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    Governors State University
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 Governors State University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Academic Calendar


2016-2017 Academic Calendar

  Fall Semester 2016

(Aug. 29, 2016 -
Dec. 11, 2016)

 
Intersession

(Dec. 12, 2016
-
Jan. 16, 2017)
Spring Semester 2017

(Jan. 17, 2017 -
May 8, 2017)

 
Summer Session 2017

(May 15, 2017 -
Aug. 6, 2017)

 
Priority Registration Begins M 4/18/16 M 10/17/16 M 10/17/16 M 3/20/17
Open Registration F 4/22/16 F 10/21/16 F 10/21/16 F 3/25/17
Payment Due Date Th 7/15/16
For registrations through 7/15/16
Th 12/15/16
For registrations through 12/15/16
Th 12/15/16
For registrations through 12/15/16
S 4/15/17
For registrations through 4/13/17
Faculty Contract Begin/End M 8/8/16 Th 6/8/17
Smart Start Move-In Su 8/14/16
Early Arrival/Break Housing Su 8/14/16 - W 8/24/16 M 12/12/16- Sa 1/14/17 M 12/12/16 -  Sa 1/14/17 M 5/8/17 - Sa 5/13/17
Smart Start Classes Begin M 8/15/16
Late Registration Charge - $100 M 8/15/16 (for continuing students) T 1/03/17 (for continuing students)
Payment Due Date

M 8/15/16

For registrations 7/16/16 - 8/15/16

Su 1/15/17

For registrations 12/09/16 - 1/15/17

M 5/15/17

For registrations 4/14/17 - 5/15/17

Drop for Non-Payment Date M 8/15/16 T 1/17/17 M 05/17/17
Residence Hall Move-In Th 8/25/16 Su 1/15/17 Su 5/14/17
Smart Start Classes End F 8/26/16
GSU Closed - Martin Luther King Holiday M 1/16/17
Term Begins M 8/29/16 M 12/12/16 T 1/17/17 M 5/15/17
Late Registration Charge $200 M 8/29/16 (for continuing students) T 1/17/17 (for continuing students)
GSU Closed - Labor Day/Memorial Day M 9/5/16 M 5/29/17
Registration Closes T 9/06/16* M 12/12/16* M 1/23/17* M 5/22/17*
Graduation Applications Due F 9/16/16 F 2/6/17 for both Spring and Summer term graduations*
Refund Deadline Published on student class schedule in the portal for individual courses.
GSU Closed - President's Day Holiday M 2/20/17
Spring Break M 3/13/17 - Su 3/19/17
Residence Hall Closure for Spring Break Residence Halls Closed Su 3/12/17 - Su 3/19/17
GSU Closed - Independence Day Observance T 7/4/17
Last Day to Drop a Class Published on student class schedule in the portal for individual courses.
Thanksgiving Break GSU open but no classes:  W 11/23/16;
GSU closed: Th 11/24 - Su 11/27/16
Faculty submit incomplete grades for prior term M 11/28/16 M 4/24/17 M 7/24/17
Term Ends Su 12/11/16 M 1/16/17 M 5/8/17 Su 8/6/17
Residence Hall Move-Out M 12/12/16 M 5/8/17 M 8/7/17
Final Grades Deadline Grades are due seven days after section end date.
Full semester due date: 12/18/16
Seven days after section end date. Grades are due seven days after section end date.
Full semester due date: 5/15/17
Grades are due seven days after section end date.
Full term due date: 8/13/17
GSU Closed F 12/23/16 - M 1/2/17
Commencement May 20, 2017 (for fall 2016 graduates, spring 2017 graduates and summer 2017 candidates for graduation

*Check online class schedule for registration and other deadline dates for late-start classes and other special offerings

Note: Posting of grades in student myGSU portal accounts will be done each Monday for grades submitted by faculty during the prior week.