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Academic Calendar

BAU is a traditional university where the academic year is divided into two main semesters, Fall and Spring. Each semester provides 15 weeks of instruction, including final exams, with classes meeting once a week for three hours. Courses are also offered during the summer in two, optional, 8-week sessions, during which classes meet six hours per week. The academic calendar is subject to change. If any changes are made, they will be published on our website immediately, indicating the effective date.

Fall 2022

Fall term advising period begins

August 1

Fall registration opens

August 8

New Student Orientation

August 16

Summer IP grade change due to Registrar by 5pm

August 21

Registration closes

August 23

Last day to register without a late fee

August 23

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

August 29

Labor Day Holiday (BAU Closed)

September 5

Last day to add/drop

September 9

Mid-semester evaluations

October 17-20

Last day to withdraw with a W

October 21

Thanksgiving break (no classes)

November 22-23

Thanksgiving Holiday (BAU closed)

November 24-25

End of semester evaluations

December 5-7

Last day of instruction

December 9

Finals

December 12-16

Spring term advising period begins

December 19

Grades due by faculty to OIS by 5pm

December 23

Christmas Holiday (observed) (BAU closed)

December 26

Fall IP grade changed due to Registrar by 5pm

January 17

Spring 2023

 Spring term advising period begins

December 19, 2022

New Year’s Holiday (observed) (BAU closed)

January 2

Spring registration opens

January 3

New Student Orientation

January 5

Registration closes

January 11

Last day to register without a late fee

January 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (BAU closed)

January 16

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

January 17

Fall IP grade change due to Registrar by 5pm

January 17

Last day to add/drop

January 30

Mid-semester evaluations

March 6-9

Spring break (no classes)

March 13-17

Last day to withdraw with a W

March 24

End of semester evaluations

April 19-21

Last day of instruction

May 1

Summer term advising period begins

May 2

Finals

May 2-8

Summer registration opens

May 8

Grades due by faculty to OIS by 5pm

May 12

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

May 12

Spring IP grade changed due to Registrar by 5pm

June 8

Summer 2023

Summer term advising period begins

May 2

Summer registration opens

May 8

New Student Orientation

May 9

Last day to register without a late fee

May 16

Registration closes

May 24

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

May 22

Last day to add/drop

May 26

Memorial Day Holiday (BAU closed)

May 29

Mid-semester evaluations

June 5-9

Spring IP grade change due to Registrar by 5pm

June 8

Last day to withdraw with a W

June 16

Independence Day Holiday (BAU closed)

July 4

End of semester evaluations

July 5-7

Last day of instruction

July 11

Finals

July 12-18

Grades due by faculty to OIS by 5pm

July 24

Summer IP grade changed due to Registrar by 5pm

August 18

Fall 2023

Fall term advising period begins

July 31

Fall registration opens

August 7

New Student Orientation

August 14

Summer IP grade change due to Registrar by 5pm

August 18

Registration closes

August 21

Last day to register without a late fee

August 21

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

August 28

Labor Day Holiday (BAU Closed)

September 4

Last day to add/drop

September 8

Mid-semester evaluations

October 16-19

Last day to withdraw with a W

October 20

Thanksgiving break (no classes)

November 21-22

Thanksgiving Holiday (BAU closed)

November 23-24

End of semester evaluations

December 4-6

Last day of instruction

December 8

Finals

December 11-15

Spring term advising period begins

December 18

Grades due by faculty to OIS by 5pm

December 22

Christmas Holiday (BAU closed)

December 25

Fall IP grade changed due to Registrar by 5pm

January 15

Spring 2024

Spring term advising period begins

December 18, 2023

New Year’s Holiday (BAU closed)

January 1

Spring registration opens

January 2

New Student Orientation

January 4

Registration closes

January 10

Last day to register without a late fee

January 10

Civil Rights Day Holiday (BAU closed)

January 15

Fall IP grade change due to Registrar by 5pm

January 16

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

January 16

Last day to add/drop

January 29

Mid-semester evaluations

March 4-7

Spring break (no classes)

March 11-15

Last day to withdraw with a W

March 22

End of semester evaluations

April 17-19

Last day of instruction

April 30

Summer term advising period begins

May 1

Finals

May 1-7

Summer registration opens

May 7

Grades due by faculty to OIS by 5pm

May 13

COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY

May 17

Spring IP grade changed due to Registrar by 5pm

June 7

Summer 2024

Summer term advising period begins

May 1

Summer registration opens

May 7

New Student Orientation

May 9

Last day to register without a late fee

May 16

Registration closes

May 16

FIRST DAY OF CLASS

May 23

Memorial Day Holiday (BAU closed)

May 27

Last day to add/drop

May 30

Mid-semester evaluations

June 17-21

Spring IP grade change due to Registrar by 5pm

June 7

Last day to withdraw with a W

June 20

Independence Day Holiday (BAU closed)

July 4

Independence Day Break (no classes)

July 5

End of semester evaluations

July 8-10

Last day of instruction

July 15

Finals

July 16-22

Grades due by faculty to OIS by 5pm

July 26

Summer IP grade changed due to Registrar by 5pm

August 22

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