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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

— Science and Engineering since 1885 —

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
   
 
  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 SDSM&T Academic 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 2017

Classes begin August 21
Last day to add or drop a course and adjust fees August 31
Last day for pass/fail and audit options August 31
Labor Day Holiday September 4
Native Americans’ Day Holiday October 9
Midterm (First half of semester ends) October 13
Graduation application due for undergraduate students (planning to graduate in May or August) October 16
Midterm deficiencies grades due by midnight October 18
Early Registration Weeks (Tentative) October 23-November 10
Last day to drop classes November 3
Thanksgiving Holiday begins at end of class day November 21
Classes resume November 27
No class day December 6
Final examinations December 7-13
Semester ends December 13
Fall Graduation December 16
Final grades are due by midnight December 18

Spring Semester 2018

Classes begin January 8
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday January 15
Last day to add or drop a course and adjust fees January 17
Last day for pass/fail and audit options January 17
Presidents’ Day Holiday February 19
Spring vacation begins at end of class day March 2
Midterm (First half of semester ends) March 12
Classes resume March 12
Midterm deficiencies grades due by midnight March 15
Graduation application due for undergraduate students (planning to graduate in December) March 19
Early Registration Weeks (Tentative) March 19-April 13
Easter Break begins at end of class day March 29
Classes resume March 12
Last day to drop classes April 3
Final examinations April 30-May 4
Semester ends May 4
Spring Graduation May 5
Final grades are due by midnight May 9

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 2017 Final Exam Schedule   

Spring 2018 Final Exam Schedule (TBD)