Academic Calendar

2017-2018

Aug 10 (Thurs) First semester tuition, room and board fees due
Aug 10 (Thurs) DMA matriculation fee due
Aug 25 (Fri) Residence hall move-in (new international students)
Aug 26 (Sat) New international student orientation
Aug 27 (Sun) Residence hall move-in (all other new students)
Aug 27–Sept 5 (Sun–Wed) Orientation for ALL new students
Aug 28–30 (Mon–Wed) Placement Exams
Aug 30–Sept 1 (Wed–Fri) Registration (new students)
Sept 3 (Sun) Residence hall move-in (returning students)
Sept 4 (Mon) Labor Day
Sept 5–6  (Tue–Wed) Registration/Check-in (returning students)
Sept 5 (Tue) Welcome Day (Convocation, 4pm; Opening Day Picnic, 5pm)
Sept 5–12 (Tue–Tue) Add-Drop period
Sept 6 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Oct 20 (Fri) Class withdrawal deadline
Nov 1 (Wed) Admission applications for 2018–2019 academic year due for Artist Diploma in Opera Studies
Nov 13–29 (Mon-Wed) Online registration for Spring 2018 term
Nov 22–26 (Wed–Sun) Thanksgiving recess
Dec 1 (Fri) Admission applications for 2018–2019 academic year due for Dance, Acting, and all other Music departments
Dec 1 (Fri) Second semester tuition, room and board fees due
Dec 15 (Fri) Admission application for 2018–2019 academic year due for Artist Diploma in Playwriting
Dec 18–22 (Mon–Fri) Fall term exams
Dec 22 (Fri) Graduation Intent Forms due
Dec 22 (Fri) Fall semester ends; Residence hall closes at 8pm
Dec 23–Jan 7 (Sat–Sun) Winter recess
Jan 7 (Sun) Residence hall re-opens at noon
Jan 7–14 (Sun–Sun) Add-Drop period
Jan 8 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin (Registration/Check-in)
Feb 23  Mar 2  (Fri–Fri) Entrance auditions (all departments)
Feb 24 (Fri) Class withdrawal deadline
Feb 24–Mar 11 (Sat–Sun) Midterm recess
Mar 1 (Thurs) Financial aid applications for 2018–2019 academic year due (new students and current students applying to a new program)
Apr 16–27 (Mon–Fri) Online Pre-registration for Fall 2018
Apr 30–May 4 (Mon–Fri) Jury week (Music)
May 1 (Tue) Financial aid applications for 2018–2019 academic year due (current students continuing in same program)
May 7–11 (Mon–Fri) Final exams
May 11 (Fri) Spring semester ends
May 12 (Sat) Residence hall closes at noon for non-graduating students
May 18 (Fri) Commencement
May 19 (Sat) Residence hall closes at noon for graduating students

2018-2019

Aug 13 (Mon) First semester tuition, room and board fees due
Aug 13 (Mon) DMA matriculation fee due
Aug 24 (Fri) Residence hall move-in (international students)
Aug 25 (Sat) New international student orientation
Aug 26 (Sun) Residence hall move-in (all other new students)
Aug 26 – Sept 4 (Sun-Tue) Orientation for ALL new students
Aug 27 – 29 (Mon-Wed) Placement Exams
Aug 29 – 31 (Wed-Fri) Registration (new students)
Sept 2 (Sun) Residence hall move-in (returning students)
Sept 3 (Mon) Labor Day
Sept 4 (Tues) Welcome Day (Convocation, 4:00 pm & Opening Day Picnic, 5:00 pm)
Sept 4 – 5 (Tues-Wed) Check-in for returning students
Sept 5 (Wed) Fall semester classes begin
Sept 5 – 15 (Wed-Fri) Add-Drop period
Oct 19 (Fri) Class withdrawal deadline
Nov 1 (Thurs) Admission applications for 2019-2020 academic year due for Artist Diploma in Opera Studies
Nov 12 – 28 (Mon-Wed) Online registration for Spring 2019 term
Nov 21 – 25 (Wed-Sun) Thanksgiving recess
Dec 1 (Sat) Admission applications for 2019-2020 academic year due for Dance, Acting, and all other Music departments
Dec 1 (Sat) Second semester tuition, room and board fees due
Dec 15 (Sat) Admission application for 2019-2020 academic year due for Artist Diploma in Playwriting
Dec 17 – 21 (Mon-Fri) Fall term exams
Dec 21 (Fri) Graduation intent forms due
Dec 21 (Fri) Fall semester ends; Residence hall closes at 8pm
Dec 22 – Jan 13 (Sat-Sun) Winter Recess
Jan 13 (Sun) Residence hall re-opens at noon
Jan 14 (Mon) Spring semester classes begin
Jan 14 – 23 (Mon-Wed) Add-Drop period
Mar 1 (Fri) Class withdrawal deadline
Mar 1 (Fri) Financial aid applications for 2019-2020 academic year due (new students and current students applying to new programs)
Mar 1 – 8 (Fri-Fri) Entrance auditions (all departments)
Mar 2 – 17 (Sat-Sun) Midterm recess
Apr 15 – 26 (Mon-Fri) Online registration for Fall 2019 term
May 1 (Wed) Financial aid applications for 2019-2020 academic year due (current students continuing in same program)
May 6 – 10 (Mon-Fri) Jury week (Music)
May 13 – 17 (Mon-Fri) Final exams
May 17 (Fri) Spring semester ends
May 18 (Sat) Residence hall closes at noon for non-graduating students
May 24 (Fri) Commencement
May 25 (Sat) Residence hall closes at noon for graduating students