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Sanford College of Nursing

Academic calendar

The academic year at the Sanford College of Nursing is divided into two semesters, each approximately 15 weeks in length. The fall semester begins near the end of August and ends before Christmas. The spring semester begins in January and ends in May. Holidays and academic breaks are cited on the academic calendar.

2013/2014 Academic calendar (subject to change)

Spring semester 2013

Classes begin January 7
Last day to drop a course for 100% refund January 18
Last day to enroll in classes January 18
Payment of accounts due January 24
Presidents Day holiday Febrary 18
Spring break March 11—15
Last day to drop a class March 22
Pre-registration for next semester March 25—29
Good Friday holiday March 29
Semester exams May 6—9
Senior grades due May 6
Semester ends May 9
Awards ceremony May 9
Graduation May 10
Sophomore and junior grades due May 13

Fall 2013

Junior/Senior Orientation August 23
New Student Orientation August 26
Classes begin August 26
Labor Day holiday September 2
Last day to drop a course for a 100% refund September 9
Last day to enroll in classes September 9
Dedication ceremony September 13
Payment of accounts due September 13
Fall break October 17-18
Last day to drop a class November 8
Pre-registration for next semester November 11-15
Thanksgiving break November 28-29
Research day December 11
Semester exams December 17-20
Semester ends December 20
Christmas break December 23-January 13
Grades due December 23

Junior and Senior Students
Tuesday, October 15, will be a Friday Schedule
Wednesday, October 16, will be a Thursday Schedule

*NOTE: Foundations and Health Assessment classes will follow the regular class schedule


Spring semester 2014

Junior orientation January 10
Classes begin January 13
New student orientation January 13
Last day to drop a course for 100% refund January 24
Last day to enroll in a class January 24
Payment of accounts are due January 30
Dedication January 31
Presidents Day holiday February 17
Spring break March 17-21
Last day to drop a class March 28
Pre-registration for next semester March 31-April 4
Good Friday holiday April 18
Semester exams May 12-15
Senior grades due May 12
Semester ends May 15
Awards ceremony May 15
Graduation May 16
Sophomore and Junior grades due May 19


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