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Academic Calendar


Printable Version of the 2016-2017 Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2016

1-Aug On-line add/drop begins for returning students (8:00 a.m.)
20-Aug Residence halls open for new students and families/New Student Days begin  
21-Aug Residence halls open for returning students (8:00 a.m.)  
Week of 22-Aug  Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Fall 1 Term
25-Aug Classes begin (8:00 a.m.) 
31-Aug Deadline to add courses (4:00 p.m.)
2-Sep Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
5-Sep Labor Day holiday - no classes/college offices closed
6-Sep Withdrawal period begins (WP/WF grades)
8-Sep Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect Writing Intensive Opt (4:00 p.m.) 
14-15-Sep Hancock Symposium for Democracy (Student Attendance Required)
19-Sep Course offerings for Spring Semester 2017 due
Week of 3-Oct Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Fall 1 Term
3-8-Oct Westminster Homecoming
7-9-Oct Fall Family Weekend
10-Oct Online mid-semester classes begin
10-Oct Deadline for removing Spring 2016 incomplete grades
13-15-Oct Fall Board of Trustees Meeting
 14-Oct Fall holiday - no classes 
Week of 17-Oct Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Fall 2Term
18-Oct Midterm
18-Oct Academic advising begins for Spring 2017 preregistration (Tentative)
25-Oct Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
8-Nov Deadline for withdrawing from courses with grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
21-25-Nov Thanksgiving holiday – No Classes (college offices closed 11/23-11/25)
Week of 5-Dec Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Fall 2 Term
9-Dec Online mid-semester classes end
13-Dec Last day of fall semester classes
14-17-Dec Final examinations (Wed-Sat)
19-Dec Christmas vacation begins
20-Dec Grades due in Registrar's Office (9:00 a.m.)
21-Dec Winter online 3-in-3 begins (tentative)
Dec 23-26 Colleges offices closed (tentative)
30-Dec-2-Jan Colleges offices closed (tentative)
12-Jan Winter online 3-in-3 ends (tentative)


Spring Semester 2017

3-Jan On-Line Add/Drop begins for returning students (8:00 a.m.)
13-Jan Residence halls open for new students and returning students (8:00 a.m.)  
13-Jan New student orientation and spring semester registration (Tentative)
16-Jan Martin Luther King holiday – college offices closed
Week of 16-Jan Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Spring 1 Term
17-Jan Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
23-Jan Deadline to add courses (4:00 p.m.)
25-Jan Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
26-Jan Withdrawal period begins (WP/WF grades)
30-Jan Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect  Writing Intensive Opt (4:00 p.m.)
6-Feb Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2017 due
9-11-Feb Winter Board of Trustees Meeting 
17-Feb President’s Day holiday (Friday) – no classes, college offices closed
Week of 27-Feb Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Spring 1 Term
27-Feb Online mid-semester classes begin
28-Feb Deadline for removing incomplete grades for 2016 fall semester (4:00 p.m.)
7-Mar Midterm
Week of 13-March Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Spring 2 Term
14-Mar Assessment Day (Student Attendance Required)
15-Mar Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
15-Mar Academic advising begins for Fall 2017 preregistration (Tentative)
20-24-Mar Spring Break - no clasess
24-Mar Spring Holiday (Friday, college offices closed)
5-Apr Deadline to withdraw from courses and receive grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
17-Apr Easter holiday (Monday, college office closed)
20-Apr Undergraduate Scholars Forum (Student Attendance Required)
21-Apr Online mid-semester classes end
28-30-Apr Alumni Weekend
Week of 1-May Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Spring 2 Term
5-May Last day of spring semester classes 
8-11-May Final examinations 
11-May Grades due in Registrar's Office for graduating seniors
13-May Columns Ceremony, Commencement
16-May Final grades due in Registrar's Office (9:00 a.m)
11-12 May Spring Board of Trustees' Meeting
29-May Memorial Day holiday, college offices closed


Summer Session 2017

Summer Session 2017
15-May May term classes begin
2-Jun Last day of May Term classes
Week of 4-Jun Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Summer 1 Term
TBD Summer 6-week online session begins
TBD Summer 3-in-3 online session begins
TBD Summer 3-in-3 on campus session begins
Week of 17-July Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Summer 1 Term
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