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Academic Calendar

FALL 2015

First Day of ClassesAugust 31Monday
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor PermissionSeptember 4Friday
Labor Day HolidaySeptember 7Monday
Add/Drop, Pass /No Pass, Audit DeadlineSeptember 14Monday
Last Day to WithdrawNovember 2Monday
Thanksgiving RecessNovember 23 - 27Monday-Friday
Last Day of ClassesDecember 9Wednesday
Reading and Exam PeriodDecember 10 - 18Thursday, Friday-Friday
Reading DaysDecember 10, 16Thursday, Wednesday
Exam DaysDecember 11, 14, 15, 17, 18Fri., Mon., Tues., Th., Fri.


First Day of ClassesDecember 28Monday
Last Day of ClassesJanuary 15Friday


Martin Luther King HolidayJanuary 18Monday
First Day of ClassesJanuary 19Tuesday
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor PermissionJanuary 25Monday
Add/Drop, Pass/No Pass, Audit DeadlineFebruary 1Monday
President’s Day HolidayFebruary 15Monday
Town Meeting Day RecessMarch 1Tuesday
Spring RecessMarch 7 - 11Monday - Friday
Last Day to WithdrawApril 4Monday
Honors DayApril 22Friday
Last Day of ClassesMay 4Wednesday
Reading and Exam PeriodMay 5 - 13Th., Fri. - Fri.
Reading DaysMay 5, 11Thursday, Wednesday
Exam DaysMay 6, 9, 10, 12, 13Fri., Mon., Tues., Th., Fri.
Graduate CommencementMay 21Saturday
Undergraduate CommencementMay 22Sunday
Medical College CommencementMay 22Sunday


First Day of ClassesMay 23Monday
Memorial Day HolidayMay 30Monday
Fourth of July HolidayJuly 4Monday
Last Day of ClassesAugust 12Friday

Academic Calendar information for upcoming years is available on the Office of the Registrar website.

Refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the Catalogue for the policy on class attendance and for information regarding observance of religious holidays and participation in intercollegiate athletics.