2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook 
    
    Dec 03, 2022  
2015-2016 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Calendar (2015-2016)



NOTE: Dates and times are subject to change
+ Evening classes begin at 4:00 pm or later 
   Afternoon classes begin at noon or later

Fall Semester

August

6 Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
10-14 Faculty In-service (10-12) /Work Days (12-14)
14 Complete All Financial Aid Steps to Avoid Refund Delays
17 Begin charging textbooks to excess Financial Aid- STI Bookstore
17-21        JumpStart Days/Faculty Work Days
24 Fall Semester Classes Begin
27 Student Appreciation – 2:00pm-4:00pm
28     Last Day to Add Classes and Complete Fall Test-outs
  Last Day to Terminate Completely Without Incurring a Cost of Attendance
  Last Day to Charge Textbooks to Excess Financial Aid- Bookstore
  Last Day to Return Textbooks with Receipt
31 Complete Withdrawals Will Have Tuition and Fees Refunds Pro-rated

September

3 Student Job Fair Part-Time Employment 12:30-2:00pm
  Back to School Bash: STI Housing (7pm-11pm)
  Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
4 Last Day to Drop Classes to Adjust Schedule Without Incurring a Cost of Attendance
     Last Day to Return Textbooks with Receipt AND Proof of Dropped Class
  NO EVENING CLASSES+
5 NO EVENING OR WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
7 Labor Day – CAMPUS CLOSED
8 Drop Slips to Adjust Schedules Received Will No Longer be Refunded Tuition and Fees
  Tuition and Fee Payments Due
10 SGA Fall Picnic - 10:00am-3:00pm
  Bloodmobile Drive - 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm- 4:00pm
15   Excess Financial Aid Refunds Issued
16 SGA Meeting – 12:00pm – HC 257
17 Constitution Day Activities
18   Last Day to Make up Incompletes
29 Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm

 October

1 Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
  Last Day to Withdraw from First 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes
7 SGA Meeting – 7:00am – HC 257
8 NO AFTERNOON OR EVENING CLASSES+/Faculty at ATEA Conference
9 NO CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+/Faculty at ATEA Conference
10 NO WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
12   Second 1/2 Semester Courses Available in “My Current Courses” on STInet
  Begin Charging Textbooks to Financial Aid (New students)
16 First 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes End
19 Second 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes Begin
  Spring/Summer 2016 Class Schedules Available on STInet
23 Last Day to Charge Textbooks to Financial Aid
27 Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm
30  Blue Boo–4:30pm-6:30pm

November

2 Spring/Summer Semester 2016 Registration opens for Evening/Online Programs – STInet
4 SGA Meeting – 12:00pm – HC 257
5 STI Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
9 Spring/Summer 2016 Registration opens for Traditional Programs- STInet
  Talent Show Rehearsal: 5:30pm-8pm
10 Talent Show: 5:30pm-8pm
11 Veterans Day – CAMPUS CLOSED
13 Last Day to Apply For Fall Financial Aid for December 2015 Graduates
  Last Day to Withdraw from Regular Start Classes
17 Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm
25 NO EVENING CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
26-27 Thanksgiving Break – CAMPUS CLOSED
28 NO WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
30 Last Day to Withdraw from Late Start Classes

December

2 SGA Meeting – 7:00am – HC 257
3 Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
4 Winter Graduation – Sioux Falls Convention Center – 5:00pm
7 Textbook Buyback – 8am-5pm (M-Th) 8am-4pm (F) – MC Commons (Dec 7-11)
11 End of Fall Semester
  Last Day to Return Fall Semester Rental Textbooks
14 Faculty In-service – NO CLASSES
15 Winter Break – NO CLASSES (Dec 15- Jan 8)
24-25 Christmas Break – CAMPUS CLOSED
25 Complete All Financial Aid Steps to Avoid Spring Refund Delays
28 Online and January Start Classes Available in “My Current Courses” on STInet
31 New Year’s Eve – CAMPUS CLOSED

Spring Semester

January

1 New Year’s Day Holiday – CAMPUS CLOSED
4 Begin charging textbooks to excess Financial Aid – Bookstore
5-7 Faculty In-service – NO CLASSES
8 JumpStart Days/Faculty Work Days
11 Spring Semester Classes Begin
15 Last Day to Add Classes and to Complete Spring Test-outs
  Last Day to charge textbooks to excess Financial Aid – Bookstore
  Last Day to Return Textbooks with Receipt
  Last Day to Terminate Completely Without Incurring a Cost of Attendance
18 Complete Withdrawals Will Have Tuition & Fees Refunds Pro-rated
20 SGA Meeting – 12:00pm – HC 257
22 Last Day to Drop Courses to Adjust Schedule Without Incurring a Cost of Attendance
  Last Day to Return Textbooks with Receipt AND Proof of Dropped Class
25 Drop Slips to Adjust Schedules Received Will No Longer be Refunded Tuition and Fees
26 Tuition & Fee Payments Due
  Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm

February

2 Excess Financial Aid Refunds Issued
3 Engineering Technology Career Fair -11am to 1pm
4  Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
  Horticulture, Landscape Design, and Sports Turf Technology – 8am to 9:30am
4-6 NO EVENING OR WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
5 Faculty Workday - NO CLASSES
  Last Day to Make Up Incompletes
10 SGA Meeting – 7:00am – HC 257
12-13 NO EVENING OR WEEKEND CLASSES  EXCEPT CLINICAL+
15 Presidents’ Day – NO CLASSES
19 Last Day to Withdraw from First 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes
23 Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm
26 Casino Night: 6pm-8pm
29 Priority Date for Completing 2016/2017 FAFSA

March

2 Second 1/2 Semester Classes Available in “My Current Courses” on STInet
3 Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
4 First 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes End
4-5 NO EVENING OR WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
7 Begin Charging Textbooks to Financial Aid (New students)
7-11 Spring Break – NO CLASSES
12 NO WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
14 Second 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes Begin
16 SGA Meeting – 12:00pm – HC 257
  Fall 2016 Class Schedules Available on STInet
18 Last Day to Charge Textbooks to Financial Aid
22 Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm
  Business & Communications Technology -11am to 12:30pm
24 NO EVENING CLASSES+
25 Easter Break- CAMPUS CLOSED
26-28 Easter Break- NO CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
29 Summer/Fall 2016 Registration for Evening and Online Programs Begin

April

4 Summer/Fall 2016 Semester Registration for Traditional Programs – STInet
6 SGA Meeting – 7:00am – HC 257
  Computer Information Systems, Electronics & Mechatronics – 11 – 12:30pm
7 Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
  Last Day to Apply For Spring Financial Aid for Spring 2016 Graduates
8 Last Day to Withdraw From Regular Start Classes
19 Ticket Tuesday– 6:00pm-7:00pm
22 Last Day to Withdraw From Second 1/2 Semester Accelerated Classes
23 Southeast Tech 5k Run/Walk
25    2016 Summer Classes Available in “My Current Courses” on STInet
26 SGA Spring Picnic – 11:00am-3:00pm
  Bloodmobile Drive – 8:00am-1:00pm, 2:30pm-4:00pm
27 SGA Meeting – 12:00pm – HC 257

May

2 Textbook Buyback – 8am-5pm (M-TH) 8am-4pm (F) – MC Commons (May 2-May 6)
  Begin Charging Textbooks to excess Financial Aid – Bookstore
5 End of Spring Semester
6 Faculty In-service/Work Day
  Last Day to Return Spring Semester Rental Textbooks
  Graduation at Sioux Falls Arena – 5:00pm

Summer Semester

(SUMMER I: MAY 9 - JUNE 3; SUMMER II: MAY 9 - July 29; SUMMER III: JUNE 6 - July 29) 

Note: For information on add/drop/withdraw and refunds for courses that do not follow the above Summer Session dates, please visit the Student Success Office.

May

9 Summer I and II Sessions Begin
  Faculty In-service/Work Day
10 Last Day to Add/Drop Summer I Classes (The First Day After the Student’s First Scheduled Class)
13 Last Day to Return Summer I/Summer II Textbooks
  Last Day to Add/Drop Summer II Classes
  Last Day to Withdraw from Summer I Classes
  Last Day to Charge Summer I/Summer II Textbooks to excess Financial Aid
20 Complete All Financial Aid Steps to Avoid Summer Refund Delays
30 Memorial Day - CAMPUS CLOSED

June

2  Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
  Last Day to Apply for Financial Aid for Summer 2016 Graduates
3 Summer I Session Ends
6 Summer III Session Begins
10 Last Day to Add/Drop Summer III Classes
  Last Day to Charge Summer III Textbooks to excess Financial Aid
  Last Day to Return Summer III Textbooks
13 Tuition and Fee Payment Due
28 Excess Financial Aid Refunds Issued

July

1-2 NO EVENING OR WEEKEND CLASSES EXCEPT CLINICAL+
4 Independence Day Break-CAMPUS CLOSED
7 Employee Monthly Meeting- Offices Closed 4:00pm-5:00pm
15 Last Day to Withdraw from Summer II/Summer III Classes
25-29 Textbook Buyback, 8am-5pm MC Commons
29 Last Day to Return Summer Semester Rental Textbooks
  Summer II and Summer III Ends