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Academic Calendar 2013-2014

Transylvania uses a modified calendar called a "4-4-1 system." The academic year is divided into three parts: two regular terms (fall and winter) and a one-month term in May. An August term also is required for entering first-year students.

A regular term is 14 weeks long, and students normally take four courses.

During the four-week May term, students concentrate on one class and often get their first taste of international study. Many May term courses are team-taught and are highly interdisciplinary.

The three-week August term is an academic and cocurricular program that prepares entering first-year students for academic success and personal growth and earns them one course credit. Students read and discuss books and participate in student-life programs that orient them to college.

Students must complete August term their first year, and three May terms during their time at Transylvania. A fourth May term is optional.

August 2013
August 9 Friday New students arrive on campus
August 10 - 11 Saturday - Sunday Orientation for new students
August 12 Monday Class begins
August 30 Friday Last day of class
 
Fall 2013
September 1 Sunday Returning students arrive on campus
September 2 Monday Labor Day Holiday- No Classes/Offices Closed
September 3 Tuesday Classes begin
September 6 Friday Last day to add a first-half course
September 9 Monday

Last day to add a full-term course

Last day to change a grade option

Tuition Charges become final

September 11 Wednesday Last day to drop a first-half course
September 23 Monday

Last day to drop a full-term course

Last day to withdraw from a first-half course

October 11 Friday Midterm Progress Reports Due
October 14 - 15 Monday - Tuesday Fall Break
October 16 - 18 Wednesday - Friday May Travel Course Registration
October 22 Tuesday Second-half courses begin
October 24 Thursday Last day to add a second-half course
November 1 Friday Last day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 11 - 15 Monday - Friday Registration for Winter & May 2013 Terms
November 12 Tuesday Last day to withdraw from a second-half course
November 27 - 29 Wednesday - Friday Thanksgiving Holiday
December 6 Friday Last day of regular classes
December 9 Monday Reading Day
December 10 - 13 Tuesday - Friday Final Exams
December 13  Friday Residence halls close at 6:00 PM for Winter Break
 
Winter 2014
January 5 Sunday Residence halls re-open at 10:00 AM
January 6 Monday Classes begin
January 8 Wednesday Last day to add a first-half course
January 10 Friday

Last day to add a full-term course

Last day to change a grade option

Tuition Charges become final

January 16 Thursday Last day to drop a first-half course
January 20 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No Classes/Offices Closed
January 23 Thursday Last day to drop a full-term course
February 14 Friday Midterm Progress Reports Due
February 19 Wednesday Second-half courses begin
February 21 Friday Last day to add a second-half course
February 28 Friday

Last day to withdraw from a full-term course

Last day to drop a second-half course

Incomplete grades from Fall term due

March 7 Friday Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for Spring Break
March 10 - 14 Monday - Friday Spring Break
March 16 Sunday Residence halls re-open at 12:00 PM
March 19 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from a second-half course
March 31 - April 4 Monday - Friday Registration for Fall term 2013
April 11 Friday Last day of regular classes
April 14 Monday Reading Day
April 15 - 18 Tuesday - Friday Final Exams
 
May 2014
April 23 Wednesday Classes begin
April 24 Thursday

Last day to Add/Drop a course

Last day to change a grade option

May 1 Thursday Last day to withdraw from a course
May 20 Tuesday

Last day of classes - Final Exams

Residence halls close at 6:00 PM for non-graduates

May 24 Saturday

Commencement

Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for graduates

May 26 Monday Memorial Day Holiday - Offices Closed
 
2014 Summer Session
June 9 Monday Classes begin
June 10 Tuesday

Last day to Add/Drop a course

Last day to change a grade option

June 20 Friday Last day to withdraw from a course
July 4 Friday Independence Day Holiday - No Classes/Offices Closed
July 11 Friday Last day of classes - Final Exams
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