Spring 2016 Academic Calendar


Full Term

Feb. 1–May 20


Five-Week Terms

Feb. 1–Mar. 6
Mar. 7–Apr. 17
Apr. 18–May 20

1st Half Term

Feb. 1–March 20



2nd Half Term

March 29–May 20


Full-Term Hybrid

Feb. 1–May 31

Full Term Calendar

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Feb. 1–May 20
E/W/O undergraduate students: Syllabi available for E/W/O courses Jan. 19
Audit registration begins Jan. 19
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 19
First day of classes Feb. 1
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 4
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 5
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Feb. 8
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 8
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 12
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 12
Summer 2016 registration begins Mar. 2
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Mar. 29
Spring/Easter break Mar. 21–28
Full term classes resume/Second-half term classes begin Mar. 29
Early registration for Fall 2016 Apr. 11–22
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 15
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 15
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) May 15
Last day of classes May 15
Final examination period.* (See Final Examination Schedules) May 16–20
Graduate and Associate Commencement May 21
Baccalaureate Commencement May 22
Final grades due May 27

1st Half Term Calendar

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Feb. 1–Mar. 20
E/W/O undergraduate students: Syllabi available for E/W/O courses Jan. 19
Audit registration begins Jan. 19
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 19
First day of classes Feb. 1
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 2
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 3
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Feb. 3
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 8
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 3
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 3
Summer 2016 registration begins Mar. 2
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Mar. 29
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 26
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 26
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 20
Last day of classes Mar. 20
Final grades due Mar. 29

2nd Half Term Calendar

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Mar. 29–May 20
First day of classes Mar. 29
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Mar. 30
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Mar. 31
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Mar. 31
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 8
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Mar. 31
Last day to designate audit grading Mar. 31
Summer 2016 registration begins Mar. 2
Spring/Easter break Mar. 21–28
Full term classes resume/Second-half term classes begin Mar. 29
Early registration for Fall 2016 Apr. 11–22
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 22
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 22
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) May 20
Last day of classes May 20
Final examination period.* (See Final Examination Schedules) N/A*
Graduate and Associate Commencement May 21
Baccalaureate Commencement May 22
Final grades due May 27

* 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


Five-Week Term Calendars

event 1st 5-wk term 2nd 5-wk term 3rd 5-wk term
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs - St. Paul/Minneapolis Campus Feb. 1-Mar. 6 Mar. 7-Apr. 17 Apr. 18-May 20
First day of classes Feb. 1 Mar. 7 Apr. 18
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 1 Mar. 7 Apr. 18
Last day to drop a class without a "W" appearing on your transcript Feb. 2 Mar. 8 Apr. 19
Online registration closed as of today. Add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 2 Mar. 8 Apr. 19
Last day to add a class with instructor's signature Feb. 2 Mar. 8 Apr. 19
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 2 Mar. 8 Apr. 19
Second 5-Week Term: Spring/Easter break* n/a Mar. 21-28 n/a
Second 5-Week Term: Classes resume n/a Mar. 29 n/a
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 19 Apr. 1 May 6
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 19 Apr. 1 May 6
Third 5-Week Term: Final examination period. Classes meet as regularly scheduled with some exceptions** n/a n/a May 16-20
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 6 Apr. 17 May 20
Last day of classes Mar. 6 Apr. 17 May 20
Final grades due Mar. 13 Apr. 24 May 27

*No Scheduled Final Examination Period. During the week of May 16-20, 5-week 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).

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


Full-Term Hybrid Calendar

event Date(s)
On-campus Feb. 1-Feb. 7
Off-campus Feb. 8-Feb. 14
On-campus Feb. 15-Feb. 21
Off-campus Feb. 22-Feb. 28
On-campus Feb. 29-Mar. 6
Off-campus Mar. 7-Mar. 13
On-campus Mar. 14-Mar. 20
Break Mar. 21-Mar. 28
On-campus Mar. 29-Apr. 4
Off-campus Apr. 5-Apr. 10
On-campus Apr. 11-Apr. 17
Off-campus Apr. 18-Apr. 24
On-campus Apr. 25-May 1
Off-campus May 2-May 8
On-campus May 9-May 15
Final exams May 16-May 20

Full-term hybrid courses meet on campus the weeks noted above. Instruction may take various forms during off campus weeks, but will always involve substantial interaction between the faculty and students.

Easter Monday: Easter/Spring break ends on Monday March 28th. Because of this, there will be an additional on-campus session on Monday, April 4th.

Final Examination Period
Instructors must perform some form of final assessment during the final examination period. This may take the form of an in-class exam, final project, take home exam or final paper submitted during the final examination period. See the Final Examination Schedules on the Office of the Registrar website.