Academic Calendar

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 Academic Calendar 2016-2017

Florida Atlantic University Academic Calendar 2016 – 2017

  2016 Fall Semester

2017 Spring Semester

2017 Summer
Term 1

2017 Summer
Term 2

2017 Summer
Term 3

Advance Registration begins  (enrolled degree-seeking students only);  see MyFAU Begins 
October 31 for Spring 2017
Begins March 27 for Summer/Fall 2017
Priority Application Deadline – Freshman February 15
Application Deadline – Freshman students* May 1 February 15
Application Deadline – Transfer & Returning students* July 1 November 15 April 15
International Application Deadline –  Freshman and Transfer students April 1 October 1 February 15
Last day to apply for a reclassification of residency status July 22 December 9 April 14 April 14
Non-Degree Registration; see MyFAU August 15 – 27 January 2 – 14 May 8 – 21 May 8 – 21 June 20 – July 2 
Freshman Convocation August 21  –  –  –  –
CLASSES BEGIN August 22(Mon.)  January 9 (Mon.) May 15 (Mon.) May 15 (Mon.) June 27 (Tues.) 
Walk-in Registration August 22  January 9  May 15  May 15  June 27 
Last day at 5 p.m. to drop/add courses without consequences; courses are fee liable after this date; $100 late registration fee after this date. *However, for students with Saturday only classes in Fall and Spring, the drop/add period extends to Saturday. **For students with Saturday or Sunday only classes in Summer 1, 2 or 3, the drop/add period extends to Sunday. These option may be used only through MyFAU   August 26 (Fri.)
*August 27 (Sat.) 
  January 13 (Fri.)
*January 14 (Sat.) 
   May 19 (Fri.)
**May 21 (Sun.)
   May 19 (Fri.)
**May 21 (Sun.)
    June 30 (Fri.)
**July 2 (Sun.)

Grace period – Students responsible for payment of tuition & fees; no “W” for dropped courses; drops noted on student records as “W” after this period

August 28 –

September 3

January 15 – 21

Policy does not apply to summer terms.

60+ Audit Registration

August 29 

January 17 

May 22

May 22

July 3

Last day to pay tuition & fees: Online by 11 pm, drop box by 5 pm (Boca Raton campus) or USPS postmarked by this date; $100 late payment fee assessed if paid after this date. This date is not applicable if student is receiving Florida Prepaid or accepted Financial Aid award by the drop/add deadline.

August 29 

January 17

May 22 

May 22 

July 3 

Last day to submit application for degree

September 9

January 27

June 2

June 2

June 2

Last day to do a complete withdrawal and receive a 25% tuition adjustment; to receive this tuition adjustment for Summer 1, all summer courses (1, 2, & 3 terms) must be dropped.

September 19

February 6

June 12

Policy does not apply to

Summer Term 2 or Summer Term 3.

Mid-term grading  available 

October 3 – 7

February 20 – 24

Policy does not apply to summer terms.

Last day to drop a course or withdraw without receiving an "F" in each course. November 18 April 7 July 31 June 19 July 31
Parent/Family Weekend Sept. 23 – 25  
Homecoming  TBA November  
Last day to submit doctoral dissertation November 14 April 3 July 10
Last day to submit master’s thesis November 21 April 10 July 17
Honors Convocation TBA April
LAST DAY OF CLASSES December 6 April 24 August 7 June 26 August 7
READING DAY
(In case of emergencies, may be used as class time.)
December 7 April 25 – 26
FINAL EXAMINATIONS December 8 – 14  April 27 – May 3
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 on Thursday Dec. 15 – 
9am, 1pm & 5pm
May 4 –
9am, 1pm & 5pm
Note: No classes or exams will be scheduled on  Commencement days in any semester.
Two Commencement Ceremonies in Fall 2016 and Three in Spring 2017 on Friday Dec. 16 –
9am & 1pm
May 5 –
9am, 1pm & 5 pm
Three Commencement Ceremonies in Summer 2017 August 8 (Tues.) – 9am, 1pm & 5pm
Semester ends December 16 May 5 August 8 June 26 August 8
Grades due in Registrar's Office, 9 a.m. Dec. 19 (Mon.) May 8 (Mon.) August 9(Wed.) June 27 (Tues.) August 9 (Wed.)

* Departmental deadlines may also apply. Consult the Academic Programs sections of the University Catalog for further information.

OFFICIAL UNIVERSITY HOLIDAYS (OFFICES CLOSED, NO CLASSES)
September 5           Labor Day November 24 – 27       Thanksgiving Recess March 6 – 12         Spring Break  (No classes; offices open)
October 10 – 11      Fall Break  (No classes; offices open)(In case of emergencies, may be used as class time.)  December 24, 2016     Winter Holiday               – January 2, 2017 May 29                   Memorial Day
November 11 (Fri.)     Veteran’s Day January 16       Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday July 4 (Tues.)         Independence Day
Note: During the academic year, Saturdays are considered instructional days. This calendar is subject to change by appropriate authority.                       Updated April 26, 2016
 Last Modified 7/28/16