University General Course Catalog 2016-2017 
    
    Aug 20, 2018  
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6. Academic Calendar



Fall 2016

April 

7   Thursday  
  • Application Deadline for First Year Applicants
         
June

1   Wednesday  
  • Deadline for August graduation applications
       
  • Acceptance of Admission Deadline for First Year Applicants
3   Friday  
  • New Transfer Student Orientation 
15   Wednesday  
  • New Transfer Student Orientation 
20-21   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation 
23-24   Thurs-Fri  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation 
27   Monday  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
29   Wednesday  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
         
July

TBA   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s Applicants
5-6   Tues-Wed  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
8   Friday  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
11-12   Mon-Tues  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
14   Thursday  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
15   Friday  
  • Acceptance of Admission Deadline for Transfer/Second Bachelor’s Applicants
16   Saturday  
  • New Transfer Student Orientation
18    Monday  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
20-21   Wed-Thurs  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
22   Friday  
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation
August

TBA      
  •  New Undergraduate Student Orientation
5   Friday  
  • Deadline for submitting thesis/dissertation and Notice of Completion with Grad School for August graduation
19   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for Non-Degree/Graduate Special Applicants
       
  • Final day to apply for change of residency for Fall Semester 
22   Monday  
  • Fall Semester Faculty reporting date
25   Thursday  
  • New Graduate Student Orientation/Reception
       
  • All residence halls open at 10:00 a.m., except Canada and Sierra
26   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.
27   Saturday  
  • Late fees assessed
29   Monday  
  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
         
September

2   Friday  
  • Final day to add or swap classes without permission from instructor
5   Monday  
  • Labor Day (no classes, campus closed)
8   Thursday  
  • 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
26   Monday  
  • Second fee payment due for those on payment plan
         
October

1   Saturday  
  • Deadline for December graduation applications 
7   Friday  
  • Final day to request a 50% refund if completely withdrawing from the university
26   Wednesday   
  • Final fee payment due
28   Friday  
  • Nevada Day (no classes; campus closed)
         
November

         
2   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 
11   Friday  
  • Veteran’s Day observed (no classes; campus closed)
23   Wednesday  
  • Notice of Completion due for doctoral students being hooded during December commencement
24   Thursday  
  • Thanksgiving Day (no classes; campus closed)
25   Friday  
  • Family Day (no classes; campus closed)
         
December

2   Friday  
  • Final day for submitting thesis/dissertation and notice of completion with Graduate School for December graduation
10   Saturday  
  • COMMENCEMENT
14   Wednesday   
  • Prep Day (no classes - campus open)
       
  • Final class meeting week begins 
21   Wednesday  
  • INSTRUCTION ENDS
23   Friday  
  • Fall semester ends - last day faculty on campus for fall semester 
26   Monday  
  • Christmas Holiday (campus closed) 
27   Tuesday  
  • Grade Submission Deadline in MyNEVADA by 5 p.m. 

FALL SEMESTER 2016

Number of Class Days (Monday, Aug. 29 , through Wednesday, Dec 21. ):  16 Mondays,  17 Tuesdays, 16 Wednesdays,  15 Thursdays, 14 Fridays =  78 days.

Spring 2017

November

1   Tuesday  
  • Enrollment for Wintermester and Spring 2017 begins
         
December

15   Thursday  
  • Application Deadline for First Year, Transfer, and Second Bachelor’s Applicants
30   Friday  
  • Wintermester fees due (without late fee); bills will not be sent 
         
January

2   Monday  
  • New Year’s Day (campus closed)
3   Tuesday  
  • Wintermester Instruction begins; late registration begins 
4   Wednesday  
  • Final day to receive a full refund for Wintermester classes 
       
  • 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 receive 100% refund of Wintermester classes 
5   Thursday  
  • Final Day to receive a 50% refund for Wintermester classes; a “W” will appear on transcripts
12   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 
13   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for NonDegree/Graduate Special Applicants
       
  • Final Day to apply for change of residency for the spring semester 
16   Monday  
  • Martin Luther King Day (campus closed)
17   Tuesday  
  • Spring Semester faculty reporting date 
19   Thursday  
  • New Graduate Student Orientation/Reception
20   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 
       
  • Wintermester instruction ends
       
  • New Student Orientation
22   Sunday  
  • Residence Halls open
23   Monday  
  • FIRST DAY OF CLASSES
       
  • Final grades for Wintermester due in MyNevada by 5:00 p.m.
27   Friday  
  • Final day to add classes without permission from the instructor 
         
February

1   Wednesday  
  • Final day to add or swap classes with the permission from the instructor 
       
  • Final day to change a course from letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade or audit to credit 
       
  • Priority deadline for WUE consideration for Fall 2017 semester
       
  • Priority deadline for Nevada Advantage consideration for Fall 2017 semester
       
  • Final day to receive 100% refund if dropping individual classes or completely withdrawing from the university
       
  • No refunds after this date unless completely withdrawing from the university; 50% refund for complete withdrawal begins
       
  • Priority deadline for scholarship consideration for Fall 2017
20   Monday  
  • President’s Day (no classes; campus closed)
       
  • Second fee payment due for those on payment plan
         
March

1   Wednesday  
  • Deadline for May graduation applications 
3   Friday  
  • Final day to request a 50% refund if completely withdrawing from the university
18-26      
  • Spring Break (no classes; campus open)
20   Monday  
  • Final fee payment due
27   Monday  
  • Summer Session registration begins 
         
April

3   Monday  
  • Fall 2017 registration begins 
4   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 
7   Friday  
  • Application Deadline for Fall 2017 for First Year applicants
         
May

5   Friday  
  • Notice of Completion due for doctoral students being hooded during May Commencement
10   Wednesday  
  • Prep Day (no classes; campus open)
       
  • Final class meeting week begins 
12   Friday  
  • Final date for submitting thesis/dissertation and notice of completion with Graduate School for May graduation
16   Tuesday  
  • “Honor the Best” Celebration
17   Wednesday  
  • INSTRUCTION ENDS
18   Thursday   
  • COMMENCEMENT - 5:00 p.m. on the University Quadrangle for the following colleges:
    • College of Engineering;
    • College of Science;
    • Orvis School of Nursing.

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

19   Friday  
  • COMMENCEMENT - 8:00 a.m. on the University Quadrangle for the following colleges:
    • College of Business;
    • Division of Health Sciences.

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

       
  • COMMENCEMENT - 5:00 p.m. on the University Quadrangle for the following colleges:
    • College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources;
    • College of Education.

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

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

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

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

SPRING SEMESTER 2017

Number of Class Days (Tuesday, Jan. 23 , through Wednesday, May 17 ): 15 Mondays, 16 Tuesdays, 15 Wednesdays, 15 Thursdays, 15  Fridays = 76 days.

Summer 2017

May

19   Friday  
  • Final day to pay all Mini-session tuition & regular session fees before late registration fees are assessed
22   Monday  
  • MINI-SESSION CLASSES BEGIN
23   Tuesday  
  • Final day to register for mini-session classes 
       
  • Final day to receive 100% refund for mini-session classes
       
  • Final day to change a mini-session class from letter grade to S/U or S/U to letter grade or audit to credit 
24   Wednesday  
  • Final day to drop mini-session classes and receive a 50% refund
       
  • Final day to withdraw without from classes and receive a “W” 
       
  • Final day to change mini-session from credit to audit 
29   Monday  
  • Memorial Day (no classes; campus closed)
         
June

1   Thursday  
  • Deadline for August graduation applications 
2   Friday   
  • Final day to drop mini-session classes
9   Friday   
  • MINI-SESSION INSTRUCTION ENDS
       
  • Final day to pay all 1st session tuition & fees before late registration fees are assessed 
       
  • Faculty to post final grades for mini-session in MyNEVADA by 5:00 p.m. 
12   Monday   
  • FIRST-SESSION CLASSES BEGIN
14   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 *
16   Friday  
  • Final day to drop first-session classes and receive a 50% refund
30   Friday  
  • Final day to change first-session from credit to audit 
       
  • Final day to withdraw without from classes and receive a “W” 
         
July

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

4   Friday  
  • Final day to change second-term from credit to audit 
       
  • Final day to withdraw from classes and receive a “W” 
17   Thursday  
  • SECOND SESSION INSTRUCTION ENDS
18   Friday  
  • Application deadline for NonDegree/Graduate Special applicants 
       
  • Faculty to post final grades for second session in MyNEVADA by 5 p.m. 
       
  • Final grades available to students in MyNEVADA 
       
  • New Undergraduate Student Orientation sessions