Academic calendars

The Academic Calendar includes deadlines, holidays and other important dates for the college's current and upcoming semesters.

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Fall 2016

16-Week Regular Session (August 22 - December 16)

March 14 – March 20
Priority registration for returning students for fall classes

March 21 – August 21
Registration for fall classes

July 1
Fall tuition payments accepted

July 21
Tuition due to hold Fall 2016 classes, if registered between March 14 and July 20.

August 4
Tuition due for Fall 2016. After this date, tuition is due by 5 p.m. on the day of registration.

August 16
Faculty report

August 22
Classes begin

August 29
Last day to add or change classes for a 16-week course

September 5
Labor Day (college closed)

September 7
Last day to drop 16-week course and receive a tuition refund

October 1
Fall 2016 Graduation Application Deadline
(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

October 18
Faculty Professional Development Day (no classes)

October 27
Last day to withdraw from a 16-week course without academic penalty (see note)

October 31 – November 6
Priority registration for returning students for spring classes

November 7 – January 9
Registration for spring classes

November 23
College closes at noon (Non-instruction day-no classes)

November 24, 25, 26
Thanksgiving holiday (college closed)

December 15
Tuition due for Spring 2017

December 16
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

December 19
Graduation

December 23 – January 2**
Holiday Break (college closed)

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

** Christmas 2016 falls on a Sunday and will be observed on Monday, December 26, 2016

   New Year’s Day 2017 falls on a Sunday and will be observed on Monday, January 2, 2017

(updated November 17, 2016)

12-Week Session (September 12 - December 9)

March 14 – March 20
Priority registration for returning students for fall classes

March 21 – September 11
Registration for fall classes

July 1
Fall tuition payments accepted

July 21
Tuition due to hold Fall 2016 classes, if registered between March 14 and July 20.

August 4
Tuition due for Fall 2016. After this date, tuition is due by 5 p.m. on the day of registration.

September 12
Classes begin

September 16
Last day to add or change classes for a 12-week course

September 26
Last day to drop 12-week course and receive a tuition refund

October 1
Fall 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

October 18
Faculty Professional Development Day (no classes)

October 31
Last day to withdraw from a 12-week course without academic penalty (see note) 

November 23
College closes at noon (Non-instruction day-no classes)

November 24, 25, 26
Thanksgiving holiday (college closed)

December 9
Last day of instruction (includes examinations)

 

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

(updated May 10, 2016)

First 8-Week Session (August 22 - October 17)

March 14 – March 20
Priority registration for returning students for fall classes

March 21 – August 21
Registration for fall classes

July 1
Fall tuition payments accepted

July 21
Tuition due to hold Fall 2016 classes, if registered between March 14 and July 20.

August 4
Tuition due for Fall 2016. After this date, tuition is due by 5 p.m. on the day of registration.

August 22
Classes begin

August 24
Last day to add or change classes for a 8-week course

August 30
Last day to drop 8-week course and receive a tuition refund

September 5
Labor Day (college closed)

September 26
Last day to withdraw from a 8-week course without academic penalty (see note)

October 1
Fall 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

October 17
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

 

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

(updated April 7, 2016)

Second 8-Week Session (October 19 - December 16)

March 14 – March 20
Priority registration for returning students for fall classes

March 21 – October 18
Registration for fall classes

July 1
Fall tuition payments accepted

July 21
Tuition due to hold Fall 2016 classes, if registered between March 14 and July 20.

August 4
Tuition due for Fall 2016. After this date, tuition is due by 5 p.m. on the day of registration.

October 1
Fall 2016 Graduation Application Deadline

(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

October 18
Faculty Professional Development Day (no classes)

October 19
Classes begin

October 21
Last day to add or change classes for a 8-week course

October 26
Last day to drop 8-week course and receive a tuition refund 

November 21
Last day to withdraw from a second 8-week course without academic penalty (see note) 

November 23
College closes at noon (Non-instruction day-no classes)

November 24, 25, 26
Thanksgiving holiday (college closed)

December 16
Last day of instruction (includes examinations)

December 19
Graduation

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

(updated April 7, 2016)

Spring 2017

16-Week Regular Session (January 9 - May 8)

October 31 – November 6
Priority registration for returning students

November 7 – January 8
Registration for spring classes

December 15
Tuition due for Spring 2017

January 9
Classes begin

January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed)

January 17
Last day to add or change a class from the 16-week session

January 25
Last day to drop a class from the 16-week session and receive a tuition refund

January 31
Spring 2017 Graduation Application Deadline
(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

March 5 - 12
Spring Break (no classes-college open)

March 13 – 19
Priority registration for returning students for summer and fall classes

March 20 – May 21
Registration for summer classes

March 20 – August 21
Registration for fall classes

March 24
Last day to withdraw from a class in the 16-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

May 4
Tuition Due for summer 2017

May 8
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

May 10 and May 11
Learning Institute

May 13
Graduation

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

12-Week Session (February 6 - May 5)

October 31 – November 6
Priority registration for returning students for spring classes

November 7 – February 5
Registration for spring classes

December 15
Tuition due for Spring 2017

February 6
Classes begin

February 10
Last day to add or change a class from the 12-week session

February 17
Last day to drop a class from the 12-week session and receive a tuition refund

March 5 -12
Spring Break (no classes – college open)

April 3
Last day to withdraw from a class in the 12-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

May 5
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

May 10 & 11
Learning Institute

May 13
Graduation

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

First 8-Week Session (January 9 - March 6)

October 31 – November 6
Priority registration for returning students for spring classes

November 7 – January 8
Registration for spring classes

December 15
Tuition due for Spring 2017

January 9
Classes begin

January 11
Last day to add or change a class from the first 8-week session

January 16
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed)

January 17
Last day to drop a class from the first 8-week session and receive a tuition refund

January 31
Spring 2017 Graduation Application Deadline
(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

February 13
Last day to withdraw from a class in the first 8-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

March 5 – 12
Spring Break (no classes – college open)

March 6
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

Second 8-Week Session (March 13 - May 5)

October 31 – November 6
Priority registration for returning students for spring classes

November 7 – March 12
Registration for spring classes

December 15
Tuition due for Spring 2017

March 13
Classes begin

March 15
Last day to add or change a class from the second 8-week session

March 20
Last day to drop a class from the second 8-week session and receive a tuition refund

April 13
Last day to withdraw from a class in the second 8-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

May 5
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

May 10 & 11
Learning Institute

May 13
Graduation

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

Summer 2017

10-Week Session (May 22 - August 1)

March 13 – March 19
Priority registration for returning students for summer and fall classes

March 20 – May 21
Registration for summer classes

March 20 – August 20
Registration for fall classes

May 4
Tuition due for Summer 2017

May 22
Classes begin

May 25
Last day to add or change a class from the 10-week session

May 29
Memorial Day (college closed)

June 1
Summer 2017 Graduation Application Deadline
(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

June 1
Last day to drop a class from the 10-week session and receive a tuition refund

July 3
Last day to withdraw from a class in the 10-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

July 4
Independence Day (college closed)

August 1
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

August 3
Tuition due for Fall 2017

Tuesday, August 1 is the make-up day for Tuesday, July 4, and represents the final Tuesday of the Summer 10-week session.

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

First 6-Week Session (May 22 - July 3)

March 13 – March 19
Priority registration for returning students for summer and fall classes

March 20 – May 21
Registration for summer classes

March 20 – August 20
Registration for fall classes

May 4
Tuition due for Summer 2017

May 22
Classes begin

May 24
Last day to add or change a class from the first 6-week session

May 29
Memorial Day (college closed)

May 30
Last day to drop a class from the first 6-week session and receive a tuition refund

June 1
Summer 2017 Graduation Application Deadline
(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

June 16
Last day to withdraw from a class in the first 6-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

July 3
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

Second 6-Week Session (July 5 - August 15)

March 13 – March 19
Priority registration for returning students for summer and fall classes

March 20 – July 4
Registration for summer classes

March 20 – August 20
Registration for fall classes

May 4
Tuition Due for Summer 2017

July 5
Classes begin

July 7
Last day to add or change a class from the second 6-week session

July 10
Last day to drop a class from the second 6-week session and receive a tuition refund

July 31
Last day to withdraw from a class in the second 6-week session without academic penalty (See Note)

August 15
Last day of instruction (including examinations)

Note: Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

Calendars from previous academic terms:

Enrollment Services Offices

Chesapeake Campus

Pass Building, Room 175
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5117

Norfolk Campus

Andrews Building, Room 1120
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1205, -1210, or -1235

Portsmouth Campus

Building A, Room A130
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2192 or -2193

Virginia Beach Campus

Building B (Bayside), Room B105
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7101