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    Dakota State University
   
 
  Jan 18, 2018
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


 

Fall Semester 2015
             Fall 2015 Final Exam Schedule

Summer Semester 2016

    Spring Semester 2016
         Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule

   Fall Semester 2016

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 2015 Academic Calendar

Aug 21 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for first year students only
  New Student Orientation activities begin
Aug 22-23 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence halls open for all students
Aug 24 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Sept 3 (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 received 100% refund
Sept 4 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Sept 7 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept 17 (Thurs) Constitution Day
Oct 1 (Thurs) Last day to apply for Fall 2015 graduation
Oct 12 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct 16 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct 21 (Wed) Mid-term deficient grades due
Oct 26-Nov 13 (Mon-Fri) Tentative - Continuing student pre-registration for spring 2016 and summer 2016
Oct 28 (Wed) Last day a student withdraw from the University and be eligible for a refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Nov 6 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of “W”
Nov 11 (Wed) Veterans Day - no classes
Nov 25-29 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes
  Please note:  Tuesday, Nov 24, evening classes will be held.
Nov 30 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec 9 (Wed) No classes
Dec 10-16 (Thurs-Wed) Final examination period
Dec 12 (Sat) Commencement - DSU Fieldhouse
Dec 16 (Wed) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 21 (Mon) Final grades due

Note:  Dates and events are subject to change.  Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper or other means as appropriate.

Fall 2015 Final Exam Schedule

December 10-16, 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

Schedule for Classes Meeting on Monday, Wednesday, Friday Combinations
(MWF, M, W, MW, WF, MTWTh, MTWF, MTWThF, F)

Time class begins Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Monday December 14 8:00 - 10:00
9:00 AM Friday December 11 8:00 - 10:00
10:00 AM Monday December 14 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Friday December 11 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Friday December 11 3:30 - 5:30
1:00 PM Monday December 14 1:00 - 3:00
2:00 PM Friday December 11 1:00 - 3:00
3:00 PM Monday December 14 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Wednesday December 16 8:00 - 10:00
Schedule for Classes Meeting on Tuesday and Thursday Combination
(TTh, T, Th)
Time classes begin Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Tuesday December 15 8:00 - 10:00
9:30 AM Tuesday December 15 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Thursday December 10 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 AM Tuesday December 15 1:00 - 3:00
1:00 PM Thursday December 10 1:00 - 3:00
2:30 PM Tuesday December 15 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Thursday December 10 3:30 - 5:30
Courses beginning 5:00 pm and later will be held during their regular scheduled time
 
   

Spring 2016 Academic Calendar

   
Jan 9 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Residence halls open for all students
Jan 11 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Jan 18 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan 20 (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 received 100% refund
Jan 21 (Thurs) Tuition and Fees - deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Feb 1 (Mon) Last day to apply for Spring 2016 and Summer 2016 graduation
Feb 15 (Mon) President’s Day - no classes
Mar 5-13 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break
  Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 4 and reopen 8:00 am on Sunday, March 13
Mar 14 (Mon) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar 17 (Thurs) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar 28-April 22 (Mon-Fri) Continuing student pre-registration for Fall and Summer 2016 and Spring 2017
Mar 23 (Wed) Last day a student withdraw from the University and be eligible for a refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Mar 25-27 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday
  Please note:  Easter holiday begins 5:00 pm on March 24
Mar 28 (Mon) 8:00 am Classes Resume
April 5 (Tue) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of “W”
May 2-6 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 6 (Fri) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close - 3:00 p.m.
May 7 (Sat) 10:30 am Commencement - Fieldhouse
May 11 (Wed) Final grades due

Note:  Dates and events are subject to change.  Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper or other means as appropriate.

Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule

May 2-6, 2016 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Schedule for Classes Meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Combinations
(MWF, M, W, MW, WF, MTWTh, MTWF, MTWThF, F)
Time class beings Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Monday May 2 8:00 - 10:00
9:00 AM Wednesday May 4 8:00 - 10:00
10:00 AM Monday May 2 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Wednesday May 4 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Friday May 6 8:00 - 10:00
1:00 PM Monday May 2 1:00 - 3:00
2:00 PM Wedensday May 4 1:00 - 3:00
3:00 PM Monday May 2 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Wednesday May 4 3:30 - 5:30
Schedule for Classes Meeting on Tuesday and Thursday Combinations
(TTh, T, Th)
Time class begins Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Tuesday May 3 8:00 - 10:00
9:30 AM Tuesday May 3 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Thursday May 5 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Tuesday May 3 1:00 - 3:00
1:00 PM Thursday May 5 1:00 - 3:00
2:30 PM Tuesday May 3 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Thursday May 5 3:30 - 5:30
Courses beginning 5:00 pm and later will be held during their regular scheduled times.


 

 

 

 

 

 


Summer 2016 Academic Calendar

May 16 (Mon)                          Full 12-week and first 6-week session begins
May 19 (Thurs) Census date for first 6-week session
  Last day to add a class or drop a 6-week class with full refund
May 23 (Mon) Census date for full 12-week session
  Last day to add a class or drop a 12-week class with full refund
May 30 (Mon) Memorial Day - no classes
June 1 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from all first 6-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
June 13 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a “W” from first 6-week session - no refund
June 24 (Fri) First 6-week session ends
  Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
June 27 (Mon) Second 6-week session begins
June 30 (Thurs) Census date for second 6-week session
  Last day to add a class or drop a class with full refund
July 4 (Mon) Independence Day - no classes
July 13 (Wed) Last day to withdraw with a “W” from full 12-week session - no refund
  Last day to withdraw from all second 6-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
July 25 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a “W” from second 6-week session - no refund
August 5 (Fri) Full 12 week and second 6-week sessions end

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 wit his or her advisor, should petition the dean(s) responsible for the activity(ies) to be changed by completing the “Final Week” form which is available on the DSU portal.  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 which college the course is taught.
 

Fall Semester 2016

Aug. 19 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for First Year Students only
  New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 20-21 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 22 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Sept. 1 (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. 2 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid
cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Sept. 5 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept. 17 (Sat) Constitution Day
Sept. 29 (Thurs) Last day to apply for Fall 2016 graduation
Oct. 10 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 14 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 19 (Wed) Mid-term deficient grades due
Oct. 24-Nov. 11 Continuing student pre-registration for Spring 2017 and
Summer 2017 semesters
Oct. 26 (Wed) Last day a student can withdraw from the University and be eligible for a
refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Nov. 4 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of “W”
Nov. 11 (Fri) Veterans Day - no classes
Nov. 23-Nov 27
(Wed-Sun)
Thanksgiving holiday - no classes
      Please note:  Tuesday, Nov. 22 evening classes will be held
Nov. 28 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec. 7 (Wed) No classes
Dec. 8-14 (Thurs-Wed) Final examination period
Dec. 10 (Sat) 10:30 a.m. Commencement - DSU Fieldhouse
Dec. 14 (Wed) Fall semester ends
  Residence Halls close - 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 19 (Mon) Final grades due