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Shaw University Academic Calendar


 **Fall Semester 2014**

August  2014

4 Monday Deadline to submit Housing Application forms to Housing and
Residence Life; Deadline to submit required forms to Health
Center
7 Thursday Faculty Report to Work
7-8

Thursday-
Friday

Faculty University Opening
7 Thursday Residence Halls Open/Check-in for New Students Only
- 9:00 a.m.
9 Saturday New Students Who Completed New Student Orientation
Summer Session I and II Can Move In
7-12 Thursday-
Tuesday
New Students’ Orientation/Registration in Willie E. Gary
Student Center
10 Sunday Residence Halls Open Returning Students - 9:00 a.m.
10 Sunday New Student Week Begins
11-12 Monday-
Tuesday
Fiscal Clearance of Returning Students
11-12 Monday-
Tuesday
Final Exams for students w/incomplete grades
12 Tuesday Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees
13 Wednesday Formal Classes Begin/Late Registration
19 Tuesday Last Day to Add or Drop a Course (without grade of “W”)
19 Tuesday Deadline for Fall 2014 Prospective Graduates to submit Graduation Applications to Department Chairpersons - 5:00 p.m.
22 Friday Deadline for Department Chairpersons to submit Applications for Fall 2014 Graduation to the Registrar’s Office - 5:00 p.m.
26 Tuesday Degree Conferral Date for Summer 2014 Graduates

September 2014

1 Monday Holiday-Labor Day (University Closed)
2 Tuesday Classes Resume
4 Thursday NR Report due to Registrar at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
10 Wednesday All students must have a valid Student ID/Temp Student ID cards expire
11 Thursday Academic Majors Fair in Willie E. Gary Student Center Ballroom
18 Thursday Fall Convocation - 11:00 a.m.
19 Friday Constitution Day Observance
21-23 Sunday-
Tuesday
Bessie Boyd-Holman Lecture Series on Ethics & Values
22-26 Monday-
Friday
ETS Proficiency Profile (for completers of General Education curriculum)
26 Friday Deadline for the Removal/Conversion of Incompletes/To Change Grades from Spring 2014

October 2014

6-8 Monday-
Wednesday
Mid-Semester Examinations
9 Thursday Mid-semester Progress Reports Due/Submitted via web by
4:00 p.m.
19 Sunday Homecoming Opening Worship
19-26 Sunday-
Sunday
Homecoming Week
20 Monday Crowning of Royalty (for Homecoming 2014)
24 Friday Memorial Service/Founder’s Day Convocation- 10:45 a.m.
24 Friday Last Day to WITHDRAW from the University and Receive a Partial Refund
25 Saturday Homecoming Game
26 Sunday Homecoming Closing Worship
27-28 Monday-
Tuesday
Fall Break for Students and Teaching Faculty
29 Wednesday Classes Resume
30 Thursday Last Day to Withdraw from a Course (Grade of “W”)
Oct 28 -
Nov 4
Tuesday-
Tuesday
Academic Advisement for Spring 2015 semester

November  2014

4-5 Tuesday-Wednesday Presidential Lecture Series
8 Saturday On-line Registration for Spring 2015
13-19 Thursday-
Wednesday
SIRII Evaluations - A course evaluation survey that
captures students’ perceptions of their classroom
learning experience
14 Friday Deadline for Spring 2015 Prospective Graduates to submit Graduation Applications to Department Chairpersons - 5:00 p.m.
18 Tuesday Deadline for Department Chairpersons to submit Applications for Spring 2015 Graduation to the Registrar’s Office - 5:00 p.m.
26-Nov
30
Wednesday-
Sunday
Holiday-Thanksgiving (University Closed)

December 2014

1 Monday Classes Resume
1 Monday Deadline for receipt of Applications for Admission for Spring 2015
4 Thursday Formal Classes End (at end of day) Last Day to Withdraw From the University (no refund)
5 Friday Reading Day
6-11 Saturday-
Thursday
Final Exam Week (Deadline to submit final grades via Web is 2 calendar days after the scheduled final examination)
11 Thursday Fall Semester Ends (after Examinations)
12 Friday Residence Halls Closed at 5:00 p.m.
15 Monday All Final Grades Due
16-19 Tuesday-
Friday
Departmental Assessment and Planning
19 Friday Faculty Clearance
19 Friday Mid-Year Break Starts (for Teaching Faculty)
24 Wednesday Holiday-Christmas Eve (University Closed)
25 Thursday Holiday-Christmas Day (University Closed)
26 Friday Holiday-Day After Christmas (University Closed)
31 Wednesday Holiday-New Year’s Eve (University Closed)

**Spring Semester 2015**

January 2015

1 Thursday Holiday-New Year’s Day (University Closed)
2 Friday Faculty Report to Work
2 Friday Faculty University Opening
3 Saturday Residence Halls Open/Check-in for New Students-9:00
a.m.
2-5 Friday-Monday New Student Orientation
4 Sunday Residence Halls Open for Returning Students
5-6 Monday-
Tuesday
Fiscal Clearance of Returning Students
6 Tuesday Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees
7 Wednesday Formal Classes Begin/Late Registration
16 Friday Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service - 12:00 p.m. (noon)
19 Monday Holiday-Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Observed (University Closed)
20 Tuesday Last Day to Add or Drop a Course (without grade of “W”)
20 Tuesday All Students must have a valid Student ID/Temp Student ID cards expire
22 Thursday NR Report due to Registrar at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
27 Tuesday Degree Conferral Date for Fall 2014 Graduates

February  2015

8-11 Sunday-
Wednesday
Religious Emphasis Week
9-April 1 Monday-
Tuesday
NSSE (All Students) & FSSE (Undergraduate Students) -
Measures student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for their learning and personal development.
20 Friday Deadline for the Removal/Conversion of Incompletes/To Change Grades from Fall 2014

March  2015

2-4 Monday-
Wednesday
Mid-Semester Examinations
5 Thursday Mid-semester Progress Reports Due / Submitted via web by 4:00 p.m.
6 Friday Last Day to Withdraw From University and Receive a
Partial Refund
9-14 Monday-
Saturday
Spring Break (for Students and Teaching Faculty)
16-20 Monday-
Friday
Academic Advisement for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015
semesters
20 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from a Course (Grade of “W”)
21 Saturday On-line Registration for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015
semesters Begins
23 Monday Deadline for Summer 2015 Prospective Graduates to submit Graduation Applications to Department Chairpersons - 5:00 p.m.
25 Wednesday Deadline for Department Chairpersons to submit Applications for Summer 2015 Candidates for Graduation to the Registrar’s Office - 5:00 p.m.
30-
April 3
Monday-
Friday
SIR II Evaluations - A course evaluation survey that captures students’ perceptions of their classroom learning experience.

April 2015

3 Friday Holiday-Good Friday (University Closed)
4 Saturday No Classes
6 Monday Holiday-Easter Monday (University Closed)
7 Tuesday Classes Resume
13-18 Monday-
Saturday
Area Concentration Achievement Tests (ACAT) - Standardized exit exams for student learning outcomes assessment in a major field of study. Major Field Test (MFT) - Standardized exit exam for assessing basic knowledge of concepts and principles expected of senior-level undergraduates who have completed the majority of courses in an academic major.
16 Thursday University Awards Day - 11:00 a.m.
23-28 Thursday-
Tuesday
College Senior Survey (CSS) - Measures student satisfaction with their overall educational experience
28-May
1
Tuesday-Friday Final Exams for Prospective Graduates (Deadline to submit
final grades via web is 2 calendar days after the scheduled
final examination)
April 30 Thursday Formal Classes End (at End of Day) Last Day to Withdraw from the University

May 2015

1 Friday Reading Day
2-8 Saturday and
Monday-Friday
Final Exams for non-Graduating Students (Deadline to submit final grades via web is 2 calendar days after the scheduled final examination)
3 Sunday Senior Service - 11:00 a.m.
4 Monday Deadline for Instructors to submit All Grades for Prospective Graduates- 3:00 p.m.
8 Friday Spring Semester Ends (After Examinations)
8 Friday Baccalaureate Service - Thomas J. Boyd Chapel - 6:00 p.m.
9 Saturday Commencement Exercise - 11:00 a.m.
10 Sunday Residence and Dining Halls Close - 5:00 p.m.
12 Tuesday All Grades for non-Graduates Due - 5:00 p.m.
12-15 Tuesday-
Friday
Departmental Assessment and Planning
15 Friday Final Faculty Clearance

**SUMMER SCHOOL 2015**

May  2015

5 Tuesday Deadline for Summer School Applications for Financial Aid
15 Friday Registration for All Students
18 Monday Formal Classes Begin/Late Registration
20 Wednesday Late Registration (Add/Drop) Ends; Course schedules canceled for students who have not made satisfactory payment
arrangements by 4:00 p.m.
25 Monday Holiday-Memorial Day (University Closed)
26 Tuesday Classes Resume
26 Tuesday NR Report due to Registrar at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

June 2015

2 Tuesday Census Days
8-July 18 Monday-
Saturday
Shaw University/USEPA Research Apprenticeship Program for High School Students
12 Friday Last Day to Withdraw from a Course (Grade of “W”)
23 Tuesday Formal Classes End
24-25 Wednesday-
Thursday
Final Exams
29 Monday All Final Summer School Grades Due

July 2015

3 Friday Holiday-Independence Day (University Closed)

**The Shaw University Academic Calendar is subject to Modification Bold Italic - No Classes | Bold- Administrative Dates/Deadlines Italic - Assessment Days