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Dates to Remind Your Student About

Annual Events, Holidays & Academic Dates (Academic Year 2013-2014)

Calendar

August 2013

  • New Student Orientation - August 22
    New Students arrive and participate in New Lancer Days
  • Apartment Residents Return - August 23
    Students living in Lancer Park, Longwood Village and Longwood Landings are permitted to begin moving in. Students are not allowed to move in earlier than this date unless permitted by an organization, program, etc.
  • Residential Students Return - August 22
    All returning students living in campus housing may move into their assigned residence hall.
  • First Day of Classes - August 26
    All classes begin at 8 a.m.

September

  • Labor Day Holiday - September 2
    No classes in observance of holiday. The University will be closed. Classes resume 8 a.m. on September 3.
  • Last Day to Add/Drop Classes - September 3
    After 5 pm on this date, students wishing to drop a class must go through the withdrawal process and a "W" will appear on their final transcript (Please note the withdrawal deadline as well).
  • Convocation - September 12
    Convocation is an annual Longwood tradition for graduating seniors. The ceremony is held in the Jarman Auditorium. Seniors participate in the tradition of Senior Capping where friends decorate caps and present them to the graduate at this ceremony.
  • Family Weekend - September 20-22
    Come visit Longwood and participate in the weekend festivities. Find out more about Family Weekend.

 

October

  • Grade Estimates Due 12 Noon - October 7
    Mid-semester grades are available for student's to view. The estimates provide students with a marker of their success in a particular class. Grade estimates are issued to all first-year students and any other students making a "D" or "F." Under FERPA, student grades are not to be released to anyone besides the student without consent by the student.
  • Oktoberfest Weekend - October 4
    This annual celebration is a proud Longwood Tradition for everyone and free too! Visit the Mortar Board's website for a tentative schedule.
  • Fall Break - No Classes - October 14-15
    There are no classes on the 14th and 15th for fall break. Classes resume 8 a.m. on October 16th.
  • Deadline to Withdraw - October 16
    Students wishing to drop a class after the add/drop deadline may only withdraw from a class. This means a "W" will be recorded on the students' final transcript. After 5 p.m. on this withdrawal deadline, there are no other opportunities to drop a class without penalty and all grades received will be final.

November

  • Advising & Registration Begin for Spring 2014 - November 4
    Registration for Spring 2014 classes opens up and students should begin to meet with their advisors for assistance with scheduling. For students with less than 45 credits, a meeting with their advisor is required to obtain a necessary pin number for online registration. Advising ends on November 15.
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 27-29
    No classes 27th - 29th in observance of the holiday. The University will be closed the 27th - 29th. Classes resume 8 a.m. on December 2.

December

  • Last Day of Classes - December 6
    Fall semester classes end.
  • Reading Day - December 7
    Students are given a reading day to prepare for final exams.
  • Final Exams - December 9-13
    Final exams are administered during the week of the 9th-13th. Exam periods are dependent upon the class times.
  • Final Grades Due - December 16
    Final grades are available for student's to view.

January 2014

  • New Student Orientation - January 13
    Classes begin at 4 pm.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No Classes - January 20
    No classes in observance of the holiday. The University will be closed as well. Classes resume at 8:00 am on January 21st.
  • Last Day to Add/Drop Classes - January 21
    After this date, students wishing to drop a class must go through the withdrawal process and a "W" will appear on their final transcript (Please note the withdrawal deadline as well).

February

  • Grade Estimates Due - February 24
    Mid-semester grades are available for students to view. The estimates provide students with a marker of their success in a particular class. Grade estimates are issued to all first-year students and any other students making a "D" or "F." Under FERPA, student grades are not to be released to anyone besides the student without consent by the student.

March

  • Spring Break - No Classes - March 3-7
    No classes the week of March 3rd-7th. The University will be closed on March 3rd. Classes resume 8 a.m. on March 10th.
  • Deadline to Withdraw - March 10
    Students wishing to drop a class after the add/drop deadline may only withdraw from a class. This means a "W" will be recorded on the students' final transcript. After 5:00 pm on this withdrawal deadline, there are no other opportunities to drop a class without penalty and all grades received will be final.
  • Advising & Registration Begin for Summer & Fall 2013 - March 20
    Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 classes opens up and students should begin to meet with their advisors for assistance with scheduling. For students with less than 45 credits, a meeting with their advisor is required to obtain a necessary pin number for online registration. Advising ends on April 3.

April

  • Last Day of Classes - April 25
    Spring semester classes end.
  • Reading Day - April 26
    Students are given a reading day to prepare for final exams.
  • Final Exams - April 28-May 2 
    Final exams are administered during the week of April 28th-May 2nd. Exam periods are dependent upon the class times.

May

  • Final Grades Due - May 5
    Final grades are available at 8:30 a.m. for student's to view.

Graduate Commencement - May 9
Undergraduate Commencement- May 10

The big day! For information on Commencement visit the commencement website. If you're looking for a place to stay, check out places to stay in the Farmville area.