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Academic Calendar

FALL 2016

First Day of ClassesAugust 29Monday
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor PermissionSeptember 2Friday
Labor Day HolidaySeptember 5Monday
Add/Drop, Pass /No Pass, Audit DeadlineSeptember 12Monday
Fall RecessOctober 10Monday
Last Day to WithdrawOctober 31Monday
Thanksgiving RecessNovember 21-25Monday - Friday
Last Day of ClassesDecember 9Friday
Exam PeriodDecember 12-16Monday - Friday
Exam DaysDecember 12, 13, 14, 15, 16Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri.


First Day of ClassesDecember 26Monday
Last Day of ClassesJanuary 13Friday


Martin Luther King HolidayJanuary 16Monday
First Day of ClassesJanuary 17Tuesday
Last Day to Add Classes without Instructor PermissionJanuary 23Monday
Add/Drop, Pass/No Pass, Audit DeadlineJanuary 30Monday
President’s Day HolidayFebruary 20Monday
Town Meeting Day RecessMarch 7Tuesday
Spring RecessMarch 13-17Monday - Friday
Last Day to WithdrawApril 3Monday
Honors DayApril 21Friday
Last Day of ClassesMay 5Friday
Reading Days (Evening classes may have final exams scheduled during reading days)May 6, 7, 10Sat., Sun., Wed.
Exam PeriodMay 8 - 12Monday - Friday
Exam DaysMay 8, 9, 11, 12Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri.
Graduate CommencementMay 20Saturday
Undergraduate CommencementMay 21Sunday
Medical College CommencementMay 21Sunday


First Day of ClassesMay 22Monday
Memorial Day HolidayMay 29Monday
Fourth of July HolidayJuly 4Tuesday
Last Day of ClassesAugust 11Friday

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.

Refunds related to dropping or withdrawing from courses vary. Contact Student Financial Services for more information.

Evening classes may have final exams scheduled during reading days.