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Academic Calendars

Academic Calendar for 2015-2016

NOTE: Holidays are subject to approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Holidays for 2015-2016 can be found here.

2015 Fall Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin August 31 and end December 11
Day Month Description
22-28 August Orientation and Registration (SHP New Students)
30 August Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2015 (all students)
31 August Classes Begin – Fall 2015
2 September Chair’s Council Meeting
4 September Online Course Evaluations Close – Summer 2015 (Respiratory Care only)
7 September Labor Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
7 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2015 (Respiratory Care only)
8 September Classes Resume
15 September Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2015 (Census Date)
16 September Chair’s Council Meeting
7 October Chair’s Council Meeting
21 October Chair’s Council Meeting
4 November Chair’s Council Meeting
11 November Veteran’s Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
12 November Classes Resume
18 November Chair’s Council Meeting
20 November Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Fall 2015
26-27 November Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
27 November Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Fall 2015 (Respiratory Care only)
30 November Classes Resume
1 December Online Registration for Spring 2016 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
2 December Chair’s Council Meeting
7 December Study Day – No Classes
8-11 December Final Examination Period
11 December Last Day of Fall 2015 Semester
14 December Holiday Recess begins for students to continue through January 5, 2016
16 December Chair’s Council Meeting
22 December Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2015 (All Students)
24-31 December Winter Holiday – School Closed
1 December New Year’s Holiday – School Closed
8 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2015 (Respiratory Care only)
11 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2015 (Respiratory Care only)

2016 Spring Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin January 06 and end April 22
5 January Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Spring 2016 (all students)
6 January Classes Begin – Spring 2016
6 January Chair’s Council Meeting
8 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2015 (Respiratory Care only)
11 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2015 (Respiratory Care only)
18 January Martin Luther King Day – School Closed (No Classes)
20 January Chair’s Council Meeting
21 January Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Spring 2016 (Census Date)
3 February Chair’s Council Meeting
17 February Chair’s Council Meeting
2 March Chair’s Council Meeting
14-18 March Spring Break Holidays (Monday – Friday) – No Classes
Spring Break holiday dates may vary for students in clinical affiliation experiences during the published Spring Break dates.
16 March Chair’s Council Meeting
21 March Classes Resume
1 April Online Registration for Summer 2016 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
4 April Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Spring 2016
6 April Chair’s Council Meeting
8 April Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Spring 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
18 April Study Day – No Classes
19-22 April Final Examination Period
20 April Chair’s Council Meeting
22 April Last Day of Spring 2016 Semester (Diploma date – April 22, 2016)
3 May Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Spring 2016 (All Students)
6 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
9 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2016 (Respiratory Care only)

2016 Summer Semester (14 weeks in length)

Classes begin May 02 and end August 5
1 May Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Summer 2016 (all students)
2 May Classes Begin – Summer 2016
4 May Chair’s Council Meeting
6 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
9 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
17 May Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Summer 2016 (Census Date)
18 May Chair’s Council Meeting
30 May Memorial Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
31 May Classes Resume
1 June Chair’s Council Meeting
15 June Chair’s Council Meeting
4 July Independence Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
5 July Classes Resume
6 July Chair’s Council Meeting
18 July Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Summer 2016
20 July Chair’s Council Meeting
29 July Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Summer 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
1 August Online Registration for Fall 2016 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
1 August Study Day – No Classes
2-5 August Final Examination Period
3 August Chair’s Council Meeting
5 August Last Day of Summer 2016 Semester (Diploma date – August 12, 2016)
9 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2016 (Completing/Graduating Students)
12 August Commencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2015, Spring 2016 & Summer 2016)
16 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2016 (Returning Students)
17 August Chair’s Council Meeting
2 September Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Summer 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
5 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2016 (Respiratory Care only)

Last updated: 2/10/16

Academic Calendar for 2016-2017

NOTE: Holidays are subject to approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Holidays for 2016-2017 can be found here.

2016 Fall Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin August 29 and end December 09
Day Month Description
20 August Welcome Weekend – See Student Life website (click here)
22-26 August Orientation and Registration (SHP New Students)
28 August Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2016 (all students)
29 August Classes Begin – Fall 2016
2 September Online Course Evaluations Close – Summer 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
5 September Labor Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
5 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
6 September Classes Resume
7 September Chair’s Council Meeting
13 September Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2016 (Census Date)
21 September Chair’s Council Meeting
5 October Chair’s Council Meeting
19 October Chair’s Council Meeting
2 November Chair’s Council Meeting
11 November Veteran’s Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
14 November Classes Resume
16 November Chair’s Council Meeting
21 November Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Fall 2016
24-25 November Thanksgiving Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
25 November Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Fall 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
28 November Classes Resume
1 December Online Registration for Spring 2017 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
5 December Study Day – No Classes
6-9 December Final Examination Period
7 December Chair’s Council Meeting
9 December Last Day of Fall 2016 Semester
12 December Holiday Recess begins for students to continue through January 4, 2017
20 December Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2016 (All Students)
21 December Chair’s Council Meeting
26-30 December Winter Holiday – School Closed
1 January New Year’s Holiday – School Closed
6 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
9 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2016 (Respiratory Care only)

2017 Spring Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin January 5 and end April 21
4 January Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Spring 2017 (all students)
4 January Chair’s Council Meeting
5 January Classes Begin – Spring 2017
6 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
9 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2016 (Respiratory Care only)
16 January Martin Luther King Day – School Closed (No Classes)
18 January Chair’s Council Meeting
20 January Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Spring 2017 (Census Date)
1 February Chair’s Council Meeting
15 February Chair’s Council Meeting
20 February President’s Day – School Closed (No Classes)
1 March Chair’s Council Meeting
6-10 March Spring Break Holidays (Monday – Friday) – No Classes
Spring Break holiday dates may vary for students in clinical affiliation experiences during the published Spring Break dates.
13 March Classes Resume
15 March Chair’s Council Meeting
1 April Online Registration for Summer 2017 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
3 April Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Spring 2017
5 April Chair’s Council Meeting
7 April Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Spring 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
17 April Study Day – No Classes
18-21 April Final Examination Period
19 April Chair’s Council Meeting
21 April Last Day of Spring 2017 Semester (Diploma date – April 21, 2017)
2 May Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Spring 2017 (All Students)
5 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
8 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2017 (Respiratory Care only)

2017 Summer Semester (14 weeks in length)

Classes begin May 1 and end August 4
30 April Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Summer 2017 (all students)
1 May Classes Begin – Summer 2017
3 May Chair’s Council Meeting
5 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
8 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
16 May Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Summer 2017 (Census Date)
17 May Chair’s Council Meeting
29 May Memorial Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
30 May Classes Resume
7 June Chair’s Council Meeting
21 June Chair’s Council Meeting
4 July Independence Day Holiday – School Closed (No Classes)
5 July Classes Resume
5 July Chair’s Council Meeting
17 July Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Summer 2017
19 July Chair’s Council Meeting
28 July Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
31 July Study Day – No Classes
1 August Online Registration for Fall 2017 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
1-4 August Final Examination Period
2 August Chair’s Council Meeting
4 August Last Day of Summer 2017 Semester
8 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2017 (Completing/Graduating Students)
11 August Commencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2016, Spring 2017 & Summer 2017)
15 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2017 (Returning Students)
16 August Chair’s Council Meeting
1 September Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
4 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)

Last updated: 2/10/16

Academic Calendar for 2017-2018

NOTE: Holidays are subject to approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, and have not yet been posted for the 2017-2018 academic year.

2017 Fall Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin August 28 and end December 08
Day Month Description
19 August Welcome Weekend – See Student Life website (Click here)
21-25 August Orientation and Registration (SHP New Students)
27 August Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2017 (all students)
28 August Classes Begin – Fall 2017
1 September Online Course Evaluations Close – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
4 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
6 September Chair’s Council Meeting
12 September Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2017 (Census Date)
20 September Chair’s Council Meeting
4 October Chair’s Council Meeting
18 October Chair’s Council Meeting
1 November Chair’s Council Meeting
15 November Chair’s Council Meeting
20 November Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Fall 2017
24 November Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
1 December Online Registration for Spring 2018 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
4 December Study Day – No Classes
5-8 December Final Examination Period
6 December Chair’s Council Meeting
8 December Last Day of Fall 2017 Semester (Diploma date – December 15, 2017)
11 December Holiday Recess begins for students to continue through January 3, 2018
19 December Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2017 (All Students)
20 December Chair’s Council Meeting
5 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
8 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
16 August Chair’s Council Meeting
1 September Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
4 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)

2018 Spring Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin January 04 and end April 20
3 January Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Spring 2018 (all students)
3 January Chair’s Council Meeting
4 January Classes Begin – Spring 2018
5 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
8 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
17 January Chair’s Council Meeting
19 January Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Spring 2018 (Census Date)
7 February Chair’s Council Meeting
21 February Chair’s Council Meeting
7 March Chair’s Council Meeting
5-9 March Spring Break Holidays (Monday – Friday) – No Classes
Spring Break holiday dates may vary for students in clinical affiliation experiences during the published Spring Break dates.
12 March Classes Resume
21 March Chair’s Council Meeting
1 April Online Registration for Summer 2018 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
2 April Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Spring 2018
4 April Chair’s Council Meeting
6 April Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Spring 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
16 April Study Day – No Classes
17-20 April Final Examination Period
18 April Chair’s Council Meeting
20 April Last Day of Spring 2018 Semester (Diploma date – April 20, 2017)
1 May Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Spring 2018 (All Students)
4 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
7 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2018 (Respiratory Care only)

2018 Summer Semester (14 weeks in length)

Classes begin April 30 and end August 03
29 April Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Summer 2018 (all students)
30 April Classes Begin – Summer 2018
2 May Chair’s Council Meeting
4 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
7 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
14 May Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Summer 2018 (Census Date)
16 May Chair’s Council Meeting
6 June Chair’s Council Meeting
20 June Chair’s Council Meeting
4 July Chair’s Council Meeting
16 July Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Summer 2018
18 July Chair’s Council Meeting
27 July Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Summer 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
30 July Study Day – No Classes
31 July Final Examination Period
1-3 August Final Examination Period
1 August Online Registration for Fall 2018 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
1 August Chair’s Council Meeting
3 August Last Day of Summer 2017 Semester (Diploma date – August 17, 2018)
7 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2018 (Completing/Graduating Students)
17 August Commencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2017, Spring 2018 & Summer 2018)
14 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2018 (Returning Students)
15 August Chair’s Council Meeting
4 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2018 (Respiratory Care only)

Last updated: 2/10/16

Past Calendars

For questions regarding calendar events, contact the Office of Academic & Student Affairs at shp.academicaffairs@utmb.edu or 409-772-9411.

Please Note: university approved holidays may not be listed within this calendar.
To see university approved holidays, please visit the following web page: FY2015
, FY2016 & FY2017