Houston Baptist University Catalog

Academic Calendar


The Academic Calendar includes only events that are of an academic nature, such as registration dates, add-drop dates, final examination schedule, etc.

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2015


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Fall 2015 August 24 - December 11, 2015
August 14th New Faculty Orientation
August 20 Student Move-In
August 21 Registration   
August 22 First Day of Class for Saturday Classes
Prior to August 24 100% Refund for Fall Classes dropped prior to August 24
August 24 Classes Begin
  90% Refund for Fall Classes Dropped during this date period
August 28 Last Date to Add for Fall 2015
September 7 Labor Day
  75% Refund for Fall Classes Dropped during this date period
  50% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
September 9 Census Date/Last date to drop without a "W"
  0% Refund for Classes Dropped during these dates
October 16 Fall Break
October 30 Last date to drop with a "W"
November 5 - 6 12:00 am-6:00 pm: Pre-Priority Registration for January 2016 Fastterm/Spring 2016/May 2016 Fastterm (Athletes/Hnrs Col)
November 9 8:00 am: Priority Registration for January 2016 Fastterm /Spring 2016/May 2016 Fastterm Begins
November 26 - 27 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 4 Last Day of Class
December 5 Final Exams for Saturday Classes
December 7 Reading Day/ Faculty Professional Development Program
December 8 6:00 pm: Priority Registration for Spring 2016 closes for end-of-term processing;
Registration for the January 2016 and May 2016 Fastterm remains open
December 8 4:00 pm:  Candidate Grades Due to Registrar's Office
December 8 - 11 Final Exams
December 12 Fall Commencement 
December 14 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
December 18 8:00 am:  Priority Registration resumes for Spring 2016
Grades Posted for the Fall Semester




2016


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January Fastterm January 4 - 15, 2016
January 4 Classes Begin
Prior to January 4 100% Refund for January Fastterm Classes dropped before January 5
January 4 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W" for January Fastterm; Census Date
January 4 - 5 50% Refund for January Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
January 13 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Drop with a "W"
January 6 - 15 0% Refund for January Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
January 15 Final Exams and End of January Fastterm
January 18 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
January 19 Grades Posted for the January Fastterm


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Spring 2016 January 19 - May 13, 2016
January 15, 2016 Registration 
January 18, 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Prior to Jan 19 100% Refund for Classes Dropped prior to January 19
January 19  Classes Begin
January 19 - 25 90% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
January 22 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Add
Jan 26 - Jan 31 75% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
February 1 - 3 50% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
February 3 Census Date/Last day to drop without a "W"
February 4 - May 13 0% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
March 14 - 18 Spring Break
March 21 - 27 Holy Week
March 25 - 27 Easter Holiday
April 1 Last date to drop with a "W"
April 7-8 12:00 AM-6:00 PM:Pre-Priority Registration (Summer/Fall 2016) (Athletes/Hnrs Col);
Registration for the May 2016 Fastterm Continues
April 11 8:00 am: Priority Registration for Summer/Fall 2016 Begins
Registration for the May 2016 Fastterm Continues
May 6 Last day of class
May 7 Final Exams for Saturday Classes
May 9 Reading Day/ Faculty Professional Development Program
May 10 - 13 Final Exams
May 10 6:00 pm: Priority Registration for Summer closes for end-of-term processing; Priority Registration for the May Fastterm 2016 and Fall 2016 Term Continue
May 10 4:00 pm:  Candidate Grades Due to Registrar's Office
May 14 Spring Commencement
May 16 4:00 pm:  All grades due
May 20 8:00 am:  Registration Resumes for Summer  2016
Grades Posted for the Spring 2016 Semester


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May Fastterm May 16 - 27, 2016 (Part of the Spring 2016 Term)
May 16 Classes Begin
Prior to May 16 100% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped prior to May 18
May 16  6:00 pm: Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W"
  50% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
  0% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
May 30 Memorial Day Holiday
May 26 6:00 pm: Last Date to Drop with a "W"
May 27 Final Exams and End of May Fastterm
May 30 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
May 31 Grades Posted for the May Fastterm


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Summer, 2016 - JUNE Fastterm 2016  (Part of the Summer 2016 Term)
May 31 - June 10 Two-Week June Fastterm Session  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to May 31 100% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped before June 2
May 31 6:00 pm: Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W" for June Fastterm
May 31-June 2 50% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
June 3 - 10 0% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
June 8 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Drop with a "W" for June Fastterm
June 10 Final Exams and End of June Fastterm
June 15 Grades Posted for the June Fastterm
August 2 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 6 Summer Commencement
August 8 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


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Summer, 2016 - ALL SUMMER SESSION
Prior to May 31 100% Refund for All-Summer Classes dropped prior to May 31
May 31 - Aug. 4 All-Summer Session
May 31 Classes Begin:  All Summer Session
June 2 6:00 pm: Registration ends for All-Summer Session
June 8 - 14 75% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 15 - 17 50% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 9 Last date to drop without a "W" for the All-Summer Session
June 18 - Aug. 4 0% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
July 8 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 20 Last date to drop with a "W" for the All-Summer Session
August 2 4:00 pm: Summer 2013 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 4 Final Examinations and End of All-Summer Session
August 4 2:00 pm: School of Nursing/Allied Health Pinning Ceremony
August 6 Summer Commencement
August 8 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 12 Grades Posted for the All-Summer Session


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Summer, 2016 - FIRST 5-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Thursday)
Prior to May 31 100% Refund for First 5-Week Session dropped prior to May 31
May 31 - July 1 First 5-Week Session  (Monday-Thursday)
May 31 Classes Begin: First 5-Week Session
May 31 - June 3 90% Refund for First 5-Week Session classes dropped during this date period
June 2 6:00 pm: Registration ends for First 5-Week Session
June 4 Last date to drop without a "W" for First 5-Week Session
June 4 75% Refund for First 5-Week classes dropped on this date
June 5 50% Refund for First 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
June 6 - July 3 0% Refund for First 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
June 20 Last date to drop with a "W" for First 5-Week Session
July 1 Final Examinations and End of First 5-Week Session
July 4 4th of July Holiday
July 8 Grades Posted for the First 5-Week Summer Session
August 2 4:00 pm: Summer 2013 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 6 Summer Commencement
August 8 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
   


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Summer, 2016 - FIRST 4-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to June 6 100% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped prior to June 6
June 6 - July 1 First 4-Week Session
June 6-9 90% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
June 10 75% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped on this date
June 7 6:00 pm: Registration ends for First 4-Week Session
June 11 50% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped on this date
June 9 Last date to drop without a "W" for the First 4-Week Session
June 12 - July 1 0% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
June 22 Last date to drop with a "W" for the First 4-Week Session
July 1 Final Examinations and End of First 4-Week Sessions
July 4 4th of July Holiday
July 8 Grades Posted for the First 4-Week Summer Session
August 2 4:00 pm: Summer 2013 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 6 Summer Commencement
August 8 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


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Summer, 2016 - SECOND 5-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Thursday)
Prior to July 5 100% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped prior to July 5
July 5 - August 5 Second 5-Week Session  (Monday-Thursday)
July 5 Classes Begin: Second 5-Week Session
July 5 - 8 90% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
July 7 6:00 pm: Registration ends for Second 5-Week Session
July 11 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 8 Last date to drop without a "W" for the Second 5-Week Session
July 8 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 9 75% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
July 10 50% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
July 11 - August 5 0% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
July 27 Last date to drop with a "W" for the Second 5-Week Session
August 2 4:00 pm: Summer 2013 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 5 Final Examinations and End of Second 5-Week Session
August 6 Summer Commencement
August 8 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 12 Grades Posted for the Second 5-Week Summer Session


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Summer, 2016 - SECOND 4-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to July 5 100% Refund for Second 4-week classes dropped prior to July 5
July 5 - August 1 Second 4-Week Session  (Monday-Friday)
July 5 Classes Begin: Second 4-Week Sessions
July 6 6:00 pm:  Registration ends for Second 4-Week Session
July 5- 8 90% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
July 9 75% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped on this date
July 8 Last date to drop without a "W" for the Second 4-Week Session
July 8 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 10 50% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped on this date
July 11-August 1 0% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
July 26 Last date to drop with a "W" for the Second 4-Week Session
August 1 Final Examinations and End of Second 4-Week Session
August 2 4:00 pm: Summer 2013 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 6 Summer Commencement
August 8 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 12 Grades Posted for the Second 4-Week Summer Session
   


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Fall, 2016 August 29 - December 17, 2016
August 19 New Faculty Orientation
August 25 Student Move-In
August 26 Registration
August 27 First Day of Class for Saturday Classes
Prior to August 29 100% Refund for Fall Classes dropped prior to August 29
August 29 Classes Begin
August 29-September 2 90% Refund for Fall Classes Dropped during this date period
September 2 Last Day to Add for Fall 2016
September 5 Labor Day
September 3 - 7 75% Refund for Fall Classes Dropped during this date period
September 8 - 11 50% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
September 14 Census Date/Last date to drop without a "W"
Sept 12- Dec 17 0% Refund for Classes Dropped during these dates
October 21 Fall Break
November 4 Last date to drop with a "W"
November 10-11 12:00 am-6:00 pm: Pre-Priority Registration for January 2016 Fastterm/Spring 2016/May 2016 Fastterm (Athletes/Hnrs Col)
November 14 8:00 am:  Priority Registration for January 2016 Fastterm/Spring 2016/May 2016 Fastterm Begins
November 24 - 25 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 9 Last Day of Class
December 10 Final Exams for Saturday Classes
December 12 Reading Day/ Faculty Professional Development Program
December 13 6:00 pm: Priority Registration for Spring 2016 closes for end-of-term processing; Registration for the January 2016 and May 2016 Fastterm remains open
December 13 4:00 pm:  Candidate Grades Due to Registrar's Office
December 13 - 16 Final Exams
December 17 Fall Commencement
December 19 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
December 23 8:00 am:  Priority Registration resumes for Spring 2016 Grades Posted for the Fall Semester


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January Term January 3 - 13, 2017
January 3 Classes Begin
Prior to January 3 100% Refund for January Term Classes dropped before January 3
January 3 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W" for January Term; Census Date
January 4- 5 50% Refund for January Term Classes dropped during this date period
January 10 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Drop with a "W"
January 5-13 0% Refund for January Term Classes dropped during this date period
January 13 Final Exams and End of January Term
January 17 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
January 18 Grades Posted for the January Fastterm


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Spring, 2017 January 17 - May 13, 2017
January 13, 2017 Registration
January 16, 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Prior to Jan 17 100% Refund for Classes Dropped prior to January 17
January 17 Classes Begin
January 17 - 23 90% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
January 20 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Add
January 24-27 75% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
January 28-31 50% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
January 31 Census Date/Last day to drop without a "W"
February 1 - May 13 0% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
March 13 - 17 Spring Break
March 31 Last date to drop with a "W"
April 14 Easter Holiday
April 6-7 12:00 am-6:00 pm: Pre-Priority Registration (Summer/Fall) (Athletes/Hnrs Col); Registration for the May 2017 Fastterm remains open
April 10 8:00 am: Priority Registration for Summer/Fall 2017 Begins Registration for the May 2017 Fastterm remains open
May 5 Last day of class
May 6 Final Exams for Saturday Classes
May 8 Reading Day/ Faculty Professional Development Program
May 9 - 12 Final Exams
May 9 6:00 pm: Priority Registration for Summer closes for end-of-term processing; Priority Registration for the May Fastterm and Fall 2017 Term Continue
May 9 4:00 pm: Candidate Grades Due to Registrar's Office
May 13 Spring Commencement
May 15 4:00 pm:  All grades due
May 19 8:00 am Registration Resumes for Summer 2017
May 19 Grades Posted for the Spring 2017 Semester


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May Fastterm, 201655  (Part of Spring 2017 Term)
May 15 - 26 Two-Week May Term  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to May 15 100% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped prior to May 15
May 15 6:00 pm: Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W"
May 15 - 16 50% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
May 17 - 26 0% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
May 23 6:00 pm: Last Date to Date to Drop with a "W"
May 26 Final Exams and End of May Fastterm
May 29 Memorial Day Holiday
May 30 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
June 1 Grades Posted for the May Fastterm