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Academic Calendar for 2017 - 2018

NOTE: Holidays are subject to approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Holidays for 2017-2018 can be found here.

2017 Fall Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin August 28 and end December 8
Day Month Description
19 August Welcome Weekend
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 Labor Day Holiday - School Closed (No Classes)
4 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
6 September Chair’s Council Meeting
20 September Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2017 (Census Date)
20 September Chair’s Council Meeting
27 September Faculty Assembly
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
22 November Faculty Assembly
23-24 November Thanksgiving Holiday - School Closed (No Classes)
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
12 December Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2017 (All Students)
20 December Chair’s Council Meeting
26-30 December Winter Holiday - School Closed
6 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)
9 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2017 (Respiratory Care only)

2018 Spring Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin January 4 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)
24 January Faculty Assembly
7 February Chair’s Council Meeting
21 February Chair’s Council Meeting
7 March Chair’s Council Meeting
12-16 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.
19 March Classes Resume
21 March Chair’s Council Meeting
28 March Faculty Assembly
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, 2018)
24 April 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 3
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
23 May Faculty Assembly
6 June Chair’s Council Meeting
20 June Chair’s Council Meeting
4 July Independence Day Holiday - School Closed (No Classes)
16 July Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Summer 2018
18 July Chair’s Council Meeting
25 July Faculty Assembly
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 2018 Semester (Diploma date – August 17, 2018)
7 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2018 (All Students)
15 August Chair’s Council Meeting
17 August Commencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2017, Spring 2018 & Summer 2018)
4 September Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Summer 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
7 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2018 (Respiratory Care only)

Last updated: 6/28/17

Academic Calendar for 2018 - 2019

NOTE: Holidays are subject to approval by The University of Texas System Board of Regents. Holidays for 2018-2019 can be found here.

2018 Fall Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin August 27 and end December 7
Day Month Description
18 August Welcome Weekend
20 August Orientation and Registration (SHP New Students)
24 August Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Fall 2018 (all students)
27 August Classes Begin – Fall 2018
31 August Online Course Evaluations Close – Summer 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
3 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
5 September Chair’s Council Meeting
11 September Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Fall 2018 (Census Date)
19 September Chair’s Council Meeting
26 September Faculty Assembly
3 October Chair’s Council Meeting
17 October Chair’s Council Meeting
7 November Chair’s Council Meeting
21 November Chair’s Council Meeting
19 November Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Fall 2018
23 November Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Fall 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
28 November Faculty Assembly
3 December Online Registration for Spring 2019 – Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
3 December Study Day – No Classes
4-7 December Final Examination Period
5 December Chair’s Council Meeting
7 December Last Day of Fall 2018 Semester (Diploma date – December 14, 2018)
10 December Holiday Recess begins for students to continue through January 7, 2019
11 December Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Fall 2018 (All Students)
19 December Chair’s Council Meeting

2019 Spring Semester (15 weeks in length)

Classes begin January 7 and end April 19
2 January Chair’s Council Meeting
4 January Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Spring 2019 (all students)
7 January Classes Begin – Spring 2019
11 January Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Fall 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
14 January Faculty may access course evaluations – Fall 2018 (Respiratory Care only)
16 January Chair’s Council Meeting
21 January Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Spring 2019 (Census Date)
23 January Faculty Assembly
6 February Chair’s Council Meeting
20 February Chair’s Council Meeting
6 March Chair’s Council Meeting
20 March Chair’s Council Meeting
18-22 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.
25 March Classes Resume
27 March Faculty Assembly
1 April Online Registration for Summer 2019 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
1 April Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Spring 2019
3 April Chair’s Council Meeting
5 April Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Spring 2019 (Respiratory Care only)
15 April Study Day – No Classes
16-19 April Final Examination Period
17 April Chair’s Council Meeting
19 April Last Day of Spring 2019 Semester (Diploma date – April 26, 2019)
23 April Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Spring 2019 (All Students)
10 May Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Spring 2019 (Respiratory Care only)
13 May Faculty may access course evaluations – Spring 2019 (Respiratory Care only)

2019 Summer Semester (14 weeks in length)

Classes begin May 6 and end August 9
1 May Chair’s Council Meeting
3 May Registration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Summer 2019 (all students)
6 May Classes Begin – Summer 2019
15 May Chair’s Council Meeting
21 May Last Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Summer 2019 (Census Date)
22 May Faculty Assembly
5 June Chair’s Council Meeting
19 June Chair’s Council Meeting
4 July Independence Day Holiday - School Closed (No Classes)
24 July Faculty Assembly
29 July Last Day to Withdraw from a Course with a “W” – Summer 2019
1 August Online Registration for Fall 2019 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
2 August Online Course Evaluations Open at 8:00 am – Summer 2019 (Respiratory Care only)
5 August Study Day – No Classes
6-9 August Final Examination Period
7 August Chair’s Council Meeting
9 August Last Day of Summer 2019 Semester (Diploma date – August 16, 2019)
13 August Grades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2019 (All Students)
16 August Commencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2018, Spring 2019 & Summer 2019)
21 August Chair’s Council Meeting
6 September Online Course Evaluations Close at 12:00 Midnight – Summer 2019 (Respiratory Care only)
9 September Faculty may access course evaluations – Summer 2019 (Respiratory Care only)

Last updated: 2/27/17

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: FY2017