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Graduate Catalog 2012-2013 ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



Fall and spring terms are 16 weeks in length: Fall starts around late August or early September and goes through mid December.  Spring starts around early January and goes through mid-May.  Summer sessions vary in length from 4 weeks to 12 weeks, May through August, with classes typically meeting Monday through Friday.

Courses are available on the main campus in Madison, in Sioux Falls and by Internet/distance through the Office of Extended Programs which coordinates Internet and distance offerings.

Fall Semester 2012

Aug. 24 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for first year students only
  New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 25-26 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 27 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Internet and University Center classes begin
  4:00 p.m. Main Campus classes begin
Sept. 3 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept. 5 (Wed) CENSUS DAY
  Last day to register for any fall class to determine financial aid eligibility
  Last day to add a full semester class
  Last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% refund
Sept. 6 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Sept 27 (Fri) Inauguration - no classes from 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Oct. 1 (Tue) Last day to apply for Fall 2012 Graduation
Oct 2 (Wed) University-wide Listening Day - no classes
Oct. 8 (Tue) Native American Day – no classes
Oct. 17 (Thurs) 11:00 a.m. Student Convocation
Oct. 18 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 23 (Wed) Mid-term deficient grades due
Oct. 29 - Nov. 16 Continuing student pre-registration for Spring 2013 and Summer 2013
Oct. 26 (Fri) 5:00 pm – Last day a student can contact the University to withdraw from the University and be eligible for refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy.  Students can not withdraw from all classes online in WebAdvisor.  Students must contact the University for a refund to calculate correctly.
Oct. 28 (Sun) Official last day a student can withdraw from the University and be eligible for refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy.
Nov. 8 (Thurs) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of “W”
Nov. 12 (Mon) Veterans’ Day observed – no classes
Nov. 21-25 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes
  Please note: Tuesday, Nov. 20, evening classes will be held
Nov. 26 (Mon) Classes Resume
Dec. 8 (Sat) Commencement – Fieldhouse
Dec. 10-14 Final Examination Period
Dec. 14 (Fri) Semester Ends
  Residence Halls Close – 3:00 pm
Dec. 19 (Wed) Final grades due
   
NOTE: Dates and events are subject to changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, or other means as appropriate.

 

Fall 2012 Final Exam Schedule

December 10 – December 14

IF YOU HAVE CLASS: YOUR EXAM IS ON:
8:00 am – M,W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH,  MTWF or  F Monday, from 8-10 am
8:00 am – T,   TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 8-10 am
9:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Wednesday, from 8-10 am
9:30 am – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
10:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F
Wednesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11:00 am – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Friday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12:00 pm – T,  TTH,  TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
12:30 pm – T,  TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or  F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:00 pm –  T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF  or F  Wednesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2:30 pm – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
3:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTW or  F Wednesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4:00 pm – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
Monday evenings Monday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday evenings Tuesday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesday evenings Wednesday , from 7:30-9:30 pm
Thursday evenings Thursday, from 7:30-9:30 pm

NOTE:  All Students

No student will be required to participate in more than three evaluative activities on any one day of the final exam week. Permission to reschedule a final evaluative activity should be sought before mid-semester if at all possible. The student, after consulting with his or her advisor, should petition the dean(s) responsible for the activity(ies) to be changed by completing the “Finals Week” form which is available online at http://www.dsu.edu/academics/forms.aspx   The dean(s) will coordinate and approve the necessary rescheduling. Any changes or deviations in the schedule for an individual student must have advance approval of the dean in whose college the course is taught.

Spring Semester 2013

Jan. 8 (Tues) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Jan. 9 (Wed) 8:00 a.m. Internet and University Center classes begin
  4:00 p.m. Main Campus classes begin
Jan. 18 (Fri) CENSUS DAY
  Last day to register for any class to determine financial aid eligibility
  Last day to add a full semester class
  Last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% refund
Jan. 21 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr Day - no classes
Jan. 22 (Tues) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Feb. 1 (Fri) Last day to apply for Spring 2013 and Summer 2013 graduation
Feb. 18 (Mon) President’s Day – no classes
Mar. 2-10 Spring Break
Mar. 11 (Mon) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar. 14 (Thurs) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar. 21 (Thurs) Last day to withdraw from the University and be eligible for a refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
March 25-April 12 Tentative date for continuing student pre-registration for fall and summer 2013 and spring 2014
March 29-April1 Easter Holiday
  Please note: Easter holiday begins 5:00 p.m. March 28
April 2 (Tues) 8:00 a.m. Classes Resume
April 3 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class or school and receive a grade of “W”
April 29 - May 3 Final examination period
May 3 (Fri) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close – 5:00 pm
May 4 (Sat) Commencement – Fieldhouse
May 8 (Wed) Final grades due
   
NOTE: Dates and events are subject to changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, DSU News, or other means as appropriate.

Spring 2013 Final Exam Schedule

April 29 – May 3

IF YOU HAVE CLASS: YOUR EXAM IS ON:
8:00 am – M,W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH,  MTWF or  F  Monday, from 8-10 am
8:00 am – T,   TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 8-10 am
9:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Wednesday, from 8-10 am
9:30 am – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
10 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F  Wednesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11 am – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Friday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12 pm – T,  TTH,  TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
12:30 pm – T,  TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or  F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1 pm –  T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF  or F  Wednesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2:30 pm – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
3 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTW or  F Wednesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4 pm – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
Monday evenings Monday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday evenings Tuesday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesday evenings Wednesday , from 7:30-9:30 pm
Thursday evenings Thursday, from 7:30-9:30 pm

NOTE:

No student will be required to participate in more than three evaluative activities on any one day of the final exam week. Permission to reschedule a final evaluative activity should be sought before mid-semester if at all possible. The student, after consulting with his or her advisor, should petition the dean(s) responsible for the activity(ies) to be changed by completing the “Finals Week” form which is available online at http://www.dsu.edu/academics/forms.aspx   The dean(s) will coordinate and approve the necessary rescheduling. Any changes or deviations in the schedule for an individual student must have advance approval of the dean in whose college the course is taught. 

 

Summer 2013 Academic Calendar

Some class meeting times do not follow this calendar.  Check the comments for a section in WebAdvisor for drop/withdraw deadlines.

May 13       Full 12-week and first 6-week summer sessions begins 

May 16       Census date for first 6-week summer session; Last day to add a class or drop a
                   class with 
full refund

May 20       Census date for full 12-week summer session; Last day to add a class or drop a
                   class with 
full refund

May 27       Memorial Day - No classes

June 5         Last day to withdraw from all the first 6-week summer session classes and receive
                   a 
prorated refund

June 10       Last day to withdraw with a “W” from first 6-week summer session; No refund

June 21       First 6-week summer session ends

June 24       Second 6-week summer session begins

June 27       Census date for second 6-week summer session; Last day to add a class or drop
                   a class 
with full refund

June 30       Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week summer session classes and receive a
                   prorated 
refund

July 4          Independence Day - No classes  

July 10        Last day to withdraw with a “W” from the full 12-week summer session; No refund 

July 17        Last day to withdraw from all second 6-week summer session classes and receive a 
                   prorated refund
 

July 22        Last day to withdraw with a “W” from the second 6-week summer session; No refund 

August 2     Full 12-week and second 6-week summer sessions end 

Fall Semester 2013

Aug. 23 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for first year students only
  New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 24-25 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 26 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Sept. 2 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept. 5 (Thurs) CENSUS DAY
  Last day to register for any fall class to determine financial aid eligibility
  Last day to add a full semester class
  Last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% refund
Sept. 6 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Oct. 1 (Tues) Last day to apply for Fall 2013 Graduation
Oct. 14 (Mon) Native American Day – no classes
Oct. 18 (Thurs) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 28 - Nov. 15 (Mon-Fri) Continuing student pre-registration for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014
Oct. 30 (Wed) Last day a student can contact the University to withdraw from the University and be eligible for refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy.  Students can not withdraw from all classes online in WebAdvisor.  Students must contact the University for a refund to calculate correctly.
Nov. 8 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of “W”
Nov. 11 (Mon) Veterans’ Day observed – no classes
Nov. 27-Dec. 1 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving holiday – no classes
  Please note: Tuesday, Nov. 26, evening classes will be held
Dec. 2 (Mon) Classes Resume
Dec. 11 (Wed) No Classes
Dec. 12-18 (Thurs-Wed) Final Examination Period
Dec. 14 (Sat) Commencement - Fieldhouse
Dec. 18 (Wed) Semester Ends
  Residence Halls Close – 3:00 pm
Dec. 23 (Mon) Final grades due
   
NOTE: Dates and events are subject to changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, or other means as appropriate.

 

Fall 2013 Final Exam Schedule

December 12 – December 18 (Thurs -Wed)

IF YOU HAVE CLASS: YOUR EXAM IS ON:
8:00 am – M,W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH,  MTWF or  F Monday, from 8-10 am
8:00 am – T,   TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 8-10 am
9:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Wednesday, from 8-10 am
9:30 am – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
10:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F
Wednesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11:00 am – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Friday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12:00 pm – T,  TTH,  TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
12:30 pm – T,  TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or  F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:00 pm –  T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF  or F  Wednesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2:30 pm – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
3:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4:00 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTW or  F Wednesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4:00 pm – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
Monday evenings Monday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday evenings Tuesday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesday evenings Wednesday , from 7:30-9:30 pm
Thursday evenings Thursday, from 7:30-9:30 pm

NOTE:  All Students

No student will be required to participate in more than three evaluative activities on any one day of the final exam week. Permission to reschedule a final evaluative activity should be sought before mid-semester if at all possible. The student, after consulting with his or her advisor, should petition the dean(s) responsible for the activity(ies) to be changed by completing the “Finals Week” form which is available online at http://www.dsu.edu/academics/forms.aspx   The dean(s) will coordinate and approve the necessary rescheduling. Any changes or deviations in the schedule for an individual student must have advance approval of the dean in whose college the course is taught.

Spring Semester 2014

Jan. 11 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Jan. 13 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Jan. 20 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan. 22 (Wed) CENSUS DAY
  Last day to register for any class to determine financial aid eligibility
  Last day to add a full semester class
  Last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% refund
Jan. 23 (Thurs) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment.
Feb. 3 (Mon) Last day to apply for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 graduation
Feb. 17 (Mon) President’s Day – no classes
Mar. 8-16 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break
Mar. 26 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from the University and be eligible for a refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy.  Students can not withdraw from all classes online in WebAdvisor.  Students must contact the University for a refund to calculate correctly.
Mar. 24-Apr. 11 (Mon-Mon) Tentative date for continuing student pre-registration for fall and summer 2014 and spring 2015
Apr. 7 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class or school and receive a grade of “W”
Apr. 18-20 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday
  Please note: Easter holiday begins 5:00 p.m. April 17
Apr. 21 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes Resume
May 5-9 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 9 (Fri) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close – 5:00 pm
May 10 (Sat) Commencement – Fieldhouse
May 14 (Wed) Final grades due
   
NOTE: Dates and events are subject to changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, DSU News, or other means as appropriate.

Spring 2014 Final Exam Schedule

May 5 - 9 (Mon - Fri)

IF YOU HAVE CLASS: YOUR EXAM IS ON:
8:00 am – M,W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH,  MTWF or  F  Monday, from 8-10 am
8:00 am – T,   TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 8-10 am
9:00 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Wednesday, from 8-10 am
9:30 am – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
10 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11 am – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F  Wednesday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
11 am – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Friday, from 10:30-12:30 pm
12 pm – T,  TTH,  TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
12:30 pm – T,  TTH,  TH  or  MTWTHF Tuesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or  F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1 pm –  T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
1:30 pm – T, TTH, TH  or  MTWTHF Thursday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF  or F  Wednesday, from 1:00-3:00 pm
2:30 pm – T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF Tuesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
3 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F Monday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4 pm – M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTW or  F Wednesday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
4 pm – T,  TTH, TH or MTWTHF Thursday, from 3:30-5:30 pm
Monday evenings Monday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Tuesday evenings Tuesday, from 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesday evenings Wednesday , from 7:30-9:30 pm
Thursday evenings Thursday, from 7:30-9:30 pm

NOTE:

No student will be required to participate in more than three evaluative activities on any one day of the final exam week. Permission to reschedule a final evaluative activity should be sought before mid-semester if at all possible. The student, after consulting with his or her advisor, should petition the dean(s) responsible for the activity(ies) to be changed by completing the “Finals Week” form which is available online at http://www.dsu.edu/academics/forms.aspx   The dean(s) will coordinate and approve the necessary rescheduling. Any changes or deviations in the schedule for an individual student must have advance approval of the dean in whose college the course is taught.