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Graduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2015-16 
    
Graduate 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 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 (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) Continuing student pre-registration for Spring 2016 and Summer 2016
Oct. 28 (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 6 (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. 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 - Fieldhouse
Dec. 16 (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 2015 Final Exam Schedule

December 10-16, 2015 (Thursday, Friday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
Schedule for Classes 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 11 1:00 - 3:00
2:00 PM Friday December 14 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 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 (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 (Fri-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 - Apr. 22 (Mon-Fri) Continuing student pre-registration for fall and summer 2016 and spring 2017.
Mar. 23 (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 25-27 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday
  Please note:  Easter holiday begins 5:00 p.m. on March 24.
Mar 28 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes resume
Apr. 5 (Tue) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class 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 changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, DSU News, 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 Combination
(MWF, M, W, MW, WF, MTWTh, MTWThF, F)
Time class begins 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 Wednesday 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.

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 2016 Academic Calendar

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

May 16 (Mon) Full 12-week and first 6-week summer session begins
May 19 (Thurs) Census date for first 6-week
  Last day to add a class or drop a 6-week class with full refund
May 23 (Mon) Census date for full 12-week summer 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 summer 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 classes - 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 classes - no refund.
Aug. 5 (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 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 classes to determine financial aid eligibity
  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 registraiton 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
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. 23-27 (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