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Academic Calendar

This page is where you will find important dates and deadlines for the academic year. The Academic Calendar Committee determines dates that are posted. If there are dates that are missing or if you have questions about the academic calendar please email registrar@southtexasnews.net.

CURRENT CALENDAR

FUTURE CALENDARS

ARCHIVED CALENDARS

Spring 2024

JANUARY 8 – CONFIRMATION DEADLINE

 

All students confirm attendance for the Spring semester.

JANUARY 9 – START SPRING 16-WK & ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION
Classes begin for the 16-week sessions and the online only first 8-week session.

JANUARY 12 – GRADUATE STUDENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Late fees are applied after this date.

JANUARY 15 – MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY HOLIDAY
Campus is closed.

JANUARY 16 – LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES FOR 16-WK SESSION (EXCLUDES ONLINE COURSES)

JANUARY 16 – LAST DAY TO ADD & DROP ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION

JANUARY 24 – CENSUS DAY & LAST DAY TO DROP CLASSES FOR 16-WK SESSION (EXCLUDES ONLINE COURSES)
Census day is the deadline to: drop courses with a 100% refund, change course sections, request courses for no credit, complete Registration Action Forms, withdraw from terms completely with a 100% refund, add or drop waitlists, and authorize a College Opportunity Fund (COF).

JANUARY 25 – TERM BILL DUE DATE
Tuition payment due.

JANUARY 30 & 31 – CAREER DAY
No-Assessment Days.

FEBRUARY 9 – FOUNDER’S DAY
Mines 150th Anniversary!

FEBRUARY 19 & 20 – PRESIDENTS’ DAY BREAK
No-Class Days. Campus is open.

FEBRUARY 22 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the online only first 8-week session.

MARCH 4 – MIDTERM GRADES DUE

MARCH 5 – CLASSES END FOR ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION

MARCH 11 – CLASSES START FOR ONLINE ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION
Classes begin for online only second 8-week session.

MARCH 16-24 – SPRING BREAK

MARCH 18 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR ONLINE ONLY FIRST 8-WK SESSION

MARCH 18 – LAST DAY TO ADD & DROP ONLINE ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION

APRIL 1-5 – PRIORITY REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER & FALL TERMS
Registration times during the week of priority registration are assigned by a student’s class level and last name.

APRIL 12 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR 16-WK SESSION (EXCLUDES ONLINE COURSES)
Last day to withdraw from courses in the 16-week session.

APRIL 12-14 – E DAYS
No Class Days on Friday.  No assessments on Monday, April 15, 2024.

APRIL 25 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR ONLINE ONLY SECOND 8-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses for online only second 8-week session.

APRIL 29-MAY 1 – LAST WEEK OF CLASS
No-Exams.

MAY 1 – CLASSES END FOR 16-WK SESSION

MAY 2 – REVIEW DAY
No-Class Day. Campus Open.

MAY 8 – CLASSES END FOR SECOND ONLINE ONLY 8-WK SESSION

MAY 3-4, MAY 6-8 – FINAL EXAMS

MAY 9 & 10 – COMMENCEMENT
Separate undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

MAY 10 – SEMESTER ENDS

MAY 13 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR ALL 16-WK & SECOND ONLINE ONLY 8-WK SESSIONS

MAY 16 – FINAL GRADES AVAILABLE ON TRANSCRIPT

Summer 2024
 
 
 
 


MAY 13 – START SUMMER 14-WK SESSION & FIRST 6-WK SESSION
Classes begin for the 14-week and first 6-week sessions.

MAY 17 – CENSUS DAY & LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP CLASSES FOR 14-WK SESSION
Census day is the deadline to: add or drop full term (14 week) courses. This is also the deadline to change course sections, request courses for no credit, complete Registration Action Forms, withdraw from terms completely with a 100% refund, add or drop waitlists, and authorize a College Opportunity Fund (COF).

Note: Second 6-week and 8-week summer sessions have their own add/drop deadlines listed on the academic calendar below.

MAY 17 – LAST DAY TO ADD & DROP FIRST 6-WK SESSION 

MAY 21 – TERM BILL DUE DATE
Tuition is due.

MAY 27 – MEMORIAL DAY
Campus closed.

JUNE 7 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR FIRST 6-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the first 6-week session. No refund issued for withdrawing.

JUNE 21 – CLASSES END FOR FIRST 6-WK SESSION

JUNE 24 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR FIRST 6-WK SESSION

JUNE 24 – START SUMMER 8-WK AND SECOND 6-WK SESSION
Classes begin for the 8-week and second 6-week sessions.

JUNE 28 – LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP SECOND 6-WK SESSION
Last day to add or drop courses for the second 6-week session only with a 100% refund.

JULY 1 – LAST DAY TO ADD/DROP 8-WK SESSION
Last day to add and/or drop courses for the 8-week session only with a 100% refund.

JULY 4 – INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY
Campus closed.

JULY 19 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR SECOND 6-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the second 6-week sessions.

AUGUST 2 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR 14-WK & 8-WK SESSION
Last day to withdraw from courses in the 14-week and 8-week sessions.

AUGUST 5 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR SECOND 6-WK SESSION

AUGUST 15 – CLASSES END FOR 8-WK SESSION

AUGUST 16 – CLASSES END FOR 14-WK SESSION

AUGUST 16 – SEMESTER ENDS

AUGUST 19 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR 14-WK SESSION AND 8-WK SESSION

AUGUST 21 – SUMMER GRADES AVAILABLE ON TRANSCRIPT

Fall 2024
 

AUGUST 10 & 11 – FALL CONVOCATIONS

Convocation marks the beginning of a student’s academic career at Mines.

 

All students confirm attendance for the Fall semester.

 

AUGUST 19 – START FALL 16-WK AND ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK CLASSES

Classes begin for the 16-week sessions and first ONLINE-only 8-week sessions.

 

AUGUST 23 – GRADUATE STUDENT REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Late fees are applied after this date.

 

AUGUST 26 – LAST DAY TO ADD CLASSES FOR 16-WK SESSION & FIRST 8-WK SESSIONS

 

 
 

SEPTEMBER 2 – LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

Campus is closed.

 

SEPTEMBER 4 – CENSUS DAY

Census day is the deadline to: drop courses with a 100% refund, change course sections, request courses for no credit, complete Registration Action Forms, withdraw from terms completely with a 100% refund, add or drop waitlists, and authorize a College Opportunity Fund (COF).

 

Tuition due on this date.

 

 

OCTOBER 14 – CLASSES END FOR FIRST ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK SESSION

 

OCTOBER 18 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR FIRST ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK CLASSES
 

 

 
OCTOBER 14 & 15 – FALL BREAK

No-Class Days. Campus is open.

OCTOBER 16 – MIDTERM GRADES DUE

 

 

Classes begin for the second ONLINE-only 8-week sessions.

 

Registration times during the week of priority registration are assigned by a student’s class level and last name.

 

NOVEMBER 15 – LAST COURSE WITHDRAWAL FOR 16-WK SESSION

Last day to withdraw from courses in the 16-week session.

 
 

NOVEMBER 27 – THANKSGIVING BREAK BEGINS

No-Class Day prior to Thanksgiving Break. Campus is open.

 

NOVEMBER 28 & 29 – THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

Campus closed.

 

Last day to withdraw from courses in the second ONLINE 8-week session.

 

DECEMBER 4 – CLASSES END FOR 16-WK SESSION

 

DECEMBER 5 – REVIEW DAY

No-Class Day. No academic activities.

 

DECEMBER 11 – CLASSES END FOR SECOND ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK SESSION

 

DECEMBER 13 – COMMENCEMENT

Separate undergraduate and graduate ceremonies.

 

DECEMBER 13 – SEMESTER ENDS

 

DECEMBER 16 – FINAL GRADES DUE FOR ALL 16-WK SESSION AND SECOND ONLINE-ONLY 8-WK SESSION

KEY ACADEMIC DATES

Spring 2024
Confirmation Deadline

January 8

Martin Luther King Day Holiday – Campus Closed

January 15

Census Day

January 24

Bill Due

January 25

Presidents’ Day – Campus Open

February 19-20

Spring Break

March 16-24

Priority Registration for Summer and Fall Terms

April 1-5

Last Week of Class

April 29 – May 1

Final Exams

May 3-4, May 6-8

Commencement 

May 9 & 10

 

No-Class Days & Holidays
Martin Luther King Day Holiday – Campus closed

January 15, 2024

Presidents’ Day break – No-Class Day, campus open

February 19-20, 2024

Spring break

March 16-24, 2024

E-days – No-Class Days on Friday

April 12-14, 2024

Memorial Day – Campus closed

May 27, 2024

Independence Day holiday – Campus closed

July 4, 2024

Labor Day – Campus closed

September 2, 2024

Fall Break – No-Class day, campus open

October 14-15, 2024

Thanksgiving holiday – No-Class Day, campus open

November 27, 2024

Thanksgiving Holiday – Campus closed

November 28-29, 2024