Academic Calendar

Academic calendar dates are subject to change. Some undergraduate cohort or accelerated programs and some graduate programs deviate from this calendar; students in those programs should check with their program advisor for clarification.  Preliminary dates for academic year 2012-2013 can be found on the Bellarmine University Master Calendar.

2011-2012 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FALL SEMESTER 2011

August 17

Web registration on myBellarmine closes // 
Last day for complete withdrawal from the University with 100% tuition refund

August 18

CLASSES BEGIN //   
Bursar and Registrar’s Offices open until 6pm

August 18-24

Add/Drop week – must be done in Registrar’s Office

August 24

Last day to add and drop classes** // 
Last day to change from full-time to part-time status with full refund // 
Last day for 80% tuition refund for a complete withdrawal from the University
**Note: students have until August 25 to add/drop courses that meet only on Wednesday evenings.

September 2

Last day to change from Audit to Credit or reverse // 
Last day to change from Letter Grade to Pass/Fail or reverse

September 5

Labor Day Holiday (University closed)

September 9

Last day to register for Internship, Independent Study, Contract Course, Music Lessons & Ensembles, and Theatre 270

September 21

Tuition due – Bursar’s Office open until 6pm on Sept 20 & 21 (freshmen refer to the Student Checklist and the Tuition Contract for additional information)

September 28

Last day for 50% tuition refund

October 3

Mid-term grades due from instructors

October 8-11

Mid-term break

October 17 & 18

Graduation Fair for December 2011 graduation candidates (and August 2011 graduates)

October 19

Last day to withdraw from a course or all courses (“W” grades)

October 31-November 9

Registration for Spring 2012, current degree seeking students

November 10

Registration for Spring 2012, current non-degree seeking students

November 16

Registration for Spring 2012, new spring admits, spring readmits, and new non-degree students

November 23-27

Thanksgiving holidays—no classes (University closed Nov 24 &25)

December 1

Undergraduates anticipating December 2012 completion – apply for graduation // 
Graduate and Post Baccalaureate students anticipating May or Summer 2012 completion – apply for graduation

December 1

Study Day – no classes

December 2-8

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

December 12

Final grades due from instructors by noon // 
Grade changes for Spring and Summer 2011 Incompletes due from instructors by noon

December 13

Grade reports available on myBellarmine

December 14

Fall Graduation

SPRING SEMESTER 2012

January 4

Web registration on myBellarmine closes  // 
Last day for complete withdrawal from the University with 100% tuition refund

January 5

CLASSES BEGIN //
Bursar and Registrar’s Offices open until 6pm

January 5-11

Add/Drop week – must be done in Registrar’s Office

January 11

Last day to add and drop classes**  // 
Last day to change from full-time to part-time status with full tuition refund  // 
Last day for 80%  tuition refund for a complete withdrawal from the University
**Note: students have until January 12 to add/drop courses that meet only on Wednesday evenings.

January 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – no classes (University closed)

January 20

Last day to change from Audit to Credit or reverse  // 
Last day to change from Letter Grade to Pass/Fail or reverse

January 27

Last day to register for Internship, Independent Study, Contract Course, Music Lessons & Ensembles, and THEA 270

February 3

Tuition due – Bursar’s Office 8am-6pm on February 2 and 3 (freshmen refer to the Student Checklist and the Tuition Contract for additional information)

February 15

Last day for 50% tuition refund

February 20

Mid-term grades due from instructors

March 5-11

Spring Break (University closed March 9)

March 13 & 14

Graduation Fair for May 2012 graduation candidates

March 14

Last day to withdraw from a course or all courses (“W” grades)

March 19-28

Registration for Fall 2012 and Summer 2012, current degree seeking students

March 29

Registration for Fall 2012 and Summer 2012, current non-degree seeking students

April 2

Registration for Fall 2012 and Summer 2012, new summer/fall admits (non-freshmen), summer/fall readmits, and new summer/fall non-degree students

April 3

Undergraduate students anticipating May 2013 or Summer 2013 completion apply for graduation  // 
Graduate and Post Baccalaureate students anticipating December 2012 completion apply for graduation

April 4

No Wednesday “evening” classes (classes that begin after 5:00pm)

April 5-8

Easter Holiday – no classes (University closed April 6)

April 9

No “day” classes.  Monday “evening” classes will be held (classes that begin after 5:00)

April 21

Knight U - Fall 2012 freshmen priority registration

April 26

Study Day – no classes

April 27-May 3

FINAL EXAMINATIONS

May 7

Final grades for Spring 2012 due from instructors by noon  // 
Grade changes for Fall 2011 Incompletes due from instructors by noon

May 8

Grade reports available on myBellarmine

May 7-11

Senior Week

May 12

Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement

SUMMER SESSIONS 2012

Session I: May 7 - May 24 (3 weeks)
Session II: May 29 - June 28 (5 weeks)
Session III: July 2 - August 2 (5 weeks)
Session IV: May 29 - August 2 (10 weeks)