Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2015-2016
Fall Semester 2015* (Term = 1158)  ICS 

August 24 - December 18 (Includes Finals Week)

Date
Event
March 30 (Mon.) - April 14 (Tue.) 2015 Priority Registration for Fall Semester 2015
April 15 (Wed.) - August 23 (Sun.) 2015 Open Registration for Fall Semester 2015
May 1 (Fri.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Fall 2015
August 24 (Mon.) Late Registration begins ($25.00 late registration fee assessed)
August 24 (Mon.) Fall Semester begins
August 31 (Mon.) Last day for late registrations and adds including adds of thesis or dissertation credits (Census Date)
August 31 (Mon.) Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund
September 4 (Fri.) Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 75% refund
September 4 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
September 5 (Sat.) - November 13 (Fri.) All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
September 7 (Mon.) Labor Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
September 11 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 50% refund
September 11 (Fri.) Last day to apply for residence for Fall Semester
September 12 (Sat.) Last day to submit tuition and fees payment without penalty
September 18 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 25% refund
September 25 (Fri.) Final day to apply for a degree in December ($25.00 fee due with application)
October 16 (Fri.) Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
October 19 - 20 (Mon. - Tue.) Fall Semester Break (Student Holiday - UNL offices open)
October 26 (Mon.) - November 10 (Tue.) Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2016
November 11 (Wed.) 2015 - January 10 (Sun.) 2016 Open Registration for Spring Semester 2016
November 13 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the term
November 25 (Wed.) Student Holiday (UNL offices open)
November 26 - 29 (Thu. - Sun.) Thanksgiving Vacation (UNL offices closed)
December 7 - 12 (Mon. - Sat.) Last week of classes**
December 12 (Sat.) Last day of classes
December 14 - 18 (Mon. - Fri.) Fall Semester Final Exams - Final Exams Information
December 18 (Fri.) Fall Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
December 19 (Sat.) Fall Semester Undergraduate Commencement
December 24 (Thu.) 2015 - January 1 (Fri.) 2016 Holiday Closedown (UNL offices closed)

 

Academic Year 2015-2016: Spring Semester 2016* (Term = 1161)

January 11 - May 6 (Includes Finals Week)

Date
Event
October 26 (Mon.) - November 10 (Tue.) 2015 Priority Registration for Spring Semester 2016
November 11 (Wed.) 2015 - January 10 (Sun.) 2016 Open Registration for Spring Semester 2016
December 1 (Tue.) 2015 Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Spring 2016
January 4 (Mon.) First day UNL offices are open in 2016
January 11 (Mon.) Late Registration begins ($25.00 late registration fee assessed)
January 11 (Mon.) Spring Semester Begins
January 18 (Mon.) Martin Luther King Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
January 19 (Tue.) Last day for late registrations and adds including adds of thesis or dissertation credits (Census Date)
January 19 (Tue.) Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 100% refund
January 22 (Fri.) Last day to drop a full semester course and receive 75% refund
January 22 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
January 23 (Sat.) - April 8 (Fri.) All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
January 29 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 50% refund
January 29 (Fri.) Last day to apply for residence for Spring Semester
January 29 (Fri.) Final day to apply for a degree in May ($25.00 fee due with application)
February 5 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from a full semester course and receive 25% refund
February 12 (Fri.) Last day to submit tuition and fees payment without penalty
March 4 (Fri.) Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
March 7 (Mon.) - May 15 (Sun.) Open Registration for Summer Sessions 2016 begins
March 20 - 27 (Sun. - Sun.) Spring Vacation (UNL offices are open Monday through Friday)
March 28 (Mon.) - April 12 (Tue.) Priority Registration begins for Fall Semester 2016
April 8 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the term
April 13 (Wed.) - Aug 21 (Sun.) Open Registration for Fall Semester 2016
April 24 (Sun.) Honors Convocation
April 25 - April 30 (Mon. - Sat.) Last week of classes**
April 30 (Sat.) Last day of classes
May 1 (Sun.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall 2016
May 2 - May 6 (Mon. - Fri.) Spring Semester Final Exams - Final Exams Information
May 6 (Fri.) Spring Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 7 (Sat.) Spring Semester Undergraduate Commencement

 

Summer Semester 2016* (Term = 1165)
Date
Pre-Session Event: May 16 - June 3
March 7 (Mon.) - May 15 (Sun.) Open Registration
May 1 (Sun.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall 2016
May 16 (Mon.) Late Registration begins ($25.00 late registration fee assessed)
May 16 (Mon.) Classes begin*
May 17 (Tue.) Last day for late registrations and adds
May 17 (Tue.) Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
May 20 (Fri.) Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
May 20 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
May 21 (Sat.) - June 1 (Wed.) All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
May 25 (Wed.) Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
May 30 (Mon.) Memorial Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
June 1 (Wed.) Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the Pre-session
June 3 (Fri.) Classes end and final examinations
June 12 (Sun.) Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 24 (Fri.) Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
Date
8-Week Session Event: May 16 - July 8
March 7 (Mon.) - May 15 (Sun.) Open Registration
May 1 (Sun.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall 2016
May 16 (Mon.) Late Registration begins ($25.00 late registration fee assessed)
May 16 (Mon.) Classes begin*
May 19 (Thu.) Last day for late registrations and adds
May 19 (Thu.) Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
May 20 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
May 21 (Sat.) - June 24 (Fri.) All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
May 30 (Mon.) Memorial Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
June 3 (Fri.) Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
June 10 (Fri.)  Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
June 12 (Sun.) Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 24 (Fri.) Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the 8-Week Session
June 24 (Fri.) Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
July 4 (Mon.) Independence Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
July 8 (Fri.) Classes end and final examinations
Date
1st Five-Week Session Event: June 6 - July 8
March 7 (Mon.) - June 5 (Sun.) Open Registration
May 1 (Sun.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall 2016
June 6 (Mon.) Late Registration begins ($25.00 late registration fee assessed)
June 6 (Mon.) Classes begin*
June 8 (Wed.) Last day for late registrations and adds
June 8 (Wed.) Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
June 10 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
June 11 (Sat.) - June 29 (Wed.) All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
June 12 (Sun.) Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 17 (Fri.) Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
June 21 (Tue.) Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
June 24 (Fri.) Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
June 29 (Wed.) Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the 1st Five-Week Session
July 4 (Mon.) Independence Day (Student and Staff Holiday-UNL offices closed)
July 8 (Fri.) Classes end and final examinations
Date
2nd Five-Week Session Event: July 11 - August 11
March 7 (Mon.) - July 10 (Sun.) Open Registration
May 1 (Sun.) Last day to apply for undergraduate admissions for Summer and Fall 2016
June 12 (Sun.) Last day to submit tuition and fee payment without penalty
June 24 (Fri.) Final day to apply for a degree in August ($25.00 fee due with application)
July 11 (Mon.) Late Registration begins ($25.00 late registration fee assessed)
July 11 (Mon.) Classes begin*
July 13 (Wed.) Last day for late registrations and adds
July 13 (Wed.) Last day to drop a class and receive a full refund
July 15 (Fri.) Last day to file a drop to remove course from student's record
July 16 (Sat.) - August 3 (Wed.) All course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record
July 22 (Fri.) Last day to drop a class and receive a partial refund
July 26 (Tue.) Last day to change a course registration to or from "Pass/No Pass"
August 3 (Wed.) Last day to withdraw from one or more courses for the 2nd Five-Week Session
August 11 (Thu.) Classes end and final examinations
August 12 (Fri.) Summer Semester Graduate Commencement and Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
August 13 (Sat.) Summer Semester Undergraduate Commencement

 

*Mini Session Courses follow prorated dates for deadlines, tuition charges and refunds. For Mini Course tuition charges or refund dates, please contact Student Accounts.

**Faculty please see the 15th Week Policy regarding the last week of classes.

Academic calendars are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to revise or change rules, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and other regulations affecting students including, but not limited to, evaluation standards, whenever considered necessary or desirable. The University reserves the right to cancel any course for insufficient registration and to phase out any program. Registration by a student signifies an agreement to comply with all regulations of the University.

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