2011-2012 Academic Calendar

Fall 2011 - Summer 2012
Schedule is subject to change
Approved on February 23, 2009
First Semester
Tuesday, Aug. 30 Class of 2015 arrives for orientation
Tuesday, Aug. 30, – Tuesday, Sept. 6 Orientation and COOT
Monday, Sept. 5 Residence halls open for upper classes
Wednesday, Sept. 7 First classes
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 10 and 11 Fall recess (no classes)
Friday, Oct. 28, – Sunday, Oct. 30 Family Homecoming Weekend
Wednesday, Nov. 23, Sunday, Nov. 27 Thanksgiving recess
Friday, Dec. 9 Last classes of first semester
Saturday, Dec. 10 Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, Dec. 14, – Monday, Dec. 19 Semester examinations
Tuesday, Dec. 20 Residence halls close for winter recess
January Term
Tuesday, Jan. 3, – Friday, Jan. 27 January Program
Second Semester
Wednesday, Feb. 1
First classes
Saturday, March 17, – Sunday, March 25 Spring recess (residence halls closed)
Friday, May 4 Last classes of second semester
Saturday, May 5 Last day for scheduled events
Wednesday, May 9, – Monday, May 14 Semester examinations
Saturday, May 19 Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 20 Commencement
Summer 2012
Thursday, May 31, - Sunday, June 3 Reunion Weekend

Sem. I Sem. II
MWF 38 38
MW 25 25
TTh 25 25
MTWThF 63 63
Religious Holidays
Rosh Hashanah Thu.-Fri., Sept. 29-30
Yom Kippur Sat., Oct. 8
Passover (first full day)
Sat., Apr. 7
Good Friday-Easter Apr. 6-8
Jewish holidays begin at sundown the evening before the first date listed.