Mar 07, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2016-2017 
    
Undergraduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


 

Fall Semester 2016
             Fall 2016 Final Exam Schedule

Summer Semester 2017

    Spring Semester 2017
         Spring 2017 Final Exam Schedule

    Fall Semester 2017

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:  Dates and events are subject to change.  Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper or 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 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

 

 




Fall 2016 Final Exam Schedule

December 8-14, 2016 (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 12 8:00 - 10:00
9:00 AM Friday December 9 8:00 - 10:00
10:00 AM Monday December 12 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Friday December 9 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Friday December 9 3:30 - 5:30
1:00 PM Monday December 12 1:00 - 3:00
2:00 PM Friday December 9 1:00 - 3:00
3:00 PM Monday December 12 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Wednesday December 14 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 13 8:00 - 10:00
9:30 AM Tuesday December 13 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Thursday December 8 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 AM Tuesday December 13 1:00 - 3:00
1:00 PM Thursday December 8 1:00 - 3:00
2:30 PM Tuesday December 13 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Thursday December 8 3:30 - 5:30
Courses beginning 5:00 pm and later will be held during their regular scheduled t
 

Spring 2017 Academic Calendar

   
Jan 7 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Residence halls open for all students
Jan 9 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Jan 16 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan 18 (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 19 (Thurs) Tuition and Fees - deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Feb 1 (Wed) Last day to apply for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 graduation
Feb 20 (Mon) President's Day - no classes
Mar 4-12 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break
  Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 3 and reopen 8:00 am on Sunday, March 12
Mar 13 (Mon) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar 16 (Thurs) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar 20-April 14 (Mon-Fri) Continuing student pre-registration for Fall and Summer 2017 and Spring 2018
Mar 22 (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
April 3 (Mon)
Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school and receive a grade of "W"
April 14-16 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday
  Please note:  Easter holiday begins 5:00 pm on April 13
April 17 (Mon) 8:00 am Classes Resume
May 1-5 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 5 (Fri) Semester ends
  Residence Halls close - 3:00 p.m.
May 6 (Sat) 10:30 am Commencement - Fieldhouse
May 10 (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 2017 Final Exam Schedule

May 1-5, 2017 (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 1 8:00 - 10:00
9:00 AM Wednesday May 3 8:00 - 10:00
10:00 AM Monday May 1 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Wednesday May 3 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Friday May 5 8:00 - 10:00
1:00 PM Monday May 1 1:00 - 3:00
2:00 PM Wednesday May 3 1:00 - 3:00
3:00 PM Monday May 1 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Wednesday May 3 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 2 8:00 - 10:00
9:30 AM Tuesday May 2 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Thursday May 4 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Tuesday May 2 1:00 - 3:00
1:00 PM Thursday May 4 1:00 - 3:00
2:30 PM Tuesday May 2 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Thursday May 4 3:30 - 5:30
Courses beginning 5:00 pm and later will be held during their regular scheduled times.


 

 

 

 

 

 




Summer 2017 Academic Calendar

May 15 (Mon)                          Full 12-week and first 6-week session begins
May 18 (Thurs) Census date for first 6-week session
  Last day to add a class or drop a 6-week class with full refund
May 22 (Mon) Census date for full 12-week session
  Last day to add a class or drop a 12-week class with full refund
May 29 (Mon) Memorial Day - no classes
May 31 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from all first 6-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
June 12 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from first 6-week session - no refund
June 23 (Fri) First 6-week session ends
  Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
June 26 (Mon) Second 6-week session begins
June 29 (Thurs) Census date for second 6-week session
  Last day to add a class or drop a class with full refund
July 4 (Tues) Independence Day - no classes
July 12 (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 24 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from second 6-week session - no refund
August 4 (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 with 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 2017

Aug. 18 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for First Year Students only
  New Student Orientation Activities begini
Aug. 19-20 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 21 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Aug. 31 (Thur) 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. 1 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registratin and late fee assessment
Sept. 4 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept. 17 (Sat) Constitution Day
Sept. 29 (Fri) Last day to apply for Fall 2017 graduation
Oct. 9 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 13 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 18 (Wed) Mid-term deficiency grades due

Oct. 23-Nov. 10 (Mon-Fri)

Continuing student pre-registration for spring 2018 and summer 2018 and Fall 2018
Oct. 25 (Wed) Last day a student may withdraw from the University and be eligible for a partial refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Nov. 3 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school
Nov. 10 (Fri) Veterans Day holiday observed - no classes
Nov. 22 -26 (Wed-Sun)

Thanksgiving holiday - no classes  Please Note: Tuesday, November 21, evening classes will be held.

Nov. 27 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec. 6 (Wed) No classes
Dec. 7 - 13 (Thurs-Wed) Final examination period
Dec. 9 (Sat) Commencement - Fieldhouse - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 13 (Wed) Semester ends; Residence Halls close - 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 18 (Mon) Final grades due