Fall 2016
August 20 – Saturday Residence halls open; Matriculation Express – Union Lobby
August 20–23 New Student Orientation
August 24 – Wednesday Fall 2016 Classes begin
August 30 – Tuesday Last day to add classes and complete registration for Fall 2016
September 5 – Monday Labor Day Holiday – NO CLASSES; offices closed
September 7 – Wednesday Last day to drop first-seven-weeks courses with no record on transcript
September 8 – Thursday W grades begin for dropping first-seven-weeks classes
September 9 – Friday Opening Convocation
September 21 – Wednesday Last day to drop full-semester courses with no record on transcript
September 22 – Thursday W grades begin for dropping full-semester courses
October 8 – Saturday Homecoming
October 12 – Wednesday First-seven-weeks classes end; Last day to drop first-seven-weeks classes
October 13–16 Fall Break – NO CLASSES
October 17 – Monday Classes resume; Second-seven-weeks classes begin
October 21 – Friday Last day to add second-seven-weeks courses
October 24 – Monday Academic Advising Preparation begins for Spring 2017 Registration
October 28 – Friday Last day to drop second-seven-weeks courses with no record on transcript
October 31 – Monday W grades begin for dropping second-seven-weeks courses
November 1 – Tuesday Advising Day #1 (Students meet with advisors) – NO CLASSES
November 1 – Tuesday Final payments due (student accounts must have zero balance to register)
November 3 – Thursday, 10 pm Spring 2017 Registration begins for Seniors (90+ hours)
November 7 – Monday, 10 pm Spring 2017 Registration begins for Juniors (58+ hours)
November 9 – Wednesday Advising Day #2 (Students meet with advisors) – NO CLASSES
November 10 – Thursday, 10 pm Spring 2017 Registration begins for Sophomores (26+ hours)
November 14 – Monday,10 pm Spring 2017 Registration begins for First-Year Students (open to all)
November 23–27 Thanksgiving Holiday Break – NO CLASSES; offices closed
November 28 – Monday Classes resume
December 9 – Friday Last day of Fall 2016 classesLast day to withdraw from full-semester and second-seven-weeks courses(unless earlier date stipulated in course syllabus)
December 12 – Monday Finals Prep Day – NO CLASSES
December 13–16 Final Exams (refer to Final Exams Schedule for days and times)
December 13 – Tuesday December Grad Celebration, 7:00 pm, Gano / Reception YGCU
December 15 – Thursday Deadline for Journey Grant Applications for eligible students
December 19 – Monday Grades due from Faculty by 12:00 Noon
December 21 – Wednesday Grades posted on MyJewell for student access
December 17–January 16 Semester Break – NO CLASSES
December 23–January 2 Christmas Holiday Break – CAMPUS CLOSED

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