Calendars & Events

2016-2017 Breaks & Exam Weeks Calendar

2016 Break Calendar Students & Parents: Get all the details on breaks, exam days, and airport shuttles here!

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2016-2017 Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

 


2016-2017 Academic Calendar

August, 2016
16New Student Orientation - First Years (16th-20th)
17New Student Orientation - Transfers (17th-20th)
17Academic Convocation
21Residence halls open to returning students
22Courses begin Semester I/Term 1
22Triad Day
25Deadline for Semester I/Term 1 Add/Drop
30New and ST Course Proposals due to Academic Affairs for Spring 2017
September, 2016
5Summer Term Incomplete grades due to Registrar
5Semester II/Term 4 Incomplete grades due to Registrar
13Book orders for Semester I/Term 2 (Fall 2017) due to Bookstore
16Course schedule revisions for Spring 2016 due to Registrar
16Deadline to Withdraw/Pass from Term 1 Courses
22Board of Trustees Meeting (22nd-24th)
26Semester Abroad application/approval forms due
30Homecoming/Family Weekend (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2)
October, 2016
1Application deadline for spring study abroad participants
6Book orders for Semester II/Term 3 due to Bookstore
6Book orders for MFA Winter Residency due to Bookstore
7Courses end Term 1
8Exam day Term 1
8Residence halls close for Fall Break at 1:00pm
10Fall Break (10th-14th)
11Mid-Semester/Term 1 grades due to Registrar
16Residence halls open at 1:00pm
17Courses begin Term 2
17Academic Advising
20Deadline for Term 2 Add/Drop
21Deadline to Withdraw/Pass from Semester 1 Courses
24Registration for Spring (24th-28th)
31Senior Letters for Dec grads due to Depart Chairs
31Term 1 Incomplete grades due to Registrar
November, 2016
14Deadline to Withdraw/Pass from Term 2 Courses
14Senior Letters for Dec grads due to Registrar
23Thanksgiving Break (23rd-25th)
24Thanksgiving (paid holiday)
December, 2016
7Courses end Semester I/Term 2
8Reading Day
9Exam Day
10Exam Day
11Reading Day
12Exam Day
13Exam Day
13End of Semester I/Term 2
14Residence halls close for Winter Break at 1:00pm
16Deadline for Independent Study Proposals (to Registrar)
16Semester I/Term 2 grades due to Registrar
25Christmas (paid holiday)
January, 2017
1New Year's Day (paid holiday)
3MFA Winter Residency (3rd-13th)
15Faculty study abroad course proposal deadline
16Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (paid holiday, college offices closed)
19New Student Orientation (19th-21st)
21Registration for New Students
22Residence halls open for continuing and readmitted students at 1:00pm
23Courses begin Semester II/Term 3
26Deadline for Semester II/Term 3 Add/Drop
February, 2017
6Semester I/Term 2 Incomplete grades to Registrar
13International Programs Week (13th-17th)
14New and ST Course Proposals for 2016-17 due to Academic Affairs
16Board of Trustees Meeting (16th-18th)
17Summer School schedule proposal due to Academic Affairs
17Deadline for Withdraw/Pass from Term 3 Courses
19Parliament of Scholars
20Book orders for Term 4 due to Bookstore
March, 2017
1Application deadline for fall study abroad participants
2Course schedule revisions for 2017-18 due to Registrar
10Courses end Term 3
11Exam Day Term 3
11Residence halls close for Spring Break at 1:00pm
13Spring Break (13th-17th)
14Book orders for Term 5 and 6 due to Bookstore
14Mid-Semester/Term 3 grades due to Registrar
15Application deadline for fall study abroad participants
19Residence halls open at 1:00pm
20Courses resume Semester II/begin Term 4
23Deadline for Term 4 Add/Drop
27Senior Letters for May grads due to Dept Chairs
29Book orders for MFA Summer Residency due to Bookstore
31Deadline to Withdraw/Pass Semester II Courses
April, 2017
3Term 3 Incomplete grades due to Registrar
5Work Day
8Accepted Students' Day
14Deadline for Withdraw/Pass from Term 4 Courses
14Book orders for Semester I/Term 1 (Fall 2017) due to Bookstore
17Registration Week for Fall Semester (17th-21st)
17Senior Letters for May grads due to Registrar
27Board of Trustees Meeting (27th-29th)
May, 2017
8Courses end Semester II/Term 4
11Reading Day
12Exam Day
13Exam Day
14Reading day
15Exam Day
16Exam Day
16End of Semester II/Term 4
17Senior grades due to Registrar by 12:00pm
17Residence halls close for Summer Break at 1:00pm
19Deadline for Independent Study Proposals (to Registrar Office)
19Final grades due by 5:00pm
19Honors & Awards Event
20Commencement
29Memorial Day (paid holiday)
June, 2017
12Courses begin Term 5
14Deadline for Term 5 Add/Drop
22Deadline to Withdraw/Pass Term 5 Courses
July, 2017
4Independence Day (paid holiday)
5MFA Summer Residency (July 5th-15th) - tentative
6Courses end Term 5
9Swannanoa Gathering (July 11th August 12) - tentative
10Courses begin Term 6
12Deadline for Term 6 Add/Drop
20Deadline to Withdraw/Pass Term 6 Courses
August, 2017
2Courses end Term 6
7Final grades dues for Terms 5 and 6

 


2017-2018 Academic Calendar

August, 2017
Tues22New and Transfer Student Orientation (22nd-26th)
Weds23Academic Convocation
Sun27Returning Student Check-In/Residence halls open at 1:00pm
Mon28Courses begin Semester I/Term 1 (8:00am-2:30pm); Work Crews Meet (2:30-5:00pm)
September, 2017
Tues5Deadline for Semester I/Term 1 Drop/Add
Tues5New and ST Course Proposals due to Academic Affairs for Spring '18
Mon11Summer Term Incomplete grades due to Registrar
Mon11Semester II/Term 4 Incomplete grades due to Registrar
Fri22Course schedule revisions for Spring '18 due to Registrar
Fri22Deadline to Withdraw/Pass from Term 1 Courses
October, 2017
Mon2Spring Semester Study Away applications due
Mon2Book orders for MFA Winter Residency (Winter '18) due to Bookstore
Fri-Sun6Homecoming/Family Weekend (6th-8th)
Thurs12Book orders for Semester II/Term 3 and 4 (Spring '18) due to Bookstore
Fri13Courses end Term 1
Fri13Exam Day Term 1 - Exams begin mid-day
Sat14Exam Day Term 1 - Exams end mid-day
Sat14Last day of Work for Term 1
Sat14Residence halls close - 1:00pm
Sat14Fall Break (14th-22nd) (begins 14th, 1:00pm - ends 22nd, 1:00pm)
Mon16Spring Faculty-led Study Away course deadline
Tues17Mid-Semester/Term 1 grades due to Registrar
Sun22Residence Halls reopen - 1:00pm
Mon23Courses resume Semester I/begin Term 2
Mon23Academic Advising begins for Spring '18
Thurs26Deadline for Term 2 Drop/Add
Thurs-Sat26Board of Trustees Meeting (26th-28th)
November, 2017
Weds1Registration for Spring '18 (1st-8th)
Fri3Deadline to Withdraw/Pass from Semester I Courses
Mon6Senior Letters for Dec grads due to Department Chairs
Mon6Term 1 Incomplete grades due to Registrar
Fri17Deadline to Withdraw/Pass from Term 2 Courses
Mon20Senior Letters for Dec. graduates due to Registrar
Weds-Fri22Thanksgiving Break (22nd-24th) - College offices closed
December, 2017
Weds13Courses end Semester I/Term 2
Thurs14Reading Day
Fri-Sat15Exam Days (15th-16th)
Sun17Reading Day
Mon-Tues18Exam Days (18th-19th)
Tues19Last day of Work for Semester I/Term 2
Tues19Last day of Semester I/Term 2
Tues19Deadline for Independent Study Proposals (to Registrar Office)
Weds20Residence halls close - 1:00pm
Weds20Winter Break (begins Dec. 20th, 1:00pm - ends Jan. 20th, 1:00pm)
Weds20College offices closed - Dec 20 - Jan 2
Fri22Semester I/Term 2 grades due to Registrar
January, 2018
Weds3MFA Winter Residency (3rd-13th)
Mon15Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - College offices closed
Thurs18New Student Orientation (18th-20th)
Sun21Returning Student Check-In and Residence Halls Open 1:00pm
Mon22Courses begin Semester II/Term 3 (8:00am-2:30pm); Work Crews Meet (2:30-5:00pm)
Tues30Deadline for Semester II/Term 3 Drop/Add
February, 2018
Mon5Semester I/Term 2 Incomplete grades to Registrar
Thurs-Sat8Board of Trustees Meeting (8th-10th)
Tues13New and ST Course Proposals for 2018-19 due to Academic Affairs
Fri16Deadline for Withdraw/Pass from Term 3 Courses
Fri16Summer School schedule proposal due to Academic Affairs
March, 2018
Weds1Course schedule revisions for 2018-19 due to Registrar
Weds1Fall Semester Study Away applications due
Fri9Courses end Term 3
Fri9Exam Day Term 3 - Exams begin mid-day
Sat10Exam Day Term 3 - Exams end mid-day
Sat10Last day of Work for Term 3
Sat10Residence halls close - 1:00pm
Sat10Spring Break (10th-18th) (begins 10th, 1:00pm - ends 18th, 1:00pm)
Tues13Book orders for Term 5 and 6 due to Bookstore
Tues13Mid-Semester/Term 3 grades due to Registrar
Thurs15Fall Faculty-led Study Away course deadline
Sun18Residence halls open - 1:00pm
Mon19Courses resume Semester II/begin Term 4
Thurs22Deadline for Term 4 Drop/Add
Mon26Senior Letters for May graduates due to Dept Chairs
Weds28Book orders for MFA Summer Residency (Summer '18) due to Bookstore
Fri30Deadline to Withdraw/Pass Semester II Courses
April, 2018
Mon2Term 3 Incomplete grades due to Registrar
Mon2Book orders for Semester I/Term 1 and 2 (Fall '18) due to Bookstore
Weds4Work Day (tentative)
Fri13Deadline for Withdraw/Pass from Term 4 Courses
Mon16Registration Week for Fall Semester (16th-20th)
Mon16Senior Letters for May graduates due to Registrar
May, 2018
Mon7Courses end Semester II/Term 4
Tues-Weds8Capstone Carnival (8th-9th) - all classes are required to attend
Thurs10Reading Day
Fri-Sat11Exam Days (11th-12th)
Sun13Reading Day
Mon-Tues14Exam Days (14th-15th)
Tues15Last day of Semester II/Term 4
Tues15Last day of Work for Semester II/Term 4
Weds16Senior grades due to Registrar by 12:00pm
Weds16Residence halls close for Summer Break 1:00pm (non-graduating students)
Fri18Final grades due by 5:00pm
Fri18Honors & Awards Event
Fri18Deadline for Independent Study Proposals (to Registrar Office)
Sat19Commencement
Sun20Res Halls close for graduating seniors - 1:00pm
Thurs-Sat24Board of Trustees Meeting (24rd-26th)
Mon28Memorial Day - College offices closed
June, 2018
Mon4Summer courses begin Term 5 (tentative)
Weds6Deadline for Term 5 Drop/Add
Thurs14Deadline to Withdraw/Pass Term 5 Courses
Weds27Courses end Term 5
July, 2018
Mon2Summer courses begin Term 6
Weds4Independence Day - College offices closed
Weds4MFA Summer Residency (July 4th-14th)
Thurs5Deadline for Term 6 Drop/Add
Sun8Swannanoa Gathering (July 8th - August 11th)
Thurs12Deadline to Withdraw/Pass Term 6 Courses
Thurs26Courses end Term 6
Mon30Final grades dues for Terms 5 and 6