Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

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Fall 2016

Aug 22

Ph.D. program new student orientation check-in begins at HGS, 9 a.m.* 

Aug 22-26

Orientation week for all new students

Aug 24

Fall-term online course registration begins, 9 a.m.

Fall term begins for D.N.P. program, 8 a.m.

Aug 26

Orientation day for all first-specialty-year students in the clinical master’s program (returning and new)

Aug 29 

Fall term begins for GEPN, clinical master’s, and post-master’s programs, 8 a.m.

Aug 31 

Fall term begins for Ph.D. program, 8:20 a.m.*

Sept 2 

Friday classes do not meet. Monday classes meet instead (all programs)

Sept 5 

Labor Day. Classes do not meet

Sept. 14 

Fall-term online course registration ends, 5 p.m.

Oct 3 

Due date for Ph.D. dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the degree in December 

Nov 18 

November recess begins, 5:20 p.m. (Ph.D. program) 

Nov 23 

November recess begins, 8 a.m. (GEPN, clinical master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. programs)

Nov 28 

November recess ends, 8 a.m. (all programs)

Dec 15 

Ph.D. program fall-term classes end, 5:20 p.m.

Dec 16 

GEPN, clinical master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. program fall-term classes end, 5 p.m., and winter recess begins; Ph.D. program final examinations begin

Dec 21 Ph.D. program examinations end, and winter recess begins.

DNP Dates for Fall 2016 Term:

  • Friday, August 26

  • Friday, September 23

  • Friday, October 28

  • Friday, December 2

Spring 2017

Jan 4

Spring-term online course registration begins for GEPN, clinical master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. programs, 9 a.m. 

Jan 9

Spring term begins for GEPN and D.N.P. programs, 8 a.m. 

Jan 9–13 

D.N.P. Winter Intensive Session

Jan 11

Spring-term online course registration begins for Ph.D. program 

Jan 16

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Classes do not meet 

Jan 17 

Spring term begins for clinical master’s, post-master’s, and Ph.D. programs, 8 a.m.* 

Jan 20 

Friday classes do not meet. Monday classes meet instead (all programs) 

Jan 25

Spring-term online course registration ends for GEPN, clinical master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. programs, 5 p.m. 

Jan 27

Spring-term online course registration ends for Ph.D. program 

Feb 10

Deadline for graduating Ph.D. students to defend their dissertations for May graduation

Mar 4

Spring recess begins, 8 a.m. (GEPN, clinical master’s, and post-master’s programs)

Mar 10

Spring recess begins, 5:20 p.m. (Ph.D. and D.N.P. programs) 

Mar 15 

Due date for Ph.D. dissertations to be considered by the Degree Committees for award of the degree in May 

Mar 20

Spring-term classes resume, 8 a.m. (GEPN, clinical master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. programs)

Mar 27

Spring-term classes resume, 8:20 a.m. (Ph.D. program) 

May 4

Ph.D. program spring-term classes end, 5:20 p.m.

May 5

Ph.D. program final examinations begin

May 5

Master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. program classes end, 8 p.m.

May 10

Deadline for master’s portfolio to be submitted to academic advisers by graduating clinical master’s students

Ph.D. program examinations end, 5:20 p.m.

May 12

GEPN, clinical master’s, post-master’s, and D.N.P. program spring-term classes end, 5 p.m.

May 17

Approval of clinical master’s portfolio submitted by academic advisers

May 22 University Commencement

DNP Dates Spring 2017 Term:

  • Friday, January 13

  • Friday, February 10

  • Friday, March 10

  • Friday, April 7

  • Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21 - capstone presentations

  • Friday, May 5

Summer 2017

May 15 (Monday)
Summer term begins, 8:00 am

May 29 (Monday)
No classes, Memorial Day

June 5-9 (Monday-Friday)
DNP summer intensive session

July 31 (Monday)
Summer term ends, 5:00 pm