Academic Calendar

Storm Lake campus

Academic Calendar

Storm Lake campus

2013-14 Academic Year | 2014-15 Academic Year

2013-14 | 2014-15

Fall Semester 2013 (15 weeks)

Aug. 19 Monday International Student Orientation Begins
Aug. 23 Friday New Student Welcome
Residence Halls Open for Freshmen
Validation for New Students (8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
Aug. 25 Sunday Welcome Week
We are pleased to welcome new Buena Vista University students to our Storm Lake campus! We are glad to have you join our campus community.
Aug. 25 Sunday Validation, Returning Students
Aug. 26 Monday Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Sept. 2 Monday NO CLASSES – Labor Day
Sept. 6 Friday Final Date for Adding/Dropping Course without Record
unless status changes from full to part-time or total withdrawal in which students receive grade of W (withdrawal) for any such classes
Sept. 9 Monday Final Date for Filing Application for Dec./Jan. Graduation
Sept. 14 Saturday Founders’ Day Memorial Service and Hall of Fame Game Day
Sept. 23 - 27 Monday -Friday Interim 2014 Travel Course REGISTRATION
Sept. 26 Thursday Final Date for Withdrawing from 1st 7-Week Classes
Sept. 26 Thursday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (1st 7-Week Classes)
Oct. 5 Saturday Homecoming 2013
Oct. 14 - 18 Monday -Friday Mid-Term Week
Oct. 14 Monday Second 7-Week Classes Begin
Oct. 14 - Nov. 7 Monday -Thursday Registration for Interim and Spring Courses
Oct. 21 - 22 Monday -Tuesday NO CLASSES - Fall Break
Oct. 29 Tuesday Final Date for Withdrawal from Full Semester Courses
Oct. 29 Tuesday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (Full Semester Courses)
Nov. 19 Tuesday Final Date for Withdrawing from 2nd 7-Week Classes
Nov. 19 Tuesday Final Date for Switching Grading System (2nd 7-Week Classes)
Nov. 28 - 29 Thursday -Friday No Classes - Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 6 Friday Last Day of Classes
Dec. 9 - 12 Monday -Thursday Final Exams
Dec. 12 Thursday Semester Ends at 5 p.m.

Interim 2014 (14 days)

Jan. 5 Sunday Residence Halls Open
Jan. 6 Monday Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Jan. 7 Tuesday Final Date to Add/Drop Course
Jan. 15 Wednesday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems
Jan. 20 Monday No Classes - Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan. 24 Friday Interim Ends at 10 p.m.

Spring Semester 2014 (15 weeks)

Jan. 24 Friday International Student Orientation Begins
Jan. 28 Tuesday Residence Halls Open
Jan. 29 Wednesday Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Feb. 11 Tuesday Final Date for Adding/Dropping Course without Record
unless status changes from full to part-time or total withdrawal in which students receive grade of W (withdrawal) for any such classes
Feb. 12 Wednesday Final Date to Apply for May/August Graduation
Feb. 28 Friday Final Date for Withdrawing from 1st 7-Week Classes
Feb. 28 Friday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (1st 7-Week Classes)
March 17 - 21 Monday -Friday Mid-Term Week
March 19 Wednesday Second 7-Week Classes Begin
March 24 - 28 Monday -Friday NO CLASSES - Spring Break
March 31 Monday Classes Resume at 8 a.m.
April 10 Thursday Final Date for Withdrawal from Full Semester Courses
April 10 Thursday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (Full Semester Courses)
April 18 - 21 Friday -Monday NO CLASSES - Easter Break
April 25 Friday 10th Annual Scholars Day; classes held
April 25 - 26 Friday -Saturday Family Weekend
May 1 Thursday Buenafication Day
May 1 Thursday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (2nd 7-Week Classes)
May 1 Thursday Final Date for Withdrawing from 2nd 7-Week Classes
May 16 Friday Last Day of Classes
May 19 - 22 Monday -Thursday Final Exams
May 22 Thursday Semester Ends at 5 p.m.
May 24 Saturday Baccalaureate/ Commencement

Summer 2014

May 27 Tuesday First Summer Session Begins
June 27 Friday First Summer Session Ends
July 1 Tuesday Second Session Begins
Aug. 9 Saturday Second Session Ends