Fall 2008

University calendars are accurate at the time of publication/posting, but subject to change. Some school and/or departmental calendars may differ from the university's academic calendar. Please check with the specific program of study to ensure the appropriate calendar is followed. [ OTHER SEMESTERS ]

August 2008
R-M14 - 18 Advising and registration for new undergraduate students - Monroe Park campus
F15 Orientation for new graduate students – Monroe Park campus
M-W18 - 20 Orientation for new freshmen, transfer and readmitted students – Monroe Park campus
M-W18 - 20 Orientation and registration – MCV campus
T19 Registration for continuing students – Monroe Park campus
R21 Fall classes begin
R-W21 - 27 Add/drop and late registration
W27 Deadline for dean/departmental offices to submit all approved undergraduate change of major requests effective for the fall 2008 semester
September 2008
M1 University closed
F5 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays*
F12 Monroe Park campus students - last day for fall degree candidates to submit graduation applications to their advisers for December degrees.
MCV campus students - fall degree candidates should follow departmental deadlines.
T16 Faculty Convocation
F19 Last day for undergraduate students to submit work for removal of incomplete grades from spring semester or summer sessions
October 2008
R-F16 - 17 Reading days, no day or evening classes held – Monroe Park campus
M-F20 - 24 Monroe Park campus students - advising for spring semester.
MCV campus students - follow departmental advising schedule.
F31 Last day to withdraw from a course with a mark of “W” – both campuses (except for courses not scheduled for the full semester)
November 2008
M3 Spring semester advance registration begins
T11 Veterans Day. University open. Classes in Session. Honor American Veterans of all Wars. Learn more about Veterans Day
W-Sn26 - 30 University closed at noon. (classes end at noon)
December 2008
Sa6 Last day of classes for fall semester – both campuses
M-F8 - 12 Final examinations for fall semester – MCV campus
M-Sa8 - 13 Final examinations for fall semester – evening classes
M-T8 - 16 Final examinations for fall semester – Monroe Park campus
F12 Final date for graduate dean’s approval signature on completion of graduate thesis/dissertation for December degree candidates (check with graduate program director regarding internal schedules for submission of copy, defense and school/college dean approval)
F12 Final date for submission of thesis/dissertation to the library
Sa13 December Commencement
Sa20 Official date for certifying December diplomas
Sa27 Holiday intersession classes begin
M29 Deadline for students to provide advance written notification to instructors of intent to observe religious holidays – holiday intersession*
* Reasonable accommodations for completion of work missed should be made for students observing religious holidays. A partial list of major religious holidays is provided on the Web.