University General Course Catalog 2015-2016 
    
    Aug 20, 2018  
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6. Academic Calendar



Fall 2015

May

1   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for First Year Applicants
         
June

1   Monday  
  • Deadline for August graduation applications
15   Monday  
  • Acceptance of Admission Deadline for First Year Applicants
       
  • New Transfer Student Orientation
17-18   Wed-Thur  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
22-23   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
25-26   Thurs-Fri  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
29   Monday  
  • New Transfer Student Orientation
         
July

1   Wednesday  
  • Application Deadline for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s Applicants
1-2  

Wed-Thur

 
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
6-7   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
9-10   Thurs-Fri  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
13-14   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
15   Wednesday  
  • Acceptance of Admission Deadline for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s Applicants
16-17   Thur-Fri  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
20-21   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
24   Friday  
  • New Transfer Student Orientation
27-28   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
30-31   Thur-Fri  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
August

3-4   Mon-Tue  
  •  New Undergraduate Student Orientation
7   Friday  
  • Deadline for submitting thesis/dissertation and Notice of Completion with Grad School for August graduation
14   Friday  
  •  Final day to apply for change of residency for Fall semester
       
  • Application Deadline for Non-Degree/Graduate Special Applicants
17   Monday  
  • Fall Semester Faculty reporting date
20   Thursday  
  • New Graduate Student Orientation/Reception
       
  • All residence halls open at 10:00 a.m., except Canada and Sierra
21   Friday  
  • Fall Semester fees due; final day to pay all fees without incurring late payment fees
       
  • Final day for initial registration
       
  • First payment due for those students on payment plan
       
  • Opening Ceremony
       
  • Canada and Sierra residence halls open at 10:00 a.m.
22   Saturday  
  • Late fees assessed
24   Monday  
  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
28   Friday  
  • Final day to add classes without permission from instructor
         
September

2   Wednesday  
  • Final day to add or swap classes with permission from instructor
       
  • Final day to receive 100% refund if dropping individual classes or completely withdrawing from the university
       
  • Final day to change from a letter grade to S/U or S/U to a letter grade or audit to credit
       
  • No refunds after this date unless completely withdrawing from the university; 50% refund for complete withdrawal begins
7   Monday  
  • Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)
21   Monday  
  • Second fee payment due for those on payment plan
         
October

1   Thursday  
  • Deadline for December graduation applications
2   Friday  
  • Final day to request a 50% refund if completely withdrawing from the university
21   Wednesday  
  • Final fee payment due. Students administratively withdrawn from classes if two-thirds of total owed is not paid
28   Wednesday  
  • Final day to drop classes and receive a “W”
       
  • Final day to change from credit to audit
       
  • No dropping of individual classes after this deadline
30   Friday  
  • Nevada Day (no classes; campus closed)
         
November

         
11   Wednesday  
  • Veteran’s Day observed (no classes; campus closed)
18   Wednesday  
  • Notice of Completion due for doctoral students being hooded during December commencement
26   Thursday  
  • Thanksgiving Day (no classes; campus closed)
27   Friday  
  • Family Day (no classes; campus closed)
         
December

4   Friday  
  • Final day for submitting thesis/dissertation and notice of completion with Graduate School for December graduation
5   Saturday  
  • COMMENCEMENT
9   Wednesday  
  • Prep Day (no classes - campus open)
10   Thursday  
  • Final class meeting week begins
16   Wednesday  
  • INSTRUCTION ENDS
21   Monday  
  • Faculty to post final grades in MyNEVADA by 5 p.m.
       
  • Fall semester ends - last day faculty on campus for fall semester
25   Friday  
  • Christmas Holiday (campus closed)

FALL SEMESTER 2015

Number of Class Days (Monday, Aug. 24 , through Wednesday, Dec 16. ):  16 Mondays,  17 Tuesdays, 16 Wednesdays,  15 Thursdays, 14 Fridays =  78 days.

Spring 2016

November

2   Monday  
  • Enrollment for Wintermester and Spring 2016 begins; registration dates are the same for both terms
         
December

15   Tuesday  
  • Application Deadline for First Year, Transfer, and Second Bachelor’s Applicants
28   Monday  
  • Wintermester fees due (without late fee); bills will not be sent
       
  • Wintermester Instruction begins; late registration begins
29   Tuesday  
  • Final day to receive a full refund for Wintermester classes
       
  • Late registration for Wintermester closes; late fees apply
       
  • Final Day to add Wintermester classes
       
  • Final Day to change Wintermester classes from audit to credit, letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade
       
  • Final Day to pay for Wintermester classes; late fees assessed
       
  • Final Day to receive 100% refund of Wintermester classes
30   Wednesday  
  • Final Day to receive a 50% refund for Wintermester classes; a “W” will appear on transcripts
January

1   Friday  
  • New Year’s Day (campus closed)
7   Thursday  
  • Final Day to drop Wintermester classes and receive a “W”
       
  • Final Day to change Wintermester classes from credit to audit
       
  • Final Day to withdraw from Wintermester classes
8   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for NonDegree/Graduate Special Applicants
       
  • Final Day to apply for change of residency for the spring semester
9   Saturday  
  • Accept Admissions Deadline for First Year, Transfer, and Second Bachelor’s Applicants
11   Monday  
  • Spring Semester faculty reporting date
14   Thursday  
  • New Graduate Student Orientation/Reception
15   Friday  
  • Spring Semester fees due; final day to pay without incurring late payment fees
       
  • First payment due for those students on a payment plan
       
  • Final day for initial registration for spring
       
  • New Student Orientation
       
  • Wintermester instruction ends
16   Saturday  
  • Late fees assessed
17   Sunday  
  • Residence Halls open
18   Monday  
  • Martin Luther King Day (campus closed)
19   Tuesday  
  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
25   Monday  
  • Final day to add classes without permission from the instructor
28   Thursday  
  • Final day to add or swap classes with the permission from the instructor
       
  • Final day to receive 100% refund if dropping individual classes or completely withdrawing from the university
       
  • Final day to change a course from letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade or audit to credit
29   Friday  
  • No refunds after this date unless completely withdrawing from the university; 50% refund for complete withdrawal begins
         
February

 1   Monday  
  • Priority deadline for WUE consideration for Fall 2016 semester
       
  • Priority deadline for scholarship consideration for Fall 2016
15   Monday  
  • President’s Day (no classes; campus closed)
       
  • Second fee payment due for those on payment plan
26   Friday  
  • Final day to request a 50% refund if completely withdrawing from the university
         
March

1   Tuesday  
  • Deadline for May graduation applications
15   Tuesday  
  • Final fee payment due. Students administratively withdrawn from classes if two-thirds of total owed is not paid
19-27      
  • Spring Break (no classes; campus open)
21   Monday  
  • Summer Session registration begins
29   Tuesday  
  • Final day to drop classes and receive a “W”
       
  • Final day to change from credit to audit
       
  • No dropping of individual classes after this date
         
April

1   Friday  
  • Fall 2016 registration begins
         
May

1   Sunday  
  • Notice of Completion due for doctoral students being hooded during May Commencement
4   Wednesday  
  • Prep Day (no classes; campus open)
5   Thursday  
  • Final class meeting week begins
6   Friday  
  • Final date for submitting thesis/dissertation and notice of completion with Graduate School for May graduation
TBA      
  • “Honor the Best” Celebration
11   Wednesday  
  • INSTRUCTION ENDS
13   Friday  
  • COMMENCEMENT - 8:00 a.m. on the University Quadrangle for the following colleges:
    • College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources;
    • College of Business;
    • Division of Health Sciences. 

Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees will be awarded at this ceremony.

       
  • COMMENCEMENT - 4:55 p.m. on the University Quadrangle for the following colleges:
    • College of Engineering;
    • College of Science.

Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees will be awarded at this ceremony.

14   Saturday  
  • COMMENCEMENT - 8:00 a.m. on the University Quadrangle for the following colleges:
    • College of Education;
    • College of Liberal Arts;
    • Reynolds School of Journalism.

Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees will be awarded at this ceremony.

16   Monday  
  • Faculty to post final grades in MyNEVADA - 5 p.m.
       
  • Spring semester ends-last day faculty on campus for spring semester
18   Wednesday  
  • Final grades available to students in MyNEVADA
30   Monday  
  • Memorial Day (campus closed; no classes)

SPRING SEMESTER 2016

Number of Class Days (Tuesday, Jan. 19 , through Wednesday, May 11 ): 14 Mondays, 16 Tuesdays, 16 Wednesdays, 15 Thursdays, 16  Fridays = 77 days.

Summer 2016

May

1   Sunday  
  • Application Deadline for Fall 2016 for First Year applicants
13   Friday  
  • Final day to pay all Mini-session tuition & fees before late registration fees are assessed
16   Monday  
  • MINI-SESSION CLASSES BEGIN
17   Tuesday  
  • Final day to register for mini-session classes
       
  • Final day to receive 100% refund for mini-session classes
       
  • Final day to add classes for mini-session
       
  • Final day to change a mini-session class from letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade or audit to credit
18   Wednesday  
  • Final day to drop mini-session classes and receive a 50% refund
26   Thursday  
  • Final day to withdraw without from classes and receive a “W”
       
  • Final day to change mini-session from credit to audit
30   Monday  
  • Memorial Day (no classes; campus closed)
         
June

1   Wednesday  
  • Deadline for August graduation applications
       
  • Accept Admission Deadline for First Year applicants
3   Friday  
  • MINI-SESSION INSTRUCTION ENDS
       
  • Final day to pay all 1st session tuition & fees before late registration fees are assessed
6   Monday  
  • Faculty to post final grades for mini-session in MyNEVADA by 5:00 p.m.
       
  • FIRST-SESSION CLASSES BEGIN
8   Wednesday  
  • Final day to receive 100% refund for first-session classes
       
  • Final day to register for first-session classes
       
  • Final day to add classes for first-session
       
  • Final day to change a first-session class from letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade or audit to credit
10   Friday  
  • Final day to drop first-session classes and receive a 50% refund
24   Friday  
  • Final day to change first-session from credit to audit
       
  • Final day to withdraw without from classes and receive a “W”
         
July

1   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s applicants
4   Monday  
  • Independence Day observed (no classes; campus closed)
8   Friday  
  • FIRST-SESSION INSTRUCTION ENDS
       
  • Final day to pay all 2nd session tuition & fees before late registration fees are assessed
11   Monday  
  • Faculty to post final grades for first-session in MyNEVADA by 5:00 p.m.
       
  • SECOND SESSION CLASSES BEGIN
13   Wednesday  
  • Accept Admission Deadline for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s applicants
       
  • Final grades available to students in MyNEVADA
       
  • Final day to receive 100% refund for second-session classes
       
  • Final day to register for second-session classes
       
  • Final day to add classes for second-session
       
  • Final day to change a second-session class from letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade or audit to credit
15   Friday  
  • Final day to drop second-session classes and receive a 50% refund
       
  • Final day to change second-term from credit to audit
29   Friday  
  • Final day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W”
         
August

12   Friday  
  • SECOND SESSION INSTRUCTION ENDS
15   Monday  
  • Faculty to post final grades for second session in MyNEVADA by 5 p.m.
17   Wednesday  
  • Final grades available to students in MyNEVADA
19   Friday  
  • Application deadline for NonDegree/Graduate Special applicants
TBA      
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation sessions