Academic Calendar

The primary purpose of the Academic Calendar is to serve as an information source and planning document for faculty, staff, departments and students. The academic calendar is set based on Fisk University approved guidelines. The academic calendar adheres to the University Policy of legislated contractual days of instruction.  Mandated dates in the academic calendar include the following: term start and end dates, breaks, registration, study days, final exam period, and commencement. 

  1. Spring 2019

  2. Summer I 2019

  3. Summer II 2019

  4. Fall 2019

Spring 2019 Calendar

Day DateDescription
TuesJan-1New Year’s Day; University Closed for students, faculty, staff and administrators
WedJan-2Spring 2019 Payment Due
WedJan-2University Opens; Faculty and Staff Return to Campus
WedJan-2Students Arrive; Living-Learning Centers open at 9:00 a.m.; New Student and Parent Orientation
WedJan-2Spanish and Math Placement tests; Computer Science Proficiency test for New Students; Advising and Registration (1:30pm to 5:00pm)
ThuJan-3Spring Semester Classes Begin; Last day for Spring Semester Registration
ThuJan-10Attendance Verification Due in CAMS by 9:00pm
ThuJan-10Last day for Registration & to ADD/DROP courses without transcript designation & without financial impact
ThuJan-10Last day to Drop with refund
ThuJan-17Attendance Verification Due in CAMS by 9:00pm
FriJan-18Go "Official" (Bursar function)
FriJan-18Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation – 10:00am-12:00pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; Classes as usual at all other hours
MonJan-21Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; University Closed for students, faculty, staff and administrators
TuesJan-22University Census Date (Registrar function)
TuesJan-22University Assessment Day
FriFeb-8Last day to Drop Courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) Mark; Attendance Verification Due in CAMS by 5:00pm
Mon-FriFeb 11 - 15Mid-Semester Evaluations
MonFeb-18Faculty submit Summer I 2019 and Summer II 2019 Course Offerings to Provost
TueFeb-19Last day for Faculty to submit Mid-term Grades via CAMS; Grades due by 12:00 noon
ThuFeb-28Annual Pierson Lecture – 7:00pm - Appleton Room of Jubilee Hall
FriFeb 22 - Mar 22Faculty Advisors to meet with all Junior students to conduct Junior Audits
MonFeb-25Last day for Faculty to submit changes to Summer I 2019 and Summer II 2019 Course Offerings to Provost
MonFeb-25Summer Financial Aid Application Start Date
FriMar-1Last day for Faculty to submit changes to Fall 2019 Course Offerings to Provost
Mon-FriMar 4 - 8Spring Recess; University Closed for students, faculty, staff and administrators
MonMar-11Classes Resume
TuesMar-12Business Hold placed on student accounts with balances and/or delinquent payment plan payments
Wed-ThuMar 20-21Financial, Academic and Housing One Stop Workshop
MonMar-25Last day to submit Junior Audits to the University Registrar; Deadline for Application for Study Abroad for Fall 2019
Mon-FriMar 25 - Apr 12Registration for Summer I 2019 and Summer II 2019
MonApr-1Graduation Fee Due
Mon-TuesApr 1-2Attendance Verification and Grades Submission via CAMS by 9:00pm
Wed-ThuApr 3 - 421st Annual Fisk Research Symposium
ThuApr-4Honors Convocation – 1:00pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel
Sun-MonApr 7 - 8The Rise of the Talented Tenth Yield Program (Admissions function)
SunApr 7 - 1490th Annual Spring Arts Festival
TueApr-9Last day to Drop Course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
MonApr-15Payment Plan $50 Late Fee Assessed
MonApr-15Final Payment Due for Graduating Students (Students cannot participate in graduation ceremony with a balance)
Mon-FriApr 15 - Jun 14Registration for Fall Term 2019
WedApr-17Last day to Officially Withdraw from the University
ThuApr-18Final Examinations Preparation Day
FriApr-19Good Friday; University Closed for students, faculty, staff and administrators
Mon-FriApr 22 - Apr 26Final Examinations Period for all Registered Students (Seniors - April 22-24)
ThuApr-25Grades for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students due in CAMS by 12 noon
FriApr-26Spring Semester Classes End; Last day to submit work for completion of “I” (Incomplete) mark from previous semester
FriApr-26Last day for students to file an Application for Degree for August Graduation Date; Living-Learning Centers close at 12:00 noon
FriApr-26Last day for faculty to submit final grades for Non-Seniors via CAMS by 12:00 noon
MonApr-29Summer I 2019 Classes Begin
FriMay-3Graduate Students Hooding Ceremony & Reception (Location & time TBA)
Fri-MonMay 3 - May 6145th Commencement/Reunion Weekend
SunMay-5Baccalaureate Service – 10:00am – Fisk Memorial Chapel
MonMay-6Commencement – 10:00am - Mt. Zion Church (tentative)
MonMay-6Last Day of Spring Semester; Last Official Day for Faculty

Summer Term I 2019

DayDateDescription
Mon-FriMar 25- Apr 12Registration for Summer Terms I and II
Mon-FriApr 22 - 26Special Registration for Summer Term I
FriApr-26Summer I Payment Due
SatApr-27Summer students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00am
MonApr-29Summer Term I classes begin
MonMay-6Commencement; No Classes
TuesMay-7Last day to add/drop courses for Summer term I
ThuMay-9Attendance verification due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriMay-10Go "Official" (Bursar function)
FriMay-10University Census Date (Registrar function)
Mon-FriMay 13-17Mid Semester Evaluations
WedMay-15Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
FriMay-17Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS
TuesMay-21Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)
Wed-FriMay 22 - 24Final Examinations
FriMay-24Summer Term I classes end; Living-Learning Centers close at 5:00pm
MonMay-27Memorial Day; University Closed for students, faculty, staff and administrators
TuesMay-28Last day for faculty to submit Summer Term I grades via CAMS - Grades due at 12:00 noon
FriMay-31Last day to complete and submit all requirements for August 2019 graduation

Summer Term II 2019

DayDateDescription
Mon-FriMar 25- Apr 12Registration for Summer Term II
Tues-FriMay 7 - 10Special Registration for Summer Term II
SatMay-25Summer Term II Payment Due
SatMay-25Summer students arrive; Residence Halls open at 9:00am
MonMay-27Memorial Day; University Closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
TuesMay-28Summer Term II classes begin
TuesJun-4Last day to add/drop courses for Summer Term II
WedJun-5Attendance Verification due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
Mon Jun-10Go "Official" (Bursar function)
MonJun-10University Census Date (Registrar function)
WedJun-12Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark
Mon-ThuJun 17 - 20Mid-Term Evaluations
FriJun-21Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS
FriJun-28Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)
ThuJul-4Independence Day; University Closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
FriJul-5Summer Term II Classes End
MonJul-8Final Examinations Preparation day
Tues-FriJul 9 - 12Final Examinations
MonJul-15Last day for faculty to submit Summer Term II grades via CAMS - Due at 12:00 noon; End of Summer Term II; Living-Learning Centers close at 5:00pm
FriJul-26Business Holds placed on student acounts for Non-cleared Students
FriJul-26Last day to complete and submit all requirements for August 2019 graduation

Fall 2019

DayDateDescription
FriJul-26Payment Due Date
MonAug-5All Faculty Return to Campus for a State of the University Convocation at 10:30am
Mon-TuesAug 5-6Placement tests for Foreign Languages and Math; Computer Proficiency for incoming Freshmen
Mon-TuesAug 5-6Mandatory Faculty & Staff Institute; International Students move in
Mon-FriAug 5-9New Students Orientation continues (Students only)
WedAug 7New International Students Orientation
ThursAug 8New Students arrive; Resident Halls open at 9:00am; New Student and Parent Orientation begins
ThursAug-8Ongoing advisement and registration for New Students only
FriAug-9Advisement and Course Registration for Returning Students ($200 penalty fee applies for returning students who failed to register during the University’s regularly scheduled registration period during the previous Spring term)
SatAug 10Returning students arrive; Residence Halls open at 9:00am
Mon-FriAug 12-23Senior Audits: Faculty Advisors/Discipline Coordinators/Chairpersons to meet with students to conduct Senior Audits for all graduating seniors
MonAug-12Classes begin - First day of Instruction
ThursAug-15Opening Convocation – 10:00am-12:00pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; Classes as usual at other hours
Thurs-FriAug 15-16Credit by Examination administered (other times by permission of the Provost)
FriAug-16Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
MonAug-19Last day to add courses (after this date students will be financially responsible for all attempted hours, regardless of individual course withdrawals made)
FriAug-23Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriAug 30Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriAug-30Go "Official" (Bursar function)
FriAug-30University Census Date (Registrar function)
MonSep-2Labor Day; University Closed for students, faculty, staff and administrators; No Classes
FriSep-6Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriSep-13Constitution Day; Last day to drop classes with a “WD” (withdrawn) mark; Senior Audits due in the Registrar’s Office; Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
TuesSep-17Mandatory Faculty Development
FriSep-20Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
SatSep-21Senior Exam Preparation Workshop
Mon-FriSept 23-27Mid-Semester Evaluations
FriSep-27Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
MonSep-30Last day for faculty to submit mid-term grades via CAMS; Grades due at 12 noon
WedOct-2Measure of Proficiency Profile (PP) for entering Freshmen
Wed-WedOct 2 - 23Computer Proficiency Examination - Mandatory for Sophomores or Juniors who have not taken or do not plan to take CSCI 100 or BAD 110; Credit by examination administered (other times by permission of Provost)
FriOct-4Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriOct-4Business Holds for balance and/or delinquent payment plan payments
SunOct-6Jubilee Day Convocation - 10:00 am-12:00 pm - Fisk Memorial Chapel
FriOct-11Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
WedOct-16Deadline for Application for Study Abroad for Spring Semester
Thur-SatOct 17-19Campus Open House
Fri-FriOct 18 - Nov 8Registration for Spring Semester 2020
FriOct-18Last day for students to file for degree for May Commencement and December completion date; attendance verification due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriOct-25Measure of Proficiency Profile (PP) for graduating seniors; Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
Mon-FriOct 28 - Nov 15Senior Exit/Major Field Examination Period; Students should check with their Department Chairs for information on exact dates and times
FriNov-1Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriNov-1Decembermester Registration opens
Sun-SunNov 3 - 10Homecoming Week
FriNov-8Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
TuesNov-12Last day to drop course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
FriNov-15Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
FriNov-15Payment Plan $50.00 Late Fee Assessed
MonNov-18Last day of instruction and last day to submit work for completion of “I” (Incomplete) grade from previous semester
MonNov-18Last day to Officially Withdraw from the University
TuesNov-19Final Examinations Preparation Day; Attendance Verification Due in CAMS** by 5:00pm
Sat-TuesNov 23 - 26Final Examinations Period for all Registered students. Exams Saturday, Monday andTuesday until 12:00 noon
MonNov-25Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00pm for all courses whose exams were completed by Saturday, Nov. 23
TuesNov-26Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00pm for all courses whose exams were given Monday, Nov. 25
WedNov-27Living-Learning Centers close at 12:00 noon
Wed-FriNov 27 - 29Thanksgiving Recess; University Closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators
MonDec-2"Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00pm for courses whose exams were given on Tuesday, Nov. 26"
Mon-TuesDec 2 - 10Mandatory Faculty Worshops
Mon-WedDec 2 - 18Decembermester
FriDec-6Last day to add/drop courses for Decembermester
FriDec-13Last day of Fall Semester
Mon-WedDec 16 - Jan 1Winter Holiday Break; University closed for faculty, staff and administration
ThursDec-19Faculty must submit Decembermester final grades via CAMS by 12:00 noon

All dates are subject to change.


*Essential personnel, to include Facilities & Grounds and Public Safety personnel may be required, if business operations warrant working on any of these designated holidays. When this occurs, the supervisor schedules time off as holiday time for the staff member within the next ninety (90) days.  For hourly-paid staff, if the department cannot provide holiday time off within ninety (90) days, the staff member will be paid for that holiday.

**If required; otherwise, daily attendance from the instructor will be submitted via CAMS.