1996­97 Undergraduate University Calendar

For detailed dates and times regarding payment and adjustment of tuition and fees, registration for courses and making course adjustments, please see the applicable Schedule of Classes.
Fall 1996 Semester (including first and second blocks) Fall 1996 Schedule of Classes
Spring 1997 Semester (including third and fourth blocks) Spring 1997 Schedule of Classes
Summer Session 1997 Summer 1997 Schedule of Classes

Fall Semester 1996

Aug. 24, Saturday
Residence halls open 9 a.m. for freshmen.
Dining hall opens and fall meal plans begin 8 a.m.
Aug. 25, Sunday
Residence halls open 9 a.m. for transfers and returning students.
Aug. 26, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.
Freshman Assessment Day.
Aug. 27, Tuesday
Classes meet as scheduled.
Sept. 2, Monday
Last day to submit an application for a degree if graduation requirements are to be met in October.
Sept. 9, Monday
Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.
Sept. 23-26, Monday ­ Thursday
Arts and Sciences Symposium, "The Sixties: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times."
Sept. 27-29, Friday ­ Sunday
Parents Weekend.
Sept. 30, Monday
Last day to submit an application for a degree if graduation requirements are to be met in December.
Oct. 5, Saturday
Homecoming.
Oct. 11, Friday
First block courses end.
Oct. 15, Tuesday
Second block courses begin.
Oct. 17, Thursday
Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
Oct. 2l, Monday
First semester holiday. Classes do not meet.
Oct. 29, Tuesday
First block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
Oct. 30, Wednesday
Registration begins for 1997 spring semester.
Nov. 26, Tuesday
Modified class schedule. Wednesday classes (semester and block) will meet.
Dining hall closes 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 27, Wednesday
Thanksgiving vacation begins and residence halls close 8 a.m.
Dec. 1, Sunday
Residence halls open noon.
Dining hall opens 4 p.m.
Dec. 2, Monday
Classes resume.
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 1996 spring semester and 1996 summer session "incomplete" grades.
Dec. 6, Friday
Last day of classes.
Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 1996 spring semester and 1996 summer session to the Office of the Registrar.
Dec. 9-13, Monday-Friday
Final examinations.
Dec. 13, Friday
Residence halls close 5 p.m.
Dining hall closes and fall meal plans end 2 p.m.
Graduation. Commencement exercises 3 p.m., Convocation Center.

Spring Semester 1997

Jan. 5, Sunday
Residence halls open 9 a.m. for transfers and returning students.
Dining hall opens and spring meal plans begin 4 p.m.
Jan. 6, Monday
Registration and fee payment.
Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.
Jan. 7, Tuesday
Classes meet as scheduled.
Jan. 20, Monday
Last day to withdraw from the university with cancellation of tuition charges and refund.
Jan. 27, Monday
Last day to submit an application for a degree if graduation requirements are to be met in March.
Feb. 10, Monday
Last day to submit an application for a degree if graduation requirements are to be met by the end of 1997 spring semester.
Feb. 18, Tuesday
Student Assessment/Faculty Assistance (no classes 8 a.m.-4 p.m.).
Evening classes (those beginning 4 p.m. or later) meet as scheduled.
Last day for returning students to submit housing contracts.
Feb. 24, Monday
Third block courses end.
Feb. 28, Friday
Mid-semester grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
Mid-semester recess begins 5 p.m.
Dining hall closes 2 p.m.
Residence halls close 5 p.m.
March 9, Sunday
Residence halls open noon. Dining hall opens 4 p.m.
March 10, Monday
Third block course grades due in the Office of the Registrar.
Classes resume.
Fourth block courses begin.
March 12, Wednesday
Founders Day.
Last day for returning students to submit room deposits and tuition deposits.
Last day for returning students to cancel housing contracts.
Last day to request a refund of room or tuition deposit.
March 17, Monday
Advance registration for 1997 summer session begins.
April 1, Tuesday
Registration begins for 1997 fall semester.
April 7, 9 and 14, 16, Monday and Wednesday
University housing reservation process.
April 18, Friday
Last day for students to submit work to faculty for 1996 fall semester "incomplete" grades.
April 24, Thursday
Last day of classes.
April 25, Friday
Reading/Snow makeup day.
Last day for faculty to turn in removal of "incomplete" grades for 1996 fall semester to the Office of the Registrar.
April 28-May 2, Monday-Friday
Final examinations.
University housing checkout process.
May 2, Friday
Residence halls close 5 p.m. for undergraduate students.
Dining hall closes 2 p.m. for undergraduate students.
May 3, Saturday
Graduation. Commencement exercises.
Residence halls close 3 p.m. for graduating seniors.
Dining hall closes and spring meal plans end 10 a.m. for graduating seniors.

Tentative Summer Session 1997


First Four-Week Term

May 5, Monday
Registration and fee payment. Classes meet as scheduled.
May 26, Monday
Holiday. Classes do not meet.
May 30, Friday
Final examinations for first four-week term.


Second Four-Week Term

June 2, Monday
Course changes and registration. Classes meet as scheduled.
June 27, Friday
Final examinations for second four-week term.


Third Four-Week Term

June 30, Monday
Course changes and registration. Classes meet as scheduled.
July 4, Friday
Holiday. Classes do not meet.
July 25, Friday
Final examinations for third four-week term.
Graduation.


First Six-Week Term

May 5, Monday
Course changes and registration. Classes meet as scheduled.
May 26, Monday
Holiday. Classes do not meet.
June 13, Friday
Final examinations for first six-week term.


Second Six-Week Term

June 16, Monday
Course changes and registration. Classes meet as scheduled
July 4, Friday
Holiday. Classes do not meet.
July 25, Friday
Final examinations for second six-week term.
Graduation.

Tentative Fall 1997and Spring 1998 Semesters

Aug. 23, Saturday
Residence halls open and fall meal plans begin for new students.
Aug. 24, Sunday
Residence halls open for returning students.
Aug. 25, Monday
Registration. For detailed dates and times, see 1997 Fall Schedule of Classes.
Aug. 26, Tuesday
Classes meet as scheduled.
Dec. 12, Friday
Fall semester ends.
Jan. 5, Monday
Spring semester begins.
May 1, Friday
Spring semester ends.


1996-97 Undergraduate Catalog
Last reviewed: 30 November 1996
Information Publisher: Division of Academic Affairs
James Madison University