Academic Calendar

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 Academic Calendar 2015-2016

Florida Atlantic University Academic Calendar 2015 – 2016

 

2015 Fall

Semester

2016 Spring

Semester

2016 Summer

Term 1

2016 Summer

Term 2

2016 Summer

Term 3

Advance Registration Begins
(enrolled degree-seeking students only);
see MyFAU

Begins November 2 for Spring 2016

Begins March 28 for Summer/Fall 2016

Priority Application Deadline – Freshman

February 15

Application Deadline – Freshman students*

May 1

February 15

Application Deadline – Transfer students*

July 1

November 15

April 15

International Application Deadline –
Freshman and Transfer students

April 1

October 1

February 15

Last day to apply for a reclassification of residency status

July 17

December 11

April 15

April 15

Non-Degree registration; see MyFAU

August 10 – 22

January 4 – 16

May 9 – 22

May 9 – 22

June 18 – July 3

New Student Convocation

August 16

CLASSES BEGIN

August 17 (Mon.)

January 11 (Mon.)

May 16 (Mon.)

May 16 (Mon.)

June 28 (Tues.)

Walk-in registration

August 17

January 11

May 16

May 16

June 28

Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add courses without consequences; courses are fee liable after this date; $100 late registration fee after this date. *However, for students with Saturday only classes in Fall and Spring, the drop/add period extends to Saturday.**For students with Saturday or Sunday only classes in Summer 1, 2 or 3, the drop/add period extends to Sunday. These options may be used only through MyFAU.

August 21 (Fri.)

*August 22 (Sat.)

January 15(Fri.)

*January 16(Sat.)

May 20 (Fri.)

** May 22 (Sun.)

May 20 (Fri.)

** May 22 (Sun.)

July 1 (Fri.)

** July 3 (Sun.)

Grace period – Students responsible for payment of tuition & fees; no “W” for dropped courses; drops noted on student records as “W” after this period.

August 23 – 29

January 17 – 23

Policy does not apply to summer terms.

60+ Audit registration

August 24

January 19

May 23

May 23

July 5

Last day to pay tuition & fees: Online until 11:00 pm, mail in (must be postmarked on or before last day to pay), drop box (Boca Raton campus); $100 late payment fee assessed if paid after this date. This date is not applicable if student is receiving Florida Prepaid or accepted Financial Aid award by the drop/add deadline.

***Note: Summer 3 online payment deadline is 4 pm.

August 24

January 19

May 23

May 23

July 5

Last Day to Submit Application for Degree

September 4

January 29

June 3

June 3

June 3

Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment; to receive this tuition adjustment for Summer 1, all summer courses (1, 2, & 3 terms) must be dropped

September 14

February 8

June 13

Policy does not apply to

Summer Term 2 or Summer Term 3.

Mid-term Grading available this week

Sept. 28 – Oct. 2

February 22 – 26

Policy does not apply to summer terms.

Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an "F" in each course

November 13

April 8

August 1

June 20

August 1

Parent/Family Weekend

Sept. 18 – 20

 

Homecoming

TBA November

 

Last Day to Submit Doctoral Dissertation

November 9

April 4

July 11

Last Day to Submit Master’s Thesis

November 16

April 11

July 18

Honors Convocation

April 20

LAST DAY OF CLASSES

November 25

April 25

August 8

June 27

August 8

READING DAYS
(In case of emergencies, may be used as class time.)

November 30 –
December 2

April 26 – 27

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

December 3 – 9

April 28 – May 4

Three Commencement Ceremonies in
Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 on Thursday

Dec. 10 –
9am, 1pm & 5pm

May 5 –
9am, 1pm & 5pm

Note: No classes or exams will be scheduled on Commencement days in any semester.

Two Commencement Ceremonies in
Fall 2014 and Three in Spring 2015 on Friday

Dec. 11 –
9am & 1pm

May 6 –
9am, 1pm & 5pm

Three Ceremonies in Summer 2015

August 4 (Tues.) - 9am, 1pm, & 5pm

Semester Ends

December 11

May 6

August 9

June 27

August 9

Grades due in Registrar's Office, 9 a.m.

Dec. 14 (Mon.)

May 9 (Mon.)

August 10 (Wed.)

June 28 (Tues.)

August 10 (Wed.)

* Departmental deadlines may also apply. Consult the "Degree Program" section of the University Catalog for further information.
 

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)

September 7                      Labor Day

Winter Holiday
December 24, 2015 - January 1, 2016

March 7 – 13        Spring Break (No classes; offices open)

November 11 (Wed.)        Veteran’s Day

May 30                 Memorial Day

November 26 – 29     Thanksgiving Recess

January 18                M.L. King Jr. Holiday

July 4 (Mon.)        Independence Day

Note: During the academic year, Saturdays are considered instructional days. This calendar subject to change by appropriate authority. Updated May 15, 2015

 Last Modified 8/13/15