Academic Calendar

Registrar Academic Calendar (updated May 18, 2017)

For Undergraduate, Braniff Graduate School, and Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

Mayterm & Summer 2017

May 16-June 2: Mayterm - classes also meet Saturdays, May 20 and May 27. Final grades due Monday, June 5. All remaining Spring grades due in the Registrar's office. 

May 29: Memorial Day, university closed - no classes meet.

June 3-July 15: Summer Rome Program

June 5-July 7: Summer Session I - grades due Monday, July 10.

July 4: Independence Day observed; university closed - no classes meet.

July 10-August 11: Summer Session II - grades due Monday, August 14.

July 31: Online registration and verification opens for continuing students

Fall 2017

August 12-13: Utility shutdown

August 16: Faculty day; opening of academic year for faculty. Grades for removal of incompletes for Braniff graduate students from spring and summer semesters due in Registrar's office.

August 18: Residence halls open for new students at 8:00am. Fall Romers depart.

August 18-22: New student orientation and registration.

August 20: Residence halls open for continuing students. Contract food service begins with breakfast. 

August 21-Sept 1: Add/drop period for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry graduates.

August 22: Mass of the Holy Spirit at 5:00pm

August 23: Fall semester classes begin for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

August 29: Online registration closes at 11:59am

August 31: August conferral of degrees for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry

September 1: Last day course may be added (signature of department chair and course instructor required after Aug 29th); last day course may be dropped without record (does not apply if withdrawing; see withdrawal policy).

September 4: Labor Day break

September 7: Last day to file "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information." See Registrar's Office for details. Last day to verify.

September 16: LSAT given on campus

September 20: Grade for removal of incompletes for undergraduates from spring and summer semesters due (excluding students with earlier deadlines under Academic Discipline policies).

September 24: UD Student Mass and Reception at Cistercian Abbey, 10:30am

September 25: Information for spring schedule due

September 25-30: Charity Week

September 26: Last day to change course registration from credit to audit. 

September 28: Deadline for filing application for graduation  in December (undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry).

October 12-15: Alumni and Family Weekend

October 13: Fall Reading Day. No undergraduate, Braniff, or School of Ministry.

October 16-20: Midsemester period

October 23: Midsemester grades due

October 27-28: Odyssey Days I

November 3: Last day to withdrawal from classes for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry

November 6-December 15: Advising and online early registration for Spring 2018 and Fall interterm. Housing registration, Nov. 6-10

November 10-11: Odyssey Days II

November 20-24: Thanksgiving Break. Food service ends with dinner on Nov. 17. Halls close at 10am Nov. 18. Halls reopen at 8am Nov. 26. Food service resumes with dinner, Nov. 26. University offices closed Nov. 23-24.

November 27: Classes resume 8am

December 5: Rome students return 

December 6: Last day of instruction in the main Fall session, undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

December 8: Final examinations begin

December 13: Final examinations end; official close of the semester; last day for online registration; Christmas recess begins at close of last examination period. Campus housing closes at 10am on Dec. 15 with last meal as dinner on Dec. 13.

December 15: Last day for online early registration

December 20: Grades due from undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry

December 25: University offices closed

December 26-January 12: Interterm classes begin on Dec. 26. Classes meet three hours a day through January 12; also Saturdays, December 30 and January 6.

December 31: Official date for conferral of undergraduate, Braniff Liberal Arts, and School of Ministry degrees. No ceremony.

Spring 2018

January 1: University offices closed

January 12: Interterm classes end. Grades due Jan. 16

January 15-16: Spring registration

January 17: Spring classes begin for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry



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