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Download the PDF version of the spring 2016 Faculty Calendar.

Spring Semester 2016

January 18
Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—No classes.
January 19
Tuesday Classes begin.
January 27
Wednesday Last date for undergraduates to add a course, drop a course, or declare a course pass/fail in UIS.
January 27 Wednesday Last date for graduate students to add a course or drop a course in UIS.
February 15
Monday Last date for undergraduate students only to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in the Associate Dean’s office.
March 1
Tuesday “I” (Incomplete) grades changed to “F” (Failure).
March 7 to
March 11
Monday to
Spring Vacation.
March 17
Thursday Undergraduate Academic Advising begins.
March 18
Friday Course Information and Schedule for fall and summer 2016 available under Academics and Courses on the Agora Portal.
March 24 to
March 28
Thursday to
Easter Weekend—No classes on Holy Thursday and Good Friday. No classes on Easter Monday except for those beginning at 4:00 p.m. or 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 registration for summer and fall 2016 begins.
April 14
Thursday Undergraduate registration begins for fall and summer 2016:

Class of 2017 registers on April 14 and 15.
Class of 2018 registers on April 19 and 20.
Class of 2019 registers on April 21 and 22.
April 18
Monday Patriot’s Day—No classes.
April 19
Tuesday Boston College School of Social Work registration for summer 2016 begins at 7:00 p.m.
April 19 Tuesday Last date for official withdrawal from a course.
*April 22
Friday Passover begins at sundown.
April 25
Monday Law School registration for fall 2016 begins:

Class of 2017 registers on April 25.
Class of 2018 registers on April 26.
April 26
Tuesday Boston College School of Social Work registration for fall 2016 begins at 7:00 p.m. for the class of 2017 and 7:30 p.m. for all other classes.
*April 29
Friday Orthodox Good Friday
*May 1
Sunday Orthodox Easter
May 2 to
May 18
Monday to
Non-law Course Evaluation period.
May 5
Thursday Last day of classes. Course grading for spring 2016 begins.
May 6 to
May 9
Friday to
Study Days (no classes for undergraduate day students only).
May 7
Saturday Course grading changes available.
May 10
Tuesday Access to posted grades for non-Law students who complete all their online course evaluations.
May 10 to
May 17
Tuesday to
Term Examination period.
May 19
Thursday Spring grades due by noon (non-Law).
May 19 Thursday All non-Law students have access to grades.
May 23
Monday Commencement
May 27 Friday Law School Commencement


*These are the dates for the major Christian and Jewish holidays through the end of the spring 2016 semester. The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr will fall during the summer months this year. Students may be obliged to spend time during the holidays with their families while classes are still in session or during the exam period. The University’s policy for Absence for Religious Reasons may be found at /content/bc/offices/stserv/academic/univcat/undergrad_catalog/policies_procedures.html#religious.

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