Academics

Academic Calendar

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2018-19

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January 2019

12 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
13 Returning Students Arrive
14 Spring Semester Classes Begin

(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 14- 25)
25 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
26 Central College Scholar Day

February

2 Central College Scholar Day

March

8 Midterm
11-22 Spring Break (Mon.-Sun.)
12 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
25 Classes Resume
25 Fall 2019 Advising Begins

April

8 Fall 2019 Registration Begins
12 Last Day to Withdraw From a Course
19-22 Easter Break
23 Classes Resume (Tues.)
26-27 Board of Trustees Meeting

May

2-4 Tulip Time
10 Last day to add Summer 2019 independent coursework
10 Last day of Spring Semester Courses
13 College-Wide Study Day
14-16 Final Exams
17 Senior Grades Due (Noon)
17 Residence Halls Closed
18 Baccalaureate/Commencement
21 Final Grades Due (Noon)

2019-20

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June 2019

3 Summer 5 and 10-Week Classes Begin
5 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5- week Class
10 Upward Bound Classes Begin
10 Bridge Classes Begin
12 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-week Class
12 New Student Orientation Session #1
13 New Student Orientation Session #2
14 New Student Orientation Session #3
26 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-week Class
28 Bridge Classes End
28 Upward Bound Classes End

July

4-5 Independence Day (no classes/college closed)
5 Summer 5- Week Classes End
15 New Student Orientation Session #4
17 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-Week Class

August

9 Summer 10-Week Classes End
19-20 International Students Arrive
19-21 New Faculty Workshops
21-23 New International Student Orientation
21 Chairs Workshop
22-23 All Faculty Workshops
24 New Students Arrive
24 Welcome Week Begins
26 Returning Students Arrive
27 Enrollment Confirmation Day
28 Fall Semester Classes Begin (Wed.)
(Add/Drop Period: Aug. 28 – Sept.6)

September

2 Labor Day (no classes/college closed)
6 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
27-29 Homecoming

October

14-15 Fall Break (Mon.- Tues.)
16 Classes Resume
17 Spring 2020 Advising Begins
18 Midterm
22 Midterm Grade Due (Noon)
25-26 Board of Trustees Meeting
29 Service Day

November

2 Central College Scholar Day
4 Spring 2020 Registration Begins
9 Central College Scholar Day
15 Last Day to Withdraw From a Course
27-29 Thanksgiving Break (Wed. – Sun.)

December

2 Classes Resume
2 Registration for Guest Students Begins
13 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes (Fri.)
16 College-Wide Study Day
17-19 Final Exams
20 Residence Halls Closed

January 2020

2 Fall Semester Final Grades Due (Noon)
17 Faculty Workshop
18 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
19 Returning Students Arrive
20 Spring Semester Classes Begin
(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 20-31)
25 Central College Scholar Day
31 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course

February

1 Central College Scholar Day

March

13 Midterm
16-20 Spring Break (Mon.-Sun.)
17 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
23 Classes Resume
23 Fall 2020 Advising Begins

April

6 Fall 2020 Registration Begins
9 Last Day to Withdraw From a Course
10-13 Easter Break
14 Classes Resume (Tues.)
24-25 Board of Trustees Meeting

May

7-9 Tulip Time
8 Last day of Spring Semester Courses
8 Last day to add Summer 2020 independent coursework
11 College-Wide Study Day
12-14 Final Exams
15 Senior Grades Due (Noon)
15 Residence Halls Closed
16 Baccalaureate/Commencement
19 Final Grades Due (Noon)

June

1 Summer 5 and 10-Week Classes Begin
3 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5- week Class
10 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-week Class
24 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-week Class
July
15 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-week Class