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Academic Calendar

2015 – 2016 Academic Calendar

Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Significance of Date
Aug. 15Jan. 5Payment due to hold position in classes. Failure to make this payment will result in cancellation of preregistration and the student will need to register again. See payment plans below.
Aug. 12-13Fall Institute
Jan. 18MLK Holiday. No Classes on campus.
Aug. 15Jan. 26Opening Academic Convocation/Founder’s Day
Aug. 15-18New Freshman Orientation
Aug. 18Registration during office hours, with payment for students not registered.
Aug. 19Jan. 19First day of regular on campus classes.
Aug. 17-21Jan. 18-22BUonline Mod #1 / #3 Begin. Last day to DROP: before 1st chat session.
Aug. 26Jan. 26Last day to add/drop a regular class.
Aug. 27- Oct. 14Jan. 27 – March 11WITHDRAW period with “W” entered on transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses.
Sept. 7Labor Day.  Campus closed.
Sept. 7-11Feb. 8-12Deadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #1 / #3 BU Online classes—before 4th chat session.
Feb. 1Final date for Application for Diploma to graduate in 2016.
Oct. 2Feb. 26Incomplete grades due for past semester.
Oct. 9Feb. 26Midterm Warning Slips issued.
Oct. 14March 11Last day for withdrawing with a “W” on transcript for semester classes.
Oct. 15-19Feb 29-Mar 4Semester Break. No classes.
Oct. 19-23March 21-25BU Online Mod #2 / #4 Begin; last day to DROP: before 1st chat session.
Nov. 1March 1Final payment due for students on the deferred payment plan. Late fees will be incurred for payments made after this date.
April 1Kentucky State Grant deadline for  FAF.  Kentucky Teachers Scholarship deadline.
Nov. 9-13April 11-15Deadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #2 / #4 BU Online classes—before 4th chat session.
Nov. 25-29March 24-28Thanksgiving Break/Easter Break. No classes.
May 1Honors Convocation
Dec. 7-9May 9-11Final exams. Semester exams taken on other than scheduled date – $10.00. Intrasemestral tests taken on other than scheduled date – $5.00.
May 14Commencement
Jan. 15June 15Final payment due for employer tuition reimbursement.

The University reserves the right to cancel any class for which there is not sufficient registration.

Admission to class for those who pay special tuition or audit is on a “space available” basis.

Fees are subject to change without notification. If withdrawal is not made officially, the student will receive an “F” for the course taken and will be charged in full.

Check the University Catalog for other academic policies.

Visit the tuition and costs page to find information on tuition, room and board, and other fees.

The Refund Policy can be found on the Student Accounts page. Online account statements can be viewed in Netclassroom.