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    Dakota State University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 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. 

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. 

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
Sept 17 (Tue) Constitution Day
Sept 27 (Fri) Inauguration - no classes from 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Oct. 1 (Tues) Last day to apply for Fall 2013 Graduation
Oct 2 (Wed) University-wide Listening Day - no classes
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 - 5:00 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) 

     A = Courses that have first class contact on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. 

     B = Courses that have first class contact on Tuesday, Thursday

Courses that have first class contact at 8:30, 9:30, etc., will use the exam schedule of 8:00, 9:00, etc.

     Exam Time

Thurs

Dec. 12

Fri

Dec. 13

Mon

Dec. 16

Tues

Dec. 17

Wed

Dec. 18

     8:00 - 10:00am

 

A 9:00

A 8:00

B 8:00

A 4:00

     10:30am - 12:30pm

B 11:00

A 11:00

A 10:00

B 9:30

Wednesday evenings

     1:00 - 3:00pm

B 1:00

A 2:00

A 1:00

B 12:00

 

     3:30 - 5:30pm

B 4:00

A 12:00

A 3:00

B 2:30

 

     7:30 - 9:30pm

Thursday evenings

 

Monday evenings

Tuesday evenings

 

     How to read the table:

          If you have an 11:00am class on T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF (first class contact), your exam is
     Thursday, December 12th from 10:30am. - 12:30pm.

          If you have a 1:00pm class on M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F (first class
     contact), then your exam is Monday, December 16th from 1:00 - 3:00pm.

     All Tuesday, Thursday combination courses are on December 12th and December 17th.

     All Monday, Wednesday, Friday combination courses are on December 13th, December 16th,
     & December 18th.

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. 7-16 (Fri-Sun) Residence halls close on Friday, March 7 at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 16
Mar. 8-16 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break
Mar. 20 (Thurs) Mid-term deficient grades due
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 - 3:00 p.m.
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)

 

Examination Schedule for Spring 2014

Exam Time

Monday

May 5

Tuesday

May 6

Wednesday

May 7

Thursday

May 8

Friday

May 9

8:00 - 10:00am

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 8:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 8:00

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 9:00

 

 

10:30am - 12:30pm

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 10:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 9:30

M, W, MW, MWF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 11:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 11:00

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 12:00

1:00 - 3:00pm

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 1:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 12:00

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF, F

A 2:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 1:00

 

3:30 - 5:30pm

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, TWTH, MTWF, F

A 3:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 2:30

M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTW, F

A 4:00

T, TTH, TH, MTWTHF

 

 

B 4:00

 

7:30PM - 9:30PM

Monday evenings

Tuesday evenings

Wednesday evenings

 

 

 

A             Indicates courses that have first class contact on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

B             Indicates courses that have first class contact on Tuesday, Thursday

*             Authorized multiple section course examinations.

                Courses that have first class contact at 8:30, 9:30, etc., will use the exam schedule of 8:00, 9:00, etc.

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 2014 Academic Calendar

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

May 19       Full 12-week and first 6-week summer sessions begins 

May 22       Census date for first 6-week summer session; Last day to add a class or drop a
                   class with 
full refund

May 26       Census date for full 12-week summer session; Last day to add a class or drop a
                   class with 
full refund

May 26       Memorial Day - No classes

June 4         Last day to withdraw from all the first 6-week summer session classes and receive
                   a 
prorated refund

June 16       Last day to withdraw with a “W” from first 6-week summer session; No refund

June 27       First 6-week summer session ends

June 30       Second 6-week summer session begins

June 27       Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week summer session classes and receive a
                   prorated 
refund

July 3          Census date for second 6-week summer session; Last day to add a class or drop
                   a class 
with full refund

July 4          Independence Day - No classes  

July 16        Last day to withdraw with a “W” from the full 12-week summer session; No refund 

July 16        Last day to withdraw from all second 6-week summer session classes and receive a 
                   prorated refund  

July 28        Last day to withdraw with a “W” from the second 6-week summer session; No refund 

August 8     Full 12-week and second 6-week summer sessions end

 

Fall 2014 Academic Calendar

 

Aug. 22 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for First Year Students only
  New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 23-24 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 25 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Sept. 1 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept. 4 (Thurs) Census Day
  Last day to register for any fall classes to determine financial eligibility
  Last day to add a full semester class
  Last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% refund
Sept. 5 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration
and late fee assessment
Sept. 17 (Wed) Constitution Day
Oct. 1 (Wed) Last day to apply for Fall 2014 graduation
Oct. 13 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 17 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 22 (Wed) Mid-term deficient grades due
Oct. 27-Nov. 14 (Mon-Fri) Continuing student pre-registration for spring 2015 and summer 2015
Oct. 29 (Wed) Last day a student withdraw from the Univesity and be eligible for a refund of University charges based
on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Nov. 7 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of “W”
Nov. 11 (Tue) Veterans Day - no classes
Nov. 26-30 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving holiday - no classes
Please note:  Tuesday, Nov. 25, evening classes will be held
Dec. 1 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec. 10 (Wed) No classes
Dec. 11-17 (Thurs-Wed) Final examination period
Dec. 13 (Sat) Commencement - Fieldhouse
Dec. 17 (Wed) Semester ends; Residence Halls close - 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 22 (Mon) Final grades due
   
Note:  Dates and events are subject to change.  Changes will be communicated to campus via email, website or other means as appropriate.