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Howard University Calendar Spring 2002

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. 

Spring 2002 Semester

December 20, 2001, Thursday 
First deferred payment due for Spring 2002 
  
January 3, 2002, Thursday 
Residence Halls open for check-in of new residents 
  
January 3, Thursday 
Orientation begins for new undergraduate, graduate, and transfer students 
  
January 4, Friday 
Residence Halls open for continuing students 
  
January 4, Friday and January 7, Monday 
ACADEMIC ADVISEMENT, COURSE REGISTRATION, and PAYMENT of tuition/fees for all new students and former students returning (FSR) 
  
January 4, Friday to January 11, Friday 
Consortium Registration 
  
January 8, Tuesday to January 11, Friday 
Late Registration for all students 

January 8, Tuesday 
FORMAL CLASSES BEGIN 
  
January 8, Tuesday to January 11, 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)   

January 12, Saturday 
COURSE WITHDRAWAL FEE EFFECTIVE* 
  
January 12, Saturday 
Graduate Expository Writing Examination for students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 
  
January 14, Monday 
Deadline for 100% refund of tuition/fees 
  
January 21, Monday 
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S BIRTHDAY OBSERVED - LEGAL HOLIDAY   

January 25, Friday 
Deadline for receipt of December 2001 Graduation Recommendations in Office of the Secretary of the University 5:00PM   

February 12, Tuesday 
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to be credited 50% of the housing charge 
  
February 15, Friday 
Priority deadline for receipt of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and Federal Stafford and Federal PLUS Loan Applications for Fall 2002 
  
February 16, Saturday   
Deadline for 50% refund of tuition/fees* 
  
February 18, Monday 
PRESIDENTS’ DAY OBSERVED – LEGAL HOLIDAY   

March 1, Friday 
CHARTER DAY CONVOCATION 
Cramton Auditorium, 11:00 AM 
(Classes suspended 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM)   

March 1, Friday 
Deadline for receipt of approved applications for intra-university transfers for Fall 2002 
  
March 4, Monday 
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to be credited 25% of the housing charge 
  
March 6, Wednesday 
Deadline for receipt of Mid-Term Status Reports in Office of Enrollment Management/Records 
  
March 8, Friday 
Deadline for 25% refund of tuition/fees 
(Last day for refunds) 
  
March 13, Wednesday 
Second deferred payment due for Spring 2002 
  
March 15, Friday 
Deadline for receipt of Application for Admission and Housing (new students only) 
  
March 15, Friday 
Deadline for receipt of Financial Aid and Federal Stafford and Federal PLUS loan applications for Summer 2002 
  
March 16, Saturday to March 24, Sunday 
SPRING RECESS 
  
March 25, Monday to April 5, Friday 
GENERAL MANDATORY REGISTRATION (GMR)
(Course selection for Fall 2002) 
  
April 1, Monday 
Traditional deadline for receipt of Application for Admission and Housing for Fall 2002 
  
April 1, Monday 
Deadline for receipt of advance payment from continuing students to confirm housing assignments and waiting list positions for Fall 2002 
  
April 6, Saturday 
Senior Comprehensive Examination in major fields for College of Arts and Sciences prospective May, Summer, and December 2002 graduates 
  
April 12, Friday 
LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE 
  
April 15, Monday 
Deadline for receipt of approved applications for intra-university transfers for Summer 2002 
  
April 15, Monday 
Deadline for receipt of Housing applications for continuing students for Summer 2002 
  
April 15, Monday to April 28, Sunday 
GENERAL MANDATORY REGISTRATION (GMR) (Course selection for Summer 2002) 
  
April 22, Monday to April 24, Wednesday 
FINAL EXAMINATIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATES 
  
April 25, Thursday 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING GRADES FOR PROSPECTIVE GRADUATES - 3:00 PM 
  
April 25, Thursday 
FORMAL CLASSES END 
  
April 25, Thursday 
LAST DAY TO COMPLETE A TOTAL WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY 

April 25, Thursday 
Deadline for students to clear incomplete grades with instructors 
                                            
April 26, Friday to April 29, Monday 
READING PERIOD 
  
April 30, Tuesday to May 10, Friday 
FINAL EXAMINATIONS 
(Deadline for instructors to submit final grades to academic deans is 5 calendar days after the scheduled final examination) 
  
May 9, Thursday 
Deadline for receipt of May 2002 Graduation Recommendations in Office of the Secretary of the
University 5:00PM   

May 10, Friday 
SECOND SEMESTER ENDS 
  
May 10, Friday 
Deadline for academic deans to submit Special Grade Reports to Enrollment Management/Records for removal of incomplete grades for Fall 2001 
  
May 11, Saturday 
COMMENCEMENT 
Upper Quadrangle - Main Campus, 10:00 AM 
  
May 12, Sunday 
Residence Halls close at 5:00 PM 
  
August 1, Thursday 
First deferred payment due for Fall 2002

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