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.


Summer, 2014 - JUNE Fastterm 2014  (Part of the Summer 2014 Term)
June 2 - 13 Two-Week June Fastterm Session  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to June 2 100% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped before June 2
June 2    6:00 pm: Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W" for June Fastterm
June 2 - 3 50% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
June 4 - 13 0% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
June 11 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Drop with a "W" for June Fastterm
June 13 Final Exams and End of June Fastterm
June 17 Grades Posted for the June Fastterm
August 5 4:00 pm: Summer 2014 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 9 Summer Commencement
August 11 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


Summer, 2014 - ALL SUMMER SESSION
Prior to June 2 100% Refund for All-Summer Classes dropped prior to June 2
June 2    Classes Begin:  All Summer Session
June 2 - August 7 All-Summer Session
June 2 - 8 90% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 4 6:00 pm: Registration ends for All-Summer Session 
June 9 - 15 75% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 16 - 18 50% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 17 Last date to drop without a "W" for the All-Summer Session
June 19 - August 7 0% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
July 10 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 22 Last date to drop with a "W" for the All-Summer Session
August 5 4:00 pm: Summer 2014 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 7 Final Examinations and End of All-Summer Session
August 7 2:00 pm: School of Nursing/Allied Health Pinning Ceremony
August 9 Summer Commencement
August 11 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 15 Grades Posted for the All-Summer Session 


Summer, 2014 - FIRST 5-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Thursday)
Prior to June 2 100% Refund for First 5-Week Session dropped prior to June 2
June 2 - July 3 First 5-Week Session  (Monday-Thursday)
June 2 Classes Begin: First 5-Week Session
June 2 - June 4 90% Refund for First 5-Week Session classes dropped during this date period
June 4 6:00 pm: Registration ends for First 5-Week Session 
June 5 Last date to drop without a "W" for First 5-Week Session
June 5 75% Refund for First 5-Week classes dropped on this date
June 6 50% Refund for First 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
June 7 - July 3 0% Refund for First 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
June 25 Last date to drop with a "W" for First 5-Week Session
July 3 Final Examinations and End of First 5-Week Session
July 4 4th of July Holiday 
July 11 Grades Posted for the First 5-Week Summer Session
August 5 4:00 pm: Summer 2014 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 9 Summer Commencement
August 11 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


Summer, 2014 - FIRST 4-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to June 9 100% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped prior to June 9
June 9 - July3 First 4-Week Session
June 9-11 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 10 6:00 pm: Registration ends for First 4-Week Session
June 11 50% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped on this date
June 12 Last date to drop without a "W" for the First 4-Week Session
June 12 - July 3 0% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
June 25 Last date to drop with a "W" for the First 4-Week Session
July 3 Final Examinations and End of First 4-Week Sessions
July 4 4th of July Holiday 
July 11 Grades Posted for the First 4-Week Summer Session
August 5 4:00 pm: Summer 2014 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 9 Summer Commencement
August 11 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


Summer, 2014 - SECOND 5-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Thursday)
Prior to July 7 100% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped prior to July 7
July 7- August 7 Second 5-Week Session  (Monday-Thursday)
July 7 Classes Begin: Second 5-Week Session
July 7 - 10 90% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
July 9 6:00 pm: Registration ends for Second 5-Week Session
July 10 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 10 Last date to drop without a "W" for the Second 5-Week Session
July 10 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 11 75% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
July 12 50% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
July 13 - August 7 0% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
July 30 Last date to drop with a "W" for the Second 5-Week Session
August 5 4:00 pm: Summer 2014 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 7 Final Examinations and End of Second 5-Week Session
August 9 Summer Commencement
August 11 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 15 Grades Posted for the Second 5-Week Summer Session


Summer, 2014 - SECOND 4-WEEK SESSION  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to July 7 100% Refund for Second 4-week classes dropped prior to July 7
July 7 - August 1 Second 4-Week Session  (Monday-Friday)
July 7    Classes Begin: Second 4-Week Sessions
July 8 - 9 6:00 pm:  Registration ends for Second 4-Week Session
July 8 - 9 90% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
July 10 75% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped on this date
July 10 Last date to drop without a "W" for the Second 4-Week Session
July 10 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 11 50% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped on this date
July 12-August 1 0% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
July 29 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 5 4:00 pm: Summer 2014 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 9 Summer Commencement
August 11 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 15 Grades Posted for the Second 4-Week Summer Session


Fall, 2014 August 25 - December 13, 2014
August 15th New Faculty Orientation
August 21 Student Move-In
August 22 Registration   
August 23 First Day of Class for Saturday Classes
Prior to August 25 100% Refund for Fall Classes dropped prior to August 25
August 25 Classes Begin
August 25-Sept 2 90% Refund for Fall Classes Dropped during this date period
August 29 Last Date to Add for Fall 2013
September 1 Labor Day
September 3 - 7 75% Refund for Fall Classes Dropped during this date period
September 8 - 10 50% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
September 10 Census Date/Last date to drop without a "W"
Sept 9 - Dec 13 0% Refund for Classes Dropped during these dates
October 31 Last date to drop with a "W"
November 6-7 12:00 am-6:00 pm: Pre-Priority Registration for January 2015 Fastterm/Spring 2015/May 2015 Fastterm (Athletes/Hnrs Col)
November 10 8:00 am: Priority Registration for January 2015 Fastterm/Spring 2015/May 2015 Fastterm Begins
November 26


November 27 - 28
The University will close for the Thanksgiving Holidays at 1:00 pm. Classes will be held through the 12:00-12:50 class period on this date.

Thanksgiving Holiday
December 5 Last Day of Class
December 6 Final Exams for Saturday Classes
December 8 Reading Day/ Faculty Professional Development Program
December 9 6:00 pm: Priority Registration for Spring 2015 closes for end-of-term processing;
Registration for the January 2015 and May 2015 Fastterms remains open
December 9 4:00 pm:  Candidate Grades Due to Registrar's Office
December 9 - 12 Final Exams
December 13 Fall Commencement 
December 15 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
December 19 8:00 am:  Priority Registration resumes for Spring 2015
Grades Posted for the Fall Semester


January Fastterm, January 5 - 16, 2015
January 5 Classes Begin
Prior to January 5 100% Refund for January Term Classes dropped before January 5
January 5 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W" for January Term; Census Date
January 5 - 6 50% Refund for January Term Classes dropped during this date period
January 14 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Drop with a "W"
January 7 - 16 0% Refund for January Term Classes dropped during this date period
January 17 Final Exams and End of January Term
January 19 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
January 20 Grades Posted for the January Fastterm


Spring, 2015 January 20 - May 16, 2015
January 16, 2015 Registration 
January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
Prior to Jan 20 100% Refund for Classes Dropped prior to January 20
January 20   Classes Begin
January 20 - 26 90% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
January 23 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Add
Jan 27 - Feb 1 75% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
February 2 - 4 50% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
February 4 Census Date/Last day to drop without a "W"
February 5 - May 16 0% Refund for Classes Dropped during this date period
March 16-20 Spring Break
March 30 - April 5 Holy Week
April 3 Last date to drop with a "W"
April 3 - 5 Easter Holiday
April 9-10 12:00 AM-6:00 PM:Pre-Priority Registration (Summer/Fall 2015) (Athletes/Hnrs Col);
Registration for the May 2015 Fastterm Continues
April 13 8:00 am: Priority Registration for Summer/Fall 2015 Begins
Registration for the May 2015 Fastterm Continues
May 8 Last day of class
May 9 Final Exams for Saturday Classes
May 11 Reading Day/ Faculty Professional Development Program
May 12 - 15 Final Exams
May 13 6:00 pm: Priority Registration for Summer closes for end-of-term processing; Priority Registration for the May Fastterm 2015 and Fall 2015 Terms Continue
May 13 4:00 pm:  Candidate Grades Due to Registrar's Office
May 16 Spring Commencement
May 18 4:00 pm:  All grades due
May 22 8:00 am:  Registration Resumes for Summer  2015
Grades Posted for the Spring 2015 Semester


May Fastterm, 2015  (Part of Spring 2015 Term)
May 18-29 Two-Week May Term  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to May 18 100% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped prior to May 18
May 18  6:00 pm: Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W"
May 18 - 19 50% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
May 20 - 29 0% Refund for May Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
May 25 Memorial Day Holiday
May 28 6:00 pm: Last Date to Drop with a "W"
May 29 Final Exams and End of May Fastterm
June 1 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
June 2 Grades Posted for the May Fastterm