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Academic Calendar

Class start and end dates, tuition due dates, add/drop/withdrawal dates, and final exam schedules are published in the Parkland class schedule, on my.parkland student portal. 


Summer Session 2016

Instruction begins May 16, June 13, and July 11 and ends no later than August 4
  • March 28–April 3:  Registration for continuing students
  • April 4:  Open registration begins
  • July 21:  Deadline for summer graduation application
  • Campus holidays and closures
    May 30:  Memorial Day (college closed)
    July 4:  Independence Day (college closed)
    Fridays, June 17–August 5:  College offices closed
 
Fall Semester 2016
  • Registration for continuing students:  April 4–10  
  • Open registration begins:  April 11  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 22:  August 18 
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 22 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 12:  September 8  
  • 13-week classes begin:  September 12 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 17:  October 13 
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  October 17
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation:  November 8  
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  December 2
  • Last day of instruction:  December 9 
  • Final examinations:  December 12 - 16
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  December 19
  • Campus holidays and closures
    August 15:  Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 am)
    September 5:  Labor Day (college closed)
    November 23–27:  Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm on November 23; college closed)
    December 23–January 2: Winter break (college closed)

Spring Semester 2017

  • Registration for continuing students:  October 31–November 6
  • Open registration begins:  November 7: 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 16:  January 12: 
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin:  January 17: 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 6:  February 2: 
  • 13-week classes begin:  February 6: 
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 7: 
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 13:  March 9 
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  March 13: 
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 10: 
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  May 5:
  • Last day of instruction:  May 11: 
  • Final examinations:  May 15 - 19: 
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  May 22:
  • Commencement:  May 19: 
  • Campus holidays and closures
    January 16:  Martin Luther King Jr Day (college closed)
    February 23  Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    March 18–26:  Spring vacation
    March 24:  Spring holiday (college closed)
    May 12:  Study day (no classes)


Tentative 2017–2018 Academic Calendar
 
Summer Session 2017
Instruction begins May 22, June 19, and July 17 and ends no later than August 10
  • Registration for continuing students:  March 27–April 2
  • Open registration begins:  April 3 
  • Deadline for summer graduation application:  July 20   
  • Campus holidays and closures
    May 29:  Memorial Day (college closed)
    July 4:  Independence Day (college closed)
    Fridays, June 23–August 11:  College offices closed
Fall Semester 2017
  • Registration for continuing students:  April 3–9 
  • Open registration begins:  April 10  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 21:  August 17  
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin:  August 21  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 11:  September 7  
  • 13-week classes begin:  September 11   
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 16:  October 12  
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  October 16   
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation:  November 10  
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  December 1 
  • Last day of instruction:  December 8 
  • Final examinations:  December 11 - 15  
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  December 18
  • Campus holidays and closures
    August 14:  Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 am)
    September 4:  Labor Day (college closed)
    November 22–26  Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 pm on November 22; college closed)
    December 22–January 1 Winter break (college closed)
Spring Semester 2018
  • Registration for continuing students:  October 30–November 5  
  • Open registration begins:  November 6  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 15:  January 11  
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin:  January 16  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 5:  February 1  
  • 13-week classes begin:  February 5 
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement:  March 6  
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 12:  March 8 
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin:  March 12  
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement:  April 6  
  • Last day to withdraw from classes:  May 4 
  • Last day of instruction:  May 10 
  • Final examinations:  May 14 –18
  • Commencement:  May 18
  • Grades due by 11:59 p.m.:  May 21 
  • Campus holidays and closures
    January 15:  Martin Luther King Jr Day (college closed)
    February 22  Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes)
    March 17 – 25:  Spring vacation
    March 23:  Spring holiday (college closed)
    May 11:  Study day (no classes)
 

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