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Academic Calendar
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Academic Calendar


Dates on this calendar are subject to change.


Spring 2016

Jan 6-8 W-F

 

Orientation, Academic Advising and Registration

Jan 11 M

 

CLASSES BEGIN

Jan 15 F

 

Last day to confirm registration

Jan 15 F

 

All waitlists dropped

Jan 18 M

 

MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY (University closed)

Jan 20 W

 

Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD I classes

Jan 22 F

 

FALL 2015 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO "F"

Jan 22 F

 

Last day to register/add classes

Jan 22 F

 

Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes

Jan 27 W

 

Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD I classes

Jan 29 F

 

 

Culminating Exam (must register with correct section number - deadline for registration for exam is  Friday, Jan. 15th; 1pm test time in TW Rm 1218-check blackboard for any changes)

Jan 29 F

 

Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes

Feb 3 W

 

Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD I classes

Feb 5 F

 

Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes

Feb 8-9 M-Tu

 

 

MARDI GRAS HOLIDAY (University closed)

Feb 10 W

 

 

CLASSES RESUME

Feb 10 W

 

Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD I classes

Feb 10 W

 

Last day to drop without record for PERIOD I classes

Feb 12 F

 

Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes

Feb 12 F

 

Last day to drop without record for full semester classes

Feb 12 F

 

Last day to change grading rules for Audit

Feb 26 F

 

 

Culminating Exam Retake (open only to students who took the exam on Jan. 29th; students do NOT register again for retake; 1pm test time in TW Rm 1218-check blackboard for any changes)

Mar 2 W

 

PERIOD I ENDS

Mar 3 Th

 

PERIOD II BEGINS

Mar 11 F

 

 

Last day to add PERIOD II CLASSES

Mar 11 F

 

Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD II CLASSES

Mar 15 Tu

 

Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's office for Spring 2016 graduation

Mar 17 Th

 

Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W".  All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".

Mar 17 Th

 

Last day to change grading rules other than Audit

Mar 18 F

 

Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD II classes

Mar 20-28 S-M

 

 

SPRING BREAK/EASTER (NO CLASSES)


Mar 25 F

 

Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD II classes

Mar 25 F

 

 

GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY (University closed)

Mar 29 Tu

 

 

CLASSES RESUME

Mar 29 Tu

 

Last day to defend dissertation for Spring 2016 graduation

Apr 1 F

 

Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD II classes

Apr 1 F

 

Last day to drop without record for PERIOD II classes

Apr 6 W

 

PRIORITY registration begins for Summer and Fall 2016 (All students: Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson)

Apr 13 W

 

Last day to submit final dissertation for Spring 2016 graduation

Apr 26 Tu

 

LAST DAY OF CLASS - last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs; check with your department for earlier deadlines

Apr 27-28 W-Th

 

Study Period

Apr 29-May 7 F-Sa

 

EXAM PERIOD

May 13 F

 

SPHTM Awards Ceremony - 2:00p.m. Tidewater 1st Floor Diboll Auditorium

May 14 Sa

 

COMMENCEMENT (in morning at Superdome students arrive 7:45am; ceremony begins at 9am) and SPHTM DIPLOMA CEREMONY (in afternoon at Mahalia Jackson students arrive 1:30pm; ceremony begins at 3pm - also, Spring graduates degree is earned, conferred and posted to transcripts)



     

Summer 2016

     

May 16-27 M-F

 

Early Intercession

May 30 M

 

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY (University closed)

May 31-July 22

 

Full Semester

May 16-Aug 5

 

Distance Learning Only Summer Session

May 17 Tu

 

Last day for 100% refund for early intercession classes

May 18 W

 

Last day for 75% refund for early intercession classes

May 19 Th

 

Last day for 50% refund for early intercession classes

May 20 F

 

Last day for 25% refund for early intercession classes

May 20 F

 

Last day to drop without record for early intercession classes

May 31-June 24

 

PERIOD I

June 2 Th

 

Last day for 100% refund for Period I classes

June 6 M

 

Last day for 75% refund for Period I classes

June 8 W

 

Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes

June 8 W

 

Last day for 50% refund for Period I classes

June 10 F

 

Last day for 25% refund for Period I classes

June 10 F

 

Last day to drop without record for Period I classes

June 10 F

 

CULMINATING EXAM (must register for correct section number; 1:00pm test time in TW 1218-check blackboard for any changes)

June 13 M

 

Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes

June 14 Tu

 

Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for August 15th Graduation

June 15 W

 

SPRING 2016 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO GRADE "F"

June 17 F

 

Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes

June 22 W

 

Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes

June 22 W

 

Last day to drop without record for full semester classes

June 28 Tu

 

Last day to defend dissertation for August 15th graduation

June 27-July 22

 

PERIOD II

June 30 Th

 

Last day for 100% refund for Period II classes

July 4 M

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY (University closed)

July 4 M

 

Last day for 75% refund for Period II classes

July 6 W

 

Last day for 50% refund for Period II classes

July 8 F

 

Last day for 25% refund for Period II classes

July 8 F

 

Last day to drop without record for Period II classes

July 8 F

 

CULMINATING EXAM RETAKE (must register for correct section number; 1:00pm test time TW 1218-check blackboard for any changes)

July 12 Tu

 

Last day to submit final dissertation for August 15 graduation

July 22 F

 

LAST DAY OF CLASS - last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs

July 25-Aug 12

 

LATE INTERCESSION - Please note: No intersession courses can extend past Friday, August 12, 2016

July 27 W

 

Last day for 100% refund for late intercession classes

July 29 F

 

Last day for 75% refund for late intercession classes

Aug 2 Tu

 

Last day for 50% refund for late intercession classes

Aug 4 Th

 

Last day for 25% refund for late intercession classes

Aug 4 Th

 

Last day to drop without record for late intercession classes

Aug 15 M

 

Summer Graduates degree earned, conferred and posted to transcripts

     

 

Fall 2016

Aug 24-26 W-F


Orientation, Academic Advising and Registration

Aug 29 M


CLASSES BEGIN

Sept 2 F


Last day to confirm registration

Sept 5 M

 

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY (University closed)

Sept 6 Tu


Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD I classes

Sept 9 F


Last day to register/add classes

Sept 9 F


Last day for 100% refund for full semester classes

Sept 13 Tu


Last day for 75% refund for PERIOD I classes

Sept 16 F


Last day for 75% refund for full semester classes

Sept 20 Tu


Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD I classes

Sept 23 F


SUMMER 2015 INCOMPLETES CONVERT TO "F"

Sept 23 F


Last day for 50% refund for full semester classes

Sept 27 Tu


Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD I classes

Sept 27 Tu


Last day to drop without record for PERIOD I classes

Sept 30 F


Last day for 25% refund for full semester classes

Sept 30 F


Last day to drop without record for full semester classes

Sept 30 F


Last day to change grading rules for Audit

Oct 12 W

 

YOM KIPPUR Observed (no classes 6:00pm Tuesday to 7:00pm Wednesday; university open) - In the Jewish tradition, the day lasts from sunset to the following nightfall. Thus, Yom Kippur officially begins at sunset on the preceding evening (Tue., Oct.11th) and ends at nightfall on the day of observance.

Oct 13-16 Th-Su


FALL BREAK (No classes)

Oct 17 M


CLASSES RESUME

Oct 19 W


PERIOD I ENDS

Oct 20 Th


PERIOD II BEGINS

Oct 21 F

 

Last day to submit notice of dissertation defense to Dean's Office for Fall 2016 graduation

Oct 27 Th


Last day for 100% refund for PERIOD II CLASSES

Oct 31 M

 

Last day to drop for full semester classes and receive a "W".  All drops after this date must receive a letter grade or a "WF".

Oct 31 M

 

Last day to change grading rules other than Audit

Nov 3 Th

 

Last day for 75% refund for Period II classes

Nov 7 M

 

Last day to defend dissertation for Fall 2016 graduation

Nov 7 M

 

PRIORITY registration begins for Spring 2017 (All students: Watch for your designated date and time thru Gibson)

Nov 10 Th


Last day for 50% refund for PERIOD II classes

Nov 17 Th


Last day for 25% refund for PERIOD II classes

Nov 17 Th


Last day to drop without record for PERIOD II classes

Nov 21 M


Last day to submit final dissertation for Fall 2015 graduation

Nov 23 W


Thanksgiving break begins for students (no classes)

Nov 24-25 Th-F


THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS (University closed)

Nov 28 M


CLASSES RESUME


Dec 9 F


LAST DAY OF CLASS - last day to submit Practicum Form E and Culminating Completion Form to Student Affairs; check with your department for earlier deadlines

Dec 10-11 Sa-Su


Study Period

Dec 12-20 M-Tu


EXAM PERIOD

Dec 31 Th


FALL 2016 DEGREES EARNED, CONFERRED AND POSTED TO TRANSCRIPTS





 

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