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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.

July 28, 2015

Final exams for Online Classes

Final Exams for Full Term (1AB) and Mini Term B (12B)

Starts: 7:30 am Ends: 9:30 am

Final Exams for Full Term (2AB)

Starts: 9:40 am Ends: 11:40 am

Final Exams for Full Term (5AB) and Mini Term B (56B)

Starts: 11:50 am Ends: 1:50 pm

Final Exams for Full Term (6AB)

Starts: 2:00 pm Ends: 4:00 pm

Final Exams for Mini Term B (EB) Night Classes

Starts: 6:00 pm Ends: 8:00 pm
July 29, 2015

Final Exams for Online Classes

Final Exams for Full Term (8AB) and Mini Term B (78B)

Starts: 7:30 am Ends: 9:30 am

Final Exams for Full Term (3AB) and Mini Term B (34B)

Starts: 9:40 am Ends: 11:40 am

Final Exams for Full Term (4AB)

Starts: 11:50 am Ends: 1:50 pm

Final Exams for Full Term (7AB)

Starts: 2:00 pm Ends: 4:00 pm
July 31, 2015

Final grades due at 9:00 a.m. for Full Term (regular and online) and Mini Term B.

Summer Session ends.

August 5, 2015

Posting/conferral of summer degrees

Transfer Student Orientation

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: 214 Elkins Hall Description: All first-time transfer students with 30 or more hours are encouraged to attend. To register for Transfer Orientation, visit nicholls.edu/transfer/transfer-orientation-program.
August 11, 2015

New Faculty Orientation

Starts: 8:30 am Ends: 4:30 pm Location: 113 Powell Hall Description: Invitation only to new Nicholls faculty from fall or spring 2015. Registration and coffee begin at 8 a.m. Lunch will be provided. The orientation will cover faculty development opportunities, accreditation, policies and procedures, FERPA, employee benefits and more.

Transfer Student Orientation

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: 214 Elkins Hall Description: All first-time transfer students with 30 or more hours are encouraged to attend. To register for Transfer Orientation, visit nicholls.edu/transfer/transfer-orientation-program.
August 12, 2015

Fall semester begins

Faculty Institute

Starts: 8:30 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: Cotillion Ballroom, Bollinger Memorial Student Union Description: Nicholls faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 Faculty Institute. Registration and coffee will begin at 8 a.m. with the main program beginning at 8:30 a.m.
August 13, 2015

Fall semester admission application deadline

Description: Applications must be completed, application fees paid, and all documents necessary for admission decision submitted.

First-Time Freshman Fall Orientation

Starts: 8:30 am Ends: 4:30 pm Location: Peltier Auditorium Description: Orientation for fall 2015 incoming students is by invitation only. Check-in for students begins at 8:15 a.m. in Peltier Auditorium. Check-in for parents begins at 8:30 a.m. in Le Bijou Theater inside the Bollinger Memorial Student Union. Call 1-877-NICHOLLS for more.
August 14, 2015

International Student Orientation

Starts: 8:00 am Ends: 2:00 pm Location: LeBijou Theater

Transfer Student Orientation

Starts: 9:00 am Ends: 12:00 pm Location: 214 Elkins Hall Description: All first-time transfer students with 30 or more hours are encouraged to attend. To register for Transfer Orientation, visit nicholls.edu/transfer/transfer-orientation-program.

Regular registration ends and web registration closes for fall semester. Late registration and 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. Student 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.

Starts: 4:15 pm Ends: 5:15 pm Location: 4:15 pm All registration activity after 4:15 pm will occur in the Registrar's ofice. Student must register by 4:15 pm to avoid late registration charge. Student must
August 17, 2015

Classes begin for fall full term and term A (regular and online)

September 3, 2015

Fourteenth class day (for statistical purposes).

September 7, 2015

Labor Day - University Closed.

September 8, 2015

Classes Resume.

September 9, 2015

Final date to apply for graduation for fall commencement.

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. (Designated hurricane/university closure makeup days, if needed.)

September 25, 2015

Fall Break #1; no classes. (Designated hurricane/university closure makeup days, if needed.)

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 at 9:00 a.m. for Term A (regular and online).

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

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

Study day; faculty available.

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

Spring semester begins; Faculty Institute.

Winter Session classes end.

January 14, 2016

First-time Freshman Orientation.

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

Final Exams for Winter Session.

Transfer Student 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.

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