Academic Calendar

2016 AUGUST TERM

AUGUST15-19 (tentative)DailyPhD Program Orientation
26-Sept 2Friday-FridayIntroduction to Public Theology
23-31VariousPhD Comprehensive exams and PhD orientation

2016 FALL TERM

SEPTEMBER5MondayLabor Day (Seminary closed)
7WednesdayBegin regular Fall Semester classes
 14WednesdayFall Registration Change (Drop/Add) Deadline
20TuesdayAnnual UTI Lecture
 OCTOBER18TuesdayMidpoint of Fall Semester (withdrawal deadline)
23-30Sun-€“SunFall Reading/Preparation Break (no regular classes through 10/30)
24-28Mon-€“Fri5-Day Fall Intensive Session
NOVEMBER16WednesdayEmpty Bowl Supper (no evening classes; to be made up as announced)
20-27Sun-SunThanksgiving vacation
DECEMBER4SundayAdvent Vespers
9FridayRegistration deadline for January Term courses
13TuesdayLast day for regular sessions of semester-long classes
 14-20Wed-TuesMake-up/Examination Period
20TuesdayEnd of Fall Semester
 21WednesdayChristmas Vacation (through 1/8)

2017 JANUARY TERM

JANUARY9MondayBegin January Term
 9-13Mon-€“FriIntensive Session 1
13FridayRegistration Deadline for Spring Semester courses
16MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes)
 17-21Tues-SatIntensive Session 2
 17TuesdayDeadline for PhD applications for 2017-€“18 admission
 23-27Tues-FriIntensive Session 3
 27FridayEnd of January Term

2017 SPRING TERM

FEBRUARY1WednesdaySTM Thesis/DMin Project Deadline
8WednesdaySpring Semester classes begin
8-15Wed-WedPhD Comprehensive Examinations (tentative)
15WednesdaySpring Registration Change (Drop/Add) Deadline
MARCH12-16Sun-ThurPreaching with Power
19-26Sun-SunSpring Reading/Preparation Break (classes resume March 27)
28TuesdayMidpoint of Spring Semester (Withdrawal deadline)
APRIL12-18Wed-TuesEaster Vacation (classes resume April 19)
MAY12FridayRegistration Deadline for Summer Term courses
16TuesdayLast day for regular sessions of semester-long classes
 17-23Wed-TuesMake-up days and Spring Reading/Examination Period
 23TuesdayEnd of Spring Semester
Commencement
 24-25Wed-ThursInternship Team-Building Workshop

2017 SUMMER TERM

JUNE5MondayBegin Summer Term Classes
 5-9Mon-FriIntensive Session 1
 12-16Mon-FriIntensive Session 2
 19-23Mon-€“FriIntensive Session 3
 26-30Mon-FriIntensive Session 4
 JULY10-14Mon-FriIntensive Session 5 (as needed)

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