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, Perkins School of Theology, Dedman School of Law, and the Department of Dispute Resolution and Counseling within the Simmons School of Education and Human Development have different calendars.

Offices of the University will be closed on September 2, 2013; November 28-29, 2013; December 24, 2013-January 1, 2014; January 20, 2014; April 18, 2014; May 26, 2014; July 4, 2014.

Fall Term 2013

  • April 8 - April 26, Monday - Friday: Enrollment for Fall 2013 Continuing Students for all undergraduates and for graduates in Dedman, Lyle, & 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. For more information, students should contact New Student Programs, Student Life Office, 214-768-4560,www.smu.edu/newstudent.
  • August 24, Saturday: Residence halls officially open.
  • August 25, Sunday: Opening Convocation, McFarlin Auditorium.
  • August 26, Monday: First day of classes.
  • August 30, Friday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record. Last day to file for graduation in December.
  • September 2, Monday: University Holiday - Labor Day.
  • September 11, Wednesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options. Last day to request an excused absence for the observance of a religious holiday.
  • October 1, Tuesday: Early intervention grades due for first-year undergraduate students.
  • October 4-5, Friday-Saturday: Family Weekend
  • October 9, Wednesday: Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their majors before November enrollment.
  • October 14-15, Monday-Tuesday: Fall Break
  • October 25-26, Friday-Saturday: Homecoming
  • October 27, Sunday: Mid-Term grades due for first-year and sophomore students.
  • November 4, Monday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.
  • November 4 - 22, Monday-Friday: Enrollment for Spring 2014 Continuing Students for all undergraduates and for graduates in Dedman and Meadows.
  • November 8, Friday: Last day to drop a course.
  • November 14, Thursday: Last day for December graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • November 22, Friday: Students should file for May graduation. The last day to file is January 25, 2014.
  • November 26, Tuesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • November 27, Wednesday: “No Class” day.
  • November 28-29, Thursday- Friday: University Holiday - Thanksgiving.
  • December 4-9, Wednesday-Monday: No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers.
  • December 5, Thursday: Last day for oral/written examinations for December graduate degree candidates.
  • December 9, Monday: Last day of instruction.
  • December 10-11, Tuesday-Wednesday: Reading Days
  • December 12-18, Thursday-Wednesday: Examinations (No examinations scheduled for Sunday).
  • December 19, Thursday: Residence halls close at 10:00 a.m. for Winter Break. (December graduates contact RLSH).
  • December 21, Saturday: Official close of term and date for conferral of degrees. December Commencement Convocation.
  • December 24-January 1, Tuesday-Wednesday: University offices closed.
    December 25, Wednesday: University Holiday - Christmas

January Interterm 2014

  • January 1, Wednesday: University Holiday - New Year's Day

Note: Some areas of instruction offer selected courses during the January Inter-term, December 19 - January 15.

J Term in Plano

  • January 6, Monday: First day of classes.
  • January 7, Tuesday: Last day to declare/pass fail.
  • January 14, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the university.
  • January 15, Wednesday: Last class including exam.

J Term at Taos

  • January 2, Thursday: Wellness student travel/arrival.
  • January 5, Sunday: Regular session travel/arrival.
  • January 6, Monday: First day of classes.
  • January 15, Wednesday: Last day of class. Examinations
  • January 16, Thursday: Departure of students.

Spring Term 2014

  • November 4-January 24, Monday-Friday: Enrollment Spring 2014 Continuing Students for all undergraduates and graduate Dedman and Meadows.
  • January 12, Sunday: 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. For more information, students should contact New Student Programs, Student Life Office, 214-768-4560, www.smu.edu/newstudent.
  • January 1, Wednesday: University holiday - New Year's Day
  • January 17, Friday: First day of classes.
  • January 20, Monday: University Holiday - Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • January 24, Friday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record. Last day to file for May graduation.
  • February 4, Tuesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first- year repeated course grading options. Also, last day to request an excused absence for the observance of a religious holiday.
  • February 24, Monday: Early Intervention grades due for first-year undergraduate students.
  • March 8-16, Saturday-Sunday: Spring Break.
  • March 26, Wednesday: Mid-Term grades due for first-year and sophomore students.
  • April 1, Friday: 60% point of the term that federal financial aid has been earned if a student officially withdraws from SMU; prior to this date a partial calculated return to federal programs will be required.
  • April 2, Wednesday: Last day for continuing undergraduate students to change their majors before April enrollment.
  • April 7-25, Monday-Friday: Enrollment Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 Continuing Students for all undergraduates and for graduates in Dedman and Meadows.
  • April 8, Tuesday: Last day to drop a course.
  • April 10, Thursday: Last Day for May graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • April 17, Thursday: Students should file for August or December graduation. Last day to file for August graduation is June 5. Last day to file for December graduation is the last day to enroll for Fall 2014.
  • April 18, Friday: University Holiday - Good Friday
  • April 20, Sunday: Easter Sunday.
  • April 21, Monday: Honors Convocation, 5:30 p.m.
  • April 25, Friday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • April 30 - May 5, Wednesday-Monday: No final examinations or unscheduled tests and papers.
  • May 1, Thursday: Last day for oral/written examinations for graduate students who are May degree candidates.
  • May 5, Monday: Last day of instruction.
  • May 6, Tuesday: Reading Day.
  • May 7-13, Wednesday -Tuesday: Examinations (No examinations scheduled for Sunday).
  • May 14, Wednesday: Residence halls officially close for non-graduating students.
  • May 16, Friday: Baccalaureate.
  • May 17, Saturday: Commencement.
  • May 18, Sunday: Residence halls officially close for graduating seniors.

Campus May Term 2014

Classes meet four hours per day, Monday through Friday.

  • May 15, Thursday: First day of classes.
  • May 16, Friday: Last day to add/enroll and to declare pass/fail/no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • May 26, Monday: University holiday - Memorial Day.
  • May 27, Tuesday: Last day to drop/withdraw from the university.
  • May 30, Friday: Last day of classes.
  • June 5, Thursday: Last day to file for August graduation*

    *NOTE - If you are planning to complete your degree requirements during the May Term, then you should complete an Application for Candidacy to Graduate (via the Student Center) for August degree conferral. Contact your academic degree counselor for specific information.

Taos May Term 2014

NOTE: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos. Permission of SMU-in-Taos program required for all enrollments.

  • May 14, Wednesday: May Term Travel Day and Arrival of students, 2-6 p.m.
  • May 15, Thursday: First Day of Classes.
  • May 30, Friday: May Term Examinations
  • May 31, Saturday: Departure of May term students.

Summer Term 2014

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

Full 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, Monday: University Holiday - Memorial Day.
  • June 2, Monday: First day of classes.
  • June 5, Thursday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record. Last day to file for August graduation.
  • June 11, Wednesday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • July 4, Friday: University Holiday - Independence Day.
  • July 17, Thursday: Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • July 24, Thursday: Last day to drop a course.
  • July 30, Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • August 4, Monday: Follows a Friday schedule.
  • August 5, Tuesday: Last day of 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 26, Monday: University Holiday - Memorial Day.
  • June 2, Monday: First day of classes.
  • June 3, Tuesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop courses without grade record.
  • June 5, Thursday: Last day to declare pass/fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options. Last day to file for August Graduation.
  • June 24, Tuesday: Last day to drop a course.
  • June 25, Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • July 1, Tuesday: Last day of instruction and examinations.

Taos Summer I Session

NOTE: The following dates are applicable only for SMU-in-Taos

  • June 4, Wednesday: Arrival of students.
  • June 5, Thursday: First Day of Classes.
  • June 6, Friday: Last day to enroll, add courses and drop courses without grade record. Permission of Taos Program required for all enrollments.
  • July 2, Wednesday: Examinations.
  • July 3, Thursday: Departure of students.

Mini-June in Taos

NOTE: Taos will be having a June Mini-Term within the Taos Summer I Session. For more information, please see the Taos website http://www.smu.edu/taos

Second Session

Classes meet two hours a day, Monday - Friday

  • June 5, Thursday: Last day to file for August Graduation.
  • July 4, Friday: University Holiday - Independence Day.
  • July 7, Monday: First day of classes.
  • July 8, Tuesday: Last day to enroll, add courses or drop without grade record.
  • July 10, Thursday: Last day to declare Pass/Fail, no credit or first-year repeated course grading options.
  • July 16, Wednesday: Last day for August graduation candidates to change grades of Incomplete.
  • July 28, Monday: Last day to drop a course.
  • July 30, Wednesday: Last day to withdraw from the University.
  • August 5, Tuesday: Last day of instruction and examinations. Official close of the term and conferral date.

Taos August Term 2014

  • August 5, Tuesday: Arrival of students.
  • August 6, Wednesday: First day of classes
  • August 7, Thursday: Last day to enroll, add courses and drop courses without grade record. Permission of Taos program required for all enrollments
  • August 21, Thursday: Examinations.
  • August 22, Friday: Departure of students.

Major Religious Holidays

August 2013-August 2014

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, 2013
Good Friday April 18, 2014
Easter Sunday April 20, 2014
Easter Sunday (Orthodox) April 20, 2014

Hindu

Janmashtami August 28, 2013
Dasera October 14, 2013
Diwali November 3, 2013

Jewish*

*All holidays begin at sundown before the first day noted and conclude at sundown on the day(s) noted.
Rosh Hashanah September 5-6, 2013
Yom Kippur September 14, 2013
Sukkot September 19-20, 2013
Hanukkah November 28 - December 5, 2013
Pesach (Passover) April 15-16, 2014
Shavuot June 4-5, 2014

Muslim

Eid al Adha October 15, 2013
Islamic New Year November 4, 2013
Ashura November 14, 2013
Mawlid an Nabi January 13, 2014
Ramadan June 28 - July 28, 2014
Eid al Fitr July 28, 2014