Academic Calendar

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

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

This information was last updated on January 29, 2016.

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

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 Indigenous People's Day holiday

13

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

23

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 on Tuesday, November 24

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

22

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 signatures

January degree conferral date

February 2016

12

Final day to add a course with instructor signature (advisor signature also required for undergraduates)

Final day to drop a course without instructor signature (advisor signature required for undergraduates)

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 (instructor signature required) after February 12. Advisor signatures also required for undergraduates.

29

Leadership Conference

April 2016

18

College closed for Patriot's Day holiday

27

Undergraduate Symposium

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

August 2016

30

End of Summer Academic Semester

31

August degree conferral date

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

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

September 2016

4

New students arrive for undergraduate orientation and move in

Orientation continues through September 6

5

College closed for Labor Day holiday

6

Convocation

8

Classes begin

16

Final day to add a course without instructor signature

30

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 2016

10

College closed for Indigenous People's Day holiday

11

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

26

John Simmons Founder's Day Celebration

28

Final day to drop a course with instructor signature.  A grade of "W" will be assigned for courses dropped after September 30.

31

October degree conferral date

November 2016

11

College closed for Veteran's Day holiday

23-27

Thanksgiving academic holiday begins after final class on Tuesday, November 22.

28

College opens after Thanksgiving holiday

December 2016

12

Final day of undergraduate classes

13

Reading and Review

14-17

Final Examinations

19

Final examinations and make-up day for Exams in the event of snow


College closes for Winter Break (though January 2)

January 2017

2

College opens after Winter Break

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

16

College closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

17

New Student Orientation

18

Classes begin

27

Final day to add a course without instructor signature

31

January degree conferral date

February 2017

10

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

20

Classes will be held. (Presidents' Day)

March 2017

6-10

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

13

Classes resume after Spring Break

17

Final day to drop a course with the instructor signature. A grade of "W" will be assigned for courses dropped after February 10.

April 2017

13

Simmons Leadership Conference

17

College closed for Patriot's Day holiday

25

Undergraduate Symposium. Undergraduate classes suspended until 3:30 p.m.

May 2017

8

Final day of undergraduate classes

9

Reading and review

10-13

Final examinations

15

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

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

19

Commencement Ceremony & May degree conferral date

22

Grades due posted to AARC by 10 a.m. for all other students

29

College closed for Memorial Day holiday