Academic Calendar

Academic
Calendar

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

 Final Exam Schedule


Fall 2022 Calendar

Day/Date Description
Friday, July 29, 2022 All Faculty Return to Campus for State of the University/Faculty and Staff Institute

 

Saturday-Sunday, July 30-31, 2022  

New students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00 am; New Student and Parent Orientation

 

Monday-Tuesday, August 1-2, 2022  

Computer Proficiency for incoming freshmen

 

 

Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 2022

 

New Students Orientation continues (Students only)

Thursday, August 4, 2022  

Advisement and registration for new students only; continuing students arrive; move into residence halls

 

Friday, August 5, 2022

 

Advisement and registration for returning students

 

Monday-Friday, August 5-12, 2022 Senior audits: Faculty Advisors/Discipline Coordinators/Chairpersons to meet with students to

conduct Senior Audits for all graduating Seniors sent to Registrar Office via email

 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

 

Classes begin-first day of instruction

 

Thursday, August 11, 2022

 

Opening Convocation – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; classes as usual at other hours

 

Thursday-Friday, August 11-12, 2022

 

Credit by Examination administered (other times by permission of the Provost)

 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

 

Attendance verification is due in CAMS and EAB** by 5:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

 

Last day to add courses (after this date students will be financially responsible for all attempted hours, regardless of individual course withdrawals made)

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

 

Go "Official" (Bursar function) / University Census Date (Registrar function)

 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

 

Business Holds for balance and/or delinquent payment plan payments

 

Monday, September 5, 2022

 

Labor Day: University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

 

Last day to drop classes with a “WD” (withdrawn) mark; Senior Audits due in the Registrar’s Office

 

Saturday, September 17, 2022

 

Constitution Day

 

Monday-Friday, September 26-30, 2022

 

Mid-Semester evaluations

Wednesday-Wednesday, Sep 28-Oct 19, 2022 Computer 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)
 

Monday, October 3, 2022

 

Last day for faculty to submit mid-term grades via CAMS, grades due at 12 noon

 

Thursday, October 6, 2022

 

Jubilee Day Convocation, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Friday-Friday, Oct 7-Nov 5, 2022

 

Registration for Spring Semester 2023

 

Monday-Tuesday, October 10-11, 2022

 

Fall Break: No classes, university closed

 

Monday-Friday, Oct 17-Nov 4, 2022

 

Senior exit/major field examination period; Students should check with their Department Chairs for information on exact dates and times

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

 

Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 Last day for students to file for degree for May Commencement and December completion date

Calendar Committee Submission for upcoming semesters.

 

Sunday-Saturday, November 6-12, 2022

 

Homecoming Week

 

Monday, November 7, 2022

 

Last day to submit work for completion of "I"(Incomplete) grade from the previous semester

 

Monday-Saturday, November 7-19, 2022

 

Decembermester Registration Dates (Online Classes Only)

 

Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25, 2022

 

Thanksgiving Recess: University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

 

Last Day for instruction

 

Wednesday-Tuesday, Nov 30-Dec 6, 2022

 

Final Examinations Period for all Registered students

 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

 

Living-Learning Centers close at 5:00 pm; Cafeteria after lunch

Friday, December 9, 2022 Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00 pm for all courses; Fall Semester Ends
 

Monday-Thursday, December 12-29, 2022

 

Decembermester Begins (Online Courses Only)

 

Monday-Monday, Dec 12-Jan 2, 2022

 

Winter Holiday Break: University closed for faculty, staff, and administration

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

 

Last day to add/drop courses for Decembermester

 

Thursday, December 29, 2022

 

Decembermester Final Examinations

 

Friday, December 30, 2022

 

Faculty must submit Decembermester final grades via CAMS by 12:00 noon

 

Spring 2023 Calendar

Day/Date Description
 

Monday, January 2, 2023

 

New Year’s Day (observed): University closed

 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

 

University opens: Faculty and Staff return to Campus

 

Thursday, January 5, 2023

 

State of the University/Faculty & Staff Institute

 

Friday, January 6, 2023

 

Students arrive; Living-Learning Centers open at 9:00 am New students and New Parents

 

Friday, January 6, 2023

 

Computer Science Proficiency test for new students; Advising and Registration (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 pm)

 

Monday, January 9, 2023

 

Classes begin-first day of instruction

 

Thursday, January 12, 2023

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; classes as usual at all other hours

 

Friday, January 13, 2023

 

Last day for Registration & to ADD/DROP courses without transcript designation & without financial impact

 

Monday, January 16, 2023

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. - University closed

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

 

Go "Official" (Bursar function)/University Census Date (Registrar function)

 

Monday, January 30, 2023

 

Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark

 

Monday-Friday, February 13-17, 2023

 

Mid-Semester Evaluations

 

Monday, February 20, 2023

 

Last day for faculty to submit Mid-term Grades via CAMS, grades due 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

 

Faculty submit SU-23 course offerings to Provost

 

Thursday, February 23, 2023

 

W.E.B. Du Bois Day; Piersen-Mitchell Lecture – 7:00 pm

 

Friday-Friday, Feb 24-Mar 17, 2022

 

Junior Audits: Faculty Advisors to meet with students to conduct Junior Audits for all Juniors

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Last day for faculty to submit changes to Fall 2023 course offerings to Provost; Last day for faculty to submit changes to SU-23 course offerings to Provost
 

Monday-Friday, March 6-10, 2023

 

Spring Break: No classes, University closed

 

Monday, March 13, 2023

 

Classes Resume

 

Thursday-Friday, March 16-17, 2023

 

Bulldog Registration Rally

 

Thursday-Friday, Mar 16-Jun 9, 2023

 

Registration for Fall Term 2023

 

Monday, March 20, 2023

 

Last day to submit Junior Audits to the University Registrar

 

Monday-Friday, Mar 20-Apr 6, 2023

 

Registration for Summer Terms 2023

Thursday, March 30, 2023 Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)
Monday-Sunday, April 3-9, 2023

 

94th Annual Spring Arts Festival

 

Monday, April 3, 2023 Last Day to Submit a Spring 2023 Graduation Application

 

Graduation Fee Due Date

 

Wednesday-Thursday, April 5-6, 2023

 

24th Annual Fisk Research Symposium

 

Thursday, April 6, 2023

 

Honors Convocation – 1:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel

 

Friday, April 7, 2023

 

Good Friday: University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

Monday, April 10, 2023 Payment Due Date for Graduating Students (students cannot participate in graduation ceremony with a balance)
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

 

Last day to submit work for completion of “I” (Incomplete) mark from the previous semester

 

Sunday-Monday, April 16-17, 2023

 

Scholars Weekend (Admissions function)

 

Friday, April 21, 2023

 

Last day of instruction

 

Monday, April 24, 2023

 

Grades for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students due in CAMS by 12 noon

 

Tuesday-Friday, April 25-27, 2023

 

Final Examination Period for all registered students (Seniors, April 17-21)

Friday, April 28, 2023 Last day for faculty to submit final grades for Non-Seniors via CAMS; grades due in CAMS by 12:00 noon; end of Spring term graduation date; Living-Learning Centers close 5:00 pm
 

Friday-Monday, Apr 28-May 1, 2023

 

Commencement Weekend

 

Saturday, April 29, 2023

 

Graduate Students Hooding Ceremony & Reception (location & time TBA)

 

Sunday, April 30, 2023

 

Baccalaureate Service – 10:00 am – Fisk Memorial Chapel

 

Monday, May 1, 2023

 

Commencement – 9:00 am

 

Monday, May 1, 2023

 

Last day of Spring Semester; last official day for faculty, Living-Learning Centers close at 5pm (Seniors)

Summer-1 2023

Day/Date

 

Description

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

 

Payment Due Date for Summer 1

 

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

 

Classes begin for Summer 1 (Online Courses Only)

 

Thursday, May 4, 2023

 

Last day to add/drop courses for Summer 1; attendance verification in CAMS.

 

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

 

Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark

 

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

 

Go "Official" (Bursar Function)

 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

 

Mid Semester Evaluations

 

Thursday, May 18, 2023

 

Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS

 

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

 

Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)

 

Monday, May 29, 2023

 

Memorial Day, University closed

 

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

 

Last day of classes for Summer 1

 

Thursday, June 1, 2023

 

Final Examinations of Summer 1

 

Friday, June 2, 2023

 

Last day for faculty to submit Summer 1 grades via CAMS, due 12:00 noon

 

*All dates are subject to change

Summer-2 2023

Day/Date Description
Saturday, June 3, 2023

 

Summer students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.

 

Sunday, June 4, 2023

 

Payment Due Date for Summer 2

 

Monday, June 5, 2023

 

Classes begin for Summer 2

 

Monday, June 12, 2023

 

Last day to add/drop courses for Summer 2; attendance verification in CAMS.

 

Monday, June 19, 2023

 

Juneteenth, University closed

 

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

 

Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn) mark

 

Sunday, June 25, 2023

 

Go "Official" (Bursar Function)

 

Monday - Thursday, June 26 - 29, 2023

 

Mid Semester Evaluations

 

Friday, June 30, 2023

 

Last day for faculty to submit midterm grades via CAMS

 

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

 

Independence Day, University closed

 

Friday, July 7, 2023

 

Last day to drop classes with “WP” (Withdrawn Passing)

 

Friday, July 14, 2023

 

Last day of classes for Summer 2.

 

Monday, July 17, 2023

 

Final Examinations Prep Day

 

Tuesday – Friday, July 18 – 21, 2023

 

Final Examinations of Summer Term 2

 

Saturday, July 22, 2023

 

Last day for faculty to submit Summer 2 Term via CAMS, due 12:00 noon; end of Summer Term 2; Living Learning Centers
close by 5:00 p.m.

 

Fall 2023

Day/Date Description
Friday, July 28, 2023

 

All Faculty Return to Campus for State of the
University/Faculty and Staff Institute

 

Saturday-Sunday, July 29-30, 2023

 

New students arrive; residence halls open at 9:00 am;
New Student and Parent Orientation

 

Monday-Tuesday, July 31 - August 1, 2023

 

Computer Proficiency for incoming freshmen

 

Monday-Friday, July 31 - August 4, 2023

 

New Student's Orientation continues (Students only)

 

Thursday, August 3, 2023

 

Advisement and registration for new students only; continuing students arrive; move into residence halls

 

Friday, August 4, 2023

 

Advisement and registration for returning students

 

Monday-Friday, August 4-11, 2023

 

Senior audits: Faculty Advisors/Discipline Coordinators/Chairpersons to meet with students to conduct Senior Audits for all graduating Seniors sent
to Registrar Office via email

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

 

Classes begin-first day of instruction

 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

 

Opening Convocation – 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Fisk
Memorial Chapel; classes as usual at other hours

 

Thursday-Friday, August 10 - 11, 2023

 

Credit by Examination administered (other times by permission of the Provost)

 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

 

Attendance verification due in CAMS and EAB** by 5:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

 

Last day to add courses (after this date students will be financially responsible for all attempted hours,
regardless of individual course withdrawals made)

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

 

Go "Official" (Bursar function) / University Census Date (Registrar function)

 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

 

Business Holds for balance and/or delinquent payment plan payments

 

Monday, September 4, 2023

 

Labor Day: University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

 

Last day to drop classes with a “WD” (withdrawn)
mark; Senior Audits due in the Registrar’s Office

 

Sunday, September 17, 2023

 

Constitution Day

 

Monday-Friday, September 25 - 29, 2023

 

Mid-Semester evaluations

 

Wednesday-Wednesday, Sep 27-Oct 18, 2023

 

Computer 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)

 

Monday, October 2, 2023

 

Last day for faculty to submit mid-term grades via CAMS, grades due at 12 noon

 

Friday, October 6, 2023

 

Jubilee Day Convocation, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Friday-Friday, Oct 6 - Nov 3, 2023

 

Registration for Spring Semester 2024

 

Monday - Tuesday, October 9 - 10, 2023

 

Fall Break: No classes, university closed

 

Monday - Friday, Oct 16 - Nov 3, 2023

 

Senior exit/major field examination period; Students should check with their Department Chairs for
information on exact dates and times

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

 

Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)

 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

 

Last day for students to file for degree for May Commencement and December completion date

 

Monday - Saturday, November 6 - 11, 2023

 

Homecoming Week

 

Monday, November 6, 2023

 

Last day to submit work for completion of "I"(Incomplete) grade from the previous semester

 

Monday - Saturday, November 6 - 18, 2023

 

Decembermester Registration Dates (Online Classes Only)

 

Wednesday - Friday, November 22 - 24, 2023

 

Thanksgiving Recess: University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

 

Last Day for instruction

 

Wednesday - Tuesday, Nov 29 - Dec 5, 2023

 

Final Examinations Period for all Registered students

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

 

Living-Learning Centers close at 5:00 pm; Cafeteria after lunch

 

Friday, December 8, 2023

 

Faculty must submit final grades via CAMS by 5:00 pm for all courses; Fall Semester Ends

 

Monday - Thursday, December 11 - 28, 2023

 

Decembermester Begins (Online Courses Only)

 

Monday - Tuesday, Dec 11 - Jan 2, 2023

 

Winter Holiday Break: University closed for faculty, staff, and administration

 

Thursday, December 14, 2023

 

Last day to add/drop courses for Decembermester

 

Thursday, December 28, 2023

 

Decembermester Final Examinations

 

Friday, December 29, 2023

 

Faculty must submit Decembermester final grades via CAMS by 12:00 noon

 

Spring 2024

Day/Date Description
Monday, January 1, 2024

 

New Year’s Day (observed): University closed

 

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

 

University opens: Faculty and Staff return to Campus

 

Thursday, January 4, 2024

 

State of the University/Faculty & Staff Institute

 

Friday, January 5, 2024

 

Students arrive; Living-Learning Centers open at 9:00 am New Students and New Parents

 

Friday, January 5, 2024

 

Computer Science Proficiency test for new students; Advising and Registration (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 pm)

 

Monday, January 8, 2024

 

Classes begin-first day of instruction

 

Thursday, January 11, 2024

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation – 10:00 am- 12:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel; classes as usual at all other hours

 

Friday, January 12, 2024

 

Last day for Registration & to ADD/DROP courses without transcript designation & without financial impact

 

Monday, January 15, 2024

 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. - University closed

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

 

Go "Official" (Bursar function)/University Census Date (Registrar function)

 

Monday, January 29, 2024

 

Last day to drop courses with “WD” (Withdrawn)
mark

 

Monday - Friday, February 12 - 16, 2024

 

Mid-Semester Evaluations

 

Monday, February 19, 2024

 

Last day for faculty to submit Mid-term Grades via CAMS, grades due 12:00 noon

 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

 

Faculty submit SU-24 course offerings to Provost

 

Thursday, February 22, 2024

 

Piersen-Mitchell Lecture – 7:00 pm

 

Friday, February 23, 2024

 

W.E.B. Du Bois Day

 

Friday - Friday, Feb 23 - Mar 15, 2024

 

Junior Audits: Faculty Advisors to meet with students to conduct Junior Audits for all Juniors

 

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

 

Last day for faculty to submit changes to Fall 2024 course offerings to Provost; Last day for faculty to submit changes to SU-24 course offerings to Provost

 

Monday - Friday, March 4 - 8, 2024

 

Spring Break: No classes, University closed

 

Monday, March 11, 2024

 

Classes Resume

 

Thursday - Friday, March 14 - 15, 2024

 

Bulldog Registration Rally

 

Thursday - Friday, Mar 14 - Jun 7, 2024

 

Registration for Fall Term 2024

 

Monday, March 18, 2024

 

Last day to submit Junior Audits to the University Registrar

 

Monday - Friday, Mar 18 - Apr 5, 2024

 

Registration for Summer Terms 2024

 

Thursday, March 28, 2024

 

Last day to drop a course with a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing)

 

Friday, March 29, 2024

 

Good Friday: University closed for students, faculty, staff, and administrators

 

Monday - Sunday, April 1 - 7, 2024

 

95th Annual Spring Arts Festival

 

Monday, April 1, 2024

 

Graduation Fee Due Date

 

Wednesday - Thursday, April 3 - 4, 2024

 

25th Annual Fisk Research Symposium

 

Thursday, April 4, 2024

 

Honors Convocation – 1:00 pm – Fisk Memorial Chapel

 

Monday, April 8, 2024

 

Payment Due Date for Graduating Students (students cannot participate in graduation ceremony with a balance)

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

 

Last day to submit work for completion of “I”
(Incomplete) mark from the previous semester

 

Sunday - Monday, April 14 - 15, 2024

 

Scholars Weekend (Admissions function)

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

 

Last day of instruction

 

Monday, April 22, 2024

 

Grades for Graduating Seniors & Graduate Students due in CAMS by 12 noon

 

Tuesday - Friday, April 23 - 26, 2024

 

Final Examination Period for all registered students (Seniors, April 17-21)

 

Friday, April 26, 2024

 

Last day for faculty to submit final grades for Non-
Seniors via CAMS; grades due in CAMS by 12:00 noon;
end of Spring term graduation date; Living-Learning Centers close 5:00 pm

 

Friday - Monday, May 3 - May 6, 2024

 

Commencement/Reunion Weekend

 

Saturday, May 4, 2024

 

Graduate Students Hooding Ceremony & Reception (location & time TBA)

 

Sunday, May 5, 2024

 

Baccalaureate Service – 10:00 am – Fisk Memorial Chapel

 

Monday, May 6, 2024

 

Commencement – 9:00 am

 

Monday, May 6, 2024

 

Last day of Spring Semester; last official day for faculty, Living-Learning Centers close at 5pm (Seniors)

 

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.

At Fisk University our students are more than just a number, we are preparing students for the 21st century not only academically but holistically so that they are ready for the real world. we strive to make sure our students are successful in all endeavors while they matriculate through their years on campus but years after as well -Dean Natara Garvin, Ed.D.

We are
Fisk.