Academic Calendar

Spring Semester 2017
Thursday, January 12 &
Friday, January 13
New Student Orientation
Monday, January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (buildings closed)
Tuesday, January 17 First Day of Spring Semester
Tuesday, January 17–
Monday, January 30
Drop-Add Period
Monday, March 20–
Sunday, March 26
Spring Recess
(no regularly scheduled classes or lessons)
Monday, April 10 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
Monday, April 24 Last Day of Spring Classes
(studio instruction continues)
Tuesday, April 25–
Monday, May 8
Examination and Jury Period
Monday, May 1 Last Day of Spring Studio Instruction
Tuesday, May 8–
Friday, May 12
Performance Week
Saturday, May 13 Commencement
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day (buildings closed)
Fall Semester 2017
Sunday, August 27–
Thursday, August 31
New Student Orientation
Monday, September 4 Labor Day (buildings closed)
Tuesday, September 5 First Day of Fall Semester
Tuesday, September 5–
Monday, September 18
Drop-Add Period
Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10 Fall Break
(no regularly scheduled classes or lessons)

Wednesday, November 22–
Sunday, November 26

Thanksgiving Recess
(no classes or lessons, buildings closed Thursday–Sunday)
Monday, November 27 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
Monday, December 11 Last Day of Fall Classes
(studio instruction continues)
Tuesday, December 12–
Friday, December 22
Examination and Jury Period
Monday, December 18 Last Day of Fall Studio Instruction
Friday, December 22 End of Fall Semester
Saturday, December 23–
Monday, January 1, 2018
Buildings closed
Spring Semester 2018
Thursday, January 12 &
Friday, January 13
New Student Orientation
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (buildings closed)
Tuesday, January 16 First Day of Spring Semester
Tuesday, January 16–
Monday, January 29
Drop-Add Period
Monday, March 19–
Sunday, March 25
Spring Recess
(no regularly scheduled classes or lessons)
Monday, April 9 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
Monday, April 23 Last Day of Spring Classes
(studio instruction continues)

Tuesday, April 24–
Monday, May 7

Examination and Jury Period
Monday, April 30 Last Day of Spring Studio Instruction
Monday, May 7–
Friday, May 11
Performance Week
Saturday, May 12 Commencement
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day (buildings closed)