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Attached to this calendar is an addendum listing religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, the instructor or supervisor may contact the Office of the Chaplain.

Graduate Programs in the Cox School of Business, Graduate Programs in the School of Engineering, Perkins School of Theology and Dedman School of Law have different calendars.

Offices of the University will be closed on September 6, November 25-26, December 20-24, 2004; December 31, January 17, March 25, May 30 and July 4, 2005.

Fall Term 2004

March 29 – April 23

Enrollment Fall 2004 Continuing Students: all undergraduates; graduate Dedman & Meadows.

May/July/August

TBA

Academic advising, Enrollment and Orientation (AARO) conferences for new first year and transfer undergraduate students. Conference dates to be announced. Contact New Student Programs, Student Life Office, 214-768-4560. www.smu.edu/newstudent

AUGUST

15

Sunday

Residence halls officially open.

18

Wednesday

Opening Convocation, McFarlin Auditorium.

19

Thursday

First day of classes. (1st Class Day)

25

Wednesday

Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing. Last day to file for graduation in December. (5th Class Day)

SEPTEMBER

3

6 24-26

Friday

Monday Friday-Sunday

Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First-Year Repeated Course grading options. Last day to request excused absence for observance of a religious holiday. (12th Class Day)University Holiday – Labor Day Family Weekend

OCTOBER

4

Monday

Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their major for November enrollment. (16 Class Days Before Spring 2005 Enrollment begins)

11-12

Monday-Tuesday

Fall Break.

28-11/19

Thursday-Friday

Enrollment Spring 2005 Continuing Students for all undergraduates and graduate Dedman and Meadows.

NOVEMBER

3 5-7

Wednesday Friday-Sunday

Last day to drop a course. (52nd Class Day) Homecoming

9

Tuesday

Last day for December graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete. (56th Class Day)

17

Wednesday

Students should file for May graduation. Last day to file is January 17, 2005. (62nd Class Day)

22

Monday

Last day to withdraw from the University. (6th Class Day Before Last)

24 25-26 29-12/2 30

Wednesday Thursday-Friday Monday-Thursday Tuesday

No Classes. University Holidays – Thanksgiving. No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers. (Last 4 Class Days) Last day for oral/written examinations for December graduate degree candidates.

DECEMBER

2

Thursday

Last day of instruction. (70th Class Day) Students and faculty will follow a Wednesday class schedule.

3-4

Friday-Saturday

Reading Days

6-11

Monday-Saturday

Examinations (no examinations scheduled for Sunday)

11

Saturday

Official close of term and date for conferral of degrees. Graduation ceremony for December graduates.

12

Sunday

Residence halls officially close.

20-24

Monday - Friday

University Holiday – Christmas/Winter Break

31

Friday

University Holiday – New Year’s Day

January Inter-term 2005

(Note: Some areas of instruction offer selected courses during the January Inter-term, December 13 – January 11.)

Spring Term 2005

October 28- November 19

Enrollment Spring 2005 Continuing Students: all undergraduates; graduate Dedman & Meadows.

JANUARY

5

Wednesday

Residence halls officially open.

TBA

Academic Advising, Enrollment and Orientation (AARO) conferences for new first year transfer and readmitted undergraduate students. Conference dates to be announced. Contact New Student Programs, Student Life Office, 214-768-4560

12

Wednesday

First day of classes. (1st Class Day)

17

Monday

University Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

19

28

Wednesday

Friday

Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing. Last day to file for May graduation. (5th Class Day) Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First Year Repeated Course grading option. Last day for students to request excused absence for observance of a religious holiday. (12th Class Day)

MARCH

12-20 25 30

Saturday-Sunday Friday Wednesday

Spring Break University Holiday – Good Friday. Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their major for April enrollment. (1st Day of Enrollment)

30-4/26

Wednesday-Tuesday

Summer 2005 and Fall 2005 Continuing Student Enrollment for all undergraduates and graduate Dedman and Meadows. (49th – 68th Class Days)

APRIL

4

Monday

Last day to drop a course. (52nd Class Day)

6

18

Wednesday

Monday

Last Day for May graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete. (54th Class Day) Last day to withdraw from the University. (6th Class Day Before Last Class Day)

21 21-26 26

28 29-30

Thursday Thursday-Tuesday Tuesday

Thursday Friday-Saturday

Students should file for August or December graduation. Last day to file for August is June 1. Last day to file for December is the last day to enroll for Fall 2005. No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers. (Last 4 Class Days) Last day for oral/written examinations for graduate students who are May degree candidates. (68th Class Day) Last day of instruction. (70th Class Day) Reading Days – No Classes.

MAY

2-7

Monday-Saturday

Examinations (no examinations scheduled for Sunday).

7

Saturday

Official close of term.

8

Sunday

Residence halls officially close for non-graduating students.

13

Friday

Baccalaureate.

14

Saturday

Commencement and date for conferral of degrees.

15

Sunday

Residence halls officially close for graduating students.

30

Monday

University Holiday - Memorial Day.

May Term 2005

May

7

Saturday

SMU-in-Taos: May Term Arrival and First Day of Classes, 2-6PM

9

Monday

SMU-in-Taos: Last day to enroll, add courses and to drop courses without grade record or tuition billing. Permission of Taos Program required for all enrollments.

23

Monday

SMU-in-Taos: May Term Examinations

24

Tuesday

SMU-in-Taos: May Term Departure

Summer Term 2005

The Summer Term consists of three primary sessions: first session, second session, and a combined session. There are also shorter and longer sessions to accommodate the particular needs of the various instructional units such as SMU-In-Taos, International Programs and Perkins School of Theology.

Combined Ten-Week Summer Session

Classes will meet 2 hours and 15 minutes twice a week or 1 hour and 30 minutes three times a week.

MAY

26

JUNE

Thursday

First day of Combined Summer Session classes.

1

4

Wednesday

Saturday

Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing for Combined Session courses. Last day to file for August graduation. (4th Class Day) Additional class day for M/W/F classes

6- 11

Monday

Saturday

Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First-Year Repeated Course grading options fora Combined Session course. (8th Class Day) Additional class day for M/W/F classes

JULY

4 11

Monday Monday

University Holiday – Independence Day. Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete. (33rd Class Day)

18 23

Monday Saturday

Last day to drop a Combined Summer Session course. (38th Class Day) Additional class day for M/W/F classes

23

Saturday

Last day to withdraw from the University. (4th Class Day before last)

28

Thursday

Last day of Combined Summer Session instructions and examinations.

Official close of the term and date for conferral of degrees. (46th Class Day)

First Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday - Friday.

MAY

26

Thursday

SMU-in-Taos: Summer I Arrival and First Day of Classes, 2-6PM

27

Friday

SMU-in-Taos: Last day to enroll, add courses and to drop courses without grade record or tuition billing. Permission of Taos Program required for all enrollments.

MAY

26

Thursday

First day of First Session classes. (1st Class Day)

27

Friday

Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing for First Session courses. (2nd Class Day)

JUNE 1

Wednesday

Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First-Year Repeated Course grading options for a First Session course. Last day to file for August Graduation. (4th Class Day)

20

Monday

Last day to drop a First Session course. (17th Class Day) SMU-in-Taos: Summer I Examinations

22 22 27

Wednesday Wednesday Monday

SMU-in-Taos: Summer I Departure Last day to withdraw from the University. (4th Class Day Before Last) Last day of First Session instruction and examinations. (22nd Class Day)

Second Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday - Friday

JUNE

28

Tuesday

First day of Second Session classes. (1st Class Day)

29

Wednesday

Last day to enroll, add courses or drop without grade record or tuition billing for Second Session Courses. (2nd Class Day)

JULY

1 4

Friday Monday

Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First-Year Repeated Course grading options for a Second Session course. (4th Class Day) University Holiday – Independence Day.

8

Friday

Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete. (8th Class Day)

20

Wednesday

Last day to drop a Second Session course. (16th Class Day)

25 28

Monday Thursday

Last day to withdraw from the University. (4th Class Before Last) Last day of Second Session instruction and examinations. Last day for Combined Session. Official Close of the term and date for conferral of degrees. (22nd Class Day)

August Term 2005

JULY

29

Friday

SMU-in-Taos: August Term Arrival and First Day of Classes, 2-6PM

30

Saturday

SMU-in-Taos: Last day to enroll, add courses and to drop courses without grade record or tuition billing. Permission of Taos Program required for all enrollments.

AUGUST

15

Monday

SMU-in-Taos: August Term Examinations

16

Tuesday

SMU-in-Taos: August Term Departure

Major Religious Holidays

August 2004-August 2005

Listing of religious holidays for use in requesting excused absences according to University Policy 1.9. For religious holidays not listed, the instructor or supervisor may contact the Office of the Chaplain.

Christian

Christmas December 25, 2004
Ash Wednesday February 9, 2005
Good Friday March 25, 2005
Easter Sunday March 27, 2005
Easter Sunday (Orthodox) May 1, 2005

Hindu

Dashara
October 14-22, 2004
Dasshera
October 22, 2004
Diwali
November 24, 2004

Jewish*

*All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.
Rosh Hashanah (2 Days) September 16 & 17, 2004
Yom Kippur September 25, 2004
Sukkot October 9-15, 2014
Hanukkah December 17-24, 2014
Passover First 2 days and final day April 24, 25 & 30, 2005
Shavuot (2 days) June 13 & 14, 2005

Muslim

Ramadan October 15, 2004
Id al-Fitr November 14, 2004
Eid Al-Afha January 21, 2005
Islamic New Year February 10, 2005
Ashura February 19, 2005
Mawlid al-Nabi April 21, 2005

Class Days Summary

TERM

F96 S97

F97 S98

F98 S99

F99 S00

F00 S01

F01 S02

F02 S03

F03 S04

F04 * S05

M/W/F

T/T

43 43

29 30

44 43

29 30

42 43

28 30

42 41

28 29

43 41

28 29

42 41

28 29

42 41

28 29

42 41

28 29

42 41

28 29

TOTAL

72 73

72 73

70 73

70 70

70 70

70 70

70 70

70 70

70 70