2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester

Date Event
Friday, August 25 Freshman Move In Day
Saturday, August 26 First Day of Freshman Orientation and Convocation
Thursday, August 31 Returning/Study Away Move In Day
Friday, September 1 First Day of Study Away Orientation
Monday, September 4 Fall Semester Classes Begin/ 1st 7-week Classes Begin
Friday, September 8 Add and Drop Course Deadline - 1st 7-week
Friday, September 15 Add and Drop Course Deadline - Fall full term
Friday, September 29 Course Withdrawal Deadline - 1st 7-wk
Monday, October 2 - Friday, October 6 National Day Holiday (includes Mid-Autumn Fall Festival)
Friday, October 27 Last Day of 1st 7-week Classes
Monday, October 30 2nd 7-week Classes Begin
Friday, November 3 Midterm Grades Deadline - Fall full term
Friday, November 3 Add and Drop Course Deadline - 2nd 7-week
Friday, November 10 Course Withdrawal Deadline - Fall full term
Friday, November 10 Grading Option (P/F) Deadline
Week of November 13 - 17 (Tentative) Registration for Spring Semester 2018 Begins
Sunday, November 19 (classes meet on a Thursday schedule) Legislative Day
Thursday, November 23 - Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving Holiday
Friday, November 24 Course Withdrawal Deadline - 2nd 7-wk
Sunday, November 26 (classes meet on a Friday schedule) Legislative Day
Friday, December 15 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes/Last Day of 2nd 7-week Classes
Saturday, December 16 Reading Day
Monday, December 18 - Friday, December 22 Final Exams
Saturday, December 23 Fall Move Out (Study Away & Fall term-only students)
Grades are due 72 hours after the scheduled final exam date Final Grades Deadline

Winter Break

Date Event
Monday, December 25 - Sunday, January 21 Winter Break

Optional January Term

Date Event
Wednesday, January 3 January Term Classes Begin
Wednesday, January 3 Course Drop Deadline
Saturday, January 6 Class Day (instead of January 2)
Friday, January 12 Course Withdrawal/Grading Option Deadline
Friday, January 19 Last Day of January Term Classes

Spring Semester

Date Event
Thursday, January 18 Study Away Students Move In Day
Friday, January 19 First Day of Study Away Student Orientation
Monday, January 22 Spring Semester Classes Begin/ 1st 7-week Classes Begin
Friday, January 26 Add and Drop Course Deadline - 1st 7-week
Friday, February 2 Add and Drop Course Deadline - Spring full term
Thursday, February 15 - Wednesday, February 21 Spring Festival Holiday
Friday, February 16 Course Withdrawal Deadline - 1st 7-week
Friday, March 16 Last Day of 1st 7-week Classes
Monday, March 19 2nd 7-week Classes Begin
Friday, March 23 Add and Drop Course Deadline - 2nd 7-week
Friday, March 23 Midterm Grades Deadline
Friday, March 30 Course Withdrawal Deadline - Spring full term
Friday, March 30 Grading Option (P/F) Deadline
Wednesday, April 4 - Friday, April 6 Spring Recess (includes Qingming Holiday)
Friday, April 20 Course Withdrawal Deadline - 2nd 7-week
Week of April 23-27 (Tentative) Registration for Fall Semester 2018 Begins
Monday, April 30 - Tuesday, May 1 China Labor Day Holiday
Friday, May 11 Last Day of Spring Semester Classes/Last Day of 2nd 7-week Classes
Saturday, May 12 Reading Day
Monday, May 14 - Friday, May 18 Final Exams
Saturday, May 19 Spring Move Out (all students except Summer Session and graduating seniors)
Grades are due 72 hours after the scheduled final exam date Final Grades Deadline
Wednesday, May 23 Commencement
Thursday, May 24 Spring Move Out (graduating seniors)

Optional Summer Term

Date Event
Tuesday, May 22 Summer Session I Classes Begin
Saturday, May 26 (classes meet on a Monday schedule) Legislative Day
Monday, May 28 Add and Drop Course Deadline - Summer Session I
Friday, June 8 Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Session I
Monday, June 18 Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival)
Saturday, June 23 (classes meet on a Monday schedule) Legislative Day
Friday, June 29 Last Day of Summer Session I Classes
Monday, July 2 Summer Session II Classes Begin
Friday, July 6 Add and Drop Course Deadline - Summer Session II
Friday, July 20 Course Withdrawal Deadline - Summer Session II
Friday, August 10

Last Day of Summer Session II Classes

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar