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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendars below are for standard 16-week terms. Courses that are offered on an alternate schedule (half-term courses, weekend courses, etc.) may follow an alternate calendar. Please contact the Registrar for more details.

Fall 2016

April 4

Fall 2016 priority registration for Veterans and students currently served by the Office of Disability Services begins. Continuous registration during regular business hours. Online registration available 24 hours per day. Returning students may register online or see their faculty advisor if they need assistance.

April 5

Fall 2016 registration for all students begins. Continuous registration during regular business hours. Online registration available 24 hours per day. Returning students may register online or see their academic advisor if they need assistance.

July 18

Financial aid completion deadline for priority deferments for Fall 2016

August 8

General registration (special registration activities 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

August 9

General registration (special registration activities 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

August 10 – 11

Late registration for full-term Fall 2016 courses (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Late registration fee applies. Drops for non-payment will occur at the close of each business day.

August 15

Regular full-term classes begin

August 15 – 18

Schedule adjustment

August 19

Academic Affairs Convocation

September 5

College closed – Labor Day Holiday

September 6

Classes resume

October 3

Mid-term

October 10

Mid-term grade reports due

October 31

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” from full-term courses

November 1

Spring 2017 priority registration for Veterans and students currently served by the Office of Disability Services begins. Continuous registration during regular business hours. Online registration available 24 hours per day. Returning students may register online or see their faculty advisor if they need assistance.

November 2

Spring 2017 registration for all students begins. Continuous registration during regular business hours. Online registration available 24 hours per day. Returning students may register online or see their academic advisor if they need assistance.

November 20 – 27

Thanksgiving Break – no classes

November 24 – 27

College closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

November 28

Classes resume.

December 1

Financial aid completion deadline for priority deferments for Spring 2017

December 5 – 8

Final exam week

December 12

Final grades due to the Records Office by Noon January 4, 2017 Registration for Spring 2017 term closes at 4:00 pm Southern will be closed for holiday break beginning Friday, December 16, 2016, through Monday, January 2, 2017. Southern will re-open for business Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

Spring 2017

December 1, 2016

Financial aid completion deadline for priority deferments for Spring 2017

January 9

  General registration (special registration activities 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM)

January 10

General registration (special registration activities 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

January 11 – 12

Late registration for full-term Spring 2017 courses (8:00 AM – 6:00 PM). Late registration fee applies. Drops for non-payment will occur at the close of each business day.

January 13

Faculty meetings necessary to the College

January 16

College closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

January 17

Regular full-term classes begin

January 17 – 19

Schedule adjustment

March 2

Financial aid deadline for awards for the 2017 / 2018 academic year

March 6

Mid-term

March 13

Mid-term grade reports due

March 19 – 26

Spring Break – no classes

March 27

Classes resume

April 3

Summer and Fall 2017 priority registration for Veterans and students currently served by the Office of Disability Services begins. Continuous registration during regular business hours. Online registration available 24 hours per day. Returning students may register online or see their faculty advisor if they need assistance.

April 4

Summer and Fall 2017 registration for all students begins. Continuous registration during regular business hours. Online registration available 24 hours per day. Returning students may register online or see their academic advisor if they need assistance.

April 10

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W” from full-term courses

April 10 – 13

Assessment activity. Classes will meet as regularly scheduled.

May 8 – 11

Final exams week

May 13

Commencement – 10:00 AM

May 15

Final grades due to the Records Office by Noon  

Summer Term 2017

May 17

Registration for Summer Term closes at 4:00 pm

May 22

Summer Term full-term classes begin

May 29

Memorial Day Holiday – College closed

June 26

Mid-term grade reports due

July 2 – 9

Holiday Break – No classes

July 17

Last day to withdraw with a grade of “W”

August 2

Final Exam Day for classes meeting on Monday/Wednesday only

August 3

Final Exam Day for all other Summer classes

August 7

Final grades due to the Records Office by Noon