Jul 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar


   

(BOR 2.1.1)

Fall Semester 2024

Classes begin August 26
Labor Day Holiday September 2
Last day to add or drop a course and adjust fees September 5
Last day for pass/fail and audit options September 5
Native Americans’ Day Holiday October 14
Midterm (First half of semester ends) October 18
Graduation application due for undergraduate students (planning to graduate in May or August) October 21
Midterm grades due by midnight October 23
Early Registration Weeks October 28 - November 15
Last day to drop classes November 8
Veteran’s Day Holiday November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday begins at end of class day November 26
Classes resume December 2
No class day December 11
Final examinations (online/remote) December 12-13 and 16-18
Semester ends December 18
Fall Graduation December 21
Final grades are due by midnight December 23

Spring Semester 2025

Classes begin January 13
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday January 20
Last day to add or drop a course and adjust fees January 22
Last day for pass/fail and audit options January 22
Presidents’ Day Holiday February 17
Midterm (First half of semester ends) March 7
Spring vacation begins at end of class day March 7
Midterm grades due by midnight March 12
Classes resume March 17
Graduation application due for undergraduate students (planning to graduate in December) March 17
Early Registration Weeks (Tentative) March 24 - April 11
Last day to drop classes April 7
Easter Break begins at end of class day April 17
Classes Resume April 21
Final examinations May 5-9
Semester ends May 9
Spring Graduation May 10
Final grades are due by midnight May 14

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.

Juneteenth
June 19*

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, June 19, 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

(BOR 5.7)

A student receives a 100 percent refund of tuition and per credit hour fees for dropped courses within the drop/add period. No refund shall be provided for courses dropped after that time other than by administrative action. The Drop/Add period is calculated as beginning of the term through the first ten percent of the term or the day following the first class meeting, whichever is later. When calculating ten percent of the term, all days of the term are to be counted with the exception of breaks of five or more consecutive days. Any course meeting during a standard semester which meets for less time than the standard semester shall be treated as a non-standard semester course for refund purposes. Student registrations can only be added to courses after the end of the drop and add period by submitting a Request for Late Add form which can be found here: https://www.sdsmt.edu/Academics/Registrar/Forms/.

For more information about adding and dropping courses and withdrawals, please review the Policies/Definitions  and Financial Aid  pages of this catalog.

 Fall 2024 Final Exam Schedule (TBD) 

 Spring 2025 Final Exam Schedule (TBD)