
May 5-13 F-Sa  Exam Period
May 19 F SPHTM Awards Ceremony (2:00pm  Tidewater 1st Floor Diboll Auditorium)
May 20 Sa Tulane Commencement (at Superdome students arrive 7:45am; ceremony begins at 9am)
May 20 Sa SPHTM Graduation Ceremony 
May 20 Sa Spring degrees earned, conferred and posted to transcripts 

*All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".

**Check with your department about earlier deadlines.

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
TBD Culminating Exam 
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 August 2016 graduation
June 21 W Spring 2016 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 2016 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
TBD Culminating Exam Retake 
July 18 Tu Last day to submit final dissertation for August 15th 2016 graduation 
July 22 F Last day of class
July 28 F Last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs*
July 31-Aug 11 Late Intercession 
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 2017 degrees earned, conferred and posted to transcripts 

*Check with your department about earlier deadlines.

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 1 classes
Sept 15 F Last day for 75% for full semester classes
Sept 19 Tu Last day for 50% refund for Period 1 classes
Sept 22 F Summer 2016 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
Sept 30 YOM KIPPUR Observed (no classes 6:00pm Tu to 7:00pm W; university open)* 
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 2016 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."**
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 2016 graduation 
Nov 6 M Priority registration for Spring 2017
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 2016 graduation 
Nov 22 W Thanksgiving break begins for students (no classes)
Nov 23-24 Th-F Thanksgiving Holidays (University close
Nov 27 M Classes Resume
Dec 8 F Last day of class
Dec 8 F Last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs***
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 

*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.

**All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".

***Check with your department about earlier deadlines.