2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Fall 2023

July 31st Monday New Student Residence halls move-in (9 AM-12 PM; 1 PM-5 PM)
August 1st Tuesday Administration, Staff, and Faculty Return
August 1st and 2nd Tuesday-Wednesday Freshman Orientation and Registration
August 1st-4th Tuesday-Friday Registration for Online Global Session I
August 2nd-4th Wednesday-Friday Registration
August 2nd Wednesday Faculty return
August 5th Saturday Residence halls move-in (Returners-9 AM-12 PM; 1 PM-5 PM)
August 4th Friday Welcome Back Meeting for faculty and staff
August 4th Friday Bear Students Last Day to Validate before the semester begins; 2:00 PM Deadline
August 4th Friday Online Session I Last Day to Validate before the semester begins; 2:00 PM Deadline
August 7th Monday

Bear Classes Start

August 7th Monday

Global Online Session I First day of classes

Late registration schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add) begins

Late fees imposed Late Validation

August 11th Friday

Fifth day of class - Online Global Session I

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add/Section changes) conclude at 12:00 PM

Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements and attendance 

August 17th Friday

Tenth day of class

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add/Section changes) conclude at 12:00 PM

Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements and attendance

August 28th-September 1st Monday-Friday Mid-Term Exams Online Global Session I
September 4th Monday

Labor Day/Office Closed/Residence Halls and Cafeteria Open

September 5th Tuesday Classes Resume
September 6th Wednesday

Mid-Term Grades Due Online Global Session I

September 13th Wednesday Fall Convocation
September 25th-29th Monday-Friday Mid-Term Week Bear Students
September 27th Wednesday Last Day for Online Global Session I
September 28th-29th Thursday-Friday Registration for Online Global Session II
September 29th Friday

Online Global Session II 

Last Day to Validate before the semester begins; 2:00 PM Deadline

September 29th Friday Grades Due Online Global Session I
October 2nd Monday

Online Global Session II begins

October 2nd Monday Mid-Term Grades Due Bear Students
October 2nd-6th Monday-Friday

Online Global Session II

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add) begins

Late fees imposed Late Validation

October 6th Friday

Fifth day of class - Online Global Session II

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add/Section changes) conclude at 12:00 PM

Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements and attendance

October 16th-20th Monday-Friday Spring Registration
October 23rd-27th Monday-Friday Mid-Term Exams Online Global Session II
October 30th Monday Mid-Term Grades Due Online Global
November 5th-12th Sunday-Sunday

Homecoming

November 13th-17th Monday-Friday

Final Exam Week Bear

November 17th Friday

Last Day of Classes Bear Students

November 17th Friday Last Day of Classes/Residence Halls and Cafeteria Closed
November 20th-22nd Monday-Wednesday Final Exams Online Global Session II
November 22nd Wednesday Last Day for Online Global Session II
November 22nd-24th Wednesday-Friday Thanksgiving Holiday/College Closed
December 1st Friday

Final Grades Due Bear Students

December 4th Monday Grades Due Online Global Session II
December 4th-8th Monday-Friday

All Campus Retreat

December 8th Friday Administrative Staff and Faculty Last Day/College Closed for Christmas Holiday

Spring 2024

January 3rd Wednesday Administration, Faculty, and Staff return
January 3rd Wednesday Residence halls move-in
January 4th-5th Thursday-Friday Spring Registration Bear and Global
January 5th Friday

Bear Students Last Day to Validate before the semester begins

2:00 PM Deadline

January 5th Friday

Online Global Session I Last Day to Validate before the semester begins

2:00 PM Deadline

January 8th Monday First day of classes
January 8th-19th Monday-Friday

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add) begins

Late fees imposed Late Validation

January 8th Monday Online Global Session I First Day of Classes
January 8th-12th Monday-Friday

Online Global Session I

Late Registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add) begins 

Late fees imposed Late Validation

January 15th Monday

Martin Luther King Jr Day Observed; No Classes/Offices Closed

January 16th Tuesday

Fifth Day of Class - Online Global Session I

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add/Section Changes) conclude at 12:00 PM

Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements and attendance

January 19th Monday

Tenth day of class

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add/Section changes) conclude at 12:00 PM

Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements and attendance

January 29th-February 2nd Monday-Friday Mid-Term Exams Online Global Session I
February 6th Monday Mid-Term Grades Due Online Global
February 19th-23rd Monday-Friday Mid-Term Exam for Bear Students
February 26th Monday Mid-Term Grades Due Bear Students
February 26th-March 1st Monday-Friday

Spring Break/Offices Closed/No Classes

Residence Halls/Cafeteria Open

March 4th-8th Monday-Friday Graduation Application Week
March 4th-6th Monday-Wednesday Final Exam Online Global Sessions I
March 4th Monday Bear Classes Resume
March 4th-8th Monday-Friday Fall Registration
March 6th Wednesday Last Day for Online Global Session I
March 8th Friday Founders Day
March 8th Friday Grades Due Online Global Session I
March 7th-8th Thursday-Friday Registration for Online Global Session II
March 8th Friday

Online Global Session II

Last Day to Validate before the semester begins; 2:00 PM Deadline

March 11th Monday Online Global Session II begins
March 11th-15th Monday-Friday

Online Global Session II

Late registration, and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add) begins

Late fees imposed Late Validation

March 15th Monday

Fifth day of class - Online Global Session II

Late registration and schedule adjustment period (Drop/Add/Section Changes) conclude at 12:00 PM

Course schedules canceled for all students who have not made satisfactory payment arrangements and attendance

March 29th-April 1st Friday-Monday Easter Break Office Closed/No classes/Residence Halls and Cafeteria Open
April 2nd Tuesday Classes Resume
April 2nd-5th Tuesday-Friday Mid-Term Exams Online Global Session II
April 8th Monday Mid-Term Grades Due Online Global
April 19th Wednesday Honors Convocation
April 22nd-26th Monday-Friday Final Exams (FINALS WILL ONLY BE CONDUCTED THIS WEEK)
April 26th Friday Last Day of Classes Bear
April 29th Monday Final Grades Due
April 29th-May 1st Monday-Wednesday Final Exams Online Global Session II
May 1st  Wednesday Last Day for Online Global Session II
May 2nd  Thursday Grades Due Online Global Session II
May 2nd Thursday Baccalaureate Service
May 3rd Friday Residence Halls Closed/Cafeteria Closed
May 3rd Friday Commencement 

June 21st Friday Bridge Students Arrive/Orientation
June 19th Friday Offices Closed for Juneteenth
June 24th Monday First Day of Class for Bridge Students
July 4th Thursday Campus Closed
July 19th Monday Fall Registration

*Calendar is subject to change