Oct 27, 2020  
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendars


2017-18 Academic Calendar, Undergraduate

    

Fall 2017 September 7 - December 20

 
     
September       
4
Monday
Labor Day- NO CLASSES; Residence Halls open for First Year Students
 
 
 
5
Tuesday
Development Day for Faculty: Student Orientation
 
 
 
6
Wednesday  
President’s address; Department meetings; Residence Halls open for all students; Student Orientation
 
 
 
7
Thursday
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
 
 
 
 
 
New student advising
 
 
 
14
Thursday
Final day to add or drop a course
 
 
 
19
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
 
21
Thursday
Final day to add a course with a Red Card
 
 
October
6
Friday
Mid-semester deficiency grades due
 
 
 
9
Monday
Columbus Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
10
Tuesday
Final day for making up incomplete grades from previous semester
 
 
 
10-27
 
Advising Period
 
 
 
17
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
 
30 - Nov 3
 
Registration for Spring classes
 
 
November
10
Friday
Veteran’s Day Observed - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
20
Monday
Final day for withdrawal from courses
 
 
 
21
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
 
21
Tuesday
Thanksgiving recess begins at 4:45 p.m.
 
 
 
26
Sunday
Thanksgiving recess ends
 
 
December
13
Wednesday
Final day of classes
 
 
 
14-15,18-20
 
Final examinations
 
 
 
21
Thursday
Snow day for Final Examinations
 
 
 
22
Friday
Commencement 6:30 p.m.
 
 
 
23
Saturday
Snow day for Commencement - 2:00 p.m.
 

Spring 2018 January 22 - May 17

 
 
January
18
Thursday
Faculty Development Day
 
 
 
19
Friday
Department meetings
 
 
 
22
Monday
Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
 
 
 
23
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
 
29
Monday
Final day to add or drop a course
 
 
February
5
Monday
Final day to add a course with a Red Card
 
 
 
15
Thursday
Final day for making up incomplete grades
 
 
 
19
Monday
U.S. President’s Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
20
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
March
9
Friday
Spring vacation begins 4:45 p.m.
 
 
 
16
Friday
Mid-semester deficiency grades due
 
 
 
18
Sunday
Spring vacation ends
 
 
 
19-Apr 6
 
Advising period
 
 
 
20
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
April
6
Friday
Final day for withdrawal from courses
 
 
 
9 - 13
 
Registration for Fall classes
 
 
 
16
Monday
Patriots’ Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
17
Tuesday
CTL Professional Development Program
 
 
 
19
Thursday
Undergraduate Research Conference; Honors Convocation (NO DAY CLASSES)
 
 
May
10
Thursday
Final Day of classes
 
 
 
11, 14-17
 
Final Examinations
 
 
 
17
Thursday
Graduate Commencement 6:30 p.m.
 
 
 
17
 
Residence halls close
 
 
 
19
Saturday
Undergraduate Commencement 10:00 a.m.
 
 
 
19
Saturday
Residence halls close for Graduating Seniors
 
 
 
21
Monday
Development Day for Faculty
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2017-18 Academic Calendar, Graduate & Continuing Education

 

Fall 2017 September 7 - December 20

 
 
August
8
Tuesday
Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
 
 
 
9
Wednesday
Graduate & Continuing Education Orientation for Accepted Students
 
 
September
7
Thursday
Classes Begin
 
 
 
14
Thursday
Final day to add or drop a course
 
 
October
9
Monday
Columbus Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
10
Tuesday
Final day for making up Incomplete grades from previous semester
 
 
 
30
Monday
Registration for Winter and Spring Courses Begins
 
 
November
10
Friday
Veteran’s Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
20
Monday
Final day for withdrawal from courses
 
 
 
21
Tuesday
Thanksgiving Recess Begins at 4:45 pm
 
 
 
26
Sunday
Thanksgiving Recess Ends 
 
 
December
20
Wednesday
Final Day of Classes
 
 
 
22
Friday
Winter Commencement, 6:30 pm (snow date Saturday, December 23, 2:00 pm)
 

Winter 2018 December 26 - January 14

 
 
October
30
Monday
Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
 
 
December
26
Tuesday
Winter Session Begins
 
 
January
10
Wednesday
Final day for withdrawal from winter courses
 
 
 
14
Sunday
Winter Session Ends
 

Spring 2018 January 22 - May 14

 
 
October
30
Monday
Registration for Winter & Spring Classes Begins
 
 
January
10
Wednesday
Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session (snow date Jan. 11)
 
 
 
15
Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 
 
 
 
22
Monday
Graduate & Continuing Education Classes Begin
 
 
 
29
Monday
Final day to add or drop a course (face-to-face courses may be added prior to 2nd meeting)
 
 
February
15
Thursday
Final day for making up Incomplete grades from previous semester
 
 
 
19
Monday
Presidents’ Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
March
9
Friday
Spring Break begins at 4:45 pm
 
 
 
18
Sunday
Spring Break Ends
 
 
 
19
Monday
Classes Resume
 
 
April
6
Friday
Final day for withdrawal from courses
 
 
 
11
Wednesday
Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
 
 
 
16
Monday
Patriot’s Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
May
14
Monday
Final Day of Classes, GCE
 
 
 
17
Thursday
Graduate Commencement, 6:30 pm
 
 
 
19
Saturday
Undergraduate Commencement, 10:00 am
 

Summer I, 2018 May 29 - June 29

 
 
April 
9
Monday
Registration for Summer Classes Begins
 
 
May
28
Monday
Memorial Day - NO CLASSES
 
 
 
29
Tuesday
Summer Session I Classes Begin
 
 
June
22
Friday
Final day for withdrawal from courses
 
 
 
29
Friday
Last day of Classes, Summer Session I
 

Summer II, 2018 July 9 - August 10

 
 
April 
9
Monday
Registration for Summer Classes Begins
 
 
July
9
Monday
Summer Session II Classes Begin
 
 
August
3
Friday
Final day for withdrawal from courses
 
 
 
7
Tuesday
Graduate & Continuing Education Information Session
      8 Wednesday Graduate & Continuing Education Student Orientation
 
 
 
10
Friday
Last day of Classes, Summer Session II