Fall Semester - 2019
Classes Begin Monday, August 26
Last Day to Drop First 8-week Course with Full Refund Thursday, August 29
Labor Day (no classes) Monday, September 2
Last Day to Add/Drop a Full Term Course with Full Refund  Thursday, September 5
Advising Begins Wednesday, October 2
Last Day to Drop First 8-week Course with "WD" Grade Wednesday, October 2
Native American Day Holiday (no classes) Monday, October 14
Midterm Friday, October 18
Second 8-week Classes Begin Monday, October 21
Last Day to Add/Drop Second 8-week Course with Full Refund Friday, October 25
Early Registration Begins Monday, October 28
Last Day to Drop Full Term Course with "WD" Grade  Friday, November 8
Veterans Day Holiday (no classes) Monday, November 11
Thanksgiving Recess Begins (no classes) Wednesday, November 27, 5 a.m.
Thanksgiving Recess Ends, Classes Resume Monday, December 2, 8 a.m.
Last Day to Drop Second 8-week Course with "WD" Grade Monday, December 2
Early Registration for Summer 2020 for Current Students  Monday, December 9 (through December 18)
Last Day of Fall Term Classes Tuesday, December 10
No Classes Wednesday, December 11
Final Exams Begin Thursday, December 12
Semester Ends Wednesday, December 18
Open Registration for Summer 2020 for New Students Thursday, December 19
Final Grades Due Thursday, December 26 (by 8 a.m.)
* The deadline for faculty to submit grades has been changed from December 23rd to December 26th as a result of Governor Noem’s recent announcement granting administrative leave to state employees on December 23 and 24. *

Spring Semester 2020

Classes Start Monday, January 13
Last Day to Add/Drop First 8-week Course with Full Refund Friday, January 17
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday (no classes) Monday, January 20
Last Day to Add/Drop a Full Term Course with Full Refun Wednesday, January 22
President's Day Holiday (no classes) Monday, February 17
Last Day to Drop First 8-week course with “WD” Grade Thursday, February 20
Advising Begins Monday, February 24
Spring Break Begins at 5 p.m. (no classes) Friday March 6
Spring Break Ends. Classes resume at 8 a.m. Monday, March 16
Midterm Monday, March 16
Second 8-Week Classes Begin Monday, March 16
Last Day to Add/Drop a Second 8-week Course with Full Refund Friday, March 20
 Early Registration for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for Current Students Monday, March 23 (through April 9)
Last Day to Drop a Full Term Course with “WD” Grade Monday, April 6
Easter Recess Begins (no classes) Friday, April 10 (5 a.m.)
Easter Recess Ends. Classes Resume Monday, April 13 (8 a.m.)
Open Registration for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 for New Students Monday, April 13
 Last Day to Drop a Second 8- week Course with “WD” Grade Wednesday, April 22
Last Day of Spring Term Classes Friday, May 1
Final Exams Begin Monday, May 4
Semester Ends/Residence Halls Close Friday, May 8
Commencement*
*Graduation Candidates should arrive 45 minutes prior to the start of commencement.
Saturday, May 9 (TBA)
Final Grades Due Wednesday, May 13 (by midnight)