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2011-2012 Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2011

AUGUST

22   Mon  New Faculty Orientation
23  Tue Opening Workshop for Faculty, Staff, Administration
Clarke University Family Picnic
24  Wed Faculty Development Workshops
24-28  Wed-Sun CONNECT Orientation – required of first-year students, optional for transfer students
25  Thu Orientation for TimeSaver and Graduate Students
29  Mon Day Classes, TimeSaver, Graduate Classes Begin

 
SEPTEMBER

2  Fri Last day to Add/Cancel, Audit in Graduate and TimeSaver Session I
5  Mon Labor Day (No Classes)
6  Tue Last Day to Add a Semester-Long Course
13  Tue Post Registration Closes
Last Day to Cancel a Semester-Long Course to File for Audit, to Convert an Incomplete Grade
14  Wed Convocation (11 a.m. and Noon Classes Canceled)
23-25  Fri-Sun Clarke Homecoming
26  Mon Last Day to Withdraw from Course/File S/U Option in Graduate and TimeSaver Session I

 
OCTOBER

3 Mon Application to Major forms due in Academic Affairs
4 Tue Last Day to File for Internship for Credit
 7-9 Fri-Sun   Family Weekend 
14 Fri Autumn Free Day (No Classes)
20 Thu Timesaver and Graduate Session 1 Ends/Midterm
24 Mon TimeSaver and Graduate Session II Begins
25 Tue Midterm and Session I Grades Due
 26-Nov 11 Wed-Fri Spring 2012 Course Planning and Advising Appointments
 28 Fri Last Day to Add/Cancel, Audit in TimeSaver and Graduate Session II
 
NOVEMBER
4  Fri Last Day to Withdraw from a Semester Long Course
Last Day to File S/U Grade Option for a Semester Long Course
4  Fri Spirituality Retreat/Assessment Day (No Classes)
14  Mon First call for Graduation Applications for December 2012, May 2013 and August 2013
14-18  Mon-Fri

Registration for Spring 2012 Semester
Monday: TimeSaver and Graduates 
Tuesday: Seniors, Honors Program, TC, SD
Wednesday: Juniors
Thursday: Sophomores 
Friday: 1st Years

16 Wed November Social Recognition for Students Completing December degrees 5:30 p.m. Atrium.
17 Thu Last Day to Withdraw from Course/File S/U Option in Timesaver and Graduate Session II
17-20 Thu-Sun Drama Production
22 Tue 7 p.m. Residence Halls Close
23-27 Wed-Sun Thanksgiving Vacation
27  Sun  1 p.m. Residence Halls Open
28  Mon  Classes Resume 
 
DECEMBER
9 Fri  University Christmas Dinner (Faculty, Staff, Students)
  Fri Last Day of Classes
12-15 Mon-Thu  Finals/Assessment Week
15 Thu  Last Day of Graduate and TimeSaver Session II
  Thu 7 p.m. Residence Halls Close
20 Tue  Final and Session II grades due
23–Jan 2 Sat-Mon  Staff Break (Offices Closed).

 
Spring Semester 2012

 
JANUARY
12 Thu 5:30 p.m. Orientation for TimeSaver and Graduate Studies
15 Sun  10 a.m. Residence Halls Open for new students
1 p.m. Residence Halls Open for returning students
16 Mon Martin Luther King Holiday (No Daytime Classes)
16 Mon  Timesaver/Graduate Classes Begin
17 Tue  Daytime Classes Begin
20 Fri  Last Day to Add/Cancel, Audit in TimeSaver and Graduate Session I
24 Tue  Last Day to Add Semester-Long Course
31 Tue   Post Registration Closes
  Tue  Last Day to Cancel a Semester-Long Course, To File for Audit/ Convert an Incomplete Grade
 
FEBRUARY
9 Thu  Last day to Withdraw,file S/U Option in Timesaver and Grad Session I
13 Mon  Application to Major forms due in Academic Affairs
14 Tue  Last day to file for Internship for Credit
23-26 Thu-Sun  Drama Production 
 
MARCH
5-9 Mon-Fri Spring Break (No Classes)
11 Sun  Residence Halls Open 1 p.m.
15 Thu  Timesaver and Graduate Session I End/Midterm
17 Sat Clarke Day at the River Museum 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
19 Mon  Timesaver and Graduate Session II Begins
20 Tue  Midterm and Session I Grades Due
21–April 5 Mon-Tue Fall 2012 Course planning and advising appointments
23 Fri  Last Day to Add/Cancel, Audit in TimeSaver and Graduate Session II
30
Fri  Last Day to Withdraw from a Course/File S/U in Semester Long Courses 
 
APRIL
    
5-9 Thu-Mon  Easter Break (No Classes)
9 Mon  Graduate and Timesaver II Classes Resume
10 Tue  Faculty Assessment Day (No Daytime Classes)
11 Wed  Daytime Classes Resume
13  Fri   Final call for Graduation Applications for Dec. 2012, May and Aug. 2013 
16-19 Mon-Thu 

Registration for Fall:
Monday: TimeSaver and Graduates
Tuesday: Returning Seniors, Honors Program, SD, TC, Juniors
Wednesday: Sophomores
Thursday: 1st years

16 Mon  Last Day to Withdraw/SU Option in Timesaver and Grad Session II
18 Wed  4:30 p.m. Faculty/Staff Achievement Celebration - Atrium/Jansen Music Hall
19-22 Thu-Sun  Drama Production
27 Fri  Clarke Student Research Conference 

 
MAY

4 Fri  Last Day of Classes
Student Honors Banquet
7-10 Mon-Thu  Finals/Assessment Week
10 Thu  TimeSaver Session II Ends
    7 p.m. Residence Halls Close for students not involved with commencement
12 Sat  Clarke University Commencement
13 Sun  Noon - Residence Halls Close for all remaining students
14 Mon   Summer School Sessions Begin
15 Tue  Final and Session II grades due 
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