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Fall 2017 Academic Calendar

University Relations // 06.29.2017

The Fall 2017 college year kicks off in just six weeks. In preparation for the new year, Charleston Southern University has released its annual academic calendar. The calendar below includes all academic start and end dates, campus closures and holidays. For course-specific deadlines and schedules, please see your class syllabus or contact your professor.

  • August 17: Fall Faculty Kickoff
  • August 18-20: New Student & Freshman Orientation
  • August 21: Registration and Drop/Add - All Students
  • August 21: Classes Begin (Day, Evening, Accelerated I & Charleston Southern Online I)
  • August 25: Last Date to Register or Drop/Add Classes for Day, Evening, Accelerated I & CAPS I before 5:00 p.m.; Last Date to Receive Full Refund of Tuition if Withdrawing from CSU
  • August 31: Last Date for 25% Tuition Refund if Withdrawing from CSU before 5:00 p.m.; No Refund after this Date
  • September 7:  Last Date to Withdraw from an Accelerated I & Charleston Southern Online I Classes with a Grade of “W” before 5:00 p.m.
  • October 5: Accelerated I Classes End
  • October 6: Midterm
  • October 8: Charleston Southern Online I Classes End and Finals
  • October 9-10: Fall Break
  • October 11: Day and Evening Classes Resume
  • October 12: Final Exams, Accelerated I
  • October 13: Last Date to Withdraw with a Grade of “W” in Day and Regular Evening Classes before 5:00 p.m.
  • October 16: Accelerated II & Charleston Southern Online II Begins
  • October 16-20: Advisement and Preregistration for Seniors and Juniors starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • October 20: Last Date to Register or Drop/Add Accelerated II & CAPS II before 5:00 p.m.; Last Date to Receive a Full Tuition Refund if Withdrawing from CSU before 5:00 p.m. (Accelerated and CAPS II only)
  • October 23-27: Advisement and Preregistration for Sophomores starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • October 26: Last Date for 25% Tuition Refund if Withdrawing from CSU before 5:00 p.m. (Accelerated and Charleston Southern Online II only)                                                                   
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 10: Advisement and Preregistration for Freshman starts at 8:00 a.m.
  • November 2: Last Date to Withdraw from an Accelerated II & CAPS II Class with a Grade of “W” before 5:00 p.m.
  • November 3: Last Date to Apply for Spring Graduation                                                    
  • November 22: Thanksgiving Holidays - No Classes
  • November 23-24: Thanksgiving Holidays – Campus Closed
  • November 27: Classes Resume
  • December 1: Day and Regular Evening Classes End (Accelerated II & Charleston Southern Online II continues)
  • December 3: Charleston Southern Online II Classes End and Finals
  • December 4: Accelerated II Classes End
  • December 4-8: Final Exams, Day and Regular Evening Classes
  • December 7: Final Exams, Accelerated II

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