Feb 04, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023

Academic Calendar


 

 

Fall and spring terms are 16 weeks in length: Fall starts mid to late August 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 and distance through the Office of Online Education.

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.

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

Fall 2022 Academic Calendar

Aug. 19 (Fri) Residence Halls open for first year students
New student Orientation activities begin
Aug. 20 (Sat) Residence Halls open for all students
Aug. 22 (Mon) Classes begin
Sept. 1 (Thur)

CENSUS DAY
Last day to register for any fall classes 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. 26 (Mon) Second 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Sept. 28 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from first 8-week classes with WD grade
Sept. 30 (Fri) Last day to apply for Fall 2022 graduation
Oct. 10 (Mon) Native American Day - no classes
Oct. 14 (Fri) Mid-term
Oct. 17 (Mon) Second 8-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Oct. 20 (Thur) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 24-Nov. 11 Tentative dates for continuing students to pre-register for summer and fall of 2023
Oct. 31 (Mon) Third 5-week sessions begin - see census and drop dates below calendar
Nov. 4 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or withdraw from the University
entirely with no refund of University charges
Nov. 11 (Fri) Veteran’s Day - no classes
Nov. 23 (Wed) No classes
Nov. 24 (Thur) Thanksgiving Day - no classes
Nov. 25 (Fri) No classes
Dec. 6 (Tue) Last day of classes
Dec. 7 (Wed) No classes
Dec. 8-14
(Thur-Wed)
Final examination period - See final exam schedule below
Dec. 10 (Sat) Commencement events
Dec. 14 (Wed) Semester ends
Dec. 19 (Mon) Final grades are due by midnight

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

Fall 2022 Section Dates

Standard full term 8/22 - 12/14
     Census date (last day to drop/add) 9/1
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 11/4
First 8-week section 8/22 - 10/14
     Census date (last day to drop/add) 8/26
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 9/28
Second 8-week section 10/17 - 12/14
     Census date (last day to drop/add) 10/21
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 11/28
First 5-week section 8/22 - 9/23
     Census date (last day to drop/add) 8/24
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 9/14
Second 5-week section 9/26 - 10/28
     Census date (last day to drop/add) 9/28
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 10/19
Third 5-week section 10/31 - 12/6
     Census date (last day to drop/add) 11/2
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 11/22
If your section dates are not listed, check your section-specific dates in your course syllabus.
Census - Last day to add or drop the course with a full refund
LDW - Last day to drop or withdraw from the course with no refund


Fall 2022 Final Exam Schedule
December 8-14

Schedule for classes meeting on Monday, Wednesday & Friday Combination  (MWF, M, 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 class meeting on Tuesday and Thursday Combination
(TTh, T, Th)
Time class begins 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 PM 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 times.

 

Spring 2023 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 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. 19 (Thur) Tuition and fees deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of
registration and late fee assessment
Feb. 3 (Fri) Last day to apply for Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 graduation
Feb. 13 (Mon) Second 5-week semester begin - See census and drop dates below calendar
Feb. 20 (Mon) President’s Day - no classes
Mar. 3 (Fri) Midterm, Last day of first half semester classes
Mar. 6 (Mon) Second 8-week sessions being - See census and drop dates below calendar
Mar. 9 (Thur) Midterm deficiency grades due by midnight
Mar. 11-19
(Sat-Sun)
Spring Break - Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 10 and
reopen 8:00 am on Sunday, March 19
Mar. 27-April 14
(Mon-Mon)
Tentative date for continuing student pre-registration for Summer and Fall
2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
Mar. 27 (Mon) Third 5-week session begin - see census and drop dates below calendar
April 3 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or withdraw from the
University entirely with no refund of university charges.
April 7-9 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday - Easter holiday begins at 5:00 p.m. on April 6
April 10 (Mon) Classes resume
May 1-5 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 5 (Fri) Semester ends, Residence Halls close
May 6 (Sat) Commencement
May 10 (Wed) Final grades due by midnight


Spring 2023 Section Date

Standard Full Term 1/9 - 5/5
     Census (last day to drop/add) 1/18
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 4/3
First 8-week Section 1/9 - 3/3
     Census (last day to drop/add) 1/13
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 2/15
Second 8-week Section 3/6 - 5/5
     Census (last day to drop/add) 3/10
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 4/19
First 5-week Section 1/9 - 2/10
     Census (last day to drop/add) 1/11
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 2/1
Second 5-week Section 2/13 - 3/24
     Census (last day to drop/add) 2/15
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 3/8
Third 5-week Section 3/27 - 4/28
     Census (last day to drop/add) 3/29
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 4/19

 

Spring 2023 Final Exam Schedule
May 1-5 (Mon-Fri)

Schedule for Classes Meeting on Monday, Wednesday and Friday Combinations (MWF, M, W, MW, WF, MTWTh, MTWF, MTWThF, F)
Time classes begin Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Monday May 1 8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM Wednesday May 3 8:00 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Monday May 1 10:30 - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Wednesday May 3 10:30 - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Friday May 5 8:00 - 10:00 AM
1:00 PM Monday May 1 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Wednesday May 3 1:00 - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Monday May 1 3:30 - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Wednesday May 3 3:30 - 5:30 PM
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 AM
9:30 AM Tuesday May 2 10:30 - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Thursday May 4 10:30 - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Tuesday May 2 1:00 - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Thursday May 4 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM Tuesday May 2 3:30 - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Thursday May 4 3:30 - 5:30 PM


Summer 2023 Academic Calendar

May 15 (Mon) Full 12-week and first 6-week session begins
May 18 (Thur) Census date for first 6-week session,
Last day to add or drop a first session class with a full refund
May 22 (Tues) Census date for full summer session,
Last day to drop or add a full session class with full refund
May 29 (Mon) Memorial Day - no classes
June 12 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from the first 6-week summer session - no refund
June 19 (Mon) Juneteenth Holiday - no classes
June 23 (Fri) First 6-week summer session ends
June 26 (Mon) Second 6-week summer session begins
June 29 (Thur) Census date for second 6-week summer session,
Last day to drop or add a second session class with full refund
July 4 (Tue) Independence Day - no classes
July 12 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from the full session
July 24 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from a second 6-week summer session - no refund
August 4 (Fri) Full session and second 6-week summer sessions end


Summer 2023 Section Dates

Full Summer Term 5/15 - 8/4
     Census (last day to drop/add) 5/22
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 7/13
First 6-week session 5/15 - 6/23
     Census (last day to drop/add) 5/18
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 6/12
Second 6-week session 6/26 - 8/4
     Census (last day to drop/add) 6/29
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 7/24
SD BOR Full Term 5/8 - 8/18
     Census (last day to drop/add) 5/17
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 7/19

 

Fall 2023 Academic Calendar

Aug. 18 (Fri) Residence Halls open for First Year Students only
New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 19 (Sat) Reisdence Halls open for all students
Aug. 21 (Mon) 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 registration and late fee assessment
Sept. 4 (Mon) Labor Day - No Classes
Sept. 25 (Mon) Second 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Sept. 27 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from first 8-week classes with WD grade
Sept. 29 (Fri) Last day to apply for Fall 2023 graduation
Oct. 9 (Mon) Native American Day - No Classes
Oct. 13 (Fri) Mid-term
Oct. 16 (Mon) Second 8-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Oct. 20 (Thur) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 26-Nov 10 Tentative dates for continuing students pre-registration for summer and fall of 2024
Oct. 30 (Mon) Third 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Nov. 3 (Fri) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or withdraw from the university
entirely with no refund of university charges
Nov. 10 (Fri) Veterans Day Holiday Observed - No Classes
Nov. 22 (Wed) No Classes
Nov. 23 (Thur) Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes
Nov. 24 (Fri) No Classes
Dec. 6 (Wed) No Classes
Dec. 7-13
(Thur-Wed)
Final Examination Period
Dec. 9 (Sat) Commencement
Dec. 13 (Wed) Semester Ends
Dec. 18 (Mon) Final grades due by

 

Fall 2023 Section Dates

Standard full term 8/21 - 12/13
     Census date 8/31
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 11/3
   
First 8-week section 8/21 - 10/13
     Census date 8/25
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 9/27
Second 8-week section 10/16 - 12/13
     Census date 10/20
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 11/27
   
First 5-week section 8/21 - 9/22
     Census date 8/23
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 9/13
Second 5-week section 9/25 - 10/27
     Census date 9/27
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 10/18
Third 5-week section 10/30 - 12/1
     Census date 10/31
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 11/20