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Academic Calendar

Dates are subject to change at the discretion of Ohio University.  For additional academic calendar information, visit the registrar's page.

Deadlines are 5:00 p.m. EST on the date indicated (unless otherwise noted). However, online transactions may be processed beyond 5:00 p.m. EST if the online application is available.

Fall Semester 2015-16

August 24, Monday 

  • Fall semester opening date
  • Fall semester classes begin – Athens and regional campuses
  • Bobcat Student Orientation – Last Chance Orientation

August 28, Friday 

  • Last day to add a fall semester class without instructor's approval 

August 29, Saturday

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 80% housing/dining refund

September 4, Friday 

  • Last day to register for fall semester

Note: Students who are in attendance by this date but fail to complete any registration procedures must pay a penalty for retroactive registration correction according to the following schedule:

September 5 – 11 $40

September 12 – 18 $60

September 19 – 25 $80

September 26 – October 2 $100

  • Last day to add a fall semester class (instructor's permission required)
  • Last day to remove (drop) a fall semester class from student's academic record with possible fee adjustment
    Note: September 5 – October 30 students may withdraw from one or more fall semester classes, but the course will remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment. 
  • Last day to receive partial fee adjustment (80%) of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for fall semester (all fall semester courses removed from the student's academic record)
  • Last day to apply for audit grading option for fall semester class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to apply for pass/fail grading option for fall semester class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to change a grading option for fall semester class (credit to audit, audit to credit, pass/fail to regular grade option, or regular grade option to pass/fail)
  • Last day to change college/major for fall semester (contact your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day for removing Incomplete grades incurred during last enrollment (if not removed, I grade will change to F)

September 5, Saturday 

  • Students may withdraw from one or more fall semester classes through October 30 (last day to withdraw from an individual class)
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with grade of WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing) and continues to be used in the calculation of tuition and fees. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition.
  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 60% housing/dining refund

September 7, Monday 

  • Labor Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

September 11, Friday

  • Deadline to waive fall semester health insurance and/or Student Legal Service
  • Deadline to waive fall semester WellBeing Plan for non-OHIO Guarantee students

September 12, Saturday 

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 40% housing/dining refund

September 18 – 20

  • Parents Weekend 

September 19, Saturday 

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 20% housing/dining refund 

September 21, Monday 

  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #1 due

September 28, Monday 

  • Last day to apply for graduation for fall semester
    Note: Official degree conferral date is December 12. Commencement is held at the conclusion of spring semester. 

October 2, Friday 

  • Fall Semester Reading Day (classes not in session; University is open)

October 5 - 10

  • Homecoming Week

October 19, Monday

  • Academic advising begins for spring semester registration for continuing students (contact advisor/college/department/school/regional campus student services office as appropriate)

October 21, Wednesday

  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #2 due

October 23, Friday

  • Relocate Day for regional campus students planning to attend Athens campus spring semester

October 26, Monday

  • Spring semester priority registration begins

October 30, Friday 

  • Last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your fall semester schedule
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment. 

November 6 –8

  • Dads Weekend

November 11, Wednesday 

  • Veterans Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

November 21, Saturday 

  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #3 due

November 25, Wednesday 

  • Thanksgiving Break begins – classes not in session

November 25 – November 29 

  • Thanksgiving Break – classes not in session
    Note: Residence halls will remain open. The dining facilities will be closed after lunch on Tuesday, November 24, through lunch on Sunday, November 29.

November 26, Thursday 

  • Thanksgiving Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

November 27, Friday 

  • Columbus Day holiday observed (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

November 30, Monday

  • Classes resume

December 4, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the University for fall semester (contact college or regional campus student services offices)
    Note: Courses remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grades and no fee adjustment.

December 5, Saturday 

  • Last day of classes for fall semester

December 7 – 12

  • Fall semester examination period

December 11, Friday

  • Last meal served on board plan (dinner)

December 12, Saturday 

  • Official degree conferral date. Commencement is held at the conclusion of spring semester
  • Residence halls close at 12:00 noon
  • Fall semester closing date

December 16, Wednesday

  • Deadline (12:00 noon) for all grades, including pending grades from previous terms for degree candidates

December 17, Thursday

  • Fall semester grades available

December 19, Saturday

  • Fall semester probation status available

December 21, Monday

  • Fall semester monthly payment plan installment #4 due

December 25 – January 1

  • Winter Closure (University closed)

 

Spring Semester 2015-16

October 19, Monday

  • Academic advising begins for spring semester registration for continuing students (contact advisor/college/department/school/regional campus student services office as appropriate)

October 23, Friday

  • Relocate Day for regional campus students planning to attend Athens campus spring semester

October 26, Monday

  • Spring semester priority registration begins

December 1, Tuesday 

  • Last day to withdraw from housing to avoid forfeiture of spring semester deposit of $200 (new spring semester admits only)

December 25 – January 1

  • Winter Closure (University closed)

January 4 –8

  • International Student Orientation

January 7, Thursday

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for all first-year and transfer undergraduate students
    Note: New international undergraduate students must first attend International Student Orientation and will be directed to attend Bobcat Student Orientation if eligible.

January 8, Friday

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for all first-year and transfer undergraduate students
    Note: New international undergraduate students must first attend International Student Orientation and will be directed to attend Bobcat Student Orientation if eligible.

January 9, Saturday 

  • Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.

January 10, Sunday 

  • Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.
  • Last day to cancel registration for spring semester (remove all courses and fees)
    Note: Cancellation of registration is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes.
  • First meal served on board plan (brunch) 

January 11, Monday 

  • Spring semester opening date
  • Spring semester classes begin – Athens and regional campuses

January 15, Friday 

  • Last day to add a spring semester class without instructor's approval

January 16, Saturday 

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 80% housing/dining refund

January 18, Monday 

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)

January 21, Thursday

  • Spring semester tuition and fees due for students registered by December 31
  • Spring semester monthly payment plan installment #1 due

January 22, Friday 

  • Last day to register for spring semester

Note: Students who are in attendance by this date but fail to complete any registration procedures must pay a penalty for retroactive registration correction according to the following schedule:

January 23 – 29 $40

January 30 – February 5 $60

February 6 – 12 $80

February 13 – 19 $100

  • Last day to add a spring semester class (instructor's permission required)
  • Last day to remove (drop) a spring semester class from student's academic record with possible fee adjustment
    Note: January 23 – March 25 students may withdraw from one or more spring semester classes, but the course will remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment.
  • Last day to receive partial fee adjustment (80%) of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for spring semester (all spring semester courses removed from the student's academic record) 
  • Last day to apply for audit grading option for spring semester class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to apply for pass/fail grading option for spring semester class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to change a grading option for spring semester class (credit to audit, audit to credit, pass/fail to regular grade option, or regular grade option to pass/fail)
  • Last day to change college/major for spring semester (contact your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day for removing Incomplete grades incurred during last enrollment (if not removed, I grade will change to F)

January 23, Saturday 

  • Students may withdraw from one or more spring semester classes through March 25 (last day to withdraw from an individual class)
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with grade of WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing) and continues to be used in the calculation of tuition and fees. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition.
  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 60% housing/dining refund

January 29, Friday 

  • Deadline to waive spring semester health insurance and/or Student Legal Service
  • Deadline to waive spring semester WellBeing Plan for non-OHIO Guarantee students

January 30, Saturday 

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 40% housing/dining refund

February 5 –7

  • Sibs Weekend

February 6, Saturday 

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 20% housing/dining refund

February 15, Monday 

  • Last day to apply for graduation for spring semester
    Note: Official degree conferral date is April 29 (graduate), April 30 (undergraduate), April 30 (medical). Commencement is held at the conclusion of spring semester (April 29 – graduate commencement; April 30 – undergraduate commencements; May 7 – Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine commencement). 
  • Summer semester registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

February 21, Sunday

  • Spring semester monthly payment plan installment #2 due

February 26, Friday

  • Last meal served on board plan before Spring Break (lunch)
  • Residence halls close at 8:00 p.m. for Spring Break

February 28 –March 5

  • Spring Break – classes not in session

March 6, Sunday

  • Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.
  • First meal served on board plan after Spring Break (brunch)

March 7, Monday

  • Classes resume

March 14, Monday

  • Academic advising begins for fall semester registration for continuing students (contact advisor/college/department/school/regional campus student services office as appropriate)

March 18, Friday 

  • Relocate Day for regional campus students planning to attend Athens campus fall semester 

March 21, Monday 

  • Fall semester priority registration begins
  • Spring semester monthly payment plan installment #3 due

March 25, Friday 

  • Last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your spring semester schedule
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment.

April 1 – 3

  • Moms Weekend

April 21, Thursday

  • Spring semester monthly payment plan installment #4 due

April 22, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw (drop all classes) from the University for spring semester (contact college or regional campus student services office)
    Note: Courses remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grades and no fee adjustment.

April 23, Saturday

  • Last day of classes for spring semester

April 25 – April 29 

  • Spring semester examination period 

April 29, Friday

  • Annual Graduate Commencement
  • Official degree conferral date for graduate degrees
  • Last meal served on board plan (dinner)
  • Residence halls close at 8:00 p.m.

April 30, Saturday

  • Spring semester closing date
  • Annual Undergraduate Commencements
  • Official degree conferral date for undergraduate and Osteopathic Medicine degrees

May 4, Wednesday

  • Deadline (12:00 noon) for all grades, including pending grades from previous terms for degree candidates 

May 5, Thursday

  • Spring semester grades available

May 7, Saturday

  • Annual Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement
  • Spring semester probation status available

Summer Semester 2015-16

Summer Session I (first summer session)

February 15, Monday 

  • Summer semester registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

May 2 – 6

  • International Student Orientation 

May 6, Friday

  • Bobcat Student orientation for students entering first summer session
  • Residence hall open 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for new first-year and transfer students 
  • Last day to decrease or cancel meal plan for summer session

May 8, Sunday

  • Last day to cancel registration for first summer session (remove all courses and fees)
    Note: Cancellation of registration is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes.
  • Residence halls open at 12:00 noon
  • First meal served on board plan (dinner)

May 9, Monday

  • First summer session opening date
  • First summer session classes begin – Athens and regional campuses

May 13, Friday

  • Last day to register for first summer session
  • Last day to add a first summer session class
  • Last day to remove (drop) a first summer session class from student's academic record with possible fee adjustment
    Note: May 14 – June 10 students may withdraw from one or more first summer session classes, but the course will remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment. 
  • Last day to receive partial fee adjustment (80%) of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for first summer session (all first summer session courses removed from the student's academic record) 
  • Last day to apply for audit grading option for first summer session class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to apply for pass/fail grading option for first summer session class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to change a grading option for first summer session class (credit to audit, audit to credit, pass/fail to regular grade option, or regular grade option to pass/fail)
  • Last day to change college/major for first summer session (contact your college student services office or regional campus student services office)

May 14, Saturday

  • Students may withdraw from one or more first summer session classes through June 10 (last day to withdraw from an individual class)
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with grade of WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing) and continues to be used in the calculation of tuition and fees. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition. 
  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 60% housing/dining refund

May 21, Saturday

  • Summer semester tuition and fees due for students registered by April 30
  • Summer semester monthly payment plan installment #1 due
  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 40% housing/dining refund

May 27, Friday

  • Deadline to waive summer semester health insurance and/or Student Legal Service
  • Deadline to waive summer semester WellBeing Plan for non-OHIO Guarantee students

May 30, Monday

  • Memorial Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)
    Note: Dining halls are closed. 

May 31, Tuesday

  • First summer session students planning to graduate summer semester should apply for graduation 
    Note: Official degree conferral date is August 13; final deadline for applying is July 11. Commencement is held at the conclusion of spring semester.

May 31 – June 25 

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for new students entering Fall Semester 2016-17

June 10, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your first summer session schedule
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment.

June 21, Tuesday 

  • Summer semester monthly payment plan installment #2 due

June 24, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw (drop all first session classes) from the University for first summer session (contact college or regional campus student services office)
    Note: Courses remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grades and no fee adjustment.
  • Bobcat Student Orientation for students beginning second summer session
  • Residence halls open 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for students beginning second summer session
  • Last meal served on board plan for those enrolled in first summer session only (dinner)

June 25, Saturday

  • Last day of classes for first summer session
    Note: Final examinations are scheduled for the last meeting time of each individual class. 
  • First summer session only residents must vacate residence halls by 12:00 noon
  • First summer session closing date

June 29, Wednesday

  • Deadline (12:00 noon) for all first summer session grades
    Note: The deadline for pending grades from previous terms for degree candidates is August 17.

June 30, Thursday

  • First summer session grades available 

July 4, Monday

  • Independence Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)
    Note: Dining halls are closed.

July 11, Monday

  • Last day to apply for graduation for summer semester
    Note: Official degree conferral date is August 13. Commencement is held at the conclusion of spring semester. 

July 21, Thursday 

  • Summer semester monthly payment plan installment #3 due 

August 8 - 20

  • International Student Orientation for Fall Semester 2016-17

August 18, Thursday 

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for new transfer students entering Fall Semester 2016-17

August 19, Friday 

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for new students entering Fall Semester 2016-17

August 20, Saturday

  • Summer probation status available

 Summer Session II (second summer session)

February 15, Monday 

  • Summer semester registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

May 21, Saturday 

  • Summer semester tuition and fees due for students enrolled by April 30
  • Summer semester monthly payment plan installment #1 due

May 27, Friday 

  • Deadline to waive summer semester health insurance and/or Student Legal Service
  • Deadline to waive summer semester WellBeing Plan for non-OHIO Guarantee students

May 30, Monday 

  • Memorial Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)
    Note: Dining halls are closed. 

May 31 – June 25

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for new students entering Fall Semester 2016-17

June 21, Tuesday 

  • Summer semester monthly payment plan installment #2 due

June 24, Friday 

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for students beginning second summer session
  • Residence halls open 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for second summer session

June 26, Sunday

  • Last day to cancel registration for second summer session (remove all courses and fees)
    Note: Cancellation of registration is defined as dropping all classes before the first day of classes.
  • Residence halls open at 12:00 noon for second summer session students
  • First meal served on board plan for students enrolled in second summer session only (dinner)

June 27, Monday

  • Second summer session opening date
  • Second summer session classes begin – Athens and regional campuses

July 1, Friday

  • Last day to register for second summer session
  • Last day to add a second summer session class
  • Last day to remove (drop) a second summer session class from student's academic record with possible fee adjustment
    Note: July 2 – 29 students may withdraw from one or more second summer session classes, but the course will remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment.
  • Last day to receive partial fee adjustment (80%) of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for second summer session (all second summer session courses removed from the student's academic record) 
  • Last day to apply for audit grading option for second summer session class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to apply for pass/fail grading option for second summer session class (apply at your college student services office or regional campus student services office)
  • Last day to change a grading option for second summer session class (credit to audit, audit to credit, pass/fail to regular grade option, or regular grade option to pass/fail)
  • Last day to change college/major for second summer session (contact your college student services office or regional campus student services office)

July 2, Saturday

  • Students may withdraw from one or more second summer session classes through July 29 (last day to withdraw from an individual class)
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with grade of WP (withdrawn passing) or WF (withdrawn failing) and continues to be used in the calculation of tuition and fees. Corrected registration that results in increased hours could increase tuition.
  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 60% housing/dining refund

July 4, Monday 

  • Independence Day holiday (University offices officially closed; classes not in session)
    Note: Dining halls are closed.

July 9, Saturday

  • Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 40% housing/dining refund

July 11, Monday

  • Last day to apply for graduation for summer semester
    Note: Official degree conferral date is August 13. Commencement is held at the conclusion of spring semester. 

July 21, Thursday

  • Summer semester monthly payment plan installment #3 due 

July 29, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from (drop) an individual class on your second summer session schedule
    Note: Course remains on student's academic record with WP/WF grade and no fee adjustment.

August 8 - 20

  • International Student Orientation for Fall Semester 2016-17

August 12, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw (drop all second summer session classes) from the University for second summer session (contact college or regional campus student services office)
    Note: Courses remain on student's academic record with WP/WF grades and no fee adjustment.
  • Last meal served on board plan (dinner)

August 13, Saturday

  • Last day of classes for second summer session
    Note: Final examinations are scheduled for the last meeting time of each individual class. 
  • Residence halls close at 12:00 noon 
  • Second summer session closing date

August 17, Wednesday 

  • Deadline (12:00 noon) for all second summer session grades and pending grades from previous terms for degree candidates

August 18, Thursday

  • Second summer session grades available
  • Bobcat Student Orientation for new transfer students entering Fall Semester 2016-17

August 19, Friday

  • Bobcat Student Orientation for new students entering Fall Semester 2016-17

August 20, Saturday

  • Summer probation status available