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Howard College - Big Spring, Lamesa, San Angelo, SWCID

Academic Calendar

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The dates, holidays and events on the Academic Calendar apply to all Howard College campuses and the Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf unless otherwise noted.  Dates specific to one campus only are marked as such.

PLEASE NOTE: The length of individual courses may vary within each semester in order to meet the required number of instructional hours and/or meet student needs. Please see the course schedules for specific course information.

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Spring 2014

Spring Semester:  January 21, 2014 - May 16, 2014
Offices Open January 6
Last Day to Pay (All Pre-Registered Students) January 13
Faculty and Staff Meetings January 13, 2014
to January 17
Last Day to Drop and Receive 100% of refundable fees (See Refund Policy) January 17
Martin Luther King Day - Student Holiday (No Classes) January 20
Classes Begin January 21
Late Registration Begins (Late Fee Charged) January 21
Last Day to Register for 16 Week Spring Semester January 24
Census Day (First 8 Week Courses) January 28
Census Day (16 Week Courses) February 5
Last Day to Drop a Course (First 8 Week Courses) March 6
Spring Break March 10
to March 14
First 8 Week Courses End March 21
Courses Begin (Second 8 Week Courses) March 24
Census Day (Second 8 Week Courses) March 31
Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation April 4
Holiday (No Classes) April 18
Last Day to Drop a Course (16 Week Spring Semester) April 21
Last Day to Drop a Course (Second 8 Week Courses) May 8
Final Exams May 12
to May 15
Semester Ends (Including 3 Week Courses) May 16
Big Spring / SWCID Graduation May 16
San Angelo Graduation May 17

May Mini

May Mini Term:  May 19, 2014 - June 5, 2014
Last Day to Drop and Receive 100% of Refundable Fees (See Refund Policy) May 16
Classes Begin May 19
Last Day to Register for Mini (Late Fee Charged) May 19
Census Day May 20
Memorial Holiday (No Classes) May 26
Last Day to Drop a Course June 4
Final Exams and Semester Ends June 5

Summer I

Summer I Term:  June 9, 2014 - July 8, 2014
Last Day to Pay (All Pre-Registered Students) June 2
Last Day to Drop and Receive 100% of Refundable Fees (See Refund Policy) June 5
Classes Begin June 9
Last Day to Register for Summer I (Late Fee Charged) June 10
Census Day June 11
Last Day to Drop a Course July 3
Final Exams and Semester Ends July 8

Summer II

Summer II Term:  July 9, 2014 - August 7, 2014
Last Day to Pay (All Pre-Registered Students) June 30
Last Day to Drop and Receive 100% of Refundable Fees (See Refund Policy) July 8
Classes Begin July 9
Last Day to Register for Summer II (Late Fee Charged) July 10
Census Day July 14
Last Day to Drop a Course August 4
Final Exams and Semester Ends August 7

August Mini

August Mini Term:  July 29, 2014 - August 14, 2014
Last Day to Drop and Receive 100% of Refundable Fees (See Refund Policy) July 28
Classes Begin July 29
Last Day to Register for Mini Term (Late Fee Charged) July 29
Census Day July 30
Last Day to Drop a Course August 13
Final Exams and Semester Ends August 14