Academic Calendar



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Experience IWU (Parent Orientation) June 13, Saturday
International Student Orientation August 14, Friday
MALANA Student Orientation August 15, Saturday
New Students Arrive August 18, Tuesday
Turning Titan (New Student Orientation and Registration) August 18, Tuesday thru August 23, Sunday
Returning Students Arrive August 22, Saturday and August 23, Sunday
First day of classes August 24, Monday
Last day to add a full semester or 1st 7 week class August 28, Friday
Labor Day (NO CLASSES) September 7, Monday
President's Convocation September 9, Wednesday
Last day to drop a 1st 7 week class September 14, Monday
Family Weekend September 19, Saturday thru September 20, Sunday
Mid-semester grades due October 9, Friday
Homecoming October 10, Saturday
Faculty Open House October 12, Monday
Fall Break Day (NO CLASSES) October 16, Friday
Last day to add a 2nd 7 week class October 19, Monday
Last day to drop a full semester class October 19, Monday
Academic Advising for Spring 2016 and May Term October 21, Wednesday thru October 30, Friday
Last day to drop a 2nd 7 week class November 2, Monday 
Class Registration for Spring 2016 November 4, Wednesday thru November 11, Wednesday
Faculty Open House November 14, Saturday
Class Registration for May Term November 16, Monday
Thanksgiving Recess November 24, Tuesday (6:00 p.m.) thru November 30, Monday (8:00 a.m.)
Last day of classes December 4, Friday
Reading Day (NO CLASSES) December 7, Monday
Final examinations December 8, Tuesday (8:00 a.m.) thru December 11, Friday (5:30 p.m.)
Final grades due December 18, Friday (4:00 p.m.)


Orientation and registration of new students January 5, Tuesday
First day of classes January 6, Wednesday
Last day to add a  full semester or 1st 7 week class January 12, Tuesday
Last day to drop a 1st 7 week class January 26, Tuesday
Founders' Day Convocation (11:00 a.m.) February 17, Wednesday
Mid-semester grades due February 19, Friday
Faculty Open House February 20, Saturday
Last day to drop a class February 26, Friday
Last day to add a 2nd 7 week class February 26, Friday
Last day to drop a 2nd 7 week class March 11, Friday 
Spring Recess March 11, Friday (5:00 p.m.) thru March 21, Monday (8:00 a.m.)
Academic Advising for Fall 2016 March 23, Wednesday thru April 1, Friday
Class Registration for Fall 2016 April 4, Monday thru April 13, Wednesday
Honors Convocation April 6, Wednesday
Student Research Conference April 16, Saturday
Last day of classes April 19, Tuesday
Reading Day (NO CLASSES) April 20, Wednesday
Final examinations April 21, Thursday (8:00 a.m.) thru April 26, Tuesday (6:00 p.m.)
Make-up final examinations April 27, Wednesday (8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)
Final grades due for seniors and graduate candidates April 27, Wednesday
All other final grades due May 3, Tuesday
COMMENCEMENT 2016 May 1, Sunday (1:00 p.m.)


First day of classes, Last day to add a class May 4, Wednesday
Last day to drop a class May 6, Friday
Final Examinations May 26, Friday
Final May Term grades due May 31, Tuesday