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, 2014-2015*

*Please also see the Registrar's Calendar at: http://www.grinnell.edu/about/offices-services/registrar/resources
*Please also see Chaplain's Office Calendar of Religious Holy Days, at:http://www.grinnell.edu/documents/70
Materials are due by 5:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Deadlines reflected are subject to change. For current information, please refer to the Dean’s Office Intranet.
Dates in italics have not been confirmed.

FALL 2014

AUGUST

1 Harris Fellowship Proposals for 2015-2016 academic year due

15 Academic year CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due (first deadline)

15 Faculty Study Leave proposals from individuals due

15 Applications for Academic Enterprise Leaves for tenured faculty due

15 NEH Summer '15 Stipend Proposals due (internal competition) to Dean

23-27 New Student Orientation

27 Faculty Meeting, 9:30 AM, ARH 302

27 All student work due for internships, directed summer research, including 499 (MAP)

28 Classes begin

SEPTEMBER

1 Summer 299 and 499 (MAP) reports due from faculty

1 Fall Faculty-Faculty Tutorial, Course-Related Field Trip, Teaching & Learning Discussion Group, Faculty 

Weekend Seminar applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)

1 Proposals for Mellon/Expanding Knowledge Initiative Bridging Projects due (ASO Deans Office)

2 Department Chairs submit New Course proposals and course changes for spring schedules to division chair

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.

5 Summer grades due

8 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

8 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

8 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

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)

15 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)

19 Academic year CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due (second deadline)

19 Last day to add a course/audit, drop a course without transcript entry, change to or from S/D/F grade, 

change audit/credit status

22 Course may be withdrawn with a W transcript entry

24 American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship applications due (to ACLS)

26-28 Family Weekend

26 Draft Spring course schedules go to department/concentration chairs for review (from Registrar)

26 Division Chairs notify Registrar/Dean of New Course proposals and course changes

26 Department Chairs submit special topic proposals for spring term to Registrar's Office

30 NEH Summer '15 Stipend final applications due (to NEH)

OCTOBER

1 Deadline to apply for a Spring 2015 Writing Mentor (J. Carl)

1 Fall Interim Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

4 Mellon Post-Doc Position Proposals due in Dean's Office (if funding allows)

4 Statement of Departmental Planning to Support Study Leave Applicants due

6 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

8 Fall Complete Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

10 Mellon New Directions Fellowship proposals due

11 Departments submit corrected spring schedule to Registrar

13 Last day to declare a major before preregistration

13 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

13 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

13 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

14 Term Faculty Staffing Proposals due in Dean's Office

17 Last day to drop credits in excess of 18 without paying overload fees

18 Alumni Scholars nominations due (R. Wolf)

18-26 Fall Break

28 Pre-registration materials sent to academic advisers (Registrar's Office)

NOVEMBER

1 Last date to submit Faculty Travel Requests for first meetings

3 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

3 Winter Break Faculty-Faculty Tutorial applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)

3 Grinnell-in-Washington faculty applications due

3 Grinnell-in-London faculty applications due

3-13 Pre-registration for Spring 2015

5 Tenure Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

7 Last day to withdraw from a course with W transcript entry

10 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

10 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

10 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

14 Research Leave proposals for 2015-16 due

14 Sabbatical Leave proposals for 2015-16 due

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 2015-2016 due (R. Bly)

17 Final student applications for Spring 297, 299, 387, 397, 399, 499 (MAP) independent study

17 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

27-28 Thanksgiving Break

DECEMBER

1 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

2 Faculty Salary Reviews due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

8 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

8 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

8 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

12 Last day of classes

12 Last day to request an Incomplete

15-19 Final Exams for first semester

31 Grades for Fall semester due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 NOONSPRING and SUMMER 2015

Deadlines reflected are subject to change. For current information, please refer to the Dean’s Office Intranet. 

JANUARY

1 Fall 2014 499 (MAP) / 299 Reports due from faculty

20 First day of classes, spring semester

23 499 (MAP) applications from students off-campus the previous semester or who are continuing a 499 (MAP)

24 SFS Proposals due in Dean’s Office

31 Departments receive schedule materials from Registrar's Office

FEBRUARY

1 Department Chairs submit new course proposals and course changes to Division Chair

2 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

2 Spring Faculty-Faculty Tutorial, Course-Related Field Trip, Teaching and Learning Discussion Groups, and 

Faculty Weekend Seminar applications due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)

2 On-campus Summer Workshop proposals due (ISC/ASO Deans Office)

6 Last day to add a course/audit, drop a course without transcript entry, change to or from S/D/F grade, 

change audit/credit status

7 Alumni Scholars nominations due (R. Wolf)

6 Summer CSFS 499 MAP funding requests due from faculty

9 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

9 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

9 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

9 Course may be withdrawn with a W transcript entry

10 Department Chairs submit special topic proposals to Registrar's Office

11 Spring Interim Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

14 Div. Chairs notify Registrar of new course proposals and course changes for course schedule

14 Department Chairs submit 2015-16 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)

16 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

Election of At-Large member of Executive Council and At-Large member of Personnel Committee: 2 year 

term (At second February Faculty Meeting)

X 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.)

20 Summer CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due

21 CFD Fellow Proposals due in Dean's Office

MARCH

2 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

4 Spring Complete Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

4 Promotion to Professor Review Dossiers due (from Dept. Chairs) in Dean's Office

9 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

9 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

9 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

14-29 Spring Break19 Departments/Concentrations receive schedule from Registrar's Office to proof

29 Deadline to apply for a Fall 2015 Writing Mentor (J. Carl)

30 Summer Faculty-Faculty Tutorial and Off-Campus Summer Study/Workshop applications due (ISC/ASO 

Deans Office)

APRIL

1 Tenure-track staffing proposals for searches in 2015-16 due in Dean's Office

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)

6 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

13 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102)

13 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022)

13 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152)

13-23 Pre-registration for Fall Classes

20 Faculty Meeting, 4:15 PM, ARH 302

27 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)

4 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)

4 Summer student 499 (MAP) Application Part A due to Registrar's Office

8 Last Day of Classes

11 Division Meetings, Noon (Social Studies: ARH 102) (tentative)

11 Division Meeting, Noon (Science: SCI 2022) (tentative)

11 Division Meetings, Noon (Humanities: BCA 152) (tentative)

11-15 Final Exam Week

16 Grades for Seniors due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 NOON

18 Commencement, 10:00 AM

26 Grades for Spring semester due in Registrar's Office by 12:00 NOON

29 Spring 2015 499 (MAP) / 299 Reports due from faculty

JUNE

1 Final student applications for summer research 299, 399, 499 (MAP, Part B) due (Registrar)

JULY

1 Faculty Activity Report information for 2014-15 due in Sedona

1 Senior Faculty Status Annual Reports due (Sedona)

AUGUST 2015

1 Harris Fellowship Proposals due for 2015-16

15 Academic year CSFS faculty research/scholarship grant requests due (first deadline)

15 Study Leave Proposals due for 2015-16

26 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