Academic Calendar

2013–2014 Academic Year 

First and Last day of each term

Fall Term 2013 • September 12–November 22, 2013
Winter Term 2014 • January 6–March 14, 2014
Spring Term 2014 • March 31–June 6, 2014
2014 Commencement • Saturday, June 7, 2014

2013–2014 Start of Year and Orientation Activities

August 30 and 31, 2013 • Friday and Saturday  International Student Orientation
August 22–September 1, 2013 • OOPs Leader Training
August 25, 2013 • Sunday • RA Training begins
September 1, 2013 • Sunday • OOPs  participants arrive
September 2, 2013 • Monday • OOPs trips depart
September 7, 2013 • Saturday • OOPs trips return and non-OOPs students arrive
September 7, 2013 • Saturday • Registration for Campus Orientation
September 8–10, 2013 • Sunday-Tuesday • On-campus orientation
September 11, 2013 • Wednesday • Convocation, Opening of the academic year activities
September 12, 2013 • Thursday • Fall Term classes begin

FALL TERM 2013

September 11, 2013 • Wednesday • 1:00pm Convocation
September 12, 2013 • Thursday • Classes Begin
October 11 and 12, 2013 • Friday and Saturday • Board of Trustees Meeting
October 11–October 13, 2013 • Friday to Sunday • Family/Friends Weekend and Alumni Weekend
October 14 and 15, 2013 • Monday/Tuesday • Fall Tour
October 31, 2013 • Thursday • Faculty Retreat
November 22, 2013 • Friday • Classes End

WINTER TERM 2014

January 5, 2014 • Sunday • Residence Halls Reopen
January 6, 2014 • Monday • Classes begin
January 18 and 19, 2014 • Friday and Saturday • Board of Trustees Meeting
January 20, 2014 • Monday • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
March 14, 2014 • Friday • Classes End 

SPRING TERM 2014

March 30, 2014 • Sunday • Residence Halls Reopen
March 31, 2014 • Monday • Classes Begin
April 4 and 5, 2014 • Friday and Saturday • Board of Trustees Meeting
June 6, 2014 • Friday • Classes End; Senior Presentations to the Board
June 7, 2014 • Saturday • Commencement

Holidays Observed

September 2, 2013 • Monday • Labor Day
October 14, 2013 • Monday • Columbus Day (staff only - classes still meet)
November 11, 2013 • Monday • Veterans Day (staff only - classes still meet)
November 28-29, 2013 • Thursday and Friday • Thanksgiving Closure
Dates TBA • December • Holiday Closure
January 1, 2014 • Tuesday • New Year's Day
January 20, 2014 • Monday • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 17, 2014 • Monday • President's Day (staff only - classes still meet)
May 26, 2014 • Monday • Memorial Day (staff only - classes still meet)
July 4, 2014 • Friday • Independence Day Taken

2014–2015 Academic Year 

First and Last day of each term

Fall Term 2014: September 11–November 21
Winter Term 2015: January 5–March 13
Spring Term 2015: April 30–June 5

2014–2015 Start of Year & Orientation Activities

August 21: OOPs Leader Training
August 24: RA Training
August 28: New Incoming International Students Arrive
August 29–30: Two-day mandatory international student orientation
August 31: OOPs Participants Arrive
September 1: OOPs Trips Depart
September 6: OOPs Trips Return, Registration for Campus Orientation
September 7–10: On-campus Orientation Continues

Fall Term 2014

September 10: Convocation (1 p.m.)
September 11: Classes Begin
October 10–11: Board of Trustees Meeting
October 10–13: Family & Alumni Weekend
October 13–14: Fall Tour
October 23–24: SHE Conference (no classes)
November 21: Classes End

Winter Term 2015

January 4: Residence Halls Reopen
January 5: Classes Begin
March 13: Classes End

Spring Term 2015

March 29: Residence Halls Reopen
March 30: Classes Begin
April TBA: Board of Trustees Meeting
June 5: Classes End; Senior Presentations to the Board
June 6: Commencement

2014–2015 Holidays Observed

July 4, Friday: Independence Day Holiday
September 1, Monday: Labor Day
October 13, Monday: Columbus Day
November 11, Monday: Veterans Day
November 27–28, Thursday and Friday: Thanksgiving Day
December 25, Thursday: Christmas Day
December (TBA): Holiday Closure
January 1, Thursday: New Years Day
January 19, Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
February 16, Monday: President's Day
May 25, Monday: Memorial Day

Calendar of Events

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