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Registrar Academic Calendar 

For Undergraduate, Braniff Graduate School, and Ann & Joe O. Neuhoff School of Ministry

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Summer 2020

Summer 2020 Calendar

May 19 -June 5: Mayterm begins for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM. (Online Only)

June 8 -July 10: Summer I begins for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM. (Online Only)

July 3 - July 6: Independence Day Observed; university closed.

July 13 - August 14: Summer II begins for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM. (Online Only)

August 21: August conferral of degree date for all programs. No ceremony.

Fall 2020

August 3:  Online registration and verification opens for continuing students.

August 12:  Faculty Day. Opening of academic year for faculty. Grades for removal of incompletes for  Braniff Graduate Students from spring and summer semesters due in Registrar's Office. Grad COB Fall new student orientation.

TBD:  Residence Halls open for new students and continuing students.

August 14-18:  New student orientation and registration.

August 17 - August 20:  ADD/DROP period for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM graduate students.

August 19:  Fall classes begin for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.

August 24: GCOB Fall Trimester Begins

August 18:  Mass of the Holy Spirit - 5:00PM

August 21:  August conferral of degree date for all programs. No ceremony.  

August 25:  Online registration closes at 11:59pm.  .

August 28:  Add/Drop Deadline. Must be completed by the Registrar's Office and the ADD/DROP Form must have signature of Department Chair and Course Instructor.

August 31: Rome Online Classes Begin

September 2:  Last day to file "Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information." See Registrar's  Office for details. Last day to verify Fall classes by removing from schedule in Banner VVV-V000-7VE .

September 7:  Labor Day. Classes will be held for undergraduates, Braniff & SOM.

September 12: Rome students depart.

September 14:  Information for spring schedule due from Departments to Registrar.

September 16:  Incomplete grades for undergraduates from Spring and Summer semesters due
(excluding students with earlier deadlines under Academic Discipline policies).

September 22:  Last day to change course registration from credit to audit.

September 24 : Deadline for filing application for graduation in December (undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM).

October 2:  Fall Reading Day. No classes for undergraduates, Braniff, and School of Ministry. 

October 5 - October 9:  Mid-semester period.

October 8 - October 10: Ministry Conference

October 12:  Mid-semester grades due.

October 18- October 24:  Charity Week.

October 30:  Last day to withdrawal from classes for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.

TBD:  Advising and online early registration for Spring 2020 and Fall Interterm for continuing undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.

October 31:  Fall Odyssey Day I.

November 7: Fall Fest

November 14:  Fall Odyssey Day II

November 18: All Campus Thanksgiving Dinner

November 19: Last day of instruction in the main Fall session for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.

November 21:  Final examinations begin

November 24:  GCOB Fall Trimester Ends

November 25:  Final examinations end; official close of the semester; Christmas recess begins at close of  last examination period. 

November 30 - December 19: Interterm for session for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM, December Term session for GCOB. No campus housing is available this year for Interterm.

December 5:  Commencement ceremony (tentative)

December 10:  Rome Students Return

December 21: Fall Interterm grades due to the Registrar.

December 31:  December conferral of degree date for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.  No ceremony. 

Spring 2021

January 4 - January 29:  Registration and verification for Spring classes.  ADD/DROP for continuing students.

January 15:  Grades due for removal of Incompletes for Braniff Liberal Arts Fall 2020.

January 18:  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes.  University offices closed.

January 20:  Spring classes begin for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.

January 29: Last day courses may be added (signature of course instructor required in addition to department chair beginning January 27.)  Last day course may be dropped without record. See Withdrawal Policy for drops after this date.

January 28 - January 30: Groundhog Weekend .

February 3:  Final day to verify Spring class registration.

February 10:  Grades for removal of Fall 2020 incompletes for undergraduates due to Registrar.

February 15:  Spring Crusader Preview Day .

February 19 - 20:  Scholars of Excellence Day

February 23 - February 24:  Students graduating in May 2020 verify at Registrar's Office.

February 23: Last day to change course registration from credit to audit.

March 5: Spring Reading Day

March 8 - March 12:  Spring mid-terms exams.

March 18 - March 19:  Spring Break for undergraduates, Braniff, & SOM.

March 26 - March 27:  Meet Us at the Tower I.

April 6:  Last day to withdraw from classes. 

April 1 - April 5 : Easter Recess. University Offices Closed April 2 - April 5 . 

April 12 - May 14:  Advising & Fall 2021 Pre-Registration for continuing undergraduates, Braniff & SOM.

April 16 - April 17:  Meet us at the Tower II. 

April 20: GCOB Spring Trimester Ends. GCOB May Term Begins.

May 1: Primafaira

May 4:  Convocation. Spring classes end for undergraduates, Braniff & SOM. 

May 6:  Final Exams Begin.

May 9: GCOB May Term Ends.

May 10:  Final Exams End.

May 11:  Final grades must be turned into Registrar by noon for May graduates.

May 15: NSOM End of Year Mass and Graduate Reception

May 16:  Commencement.

May 19:  All remaining Spring grades due in Registrar's office by noon. 


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