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Academic Calendar

2015–2016 Semesters

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2015–2016 Semesters

Fall Semester 2015

September | October | November | December | January | February

Fall Semester 2015
Event Date
Labor Day (College closed) September 7
Academic year begins/Fall convocation September 8
Classes begin September 9
Course drop/add period. To receive full refund for courses that begin September 9–15, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on September 16 September 9–15
Courses must be dropped by 6:00 PM September 16
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses September 17
Thirteen-week classes begin September 23
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 noon September 24
Last day for change of major in non-criteria programs September 25
Course audit forms due to Enrollment Services September 28
Full refund for drop of thirteen-week classes by 6:00 pm September 28
Last day to withdraw with a W for Session I classes October 8
Columbus Day (College closed) October 12
Session I Finals Day for Saturday classes October 24
Session I Finals Day for Monday and Wednesday classes October 28
Session I Finals Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes October 29
Assessment Day (no day classes) October 30
Session II classes begin October 31
Session I grades due by 12:00 noon November 2
Priority deadline for applying for financial aid November 2
Spring advising/Registration begins No later than November 2
Full refund for drop of Session II classes November 9
Second NP roster due by 11:59 pm November 9
Last day to withdraw with a W for Fall 2015 November 10
Veterans Day observed (College closed) November 11
Thanksgiving recess begins 5:00 pm (No evening classes) November 25
Thanksgiving Day (College closed) November 26
No day or evening classes November 27–28
Last day to withdraw with a W for Session II November 30
Last day of classes before final exams December 15
Final exam period for day and evening classes December 16–22
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes December 17
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes December 21
Fall Graduation Petitions due to Registrar’s Office December 23
Make-up day for final exams December 23
Fall semester officially ends December 23
College closed for energy conservation December 24–January 1
Christmas Holiday (College closed) December 25
Grades due December 26
Grades/GPA/Academic status posted in System Self-serve December 29
New Year’s Day (College closed) January 1
Fall degrees/certificates mailed By February 9

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Spring Semester 2015

January | February | March | April | May | July

Spring Semester 2016
Event Date
Martin Luther King Day (College closed) January 18
Winter Convocation January 19
Classes begin January 20
Course drop/add period. To receive a full refund for courses that begin January 20–26, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on January 27. January 20–26
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses January 28
Thirteen-week classes begin February 3
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 noon February 4
Audit forms due to Enrollment Services February 8
Last day to withdraw with W for Session I classes February 12
Presidents Day (College closed) February 15
Last day for change of major non-criteria programs February 22
Session I Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes March 9
Session I Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes March 10
Session I Finals for Saturday classes March 12
Spring Break (No classes) March 13–20
Session I grades due by noon March 16
Session II classes begin March 21
NECC Professional Day (No day classes, evening classes will meet) March 25
Spring graduation petitions due to Registrar’s Office March 31
Last day to withdraw with W for Spring 2016 April 1
Second NP roster due by 12:00 noon April 1
Priority deadline for applying for financial aid April 1
Summer and Fall advising/registration begins No later than April 4
Patriots Day (College closed) April 18
Last day to withdraw with W for Session II classes April 19
Last day of classes before final exams May 9
Finals period for day and evening classes May 10–16
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes May 11
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes May 12
Make-up day for final exams (day classes) May 16
Spring semester officially ends May 16
Annual Awards Convocation May 17
Grades due May 18
Fifty-Fourth Annual Commencement May 21
Grades/GPA/Academic status posted to System Self-serve May 23
Memorial Day (College closed) May 30
Spring degrees/certificates mailed By July 11

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Summer Session I 2016

Session I runs from May 17 to June 17. Day classes meet Tuesday through Friday. Evening classes meet Tuesday through Thursday.

Summer Session I 2016
Event Date
First five week classes begin May 17
Memorial Day observed (College closed) May 30
Last day to withdraw with a W June 3
Session I Finals for evening classes June 16
Session I Finals for day classes June 17
Grades due by 12:00 noon June 21

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Summer Session II 2016

Session I runs from May 21 to July 23. Classes meet for ten Saturdays.

Summer Session II 2016
Event Date
Saturday classes begin May 21
Memorial Day – College closed
(Classes will be held May 28)
May 30
Last day to withdraw with a W June 30
Independence Day College closed
(Classes will be held July 2)
July 4
Session II Finals Day July 23
Grades due by 12:00 noon July 26

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ESL Summer Session 2016

The ESL Session runs from May 23 to August 5. Classes meet Monday through Thursday.

ESL Summer Session 2016
Event Date
Classes Begin May 23
Memorial Day (College closed) May 30
July 4 Holiday Observed (College closed) July 4
Last Day to withdraw with a W July 6
ESL Summer Session Finals Day August 4
Grades Due by 12:00 noon August 8

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Summer Session III 2016

Session III runs from June 20 to August 11. Classes meet day and evening on Monday/Wednesday, day and evening on Tuesday/Thursday, and day and evening on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday.

Summer Session III 2016
Event Date
Session III classes begin June 20
Independence Day Observed (College closed) July 4
Last day to withdraw with a W July 21
Session III Finals for Monday/Wednesday classes August 10
Session III Finals for Tuesday/Thursday classes August 11
Session III Finals for Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday classes August 11
Grades Due by 12:00 noon August 15

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Additional Information

A student may register for a course at any time prior to the first class meeting only.

Refunds: For information contact the Bursar’s Office, Haverhill campus, (978) 556-3900.

Academic Policies: For information about academic policies, refer to the College Catalog or the NECC website.

Class rosters are available electronically through faculty self-service during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The registrar will notify faculty electronically regarding rosters, NP rosters, and final roster submission and due dates.

Final grade rosters must be submitted through the faculty web on-line product. inal

Grades MUST BE submitted by noon December 26 in the Fall, and May 18 in the Spring.

Summer Final Grades must be submitted by 12:00 noon in the Academic Calendar above.

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