Mar 29, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2019
             Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule

Summer Semester 2020

   Spring Semester 2020
         Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule

   Fall Semester 2020

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, Sioux Falls and distance through the Office of Online Education.

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

 

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.
Oct. 11 (Fri) Last day of First half semester classes
Last day to apply for Fall 2019 graduation.
Oct. 14 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 23 (Wed) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 28-Nov. 15 Tentative dates for continuing students pre-registration for Spring 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) Commencement - Fieldhouse - 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 18 (Wed) Semester ends; Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m.
Dec. 26 (Thurs) Final grades due @ 8:00 A.M.


Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule

December 12-18 (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 16 8:00 - 10:00
9:00 AM Friday December 13 8:00 - 10:00
10:00 AM Monday December 16 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Friday December 13 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 PM Friday December 13 3:30 - 5:30
1:00 PM Monday December 16 1:00 - 3:00
2:00 PM Friday December 13 1:00 - 3:00
3:00 PM Monday December 16 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Wednesday December 18 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 17 8:00 - 10:00
9:30 AM Tuesday December 17 10:30 - 12:30
11:00 AM Thursday December 12 10:30 - 12:30
12:00 AM Tuesday December 17 1:00 - 3:00
1:00 PM Thursday December 12 1:00 - 3:00
2:30 PM Tuesday December 17 3:30 - 5:30
4:00 PM Thursday December 12 3:30 - 5:30
Courses beginning 5:00 pm and later will be held during their regular scheduled times.
 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2020 Academic Calendar

Jan. 11 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Residence halls open for all students
Jan. 13 (Mon) 8:00 a.m. Classes begin
Jan. 20 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan. 22 (Wed) CENSUS DAY
Last day to register for any spring 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. 23 (Thurs) Tuition and fees - deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Feb. 7 (Fri) Last day to apply for Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 graduation
Feb. 17 (Mon) President's Day - no classes
Mar. 6 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar. 7-15 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break; Residence Halls close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6 and reopen 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 15
Mar. 18 (Wed) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar. 23-April 9 (Mon-Thur) Tentative - Continuing student pre-registration for Fall and Summer 2020 and Spring 2021
Mar. 28 (Sat) Last day a student can 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
April 14 (Tue) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class or withdraw from the University entirely with no refund of University charges.
April 10-13
(Fri-Mon)
Easter Holiday - Please note Easter holiday begins 5:00 p.m. on April 9
April 14 (Tue) Classes resume
May 4-8 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 13 (Wed) Final grades due


Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule

May 4-8

Schedule for Classes Meeting on Monday, Wednesday and 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 May 4 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M. Wednesday May 6 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
10:00 A.M. Monday May 4 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. Wednesday May 6 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 P.M. Friday May 8 8:00 10:00 A.M.
1:00 P.M. Monday May 4 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 6 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
3:00 P.M. Monday May 4 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Wednesday May 6 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
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 A.M. Tuesday May 5 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
9:30 A.M. Tuesday May 5 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
11:00 A.M. Thursday May 7 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.
12:00 P.M. Tuesday May 5 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
1:00 P.M. Thursday May 7 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
2:30 P.M. Tuesday May 5 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
4:00 P.M. Thursday May 7 3:30 - 5:30 P.M.
Courses beginning at 5:00 P.M. or later will be held during their regular scheduled time.

Summer 2020 Academic Calendar

May 18 (Mon) Full 12-week and first 6-week sessions begin
May 21 (Thur) Census date for first 6-week session
Last day to add a class or drop a 6-week class with full refund
May 25 (Mon) Memorial Day - no classes
May 26 (Tue) Census date for full 12-week session
Last day to add a class or drop a 12-week class with full refund
June 3 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from all first 6-week session classes and
receive a prorated refund
June 15 (Mon Last day to withdraw with a "W" from first 6-week session - no refund
June 26 (Fri) First 6-week session ends
Last day to withdraw from all full 12-week session classes and receive
a prorated refund
June 29 (Mon) Second 6-week session begins
July 2 (Thur) Census date for second 6-week session
Last day to add a class or drop a class with full refund
July 3-4 (Fri-Sat) Independence Day - no classes
July 15 (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 27 (Mon) Last day to withdraw with a "W" for second 6-week session - no refund
Aug 7 (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 or advisor, should petition the dean 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 the college the course is taught.


Fall 2020 Academic Calendar

Aug. 21 (Fri) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for first year students only.
Aug. 22-23 (Sat-Sun) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 24 (Mon) Classes begin
Sept. 3 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 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. 30 (Wed) Last day to apply for Fall 2020 graduation.
Oct. 12 (Mon) Native AMerican Day - no classes
Oct. 16 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 21 (Wed) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 19-Nov 6 (Mon-Fri) Tentative dates for continuing student pre-registration for spring & fall 2021.
Oct. 28 (Wed) Last day a student may withdraw from the Univesity (all courses) and be eligible for a partial 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 withdraw from the University entirely with no refund of University charges.
Nov. 11 (Wed) Veterans' Day holiday observed - no classes
Nov. 25-29 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving holiday - no classes;  Please note: Tuesday, November 24 evening classes will be held.
Nov. 30 (Mon) Classes resume
Dec. 9. (Wed) No classes
Dec. 10-16 (Thur-Wed) Final Examination Period
Dec. 12 (Sat) Commencement -  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.