February 1
Scholarship & scholars programs application deadline.

Mid-March
Financial aid packages posted in your CheckMarq account.

May 1
Submit deposit. Accept financial aid package.

Mid-June
Receive information about roommate(s) and assigned residence hall.

June 5-6, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 18-19; August 22
SPARK: pre-orientation program

Early-July
Receive tentative schedule for New Student and Family Orientation; receive information about refrigerator rentals, insurance, lofts, room sizes, etc.

Mid-July
Register for classes using CheckMarq

End of July
First-semester bill from the university posted to your account if you registered for classes in July; if you register for classes in August, your fall semester bill will be posted in early September

Early-August
Receive housing contract from the Office of Residence Life; credit for advanced placement, international baccalaureate work or college course work posted to your CheckMarq account (go to the bulletin for credit policy)

August 23
Orientation begins

August 27
First day of classes

September 3
Labor Day holiday

September 28 - 30
Family Weekend

October 18-21
Mid-term break; classes excused

November 21-25
Thanksgiving holiday; classes excused

December 10-14
Final exams

December 15 – January 13
Christmas break; classes excused

January 14
Classes resume

January 21, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday; classes excused

March 10-17
Spring break

April 18-22
Easter holiday

May 6-11
Final exams