Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

This calendar is not applicable to the Nursing@Simmons or SocialWork@Simmons programs. Please check your program materials and syllabi for all course meetings.

This information was last updated on June 1, 2015.

August 2015

29

New students arrive for undergraduate orientation and move in

30

Undergraduate orientation continues (through September 1)

31

August degree conferral date

September 2015

1

All-College Convocation, 10 a.m.

2

Classes begin

7

College closed for Labor Day holiday

9

Undergraduate Honors Convocation, 3:30 p.m.

11

Final day to add a course without instructor signature

25

Final day to add a course with instructor signature

Final day to drop a course without instructor signature

Final day for undergraduate students to change a Pass/Fail grading option

Final day for undergraduate students to choose the Formal Audit grading option

Final day to drop a course with no "W" grade

October 2015

12

College closed for Columbus Day holiday

13

Undergraduate academic holiday.  Undergraduate courses cancelled. Administrative offices open and graduate courses held.

25

Final day to drop a course with instructor signature.  A grade of "W" will be assigned for courses dropped after September 25.

30

John Simmons Founder's Day Celebration

October degree conferral date

November 2015

11

College closed for Veteran's Day holiday

24-29

Thanksgiving academic holiday begins after final class today

30

College opens after Thanksgiving holiday

December 2015

14

Final day of undergraduate classes

15

Reading and Review

16-19

Final Examinations

21

Make-up day for Exams in event of snow

23

College closes for Winter Break (though January 3)

January 2016

4

College opens after Winter Break

4

Grades posted to AARC by 10:00 a.m.

18

College closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday

19

New Student Orientation

20

Classes begin

29

Final day to add a course without instructor signature

January degree conferral date

February 2016

12

Final day to add a course with instructor signature

Final day to drop a course without instructor signature

Final day for undergraduate students to choose a Pass/Fail grading option

Final day for undergraduate students to choose the Formal Audit grading option

Final day to drop a course with no "W" grade

15

Classes will be held. (Presidents' Day)

March 2016

7-11

Spring Break. Classes will not be held. Administrative offices open

14

Classes resume after Spring Break

18

Final day to drop a course with the instructor signature. A grade of "W" will be assigned for courses dropped after February 12.

29

Leadership Conference

April 2016

18

College closed for Patriot's Day holiday

27

Undergraduate Conference

May 2016

9

Final day of undergraduate classes

10

Reading and review

11-14

Final examinations

16

Grades for students graduating in May posted to AARC by 10 a.m.

Final signed departmental graduating lists due to Registrar's Office by 2:30 pm.

20

Commencement & May degree conferral date

23

Grades posted to AARC by 10 a.m.

Summer Academic Semester: May 23-August 30

30

College closed for Memorial Day holiday