May 24, 2018  
2015-2016 SDSM&T Academic Catalog 
    
2015-2016 SDSM&T Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


   

Institutions of higher education, under control of the South Dakota Board of Regents, shall operate on a common academic calendar with common periods during the summer term and the fall and spring semesters at each institution when classes are not in session. Academic calendars shall be designed a minimum of two years in advance with annual extensions recommended to the Executive Director by the Council of Presidents and Superintendents no later than the May meeting.

Fall Semester 2015

Classes begin August 24
Last day to add or drop a course and to adjust fees September 3
Last day to submit a graduation application for fall 2015 September 3
Last day for pass/fail and audit options September 3
Labor Day Holiday September 7
Registration shut down (Tentative) September 25-October 25
Native American Day Holiday October 12
Midterm (first half of semester ends) October 16
Midterm deficiencies grades due by midnight October 22
Early Registration Weeks (Tentative) October 26-November 13
Last day to drop classes November 6
Veterans Day Holiday November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday begins at end of class day November 24
Classes resume November 30
No class day December 9
Final examinations December 10-16
Semester ends December 16
Fall Graduation December 19
Final grades are due by midnight December 21

Spring Semester 2016

Classes begin January 11
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18
Last day to add or drop a course and adjust fees January 20
Last day to submit a graduation application for spring/summer 2016 January 20
Last day for pass/fail and audit options January 20
Registration shut down (Tentative) February 15-March 21
Presidents’ Day Holiday February 15
Spring vacation begins at end of class day March 4
Midterm (First half of semester ends) March 6
Classes resume March 14
Midterm deficiencies grades due by midnight March 18
Early Registration Weeks (Tentative) March 21-April 8
Easter Break begins at end of class day March 24
Classes resume March 28
Last day to drop classes April 5
Final examinations May 2-6
Semester ends May 6
Spring Graduation May 7
Final grades are due by midnight May 11

This calendar conforms to guidelines established by the Board of Regents, but is subject to change at its discretion.

Holidays

The schedule of holidays for the institutions of higher education is listed below. Classes shall not be scheduled to meet on holidays.

New Years Day
January 1*.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Third Monday in January.

Presidents Day
Third Monday in February.

Memorial Day
Last Monday in May.

Independence Day
July 4*.

Labor Day
First Monday in September

Native American Day
Second Monday in October.

Veterans Day
November 11*.

Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November.

Christmas Day
December 25*

* If January 1, July 4, November 11, or December 25 fall on a Sunday, the Monday following shall be observed as the holiday; if they fall on a Saturday, the previous Friday shall be observed as the holiday.

Drop and Add Period

The drop/add period is the time period during which students may adjust their academic schedule for the term without financial or academic consequences. The last day of the drop/add period for a course is designated as the census date for that course and is the official date for enrollment reporting. The end of the drop and add period for standard and non-standard courses offered in a semester shall be the date the first 10 percent of the term ends or the day following the first class meeting, whichever is later. When calculating 10 percent of the term, breaks of five or more days are not included when counting the total number of days but Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays are. Student registrations can only be added to courses after the end of the drop and add period by approval of the chief academic officer of the university.

Fall 2015 Final Exam Schedule  

Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule