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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 location 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 schedule for specific course information.

Select Your Year

2016-2017 Year

Select Your Session

Fall

Select A Fall Session

16 Week

16-Week Session (August 29 - December 16, 2016)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 17-21 Last week to register; Payment due at time of registration
August 18 Online registration closes at midnight
August 19 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / Scholarship funds applied to student accounts
August 22 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
August 26 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
August 29 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
September 5 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 14 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
October 11 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 21 Mid-semester break - no classes (offices closed)
November 11 Last day to apply for fall graduation
November 14 Last day to drop a course
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
December 12-15 Final exams
December 16 Semester ends
December 21 - January 3 Winter break - offices closed

1st 8 Week

First 8-Week Session (August 29 - October 20, 2016)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 17-21 Last week to register; Payment due at time of registration
August 18 Online registration closes at midnight
August 19  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
August 22  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
August 26 Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
August 29 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
September 5 Labor Day Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
September 6 Census day
October 11 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
October 13 Last day to drop a course
October 20 Final exams; Session ends

2nd 8 Week

Second 8-Week Session (October 24 - December 15, 2016)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 18 Online registration closes at midnight
August 19 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
August 22 Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
October 20 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
October 24 Classes begin
October 31 Census day
November 11 last day to apply for fall graduation
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes (offices closed)
December 8 Last day to drop a course
December 15 Final exams; session ends
December 21 - January 3 Winter break - office closed

December Mini

December Mini Session (December 19, 2016 - January 5, 2017)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
August 18 Online registration closes at midnight
August 19  Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
August 22 Walk-in registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
December 16 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
December 19 Classes begin
December 20 Census day
December 21 - January 3 Winter break - offices closed
Decemeber 24-25 No classes
January 1 New Year's Day - no classes
January 4 Last day to drop a course
  Offices open
January 5 Final exams; Session ends

Spring

Select A Spring Session

16 Week

16-Week Session (January 17 - May 12, 2017)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 15 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 4 Offices open
January 8 Online registration closes
January 9 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 10 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
  Registration continues (walk-in only); Payment due at time of registration
January 13 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
January 16 Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes; offices closed
January 17 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
February 1 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
February 28 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
March 13-17 Spring Break - no classes; offices closed
April 10 Last day to drop a course
April 11 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 14 Holiday - no classes; office closed
May 8-11 Final exams
May 12 Semester ends
  Big Spring and SWCID graduation
May 13 San Angelo graduation

1st 8 Week

First 8-Week Session (January 17 - March 9, 2017)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 15 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 4 Offices open
January 8 Online registration closes
January 9 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
January 10 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
  Non-payment drop date
  Registration continues (walk-in only); Payment due at time of registration
January 13 Last day to register
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
January 16 Martin Luther King Holiday - no classes; offices closed
January 17 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
January 24 Census day
February 1 Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
February 28 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
March 2 Last day to drop a course
March 9 Final exams; session ends

2nd 8 Week

Second 8-Week Session (March 20 - May 11, 2017)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 15 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 8 Online registration closes
January 10 Walk-in Registration continues; Payment due at time of registration
March 10 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
March 13-17 Spring Break - no classes, offices closed
March 20 Classes begin
March 27 Census day
April 11 Last day to apply for spring graduation
April 14 Holiday - no classes; offices closed
May 4 Last day to drop a course
May 11 Final exams; session ends

May Mini

May Mini Session (May 15 - June 1, 2017)

November 2 Early advising and schedule development begins
November 15 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
January 8 Online registration closes
May 12 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration-no payment plan
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
May 15 Classes begin
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
May 16 Census day
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday - offices closed
May 31 Last day to drop a course
June 1 Final exams; session ends

Summer I

First Summer Session (June 5 - July 6, 2017)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
May 29 Online registration closes
May 30 Last day to pay for students who have completed registration
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
May 31 Non-payment drop date
  First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
June 1 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration-no payment plan
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
June 5 Classes begin
  Last day to use loan funds at Bookstore
June 8 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
June 27 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
June 29 Last day to drop a course
July 4 Holiday - no class; offices closed
July 6 Final exams; session ends

Summer II

Second Summer Session (July 10 - August 10, 2017)

April 1 Early advising and schedule development begins
April 12 Registration begins (online and walk-in)
June 5 First day to use financial aid / scholarship funds at Bookstore
July 2 Online registration closes
July 3 Last day to pay
  Financial aid / scholarship funds applied to student accounts
July 4 Holiday - no class; offices closed
July 6 Last day to register (walk-in); Payment due at time of registration
  Last day to drop and receive 100% of refundable fees
July 10 Classes begin
July 13 Census day
  Last day to use financial aid at Bookstore
August 1 Remaining financial aid / scholarship funds released
August 3 Last day to drop a course
August 10 Final exams; session ends
Hours Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday  8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Closed Weekends
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