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.

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 16 Final Exams and End of January Term
January 20 4:00 pm:  All Grades Due
January 21 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 - 5 Easter Holiday
April 6 Last date to drop with a "W"
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 12 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 12 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 May 18 - 29, 2015 (Part of the Spring 2015 Term)
May 18 Classes Begin
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

June Fastterm June 1 - 12, 2015 (Part of the Summer 2015 Term)
June 1 Classes Begin
Prior to June 1 100% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped before June 2
June 1 6:00 pm: Last Date to Add/Last Date to Drop without a "W" for June Fastterm
  50% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
  0% Refund for June Fastterm Classes dropped during this date period
June 10 6:00 pm:  Last Date to Drop with a "W" for June Fastterm
June 12 Final Exams and End of June Fastterm
June 16 Grades Posted for the June Fastterm
August 4 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 8 Summer Commencement
August 10 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


Summer 2015 - All Summer Session
Prior to June 1 100% Refund for All-Summer Classes dropped prior to June 2
June 1  Classes Begin:  All Summer Session
June 1 - August 6 All-Summer Session
  90% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 3 6:00 pm: Registration ends for All-Summer Session 
  75% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
  50% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
June 18 Last date to drop without a "W" for the All-Summer Session
  0% Refund for All-Summer Session Classes dropped during this date period
July 9 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 21 Last date to drop with a "W" for the All-Summer Session
August 4 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 6 Final Examinations and End of All-Summer Session
August 6 2:00 pm: School of Nursing/Allied Health Pinning Ceremony
  Summer Commencement
August 10 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 14 Grades Posted for the All-Summer Session 


Summer 2015 - First 5-Week Session (Monday-Thursday)
Prior to June 1 100% Refund for First 5-Week Session dropped prior to June 2
June 1 - July 2 First 5-Week Session  (Monday-Thursday)
June 1   Classes Begin: First 5-Week Session
  90% Refund for First 5-Week Session classes dropped during this date period
June 3 6:00 pm: Registration ends for First 5-Week Session 
June 4 Last date to drop without a "W" for First 5-Week Session
  75% Refund for First 5-Week classes dropped on this date
  50% Refund for First 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
  0% Refund for First 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
June 24 Last date to drop with a "W" for First 5-Week Session
July 2 Final Examinations and End of First 5-Week Session
July 3 4th of July Holiday 
July 10 Grades Posted for the First 5-Week Summer Session
August 4 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 8 Summer Commencement
August 10 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


Summer 2015 - First 4-Week Session (Monday-Friday)
Prior to June 8 100% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped prior to June 9
June 8 - July 2 First 4-Week Session
  90% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
  75% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped on this date
June 9 6:00 pm: Registration ends for First 4-Week Session
  50% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped on this date
June 11 Last date to drop without a "W" for the First 4-Week Session
  0% Refund for First 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
June 24 Last date to drop with a "W" for the First 4-Week Session
July 2 Final Examinations and End of First 4-Week Sessions
July 3 4th of July Holiday 
July 10 Grades Posted for the First 4-Week Summer Session
August 4 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 8 Summer Commencement
August 10 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office


Summer 2015 - Second 5-Week Session (Monday-Thursday)
Prior to July 6 100% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped prior to July 7
July 6 - August 6 Second 5-Week Session  (Monday-Thursday)
July 6 - August 6 Classes Begin: Second 5-Week Session
  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 9 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
July 9 Last date to drop without a "W" for the Second 5-Week Session
July 9 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
  75% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
  50% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped on this date
  0% Refund for Second 5-Week Classes dropped during this date period
July 29 Last date to drop with a "W" for the Second 5-Week Session
August 4 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 6 Final Examinations and End of Second 5-Week Session
August 8 Summer Commencement
August 10 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 14 Grades Posted for the Second 5-Week Summer Session


Summer 2015 - Second 4-Week Session  (Monday-Friday)
Prior to July 6 100% Refund for Second 4-week classes dropped prior to July 7
July 6 - July 31 Second 4-Week Session  (Monday-Friday)
July 6  Classes Begin: Second 4-Week Sessions
July 7 - 8 6:00 pm:  Registration ends for Second 4-Week Session
  90% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
  75% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped on this date
July 9 Last date to drop without a "W" for the Second 4-Week Session
July 9 Census Date for all Summer Sessions
  50% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped on this date
  0% Refund for Second 4-Week classes dropped during this date period
July 28 Last date to drop with a "W" for the Second 4-Week Session
July 31 Final Examinations and End of Second 4-Week Session
August 4 4:00 pm: Summer 2015 Candidate Grades Due in the Registrar's Office
August 8 Summer Commencement
August 10 4:00 pm:  All Grades due in Registrar's Office
August 14 Grades Posted for the Second 4-Week Summer Session


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 2015/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


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


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 20
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 29 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


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