2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Oct 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Academic Calendar (2023-2024)


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FALL SEMESTER
Date Campus Event
August 14-18  JumpStart- Program Orientation Sessions
August 21 Fall Classes Begin
August 23 Last Day to Add First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
August 25 Last Day to Drop First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
  Last Day to Complete Fall Semester Test-outs
  Last Day to Add Fall classes*
August 27 Last Day to Drop 16-Week Courses (No Grade)**
August 29 Fall Semester Tuition and Fees Due
September 4 Labor Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
September 18-29 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
September 29 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
October 2-13 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
October 9 Native American Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
October 10 Institutional Effectiveness Day - No Classes/Campus Closed
October 13 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
October 16 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
October 17 Last Day to Add Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
October 18 Last Day to Drop Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
October 19 Registration for Spring and Summer 2024 Begins
November 3 Last Day to Apply for December Diploma/Degree Completion
November 10 Veteran’s Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
November 12 Last Day to Withdraw from August Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
November 23-24 Thanksgiving Break- No Classes/Campus Closed
November 27 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
December 8 End of Fall Semester
  December Graduation Ceremony, 5:00 pm (Sioux Falls Convention Center)
December 11-January 5 Winter Break- No Classes/Campus Open
December 25-26   Christmas Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 1-2 New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed

 

SPRING SEMESTER
Date Event
January 2   New Year’s Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 4-5 JumpStart Day- Program Orientation Sessions
January 8 Spring Classes Begin
January 9 Last Day to Add First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
January 10 Last Day to Drop First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
January 12 Last Day to Complete Spring Semester Test-outs
  Last Day to Add Spring Classes*
January 14 Last Day to Drop 16-Week Courses (No Grade)***
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
January 16 Spring Semester Tuition and Fees Due
February 5-27 Advising Days- Students meet with Academic Advisors
February 16 Last Day to Withdraw from First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses (“W” Grade)***
February 19 President’s Day- No Classes/Campus Open
February 20 Institutional Effectiveness Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
March 1 First 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses End
March 4-8 Spring Break- No Classes/Campus Open
March 11 Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses Begin
March 12 Last day to Add Second 8-Week (Accelerated) Courses
March 15 Last Day to Apply for Spring/Summer Diploma/Degree Completion
  Last Day to Drop Second 8-Week Courses (No Grade)**
March 17 Registration for Fall 2024 Classes Begin
March 29 Easter Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
April 12 Last Day to Withdraw from January Start Courses (“W” Grade)***
April 21 Last Day to Withdraw from Second 8-Week Courses (“W” Grade)***
May 3 End of Spring Semester
  Spring/Summer Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm (Sioux Falls Arena)

 

SUMMER SEMESTER
Date Event
May 13   Summer Classes Begin
May 14 Institutional Effectiveness Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
May 15 Last Day to Add Summer Classes*
May 16 Last Day to Drop Summer Classes (No Grade)**
May 21 Summer Semester Tuition and Fees Due
May 27 Memorial Day- No Classes/Campus Closed
July 4 4th of July Holiday- No Classes/Campus Closed
July 7 Last Day to Withdraw from Summer Courses (“W” Grade)***
July 19 End of Summer Semester

 

Add* Students may add a course to their schedule during the first week of the Fall and Spring semesters.
Drop** See refund schedule  for drop dates.
Withdraw***       Students may withdraw from a course and receive a grade of “W” until the last four weeks of the semester (last two weeks for courses running 8 weeks), without affecting their grade point average.