Academic Calendars

The college lists academic calendars for the next three academic years. Visit our schedules and courses page for semester course listings, the daily schedule, exam schedules, and future dates for commencement. The college also maintains a religious observance calendar for reference in scheduling assignments and programs.

2015-2016

Fall Semester 2015

Aug. 20 - 23Orientation
Aug. 24Classes Begin
Oct. 12-13Fall Break
Nov. 25-27Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 30)
Dec. 9Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 10Reading Day
Dec. 11 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 17 (5:15 p.m.)Examination Period (No exams Sunday)

Spring Semester 2016

Jan. 11Classes Begin
Jan. 18Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
Feb. 29-March 4Spring Break (classes resume March 7)
March 28-29Easter Break
May 4Spring Semester Classes End
May 5Reading Day
May 6 (8:40 am) - May 11 (5:15 p.m.)Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 14Baccalaureate (4:45 p.m.)
May 15Commencement (10 a.m.)

Download the 2015-2016 long version of the Academic Calendar (DOC).

2016-2017

Fall Semester 2016

Aug. 18-21Orientation
Aug. 22Classes Begin
Oct. 10-11Fall Break
Nov. 23-25Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 28)
Dec. 7Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 8Reading Day
Dec. 9 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 15 (5:15 p.m.)Examination Period (No exams Sunday)

Spring Semester 2017

Jan. 16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes) 
Jan. 17Classes Begin
March 6-10Spring Break (classes resume March 13)
April 17-18Easter Break
May 10Spring Semester Classes End
May 11Reading Day
May 12 (8:40 am) - May 17 (5:15 p.m.)Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 20Baccalaureate (4:45 p.m.)
May 21Commencement (10 a.m.)

2017-2018

Fall Semester 2017

Aug. 17-20Orientation
Aug. 21Classes Begin
Oct. 9-10Fall Break
Nov. 22-24Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 27)
Dec. 6Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 7Reading Day
Dec. 8 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 14 (5:15 p.m.)Examination Period (No exams Sunday)

Spring Semester 2018

Jan. 15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes) 
Jan. 16Classes Begin
March 5-9Spring Break (classes resume March 12)
April 2-3Easter Break
May 9Spring Semester Classes End
May 10Reading Day
May 11 (8:40 am) - May 16 (5:15 p.m.)Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 19Baccalaureate (4:45 p.m.)
May 20Commencement (10 a.m.)