Apr 25, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Academic Calendar


Fall 2023 Academic Calendar
 

Summer 2024 Academic Calendar

Spring 2024 Academic Calendar

Fall 2024 Academic Calendar

View the Accessible Academic Calendar PDF

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 online.

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 2023 Academic Calendar

Aug. 18 (Fri) Residence Halls open for First Year Students only
New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 19 (Sat) Residence 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. 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. 18 (Wed) Mid-term deficiency grades due
Oct. 23-Nov 10 Registration dates for continuing students pre-registration for summer/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* (*Official graduation date noted on transcript)
Dec. 18 (Mon) Final grades due by

 

Fall 2023 Section Dates/Deadlines

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

 

Fall 2023 Final Schedule - December 7-13 (Thursday-Wed)

Schedule for classes meeting on Monday, Wednesday and 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 11 8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM Friday December 8 8:00 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Monday December 11 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Friday December 8 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Friday December 8 3:30 - 5:30 PM
1:00 PM Monday December 11 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Friday December 8 1:00 - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Monday December 11 3:30 - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Wednesday December 13 8:00 - 10:00 AM
Schedule for class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday Combinations (TTh, T, Th)
Time class begins Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Tuesday December 12 8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM Tuesday December 12 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Thursday December 7 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Tuesday December 12 1:00 - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Thursday December 7 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM Tuesday December 12 3:30 - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Thursday December 7 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Courses beginning 5:00 PM and later will be held during their regular scheduled times.

 

Spring 2024 Academic Calendar

Jan. 6 (Sat) 8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open for all students
Jan. 8 (Mon) Classes begin
Jan. 15 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
Jan. 17 (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. 18 (Thur) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid
cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Feb. 2 (Fri) Last day to apply for Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 graduation
Feb. 12 (Mon) Second 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Feb. 19 (Mon) Presidents’ Day - no classes
Mar. 1 (Fri) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar. 4 (Mon) Midterm - Second 8 week sessions begin - see census and drop dates below calendar
Mar. 7 (Thur) Midterm deficiency grades due
Mar. 9-17 (Sat-Sun) Spring Break - Residence Halls close at 5:00 pm on Friday, March 8 and reopen 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 17
Mar. 18-April 5 (Mon-Fri) Registration dates for continuing students pre-registration for summer/fall of 2024 and spring 2025
Mar. 25 (Mon) Third 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar
Mar. 29-31 (Fri-Sun) Easter Holiday - Begins 5:00 p.m. on March 28
April 1 (Mon) Easter Holiday - no classes
April 2 (Tues) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course or withdraw from the university
entirely with no refund of university charges
April 29-May 3 (Mon-Fri) Final examination period
May 3 (Fri) Semester ends* (*Offical graduation date noted on transcript)
May 4 (Sat) Commencement - DSU Fieldhouse
May 8 (Wed) Final grades due by midnight


Spring 2024 Section Dates/Deadlines

Standard full term 1/8 - 5/3
     Census date 1/17
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 4/2
   
First 8-week section 1/8 - 3/1
     Census date 1/12
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 2/14
Second 8-week section 3/4 - 5/3
     Census date 3/8
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 4/17
   
First 5-week section 1/8 - 2/9
     Census date 1/10
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 1/31
Second 5-week section 2/12 - 3/22
     Census date 2/14
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 3/6
Third 5-week section 3/25 - 4/26
     Census date 3/27
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 4/17

 

Spring 2024 Final Schedule - April 29-May 3 (Monday-Friday)

Schedule for classes meeting on Monday, Wednesday and 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 April 29 8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM Wednesday May 1 8:00 - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM Monday April 29 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Wednesday May 1 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Friday May 3 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
1:00 PM Monday April 29 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM Wednesday May 1 1:00 - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM Monday April 29 3:30 - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Wednesday May 1 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Schedule for class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday Combinations (TTh, T, Th)
Time class begins Day of Final Date of Final Time of Final
8:00 AM Tuesday April 30 8:00 - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM Tuesday April 30 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:00 AM Thursday May 2 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM Tuesday April 30 1:00 - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM Thursday May 2 1:00 - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM Tuesday April 30 3:30 - 5:30 PM
4:00 PM Thursday May 2 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Courses beginning 5:00 PM and later will be held during their regular scheduled times.

 

Summer 2024 Academic Calendar

May 13 (Mon) Full 12-week and first 6-week sessions begin
May 16 (Thurs) CENSUS date for first 6-week sessions
Last day to add or drop a first session class with full refund
May 20 (Mon) CENSUS date for full 12-week sessions
Last day to add or drop a full session class with full refund
May 27 (Mon) Memorial Day - no classes
June 10 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from first 6-week session
No refund
June 19 (Wed) Holiday - no classes
June 21 (Fri) First 6-week session ends
June 24 (Mon) Second 6-week sessions begin
June 27 (Thurs) CENSUS date for second 6-week session
Last day to add or drop a second session class with full refund
July 4 (Thurs) Independence Day - no classes
July 10 (Wed) Last day to withdraw from the full 12-week sessions - no refund
July 22 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from the second 6-week sessions - no refund
Aug. 2 (Fri) Full 12-week and second 6-week sessions end

 

Summer 2024 Section Dates/Deadlines

Full Summer Term 5/13 - 8/2
     Census date 5/20
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 7/10
   
First 6-week section 5/13 - 6/21
     Census date 5/16
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 6/10
Second 6-week section 6/24 - 8/2
     Census date 6/27
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 7/22
   
SD BOR Full Term 5/6 - 8/23
     Census date 5/16
     Last day to withdraw (LDW) 7/23

 

Fall 2024 Academic Calendar

Aug. 23 (Fri)

Residence Halls open for First Year Students only
New Student Orientation Activities begin

Aug. 24 (Sat)

Residence Halls open for all students

Aug. 26 (Mon)

Classes begin

Sept. 2 (Mon)

Labor Day - No Classes

Sept. 5 (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. 6 (Fri)

Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid
cancellation of registration and late fee assessment

Sept. 27 (Fri)

Last day to apply for Fall 2024 graduation

Sept. 30 (Mon)

Second 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar

Oct. 14 (Mon)

Native American Day - No Classes

Oct. 18 (Fri)

Mid-term

Oct. 21 (Mon)

Second 8-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar

Oct. 23 (Wed)

Mid-term deficiency grades due

TBD

Registration dates for continuing students pre-registration for summer/fall of 2024

Nov. 4 (Mon)

Third 5-week session begins - see census and drop dates below calendar

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 (Wed)

No Classes

Nov. 28 (Thur)

Thanksgiving Holiday - No Classes

Nov. 29 (Fri)

No Classes

Dec. 11 (Wed)

No Classes

Dec. 12-18 (Thur-Wed)

Final Examination Period

Dec. 14 (Sat)

Commencement

Dec. 18 (Wed)

Semester Ends* (*Official graduation date noted on transcript)

Dec. 23 (Mon)

Final grades due by faculty

 

Fall 2024 Section Dates/Deadlines

Standard full term

8/26 - 12/18

     Census date

9/05

     Last day to withdraw (LDW)

11/08

 

 

First 8-week section

8/26 - 10/18

     Census date

8/30

     Last day to withdraw (LDW)

10/2

Second 8-week section

10/21 - 12/18

     Census date

10/24

     Last day to withdraw (LDW)

12/04

 

 

First 5-week section

8/26 - 9/27

     Census date

8/28

     Last day to withdraw (LDW)

9/18

Second 5-week section

9/30 - 11/01

     Census date

12/02

     Last day to withdraw (LDW)

10/23

Third 5-week section

11/4 - 12/10

     Census date

11/6

     Last day to withdraw (LDW)

11/27

 

Fall 2024 Final Schedule

Schedule for classes meeting on Monday, Wednesday and 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 16

8:00 - 10:00 AM

9:00 AM

Friday

December 13

8:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Monday

December 16

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

11:00 AM

Friday

December 13

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:00 PM

Friday

December 13

3:30 - 5:30 PM

1:00 PM

Monday

December 16

1:00 - 3:00 PM

2:00 PM

Friday

December 13

1:00 - 3:00 PM

3:00 PM

Monday

December 16

3:30 - 5:30 PM

4:00 PM

Wednesday

December 18

8:00 - 10:00 AM

Schedule for class meetings on Tuesday and Thursday Combinations (TTh, T, Th)

Time class begins

Day of Final

Date of Final

Time of Final

8:00 AM

Tuesday

December 17

8:00 - 10:00 AM

9:30 AM

Tuesday

December 17

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

11:00 AM

Thursday

December 12

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

12:00 PM

Tuesday

December 17

1:00 - 3:00 PM

1:00 PM

Thursday

December 12

1:00 - 3:00 PM

2:30 PM

Tuesday

December 17

3:30 - 5:30 PM

4:00 PM

Thursday

December 12

3:30 - 5:30 PM