Academic Calendar 2003-2004

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences; The Pratt School of Engineering; The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; The Graduate School; The Graduate Nursing Program

Consult the calendars of the other schools for additional information.

SUMMER 2003
March 26 Wednesday. Registration begins for all Summer sessions
May 15 Thursday. Term I classes begin
May 19 Monday. Drop/Add for Term I ends
May 26 Monday. Memorial Day. Classes in session
June 11 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw WP or WF from Term I classes
June 23 Monday. Term I classes end
June 24 Tuesday. Reading period
June 25 Wednesday. Term I final examinations begin
June 26 Thursday. Term I final examinations end
June 30 Monday. Term II classes begin
July 2 Wednesday. Drop/Add for Term II ends
July 4 Friday. Independence Day. No classes held
July 25 Friday. Last day to withdraw WP or WF from Term II classes
August 7 Thursday. Term II classes end
August 8 Friday. Term II final examinations begin
August 9 Saturday. Term II final examinations end
 
FALL 2003
August 19 Tuesday. New graduate student orientation
August 20 Wednesday. New undergraduate student orientation begins; assemblies for students entering Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and The School of Engineering
August 21 Thursday 11:00 a.m. Convocation for new undergraduate students; 4:00 p.m. Convocation for graduate and professional school students
August 25 Monday. 8:00 a.m. Fall Semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
September 1 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session
September 5 Friday. 5:00 pm, Drop/Add ends
October 5 Sunday. Founders' Day
October 10 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
October 10 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Fall break begins  
October 15 Wednesday. 8:00 a.m. Classes resume
October 18 - 19 Saturday-Sunday. Homecoming
October 24 - 26 Friday-Sunday. Parents' and Family Weekend  
October 29 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring Semester, 2004
November 21 Friday. Registration ends for Spring Semester, 2004
November 22 Saturday. Drop/Add begins
November 26 Wednesday. 12:40 p.m. Graduate classes end
November 26 Wednesday. 12:40 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins
December 1 Monday. 8:00 a.m. Undergraduate classes resume
December 1 - 7 Monday-Sunday. Graduate reading period; length of the 200-level course reading period is determined by the professor
December 4 Thursday. Undergraduate classes end
December 5 - 7 Friday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period
December 8 Monday. Final examinations begin
December 13 Saturday. 10:00 p.m. Final examinations end
 
SPRING 2004
January 7 Wednesday. 8:00 a.m. Spring Semester begins: ALL classes normally meeting on Mondays meet on this Wednesday only; Wednesday ONLY classes begin Wednesday, January 14; Drop/Add continues
January 19 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 7
January 21 Wednesday. 5:00 pm, Drop/Add ends
February 20 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
March 5 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Spring recess begins
March 15 Monday. 8:00 a.m. Classes resume
March 24 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall Semester 2004, and Summer 2004
April 9 Friday. Registration ends for Fall Semester 2004; Summer 2004 registration continues
April 10 Saturday. Drop/Add begins
April 16 Friday. Graduate classes end
April 17 - 25 Saturday-Sunday. Graduate reading period; length of the 200-level course reading period is determined by the professor
April 21 Wednesday. Undergraduate classes end
April 22 - 25 Thursday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period
April 26 Monday. Final examinations begin
May 1 Saturday. 10:00 p.m. Final examinations end
May 7 Friday. Commencement begins
May 9 Sunday. Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees

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