Academic Calendar

Storm Lake campus

Academic Calendar

Storm Lake campus

Fall Semester 2014 (15 weeks)

Aug. 18 Monday International Student Orientation Begins
Aug. 22 Friday New Student Welcome; Residence Halls Open for Freshmen; Validation for New Students
Aug. 22 - 24 Friday -Sunday Welcome Week
Aug. 24 Sunday Validation, Returning Students
Aug. 25 Monday Classes Resume at 8 a.m.
Sept. 1 Monday No Classes – Labor Day
Sept. 5 Friday Final Date for Adding/ Dropping Course
without Academic Record unless status changes from full to part-time or total withdrawal in which students receive grade of W (withdrawal) for any such classes
Sept. 6 Saturday Founders' Day Memorial Service
Sept. 6 Saturday Hall of Fame Game Day
Sept. 8 Monday Final Date for Filing Application for Dec./Jan. Graduation
Sept. 22 - 26 Monday -Friday Interim Travel Course Registration
Sept. 25 Thursday Final Date for Withdrawing from 1st 7-Week Classes
Sept. 25 Thursday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (1st 7-Week Classes)
Oct. 4 Saturday Homecoming 2014
Get ready for Homecoming! The day is full of events and fun for BVU students and alumni, including an all-ages carnival, tailgating barbeque and the Homecoming football game.
Oct. 13 - 17 Monday -Friday Mid-Term Week
Oct. 13 Monday Second 7-Week Classes Begin
Oct. 13 - Nov. 6 Monday -Thursday Registration for Interim and Spring Courses
Oct. 20 - 21 Monday -Tuesday NO CLASSES - Fall Break
Oct. 28 Tuesday Final Date for Withdrawing from Full Semester Courses
Oct. 28 Tuesday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (Full Semester Courses)
Nov. 18 Tuesday Final Date for Withdrawing from 2nd 7-Week Classes
Nov. 18 Tuesday Final Date for Switching Grading System (2nd 7-Week Classes)
Nov. 27 - 28 Thursday -Friday No Classes - Thanksgiving Recess
Dec. 1 Monday Classes Resume at 8:00 a.m.
Dec. 5 Friday Last Day of Classes
Dec. 8 - 11 Monday -Thursday Final Exams
Dec. 11 Thursday Semester Ends at 5:00 p.m.

Interim 2015 (14 days)

Jan. 4 Sunday Residence Halls Open
Jan. 5 Monday Classes Begin 8:00 a.m.
Jan. 6 Tuesday Final Date to Add/Drop Course
Jan. 14 Wednesday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems
Jan. 19 Monday No Classes - Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan. 23 Friday Interim Ends at 10:00 p.m.

Spring Semester 2015 (15 weeks)

Jan. 23 Friday International Student Orientation Begins
Jan. 27 Tuesday Residence Halls Open
Jan. 28 Wednesday Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Feb. 10 Tuesday Final Date for Adding/ Dropping Course
without Record unless status changes from full to part-time or total withdrawal in which students receive grade of W (withdrawal) for any such classes
Feb. 11 Wednesday Final Date to Apply for May/August Graduation
Feb. 27 Friday Final Date for Withdrawing from 1st 7-Week Classes
Feb. 27 Friday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (1st 7-Week Classes)
March 16 - 20 Monday -Friday Mid-Term Week
March 18 Wednesday Second 7-Week Classes Begin
March 23 - 27 Monday -Friday No Classes - Spring Break
March 30 Monday Classes Resume at 8 a.m.
March 30 - April 16 Monday -Thursday Registration for Fall Courses
April 3 - 6 Friday -Monday No Classes - Easter Break
April 9 Thursday Final Date for Withdrawal from Full Semester Courses
April 9 Thursday Final Date for Switching Grading Systems (Full Semester Courses)
April 24 Friday 11th Annual Scholars Day
April 24 - 25 Friday -Saturday Family Weekend
April 30 Thursday Final Date for Withdrawing from 2nd 7-Week Classes
April 30 Thursday Final Date for Switching Grading System (2nd 7-Week Classes)
April 30 Thursday Buenafication Day
May 15 Friday Last Day of Classes
May 18 - 21 Monday -Thursday Final Exams
May 21 Thursday Semester Ends at 5 p.m.
May 23 Saturday Baccalaureate/ Commencement

Summer 2015

May 26 Tuesday First Summer Session Begins
June 26 Friday First Summer Session Ends
July 6 Monday Second Session Begins
Aug. 7 Friday Second Session Ends