Jul 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2019

April-August
New student and family orientation sessions
August 19-23, Monday-Friday
Department, college, and university faculty meetings
August 26, Monday
Classes begin
September 1, Sunday
Last day to apply for Fall 2019 graduation via self-service in MyNIU
September 1, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half-semester or full-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
September 2, Monday
Labor Day (university closed)
September 3, Tuesday
Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half-semester course with approval of course department
September 3, Tuesday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half-semester course with approval of major college
September 6, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a full-semester course with approval of course department
September 6, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a full-semester course with approval of major college office
September 9, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to make up a mark of “I” (incomplete) from the Spring 2019 semester
September 13, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a full-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
September 13, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a first-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
September 20, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a first-half-semester course
October 18, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-semester course or from the university
October 20, Sunday
End of the first-half of the semester
October 21, Monday
Beginning of the second-half of the semester                                                                     
October 27, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
October 28, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to add a second-half-semester course with approval of course department
October 28, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a second-half-semester course with approval of major college
November 8, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a second-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
November 15, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half-semester course
November 15, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in second-half semester courses to withdraw from the university
November 27- December 1, Wednesday-Sunday
Thanksgiving break
December 2, Monday
Classes resume
December 2, Monday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the fall semester
December 7, Saturday
Classes end
December 9, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to make up a mark of “I” (incomplete) from the Summer 2019 session
December 9-14, Monday-Saturday
Final examinations
December 15, Sunday
End of fall semester
Undergraduate fall commencement

Spring Semester 2020

October-January
New student and family orientation sessions
January 6-10, Monday-Friday
Department and college faculty meetings
January 13, Monday
Classes begin
January 19, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half-semester or full-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
January 20, Monday
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (university closed)
January 21, Tuesday
Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half-semester course with approval of course department
January 21, Tuesday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half-semester course with approval of major college
January 24, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a  full-semester course with approval of course department
January 24, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a full-semester course with approval of major college
January 31, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a full-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
January 31, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a first-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
February 1, Saturday
Last day to apply for Spring 2020 graduation via self-service in MyNIU
February 7, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a first-half-semester course
March 6, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-semester course or from the university
March 7, Saturday
End of the first-half of the semester
March 8-15, Sunday - Sunday
Spring recess
March 16, Monday
Classes resume and beginning of second-half of semester
March 22, Sunday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-semester course via self-service in MyNIU
March 23, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to add a second-half-semester course with approval of course department
March 23, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a second-half-semester course with approval of major college
April 3, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to change a second-half-semester course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
April 10, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half-semester course
April 10, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in second-half-semester courses to withdraw from the university
April 13, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to make up a mark of “I” (incomplete) from the Fall 2019  semester
April 17, Friday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the spring semester
April 30, Thursday
Classes end
May 1, Friday
Reading Day
May 2, 4-8, Saturday, Monday - Friday
Final examinations
May 9, Saturday
End of spring semester
Undergraduate spring commencement

Summer Session 2020

June 15, Monday
Classes begin
June 15, Monday
Last day to apply for Summer 2020 graduation via self-service in MyNIU
June 17, Wednesday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half-session or full-session course via self-service in MyNIU
June 18, 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 19, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half session or full session course with approval of course department
June 19, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half or full session course with approval of major college 
June 22, Monday
Last day for undergraduates to change a full-session from credit to audit or from audit to credit
June 26, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a first-half-session course
June 26, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in first-half-session courses to withdraw from the university
July 3, Friday
Independence Day observed (university closed)
July 4, Saturday
Independence Day (university closed)
July 10, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a full-session course
July 10, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in full-session courses to withdraw from the university
July 12, Sunday
End of the first-half session
July 13, Monday
Beginning of second-half session
July 15, Wednesday
Last day for undergraduates to add or drop a second-half-session course via self-service in MyNIU
July 15, Wednesday
Last day for undergraduates to change a second-half-session course from credit to audit or from audit to credit
July 17, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to declare a major effective for the summer 2020 session
July 17, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to add a second-half-course with approval of course department
July 17, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to drop a second-half-session course with approval of major college 
July 24, Friday
Last day for undergraduates to withdraw from a second-half-session course
July 24, Friday
Last day for undergraduates enrolled only in second-half-session courses to withdraw from the university
August 9, Sunday
End of Summer session