Academic Calendar

Important Dates and Vacation Days Calendar

Fall 2014 Semester

July 1 Mon Tozer Registration Opens for Fall 2014
July 11 Fri MA in Counseling New Student Orientation (9am-4pm)
August 4-17 Mon-Sun ASPIRE Online Orientation
August 5 Tue MA in Counseling Fall Term 1 Classes Begin
August 8 Fri MAOL New Student Orientation (1-6pm)
August 14 Thr TUG New Faculty Orientation (8:30am-1pm)
August 14-29 Thr Student Teaching Orientation for School of Education
August 15 Fri Employee Connection
August 15 Fri Last Day for Tozer Fall Registration
August 18-19 Mon-Tue Fall Faculty Workshop (8:30am-4pm)
August 21 Thr New Student Orientation for Credentialing Students (4:30-6:30pm)
August 21 Thr ASPIRE Orientation (6pm)
August 27 Wed Preventing Harassment Training (1-3pm LR 204)
August 29-September 1 Fri-Mon New Student Orientation - TUG
August 30 Sat ASPIRE Weekend Classes Begin
September 1 Mon ASPIRE Online Classes Begin
September 2 Tue Student Teaching Phase 1 Begins
September 2 Tue Graduate Education Classes Begin
September 2 Tue MA in Organizational Leadership Fall Term 1 Classes Start
September 2 Tue Classes Begin - TUG and Tozer Seminary
September 2-4 Tue-Thr ASPIRE Evening Classes Begin
September 3 Wed Opening Academic Convocation (10:20-11:20am)
September 4 Thr Last Day for TUG Registration
September 8 Mon Last Day to Add Classes - TUG and Tozer Seminary
September 12 Fri Last Day to Drop Classes - TUG and Tozer Seminary
September 15-19 Mon-Fri Spiritual Focus Week
October 3 Fri MA in Counseling Psychology Fall Term 1 Classes End
October 10-13* Fri-Mon* Columbus Weekend Vacation (Offices open Mon)
October 15 Wed Education Advisory Board Breakfast (7-8:30am)
October 17 Fri MA in Organizational Leadership Fall Term 1 Classes End
October 17 Fri Student Teaching Phase 1 Ends
October 20 Tue Student Teaching Phase 2 Begins
October 21 Tue MA in Counseling Psychology Fall Term 2 Classes Begin
October 24-25 Fri-Sat Fall Preview Weekend
October 27-31 Mon-Fri Global Impact Week
November 3 Mon Tozer Registration Opens for Spring 2015
November 7 Fri Last Day to Withdraw from Classes - TUG and Tozer Seminary
November 26-28 Wed-Fri Thanksgiving Vacation (Offices Closed Thursday and Friday)
December 1-14 Mon-Sun ASPIRE New Student Orientation for Online Program (Two week course)
December 6 Sat ASPIRE Weekend Classes End
December 8-12 Mon-Fri Final Examinations
December 11 Thr ASPIRE Evening Classes End
December 11 Thr New Student Orientation for Credentialing Students (4:30-6:30pm)
December 11 Thr ASPIRE Orientation (6pm)
December 12 Fri Tozer Classes end
December 12 Fri MA in Organizational Leadership Fall Term 2 Classes End
December 13 Sat Graduate Education Classes End
December 14 Sun ASPIRE Online Courses End
December 15 Mon Last Day for Tozer Spring Registration
December 15-January 5 Winter Break (Offices Closed Dec 22-26, Jan 1)
December 17 Wed TUG Grades Due (noon)
December 19 Fri Student Teaching Phase 2 Ends
December 19 Fri MA in Counseling Psychology Fall Term 2 Classes End
*Monday only classes meet.

Spring 2015 Semester

January 3 Sat ASPIRE Weekend Classes Begin
January 4-5 Sun-Mon New Student Orientation - TUG
January 5 Mon ASPIRE Online Classes Begin
January 5 Mon MA in Organizational Leadership Spring Term 1 Classes Start
January 5 Mon Student Teaching Orientation for School of Education (1-5pm)
January 5 Mon Student Teaching Phase 1 Begins
January 6 Tue MA in Counseling Psychology Spring Term 1 Classes Begin
January 6 Tue Classes Begin: TUG, Tozer, Education, MACP
January 6-8 Tue-Thr ASPIRE Evening Classes Begin
January 8 Thr Last Day for TUG Registration
January 9 Fri ASPIRE ASL Induction Ceremony (6pm)
January 10 Sat Commencement (10am, 2pm)
January 10 Sat MA Medallion Ceremony (3:30pm)
January 12 Mon Last Day to Add Classes - TUG and Tozer Seminary
January 16 Fri Last Day to Drop Classes - TUG and Tozer Seminary
January 19* Mon* M.L. King Jr. Day (Offices Closed)
January 19 Mon Teacher Credentialing Medallion Ceremony (5:30-6:30pm)
February 11-13 Wed-Fri Dr. James M. and Hazel J. Grant President's Lectureship
February 13-14 Fri-Sat Homecoming
February 16* Mon* President's Day (Offices Closed)
February 21 Sat MA in Organizational Leadership Spring Term 1 Classes End
February 27 Fri Student Teaching Phase 1 Ends
March 2 Mon MA in Organizational Leadership Spring Term 2 Classes Begin
March 2 Mon Tozer Registration Opens for Summer 2015
March 2 Mon Student Teaching Phase 2 Begins
March 6 Fri MA in Counseling Psychology Spring Term 1 Classes End
March 7 Sat Simpson Student Research Symposium
March 11 Wed Education Advisory Board Breakfast (7-8:30am)
March 13 Fri Last Day to Withdraw from Classes - TUG and Tozer Seminary
March 13-14 Fri-Sat Spring Preview Weekend
March 23-27 Mon-Fri Spring Break
March 24 Tue MA in Couseling Psychology Spring Term 2 Classes Begin
April 3 Fri Good Friday (Offices Closed)
April 11 Sat ASPIRE Weekend Classes End
April 15 Wed Tozer Summer Registration Deadline
April 16 Thr ASPIRE Evening Classes End
April 17 Fri Awards Convocation (10:20-11:20am)
April 17 Fri MA in Organizational Leadership Spring Term 2 Classes End
April 17 Fri Tozer Last Day of Classes
April 19 Sun ASPIRE Online Classes End
April 20-23 Mon-Thr Final Examinations
April 23 Thr New Credentialing Students Orientation (4:30-6:30pm)
April 24 Fri ASPIRE ASL Induction Ceremony (6pm)
April 24 Fri Baccalaureate (7pm)
April 24 Fri Graduate Education Classes End
April 24 Fri Student Teaching Phase 2 Ends
April 25 Sat Commencement for Spring Graduates (10am)
April 25 Sat MA and PASC Medallion Ceremony (11:30-1pm)
April 30 Thr ASPIRE New Student Orientation (6pm)
May 1 Fri TUG Grades due (noon)
May 14 Fri Faculty Retreat/Dinner
May 21 Thr Teacher Credentialing Medallion Ceremony (7-8:30pm)
May 22 Fri MA in Counseling Psychology Spring Term 2 Classes End
May 25 Mon Memorial Day (Offices Closed)
*Monday only classes meet.

May and Summer Courses 2015

April 27-August 8 Education Graduate and Credential Courses
April 27 - May 15 TUG - Session One
April 27-August 7 TUG Online Classes
May 2-August 8 ASPIRE Weekend Classes
May 4-June 19 MAOL Term 1
May 4-August 16 ASPIRE Online Classes
May 5-August 13 ASPIRE Evening Classes
May 5-August 14 Tozer Seminary Classes
May 18-June 5 TUG - Session Two
June 1-July17 MA in Counseling Psychology Classes
June 29-August 14 MAOL Term 2

Simpson University reserves the right to change this calendar as necessary.