Academic Calendar

2019-2020

Date Details
Aug 12 (Mon) First semester tuition, room and board fees due
Aug 12 (Mon) DMA matriculation fee due
Aug 23 (Fri) Residence hall move-in (international students)
Aug 24 (Sat) New International Student Orientation
Aug 24 (Sat) Residence hall move-in (all other new students)
Aug 25 – Sept 3 (Sun-Tue) New Student Orientation for ALL new students
Aug 26 – 28 (Mon-Wed) Placement Exams
Aug 28 – 30 (Wed-Fri) Registration (new students)
Sept 1 (Sun) Residence hall move-in (returning students)
Sept 2 (Mon) Labor Day
Sept 3 (Tues) Welcome Day (Convocation, 4:00 pm & Opening Day Picnic, 5:00 pm)

Sept 3 – 4 (Tues-Wed)

Fall Term Check-In (returning students)
Sept 4 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 4 – 13 (Wed-Fri) Add-Drop period
Oct 18 (Fri) Class withdrawal deadline
Nov 1 (Fri) Admission application for 2020-2021 academic year due for Artist Diploma in Opera Studies
Nov 11 – 27 (Mon-Wed) Online registration for Spring 2020 term
Nov 15 (Fri) Admission application for 2020-2021 academic year due for Artist Diploma in Playwriting
Nov 27 – 1 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving recess
Dec 1 (Sun) Admission application for 2020-2021 academic year due for Dance, Acting, and all other Music departments
Dec 1 (Sun) Second semester tuition, room and board fees due
Dec 16 – 20 (Mon-Fri) Fall term exams
Dec 20 (Fri) Graduation intent forms due
Dec 20 (Fri) Fall semester ends; Residence hall closes at 8pm
Dec 21 – Jan 12 (Sat-Sun) Winter Recess
Jan 12 (Sun) Residence hall re-opens at noon
Jan 13 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 13 – 14 (Mon – Tue) Spring Term Check-In (all students)
Jan 13 – 22 (Mon-Wed) Add-Drop period
Jan 20 (Mon) Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 28 (Fri) Class withdrawal deadline
Feb 28 – Mar 6 (Fri-Fri) Entrance auditions (all departments)
Feb 29 – Mar 15 (Sat – Sun) Midterm recess
Mar 2 (Mon) Financial aid applications for 2020-2021 academic year due (new students and current students applying to new programs)
April 13 – 24 (Mon – Fri) Online registration for Fall 2020 term
May 1 (Fri)  Financial aid applications for 2020-2021 academic year due (current students continuing in same program)
May 4 (Mon) Regular scheduled Monday classes
May 5 – 8 (Tue-Fri) Jury week (Music)
May 11 – 15 (Mon-Fri) Final exams
May 15 (Fri) Spring semester ends
May 16 (Sat) Residence hall closes at noon for non-graduating students
May 22 (Fri) Commencement
May 23 (Sat) Residence hall closes at noon for graduating students