Fall 2017
Fall Kick-Off (Faculty and Staff) Aug. 18
Residence halls open; Matriculation Express – Union Lobby Aug. 19
New Student Orientation Aug. 19-22
Classes Begin Aug. 23
Last day to add classes and complete registration Aug. 29
Labor Day (no classes; campus closed) Sept. 4
W grades begin for dropping first-seven-weeks classes Sept. 7
Opening Convocation Sept. 8
Last day to drop full-semester courses with no record on transcript Sept. 20
W grades begin for dropping full-semester courses Sept. 21
Homecoming Sept. 30
First-seven-weeks classes end; Last day to drop first-seven-weeks classes Oct. 11
Fall Break (no classes) Oct. 12-15
Begin Second Seven Weeks (classes resume) Oct. 16
Last day to add second-seven-weeks courses Oct. 20
President Inauguration: Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls Oct. 20
Academic Advising Preparation begins for Spring 2018 Registration Oct. 23
Last day to drop second-seven-weeks courses with no record on transcript Oct. 27
W grades begin for dropping second-seven-weeks courses Oct. 30
Advising Day #1 (no classes, students meet with advisors) Oct. 31
Final payments due (student accounts must have zero balance to register) Nov. 1
Spring 2018 Registration begins for Seniors (90+ hours) Nov. 2
Spring 2018 Registration begins for Juniors (58+ hours) Nov. 6
Advising Day #2 (no classes, students meet with advisors) Nov. 8
Spring 2018 Registration begins for Sophomores (26+ hours) Nov. 9
Spring 2018 Registration begins for First-Year Students (open to all) Nov. 13
Thanksgiving Holiday (campus closed) Nov. 22-26
Classes Resume Nov. 27
Last day of Fall 2017 classes; Last day to withdraw from full-semester and second-seven-weeks courses (unless earlier date stipulated in course syllabus) Dec. 8
Finals Prep Day (no classes) Dec. 11
Final Examinations Dec. 12-15
December Grad Celebration, 7 p.m., Gano / Reception YGCU Dec. 12
Deadline for Journey Grant Applications for eligible students Dec. 15
Semester Break (no classes) Dec. 16-Jan. 15
Grades due from Faculty by 5 p.m. Dec. 18
Grades posted on MyJewell for student access Dec. 20
Christmas Holiday (campus closed) Dec. 23-Jan. 2

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