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Listed below are the tentative 2016-2017 academic calendars. For detailed information or changes, students should visit the academic calendar Web site

For mini-term dates, please visit the Class Schedule Web page (under Registration Information) or call the Registration and Records Office at 915.747.5544.

Fall 2016

Aug 22nd Fall classes begin

Aug 22-25 Late registration

Sept 5th Labor Day Holiday – University closed

Sept 7th Fall Census Day Oct 28th Fall Drop/Withdrawal Deadline

Nov 24-25 Thanksgiving Holiday – University closed

Dec 2nd Fall Dead Day

Dec 5-9 Fall Final Exams

 Dec 10th Fall Commencement

Dec 26th Winter Holiday – University Closed

Wintermester 2017

Jan 2nd Wintermester classes begin; last day to register; Census Day

Jan 9th Wintermester Drop/Withdrawal deadline

Jan 14th Wintermester Final Exams

Spring 2017

Jan 16th Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – University closed

Jan 17th Spring classes begin

Jan 17-20 Spring late registration

Feb 1st Spring Census Day

Mar 13-17 Spring Break

Mar 30th Spring Drop/Withdrawal deadline

Mar 31st Cesar Chavez Holiday – no classes

April 14th Spring Study Day – no classes

May 5th Dead Day

May 8-12 Spring Final Exams

May 13th Spring Commencement

Maymester 2017

May 15th Maymester classes begin; last day to register; Census Day

May 22nd Maymester Drop/Withdrawal deadline

May 27th Maymester Final Exams

May 29th Memorial Day holiday – University closed

Summer 2017

June 12th Summer 1 & Full Term classes begin; last day to register

June 14th Summer 1 Census Day

June 19th Summer Full Term Census Day

June 30th Summer 1 Drop/Withdrawal Deadline

July 4th Independence Day Holiday – University closed

July 7th Summer Full Term Drop/Withdrawal deadline

July 10th Summer 1 Final Exams; Full Term classes do not meet

July 11th Summer 2 Classes Begin; last day to register for a class

July 13th Summer 2 Census Day

July 28th Summer 2 Drop/Withdrawal Deadline

Aug 4th & 7th Summer 2 & Full Term Final Exams


 Individual graduate programs often have earlier application deadlines or might accept applications for only specific semesters. Applicants should contact the departmental graduate advisor or the Graduate School.