University of Dayton
Academic Catalog 2014-15

Academic Calendar 2014-2015

The University of Dayton operates under an early semester, split third-term calendar. The academic year begins with the fifteen-week fall term, which ends before Christmas. The spring term, also fifteen weeks, begins in January and ends early in May. The third, or summer term, is split into two complete sessions of six weeks each.

Students may enroll for the traditional fall and spring semesters and have a four-month summer vacation; or they may add half terms or full terms to enrich their programs or speed the completion of their degree requirements. The University issues diplomas at the end of each term and holds ceremonies in May and December. Students who must earn their own money can have extra time for employment in spring and summer; or they may enroll for the third term and work during the fall or the spring term, when the employment market is not crowded with other college students.

Subject to change

FALL 2014
Date Description
Mon, Aug 4Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Thu, Aug 21New Faculty Orientation
Sat-Tue, Aug 23-26New Student Orientation
Sun, Aug 24Upperclass students move into UD Housing
Tue, Aug 26New Student Convocation
Tue, Aug 26Last day to complete registration
Wed, Aug 27Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
TBDNew Graduate Assistant Orientation 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mon, Sep 1Labor Day-- no classes
Wed, Sep 3Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Tue, Sep 9Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades
Wed, Sep 17Last day to drop classes without record
Wed, Oct 8Mid-Term Break begins after last class
Mon, Oct 13Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Wed, Oct 15Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for December 2014 graduation
Wed, Oct 22First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
TBDFamily Weekend
Sat, Nov 1Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for May 2015 graduation
Mon, Nov 10Last day to drop classes with record of W
Tue, Nov 25Thanksgiving recess begins after last class
Sat, Nov 29Saturday classes meet
Mon, Dec 1Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Mon, Dec 8Feast of the Immaculate Conception/Christmas on Campus--no classes
Fri, Dec 12Last day of classes
Sat, Dec 13Study Day
Sun, Dec 14Study Day
Mon-Fri, Dec 15-19Exams--Fall Term ends after final examinations
Fri, Dec 19University Housing closes for Christmas Break at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 20Diploma Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, Dec 23Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Fri, Dec 26Grades posted
Mon, Jan 26Last day to change Fall Term grades
CHRISTMAS BREAK
Date Description
Sun, Dec 21Christmas Break begins
Sun, Jan 11Christmas Break ends
SPRING 2015
Date Description
Fri, Jan 9Last day to complete registration
Mon, Jan 12Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Jan 16Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Jan 19Martin Luther King, Jr. Day--no classes
Mon, Jan 26Last day to change Fall Term grades
Sun, Feb 1Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for May 2015 graduation
Mon, Feb 2Last day to drop classes without record
Wed, Mar 4Mid-Term Break begins after last class
Thu, Mar 5Thursday only Graduate classes meet
Mon, Mar 9Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Wed, Mar 11First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Sun, Mar 15Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for August 2015 graduation
Wed, Apr 1Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for December 2015 graduation
Wed, Apr 1Easter Recess begins after last class
Mon, Apr 6Easter Monday--no day classes--classes resume at 4:30 p.m.
Wed, Apr 8Last day to drop classes with record of W
TBDBro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium- Alternate Day of Learning
Fri, Apr 24Last day of classes
Sat, Apr 25Study Day
Sun, Apr 26Study Day
Mon-Fri, Apr 27-May 1Exams-- Spring Term ends after final examinations
Sat, May 2Doctoral/Graduate Commencement Exercises at 12:45 p.m.
Sun, May 3Undergraduate Commencement Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, May 5Grades due by 9:00 a.m. Deficiency slips due in Deans' offices
Thu, May 7Grades posted
Mon, Jun 8Last day to change Spring Term grades
SUMMER 2015--FIRST SESSION
Date Description
Fri, May 8Last day to complete registration
Sat, May 9Saturday classes begin
Mon, May 11Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, May 12Last day for late Summer Term-First Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Thu, May 14Last day for late full Summer Term registration, change of grading options and schedules
Wed, May 20Last day to drop without record from First Session classes
Mon, May 25Memorial Day--no classes
Mon, Jun 1Last day to drop without record from full Summer Term classes
Mon, Jun 8Last day to drop with record of W from First Session classes
Mon, Jun 8Last day to change Spring Term grades
Fri-Sat, Jun 19-20Exams--full Summer Term classes do not meet- First Session ends after final examinations
Tue, Jun 23Grades due by 9:00 a.m. Deficiency slips due in Deans' offices
Thu, Jun 25Grades posted
Wed, Jul 1Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2015 graduation
Tue, Jul 28Last day to change First Session grades
SUMMER 2015--SECOND SESSION
Date Description
Fri, Jun 19Last day to complete registration
Sat, Jun 20Saturday classes begin
Mon, Jun 22Second Session classes begin
Tue, Jun 23Last day for late Summer Term-Second Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Wed, Jul 1Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2015 graduation
Wed, Jul 1Last day to drop without record from Second Session classes
Fri, Jul 3Independence Day observed--no classes
Mon, Jul 13Last day to drop with record of W from Second Session and full Summer Term classes
Tue, Jul 28Last day to change First Session grades
Fri-Sat, Jul 31-Aug 1Exams--Second Session and full Summer Term end after final examinations
Mon, Aug 3Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Tue, Aug 4Grades due by 9:00 a.m. Deficiency slips due in Deans' offices
Thu, Aug 6Grades posted
Tue, Sep 8Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades