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||Friday||Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for August 2014 graduation.|
||Monday||Labor Day—No classes|
||Tuesday||Classes begin for the fall 2014 semester|
|September 5||Friday||Friday evening football at 7:00 p.m. Classes, labs, and discussion sections on all BC’s campuses that would ordinarily start at 3:00 p.m. or earlier and extend past 4:00 p.m. may be held at the instructor’s discretion.|
|September 10||Wednesday||Last date for graduate students to drop/add in UIS.|
|September 10||Wednesday||Last date for undergraduate students to drop/add or to declare a course pass/fail in UIS.|
||Thursday||Mass of the Holy Spirit at noon. Classes canceled from noon to 1:15 p.m.|
|Rosh Hashanah—begins at sundown* (Judaism)|
||Wednesday||Summer 2014 “I” grades changed to “F.”|
|October 1||Wednesday||Last date for undergraduate students only to drop a course or to declare a course pass/fail in the Associate Dean’s offices.|
|October 3||Friday||Yom Kippur—begins at sundown* (Judaism)|
|October 13||Monday||Columbus Day—No classes|
|October 23||Thursday||Degree audits available from advisors. Undergraduate Academic Advising begins.|
|November 13||Thursday||Graduate/WCASU registration for spring 2015 begins|
|November 14||Friday||Undergraduate registration period for spring 2015 begins.
Undergraduate class of 2015 registers on November 14 and 17.
Undergraduate class of 2016 registers on November 18 and 19.
Undergraduate class of 2017 registers on November 20 and 21.
Undergraduate class of 2018 registers on December 1 and 2.
|November 17||Monday||Graduate School of Social Work registration for spring 2015 begins at 7:00 p.m. for the class of 2015; at 7:30 p.m. for all other classes.|
|November 24||Monday||Law School registration for spring 2015 begins.
Class of 2015 registers on November 24.
Class of 2016 registers on November 25.
Class of 2017 will be registered by the Law School staff.
||Monday||Last date for official withdrawal from a course.|
||Last date for master’s and doctoral candidates to submit signed and approved copies of theses and dissertations for December 2014 graduation.|
||Monday||Online course evaluations (non-Law) begin.|
||Last day of classes.|
|Study days—No classes for undergraduate day students only.|
|Term Examinations—Posted grades (non-Law) available online.|
|December 21||Sunday||Last date for completing online course evaluations (non-Law).|
|December 22||Monday||All grades due by noon.|
|January 12||Monday||Classes begin for the spring 2015 semester.|
|Early January||—||Fall online course evaluation reports (non-Law) available to faculty and administrators|
*These are the dates for the major Christian and Jewish holidays through the end of the fall 2014 semester. The Muslim holiday of Ramadan, concluding in Eid al-Fitr, will fall during the summer months in 2015. 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 Absences for Religious Reasons may be found at http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/offices/stserv/academic/univcat/undergrad_catalog/policies_procedures.html#religious.
Helpful Websites for Further Information:
Course Evaluations: www.bc.edu/courseevaluations
Course Grading and Grade Changes: www.bc.edu/offices/stserv/academic/faculty/grades.html
Registration and Drop/Add: www.bc.edu/academicservices