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Academic Calendar 2008-2009

The following dates are for the 2008 – 2009 Academic school year.

Fall Semester 2008

Date Description
Aug. 11, Mon Faculty/Staff Conference
Aug. 16, Sat. Residence Halls Open for New Students
Aug. 18-19 Spiritual Life Orientation
Aug. 18, Mon Graduate Classes Begin
Aug. 20, Wed. Convocation Ceremony* 10:20 am Suckau Chapel
Aug. 20, Wed Traditional Undergrad Classes Begin
Aug. 27, Wed. Last day to ADD Courses
Sept. 1, Mon. Labor Day: Admin. Offices Closed/ No Classes
Sept. 5, Fri. SLT Fair
Sept. 14-15 College Preview
Sept. 26, Fri. Fall Enrollment Closes
Sept. 30, Tues. Day of Prayer (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Oct. 13-16 Mid-term Exams (Classes Meet)
Oct. 20-22 Bible Conference* (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Oct. 23-26 Fall Break (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Oct. 27, Mon. Last Day to DROP Courses
Nov. 1, Sat Refund of institutional aid may be requested
Nov. 17-26 Registration for Winter and Spring, 2009
Nov. 26, Wed. Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Nov. 27, Thurs. Thanksgiving Day: Admin Offices Closed/No classes
Nov. 28 Fri. Admin Offices Closed/ No Classes
Dec. 8, Mon. Regular classes meet
Dec. 9-11 Final Exams (Undergrad/Grad
Dec. 12, Fri. Residence Halls Close at Noon
Dec. 24-Jan. 2 Admin. Offices Closed
Dec. 25, Thurs. Christmas Day
Jan. 1, Thurs. New Years Day

Winter Semester 2009

Date Description
Jan. 5-9 Winter Sessions +
Jan 7 Last day to DROP Courses (for Winter Semester)

Spring Semester 2009

Date Description
Jan. 12, Mon. Graduate and Traditional Undergrad Classes Begin
Jan. 12, Mon. Convocation Ceremony* 10:20 am, Suckau Chapel
Jan 19, Mon. Martin Luther King Day (No classes, Offices closed)
Jan. 20, Tues. Last Day to ADD Courses
Jan. 21, Wed. Spring Enrollment Closes
Feb. 2-5 The Jared Burkholder Conference on Global Engagement (No Trad. Undergrad Classes)
Feb. 3-4 Camp Fair
Feb. 15-16 College Preview Days and Music Scholarship Auditions
Feb 24, Tues. Day of Prayer (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Mar. 9-12 Mid-Term Exams (Classes Meet)
Mar. 16-20 Spring Break (Undergrad/ Grad)
Mar. 26 Last day to DROP Courses (Without academic penalty)
Apr. 1, Wed. Refund of institutional aid may be requested
Apr. 1-9 Registration for Summer and Fall 2008
Apr 10, Fri. Good Friday (Admin Offices Closed)
Apr 12 Easter Sunday
Apr 13, Mon. Easter Holiday (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Apr 14, Tues. Classes resume
Apr. 27-30 Finals for Graduating Seniors/Grad Students
May 1, Fri. Honors Convocation/Baccalaureate* 10:30 am Suckau Chapel
May 2, Sat. Commencement 2:00 pm (Trinity Church)
May 4, Mon. Regular Classes Meet
May 5-7 Finals Week, All students not graduating
May 8, Fri. Residence Halls close at noon

Summer Semester 2009

Date Description
April 27 - Aug 13 EXCEL Classes
May 11 - July 27 Graduate Classes
May 11-22 First Session+ Undergraduate Classes
May 25, Mon Memorial Day (Offices Closed)
June 1-12 Second Session+ Undergraduate Classes
June 15-26 Third Session+ Undergraduate Classes

Fall Semester 2009

Date Description
Aug. 4, Tues. Faculty/Staff Conference
Aug. 15, Sat. Residence Halls Open for New Students
Aug. 17, Mon. Graduate classes begin
Aug. 19, Wed. Convocation Ceremony* 10:20 am Suckau Chapel
Aug. 19, Wed. Traditional Undergrad Classes Begin
Aug. 19, Wed. Spiritual Life Orientation 7pm
Aug. 20, Thurs. Spiritual Life Orientation 10:20 am
Aug. 26, Wed. Last day to ADD Courses
Sept. 7, Mon. Labor Day: Admin. Offices Closed/ No Classes
Sept. 11, Fri. SLT Fair
Sept. 29, Tues. Day of Prayer (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Oct. 12-15 Mid-term Exams (Classes Meet)
Oct. 19-21 Bible Conference* (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Oct. 22-23  Fall Break (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Oct. 26, Mon. Last Day to DROP Courses 
Nov. 1, Sun.  Refund of institutional aid may be requested
Nov. 16-25 Registration for Winter and Spring, 2010
Nov. 25, Wed. Thanksgiving Break/No Classes
Nov. 26, Thurs. Thanksgiving Day: Admin Offices Closed/No classes
Nov. 27 Fri. Admin Offices Closed/ No Classes
Dec. 7, Mon. Regular classes meet
Dec. 8-10 Final Exams (Undergrad/Grad)
Dec. 11, Fri. Residence Halls Close at Noon
Dec. 24-Jan. 4 Admin. Offices Closed
Dec. 25, Fri Christmas Day
Jan. 1, Fri  New Years Day

Winter Semester 2010

Date Description
Jan. 4-15 Winter Sessions +
Jan 5 Last day to DROP Courses (for Winter Semester)

*Required attendance

+Last Day to ADD a course is the first Monday of the winter or summer sessions; the last Day to DROP a course without academic penalty is the first Thursday of the first week.

Spring Semester 2010

Date Description
Jan. 18. Mon. Martin Luther King Day ( Offices Closed)
Jan. 19, Tues. Graduate and Traditional Undergrad Classes Begin
Jan. 19, Tues. Convocation Ceremony* 10:20 am, Suckau Chapel
Jan. 19, Tues.  Last Day to ADD Courses
Jan. 20, Wed. Spring Enrollment Closes
Feb. 1-4 The Jared Burkholder Conference on Global Engagement (No Trad. Undergrad Classes)
Feb 23, Tues. Day of Prayer (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Mar. 8-11 Mid-Term Exams (Classes Meet)
Mar. 15-19 Spring Break (Undergrad/ Grad)
Mar. 26 Last day to DROP Courses (Without academic penalty)
Mar.29-Apr.9 Registration for Summer and Fall 2010
Apr, 1, Thurs. Refund of institutional aid may be requested
Apr 2, Fri. Good Friday (Admin Offices Closed)
4-Apr Easter Sunday
Apr 5, Mon               Easter Holiday (No Traditional Undergrad Classes)
Apr 6, Tues, Classes resume
May 3-6 Finals for Graduating Seniors/Grad Students
May 7, Fri. Honors Convocation/Baccalaureate* 10:30 am Suckau Chapel
May 8, Sat. 

Commencement 2:00 pm
Westside Church, 15050 W. Dodge Road

May 10-13 Finals Week, All students not graduating
May 14, Fri. Residence Halls close at noon

Summer Semester 2010

Undergrad. Classes

Date Description
May 17-28 First Session+
May 31, Mon. Memorial Day (Offices Closed) 
June 1-11 Second Session+
June 14-25 Third Session+

EXCEL Classes

Date Description
April 26 - Aug 12 EXCEL Classes

Graduate Classes

Date Description
May 17 - July 29 Graduate Classes

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