Important Dates for Spring 2015

Here are some important dates to keep in mind so you can manage your semester successfully. However, this is not a complete list, and for the most accurate and comprehensive list of important dates and holiday breaks, please view the Academic Calendars.

Saturday, May 9
Summer 2015 May Session Begins
Monday, June 1
Summer 1st Five Week Session Begins
Monday, July 6
Summer 2nd Five Week Session Begins
Mon-Sun, Aug 17-23
New Student Orientation Week for New Incoming Students
 
Monday, Aug 24
Fall Semester Begins
Friday, Aug 28
Last day to add classes on the web
Friday, Aug 28
Last day to drop courses with 100% Tuition Refund
Friday, Aug 28
Fall 2015 Tuition due
Thursday, Sep 3
Last day to submit Faculty Class Permit Forms (Blue Cards)
Monday, Sep 7
Labor Day Holiday (no classes/offices closed)
Tuesday, Oct 13
University Improvement Day (classes meeting before 3:30 p.m. are cancelled/labs and classes meeting once per week meet as scheduled/campus offices open).
Friday, Oct 16
Midterms
Friday, Oct 16
Last day to clear Incompletes (I) from Spring & Summer 2015 courses
Friday, Oct 16
Last Day to submit an Application for Graduation for Fall 2015 Commencement and appear in the printed commencement program
Tuesday, Nov 3
*General Election Day
Wednesday, Nov 4
Advising period for Spring semester begins
Wednesday, Nov 11
Veterans' Day Holiday (no classes/offices closed)
Monday, Nov 16
Registration for Spring 2016 begins
Thursday, Nov 19
Last day for students to change the grade method for an eligible Fall 2015 course(s) 
Thursday, Nov 19
Last day to withdraw from Fall 2015 course(s)
Mon-Thur, Dec 7-10                                                                 
Final Examinations
Friday, Dec 11
Fall 2015 Commencement

 *Excerpt:  204C.03 Public meetings prohibited on election day.  Subd. 2. State colleges and universities. Except for regularly scheduled classes, no Minnesota state college or university shall schedule an event between 6:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. on the day that an election is held in any political subdivision in which the college or university is located.  Copyright 2005 by the Office of Revisor of Statutes, State of Minnesota.