2012-2013 Academic Calendar

REVISED ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2012-2013

Louisiana State University

FALL SEMESTER 2012
AUGUST 9-10 Thu-Fri International Student Orientation
13-16 Mon-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
15 Wed New Graduate Student Orientation
17 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the fall semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
20 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
 
SEPTEMBER 3 Mon Labor Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
4 Tue Classes resume,7:30 a.m.
4 Tue Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
5 Wed Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
5 Wed Final date for “degree only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval must be met), 4:30 p.m., deadline
7 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School or updating “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
7 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School requests for Final Exams (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at fall commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
 
OCTOBER 8-13 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
15 Mon Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for spring semester without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
15 Mon Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to the Graduate School for the spring semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
16 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m., deadline
18 Thu Fall holiday begins, 7:30 a.m. – CANCELLED
21 Sun Course scheduling for spring semester, Spring Intersession and summer term begins, 

5:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2 Fri Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
2 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
2 Fri Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
16 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, including Graduate School corrections, 12:00 noon deadline
21 Wed Thanksgiving holiday begins, 12:30 p.m.
26 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
28 Wed Concentrated Study Period begins–no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs
DECEMBER 1 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
2 Sun Concentrated Study Period ends
3-8 Mon-Sat Final examinations
11 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m., deadline
12 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m., deadline
14 Fri Commencement Day
42 MWF Classes; 28 TTh Classes 

 

WINTERSESSION 2012
DECEMBER 17 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
17 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
18 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
24 Mon Winter holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
JANUARY 2 Wed Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
3 Thu Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
3 Thu Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
7 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
8 Tue Final examinations
10 Thu Final grades due, 9:00 a.m., deadline
11 Classes 

 

 
SPRING SEMESTER 2013
JANUARY 7 Mon International Student Orientation
8-10 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
11 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the spring semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
14 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
15 Tue Final date for submitting to the Graduate School general examination results for the doctorate to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
21 Mon Martin Luther King Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
22 Tue Classes Resume, 7:30 a.m.
23 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
24 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
24 Thu Final date for “degree only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval, must be met), 4:30 p.m., deadline
25 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School or updating “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
25 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School Requests for Final Exams (comprehensive exam, thesis/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at spring commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
 
FEBURARY 10 Sun Mardi Gras holiday begins
13 Wed Classes resume, 12:30 p.m.
MARCH 4-9 Mon-Sat Mid-semester examination period
12 Tue Mid-semester grades due, 9:00 a.m.
28 Thu Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
28 Thu Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
28 Thu Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
29 Fri Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
APRIL 7 Sun Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession and Wintersession begins, 

5:00 p.m.

8 Mon Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
12 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School general examination results for the doctorate to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
15 Mon Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to the Graduate School for the summer term, 12:00 midnight deadline
15 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations, 4:30 p.m., deadline
19 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School required corrections to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
MAY 1-5 Wed-Sun Concentrated Study Period–no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs
4 Sat Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
6-11 Mon-Sat Final examinations
14 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m., deadline
15 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate),  9:00 a.m., deadline
15 Wed Final date for receipt of Graduate School application for admission for summer term or fall semester without paying $25 late fee, 12:00 midnight deadline
15 Wed Final date for international applicants residing outside the U.S. to apply to the Graduate School for the fall semester, 12:00 midnight deadline
16-17 Thu-Fri Commencement
42 MWF Classes; 29 TTh Classes 

 

 
SPRING INTERSESSION 2013
MAY 23 Thu Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
23 Thu Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
24 Fri Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
31 Fri Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
31 Fri Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
 
JUNE 4 Tue Classes end, 10 p.m.
5 Wed Final examinations
7 Fri Final grades due, 9:00 a.m., deadline
11 Classes 

 

 
SUMMER TERM 2013
SESSION A
MAY 31 Fri International Student Orientation
 
JUNE 4-6 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
7 Fri Final date to apply online to the Graduate School for the summer term, 12:00 midnight deadline
10 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
12 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving  a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
13 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
13 Thu Final date for “degree only” registration (all degree requirements, including document submission and approval, must be met), 4:30 p.m., deadline
14 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School or updating “Applications for Degree” to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
14 Fri Final date for submitting to the Graduate School Requests for Final Exams (comprehensive exam, theses/dissertation defense) for degrees to be awarded at summer commencement, 4:30 p.m., deadline
 
JULY 1-3 Mon-Wed Mid-term examination period
4 Thu Independence Day holiday begins, 7:30 a.m.
5 Fri Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
8 Mon Final date for submitting to the Graduate School committee examination reports and approved theses and dissertations,4:30 p.m., deadline
9 Tue Mid-term grades due, 9:00 a.m.
12 Fri Final date for submitting Graduate School required corrections to theses and dissertations, 12:00 noon deadline
16 Tue Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
16 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
29 Mon Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
30 Tue Concentrated Study Day
31 Wed Final examinations begin
AUGUST 1 Thu Final examinations end
6 Tue Final grades due (degree candidate), 9:00 a.m., deadline
7 Wed Final grades due (non-degree candidate), 9:00 a.m., deadline
9 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
35 Classes 

 

 
SESSION B (See Session A for Graduate School deadlines)
MAY 31 Fri International Student Orientation
 
JUNE 4-6 Tue-Thu Freshman and Transfer Orientation
10 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
12 Wed Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
13 Thu Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
 
JULY 2 Tue Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
2 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
4 Thu Independence Day holiday
5 Fri Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.
12 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
13 Sat Final examinations
17 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m., deadline
 
AUGUST 9 Fri Commencement, 9:00 a.m.
24 Classes 

 

 
SUMMER INTERSESSION 2013
AUGUST 5 Mon Classes begin, 7:30 a.m.
5 Mon Final date for dropping courses without receiving a grade of “W,” 4:30 p.m., deadline
6 Tue Final date for adding courses for credit and making section changes, 4:30 p.m., deadline
13 Tue Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
13 Tue Final date for dropping courses, 4:30 p.m., deadline
16 Fri Classes end, 10:00 p.m.
17 Sat Final examinations
21 Wed Final grades due, 9:00 a.m., deadline
11 Classes

 

REVISED 4 OCT 12

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