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This calendar includes 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 4, November 23-24, December 25-29, 2006; January 1, January 15, April 6, May 28 and July 4, 2007.

Fall Term 2006

  • March 27 - April 13: Monday - Thursday, Enrollment Fall 2006 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 13, Sunday:  Residence halls officially open.
    August 16, Wednesday:  Opening Convocation, McFarlin Auditorium.
    August 17, Thursday:  First day of classes.
    August 23, Wednesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing.  Last day to file for graduation in December.
    September 1, Friday:  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.
    September 4, Monday: University Holiday - Labor Day
    September 15 - 17: Friday-Sunday:  Family Weekend
    October 5, Thursday:  Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their major for November enrollment.
    October 9-10, Monday-Tuesday: Fall Break.
    October 30-11/17, Monday-Friday: Enrollment Spring 2007 Continuing Students for all undergraduates and graduate Dedman and Meadows. 
    November 1, Wednesday: Last day to drop a course. 
    November 7, Tuesday: Last day for December graduation candidates to change grades of incomplete. 
    November 10 - 12: Friday-Sunday: Homecoming
    November 15, Wednesday: Students should file for May graduation.  Last day to file is January 22. 
    November 17, Friday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
    November 22, Wednesday: No classes
    November 23-24, Thursday, Friday: University Holidays -- Thanksgiving
    November 27-11/30, Monday-Thursday: No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers. 
    November 28, Tuesday: Last day for oral/written examinations for December graduate degree candidates. 
    November 30, Thursday:  Last day of instruction - Follows Monday class schedule
    December 1-2, Friday Saturday: Reading days - No Classes.
    December 4-9, Monday-Saturday:  Examinations (no examinations scheduled for Sunday)
    December 9, Saturday, Official close of term and date for conferral of degrees.  Graduation ceremony for December graduates.
    December 10, Sunday: Residence halls officially close.
    December 25-29, Monday - Friday: University Holidays - Christmas/Winter Break

January Inter-term 2007

Note: Some areas of instruction offer selected courses during the January Inter-term, December 11 - January 15.

Spring Term 2007

  • October 30- November 17: Enrollment Spring 2007 Continuing Students: all undergraduates; graduate Dedman & Meadows.
  • January 1, Monday: University Holiday New Year's Day
    January 8, Monday: Residence halls officially open.
    January -  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
    January 15, Monday:  University Holiday Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
    January 16, Tuesday:  First day of classes. 
    January 22, Monday:  Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing.  Last day to file for May graduation.
    January 31, Wednesday: 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.
    March 12-17, Monday-Saturday: Spring Break
    March 26, Monday:  Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their major for April enrollment.
    March 26-4/13, Monday-Friday: Summer 2007 and Fall 2007 Continuing Student Enrollment for all undergraduates and graduate Dedman and Meadows.
    April 4, Wednesday:  Last day to drop a course. 
    April 6, Friday:  University Holiday Good Friday.
    April 9, Monday:  Last Day for May graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
    April 23, Monday:  Students should file for August or December graduation.  Last day to file for August is June 5.  Last day to file for December is the last day to enroll for Fall 2007.
    April 23, Monday:  Last day to withdraw from the University
    April 26-5/1, Thursday-Tuesday: No final examination or unscheduled tests and papers.
    April 27, Friday: Last day for oral/written examinations for graduate students who are May degree candidates.
    May 1, Tuesday: Last day of instruction. Follows Friday Class Schedule
    May 2-3, Wednesday-Thursday: Reading Days No Classes.
    May 4-10, Friday-Thursday: Examinations (no examination scheduled for Sunday)
    May 11, Friday: Residence halls officially close for non-graduating students.
    May 18, Friday: Baccalaureate
    May 19, Saturday: Commencement
    May 28, Monday: University Holiday- Memorial Day.

May Term 2007

  • May 11, Friday:  SMU-in-Taos:  May Term Arrival and First Day of Classes, 2-6 p.m.
    May 14, 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.
    May 28, Monday:  SMU-in-Taos:  May Term Examinations
    May 29, Tuesday:  SMU-in-Taos:  May Term Departure

Summer Term 2007

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 31, Thursday: First day of Combined Summer Session classes.
    June 5, Tuesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing for Combined Session course. Last day to file for August graduation.
    June 11, Monday: Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First-Year Repeated Course grading options for a Combined Session course.
    June 16, Saturday: Additional class day for M/W/F and M/W classes.
    July 4, Wednesday: University Holiday - Independence Day
    July 16, Monday: Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
    July 23, Monday:  Last day to drop a Combined Summer Session course.
    July 27, Friday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
    July 28, Saturday: Additional class day for M/W/F, M/W, and T/TH classes.
    August 1, Wednesday: Last day of Combined Summer Session instructions and examinations.  Official close of the term and date for conferral of degrees.

First Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday - Friday.

  • May 31, Thursday: First day of First Session Classes.
    June 1, Friday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record or tuition billing for First Session courses.
    June 5, Tuesday: 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.
    June 22, Friday: Last day to drop a First Session course.
    June 25, Monday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
    June 29, Friday: Last day of First Session instruction and examinations.

TAOS Summer I Session

  • June 1, Friday: SMU-in-Taos:  Summer I Arrival and First Day of Classes, 2-6 PM
    June 1, 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.
    June 22, Friday:  SMU-in-Taos:  Summer I Examinations
    June 27, Wednesday: SMU-in-Taos: Summer I Departure. 

     

Second Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday - Friday

  • July 2, Monday: First day of Second Session classes. 
    July 3, Tuesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop without grade record or tuition billing for Second Session courses.
    July 4, Wednesday: University Holiday Independence Day
    July 6, Friday: Last day to declare Pass/Fail, No Credit or First-Year Repeated Course grading options for a Second Session course.
    July 12, Thursday:  Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
    July 24, Tuesday: Last day to drop a Second Session course.
    July 26, Thursday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
    August 1, Wednesday: Last day of Second Session instruction and examinations.  Last day for Combined Session Official close of the term and date for conferral of degrees.

August Term 2007

  • July 27, Friday:  SMU-in-Taos:  August Term Arrival and First Day of Classes, 2-6 PM
    July 28, 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 13, Monday: SMU-in-Taos:  August Term Examinations
    August 14, Tuesday: SMU-in-Taos:  August Term Departure
     

Major Religious Holidays August 2006-August 2007

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, 2006
Ash Wednesday: February 21, 2007
Good Friday: April 6, 2007
Easter Sunday: April 8, 2007
Easter Sunday (Orthodox)

Hindu

Janmashtami: August 16, 2006
Diwali: October 2, 2006
Dassera: October 21, 2006

Jewish

All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.

Rosh Hashanah: September 23, 2006
Yom Kippur: October 2, 2006
Sukkot: October 7, 2006
Hanukkah: December 16, 2006
Pesach (Passover): April 3, 2007
Shavout: May 23, 2007

Muslim

Ramadan: September 24, 2006
Eid-Al-Fitr: October 24, 2006
Eid Al-Adha: December 31,2006
Islamic New Year: January 20, 2007
Ashura: January 29, 2007
Mawlid al-Nabi: March 31,2007