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2016-17 Academic Calendar

Summer (May-August 2016)

MAY
May 3-, 8- and 13-week session classes begin May 16
May 3-, 8- and 13 week session tuition/fees due May 17
May 3- and 13-week sessions - last day to register or drop/add May 17
Low enrollment review for June 2016 begins May 18
May 3-week session - last day for S-NC/audit May 18
June 5-week low enrollment cancellations due to Dean May 18
June 5-week low enrollment cancellations due to VPAA May 19
June 5-week contract recommendations due to VPAA May 23
June 5-week session contracts issued May 27
Memorial Day recess May 30
Non-renewal of non-tenured faculty May 30
VPAA/Technology Grant funds encumbered or spent May 30
May 13-week session - last day to select S-NC/audit May 31
 
JUNE
May 3-week session - last day for class withdrawal June 1
May 3-week session - classes end June 3
June 5-week session - classes begin June 6
June 5-week session - last day to register or drop/add June 7
June 5-week session - tuition/fees due June 7
May 3-week session - final grades due (11:59 p.m.) June 8
May 8-week and June 5-week session - last day S-NC/audit June 9
NSCS Board of Trustees meeting in Lincoln June 10
Spring student evaluation summaries to faculty June 17
July 5-week low enrollment cancellations due to Dean June 22
July 5-week low enrollment cancellations due to VPAA June 23
July 5-week contract recommendations due to VPAA June 27
VPAA/Technology Grant reports due to VPAA June 30
2015-16 leave of absence reports to VPAA June 30
 
JULY
July 5-week session contracts issued July 1
July Fourth holiday observed July 4
May 8-week and June 5-week sessions - last day for class withdrawal July 5
May 8-week and June 5-week sessions - classes end July 7
July 5-week session - classes begin July 11
July 5-week session - tuition and fees due July 12
July 5-week session - last day to register or drop/add July 12
May 8-week and June 5-week session - final grades due (11:59 p.m.) July 13
July 5-week session - last day for S-NC/audit July 14
 
AUGUST
Determination of fall teaching assignments August 1
Low enrollment review for fall 2016 begins August 1
May 13-week and July 5-week sessions - last day for official class withdrawal August 8
May 13-week and July 5-week sessions - classes end August 10
Fall 2016 low enrollment cancellations due to Dean August 12
Fall 2016 low enrollment cancellations due to VPAA August 15
May 13-week and July 5-week sessions - final gradues due (noon) August 15
Department chair workshop August 16
New faculty orientation August 18
Opening meetings August 19
Classes begin August 22

Fall Semester (August-December 2016)

AUGUST
New faculty/staff orientation August 18
Application deadline for residency changes for fall tuition purposes August 19
Opening faculty and department/school meetings August 19
Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for new freshman attending orientation August 19
Freshmen orientation August 19-21
Residence halls open at noon for all other students August 21
Classes begin at 8 a.m. August 22
Last day for late enrollment or drop/add in WildcatsOnline (11:59 p.m.); no tuition adjustment after this day August 28
 
SEPTEMBER
Refunds available to eligible students (subject to change) September 2
Labor Day Holiday: NO CLASSES September 5
Tuition and fees due September 6
Fall Assessment Retreat: NO CLASSES September 16
Administrative withdrawals processed for non-payment of tution/fees September 20
Last day to select S-NC or audit September 23
Deadline for clearing December graduates (incompletes, substitutions, waivers, etc.) September 30
Incomplete grades due from Spring and Summer 2016 September 30
 
OCTOBER
Homecoming October 6-9
Transfer students' acceptance deadline to qualify for Spring 2017 early registration October 14
End of first 8-week session October 14
Mid-term break: NO CLASSES October 17-18
Start of second 8-week session October 19
Mid-term low grades due by 11:59 p.m. October 19
Mid-term low grades mailed October 24
 
NOVEMBER
Last day for class withdrawal (no fee adjustment) November 7
Course registration for Spring 2017 begins at 7:30 a.m. November 14
Fall break (Thanksgiving weekend): NO CLASSES (also no 11/22 Tuesday night classes) November 23-25
 
DECEMBER
Last day for official withdrawal from school December 5
Study week December 6-12
Final exams December 13-16
Commencement at 1:30 p.m. December 16
Final grades due at noon December 20

Spring Semester (January-May 2017)

JANUARY
Application deadline for residency chnages for spring tuition purposes January 6
Residence halls open at noon January 8
Classes begin at 8 a.m. January 9
Last day for late enrollment or drop/add in WildcatsOnline; no tuition adjustment after this day January 15
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day (classes will be held) January 16
Refunds available to eligible students (subject to change) January 20
Tuition and fees due January 24
 
FEBRUARY
Administrative withdrawals processed for non-payment of tuition/fees February 7
Last day to select S-NC or audit February 10
Incomplete grades due from Fall 2016 February 17
Deadline for clearing May/August graduates (incompletes, substitutions, waivers, etc.) February 20
 
MARCH
End of first 8-week session March 3
Mid-term break: NO CLASSES March 6-10
Start of second 8-week session March 13
Mid-term low grades due by 11:59 p.m. March 13
Transfer students' acceptance deadline to qualify for Fall 2017 early registraion March 13
Mid-term low grades mailed March 16
Spring assessment retreat: NO CLASSES AFTER NOON March 17
Last day for class withdrawal (no fee adjustment) March 29
 
APRIL
Course registration for Fall 2017 begins at 7:30 a.m. April 3
Spring break: NO CLASSES April 17
Last day for official withdrawal from school April 21
Study week April 25-28
 
MAY
Study week (continued) May 1
Final exam week May 2-5
Commencement (Graduate 9:30 a.m.; undergraduate 1 p.m.) May 6
Final grades due by 11:59 p.m. May 10

Summer (May-August 2017)

3-WEEK SESSION 2017 (MAY 15 - JUNE 2) (14 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
Classes begin May 15
Last day to register or drop/add May 16
Tuition and fees due May 16
Last day to select S-NC or audit May 17
Memorial Day holiday: NO CLASSES May 29
Last day for official withdrawal from classes ending June 2 May 31
Final class periods June 2
Final grades due by 11:59 p.m. for 3-week session June 7
   
FIRST 5-WEEK SESSION 2017 (JUNE 5 - JULY 6) (19 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
Classes begin June 5
Last day to register or drop/add June 6
Tuition and fees due June 6
Last day to select S-NC or audit June 8
Last day for official with drawal from school for classes ending July 6 July 3
Independence Day holiday: NO CLASSES July 4
Final class periods July 6
Final grades due by 11:59 p.m. for first 5-week session July 12
 
SECOND 5-WEEK SESSION 2017 (JULY 10 - AUGUST 9) (19 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
Classes begin July 10
Last day to register or drop/add July 11
Tuition and fees due July 11
Last day to select S-NC or audit July 12
Last day for official withdrawal from school for classes ending August 9 August 7
Final class periods August 9
Final grades due by 11:59 p.m. for second 5-week session August 14
 
8-WEEK SESSION 2017 (MAY 15 - JULY 6)  (33 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS)
July 5-week session contracts issued May 15
July Fourth holiday observed May 16
May 8-week and June 5-week sessions - last day for class withdrawal May 16
May 8-week and June 5-week sessions - classes end May 19
July 5-week session - classes begin May 29
July 5-week session - tuition and fees due July 3
July 5-week session - last day to register or drop/add July 4
May 8-week and June 5-week session - final grades due (11:59 p.m.) July 6
July 5-week session - last day for S-NC/audit July 12
 
REGULAR 13-WEEK SESSION 2017 (MAY 15 - AUGUST 9)
Classes begin May 15
Last day to register or drop/add May 16
Tuition and fees due May 16
Memorial Day holiday: NO CLASSES May 29
Last day to select S-NC or audit May 30
Independence Day: NO CLASSES July 4
Last day for official withdrawal from school for classes ending August 9 August 7
Final class periods August 9
Final grades due by noon for regular 13-week session August 14

Diploma graduation date for the summer term is Aug. 10, 2017. No August ceremony.

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