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2017-2018 Catalog

Academic Calendar 2017 - 2018


The 4-4-1 Calendar 

A unique element in Northland's academic program is its calendar. The summer session is 12 weeks in length. The fall and winter semesters are each 15 weeks in length. The spring session is 4 weeks in length. The summer term allows for a variety of offerings including a 5-week course session as well as extended time for field experiences and internships. Fall and winter sessions allow time for maturation of ideas in a program of varied courses. The shorter spring session provides an opportunity for concentration through seminars, field experiences, travel abroad, independent study, and internships.

Summer Session 2017-18 (12 Weeks)

Residence halls open (8 am) June 10
First day of classes (Monday, 8 am) June 12
Last day to add 5-week courses (4 pm) June 13
Last day to drop 5-week courses without record (4 pm) June 13
Deadline for Fall 2016-17 incomplete grades June 16
Last day to withdraw from 5-week courses (4 pm) June 23
Last day to add 12-week courses with faculty approval (4 pm) June 23
Last day to drop 12-week courses without record (4 pm) June 23
Independence Day (no classes) July 4
Last day of 5-week courses July 14
*Residence halls close for 5-week session (12 pm) July 15
Grades due for 5-week courses (4 pm) July 17
Last day to withdraw from 12-week courses (4 pm) August 4
Last day of 12-week session August 31
Grades due for 12-week session (4 pm) September 5

*Information will be provided to students who require housing for the full 12 week summer session

Fall Session 2017-18 (15 Weeks)

Residence halls open for returning students (8 am) September 2
Labor Day (no classes) September 4
Last day to add courses online September 5
First day of classes (Wednesday, 8 am) September 6
Last day to add courses with faculty approval (4 pm) September 15
Last day to drop courses without record (4 pm) September 15
Mid-session Reading Day (No classes) October 23
Due date for Winter 2016-17 incomplete grades October 23
Mid-session grades due (4 pm) October 24
Last day to withdraw from courses (4 pm) November 3
Registration begins for Winter and Spring 2017-18 November 6
Thanksgiving break begins (8 am) November 18
Classes resume (8 am) November 27
Due date for Spring 2016-17 incomplete grades November 27
Last day of classes December 15
Winter break begins December 16
Residence halls close (12 pm) December 16
Final grades due (4 pm) December 18

 

Winter Session 2017-18 (15 Weeks)

Residence halls open for returning students (8 am) January 6
Last day to add courses online January 9
First day of classes (Wednesday, 8 am) January 10
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes) January 15
Last day to add courses with faculty approval (4 pm) January 19
Last day to drop courses without record (4 pm) January 19
Due date for Summer 2017-18 incomplete grades March 1
Mid-session grades due (4 pm) March 7
Mid-session break begins (8 am) March 3
Classes resume Monday (8 am) March 12
Last day to withdraw from courses (4 pm) March 16
Registration begins for Summer and Fall 2018-19 March 19
Good Friday (no classes) March 30
Honors Day (no classes noon to 5 pm) April 5
Last day of classes/session April 20
Inter-Session break begins April 21
Final grades due (4 pm) April 23

 

Spring Session 2017-18 (4 Weeks)

First day of classes (Monday, 8 am) April 30
Last day to add courses with faculty approval (4 pm) May 4
Last day to drop courses without record (4 pm) May 4
Last day to withdraw from courses (4 pm) May 11
Last day of classes/session May 25
Commencement May 26
Residence halls close for non-graduates (12 pm) May 26
Residence halls close for graduates (12 pm) May 27
Memorial Day observed May 28
Grades due (4 pm) May 29