Academic Calendar

Registrar Academic Calendar (updated May 14, 2018)

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

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May 15: All grades due in Registrar's Office

May 18: Bulletin corrections due to Provost office. 

Summer 2018

May 15-June 1: Mayterm. Classes meet Saturdays, May 19 and May 26. No contract food service is available during Mayterm.

May 28: University closed for Memorial Day.

June 4-July 6: Summer Session I.

July 4: University closed for Independence Day.

July 9-August 10: Summer Session II.

Fall 2018

August 6: Online registration and verification opens for continuing students

August 11-12: Utility shutdown.

August 15: 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. Grad COB Fall new student orientation

August 17: Residence Halls open for new students at 8:00am. Fall Romers depart.

August 17-21: New student orientation and registration

August 19: Residence Halls open for continuing students. Contract food service begins with breakfast.

August 20: Grad COB Fall trimester begins

August 20-August 31: Add/drop period for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry graduates

August 21: Mass of the Holy Spirit - 5:00pm

August 22: Fall classes begin for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry

August 28: Online registration closes at 11:59pm

August 31: August conferral of degree date for all programs. No ceremony. Last day course may be added (signature of department chair & course instructor required after Aug 28th); last day course may be dropped without record (does not apply if withdrawing; see withdrawal policy).

September 3: Labor Day break. No classes for undergraduates, Braniff, School of Ministry, and Grad COB. 

September 6: Last day to file "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information." See Registrar's Office for details. Last day to verify.

September 8: LSAT given on campus

September 19: Grade for removal of incompletes for undergraduates from spring and summer semesters due (excluding students with earlier deadlines under Academic Discipline policies).

September 23: UD Student Mass and Reception at Cistercian Abbey, 7:30pm.

September 24: Information for spring schedule due

September 25: Last day to change course registration from credit to audit.

September 27: Deadline for filing application for graduation in December (undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry).

October 5: Fall Reading Day. No classes for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry. Grad COB classes WILL meet.

October 8-12: Midsemester period

October 11-14: Alumni and Family Weekend

October 13-19: Charity Week 

October 26: Fall Odyssey Day I

November 2: Last day to withdrawal from classes for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry

November 5-December 14: Advising and online early registration for continuing undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

November 9: Fall Odyssey Day II

November 19-25: Thanksgiving Break. Food service ends with dinner on Nov 16th. Halls close 10am Nov 17th. Halls reopen 8am Nov 25. Food service resumes with dinner Nov 25th. University offices closed Nov 21-23.

November 26: Classes resume at 8am

December 1: Grad COB Fall commencement ceremony

December 4: Rome students return

December 5: Last day of instruction in the main Fall session for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

December 7: Final examinations begin

December 12: Final examinations end; official close of the semester; Christmas recess begins at close of last examination period. Campus housing closes at 10am on Dec 14, with last meal on Dec 12.

December 14: Last day for online early registration

December 19: Fall grades due for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry

December 25: University offices closed

December 31: December conferral of degree date for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry. No ceremony.

Spring 2019

January 1: University offices closed

January 2-January 18: Fall Interterm classes begin on January 2. Meeting times and days may vary. Interterm classes end on Jan 18. Grades due Jan 21.

January 16: Grad COB Spring new student orientation

January 21-22- Spring registration for new and continuing undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry. 

January 22: Grad COB Spring trimester begins

January 23: Spring classes begin for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

January 31-February 2: Groundhog Weekend

February 18: Spring Crusader Preview Day

March 9-17: Spring Break for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

March 22-23: Meet us at the Tower I

April 8-May 17: Fall pre-registration for continuing undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

April 12-13: Meet us at the Tower II

April 18-22: Easter Break for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry. Grad COB classes WILL meet on Monday, April 22, but NOT on Friday, April 19.

May 9: Spring classes end for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry. Undergraduate Senior Convocation.

May 11: Grad COB Spring trimester ends

May 11-15:  Spring final exams for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

May 15: Grad COB Summer new student orientation

May 16: Grades due to the Registrar's Office by 12:00PM.

May 18: School of Ministry end of year Mass and Graduate Reception.

May 19: Commencement for undergraduates, Braniff, School of Ministry, and Grad COB.

Summer 2019

May 20: Grad COB Summer trimester begins

May 21-June 7: Mayterm begins for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

June 10-July 12: Summer I begins for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

July 15-August 16: Summer II begins for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry.

July 16: Grad COB Fall registration begins

August 15: Grad COB Summer trimester ends

August 31: August conferral of degree date for all programs. No ceremony.

 

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