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Summer Semester 2015

April 8 Wednesday WCAS registration for summer and fall 2015 courses begins
April 15 Wednesday General registration for summer 2015 courses begins
May 12 Tuesday First summer session begins
May 12
to
May 15
Tuesday
to
Friday
Last week to drop a first-session course with 100% refund of tuition (must withdraw before second class meeting)
May 15 Friday Makeup session for May 11 classes
May 25 Monday Memorial Day Holiday—no classes
May 29 Friday Makeup session for May 25 classes
June 18 Thursday Last day of first summer session
June 22 Monday Second summer session begins
June 22
to
June 26
Monday
to
Friday
Last week to drop a second-session course with 100% refund of tuition (must withdraw before second class meeting)
July 3 Friday Fourth of July Holiday—no classes
July 31 Friday Last day of second summer session
July 31 Friday Last date for master's and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for August 2015 graduation.

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Fall Semester 2015

August 31 Monday Classes begin
September 7 Monday Labor Day—No classes
September 9 Wednesday Last date for graduate students to drop/add in UIS
September 9 Wednesday Last date for undergraduate students to drop/add or to declare a course pass/fail in UIS
September 9 Wednesday Last date for all students who plan to graduate in December 2015 to verify their diploma names online
September 10 Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon; classes canceled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
September 18 Friday Friday evening football at 8:00 p.m. Classes, labs, and discussion sections on all BC’s campuses that would ordinarily start at 4:00 p.m. or earlier and extend past 4:00 p.m. may be held at the instructor’s discretion.

September 25
to
September 27

Friday
to
Sunday

Parents' Weekend
October 1 Thursday Last date for undergraduates only to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in the Associate Deans’ office
October 12 Monday Columbus Day—No classes
October 22 Thursday Undergraduate Academic Advising period begins for spring registration
November 12 Thursday Graduate/CASU registers
November 13 Friday Undergraduate registration period for spring 2016 begins

November 25
to
November 27

Wednesday
to
Friday
Thanksgiving Holidays
November 30 Monday Last date for official withdrawal from a course or from the university
December 1 Tuesday Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2015 graduation
December 10
to
December 11
Thursday
to
Friday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only
December 12
to
December 19
Saturday
to
Saturday
Term examinations

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Spring Semester 2016

January 18 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No classes
January 19 Tuesday Classes begin
January 27 Wednesday Last date for graduate students to drop/add in UIS
January 27 Wednesday Last date for undergraduate students to drop/add or to declare a course pass/fail in UIS
January 27 Wednesday Last date for all students who plan to graduate in May 2016 to verify their diploma names online
February 15 Monday Last date for undergraduates only to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in the Associate Deans’ office
March 7
to
March 11
Monday
to
Friday
Spring Vacation
March 17
Thursday Undergraduate Academic Advising period begins for fall registration
March 24
to
March 28
Thursday
to
Monday
Easter Weekend—No classes on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. No classes on Easter Monday except for those beginning at 4:00 p.m. and later.
April 1 Friday Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for May 2016 graduation
April 13 Wednesday Graduate/CASU registers
April 14 Thursday Undergraduate registration period for fall 2016 begins
April 18 Monday Patriot’s Day—No classes
April 19 Tuesday Last date for official withdrawal from a course or from the university
May 2 Monday Last date for all students who plan to graduate in August 2016 to verify their diploma names online
May 6
to
May 9
Friday
to
Monday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only
May 10
to
May 17
Tuesday
to
Tuesday
Term examinations
May 23 Monday Commencement

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Fall Semester 2016

August 29 Monday Classes begin
September 5 Monday Labor Day—No classes
September 8 Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon; classes canceled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
October 10 Monday Columbus Day—No classes

November 23
to
November 25

Wednesday
to
Friday
Thanksgiving Holidays
December 12
to
December 13
Monday
to
Tuesday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only
December 14
to
December 21
Wednesday
to
Wednesday
Term examinations

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Spring Semester 2017

January 16 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No classes
January 17 Tuesday Classes begin
March 6
to
March 10
Monday
to
Friday
Spring Vacation
April 13
to
April 17
Thursday
to
Monday
Easter Weekend—No classes on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Easter Monday
No classes on Patriot's Day (Monday)
May 5
to
May 8
Friday
to
Monday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only
May 9
to
May 16
Tuesday
to
Tuesday
Term examinations
May 22
Monday
Commencement

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Fall Semester 2017

August 28 Monday Classes begin
September 4 Monday Labor Day—No classes
September 7 Thursday Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon; classes canceled from noon to 1:15 p.m.
October 9 Monday Columbus Day—No classes

November 22
to
November 24

Wednesday
to
Friday
Thanksgiving Holidays
December 11
to
December 12
Monday
to
Tuesday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only
December 13
to
December 20
Wednesday
to
Wednesday
Term examinations

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Spring Semester 2018

January 15 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No classes
January 16 Tuesday Classes begin
March 5
to
March 9
Monday
to
Friday
Spring Vacation
March 29
to
April 2
Thursday
to
Monday
Easter Weekend—No classes on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. No classes on Easter Monday except for those beginning at 4:00 p.m. and later.
April 16 Monday Patriot’s Day—No classes
May 4
to
May 7
Friday
to
Monday
Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only
May 8
to
May 15
Tuesday
to
Tuesday
Term examinations
May 21 Monday Commencement

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