Fall 2015 Academic Calendar


Full Term

Sept. 9–Dec. 22

1st Half Term

Sept. 9–Oct. 25

2nd Half Term

Oct. 26–Dec. 22

Full Term Calendar

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Sept. 9-Dec. 22
E/W/O undergraduate students: Syllabi available for E/W/O courses Aug. 19
Audit registration begins Aug. 19
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Aug. 19
First day of classes Sept. 9
Opening celebration (classes do not meet 10am-2pm) Sept. 9
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Sept. 14
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Sept. 15
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Sept. 16
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Sept. 16
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Sept. 22
Last day to designate audit grading Sept. 22
Full term/First-half term: Midterm break (on campus classes only) Oct. 23
Full term midterm grades/Second-half term final grades due Oct. 26
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Oct. 30
Spring 2016 Early Registration Nov. 16-Dec. 4
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Nov. 13
Last day to withdraw from a class Nov. 13
Full term/Second-half term: Thanksgiving holiday break (University closed) Nov. 26-29
Full term/Second-half term classes resume Nov. 30
Intent to Graduate Form due for May commencement Nov. 30
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Dec. 15
Last day of classes Dec. 15
Final examination period (see St. Paul and Minneapolis Final Exam Schedules) Dec. 16-22
Commencement Dec. 22
Final grades due Jan. 4

1st Half Term Calendar

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Sept. 9-Oct. 25
E/W/O undergraduate students: Syllabi available for E/W/O courses Aug. 19
Audit registration begins Aug. 19
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Aug. 19
First day of classes Sept. 9
Opening celebration (classes do not meet 10am-2pm) Sept. 9
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Sept. 10
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Sept. 11
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Sept. 11
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Sept. 16
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Sept. 11
Last day to designate audit grading Sept. 11
Full term/First-half term: Midterm break (on campus classes only) Oct. 23
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Oct. 30
Spring 2016 Early Registration Nov. 16-Dec. 4
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Oct. 6
Last day to withdraw from a class Oct. 6
Intent to Graduate Form due for May commencement Nov. 30
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Oct. 25
Last day of classes Oct. 25
Commencement Dec. 22
Final grades due Oct. 30

2nd Half Term Calendar

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Oct. 26-Dec. 22
E/W/O undergraduate students: Syllabi available for E/W/O courses Aug. 19
Audit registration begins Aug. 19
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Aug. 19
First day of classes Oct. 26
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Oct. 27
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Oct. 28
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Oct. 28
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Sept. 16
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Oct. 28
Last day to designate audit grading Oct. 28
Full term midterm grades/Second-half term final grades due Oct. 26
Spring 2016 Early Registration Nov. 16-Dec. 4
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Nov. 23
Last day to withdraw from a class Nov. 23
Full term/Second-half term: Thanksgiving holiday break (University closed) Nov. 26-29
Full term/Second-half term classes resume Nov. 30
Intent to Graduate Form due for May commencement Nov. 30
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Dec. 22
Last day of classes Dec. 22
Final examination period (see St. Paul and Minneapolis Final Exam Schedules) N/A*
Commencement Dec. 22
Final grades due Jan. 4

* Second-half term courses do not have a final examination period. M-Th evening courses meet as regularly scheduled; Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday courses meet online; and St. Paul campus weekday (M-F) morning and afternoon classes meet online and/or during scheduled final examination time slot for full term courses (see Final Examinations schedule).

Please note: If you drop or withdraw from a course, please see the University's Refund Schedule to determine tuition implications