May 26, 2019  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [NOTE!!!! THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. FOR THE CURRENT CATALOG, GO TO CATALOG.NIU.EDU]

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2016

April-August
New student and family orientation sessions
August 16-19, Tuesday-Friday
Department, college, and university faculty meetings
August 22, Monday
Classes begin
August 28, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half-semester or full-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
August 29, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half-semester course with approval of course department
August 29, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half-semester course with approval of major college
September 1, Thursday
Last day to apply for Fall 2016 graduation via self-service in MyNIU
September 2, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a full-semester course with approval of course department
September 2, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a full-semester course with approval of major college office 
September 5, Monday
Labor Day (university closed)
September 5, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to make up a mark of “I” (incomplete) from the Spring 2016 semester
September 9, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a full-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
September 9, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a first-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
September 16, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a first-half-semester course
October 14, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-semester course or from the university
October 16, Sunday
End of the first-half of the semester
October 17, Monday
Beginning of the second-half of the semester
October 23, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
October 24, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to add a second-half-semester course with approval of course department
October 24, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a second-half-semester course with approval of major college
November 4, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a second-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
November 11, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half-semester course
November 11, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in second-half semester courses to withdraw from the university
November 18, Friday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the fall semester
November 23-27, Wednesday-Sunday
Thanksgiving break
November 28, Monday
Classes resume
December 3, Saturday
Classes end
December 5, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to make up a mark of “I” (incomplete) from the Summer 2016 session
December 5-10, Monday-Saturday
Final examinations
December 11, Sunday
End of fall semester
December 11, Sunday
Undergraduate fall commencement and degree conferral

Spring Semester 2017

October-January
New student and family orientation sessions
January 9-13, Monday-Friday
Department and college faculty meetings
January 16, Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university closed)
January 17, Tuesday
Classes begin
January 22, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half-semester or full-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
January 23, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half-semester course with approval of course department
January 23, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half-semester course with approval of major college
January 27, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a  full-semester course with approval of course department
January 27, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a full-semester course with approval of major college
February 1, Wednesday
Last day to apply for Spring 2017 graduation via self-service in MyNIU
February 3, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a full-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
February 3, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a first-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
February 10, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a first-half-semester course
March 10, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-semester course or from the university
March 11, Saturday
End of the first-half of the semester
March 12-19, Sunday - Sunday
Spring recess
March 20, Monday
Classes resume and beginning of second-half of semester
March 26, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
March 27, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to add a second-half-semester course with approval of course department
March 27, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a second-half-semester course with approval of major college
April 7, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a second-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
April 10, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to make up a mark of “I” (incomplete) from the Fall 2016 semester
April 14, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half-semester course
April 14, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in second-half-semester courses to withdraw from the university
April 21, Friday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the spring semester
May 4, Thursday
Classes end
May 5, Friday
Reading Day
May 6, 8-12, Saturday, Monday - Friday
Final examinations
May 13, Saturday
Undergraduate spring commencement and degree conferral
May 14, Sunday
End of spring semester

Summer Session 2017

June 15, Thursday
Last day to apply for Summer 2017 graduation via self-service in MyNIU
June 19, Monday
Classes begin
June 21, Wednesday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half-session or full-session course via self-service in MyNIU
June 22, Thursday
Last day for undergraduates to change a first-half-session course from credit to audit or from audit to credit with major college approval
June 23, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half session or full session course with approval of course department
June 23, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half or full session course with approval of major college 
June 26, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to change a full-session from credit to audit or from audit to credit
June 30, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a first-half-session course
June 30, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in first-half-session courses to withdraw from the university
July 4, Tuesday
Independence Day Holiday (university closed)
July 14, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-session course
July 14, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in full-session courses to withdraw
July 16, Sunday
End of the first-half session
July 17, Monday
Beginning of second-half session
July 19, Wednesday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-session course via self-service in MyNIU
July 19, Wednesday
Last day for undergraduates to change a second-half-session course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
July 21, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to declare a major effective for the summer 2017 session
July 21, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a second-half-course with approval of course department
July 21, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a second-half-session course with approval of major college 
July 28, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half-session course
July 28, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in second-half-session courses to withdraw from the university
August 13, Sunday
Degree conferral
August 13, Sunday
End of Summer session