Mar 07, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 ARCHIVED 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 ARCHIVED [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar



Fall and spring terms are 16 weeks in length: from early September through December, and early January 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 or in Sioux Falls. Courses are also available through the Office of Extended Programs which coordinates Internet and distance offerings.

Fall Semester 2011

Aug. 27 (Sat) 8:00 am Residence Halls open
  New Student Orientation Activities begin
Aug. 29 (Mon) 4:00 pm Main Campus Classes begin
Aug. 31 (Wed) 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. 7 (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
Oct. 3 (Mon) Last day to apply for Fall 2011 Graduation
Oct. 5 (Wed) 11:00 am Student Convocation / Constitution Day
Oct. 10 (Mon) Native American Day – no classes
Oct. 20 (Thurs) Last day of first half semester classes
Oct. 25 (Tues) Mid-term deficient grades due
Oct. 31 - Nov. 18 Continuing student pre-registration for Spring 2012 and Summer 2012
Oct. 28 (Fri) 5:00 pm Last day a student can contact the University to withdraw from the University and be eligible for a refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy. Students can not withdraw from all classes online in WebAdvisor so they must contact the University so a refund is calculated.
Oct. 30 (Sun) Official last day a student can withdraw from the University and be eligible for refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
Nov. 10 (Thur) 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. 23-27 Thanksgiving holiday – no classes
  Please note: Tuesday, Nov. 22, evening classes will be held
Nov. 28 (Mon) Classes Resume
Dec. 10 (Sat) Commencement – Fieldhouse
Dec. 12-16 Final Examination Period
Dec. 16 (Fri) Semester Ends
  Residence Halls Close – 5:00 pm
Dec. 21 (Wed) Final grades due
   
NOTE: Dates and events are subject to changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, or other means as appropriate.

Spring Semester 2012

Jan. 10 (Tues) 8:00 am Residence Halls open
Jan. 11 (Wed) 4:00 pm Main Campus classes begin
Jan. 13 (Fri) Tuition and Fees - Deadline for payment or payment plan to avoid cancellation of registration and late fee assessment
Jan. 16 (Mon) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – no classes
Jan. 20 (Fri) CENSUS DAY
  Last day to register for any 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
Feb. 1 (Wed) Last day to apply for Spring 2012 and Summer 2012 graduation
Feb. 20 (Mon) President’s Day – no classes
Feb. 28 (Tues) 11:00 am Student Convocation
Mar. 3-11 Spring Break
Mar. 12 (Mon) Last day of first half semester classes
Mar. 15 (Thurs) Mid-term deficient grades due
Mar. 22 (Thurs) Last day to withdraw from the University and be eligible for a refund of University charges based on federal regulations and Board of Regents policy
March 22-April 13 Continuing student pre-registration for fall and summer 2012 and spring 2013
April 2 (Mon) Last day to withdraw from a full semester class or school and receive a grade of “W”
April 6-9 Easter Holiday
  Please note: Easter holiday begins 5:00 pm April 5
April 10 (Tues) 8:00 am Classes Resume
April 30 - May 4 Final examination period
May 4 Semester ends
  Residence Halls close – 5:00 pm
May 5 (Sat) Commencement – Fieldhouse
May 9 (Wed) Final grades due
   
NOTE: Dates and events are subject to changes. Changes will be communicated to campus via email, campus newspaper, DSU News, or other means as appropriate.