Feb 22, 2020  
Graduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2018-2019 
    
Graduate Catalog ARCHIVED 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2018
     Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule

Spring Semester 2019
     Spring 2019 Final Exam Schedule

Summer Semester 2019

Fall Semester 2019


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 Online Education which coordinates Internet and distance offerings

Fall 2018 Academic Calendar

Aug. 17 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for First Year Students only;
New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 18-19 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 20 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Aug. 30 (Thur) CENSUS DAY; Last day to register for any fall class to determine financial aid eligibility; Last day to add to full semester class; Last day to drop a full semester class and receive 100% fund
Aug. 31 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Sept. 3 (Mon) Labor Day - no classes
Sept. 28 (Fri) Last day to apply for Fall 2018 graduation
Oct. 8 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 12 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 17 (Wed) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 24 (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. 2 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or school
Nov. 12 (Mon) Veterans Day holiday observed - no classes
Nov. 21-25 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving holiday - no classes; Please note:  Tuesday, Nov. 20, evening classes will be held.
Nov. 26 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec. 5 (Wed) No classes
Dec. 6-12 (Thurs-Wed) Final examination period
Dec. 8 (Sat) Master's Hooding Ceremony, DPP, 9:00 a.m.
Commencement - Fieldhouse - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 12 (Wed) Semester ends; Residence Halls close - 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 17 (Mon) Final grades due

Fall 2018 Final Exam Schedule

December 6-12, 2018
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 A.M. Monday December 10 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M. Friday December 7 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. Monday December 10 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. Friday December 7 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 P.M. Friday December 7 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
1:00 P.M. Monday December 10 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. Friday December 7 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M. Monday December 10 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Wednesday December 12 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
Schedule of Classes meeting on Tuesday and Thursday combination (TTh, T, Th)
Time classes begin Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 A.M. Tuesday December 11 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
9:30 A.M. Tuesday December 11 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. Thursday December 6 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 A.M. Tuesday December 11 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. Thursday December 6 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2:30 P.M. Tuesday December 11 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Thursday December 6 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
  Courses beginning 5:00 P.M. and later will be held during their regular scheduled times

Spring 2019 Academic Calendar

Jan. 5 (Sat) 8:00 A.M. Residence halls open for all students
Jan 7 (Mon) 8:00 A.M. Classes begin
Jan. 16 (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 receive 100% refund
Jan. 17 (Thur) Tuition and fees - deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Jan. 21 (Mon) Martin Luther King Jr. Day - no classes
Jan. 30 (Wed) Last day to apply for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 graduation
Feb. 18 (Mon) President's Day - no classes
Mar. 1 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar. 2-10 (Sat-Sun) Spring break
Residence Halls close at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, March 1 and reopen 8:00 A.M. on Sunday, March 10
Mar. 14 (Thur) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar. 18-April 8 (Mon-Mon) Continuing student pre-registration for Fall and Summer 2019 and Spring 2020 (tentative)
Mar. 20 (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 Regent's policy.
April 2 (Tue) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class or school
April 19-21 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday - Please note Easter holiday begins 5:00 pm April 18.
April 22 (Mon) Classes Resume
April 29-May 3 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period; Semester ends; Residence Halls close at 3:00 P.M.
May 4 (Sat) Master's Hooding Ceremony, DPP, 9:00 a.m.
Commencement, Fieldhouse, 10:30 a.m.
May 8 (Wed) Final grades due
Note: Dates and events are subject to change.  Changes will be communicated to campus via email and other means as appropriate.

Spring 2019 Final Exam Schedule

April 29-May 4, 2019
Schedule of classes meeting om Monday, Wednesday and Friday combinations
(MWF, M, W, MW, WF, MTWTh, MTWF, MTWThF, F)
Time class begins Date of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 A.M. Monday April 29 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M. Wednesday May 1 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. Monday April 29 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. Wednesday May 1 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 P.M. Friday May 3 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
1:00 P.M. Monday April 29 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 1 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M. Monday April 29 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Wednesday May 1 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Schedule of classes meeting on Tuesday and Thursday combinations (TTh, T, Th)
Time class begins Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 A.M. Tuesday April 30 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
9:30 A.M. Tuesday April 30 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. Thursday May 2 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 P.M. Tuesday April 30 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. Thursday May 2 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2:30 P.M. Tuesday April 30 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Thursday May 2 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
  Courses beginning 5:00 P.M. and later will be held during their regular scheduled times.

Summer 2019 Academic Calendar

May 13 (Mon) Full 12-week and first 6-week session begins
May 16 (Thur) Census date for first 6-week session;
Last day to add a class or drop a 6-week class with full refund
May 20 (Mon)

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

May 27 (Mon) Memorial Day - no classes
May 29 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from all first 6-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
June 10 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from first 6-week session - no refund
June 21 (Fri) First 6-week session ends;
Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week session classes and receive a prorated refund
June 24 (Mon) Second 6-week session beings
June 27 (Thur) Census date for second 6-week session;
Last day to add a class or drop a class with full refund
July 4 (Thur) Independence Day - no classes
July 10 (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 22 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" from second 6-week session - no refund
August 2 (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 to be changed by completing the "Final Week" form which is available on the DSU portal.  The dean 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 2019 Academic Calendar

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 (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. 6 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment.
Sept. 30 (Mon) Last day to apply for Fall 2019 graduation
Oct. 11 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 14 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 16 (Wed) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 21-Nov. 8 Tentative dates for continuing students pre-registration for Spring & Fall 2020.
Oct. 30 (Wed) Last day a student may withdraw from the University (all courses) and be eligible for a partial refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Nov. 8 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or withdraw from the University entirely with no refund of University charges.
Nov. 11 (Mon) Veterans Day holiday observed - no classes
Nov. 27-Dec. 1 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving holiday - no classes; Please note: Tuesday, November 26, evening classes will be held
Dec. 2 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec. 11 (Wed) No classes
Dec. 12-18 (Thur-Wed) Final Examination Period
Dec. 14 (Sat) Master's Hooding Ceremony, DPP, 9:00 a.m.; Commencement - Fieldhouse - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 18 (Wed) Semester ends; Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 23 (Mon) Final grades due