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Fall 2008

Course Event Session 1
8/27/08 to 12/18/08
Early registration begins (by appointment) 4/9/08 to 4/11/08
Open registration begins (no appointment required) 6/23/08
First year student orientation 8/25/08 to 8/26/08
Classes begin 8/27/08
Labor Day holiday; classes excused 9/1/08
Registration ends at midnight 9/3/08
Last day to drop a class without a grade of W 9/3/08
Deadline to apply for December 2008 and May and August 2009 graduation 9/15/08
Law School: Deadline to code students for December 2008 graduation 10/3/08
Deadline to change from Credit to Audit 11/18/08
Deadline to withdraw with a grade of W 11/18/08
Early registration for spring term 2009 (by appointment) 11/19/08 to 11/21/08
Thanksgiving holiday; classes excused 11/26/08 to 11/30/08
Classes end 12/5/08
Study day 12/8/08
Final examinations 12/9/08 to 12/18/08
Winter Commencement 12/14/08
Deadline for official transcripts from other institutions to arrive at the Office of the Registrar to be processed in time for December graduation 12/15/08
December diploma date 12/30/08
Law School: Trustee's List due at noon 12/30/08
Diplomas available for pick-up from the Office of the Registrar 1/5/09
Transcripts available from the Office of the Registrar with fall 2008 degree information 1/16/09

Spring 2009

ACADEMIC TERM Session 1
1/12/09 to
5/6/09
Early registration begins (by appointment) 11/19/08 to 11/21/08
Open registration begins (no appointment required) 11/24/09
Classes begin 1/12/09
Martin Luther King Day; classes excused 1/19/09
Registration end at midnight 1/20/09
Last day to drop a class without a grade of W 1/20/09
Law School: Deadline to code students for May 2009 graduation 1/30/09
Spring break; classes excused 3/8/09 to 3/15/09
Early registration for fall 2009 term begins (by appointment) 4/6/09 to 4/8/09
Easter holiday; classes excused 4/10/09 to 4/12/09
Deadline to change from Credit to Audit 4/13/09
Deadline to withdraw with a grade of W 4/13/09
Classes end for the session 4/23/09
Study day 4/24/09
Final examinations 4/27/09 to 5/6/09
Deadline for official transcripts from other institutions to arrive at the Office of the Registrar to be processed in time for May graduation 5/8/09
May diploma date 5/15/09
Law School: Trustee's List due at noon 5/15/09
Hooding Ceremony 5/16/09
Commencement 5/17/09
Diplomas available for pick-up from the Office of the Registrar 5/20/09
Transcripts available from the Office of the Registrar with spring 2009 degree information 6/12/09

Summer 2009

ACADEMIC TERM Session 1
5/18/09 to
6/27/09
Session 2
6/29/09 to
8/1/09
Session 3
5/18/09 to
8/1/09
First date Financial Aid Applications for the summer term are available from the Office of Student Financial Aid 3/1/09
Classes begin 5/18/09 6/29/09 5/18/09
Memorial Day observed; classes excused 5/25/09
Registration end at midnight 5/26/09 7/7/09 5/26/09
Last day to drop a class without a grade of W 5/26/09 7/7/09 5/26/09
Deadline to change from Credit to Audit 6/12/09 7/17/09 7/10/09
Deadline to withdraw with a grade of W 6/12/09 7/17/09 7/10/09
Law School: Deadline to code students for August graduation 6/12/09
Classes end for the session 6/27/09 8/1/09 8/1/09
Independence Day holiday; classes excused 7/3/09
Deadline for official transcripts from other institutions to arrive at the Office of the Registrar to be processed in time for August graduation 8/13/09
August diploma date 8/20/09
Law School: Trustee's List due at noon 8/20/09
Diplomas available for pick-up from the Office of the Registrar 8/25/09
Transcripts available from the Office of the Registrar with summer 2009 degree information 9/4/09

For faculty: The dates of the academic year for faculty are August 18, 2008 to May 17, 2009. The dates of annual faculty contracts are July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009.