Calendars

 

Five-Year College Calendar
First semester 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
New Student Orientation Begins August 22 August 21 August 19 August 18 August 24
8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open to Returning Students August 26 August 25 August 23 August 22 August 28
First Day Of Classes  August 28 August 27 August 25 August 24 August 30
Fall Break Begins
Residence Halls Remain Open
October 18 October 17 October 15 October 14 October 20
Classes Resume  October 27 October 26 October 24 October 23 October 29
Thanksgiving Recess
Residence Halls Remain Open
November 27 November 26 November 24 November 23 November 22
Classes Resume December 01 November 30 November 28 November 27 November 26
Last Day of Classes December 12 December 11 December 09 December 08 December 14
Exam Week Begins December 15 December 14 December 12 December 11 December 17
Last Day of Exam Week  December 19 December 18 December 16 December 15 December 21
12:00 p.m. Residence Halls Close for Winter Recess  December 20 December 19 December 17 December 16 December 22
           
Second semester 2014-2015 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
8:00 a.m. Residence Halls open  January 17 January 23 January 21 January 20 January 19
Martin Luther King Day January 19 January 18 January 16 January 15 January 21
First Day Of Classes January 20 January 25 January 23 January 22 January 22
Spring Break Begins
Residence Halls Remain Open
March 14 March 19 March 18 March 17 March 16
Classes Resume March 30 April 4 April 3 April 2 April 1
Last Day of Classes  May 8 May 13 May 12 May 11 May 10
Exam Week Begins May 11 May 16 May 15 May 14 May 13
Last Day of Exam Week May 15 May 20 May 19 May 18 May 17
Commencement
Residence Halls Close for Non-Seniors at 5:00 p.m.
May 18 May 23 May 22 May 21 May 20
12:00 p.m. Residence Halls Close for Graduating Seniors May 19 May 24 May 23 May 22 May 21
Memorial Day May 25 May 30 May 29 May 28 May 27

The Office of the Registar publishes five-year calendars yearly.  Questions may be directed to the Registrar. 
 

Student Dates to Remember

STUDENT DATES TO REMEMBER 2014-15

 

FIRST SEMESTER, FALL 2014
   
Thursday, August 28 First Day of Classes
Friday, September 5 Final applications for Fall 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 independent studies due from students off campus previous semester or students continuing a MAP.
Friday, September 19 Last day to add a course or an audit, drop a course without transcript entry, change to or from S/D/F grading and change a course from credit to audit or audit to credit.

 

NOTE: This deadline applies to regular full-semester courses only.  Short course deadlines and 1/2 semester course deadlines, when applicable, are noted in the Schedule of Courses.  These deadline policies are explained on the inside front cover of the Schedule of Courses.

 

 
Monday, Sept.22 - Friday, Nov.7 A course may be withdrawn with a W transcript entry.
Friday, October 3 Last day to add a "plus-2".
Monday, October 13 Last day to declare major before preregistration.
Friday, October 17 Last day to drop credits in excess of 18 without paying overload fees.
Saturday, October 18 Fall Break Starts
Monday, October 27 Classes Resume
Monday, Nov. 3 - Thursday, Nov.13 Preregistration
Friday, November 7 Last day to withdraw from a course with W transcript entry.
Monday, November 18 Final applications for Spring 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 independent studies due.
Friday, December 12 Last day of classes.
Friday, December 12 Last day to request an incomplete.
   
SECOND SEMESTER, SPRING 2015
   
Monday, January 19  Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
Tuesday, January 20 First Day of Classes
Friday, January 23 Final applications for Spring 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 independent studies due from students off campus previous semester of students continuing a MAP.
Friday, February 6 Last day to add a course or an audit, drop a course without transcript entry, change to or from S/D/F grading and change a course from credit to audit or audit to credit.

(NOTE: This deadline applies to regular full-semester courses only.  Short course deadlines and 1/2 semester course deadlines, when applicable, are noted in the Schedule of Courses.  These deadline policies are explained on the inside front cover of the Schedule of Courses.

 
Monday, February 9 - Friday, April 3 A course may be withdrawn with a W transcript entry.
Friday, February 20 Last day to add a "plus-2".
Friday, March 6 Last day to drop credits in excess of 18 without paying overload fees.
Saturday, March 14 Spring Break Starts
Monday, March 30 Classes Resume
Monday, March 30 Last day to declare major before preregistration.
Friday, April 3 Last day to withdraw from a course with a W transcript entry.
Monday, April 13 - Thursday, April 23 Preregistration
Monday, April 27 Final applications for Fall 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 independent studies due.
Friday, May 1 Last day to request approval of summer school courses.
Monday, May 4 Part A of summer MAP (499) application due.
Friday, May 8 Last day of classes.
Friday, May 8 Last day to request an incomplete.
Monday, June 1 Last day to request 299 or 399 and submit part B for 499 summer research.
Wednesday, August 26 All work due for internships and directed summer research.
 
Faculty Dates to Remember

Faculty Important Dates to Remember, 2013-2014*

Materials are due by 5:00 PM unless otherwise noted.

FALL 2013
AUGUST 2013
2 Harris Fellowship Proposals for 2013-2014 academic year due
16 Academic year CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due (first deadline)
16 Faculty Study Leave proposals from individuals due
16 Applications for Academic Enterprise Leaves for tenured faculty due
16 NEH Summer '14 Stipend Proposals due (internal competition) to Dean
24-28 New Student Orientation
28 Faculty Meeting, 9:30 AM, ARH 302
28 All student work due for internships, directed summer research, including 499 (MAP)
29 Classes begin
   
SEPTEMBER
1 Summer 299 and 499 (MAP) reports due from faculty
2 Fall Faculty-Faculty Tutorial, Course-Related Field Trip, Teaching & Learning Discussion Group, Faculty Weekend Seminar applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)
4 Department Chairs submit New Course proposals and course changes for spring schedules to division chair
6 Summer grades due
6 499 (MAP) applications for students off-campus the previous semester or who are continuing a 499 (MAP)
9 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
9 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
9 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
9 Proposals for Mellon/Expanding Knowledge Initiative Bridging Projects due (ASO Deans Office)
15 Faculty Travel requests for additional professional meetings due (first deadline)
15 Proposals for workshops, courses, and seminars to develop new teaching competencies due (ISC/ASO)
15 Faculty Travel requests for professional meetings relating to teaching due (ISC/ASO)
15 Curricular Development proposals due (ISC/ASO)
16 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302 Election of members (3) of Personnel Appeals Board: 2 Year Term (At first regular Faculty meeting, Fall semester)
20 Academic year CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due (second deadline)
26 NEH Summer '14 Stipend final applications due (to NEH)
26 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship applications due (to ACLS)
27 Draft Spring course schedules go to department/concentration chairs for review (from Registrar)
27 Division Chairs notify Registrar/Dean of New Course proposals and course changes
27 Department Chairs submit special topic proposals for spring term to Registrar's Office
27-29 Family Weekend
   
OCTOBER
2 Fall Interim Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
4 Mellon Post-Doc Position Proposals due in Dean's Office
4 Statement of Departmental Planning to Support Study Leave Applicants due
7 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
9 Fall Complete Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
11 Departments submit corrected spring schedule to Registrar
14 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
14 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
14 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
14 Term Faculty Staffing Proposals due in Dean's Office
18 Nominations for Alumni Scholars Program (R. Wolf) 
19-27 Fall Break
25 Deadline to apply for a Spring 2014 Writing Mentor (J. Carl)
28 Pre-registration materials sent to academic advisers (Registrar's Office)
   
   
NOVEMBER
1 Last date to submit Faculty Travel Requests for first meetings
4 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
4 Winter Break Faculty-Faculty Tutorial applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)
4 Grinnell-in-London faculty applications due
4 Grinnell-in-Washington faculty applications due
4-14 Pre-registration for Spring 2014
6 Tenure Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
8 Research Leave proposals for 2013-14 due
8 Sabbatical Leave proposals for 2013-14 due
11 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
11 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
11 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
15 Faculty Travel requests for additional professional meetings due (second deadline)
15 Faculty Travel requests for professional meetings relating to teaching due (ISC/ASO)
15 Proposals for workshops, courses, and seminars to develop new teaching competencies due (ISC/ASO)
15 Curricular Development proposals due (ISC/ASO)
15 Convocation proposals for 2014-2015 due (R. Bly)
18 Final student applications for 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 (MAP) independent study
18 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
28-29 Thanksgiving Break
   
DECEMBER
2 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
2 Faculty Salary Reviews due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
9 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
9 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
9 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
13 Last day of classes, first semester
16-20 Final Exams for first semester
31 Grades for Fall semester due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 NOON
   
SPRING and SUMMER 2014
JANUARY
1 Fall 2013 499 (MAP) / 299 Reports due from faculty
20 First day of classes, spring semester
24 Departments receive schedule materials from Registrar's Office
24 499 (MAP) applications for students off-campus the previous semester or who are continuing a 499 (MAP)
24 SFS Proposals due in Dean's Office
   
FEBRUARY
1 Department Chairs submit new course proposals and course changes to Division Chair
3 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
X

Election occurring between first and second February Faculty Meetings:

- Division chair (SCI: Even years; SST & HUM: Odd years) - 2 year term 
- Divisional representatives to Personnel Committee: (SCI and SST: odd years; HUM: even years) - 2 year term;
- Divisional representative to Curriculum Committee: (SCI: Even years; SST & HUM: Odd years) - 2 year term

3 Spring Faculty-Faculty Tutorial, Course-Related Field Trip, Teaching and Learning Discussion Groups, and Faculty Weekend Seminar applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)
3 On-campus Summer Workshop proposals due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)
7 Nominations for Alumni Scholars Program (R. Wolf)
7 Summer CSFS 499 MAP funding requests due from faculty
7 Div. Chairs notify Registrar of new course proposals and course changes for course schedule
10 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
10 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
10 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
10 Department Chairs submit special topic proposals to Registrar's Office
12 Spring Interim Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
14 Department Chairs submit 2014-15 schedule to Registrar's Office
15 Curricular Development proposals due (ISC/ASO)
15 Faculty Travel requests for professional meetings relating to teaching due (ISC/ASO)
15 Proposals for workshops, courses, and seminars to develop new teaching competencies due (ISC/ASO)
15 Faculty Travel requests for additional professional meetings due (third deadline)
17 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
X

Election of At-Large member of Executive Council and At-Large member of Personnel Committee: 2 year term (At second February Faculty Meeting)

Election of Department Chair for each department: 1 year term with understanding that a second year of service will normally follow. (After second February Faculty Meeting and before spring break.)

21 Summer CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due
21 CFD Fellow Proposals due in Dean's Office
   
MARCH
3 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
5 Spring Complete Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
5 Promotion to Professor Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office
10 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
10 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
10 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
14-31 Spring Break
19 Departments/Concentrations receive schedule from Registrar's Office to proof
29 Deadline to apply for a Fall 2014 Writing Mentor (J. Carl)
31 Tenure-track staffing proposals for searches in 2014-15 due in Dean's Office
31 Summer Faculty-Faculty Tutorial and Off-Campus Summer Study/Workshop applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)
   
APRIL
2 Department Chairs submit final corrections of schedule to Registrar's Office
3 Proposals for workshops, courses, and seminars to develop new teaching competencies due (ISC/ASO)
3 Faculty Travel requests for professional meetings relating to teaching due (ISC/ASO)
3 Summer Curricular Development proposals due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)
7 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302 Election of Chair and members of FOC: 1 year term. (At first faculty meeting following spring break.)
7 Preregistration materials distributed
14 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)
14 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)
14 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)
14-24 Pre-registration for Fall Classes
21 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302
28 Final student applications for fall 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 (MAP) independent study (Registrar)
   
MAY
1 Faculty Travel requests for additional professional meetings due (fourth deadline)
1 Academic Equipment Requests due (from Dept. Chairs)
5

Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

Election of members of faculty committees, and, if appropriate year, College Marshal, 3 yr. term (FOC to present nominations at a regular faculty meeting in May)

5 Summer 499 (MAP) Application Part A due to Registrar's Office (from students)
9 Last Day of Classes
12 Division Meeting, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152) (tentative)
12 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022) (tentative)
12 Division Meeting, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102) (tentative)
12-16 Final Exam Week
17 Grades for Seniors due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 NOON
19 Commencement, 10:00 AM
27 Grades for Spring semester due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 NOON
27 Spring 2014 499 (MAP) / 299 Reports due from faculty
   
JUNE
2 Final student applications for summer research 299, 399, 499 (MAP, Part B) due (Registrar)
   
JULY
1 Faculty Activity Report for 2013-14 due (Sedona)
1 Senior Faculty Status Annual Reports due (Sedona)
   
AUGUST 2014
1 Harris Fellowship Proposals due for 2014-15
15 Academic year CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due (first deadline)
15 Study Leave Proposals due for 2014-15
27 Student projects due for Directed Summer Research and Internships

 

Final Exam Schedule

Exam TimesEach semester Grinnell College has four days of exams (Tuesday through Friday) with two exam times (9:00 am to 12:00 Noon and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm). Monday is a reading day and no exam may be scheduled on this day under any circumstances.

Changes and Conflicts - College policy stipulates that neither students nor faculty members may make changes in the published examination schedule without prior approval of the Registrar.  With 8 exam times and 12 possible class schedules, it is inevitable that some students will have two exams on the same day or two exams at the same time.  If a student has two exams scheduled at the same hour, such conflicts should be resolved by discussion with the appropriate instructor. If a student has two exams in the same day, they should not expect the faculty to reschedule their exam.

Arranged Class Times - Examinations for students in classes meeting at “arranged” hours will be during the final exam week at the time assigned to the time slot during which the arranged course m                                                                                                                                                 

Last Possible Due Date for all work: All take-home exams, other written work, or oral defenses of written work required in various courses must be submitted to the appropriate instructors by the date stipulated by the instructors, or, at the latest, by 5:00 pm on the final day of the exam period (Friday). Faculty are not allowed to grade any work submitted after 5:00 pm on this day. The only exception to this is students who have completed “Incomplete” paperwork as set forth in the Student Handbook.

 

FALL 2014 Final Examination Schedule

 

If your class day includes any of these days:

And your class starts during this hour:

The date of your final will be:

The time of your final will be:

MWF

8:00 AM

Wed, Dec 17

9:00 AM

MWF

9:00 AM

Thur, Dec 18

9:00 AM

MWF

10:00 AM

Fri, Dec 19

9:00 AM

MWF

11:00 AM

Tues, Dec 16

9:00 AM

MWF

12:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Wed, Dec 17

2:00 PM

MWF

2:00 PM

Thur, Dec 18

2:00 PM

MWF

3:00 PM

Fri, Dec 19

2:00 PM

MWF

7:00 PM

Fri, Dec 19

2:00 PM

TTH

8:00 AM, 9:00 AM

Tues, Dec 16

2:00 PM

TTH

10:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Fri, Dec 19

2:00 PM

TTH

12:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Wed, Dec 17

9:00 AM

TTH

2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Tues, Dec 16

2:00 PM

 

SPRING 2015 Final Examination Schedule

 

If your class day includes any of these days:

And your class starts during this hour:

The date of your final will be:

The time of your final will be:

MWF

8:00 AM

Tues, May 12

9:00 AM

MWF

9:00 AM

Wed, May 13

9:00 AM

MWF

10:00 AM

Thurs, May 14

9:00 AM

MWF

11:00 AM

Fri, May 15

9:00 AM

MWF

12:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Tues, May 12

2:00 PM

MWF

2:00 PM

Wed, May 13

2:00 PM

MWF

3:00 PM

Thurs, May 14

2:00 PM

MWF

7:00 PM

Thurs, May 14

2:00 PM

TTH

8:00 AM, 9:00 AM

Wed, May 13

2:00 PM

TTH

10:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Thurs, May 14

2:00 PM

TTH

12:00 PM, 1:00 PM

Tues, May 12

9:00 AM

TTH

2:00 PM, 3:00 PM

Fri, May 15

2:00 PM

 

Grades are due:

                Fall Semester        No later than Noon, Tuesday, December 30

                Spring Semester   No later than Noon, Tuesday, May 26