The page uses Browser Access Keys to help with keyboard navigation. Click to learn moreSkip to Navigation

Different browsers use different keystrokes to activate accesskey shortcuts. Please reference the following list to use access keys on your system.

Alt and the accesskey, for Internet Explorer on Windows
Shift and Alt and the accesskey, for Firefox on Windows
Shift and Esc and the accesskey, for Windows or Mac
Ctrl and the accesskey, for the following browsers on a Mac: Internet Explorer 5.2, Safari 1.2, Firefox, Mozilla, Netscape 6+.

We use the following access keys on our gateway

n Skip to Navigation
k Accesskeys description
h Help
 
    Shepherd University
   
 
  Aug 23, 2017
 
 
    
Skip Navigation
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Academic Calendar 2017-18


First Semester Fall 2017

August

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Orientation Step 1|Payment for New First-Year Students

Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Orientation Step 1|Payment for New Readmit/Transfer Students; Faculty Report for Fall Semester; Faculty Meetings
  • Add/Drop and Late Registration (late fee applies) via RAIL begins at 4 p.m.

Friday, August 25, 2017     

  • Orientation Step 2 for All New Students
  • New Student Convocation

Monday, August 28, 2017    

  • Classes Begin
  • Add/Drop and Late Registration (late fee applies), via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor

September

Friday, September 1, 2017

  • Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor

Monday, September 4, 2017     

  • Labor Day Holiday

Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Last Day for Instructor-Approved Late Adds via RAIL

Monday, September 11, 2017 

  • Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status

Monday, September 18, 2017    

  • Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status   

Friday, September 29, 2017        

  • Last Day to Withdraw from first-half semester class - See Advisor by Noon

October

Monday, October 9, 2017    

  • First Day of Midterm Exams 

Friday, October 13, 2017

  • Last Day of Midterm Exams
  • Last Day to Apply for May 2018 Graduation (Registrar's Office)

Monday, October 16, 2017    

  • Midterm Grades Due - 9 a.m.
  • Second-half semester classes begin

Tuesday, October 17, 2017    

  • Midterm Grades Available on RAIL (tentative)

Thursday, October 19, 2017      

  • Fall Break (OR make-up day for inclement weather, as needed)

Friday, October 20, 2017       

  • Fall Break (OR make-up day for inclement weather, as needed)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017     

  • First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring 2018

Friday, October 27, 2017        

  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Class - See Advisor by Noon

November

Monday, November 6, 2017    

  • First Day of Spring 2018 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017     

  • Last Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Spring 2018

Friday, November 17, 2017        

  • Last Day to Withdraw from second-half semester class - See Advisor by Noon

Sunday, November 19, 2017 - Sunday, November 26, 2017   

  • Thanksgiving Recess

December

Friday, December 8, 2017

  • Last Day of Classes
  • Last Day for Complete Withdrawal from Semester

Monday, December 11, 2017

  • First Day of Final Exams

Friday, December 15, 2017

  • Last Day of Final Exams

Monday, December 18, 2017

  • First Semester Grades Due 9 a.m. - End of First Semester

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

  • Grades will be available via RAIL (tentative)

 

Second Semester Spring 2018

January

Friday, January 5, 2018

  • Orientation Step 1 and 2 for All New Students; Faculty Report for Spring Semester
  • Add/Drop and Late Registration (late fee applies) via RAIL begins at 4 p.m.

Monday, January 8, 2018

  • Classes Begin
  • Add/Drop and Late Registration (late fee applies), via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor

Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Last Day to Add/Drop or Late Register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Consult Advisor  

Monday, January 15, 2018

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday

Friday, January 19, 2018

  • Last Day for Instructor-Approved Late Adds via RAIL

Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Pass/Fail Status

Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Last Day to Change a Course from Credit to Audit Status

February

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Withdraw from first-half semester class - See Advisor by Noon

Monday, February 19, 2018

  • First Day of Midterm Exams

Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Last Day of Midterm Exams
  • Last Day to Apply for August and December 2018 Graduation (Registrar's Office)

Monday, February 26, 2018

  • Midterm Grades Due - 9 a.m.
  • Second-half semester classes begin

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  • Midterm Grades Available on RAIL (tentative)

March

Friday, March 9, 2018

  • Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Semester Class - See Advisor by Noon

Sunday, March 11-Sunday, March 18, 2018       

  • Spring Break

Monday, March 19, 2018

  • First Day of Summer 2018 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • First Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Fall 2018

Friday, March 30, 2018

  • Last Day to Withdraw from second-half semester class - See Advisor by Noon

April

Monday, April 2, 2018

  • First Day of Fall 2018 RAIL Registration for Continuing Students, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

  • Last Day of Academic Advisement for Continuing Students for Fall 2018

Friday, April 20, 2018

  • McMurran Scholars Convocation
  • Last Day of Classes
  • Last Day for Complete Withdrawal from Semester

Monday, April 23, 2018

  • First Day of Final Exams

Friday, April 27, 2018

  • Last Day of Final Exams

Monday, April 30, 2018

  • Second Semester Grades Due 9 a.m.
  • End of Second Semester

May

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • Grades will be available via RAIL (tentative)

Saturday, May 5, 2018

  • Commencement

Monday, May 28, 2018

  • Memorial Day