2016–2017 Academic Calendar

Includes start/stop dates for standard semester, online programs, and weekend college schedules.

Subject to revision through January 1, 2016

Fall Semester 2016

August 16

President’s Breakfast and All-Campus Opening Activities

August 17

Fall faculty meeting and faculty development workshops

August 17

Residence halls open for students attending New Student Registration on August 18

August 18

Final registration session for new students

August 18

Residence halls open for new students who registered in summer

August 19-21

New Student Orientation (Arch Ceremony on August 19)

August 20

Residence halls open for upperclassmen

August 22

Classes begin for standard semester session

August 26

Last day to add a class or section for standard semester session *

August 29
Last day to drop a class or section for standard semester session *

August 29

Block 1 begins for online degree programs

September 5

Labor Day (No classes)

September 9-10-11

Fall Weekend College begins

October 10-11

Mid Fall Recess: No classes for standard semester sections

October 19

Report grades less than “C” in standard semester session classes

October 23

Block I ends for online degree programs

October 24

Block II begins for online degree programs

November 2

Last day to withdraw from standard semester session classes

November 18-19-20

Fall Weekend College, final meetings of session

November 23-27

Thanksgiving Recess (No classes)

December 9

Deadline for seniors to apply for May 2017 Graduation

December 9

Final class day for standard semester session

December 12-15

Final exams for standard semester session

December 18

Block II ends for online degree programs

December 21

Final grades due for all sessions by 9 am

Spring Semester 2017

January 6-7-8
Winter Weekend College begins

January 8

Residence Halls open

January 9

Classes begin for standard semester session and Block I of online degree programs

January 13
Last day to add a class or section for standard semester session *

January 16

Martin Luther King Day (No classes)

January 17

Last day to drop a class or section for standard semester session *

March 5

Block I ends for online degree programs

March 6

Block II begins for online degree programs

March 6-10

Spring break for standard semester session classes

March 13

Report grades less than “C” in standard semester session classes

March 17-18-19

Winter Weekend College, final meetings of session

March 27

Last day to withdraw from classes for standard semester session classes *

March 31, April 1-2

Spring Weekend College begins

April 14-17

Easter Holiday (No classes)

April 28

Final class day for standard semester session

April 28
Deadline for seniors to apply for December 2017 graduation

April 30

Block II ends for online degree programs

May 1-4

Final exams for standard semester session

May 6

Undergraduate and Graduate Commencement

May 10

Final grades due for all sessions by 9 am

May 19-20-21

Spring Weekend College, final meetings of session

Summer Sessions 2017

 Block Online Degree Programs

Block I

May 8-July 2

Block II

July 3-August 27

Summer Day/Evening

No Classes Held on Memorial Day or July 4th

12 weeks

May 8-July 30

8 weeks

May 29-July 23

6 weeks

May 8-June 18

6 weeks

June 19-July 30

Summer Weekend

June 9-10-11

 beginning dates

July 21-22-23

 final meetings of session

Notes: Operations during inclement weather are reported at https://www.findlay.edu/offices/student-affairs/safety-security/Campus-Alerts.

In most instances, inclement weather does not interrupt online class delivery.

*Withdrawals from a course after the session has started may incur financial liability. It is the student's responsibility to review the Tuition Refund Policy prior to withdrawal.