Colleges, universities set calendars

2014-08-09T00:00:00Z Colleges, universities set calendars The Billings Gazette
August 09, 2014 12:00 am

Institutions of higher learning offer everything from two-year associate degrees on up in a wide range of fields.

Some area schools and their schedules are:

Montana State University Billings

For information, call 657-2011 or 800-565-6782 or go to www.msubillings.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 31. Residence halls open.

Sept. 1. Labor Day; offices closed.

Sept. 3. Classes begin.

Sept. 5. Late registration fee applies. Students who have not completed fee payment or signed a fee statement before this date will be disenrolled from classes and required to re-register.

Sept. 11. Last day to register, add classes.

Sept. 23. Last day to withdraw, drop classes with partial refund.

Oct. 13. Columbus Day. Classes in session; offices open.

Oct. 21. Last day to drop classes without instructor permission.

Nov. 3. Registration for spring semester 2015 begins.

Nov. 4. Election Day. No classes. Offices closed.

Nov. 11. Veterans Day. No classes; offices closed.

Nov. 14. Last day to apply to graduate in spring semester 2015 or in summer semester (if attending ceremony).

Nov. 18. Last day to drop class with approval of adviser and course instructor.

Nov. 25-30. Thanksgiving holiday. No classes; offices open Nov. 26 only.

Dec. 8-11. Final exam week.

Dec. 11. Final day to withdraw from fall 2014. Semester ends.

Dec. 12. Residence halls close.

Dec. 17. Grades due to registrar’s office.

Spring semester 2015

Jan. 11. Residence halls open.

Jan. 14. Classes begin.

Jan. 16. Late registration fee applies. Students who have not completed or signed a fee statement before this date will be disenrolled from classes and required to re-register.

Jan. 19. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes; offices closed.

Jan. 23. Last day to register, add classes.

Feb. 4. Last day to withdraw, drop classes with partial refund.

Feb. 16. Presidents’ Day. No classes; offices open.

Feb. 17. Registration for summer session 2015 begins.

Feb. 28-March 8. Spring break. No classes.

March 12. Last Day to drop classes without instructor permission.

March 16. Registration for fall semester 2015 begins.

March 20. Last day to apply to graduate summer semester 2015 (if not attending ceremony) and fall semester 2015.

April 2-5. Spring mini-break. No classes; offices open.

April 9. Last day to drop a class with approval of adviser and course instructor.

April 24. University Day. No classes; offices open.

April 27-30. Final exam week.

April 30. Final day to withdraw from spring 2015. Semester ends.

May 1. Residence halls close.

May 2. Commencement.

May 6. Grades due in registrar’s office.


Rocky Mountain College

For information, call 657-1000 or 800-877-6259, or go to www.rocky.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 25. Classes begin. Internship contracts due.

Aug. 29. Last day to drop or add classes.

Sept. 1. Labor Day. No classes.

Oct. 16-19. Midterm break. No classes.

Oct. 21. Midterm grades due.

Oct. 24. Last day to drop classes with a grade of “W.”

Oct. 27. Advising begins for spring 2015 registration.

Nov. 3. Online registration opens for spring 2015.

Nov. 27-30. Thanksgiving break. No classes.

Dec. 5. Last day of classes.

Dec. 8-12. Final exams.

Dec. 16. Final grades due.

Spring semester 2015

Dec. 10, 2014. Early validation deadline. Confirm attendance and arrange payment.

Jan. 5. Classes begin. Internship contracts due.

Jan. 9. Last day to drop or add classes.

Jan. 19. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No classes.

Feb. 1. Applications for graduation in December 2015 due in Office of Student Records.

Feb. 28-March 8. Mid-term break.

March 10. Midterm grades due.

March 16. Last day to drop classes with grade of “W.”

March 23. Advising begins for summer and fall registration.

March 30. Online registration starts for fall 2015. Online registration for summer 2015 open.

April 3-6. Easter break. No classes.

April 24. Last day of classes.

April 27-May 1. Final exams.

May 1. Baccalaureate.

May 2. Commencement.

May 5. Final grades due.


Yellowstone Christian College

The college at 1515 S. Shiloh Road changed its name from Yellowstone Baptist College last year. For information, call 656-9950 or visit www.yellowstonechristian.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 12-15. Registration, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Aug. 17. Residence halls open.

Aug. 18-19. Orientation.

Aug. 20. Food service begins. First day of classes.

Aug. 29. Last day to register late or drop or add classes.

Sept. 1. Labor Day holiday.

Sept. 17-18. Fall Student Fun Days.

Oct. 13. Midterm grades due.

Oct. 28. Last day to withdraw from classes with “W.”

Oct. 31. Fall Festival.

Nov. 10-14. January and spring-term 2015 pre-registration.

Nov. 24-28. Thanksgiving break.

Dec. 8-11. Final exams.

Dec. 11. Food service ends.

Dec. 12. Residence halls close.

Dec. 17. Final grades due

January term 2015

Jan. 5. Classes begin.

Jan. 9. Classes end.

Spring semester 2015

Dec. 20, 2014. Application deadline.

Jan. 8. Residence halls open.

Jan. 8-9. Registration, new-student orientation.

Jan. 12. Food service begins. Classes start.

Jan. 21. Last day for late registration. Last day to withdraw with full refund.

March 2-6. Spring break.

March 6. Midterm grades due.

April 6. Last day to withdraw from classes without penalty.

April 20-24. Pre-registration for summer and fall 2015.

April 26. Last day to withdraw from classes.

May 4-8. Final exam week.

May 8. Food service ends. Graduation dinner.

May 9. Residence halls close. Graduation.

May 15. Final grades due.


Montana State University

For information, call 406-994-2452 or 888-MSU-CATS or go to www.montana.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 20-22. New-student orientation.

Aug. 25. Classes begin.

Sept. 1. Labor Day. No classes; offices closed.

Nov. 4. Election Day. No classes; offices closed.

Nov. 11. Veterans Day. No classes; offices closed.

Nov. 26-30. Thanksgiving holiday. No classes; offices open Nov. 26 only.

Dec. 5. Classes end.

Dec. 8-12. Final exams.

Dec. 12. Fall semester ends.

Dec. 13. Fall commencement 2014.

Dec. 25-26. Christmas holiday; offices closed.

Spring semester 2015

Jan. 12-13. Orientation and registration.

Jan. 14. Classes begin.

Jan. 19. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. No classes; offices closed.

Feb. 16. President’s Day. No classes; offices closed.

March 9-13. Spring break. No classes; offices open.

April 3. University Day. No classes; offices open.

May 1. Classes end.

May 4-8. Final exams.

May 8. Spring semester ends.

May 9. Commencement.


Dawson Community College, Glendive

For information, call 800-821-8320 or 406-377-3396 or visit www.dawson.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 20. New faculty orientation.

Aug. 21-22. Faculty in-service.

Aug. 24. Residence halls open.

Aug. 25-26. New-student orientation.

Aug. 27. On-campus classes start.

Sept. 1. Labor Day. Campus closed.

Sept. 2. Online classes begin.

Sept. 3. Fee payment/financial aid disbursement. Last day to add classes via Banner.

Sept. 4. Last day to add online classes.

Sept. 10. Last day to drop or add on-campus classes.

Sept. 17. Last day to drop online classes.

Oct. 16. Faculty in-service. No classes.

Oct. 17. Fall break. No classes.

Oct. 21-22. Midterm grades submitted, posted.

Oct. 27-31. Pre-registration for graduation candidates.

Oct. 31. Last day to withdraw from classes.

Nov. 3. Graduation applications due.

Nov. 4. Pre-registration begins.

Nov. 24. Last day to withdraw from online classes.

Nov. 26-29. Thanksgiving break. Campus closed.

Dec. 13. Last day of online classes.

Dec. 15-17. Final exams.

Dec. 17. End of semester.

Dec. 18. Residence halls close.

Dec. 19. Final grades due.

Spring semester 2015

Jan. 8-9. Faculty in-service.

Jan. 11. Residence halls open.

Jan. 12. New-student orientation. Evening classes begin.

Jan. 13. On-campus classes begin.

Jan. 19. Holiday. Campus closed.

Jan. 20. Online-classes begin. Last day to add classes via Banner.

Jan. 21. Fee payment/financial aid disbursement.

Jan. 22. Last day to add online classes.

Jan. 27. Last day to add or drop on-campus classes.

Feb. 4. Last day to drop online classes.

Feb. 16. Holiday. Campus closed.

March 6. Midterm.

March 8-9. Midterm grades submitted, posted.

March 9-13. Spring break. No classes.

March 25. Last day to withdraw from on-campus classes.

March 30. Pre-registration opens.

April 3. No classes; campus closed.

April 13. Last day to withdraw from online classes.

May 2. Last day of online classes.

May 5-7. Final exams.

May 7. Commencement. End of semester.

May 8. Residence halls close.

May 11. Final grades due.


Miles Community College, Miles City

For information call 406-874-6100 or 800-541-9281 or visit www.milescc.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 15. Faculty Day, convocation.

Aug. 18. New-student orientation.

Aug. 18-19. Nursing orientation. Faculty Day.

Aug. 20. Classes start for fall session and first mini-session.

Aug. 26. Last day for late registration or to add classes or drop classes for full refund for first mini-session.

Aug. 29. Last day for late registration or to add or to drop classes, withdraw for full refund for full fall term.

Sept. 1. Labor Day. No classes.

Sept. 10. Fee payment.

Sept. 26. Late fee added to unpaid student accounts.

Oct. 6-10. Midterms.

Oct. 10. Intent-to-graduate forms due.

Oct. 13. Columbus Day holiday.

Oct. 14. Classes start for second mini-session.

Oct. 16-17. Educators Conference. No classes.

Oct. 22. Last day for late registration for second mini-session or to drop or withdraw from classes with full refund for mini-session.

Oct. 27. Fee payment for second mini-session.

Nov. 3. Last day to withdraw, drop classes with no penalty.

Nov. 11. Veterans Day holiday.

Nov. 27-28. Thanksgiving break.

Dec. 3. Last day to withdraw, drop classes.

Dec. 5. Classes end.

Dec. 8-11. Final exams.

Dec. 12. Faculty Day.

Dec. 16. Final grades due.

Dec. 24-26. Christmas break.

Spring semester 2015

Jan. 7. Faculty returns.

Jan. 9-13. Faculty Days; convocation on Jan. 9

Jan. 13. New-student orientation.

Jan. 14. Classes begin for full session and first mini-session.

Jan. 19. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Jan. 21. Last day to add classes, for late registration or to drop classes, withdraw for full refund for first mini-session.

Jan. 23. Intent-to-graduate forms due.

Jan. 26. Last day for late registration, to add classes or to drop classes, withdraw for full spring session.

Feb. 5. Fee payment.

Feb. 16. Presidents’ Day holiday.

Feb. 18. Late fee added to unpaid student accounts.

March 2-6. Midterms.

March 9-13. Spring break. School closed, March 13.

March 16. Classes start for second mini-session.

March 20. Last day to register, add or drop or withdraw from classes for full refund for second mini-session.

March 30. Fee payment for second mini-session.

April 3. Spring Day. School closed.

April 6. Last day to withdraw, drop classes with no penalty for full spring term.

April 30. Last day to withdraw, drop classes.

May 4. Classes end.

May 5-7. Final exams.

May 8. Nurses pinning ceremony. Faculty Day.

May 9. Commencement.

May 12. Final grades due for spring term.


Chief Dull Knife College, Lame Deer

The 2014-15 academic calendar for the tribal college was not posted at press time.

For information, call 406-477-6215 or visit www.cdkc.edu.


Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency

The 2014-15 academic calendar for the tribal college was not posted at press time.

For information, call 406-638-3131 or visit www.lbhc.edu.


Northwest College, Powell, Wyo.

For information, call 800-560-4692 or visit www.northwestcollege.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 18-19. New faculty orientation.

Aug. 20. Campus meeting.

Aug. 21. Residence halls open.

Aug. 22. Fall walk-in registration.

Aug. 22-24. New student kick-off weekend.

Aug. 25. Classes begin.

Aug. 29. Last day to add full-term and first half-term classes.

Sept. 1. Labor Day. College holiday.

Sept. 5. Last day to drop or change to or from audit for full-term and first half-term classes.

Sept. 19. Last day to withdraw from first half-term classes only.

Oct. 17. Last day of first half-term classes.

Oct. 18-20. Fall recess.

Oct. 20. Grading Day.

Oct. 21. Second half-term classes begin.

Oct. 24. Last day to add second half-term classes.

Oct. 31. Last day to drop or change to or from audit for second half-term classes.

Nov. 4. Advising Day. Only evening classes meet. Early registration for spring 2015 starts.

Nov. 14. Last day to withdraw from full-term and second half-term classes.

Nov. 26-29. 1. Thanksgiving break.

Dec. 12. Last day of classes.

Dec. 15-17. Final exams.

Dec. 18. Residence halls close.

Dec. 18-19. Grading Days.

Dec. 22. Final grades due.

Dec. 22-Jan. 1. Winter holiday. College closed.

Spring semester 2015

Jan. 5-15. Intersession.

Jan. 14-15. Faculty in-service, campus meeting.

Jan. 16. Residence halls open. New-student orientation. Spring walk-in registration.

Jan. 19. Equality Day; campus holiday.

Jan. 20. Classes begin.

Jan. 26. Last day to add full-term and first half-term classes.

Feb. 3. Last day to drop or change to or from audit for full-term and first half-term classes.

Feb. 13. Last day to withdraw from first half-term classes.

March 13. Last day of first half-term classes.

March 14-22. Spring break.

March 16. Grading Day.

March 23. Second half-term classes begin.

March 27. Last day to add second half-term classes.

April 2. Last day to drop or change to or from audit for second half-term classes.

April 3-6. Spring recess.

April 14. Advising Day. Only evening classes meet. Early registration for summer and fall 2015 begins.

April 17. Last day to withdraw from full-term and second half-term classes.

May 12. Last day of classes.

May 13-15. Final exams.

May 16. Graduation.

May 17. Residence halls close.

May 18-19. Grading Days.

May 22. Final grades due.


Sheridan College

The college has campuses in Gillette and Sheridan.

For information about the Gillette campus, call 307-686-9254 or 888-544-5538. For information about the Sheridan campus, call 307-674-6446 or 800-913-9139. The schools share a website at www.sheridan.edu.

Fall semester 2014

Aug. 27. Return and welcome.

Sept. 1. Labor Day. College closed.

Sept. 2. Student orientation.

Sept. 3. Classes start.

Oct. 20-24. Midterm Week.

Oct. 29. Midterm grades due.

Nov. 26-28. Thanksgiving break. College closed

Dec. 15. Last day of classes.

Dec. 16-19. Final exams.

Dec. 16-17. Grading days.

Dec. 24. Professional Flex Day. Grades due.

Dec. 24-Jan. 2. College closed.

Spring semester 2015

Jan. 15. Welcome and return.

Jan. 20. Orientation.

Jan. 21. First day of classes.

Feb. 16. Presidents’ Day. No classes; college open.

March 9-12. Midterm Week.

March 16-20. Spring break. No classes. College open March 16-18, closed March 19-20.

March 25. Midterm grades due.

April 3-5. Easter break.

May 12. Last day of classes.

May 15. Graduation.

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