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    Bridgewater State University
   
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Academic Calendar


The regular academic year consists of two semesters (fall and spring) of approximately 15 weeks each. The university also holds two summer sessions of approximately five weeks each.

Fall Semester - 2017

September

  6 (Wednesday) Fall classes begin

October

  9 (Monday) Columbus Day - no classes
  24 (Tuesday) First quarter ends
  25 (Wednesday) Second quarter begins

November

  8 (Wednesday) Friday class schedule (Wednesday classes will not meet on 11/8)
  10 (Friday) Veterans’ Day - no classes
  22 (Wednesday) Thanksgiving recess begins at the close of day classes. Evening classes will not be held.
  27 (Monday) Classes resume

December

  12 (Tuesday) Tuesday evening class final exam
  13 (Wednesday) Fall semester day classes end
  14 (Thursday) Reading Day (day classes only); Thursday evening class final exam
  15 (Friday) Day class final exam period begins
  18 (Monday) Monday evening class final exam
  20 (Wednesday) Wednesday evening class final exam
  21 (Thursday) Day class final examinations end
 
Note: Final examinations must be administered as scheduled, unless the appropriate College Dean has granted an exemption. Final grades are due by Wednesday, December 27.

Spring Semester - 2018

January

  15 (Monday) Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
  17 (Wednesday) Spring classes begin

February

  19 (Monday) Presidents’ Day - no classes
  21 (Wednesday) Monday schedule of classes (Wednesday classes will not meet on 2/21)

March

  5 (Monday) Spring break begins
  9 (Friday) Spring break ends
  12 (Monday) Classes resume
  13 (Tuesday) Third quarter ends
  14 (Wednesday) Fourth quarter begins

April

  16 (Monday) Patriots’ Day - no classes
  26 (Thursday) Thursday evening class final exam
  30 (Monday) Spring semester day classes end

May

  1 (Tuesday) Reading Day (Day classes only); Tuesday evening class final exam
  2 (Wednesday) Day class final exam period begins; Wednesday evening class final exam
  7 (Monday) Monday evening class final exam
  8 (Tuesday) Day class final examinations end
    TBD Spring Graduate Commencement
  12 (Saturday) Spring Undergraduate Commencement
 
Note: Final examinations must be administered as scheduled, unless the appropriate College Dean has granted an exemption. Final grades are due by Friday, May 11.

Summer Sessions - 2018

May

  21 (Monday) Summer Session I classes begin
  28 (Monday) Memorial Day (observed) - no classes

June

  25 (Monday) Summer Session I classes end

July

   9 (Monday) Summer Session II classes begin

August

   10 (Friday) Summer Session II classes end
       
       

Note: Summer final examinations will be given on the last scheduled meeting of the class. Final examinations must be administered as scheduled, unless the appropriate College Dean has granted an exemption. Final grades for Summer I are due by Thursday, June 28. Final grades for Summer II are due by Wednesday, August 15.