Undergraduate Bulletin and Student Handbook 2018-2019

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

Women's College, Evening College, A2B Programs

NOTES:

  • Unless otherwise noted, the ending time for registration activities is 5:00 pm on the indicated date. The ending time for classes is the end of the last scheduled class meeting on or before the indicated date.
  • The online programs in Criminal Justice and Emergency Management have different academic calendars. Check the Online Program or Graduate School Bulletins for more details.
  • Fall, Spring, and Summer Breaks may be on different dates for A2B sites outside of Columbia. 
FALL 2018 SEMESTER
Monday August 20 Division Heads Workshop
Tuesday August 21 Division Meetings
Wednesday August 22 Fall Faculty Workshop
Wednesday August 22 State of the College Address
Friday
to Monday
August 24
August 27
New First-Year Student Orientation
Sunday August 26 Residence Halls Open at 1:00 PM for Returning Students
Monday August 27 Check-in for All Students
New Transfer Student Orientation
Tuesday August 28 Sophomore Rally
Wednesday August 29 First Day of Classes for Fall Semester
Friday August 31 Late Registration Ends
Monday September 3 Labor Day
Classes which meet only on Mondays will be held as scheduled. No other classes will meet.
Tuesday September 4 Drop/Add Ends at 11:59 PM
(Course changes needing assistance or permission need to be completed by 5:00 PM.)
Wednesday September 12 Ten-Day Enrollment Report Available
Wednesday October 17 Midterm Grades for Full-Term Classes Due
Thursday
to Sunday
October 18
October 21
Fall Break
Weekend classes will be held as scheduled.
No other classes will meet. Residence halls remain open.
Monday October 22 Classes Resume
Monday October 29 Course Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty Ends
Friday November 2 Registration of all Returning Evening College students and Women’s College Seniors for Spring Classes Begins
Wednesday November 7 Registration of Women’s College Juniors for Spring Classes Begins
Monday November 12 Registration of Women’s College Sophomores for Spring Classes Begins
Thursday November 15 Registration of Women’s College First-Years for Spring Classes Begins
Wednesday November 21 Residence Halls Close at 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday
to Sunday
November 21
November 25
Thanksgiving Break (Classes Do Not Meet)
Offices closed November 21 - 25
Sunday November 25 Residence Halls Re-open at 1:00 PM
Monday November 26 Classes Resume and Offices Re-open
Registration of Readmits, New Students, and Non-Degree Students
For Spring Classes Begins
Registration of Co-enrollments for Spring Classes Begins
Friday December 7 Last Day of Regular Class Meetings
Withdrawal From Entire Semester Ends
Saturday
to Friday
December 8
December 14
Exam Week
Classes that meet on weekdays before 8:00 AM or after 5:00 PM and classes that meet on weekends meet at their regular times. All other classes follow the schedule below.
Wednesday December 12 Final Grades for Graduating Students Due
Friday December 14 Residence Halls Close at 5:00 PM except for graduating students
Saturday December 15 Commencement
Residence Halls Close at 3:00 PM for graduating students
Tuesday December 18 Final Grades for Fall Classes Due
SPRING 2019 SEMESTER
Monday January 7 Division Heads Workshop
Friday January 11 Faculty Workshop 
Sunday January 13 Residence Halls Open at 1:00 PM
Check In for All Students
New Transfer Student Orientation
Sophomore Rally
Tuesday January 15 First Day of Classes for Spring Semester 
Thursday January 17 Late Registration Ends
Monday January 21 MLK, Jr. Day
Classes that start before 1:00 PM will meet. Special events will be held in the afternoon; most classes will not meet and most campus offices will close. However, classes that start after 5:00 PM or are held only on Mondays will meet as scheduled.
Tuesday January 22 Drop/Add Ends at 11:59 PM
(Course changes needing assistance or permission need to be completed by 5:00 PM.)
Tuesday January 29 Ten-Day Enrollment Report Available
Friday March 1 Midterm Grades Due
Residence Halls Close at 5:00 PM
Monday
to Friday
March 4 to
March 8
Spring Break
Weekend classes will be held as scheduled. No other classes meet.
Offices closed March 7-8.
Sunday March 10 Residence Halls Re-open at 1:00 PM
Monday March 11 Classes Resume
Monday March 18 Course Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty Ends
Monday April 1 Registration of all Returning Evening Students and Women’s College Seniors and Juniors for Summer and Fall Classes Begins
Monday April 8 Registration of Women’s College Sophomores for Summer and Fall Classes Begins
Thursday April 11 Registration of Women’s College First-Years for Summer and Fall Classes Begins
Monday April 15 Registration of Readmits, New Students, and Non-Degree Students for Summer and Fall Classes Begins
Registration of Co-enrollments for Fall Classes Begins
Friday to 
Sunday
April 19 to 
April 21
Easter Break
No classes meet. Residence halls remain open. Offices closed.
Tuesday April 23 SpearsFest - Special events will be held during the day. Students are expected to attend these events so most classes will not meet. Classes that meet after 5:00 PM will meet this day.
Friday April 26 Last Day of Regular Class Meeting
Withdrawal From Entire Semester Ends
Saturday
to Friday
April 27
May 3
Exam Week
Classes that meet on weekdays before 8:00 AM or after 5:00 PM and classes that meet on weekends meet at their regular times. All other classes follow the schedule below.
Wednesday May 1 Grades for Graduating Students Due
Friday May 3 Residence Halls Close at 5:00 PM except for graduating students
Saturday May 4 Commencement
Residence Halls Close at 3:00 PM for Graduating Seniors
Tuesday May 7 Final Grades for Spring Semester Due
SUMMER 2019 SESSIONS
Sunday May 12 Residence Halls Open at 1:00 PM
Monday May 13 First Day of Classes for May Session
Tuesday May 14 Late Registration and Drop/Add for May Session Ends
Tuesday May 14 First Day of Classes for Remote-Site A2B Summer Session
Thursday May 16 Late Registration and Drop/Add for Remote-Site A2B Classes Ends
Friday May 24 Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty for May Session Ends
Friday May 31 Last Day of Classes for May Session
Monday June 3 First Day of Classes for Summer Session I and Extended Session
Tuesday June 4 Late Registration and Drop/Add for Summer Session I Ends
Late Registration and Drop/Add for Extended Session Ends
Final Grades for May Session Classes Due
Thursday June 13 Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty for Summer Session I Ends
Thursday June 20 Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty for A2B Classes Ends
Thursday June 27 Last Day of Classes for Summer Session I
Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty for Extended Session Ends
Friday
to Sunday
June 28
July 7
Summer Break
Weekend and A2B classes meet as scheduled. No other classes meet.
Tuesday July 2 Final Grades for Summer Session I Classes Due
Monday July 8 Extended Session Classes Resume
First Day of Classes for Summer Session II
Tuesday July 9 Late Registration and Drop/Add for Summer Session II Ends
Thursday July 18 Withdrawal Without Academic Penalty for Summer Session II Ends
Thursday July 25 Last Day of Classes for Remote-Site A2B Summer Session
Wednesday July 31 Grades for Graduating Students Due
Thursday August 1 Last Day of Classes for Extended Session and Summer Session II
Friday August 2 Residence Halls close at 3:00 PM except for graduating students
Saturday August 3 Commencement
Residence Halls close at 6:00 PM for graduating students.
Tuesday August 6 Final Grades for Extended Session, Summer Session II, and Remote-Site A2B Summer Session Classes Due

2018-2019 Final Exam Schedule

Exam Week Schedules

Fall 2018

Regular Meeting Time  Exam Day  Exam Time 
MWF 8:00 AM Friday, December 14
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
MWF 9:00 AM
Monday, December 10
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
MWF 10:00 AM Wednesday, December 12
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
MWF 11:00 AM
Monday, December 10
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MWF 12:00 PM
Wednesday, December 12
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MWF 1:00 PM
Friday, December 14
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MW 2:00 PM
Monday, December 10 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MW 3:30 PM Wednesday, December 12
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 8:00 AM Tuesday, December 11  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Tues/Thurs 9:30 AM
Thursday, December 13 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Tues/Thurs 11:00 AM
Tuesday, December 11 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 1:30 PM  Thursday, December 13 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 3:00 PM  Tuesday, December 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 4:30 PM Thursday, December 13 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

Spring 2019
Regular Meeting Time  Exam Day  Exam Time 
MWF 8:00 AM Monday, April 29 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
MWF 9:00 AM
Wednesday, May 1 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
MWF 10:00 AM Friday, May 3 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
MWF 11:00 AM
Monday, April 29 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MWF 12:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MWF 1:00 PM
Friday, May 3 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MW 2:00 PM
Wednesday, May 1 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
MW 3:30 PM Monday, April 29 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 8:00 AM Thursday, May 2 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Tues/Thurs 9:30 AM
Tuesday, April 30 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
Tues/Thurs 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 2 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 1:30 PM  Tuesday, April 30 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 3:00 PM  Thursday, May 2 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 
Tues/Thurs 4:30 PM Tuesday, April 30 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM 

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday, May 4 

2018-2019 Academic Calendar for Undergraduate Online Programs

Courses are taught in five-week subterms. There are three subterms within each academic semester. Students may take up to 2 courses in each of the first two subterms of each semester and no more than 1 course in the last subterm of each semester. Add/drop for the third subterm is the same date as add/drop for the second subterm.

2018-2019 Subterm dates:

Subterm Start Date Add/Drop Ends at 11:59 PM Last Day to Withdraw without Academic Penalty Ends at 5:00 PM End Date Final Grades Due 
Fall Term 1 August 27, 2018 August 29, 2018 September 14, 2018 September 30, 2018 October 3, 2018 
Fall Term 2 October 1, 2018 October 3, 2018 October 19, 2018 November 4, 2018 November 7, 2018 
Fall Term 3 November 5, 2018 November 7, 2018 November 26, 2018 December 9, 2018 December 12, 2018 
Spring Term 1 January 7, 2019 January 9, 2019 January 25, 2019 February 10, 2019 February 13, 2019 
 Spring Term 2 February 11, 2019  February 13, 2019   March 1, 2019 March 17, 2019  March 20, 2019 
 Spring Term 3 March 18, 2019  February 13, 2019   April 5, 2019 April 21, 2019  April 24, 2019 
Summer Term 1  May 6, 2019  May 8, 2019  May 24, 2019  June 9, 2019  June 12, 2019 
Summer Term 2  June 10, 2019  June 12, 2019  June 28, 2019  July 14, 2019  July 17, 2019 
Summer Term 3  July 15, 2019 June 12, 2019  August 2, 2019  August 18, 2019  August 21, 2019