Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2017-2018

FALL 2017

August 20 Sunday. International and graduate student arrivals. Campus open for all returning students
August 21 Monday. International and graduate student orientation
August 22 - 25 Tuesday - Friday. Orientation for all new students
August 25 Friday. Convocation for all new students
August 28 Monday. Undergraduate (First 7-week undergraduate session and full-semester session) and graduate classes begin
September 1 Friday. Drop/add ends, first 7-week undergraduate session
September 8 Friday. Drop/add ends, graduate classes and 14-week undergraduate session
October 1 - 8 Sunday – Sunday. Chinese National Day Holiday (includes Mid-Autumn Festival) – No classes
October 19 Thursday. First 7-week undergraduate session ends
October 23 – 25 Monday – Wednesday. No full-semester undergraduate classes held
October 23 Monday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations begin
October 25 Wednesday. First 7-week undergraduate session final examinations end
October 30 Monday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins
November 3 Friday. Drop/add ends, second 7-week undergraduate session
November 30 Thursday. Graduate classes end
December 1 - 5 Friday – Tuesday. Graduate reading days
December 6 - 8 Wednesday – Friday. Graduate exams
December 14 Thursday. Undergraduate classes end (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses)
December 18 Monday. Undergraduate final examinations begin (Second 7-week and fullsemester undergraduate courses)
December 20 Wednesday. Undergraduate final examinations end (Second 7-week and fullsemester undergraduate courses)
December 20 Wednesday. Closing ceremony for GLS fall 2017 program

Spring 2018

January 10 Monday. Graduate classes begin
January 23 Tuesday. Drop/add ends for graduate classes
February 12 Monday. Graduate break for Chinese New Year begins
February 15 –21 Thursday – Wednesday. Spring Festival – Chinese New Year – No classes
February 24 - 27 Saturday – Tuesday. Undergraduate Orientation
February 26 Monday. Graduate classes resume
February 27 Tuesday. Convocation for GLS spring 2018 program
February 28 Wednesday. First 7-week and full-semester undergraduate sessions begin
March 6 Tuesday. Drop/add ends, first 7-week undergraduate session
March 13 Tuesday. Drop/add ends, full-semester undergraduate session
April 5 – April 7 Thursday - Saturday. Qing Ming – Tomb Sweeping Day – No classes
April 18 Wednesday. First 7-week undergraduate session end (undergraduate classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
April 19 - 21 Thursday–Saturday. No full semester classes held
April 19 Thursday. First 7 week undergraduate session final examinations begin
April 21 Saturday. First 7 week undergraduate session final examinations end
April 23 Monday. Second 7-week undergraduate session begins
April 25 Wednesday. Graduate classes end (graduate classes meet on a Thursday schedule)
April 26 – May 1 Thursday – Tuesday. Graduate reading days
April 27 Friday. Drop/add ends, second 7-week undergraduate session
April 29 – May 1 Sunday – Tuesday. International Labor Day Celebration – May Day – No classes
May 2 – May 4 Wednesday – Friday. Graduate exams
June 12 Tuesday. Undergraduate classes end (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses)
June 13 Wednesday. Final examinations begin (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses)
June 15 Friday. Final examinations end (Second 7-week and full-semester undergraduate courses)
June 15 Friday. Closing ceremony for GLS spring 2018 program

Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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Academic Calendar 2015-2016

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Academic Calendar 2014-2015

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