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SPRING SEMESTER 2014

Full Semester

Cycle 1

Thu Jan 16 Professional Day (Faculty) Thu Jan 16 Professional Day (Faculty)
Thu Jan 16 Orientation Day Thu Jan 16 Orientation Day
Mon Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening Mon Jan 20 Martin Luther King Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening
Tue Jan 21 Full Semester: Classes Begins Tue Jan 21 Cycle 1: Classes Begins
Sun Jan 26 Cycle 1: Last day to add classes and drop class with 100% refund
Mon Jan 27 Full Semester: Last day to add classes and drop classes with 100% refund
Tue Jan 28 Cycle 1: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Mon Feb 3 Full Semester: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Mon Feb 17 President’s Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening Mon Feb 17 President’s Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening
Thu Feb 20 Cycle 1: Last day to withdraw
Fri Feb 21 Full Semester: Gardner Day Academic Warnings Due Thu-Wed Feb/Mar 27 – 5 Student Evaluations
Wed Mar 12 Cycle 1: Last day of classes
Mon-Fri Mar 17 – 21 Spring Break – no classes all campuses, day and evening Mon-Fri Mar 17 – 21 Spring Break – no classes all campuses, day and evening

Cycle 2

Mon Mar 24 Cycle 2: Classes Begin
Sun Mar 30 Cycle 2: Last day to add classes and drop classes with 100% refund
Mon Mar 31 Full Semester: Last day to withdraw
Tue Apr 1 Cycle 2: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Mon-Fri Apr 7 – 11 Advising/registration period for fall Mon-Fri Apr 7 – 11 Advising/registration period for fall
Mon Apr 21 Patriot’s Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening Mon Apr 21 Patriot’s Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening
Tue Apr 22 Monday Schedule (All Day Classes, all campuses) Tue Apr 22 Monday Schedule (All Day Classes, all campuses)
Tue-Mon Apr 22-28 Student Evaluations (adjunct faculty – non-state supported classes) Wed Apr 23 Cycle 2: Last day to withdraw
Wed May 7 Monday Schedule (All Day Classes, all campuses) Wed May 7 Monday Schedule (All Day Classes, all campuses)
Wed May 7 Full Semester: Gardner Day Last day of classes Thu-Wed May 1 – 5 Student Evaluations
Thu May 8 Reading Day — No Gardner Day Classes
Fri-Tue May 9, 12, 13 Full Semester: Gardner Day Final Exams
Sat May 10 Reserved for final exam make-up due to college cancellation Tue May 13 Cycle 2: Last day of classes
Thu May 15 Professional Day (Faculty) Thu May 15 Professional Day (Faculty)
Wed May 21 Graduation

MAY INTERSESSION 2014 (MAYMESTER)

Mon May 19 Classes Begin
Mon May 19 Last day to add classes and drop classes with 100% refund
Tue May 20 Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Mon May 26 Memorial Day
Tue May 27 Last day to withdraw
Fri May 30 Last day of classes

SUMMER SEMESTER 2014

Full Semester

Summer 1

Mon June 2 Full Semester: Classes Begin Mon June 2 Summer 1: Classes Begin
Tue June 3 Summer 1: Last day to add classes and drop classes with 100% refund
Thu June 5 Summer 1: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Sat June 7 Full Semester: Last day to add classes and drop classes with a 100% refund
Sat June 14 Full Semester: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Wed June 25 Summer 1: Last day to withdraw
Wed – Thu June/July 25 – 3 Student Evaluations
Thu July 3 Summer 1: Last day – 4 credit math and all 3 credit classes
Fri July 4 Independence Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening Fri July 4 Independence Day – no classes all campuses, day and evening
Thu July 10 Summer 1: Last day – 4 credit lab science classes

Summer 2

Mon July 14 Summer 2: Classes Begin
Tue July 15 Summer 2: Last day to add classes and drop classes with 100% refund
Thurs July 17 Summer 2: Last day to withdraw with a 50% refund
Mon July 21 Full Semester: Last day to withdraw
Wed – Thu Aug 6 – 14 Student Evaluations Wed – Thu Aug 6 – 14 Student Evaluations
Fri Aug 8 Summer 2: Last day to withdraw
Thu Aug 14 Full Semester: Last day – 4 credit math and all 3 credit classes Thu Aug 14 Summer 2: Last day – 4 credit math and all 3 credit classes
Thu Aug 21 Full Semester: Last day – 4 credit lab sciences Thu Aug 21 Summer 2: Last day – 4 credit lab science classes

Notes:

Please consult individual syllabi to confirm class meeting and exam schedule. Exceptions to this calendar may exist for cycle and evening courses. The records office makes every attempt to post grades online three days following the close of final exams. Students cannot withdraw after the date specified on the calendar. The calendar is subject to change.

* Discretionary day for orientation day, professional day or intersession to be rescheduled if one of these events is canceled due to snow.

Key Registration Terms and Definitions

Adding a Course: Many courses can be added anytime on or before the date listed on the Academic Calendar as “Last Day to Add Classes or Drop Classes with 100% refund.” Please note: Students cannot add a lab science courses after the first lab class has met.
Dropping a Course: This term applies to the complete removal of a course from a student’s permanent record. This can be done through student’s WebConnect account or by contacting the Advising Center on or before the “Last Day to Add or Drop Class(es).”
If a student notifies the Advising Center after this date, the course will be considered a withdrawal, and will remain on the student’s permanent record with a grade of “W”. The date students request the withdrawal will determine whether there is any payment refund.
Course Withdrawal: Students CANNOT withdraw on WebConnect. In order to be considered as withdrawn from a course, a student must be withdrawn through the Advising Center on or before the date listed on the Academic Calendar as “Last Day to Withdraw.” If these requirements are met, the student will receive an automatic grade of W. There is a 50% refund period for withdrawals listed on the academic calendar. All instructor withdrawals as well as withdrawals after the 50% period have no payment refund – students will pay the full price of the course.

Please note that dropping and/or withdrawing from courses may affect your financial aid award/eligibility.

Key Offices to contact for assistance with adding, dropping or withdrawing from courses:

Advising Center (978) 630-9109 or Advisor@mwcc.mass.edu
Leominster Campus (978) 630-9810 or Leominster@mwcc.mass.edu
Devens Campus (978) 630-9569 or Devens2@mwcc.mass.edu