Skip to main content
Belmont University | Belief in Something Greater

Academic Calendar 2016-2017


Printable Version of the Academic Calendar
2016-2017 (PDF) | 2017-2018 (PDF) | 2018-2019 (PDF) 

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017 | Summer 2017 Session I | Summer 2017 Session II

Aug-16 | Sep-16 | Oct-16 | Nov-16 | Dec-16
Jan-17 | Feb-17 | Mar-17 | Apr-17 | May-17 | Jun-17 | Jul-17 | Aug-17

 
Fall Semester 2016

August - 2016

  • Wed-Fri, Aug 3-5 New Faculty Orientation
  • Fri, Aug 5, Summer Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 5, Summer Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Aug 8, Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mon-Tues, Aug 15-16 Teaching Center Workshops
  • Fri, Aug 19 August Orientation Session
  • Fri, Aug 19 Fall Faculty Workshop, CEC
  • Fri, Aug 19 Graduate Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri–Wed, Aug 19-24 Welcome Week
  • Sat, Aug 20 New Student Housing Opens
  • Sun, Aug 21 Returning Student Housing Opens, Noon
  • Tues, Aug 23 Online Registration Begins, 7:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 23 Drop/Add Begins
  • Wed, Aug 24 First Day of Classes
  • Wed, Aug 24 Opening Convocation, CEC, 10:00 a.m.
  • Tues, Aug 30 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Aug 30, Last Day to Drop with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Aug 31, First Day for Withdrawal with Grade of “W”

September - 2016

  • Mon, Sept 5 Labor Day Holiday
  • Tues, Sept 27 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W,” 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Sept 28 Withdrawal with Grade of “WP” for “WF” Begins
  • Fri, Sept 30 Deadline for Faculty Promotion/Tenure Applications

October - 2016

  • Mon-Tues, Oct 10-11 Fall Break
  • Wed, Oct 12 Semester Mid-Point
  • Fri, Oct 14 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Oct 14 Spring 2017 Textbook Orders Due
  • Mon, Oct 17 Deadline for Faculty Sabbatical/Study Leave Applications
  • Wed, Oct 19 Academic Advising Begins for Spring and May/Summer 2017
(back to top of page)

November - 2016

  • Wed, Nov 2 Academic Advising Ends
  • Fri, Nov 4 Graduate Student Priority Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Nov 7 Last Day to Withdraw for any Reason from Course or University with Grade of “WP” or “WF”, 11:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Nov 7 Priority Registration Begins for Spring and May/Summer 2017 (Returning Students), 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Nov 14 Graduation Application Deadline for May 2017
  • Wed-Fri, Nov 23-25 Thanksgiving Break

December - 2016

  • Fri, Dec 2 Priority Registration for Spring 2017 Ends, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Dec 6 Last Day of Classes
  • Wed, Dec 7 Academic Preparation Day
  • Thurs–Tues, Dec 8-13 Final Exams
  • Wed, Dec 14 Graduating Student Grades Due, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, Dec 16 Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Dec 16 Winter Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat, Dec 17 Residence Halls Close, 3:00 p.m.
  • Mon, Dec 19 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mon, Dec 19 Leave of Absence Applications Due for Spring 2017, 4:00 p.m
(back to top of page)

Spring Semester 2017

January - 2017

  • Thurs, Jan 5 Campus Housing Opens for New Students
  • Thurs, Jan 5 Spring Orientation
  • Thurs, Jan 5 Graduate Student Registration, 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri, Jan 6 Online Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri, Jan 6 Drop/Add Begins
  • Sat, Jan 7 Campus Housing Opens for Returning Students
  • Mon, Jan 9 First Day of Classes
  • Mon, Jan 16 Martin Luther King Day (Holiday)
  • Tues, Jan 17 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes/Drop with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Jan 18 Withdraw with Grade of “W” Begins



February - 2017

  • Tues, Feb 14 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W,” 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Feb 15 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” Begins
(back to top of page)

March - 2017

  • Wed, Mar 1 Mid-Point of Semester
  • Wed-Thurs, Mar 1-2 OVC Quarterfinal Tournament
  • Fri, Mar 3 Mid-Term Grades Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Mar 3 OVC Semifinal Tournament
  • Fri, Mar 3 Maymester and Summer 2017 Textbook Orders Due
  • Sat, Mar 4 OVC Final Tournament
  • Mon-Fri, Mar 6-10 Spring Break
  • Mon, Mar 13 Classes Resume
  • Wed, Mar 15 Academic Advising for Fall 2017 Begins
  • Mon, Mar 20 Spring Faculty Meeting, 10:00 a.m.
  • Fri, Mar 24 Fall 2017 Textbook Orders Due
  • Mon, Mar 27 Last Day to Withdraw for Any Reason from Course or University, Grade of “WP” or “WF”, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, Mar 29 Academic Advising for Fall 2017 Ends
  • Fri, Mar 31 Graduate Student Priority Registration Opens, 7:00 a.m.
(back to top of page)

April - 2017

  • Mon, Apr 3 Priority Registration for Fall 2017 (Returning Students) Opens, 7:00 a.m.
  • Wed, Apr 12 Scholarship and Awards Day, 10:00 a.m., Massey Performing Arts Center
  • Thurs-Fri, Apr 13-14 Easter Break
  • Mon, Apr 17 Application for Graduation Deadline for August 2017
  • Tues, Apr 25 Last Day of Classes
  • Wed, Apr 26 Academic Preparation Day
  • Thurs-Tues, Apr 27-May 2 Final Exams
(back to top of page)

May - 2017

  • Wed, May 3 Graduating Student Grades Due by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, May 5 Commencement Rehearsal, 8:30 a.m. Curb Event Center
  • Fri, May 5 Baccalaureate, Curb Event Center, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 5 University Commencement Reception, 2:00 p.m.
  • Sat, May 6 Commencement Ceremony #1, Curb Event Center, 8:30 a.m. Student line-up; 9:30 a.m. Ceremony Begins
  • Sat, May 6 Commencement Ceremony #2, Curb Event Center, 1:30 p.m. Student line-up; 2:30 p.m. Ceremony Begins
  • Sat, May 6 Campus Housing Closes, 6:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 8 Final grades due, 8:00 a.m.

Maymester and Summer Sessions I and II 2017
  • Mon, May 8 Maymester Registration Online, 7:00 a.m.
  • Mon, May 8 Maymester First Day of Classes
  • Mon, May 8 Priority Registration Online for Full Summer and Sessions I and II Closes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, May 9 Last Day to Drop Maymester Classes with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, May 10 Withdraw from Maymester Begins, Grade of “W”
  • Mon, May 15 Grade of “W” Maymester Refund Period Ends
  • Tues, May 16 Grade of WP/WF for Maymester Begins
  • Fri, May 19 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of WP/WF for Maymester, 11:00 p.m.
  • Fri, May 26 Last Day of Classes
  • Fri, May 26 Maymester Finals
  • Fri, May 26 Final Grades for Maymester Due, 4:00 p.m.
  • Mon, May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
  • Wed, May 31 Priority Registration for Fall Semester Closes for current Students, 11:00p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
(back to top of page)

June 2017

  • Thurs, June 1 Graduate Registration (Summer) 7:00 a.m.
  • Fri, June 2 Registration for Summer Sessions Begins, 7:00 a.m.
  • Sat, June 3 Summer I Housing Opens, 12:00 p.m.
  • Mon, June 5 First Day of Classes (SS1 and Full Summer Sessions)
  • Wed, June 7 Last Day for Registration/Schedule Changes/Drop with Refund, SS1 and Full Summer Sessions, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, June 8 Withdraw with grade of “W” (Full Summer Session and SS1)
  • Tues, June 13 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from SS1, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, June 14 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” begins, SS1
  • Tues, June 20 Last Day to Withdraw with grade of “WP” or “WF,” SS1, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, June 20 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from Full Summer Session, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, June 21 Withdraw with WP/WF Full Summer Session
  • Tues, June 27 Graduation Application Deadline for December 2017
(back to top of page)

July 2017

  • Mon, July 3 Priority Registration for Fall 2017 Reopens for all students, 8:00a.m.
  • Tues, July 4 Fourth of July Holiday
  • Fri, July 7 Last Day of Classes, SS1
  • Fri, July 7 Final Exams for SS1
  • Fri, July 7 Registration for SS2 Only, Begins 7:00 a.m.
  • Sun, July 9 Summer I Housing Closes, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Sun, July 9 Summer II Housing Opens, 5:00 p.m.
  • Mon, July 10 First Day of Classes for SS2
  • Mon, July 10 Last Day WP/WF – Full Summer Session
  • Mon, July 10 Final Grades Due for SS1 by 4:00 p.m.
  • Wed, July 12 Last Day to Drop SS2 with Refund, 11:00 p.m.
  • Thurs, July 13 Withdraw with a Grade of “W” for SS2
  • Thurs, July 13 Priority Registration for Fall 2017 Closes, 11:00 p.m.
  • Tues, July 18 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “W” from SS2, 11:00 p.m.
  • Wed, July 19 Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” for SS2
  • Tues, July 25 Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of “WP” or “WF” from SS2, 11:00 p.m.
 
(back to top of page)

August 2017

  • Fri, Aug 4 Deadline to apply for Fall Semester Leave of Absence, 4:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Aug 8 Last Day of Classes for Full and SS II Sessions
  • Tues, Aug 8 Final Exam for Full and SS II Sessions
  • Wed, Aug 9 Graduating Student Grades Due at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Wed, Aug 9 Summer Session II Housing Closes, 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Fri, Aug 11 Commencement Rehearsal, CEC, 1:00 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 11 Summer Commencement, CEC, 5:00 p.m.
  • Sat, Aug 12 Summer Session II Graduate Checkout by 12:00 p.m. (noon)
  • Mon, Aug 14 Final Grades Due, 8:00 a.m.