Texas Tech University

2016-2017 Official Academic Calendar

Texas Tech University reserves the right to make changes to the calendar that are in the best interest of faculty, students, and academic programs.

Fall Intersession

August 15 – 28

Fall 2016

August 21, Sunday

August 22, Monday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for fall. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.
  • All Hospitality Services dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

August 24, Wednesday

  • Faculty on duty.

August 26, Friday

August 29, Monday

  • Classes begin.

September 1, Thursday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until September 14 with advisor permission.

September 5, Monday

September 14, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after August 26.

September 15, Thursday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

September 23, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School a statement of intention to graduate.

September 26, Monday

September 30, Friday

  • Last day for doctoral students to submit the Defense Notification form.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email.

October 21, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive examinations.

October 24, Monday

  • 5 p.m., Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

October 31, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

November 3, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day of spring 2017 semester and summer 2017 term advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through November 21).

November 4, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD website and submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

November 21, Monday

  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive examinations.
  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Last day of advance registration for spring and summer 2017.

November 22, Tuesday

  • Open registration for spring and summer 2017 begins.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

November 23 – 27, Wednesday – Sunday

  • Thanksgiving holiday. No meals available at any Hospitality Services location November 24-27 (hospitality.ttu.edu). University employees will not be on duty November 24-25.

November 28, Monday

  • Classes resume.

November 30, Wednesday

  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

December 2, Friday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.

December 2 – 8, Friday – Thursday

  • Period of no examinations except for makeup exams or scheduled lab exams.

December 5, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon December 19).

December 7, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

December 8, Thursday

  • Individual study day.
  • Late night breakfast available for residents living on campus.

December 9 – 14, Friday – Saturday / Monday – Wednesday

  • Final examinations.

December 14, Wednesday

  • Fall semester ends.

December 15, Thursday

  • Last day for most dining locations (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • Noon, grades due for graduating students via Raiderlink.
  • 10 a.m., Residence halls close. Degree candidates may occupy residence hall rooms until 10 a.m. Saturday, December 17 (housing.ttu.edu/winterbreak).

December 16 – 17, Friday – Saturday

December 19, Monday

  • Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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Winter Intersession

December 15 – 23, January 2 – 11

Spring Semester 2017

January 12, Thursday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for spring. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

January 15, Sunday

January 17, Tuesday

  • Faculty on duty.

January 18, Wednesday

January 19, Thursday

  • Classes begin.

January 24, Tuesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until February 3 with advisor permission.

February 3, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after January 18.

February 4, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

February 10, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School a statement of intention to graduate.

February 15, Wednesday

February 22, Wednesday

  • Last day for doctoral students to submit Defense Notification form.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email.

March 10, Friday

March 11 – 19, Saturday – Sunday

  • Spring vacation. Student holiday only; university employees on duty except for holiday on Friday, March 17.

March 20, Monday

  • Classes resume. Hospitality Services dining locations open for service (hospitality.ttu.edu).

March 22, Wednesday

  • 5 p.m., Mid-semester grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

March 29, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

March 31, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive examinations.

April 6, Thursday

  • 3 p.m., First day for fall 2017 advance registration for currently enrolled students (continues through April 25).

April 7, Friday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the Graduate School the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD web site and submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.

April 14, Friday

  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.

April 17, Monday

  • No classes. University employees on duty.
  • Select dining locations open for service.

April 25, Tuesday

  • Last day of advance registration for fall 2017.

April 26, Wednesday

  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive exams.
  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.
  • Open registration for fall 2017 begins.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.

May 4 – 10, Thursday – Wednesday

  • Period of no examinations except for makeup exams or scheduled lab exams.

May 4, Thursday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.

May 5, Friday

  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

May 8, Monday

  • Raiderlink available for grading (degree candidate grades due at noon May 22).

May 9, Tuesday

  • Last day of classes.

May 10, Wednesday

  • Individual study day.
  • Late night breakfast available for residents living on campus.

May 11 – 16, Thursday – Saturday / Monday – Tuesday

  • Final examinations.

May 16, Tuesday

  • Spring semester ends.

May 17, Wednesday

  • Last day for most dining locations (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • 10 a.m., residence halls close. Degree candidates may occupy residence hall rooms until 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20 (housing.ttu.edu/moveout).
  • Noon, grades due for graduating students via Raiderlink.

May 19 – 20, Friday – Saturday

May 22, Monday

  • Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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May Intersession

May 17 – June 1

Summer 2017
First Summer Term

May 30, Tuesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Summer I. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

June 4, Sunday

  • 10 a.m., Residence halls open for occupancy.

June 5, Monday

June 6, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

June 7, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until June 9 with advisor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Summer I (not Full Summer) and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

June 9, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed for Summer I and Full Summer. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after June 5.
  • Last day for doctoral students to file Defense Notification form.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to file with the Graduate School a statement of intention to graduate.
  • Last day to notify the thesis coordinator of thesis defense via email.

June 10, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

June 12, Monday

  • Last day for degree candidates and faculty to order invitations and academic regalia at the bookstore.

June 13, Tuesday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Full Summer and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

June 26, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.
  • Last day for master's non-thesis comprehensive examination.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to defend theses/dissertations.

July 3, Monday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university for Summer I (not Full Summer). Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

July 4, Tuesday

  • University holiday.

July 5, Wednesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

July 6, Thursday

  • Last day of classes.

July 7 – 8, Friday – Saturday

  • Final examinations.

July 8, Saturday

  • First summer term ends.
  • Students without room reservations for the second term must vacate residence hall rooms by 10 a.m.

July 9, Sunday

July 10, Monday

  • Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.

Second Summer Term

July 5, Wednesday

  • 95% payment of mandatory tuition and fees or enrollment in a payment plan due for Summer II. Registrations after this date require immediate payment or enrollment in a payment plan.

July 9, Sunday

  • 10 a.m., Residence halls open for Summer II occupancy.

July 10, Monday

  • Faculty on duty.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university without financial penalty. For more information see www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/calendar/withdrawDates.php.
  • Select dining locations open for summer (hospitality.ttu.edu).
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit to the ETD website the final PDF of thesis/dissertation.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to submit the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.

July 11, Tuesday

  • Classes begin.

July 12, Wednesday

  • Last day for student-initiated addition of a course on MyTech. Course may be added until July 14 with advisor permission.
  • Last day to withdraw from the university and receive partial financial credit. For more information visit Student Business Services.

July 14, Friday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech without academic penalty (drop does not count against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to drop a course and have course charges removed. Students who drop to 0 hours are considered to be a withdrawal. Financial penalties apply for withdrawals after July 10.
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on Interdisciplinary Portfolio for the master's degree (non-thesis students).
  • Official reports due to Graduate School on results of final comprehensive exams.
  • Last day to remove grades of I, PR, or CR in the Graduate School. This does not apply to the PR/CR received on a previous thesis or dissertation enrollment.
  • Last day for graduate degree candidates to pay thesis-dissertation fee posted to Banner account.
  • Last day for M.M. and D.M.A. candidates to post the PDFs of recital programs to the ETD website and to submit recordings of recitals to the Graduate School.
  • Last day to inform the Graduate School of plans to graduate in absentia.

July 15, Saturday

  • Student-initiated drop made on or after this date counts against drop limit. All drops are the responsibility of the student.

July 31, Monday

  • Last day for student-initiated drop on MyTech with academic penalty (counts against drop limit). All drops are the responsibility of the student.
  • Last day to transfer between colleges.
  • Last day to declare pass/fail intentions.

August 7, Monday

  • Last day to withdraw from the university. Although withdrawal can be processed until this date, all tuition and fees related to the registration are due in full and no refunds will be issued.
  • Last day for undergraduate degree candidates to remove grades of I and PR.

August 8, Tuesday

  • Raiderlink available for grading.

August 9, Wednesday

  • Last day of classes.

August 10 – 11, Thursday – Friday

  • Final examinations for second term.

August 11, Friday

  • Second summer term ends.

August 12, Saturday

August 14, Monday

Noon, Final grades due via Raiderlink.

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