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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.

2017-2018

Fall Semester 2017

Aug. 17-20 Orientation
Aug. 21 Classes Begin
Oct. 9-10 Fall Break
Oct. 20 Fall Convocation (Afternoon classes cancelled after 2:30 p.m.)
Nov. 22-24 Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 27)
Dec. 6 Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 7 Reading Day
Dec. 8 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 14 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period (No exams Sunday)

Spring Semester 2018

Jan. 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes) 
Jan. 16 Classes Begin
March 5-9 Spring Break (classes resume March 12)
April 2-3 Easter Break
April 24 (11:15 a.m.) Spring Convocation (12:15 p.m.-only classes cancelled)
May 9 Spring Semester Classes End
May 10 Reading Day
May 11 (8:40 am) - May 16 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 19 Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.)
May 20 Commencement (10 a.m.)

Download the 2017-2018 long version of the Academic Calendar (PDF).

2018-2019

Fall Semester 2018

Aug. 16-19 Orientation
Aug. 20 Classes Begin
Oct. 8-9 Fall Break
Nov. 21-23 Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 26)
Dec. 5 Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 6 Reading Day
Dec. 7 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 13 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period (No exams Sunday)

Spring Semester 2019

Jan. 14 Classes Begin
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes) 
March 4-8 Spring Break (classes resume March 11)
April 22-23 Easter Break
May 8 Spring Semester Classes End
May 9 Reading Day
May 10 (8:40 am) - May 15 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 18 Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.)
May 19 Commencement (10 a.m.)

2019-2020

Fall Semester 2019

Aug. 22-25 Orientation
Aug. 26 Classes Begin
Oct. 14-15 Fall Break
Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Dec. 2)
Dec. 11 Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 12 Reading Day
Dec. 13 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 19 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period (No exams Sunday)

Spring Semester 2020

Jan. 13 Classes Begin
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
March 2-6 Spring Break (classes resume March 9)
April 13-14 Easter Break
May 6 Spring Semester Classes End
May 7 Reading Day
May 8 (8:40 am) - May 13 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 16 Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.)
May 17 Commencement (10 a.m.)

2020-2021

Fall Semester 2020

Aug. 20-23 Orientation
Aug. 24 Classes Begin
Oct. 12-13 Fall Break
Nov. 25-27 Thanksgiving Break (classes resume Nov. 30)
Dec. 9 Fall Semester Classes End
Dec. 10 Reading Day
Dec. 11 (8:40 a.m.) - Dec. 16 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon

Spring Semester 2021

Jan. 11 Classes Begin
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
March 1-5 Spring Break (classes resume March 8)
April 4-6 Easter Break
May 5 Spring Semester Classes End
May 6 Reading Day
May 7 (8:40 am) - May 12 (5:15 p.m.) Examination Period, including Sunday Afternoon
May 15 Baccalaureate (4:30 p.m.)
May 16 Commencement (10 a.m.)