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Howard University Calendar Fall 2003

This calendar is effective for all Howard University schools and colleges except Dentistry, Medicine and Law. 
 
*Date Policy: Deadlines are listed according to the calendar date on which they fall, even if that date falls on a weekend or is a legal holiday. Such deadlines must be met by close of business of the business day immediately following a weekend or legal holiday. 

Fall 2003 Semester

August 1, 2003, Friday 
First deferred payment due for Fall 2003 
 
August 16, Saturday 
Residence Halls open for check-in of new residents 
 
August 16, Saturday to August 19, Tuesday 
Orientation, Academic Advisement, Course Selection and Payment of tuition/fees for new students and Former Students Returning (FSR). Initial Financial Aid disbursement for Fall 2003 
 
August 20, Wednesday to August 22, Friday 
LATE REGISTRATION for all students 
 
August 20, Wednesday to August 29, Friday 
Consortium Registration 
 
August 21, Thursday 
Residence Halls open for continuing students 
 
August 22, Friday to August 29, Friday 
Change of program period
(Add or drop a course without a grade of "W"change from one section to another, change from credit to audit or audit to credit)  

August 25, Monday 
FORMAL CLASSES BEGIN 
 
August 30, Saturday 
COURSE WITHDRAWAL FEE EFFECTIVE* 
 
August 31, Sunday 
Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees* 
 
September 1, Monday 
LABOR DAY - LEGAL HOLIDAY 

September 1, Monday 
Deadline for receipt of Application for Admission for Spring 2004* 

September 6, Saturday 
Graduate Expository Writing Examination for students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
 
September 12, Friday 
Deadline for faculty to submit Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) grades via the web to Enrollment Management/Records for Fall 2003 
 
September 12, Friday 
Financial Aid files closed for determination of credit hours for Fall 2003 aid disbursements 
 
September 26, Friday 
OPENING CONVOCATION 
Cramton Auditorium, 11:00 AM 
(Classes suspended 10:00 AM 1:00 PM)  

September 29, Monday 
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to be credited 50% of the housing charge 
 
October 3, Friday 
Deadline for 50% refund of tuition/fees 
 
October 3, Friday 
Preliminary Enrollment Census Date 
 
October 6, Monday 
Deadline for prospective May 2004 graduates to submit application for graduation to respective deans 
(Last day for refunds) 
 
October 13, Monday 
COLUMBUS DAY OBSERVED - LEGAL HOLIDAY 
 
October 19, Sunday 
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to receive 25% refund of housing charges* 
 
October 21, Tuesday 
Deadline for instructors to submit Mid-Term Status Reports via the web to Enrollment Management/Records 
 
October 23, Thursday 
Deadline for 25% refund of tuition/fees (Last day for refunds) 
 
October 23, Thursday 
Final Enrollment Census Date 
 
October 29, Wednesday 
Second deferred payment due for Fall 2003 
 
November 1, Saturday 
Deadline for receipt of approved applications for Intra- University Transfers for Spring 2004 in Enrollment Management/Records* 
 
November 1, Saturday 
Deadline for receipt of Financial Aid and Federal Stafford and Federal PLUS loan applications for Summer 2004* 
 
November 1, Saturday 
Early Action deadline for receipt of Applications for Admission for Fall 2004* 
 
November 1, Saturday 
Senior Comprehensive Examination in major fields for College of Arts and Sciences prospective December 2003 and May and Summer 2004 graduates 
 
November 3, Monday to November 14, Friday 
GENERAL REGISTRATION (GR)
(Course selection for Spring 2004) 
 
November 11, Tuesday 
VETERAN'S DAY - LEGAL HOLIDAY 
 
November 14, Friday 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE 
 
November 14, Friday 
LAST DAY TO COMPLETE A TOTAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY 
 
November 27, Thursday to November 30, Sunday 
THANKSGIVING RECESS 

December 5, Friday 
Deadline for students to clear Spring 2003 incomplete grades with instructors 
 
December 5, Friday 
FORMAL CLASSES END 
 
December 6, Saturday to December 8, Monday 
READING PERIOD 
 
December 9, Tuesday to December 19, Friday 
FINAL EXAMINATIONS (Deadline for instructors to submit final grades via the web is 5 calendar days after the scheduled final examination) 
 
December 18, Thursday 
First deferred payment due for Spring 2004 
 
December 19, Friday 
FIRST SEMESTER ENDS 

December 19, Friday 
Deadline for academic deans to submit Special Grade Reports to Enrollment Management/Records for removal of incomplete grades for Spring 2003 

December 20, Saturday 
Residence Halls close at 5:00 P.M. 

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