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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar shows a shortened list of upcoming academic related events. If you need a more detailed list of upcoming events visit the Calendar Event List. If you need details about past academic related events and dates, please check the Nicholls State University Catalog.

September 3, 2015

Fourteenth class day (for statistical purposes).

Students must pay remaining tuition and fees by 4:15 p.m. to avoid class cancellation

Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 4:15 pm Description: Students must pay their remaining tuition and fees by 4:15 p.m. to avoid the class cancellation process. Students who have an account balance of more than $300 at 4:15 p.m. will have their classes dropped and schedule cancelled. For assistance setting up a payment plan, students may visit the Controller's Office in Elkins Hall.
September 7, 2015

Labor Day; University Closed

September 9, 2015

Final date to apply for graduation for fall commencement

September 12, 2015

ACT National Testing

Starts: 7:45 am Ends: 3:00 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Registration for the ACT test is available at actstudent.org. Arrival, identification and seating of examinees begins at 7:45 a.m. Students should bring valid photo identification, admission tickets issued by ACT, pencils and a calculator. Cell phones and other electronic devices are not allowed in the test center. Parking is available on Madewood and Ellendale Drives near the building and in several parking lots across campus.
September 18, 2015

Last day to drop or resign with a W from Term A (regular and online) classes

September 24, 2015

Fall Break #1; No Classes

September 25, 2015

Fall Break #1; No Classes

October 5, 2015

Final Exams for Term A (regular and online) classes

October 6, 2015

Final Exams for Term A (regular and online) classes

October 8, 2015

Final grades due for Term A (regular and online)

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 10:00 am
October 12, 2015

Classes begin for Term B (regular and online).

7th Week Grades available for students.

October 23, 2015

Final date for automatic W when dropping a Full Term course or resigning from the university.

October 26, 2015

Fall Break #2; no classes. (Designated hurricane/university closure makeup days, if needed.)

October 27, 2015

Fall Break #2; no classes. (Designated hurricane/university closure makeup days, if needed.)

October 29, 2015

Advising begins for winter session and spring semester.

October 31, 2015

Financial aid priority consideration deadline for Spring 2016.

November 5, 2015

Registration for winter session and spring semester begins.

November 6, 2015

Graduate comprehensive exams.

November 13, 2015

Final date to submit thesis for final committee approval.

Last day to drop or resign with a W from Term B (regular and online) classes.

November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving holidays; university closed. (Additional makeup days, if needed.)

November 24, 2015

Thanksgiving holidays; university closed. (Additional makeup days, if needed.)

November 25, 2015

Thanksgiving holidays; university closed. (Additional makeup days, if needed.)

November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving holidays; university closed. (Additional makeup days, if needed.)

November 27, 2015

Thanksgiving holidays; university closed. (Additional makeup days, if needed.)

December 1, 2015

Last day of classes for Full Term and Term B (regular and online) classes.

Final date for filing approved thesis.

December 2, 2015

Study day; faculty available.

Final exam for Wednesday evening class may be given on this day.

December 3, 2015

Fall Semester Exams ENGL 101 & 102 (Group Exams)

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 10:00 am

Fall Semester Exams (5T)

Starts: 10:30 am Ends: 12:30 pm

Fall Semester Exams (5M)

Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm
December 4, 2015

Fall Semester Exams (3T)

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 10:00 am

Fall Semester Exams (6M)

Starts: 10:30 am Ends: 12:30 pm

Fall Semester Exams (3M)

Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm
December 7, 2015

Fall Semester Exams (2M)

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 10:00 am

Fall Semester Exams (6T & 7T)

Starts: 10:30 am Ends: 12:30 pm

Fall Semester Exams (4M)

Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm
December 8, 2015

Fall Semester Exams (2T)

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 10:00 am

Fall Semester Exams (7M, 8M)

Starts: 10:30 am Ends: 12:30 pm

Fall Semester Exams (4T)

Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 3:00 pm
December 9, 2015

Fall Semester Exams (1M)

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 10:00 am

Fall Semester Exams (1T)

Starts: 10:30 am Ends: 12:30 pm
December 10, 2015

Final grades due at 9:00 am for all students.

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 10:00 am
December 12, 2015

Fall semester ends.

Commencement for summer and fall graduates. (Ceremonies at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.)

Starts: 10:00 am Ends: 11:00 am
December 14, 2015

Winter Session night classes held as scheduled.

Winter Session day classes held.

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:10 pm
December 18, 2015

University closes at 4:30 p.m. for Christmas holidays.

Starts: 4:30 pm Ends: 5:30 pm
January 4, 2016

Winter Session classes resume.

University reopens.

January 8, 2016

Final date to drop with W from Winter Session.

January 12, 2016

Transfer Student Orientation.

January 13, 2016

Winter Session classes end.

Spring semester begins; Faculty Institute.

January 14, 2016

Final Exams for Winter Session.

Transfer Student Orientation.

Spring Term Admission Application Deadline. Applications must be completed, application fee paid, and all documents necessary for admission decision submitted.

First-time Freshman Orientation.

January 15, 2016

Late registration nd administrative drop/add begins at 4:15 pm. All registration activity after 4:15 pm will occur in the Registrar's Office. Student must register by 4:15 pm to avoid late registration charge. Stuent must "unregister" by 4:15 pm to receive full refund and avoid processing charge. Student must pay tuition and fees by 4:15 pm to avoid late payment charge.

Winter Session grades due. Winter Session Ends.

Starts: 11:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm
January 18, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday; university closed.

January 19, 2016

Classes begin for Full Term and Term A (regular and online).

February 5, 2016

Fourteenth class day (for statistical purposes).

February 8, 2016

Mardi Gras holidays; university closed.

February 9, 2016

Mardi Gras holidays; university closed.

February 10, 2016

No classes; university open.

February 11, 2016

Classes resume.

February 25, 2016

Last day to drop or resign with a W from Term A (regular and online) classes.

March 8, 2016

Final Exams for Term A (regular and online) classes.

March 9, 2016

Final Exams for Term A (regular and online) classes.

March 10, 2016

Final Grades due for Term A (regular and online).

Starts: 1:00 pm Ends: 2:00 pm
March 14, 2016

Classes begin for Term B (regular and online).

7th week grades available for students.

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