2008-2009 Academic Calendar

Fall 2008 - Summer 2009
Schedule is subject to change
Approved on March 15, 2006
Revised on July 13, 2006
First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 26 Class of 2012 arrives for orientation
Tuesday, Aug. 26, – Tuesday, Sept. 2 Orientation and COOT
Monday, Sept. 1 Dorms open; upper classes return
Wednesday, Sept. 3 First classes
Monday and Tuesday, October 13 and 14 Fall break (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 17, Sunday, Oct. 19
Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 26, Sunday, Nov. 30 Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 5 Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 6 Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 10, Monday, Dec. 15 Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 16 Dorms close for winter recess
January Term
Monday, Jan. 5, Thursday, Jan. 29 January Program
Second Semester
Wednesday, Feb. 4 First classes
Saturday, March 21, – Sunday, March 29 Spring recess (dorms closed)
Friday, May 8 Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 9 Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 13, – Monday, May 18 Semester examinations
Saturday, May 23 Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 24 Commencement
Summer 2009
Thursday, June 4, – Sunday, June 7
Reunion Weekend


Sem. I Sem. II
MWF 38 38
MW 25 25
TTh 25 25
MTWThF 63 63
Religious Holidays
Rosh Hashanah Tue.-Wed., Sep. 30-Oct.1
Yom Kippur Thu., Oct. 9
Passover Thu.-Fri., Apr. 9-10
Good Friday-Easter Apr. 10-12
Jewish holidays begin at sundown the evening before the first date listed.

Spring 2009 Residence Hall Schedule