Feb 22, 2020  
Graduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2014-15 
    
Graduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2014-15 [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 2014

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. 24 (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 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. 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 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.  
Nov. 7 (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. 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 pm
Dec. 21 (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 2014 Final Exam Schedule

December 11 - (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. 11

Fri

Dec. 12

Mon

Dec. 15

Tues

Dec. 16

Wed

Dec. 17

     8:00am - 10:00am

 

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

A 9:00

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 4:00

10:30am - 12:30pm

T, TTH, TH,
MTWTHF

B 11:00

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

A 11:00

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

A 10:00

T, TTH, TH,
MTWTHF

B 9:30

Wednesday evenings

     1:00pm - 3:00pm

T, TTH, TH
MTWTHF

B 1:00

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

A 2:00

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

A 1:00

T, TTH, TH,
MTWTHF

B 12:00

 

     3:30pm - 5:30pm

T, TTH, TH,
MTWTHF

B 4:00

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

A 12:00

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

A 3:00

T, TTH, TH,
MTWTHF

B 2:30

 

     7:30pm - 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 11 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 15 from 1:00 - 3:00pm.

      All Tuesday, Thursday combination courses are on December 11and 16.

      All Monday, Wednesday, Friday combination courses are on December 12, 15 and 17.

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 2015

Jan. 10 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Jan. 12 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Jan. 19 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan. 21 (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. 22 (Thurs) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment.
Feb. 2 (Mon) Last day to apply for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 graduation
Feb. 16 (Mon) President's Day - no classes
Mar. 6-15 (Fri-Sun) Residence halls close on Friday, March 6 at 5:00 p.m. and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 15
Mar. 7-15 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break
Mar. 19 (Thurs) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar. 23 - Apr. 10 (Mon-Fri) Date for continuing student pre-registration for fall and summer 2015 and spring 2016.
Mar. 24 (Tues) Proficiency (CAAP) Testing (4:00 pm - 8:00 pm)
Mar. 25 (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.
Mar. 26 (Thurs) Proficiency (CAAP) Testing (8:30 am - 12:30 pm)
Apr. 3-5 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday
  Please note:  Easter holiday begins 5:00 p.m. on April 2.
Apr. 6 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes resume
Apr. 7 (Tue) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class or school and receive a grade of "W"
May 4-8 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 8 (Fri) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close - 3:00 p.m.
May 9 (Sat) Commencement - Fieldhouse
May 13 (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 4 - 8 (Monday- Friday) 

 A - Courses that have first class contact on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
 B - Courses that have first class contact on Tuesday or 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

Monday
May 4

Tuesday May 5

Wednesday
May 6

Thursday May 7

Friday
May 8

8:00am - 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

A12:00

1:00pm - 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

 

3:30pm - 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

 

 

  How to read the table:

  If you have an 11:00 a.m. class on T, TTH, TH or MTWTHF (first class contact), your exam is Thursday, May 8th from 10:30 am - 12:30  pm.
  If you have a 1:00 pm class on M, W, MW, MWF, WF, MTWTH, MTWF or F (first class contact), then your exam is Monday, May 5 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.
  All Tuesday, Thursday combination courses are on May 6 and May 8.
  All Monday, Wednesday, Friday combination courses are on May 5, May 7, and May 9.  

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 2015 Academic Calendar

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

May 18 (Mon) Full 12-week and first 6-week summer session begins
May 21 (Thurs) Census date for first 6-week
May 25 (Mon) Memorial Day - No classes
May 26 (Tues) Census date for full 12-week summer session.
  Last day to add a class or drop a class with full refund.
June 3 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from all the first 6-week summer session classes and receive a prorated refund.
June 15 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from first 6-week summer session; No refund.
June 26 (Fri) First 6-week summer session ends.
  Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week summer session classes and receive a prorated refund.
June 29 (Mon) Second 6-week summer session begins.
July 2 (Thurs) Census date for second 6-week summer session.
  Last day to add a class or drop a class with full refund.
July 3 (Fri) No classes
July 4 (Sat) Independence Day - no classes
July 15 (Wed) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from the full 12-week summer session - No refund.
  Last day to withdraw from all second 6-week summer session classes and receive a prorated refund.
July 27 L(Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from the second 6-week summer session - No refund.
Aug. 7 (Fri) Full 12-week and second 6-week summer session end.
Note:  Dates and events are subject to change.  Changes will be communicated to campus via email, website and other means as appropriate.

 

Fall 2015 Semester 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 25 (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 receive 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 (Wed) 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 not be held.

Nov 30 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec 9 (Wed) No classes
Dec 10-16 (Thurs-Wed) Final Examination period
Dec 12 (Sat) Commencement - Fieldhouse
Dec 16 (Wed) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close - 5:00 p.m.
Dec 23 (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.