Academic Calendar
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Finals Schedule (PDF)
Academic Deadlines (PDF) – Fall | Winter | May | Summer

FALL EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug. 23
Faculty Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 24-26
New Student Arrival/Orientation Saturday-Tuesday, Aug. 28-31
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Sept. 1 7:45 a.m.
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 6 (Classes Held)
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 7-10
Midterms Due Wednesday, Oct. 13
1st 7-Weeks End Friday, Oct. 15
Fall Break Begins Friday, Oct. 15 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Oct. 25 7:45 a.m.
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Monday, Oct. 25
Thanksgiving Break Begins Wednesday, Nov. 24 7:45 a.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 29 7:45 a.m.
Fall Classes End Friday, Dec. 10 5:35 p.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 12 10:30 a.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Monday-Thursday, Dec. 13-16
64 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 64 class days); 38 MWF classes; 26 TTH classesFirst Session: Wednesday, Sept. 1-Friday, Oct. 15; 19 MWF; 13 TTHSecond Session: Monday, Oct. 25-Friday, Dec. 10; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
WINTER  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Friday, Jan. 7 8 a.m.
Registration Friday, Jan. 7 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 10 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 17
Midterms Due Monday, Feb. 21
1st 7-Weeks End Tuesday, Feb. 22
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Wednesday, Feb. 23
Winter Break Begins Friday, Feb. 25 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 7 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Tuesday, April 12
Winter Classes End Thursday, April 14 9 p.m.
Easter Break Begins Thursday, April 14 9 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Tuesday-Friday, April 19-22
Tour Week Saturday-Sunday, April 23-May 1
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35.63 class days, 4 exam days; 38 MWF classes; 25 TTH classes (65 days does not count RICE)First Session: Monday, Jan. 10-Tuesday, Feb. 22; 19 MWF; 13 TTHSecond Session: Wednesday, Feb. 23-Thursday, April 14; 19 MWF; 12 TTH
MAY  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, May 2
May Classes End Wednesday, May 25
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 26
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 29
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day
SUMMER EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 6-July 7; Examination July 8
Summer Session II July 11-August 10; Examination August 11

Finals Schedule (PDF)
Academic Deadlines (PDF) – Fall | Winter | May | Summer

FALL  EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug.29
Faculty Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Registration (International) Friday, Sept. 2
New Student Arrival/Orientation Saturday, Sept. 3
Orientation Activities Sunday-Tuesday, Sept. 4-6  
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 5  
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Sept. 7 7:45 a.m.
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 13-16
Midterms Due Wednesday, Oct. 19
1st 7-Weeks End Friday, Oct. 21
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Monday, Oct. 24
Fall Break Begins Thursday, Oct. 27 7:45 a.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Oct. 31 7:45 a.m.
Thanksgiving Break Begins Wednesday, Nov. 23* 1:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 28 7:45 a.m.
Fall Classes End Friday, Dec. 9 5:35 p.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 11
Final Exams or Final Activity Monday-Thursday, Dec. 12-15
63 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 63 class days); 38 MWF classes; 25 TTH classesFirst Session: Wednesday, Sept. 7 – Friday, Oct. 21; 19 MWF; 13 TTH  Second Session: Monday, Oct. 22– Friday, Dec. 9; 19 MWF; 12 TTH
WINTER  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Friday, Jan. 6 8 a.m.
Registration Friday, Jan. 6 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 9 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 16
Midterms Due Monday, Feb. 20
Ash Wednesday Wednesday, Feb. 22 (classes dismiss at 9:50 a.m., reconvene at 11 a.m.)
1st 7-Weeks End Wednesday, Feb. 22
2nd 7-Weeks Begin Thursday, Feb. 23
Winter Break Begins Friday, Feb. 24 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 6 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Tuesday, April 4
Easter Break Begins Thursday, April 6 9 p.m.
Classes Resume Tuesday, April 11 7:45 a.m.
Winter Classes End Monday, April 17 9 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Tuesday-Friday, April 18-21
Tour Week Sunday-Sunday, April 23-30
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:3563 class days, 4 exam days; 38 MWF classes; 25 TTH classes (65 days does not count RICE Day)
First Session: Monday, Jan.9 – Wednesday, Feb. 22; 20 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Thursday, Feb. 23 – Monday, April 17; 18 MWF; 12 TTH
MAY  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, May 1
May Classes End Wednesday, May 24
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 25
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 28
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day
SUMMER EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 5-July 6; Examination July 7
Summer Session II July 10-August 9; Examination August 10