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Printable Version of the 2014-2015 Academic Calendar

Printable Version of the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Summer Session 2014

May 12 May term classes begin
May 30 Last day of May term classes
June 2 Summer Online Session begins
July 11 Summer Online Session ends
September 16-17 Summer Online Grades due

Fall Semester 2014

August 1 On-Line Add/Drop Begins for Returning Students (8:00 a.m.)
August 16 Residence halls open for new students and families/New Student Days Begin
August 16 Residence halls open for returning students (8:00 a.m.)
August 21 Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
August 27 Deadline to add courses
August 29 Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)

Students must attend 8th day of classes (after drop period) through 17th day of classes (beginning of WD period)

September 1 Labor Day holiday - no classes/college offices closed
September 4 Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect Writing Intensive Opt
September 12 Course offerings for Spring Semester 2015 due
September 16-17 Westminster Symposium (Student Attendance Required)
September 18 Withdrawal Period begins (WP/WF grades)
October 3 Fall holiday - no classes
October 6 Online mid-semester classes begin
October 7 Deadline for removing Spring 2014 incomplete grades
October 14 Midterm
October 16-18 Fall Board of Trustees Meeting
October 21 Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
October 21 Academic Advising begins for Spring 2015 preregistration (Tentative)
October 20-25 Westminster Homecoming
October 24-26 Fall Family Weekend
November 4 Deadline for withdrawing from courses with grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
November 14 Online mid-semester classes end
November 24-28 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes (college offices closed 11/26-11/28)
December 9 Last day of Fall Semester classes
December 10-13 Final examinations (Wed-Sat)
December 15 Christmas vacation begins
December 16 Grades due in Registrar's Office (4:00 p.m.)
December 17 Winter Term begins
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1 College offices closed (Tentative)
January 8 Winter Term ends

Spring Semester 2015

January 2 On-Line Add/Drop Begins for Returning Students (8:00 a.m.)
January 9 Residence halls open for new and returning students (8:00 a.m.)
January 9 New student orientation and spring semester registration (Tentative)
January 12 Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
January 16 Deadline to add courses
January 19 Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes, college offices closed
January 21 Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)

Students must attend 8th day of classes (after drop period) through 17th day of classes (beginning of WD period)

January 26 Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect Writing Intensive Opt
February 2 Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2015 due
February 5 Withdrawal Period begins (WP/WF grades)
February 5-7 Winter Board of Trustees Meeting
February 13 President's Day Holiday (Friday) - no classes, college offices closed
February 23 Online mid-semester classes begin
February 24 Deadline for removing incomplete grades for 2014 fall semester (4:00 p.m.)
March 3 Midterm
March 10 Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
March 10 Academic Advising begins for Fall 2015 preregistration (Tentative)
March 17 Assessment Day (Student Attendance Required)
March 23-27 Spring break - no classes
March 27 Spring Holiday, college offices closed
April 1 Deadline to withdraw from courses and receive grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
April 6 Easter Holiday (Monday) - no classes, college offices closed
April 14 Online mid-semester classes end
April 16 Undergraduate Scholars Forum (Student Attendance Required)
April 24-26 Alumni Weekend
May 1 Last day of spring semester classes
May 4-7 Final examinations
May 7 Grades due in Registrar's office for graduating seniors
May 9 Columns Ceremony, Commencement
May 12 Final Grades due in Registrar's office (9:00 a.m.)
May 14-16 Spring Board of Trustees' Meeting
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday, college offices closed

Summer Session 2015

May 11 May term classes begin
May 29 Last day of May term classes
June 1 Summer Online Session begins
July 10 Summer Online Session ends
July 14 Summer Online Grades due

Fall Semester 2015

July 31 On-Line Add/Drop Begins for Returning Students (8:00 a.m.)
August 15 Residence halls open for new students and families/New Student Days Begin
August 16 Residence halls open for returning students (8:00 a.m.)
August 20 Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
August 26 Deadline to add courses
August 28 Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
August 31 Withdrawal Period begins (WP/WF grades)

Students must attend 8th day of classes (after drop period) through 17th day of classes (beginning of WD period)

September 2 Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect Writing Intensive Opt
September 7 Labor Day holiday - no classes/College offices closed
September 11 Course offerings for Spring Semester 2015 due
September 15-16 Hancock Symposium (Student Attendance Required)
October 2 Fall holiday - no classes
October 5 Online mid-semester classes begin
October 6 Deadline for removing Spring 2015 incomplete grades
October 12-17 Westminster Homecoming
October 13 Midterm
October 16-18 Fall Family Weekend
October 20 Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
October 20 Academic Advising begins for Spring 2016 preregistration (Tentative)
October 29-31 Fall Board of Trustees Meeting
November 3 Deadline for withdrawing from courses with grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
November 13 Online mid-semester classes end
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes (college offices closed 11/25-11/27)
December 8 Last day of Fall Semester classes
December 9-12 Final examinations (Wed-Sat)
December 14 Christmas vacation begins
December 15 Grades due in Registrar's Office (4:00 p.m.)
December 16 Winter Term begins
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1 College offices closed (Tentative)
January 7 Winter Term ends

Spring Semester 2016

December 31 On-Line Add/Drop Begins for Returning Students (8:00 a.m.)
January 8 Residence halls open for new and returning students (8:00 a.m.)
January 8 New student orientation and spring semester registration (Tentative)
January 11 Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
January 15 Deadline to add courses
January 18 Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes, college offices closed
January 20 Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
January 21 Withdrawal Period begins (WP/WF)

Students must attend 8th day of classes (after drop period) through 17th day of classes (beginning of WD period)

January 25 Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect Writing Intensive Opt
February 1 Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2016 due
February 4-6 Winter Board of Trustees Meeting
February 12 President's Day Holiday (Friday) - no classes, college offices closed
February 22 Online mid-semester classes begin
February 23 Deadline for removing incomplete grades for 2015 fall semester (4:00 p.m.)
March 1 Midterm
March 8 Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
March 8 Academic Advising begins for Fall 2016 preregistration (Tentative)
March 15 Assessment Day (Student Attendance Required)
March 23 Deadline to withdraw from courses and receive grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
March 28 - April 1 Spring break - no classes
March 28 Easter Holiday (Monday) college offices closed
April 1 Spring Holiday, college offices closed
April 11 Online mid-semester classes end
April 14 Undergraduate Scholars Forum (Student Attendance Required)
April 22-24 Alumni Weekend
April 29 Last day of spring semester classes
May 2-5 Final examinations
May 5 Grades due in Registrar's office for graduating seniors
May 7 Columns Ceremony, Commencement
May 10 Final Grades due in Registrar's office (9:00 a.m.)
May 12-14 Spring Board of Trustees' Meeting
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday, college offices closed

Summer Session 2016

May 9 May term classes begin
May 27 Last day of May term classes
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday (college offices closed)
May 31 Summer Online Session begins
July 12 Summer Online Session ends
July 15 Summer Online Grades due


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