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2017-18 Academic Calendar

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Dates to Remember - Fall | Winter | May (PDF)

FALL 2017  EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug. 28  
Faculty Workshop Tuesday-Thursday, Aug. 29 – 31  
New Student Arrival/Orientation Friday-Tuesday, Sept. 1 – 5  
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Sept. 6 7:45 a.m.
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Friday-Sunday, Oct. 13-15  
Fall Break Begins Thursday, Oct. 26 7:45 a.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Oct. 30 7:45 a.m.
Thanksgiving Break Begins* Wednesday, Nov. 22 1:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 27 7:45 a.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 10 10:30 a.m.
Fall Classes End Monday, Dec. 11 5:35 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity  Tuesday – Friday, Dec. 12-15
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35; ..... 64 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 64 class days); 39 MWF classes; 25 TTH classes

First Session: Wednesday, Sept. 6-Monday, Oct. 23; 20 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Tuesday, Oct. 24 - Monday, Dec. 11; 19 MWF; 12 TTH
WINTER 2018  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Wednesday, Jan. 3 8 a.m.
Registration Wednesday, Jan. 3 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Thursday, Jan. 4 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 15  
Ash Wednesday Service Wednesday, Feb. 14 (Classes dismiss at 9:50 a.m., reconvene at 11 a.m.)
Winter Break Begins Friday, March 2 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 12 7:45 a.m.
Easter Break Begins Thursday, March 29 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Tuesday, April 3 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Thursday, April 12  
Winter Classes End Friday, April 13 5:35 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Monday-Thursday, April 16-19  
Tour Week Sunday-Sunday, April 22-29  
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35;...

64 class days, 4 exam days; 38 MWF classes; 26 TTH classes (64 days does not count RICE)

First Session: Thursday, Jan. 4 - Friday, Feb. 16; 19 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Monday, Feb. 19 - Friday, April 13; 19 MWF; 13 TTH 
 
MAY 2018  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, April 30  
May Classes End Wednesday, May 23  
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 24  
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 27  
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day  
SUMMER 2018 EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 4 - July 5; Examination July 6
Summer Session II July 9 - August 8; Examination August 9  
2018-19 Academic Calendar
FALL 2018  EVENTS DATE TIME
New Faculty Orientation Monday, Aug. 20  
Faculty Workshop Tuesday – Thursday, Aug. 21 – 23  
New Student Arrival/Orientation Friday – Tuesday, Aug. 24 – 28  
Fall Classes Begin Wednesday, Aug. 29 7:45 a.m.
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 3, class in session  
HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND Thursday – Sunday, Oct. 18-21  
Fall Break Begins Wednesday, Oct. 24 7:45 a.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Oct. 29 7:45 a.m.
Thanksgiving Break Begins Friday, Nov. 16 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, Nov. 26 7:45 a.m.
Fall Classes End Friday, Dec. 7 5:35 p.m.
December Commencement Sunday, Dec. 9 10:30 a.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity  Monday – Thursday, Dec. 10-13
  64 class days, 4 exam days; (Outfly is not included in the 64 class days); 38 MWF classes; 26 TTH classes

First Session: Wednesday, Aug. 29-Monday, Oct. 15; 20 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Tuesday, Oct. 16 - Friday, Dec.7; 18 MWF; 13 TTH
WINTER 2019  EVENTS DATE TIME
Faculty Workshop Friday, Jan. 4 8 a.m.
Registration Friday, Jan. 4 1 p.m.
Winter Classes Begin Monday, Jan. 7 7:45 a.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day* Monday, Jan. 21  
Winter Break Begins Friday, March 1 5:35 p.m.
Classes Resume Monday, March 11 7:45 a.m.
RICE Day Thursday, April 11  
Winter Classes End Friday, April 12 5:35 p.m.
Final Exams or Final Activity Monday-Thursday, April 15-18  
Tour Week Sunday – Sunday, April 21-28
Tour Week begins on Easter Sunday
 
*Classes in periods 1-6 will meet for 50 minutes with a 10-minute break between classes and no chapel, i.e.: 7:45-8:35; 8:45-9:35.

64 class days, 4 exam days; 39 MWF classes; 25 TTH classes (64 days does not count RICE)

First Session: Monday, Jan. 7 - Wednesday, Feb. 20; 20 MWF; 13 TTH
Second Session: Thursday, Feb. 21 - Friday, April 12; 19 MWF; 12 TTH 
 
MAY 2019  EVENTS DATE TIME
May Classes Begin Monday, April 29  
May Classes End Wednesday, May 22  
Final Exams or Final Activity Thursday, May 23  
Baccalaureate/Graduation Sunday, May 26  
18 class days, 1 exam day: Classes meet 3 hours/day  
SUMMER 2019 EVENTS DATE TIME
Summer Session I June 3 - July 3; Examination July 5
Summer Session II July 8 - August 7; Examination August 8