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2016 Spring Semester

  • January 4: Deadline for students to pay spring charges without a late payment fee
  • January 8: Undergraduate residence halls open at noon
  • January 9-17: Panhellenic council formal recruitment
  • January 11: Spring semester classes begin
  • January 16: Interfraternity council recruitment bid day
  • January 18: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – classes cancelled; Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
  • January 25: Last day to drop a class with no entry on record
  • February 22: Summer 2016 class schedule available in YES
  • February 28: Residence halls close at 9 a.m. for spring break
  • March 5-13: Spring Break
  • March 5: Residence halls close for Spring Break
  • March 13: Residence halls reopen at 9 a.m.
  • March 14-April 9: Housing random selections
  • March 14: Fall 2016 class schedule available in YES
  • March 17: Founder’s Day
  • March 30: Deadline to rent regalia for May 2016 Commencement ceremony
  • April 11: Fall 2016 Course Registration period begins
  • April 15-16: Rites of Spring Music Festival
  • April 25: Last day of classes for spring semester
  • April 26-May 5: Reading days and examinations
  • May 7: All residence halls (except those for graduating students) close at 9 a.m.
  • May 7: Residence halls open for Maymester at 2 p.m.
  • May 11-13: Commencement 2016
  • May 14: Residence halls close for all students at 1 p.m.

2016 Fall Semester

  • Jul 20: Fall 2016 open enrollment/change period begins
  • Aug 01: Deadline for all students (except international) to waive student health insurance coverage
  • Aug 17: Deadline for payment of tuition, fees and all other charges associated with the beginning of the semester
  • Aug 19: Residence halls open for transfer students at 2 p.m. and orientation begins
  • Aug 20: Residence halls open at 7 a.m. for first year students and orientation begins
  • Aug 21: Founders Walk
  • Aug 21: Residence halls open at 9 a.m. for upper-class students
  • Aug 24: First day of classes for undergraduate schools
  • Sep 05: Deadline for international students health insurance waiver
  • Sep 07: Last day to add/drop a class with no entry on the record
  • Sep 07: Last day to register for pass/fail status
  • Sep 23-25: Family Weekend
  • Oct 10: Spring 2017 class schedule is available in YES
  • Oct 13-14: Fall break for undergraduate students
  • Oct 20-22: Homecoming/Reunion Weekend
  • Oct 21: Last day to change from pass/fail to graded status in a fall semester class or withdraw from a class
  • Oct 31: Spring 2017 registration windows begin for undergraduate students
  • Nov 18: Spring 2017 registration windows close
  • Nov 19-27: Thanksgiving holidays in most schools
  • Nov 19: Undergraduate residence halls close at 9 a.m.
  • Nov 27: Undergraduate residence halls open at 9 a.m.
  • Dec 08: Undergraduate classes end
  • Dec 09-17: Undergraduate examinations and reading days
  • Dec 18: Undergraduate residence halls close at 9 a.m.
  • Jan 06, 2017: Undergraduate residence halls open at noon

The VU calendar committee and the Board of Trustees must approve the University calendar before it is published around June 1 of each year. Calendar highlights are published in the OverVU newsletter during the year. Visit the Registrar for the academic year calendar or the University Calendar for events scheduled throughout the university community.


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