St. John's College, Santa Fe

Academic Calendar 2014–15

(subject to changes)

For a printable pdf of the Academic Calendar please click here

2014-15 Academic Year

Friday,

Aug 1

DEADLINE: Student Accounts for FALL 2014 must be paid in full or TMS budgets arranged and verified with Treasurer’s Office. Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for Fall 14.

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Tuesday,

Aug 26

All ON-CAMPUS Housing opens - Food Service begins with dinner on Pond Placita

10am-5pm        FRESHMAN Registration                                                         ESL Portal

                        [Separate Freshman Orientation Schedule from the Office of Residential Life

                        provides full list of Freshman and Freshman Parent activities and meetings]

Wednesday,

Aug 27

9am-5pm          REGISTRATION: sophomores, juniors and seniors

9am-9pm          Freshman Orientation Activities [Separate Freshman Orientation

                        Schedule from the Office of Residential Life provides full list
                        of Freshman and Freshman Parent activities and meetings]

Afternoon          Tutors' Meetings [as scheduled by Dean's Office]

5:30pm             Dean's Homilia Dinner for Freshmen with tutors Great Hall

Thursday,

Aug 28

10am               Convocation rehearsal Weigle Placita

11am               CONVOCATION for Freshmen and first-term Graduate Institute students    Weigle Placita

12noon            Post-Convocation Luncheon – community and guests                           Peterson Student Center

1pm                Faculty Meeting                                                                                    Junior Common Room

1:30pm-5pm   REGISTRATION: Late Undergraduate Arrivals                                                  Weigle Hall
                      Students may not attend classes if Student Account Balance is not paid in full

                      or if financial aid file is incomplete

7:30pm           First meeting of ALL undergraduate seminars and Meno seminar for

                       new Graduate Institute students

Friday,

Aug 29

                        Free Day- no classes

9am-4pm          REGISTRATION: Graduate Institute students, New and Continuing          Levan Hall

                        Students may not attend classes if Student Account Balance is not paid in full

                        or if financial aid file is incomplete

                        Tuition Refund Insurance 'blue' form due to the Registrar's Office today

9am-5pm          Tutors' Meetings [as scheduled by Dean's Office]

9am-4pm          Freshman Orientation Continues [Separate Freshman Orientation Schedule from the Office of
                        Residential Life provides full list of Freshman activities and meetings]

7:30pm            Opening Lecture Great Hall

Saturday,

Aug 30

8:30am             Pancake Breakfast for Campus Service Volunteers Dining Hall

9:30am-12noon On-Campus Service Project Fishpond Placita

12noon-3pm      All College Barbeque Lunch followed by Bocce and Lawn Games Athletic Field

Monday,

Sept 1

Labor Day

All Undergraduate tutorials and seminars and Graduate Institute classes meet as scheduled
Administrative offices CLOSED for Labor Day holiday, except
                       BOOKSTORE Open
                        LIBRARY Open
                        ASSISTANT DEAN's Office Open
                        Student Activities Center Open

Monday,

Sept 1

Week 1

                       Graduate Institute classes begin

Tuesday,

Sept 2

Tuition Refund Insurance 'blue' form due to the Registrar's Office today

Wednesday,

Sept 3

3-5p                 Annual Community/Career Fair Fishpond/Meem Placitas

Friday,

Sept 5


                        Last day to change Meal Plan Treasurer's Office

Friday,

Sept 12

Week 2

Noon                 Ariel Internship Summer Reports due to Career Services by noon

Saturday,

Sept 13

Week 2

2:30pm             Algebra Test [Required of all sophomores who have not yet passed;
                        freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of freshman year.]       Dining Hall

Wednesday,

Sept 17

Week 3

Priority Filing Date: Spring 2015 New Graduate Institute Liberal Art student financial aid applications [www.fafsa.ed.gov]

3:15pm            Faculty Meeting

Friday,

Sept 19 →

Sunday,

Sept 21

Homecoming Weekend

Monday,

Sept 29

Week 5

Graduate Institute Conferences begin for new GI Liberal Arts students

Read the weekly Ephemera, and access your @sjc.edu mailbox. Check your voicemail notices,
Check http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/events/SF/calendar.shtml


Saturday,

October 4

2:30p               Algebra Test [Required of all Sophomores who have not yet passed;
                        Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year]       Dining Room

Thursday,

Oct 9 →

Saturday,

Oct 11

Week 6

Parents and Family Weekend; Parents invited to attend Seminar and Friday Tutorials

Saturday,

Oct 11

2:30 pm           Algebra Test [Required of all Sophomores who have not yet passed;
                       Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year]       Dining Hall

Monday,

Oct 13

Week 7

Seminar oral exams begin for GILA students

GI Eastern Classic conferences begin

Wednesday,

Oct 15

7:30pm            SEMINAR (in lieu of Thursday, Oct 16)

5:00                GILA tutorials meet (in lieu of Thursday, Oct 16)

Thursday,

Oct 16 →

Monday,

Oct 20

Week 7

LONG WEEKEND—Undergraduate tutorials do not meet October 16, 17, and 20.

GILA Tutorials moved to Wed., Oct. 15

GIEC Preceptorials rescheduled at Tutors' discretion

All seminars and GI classes meet as usual on Monday, October 20

Dormitories and Dining Hall remain open over Long Weekend

Thursday,

Oct 16 →

Saturday,

Oct 18

 

What is a Liberal Education For? A Conference on the Occasion of the
50th Anniversary of the Santa Fe Campus

 

Monday,

Oct 20

Week 8

All UNDG and GI seminars and GI classes meet as usual

Thursday,

Oct 23 →

Saturday,

Oct 25

Board Meeting (Annapolis)

Monday,

Oct 27

Week 9

12 noon            Junior and Senior seminar essays due
                        Preceptorials begin for Juniors, Seniors, and GI Liberal Arts students.

Tuesday,

Oct 28

GI Eastern Classics students begin second preceptorials.

Wednesday,

Oct 29

                        Junior and Senior seminar oral period begins

3:15pm             Faculty Meeting

Saturday,

Nov 1

DEADLINE: GI Liberal Arts and Eastern Classics student deposits due for Spring 2015 term

Monday,

Nov 3

Week 10

12 noon            Freshman seminar essays due by noon

Wednesday,

Nov 5

                        Freshman seminar oral examinations begin.

Monday,

Nov 10

Week 11

                        Sophomore seminar essays due by noon

Wednesday,

Nov 12 →

Tuesday,

Nov 25

                        Sophomore seminar oral examinations begin

Saturday,

Nov 15

2:30 pm            Algebra Test [Required of all Sophomores who have not yet passed; Dining Hall

                        Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of the Freshman year]

Monday,

Nov 17

Week 12

                        GI Eastern Classics Seminar papers due

Wednesday,

Nov 19

DEADLINE: Registration forms due for Spring 2015

[This reserves a place in undergraduate classes and housing for SP 2015] Office of the Registrar

Freshman Don Rags begin (among interstices of FF classes)

3:15pm Faculty Meeting Junior Common Room

Monday,

Nov 24 →

Tuesday,

Nov 25

Week 13

Freshman DON RAG DAYS; all UNDG classes in session unless the tutor is sitting in FR Don Rags

Wednesday,

Nov 26 →

Sunday,

Nov 30

THANKSGIVING BREAK – no classes; all classes resume Monday morning, Dec 1

Dormitories and Dining Hall remain open

  

Not too early to begin thinking of transfer to Annapolis.

Transfer Forms available upon return from Winter Break.

 Monday,

 Dec 1

 Week 14

DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for Spring 2015 term.

DEADLINE: Student Account for Spring 2015 must be paid in full or TMS budgeted, arranged and verified with Treasurer's Office

DEADLINE: Student Health Insurance Waiver for Spring 2015 due in Treasurer's Office from  January Freshmen, re-admitted students, and new Graduate Institute students.

Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid funding and enrollment rosters for Spring 2015.

All classes resume – tutorials and seminar for both UNDGs and GIs

 Monday,

 Dec 1

 Wednesday

 Dece 3

 Freshman Don Rags continue (Monday-Friday, among interstices of classes)

 Wednesday,

 Dec 10

 Graduate Institute Satisfactory Grade Check for L4s

 Thursday,

 Dec 11→

 Friday,

 Dec 12

 Week 15

 Sophomore and Junior Don Rags may be scheduled during class intervals

 Saturday,

 Dec 13

 Final Algebra Test for all Sophomores who have not yet passed

 [Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year]                         Dining Hall

 

 Monday,

 Dec 15→

 Thursday,

 Dec 18

 Week 16

 All undergraduate tutorials are in session, unless the tutor indicates otherwise; seminars meet as regularly scheduled.

 Library Call-In Week

 Tuesday,

 Dec 16

5:00 pm                         Holiday Dinner                                                                                 Dining Hall

7:00 pm                         Collegium                                                                                        Great Hall

 Wednesday,

 Dec 17

6:00 pm                         GI Dinner for Graduating Students                                                    Darkey Common Room

 Thursday,

 Dec 18

                                      Last day of term -- Classes end with seminar or preceptorial as scheduled or as arranged by tutor.

                                     All LIBRARY materials due by 10pm

 Friday,

 Dec 19

 Breakfast                      Food service ends with breakfast.

 Noon                            Dormitories close – all students, including those moving off-campus or not returning for Spring 2015 term, must vacate rooms by noon.

 Noon                            Braziel/Lynn and Thorne Pre-Medical Applications due to Career Services

 Friday,

 Dec 19→

 Sunday,

 Jan 18

WINTER BREAK  

 

  2015

 Friday,

 Jan 2

Submission date of  January Freshman missing or incomplete work from SU 2014 unless earlier date stipulated by tutor

 Wednesday,

 Jan 7

 Undergraduate Fall 2014 grades due (except for preceptorials)

 Monday,

 Jan 12

 Undergraduate preceptorial grades due

 ALL Fall 2014 Graduate Institute grades and comment sheets due (EC and LA)

 Friday,

 Jan 16

January Freshmen arrive [see JF Orientation Schedule for all activities and meetings]

9am –4pm          REGISTRATION: January Freshmen, Readmitted Students       Weigle Hall
                          New and Continuing GRADUATE Institute Students                 Levan Hall

9am                    All dormitories open.
                          Coffee Shop opens for dinner.

3pm                    New Student Orientation (GI)                                        Darkey Common Room

5pm                    Meno seminar for new GI students, followed by reception            Levan Hall                        

 Saturday,

 Jan 17

Food Service begins with breakfast.

 Monday,

 Jan 19

 Spring
 Semester

 Week 1

9am                  A continuing UNDG student with incomplete Spring registration must see the Registrar. Such
                         students are notified by campus mail and email (@sjc.edu).
                        
Undergraduate and graduate classes meet as scheduled, except Seniors and January                                                  Freshmen
                         January Freshman
session begins with 7:30pm seminar; no JF tutorials on Monday.

                         DEADLINE for January Freshmen, ReAdmitted Students, all Graduate Institute Students -
                               TUITION Refund INSURANCE Waivers                                            Registrar’s Office.
                              
The form requires a YES or a NO; if no form is returned by this date, student will be charged

                         Senior Writing Period—Jan. 19 through Feb. 14.  Senior seminar classes held per special schedule

6:15pm              CONVOCATION for January Freshmen and first-term graduate students        Great Hall


 Wednesday,

 Jan 21

 3:15pm             Faculty Meeting                                                                                 Junior Common Room

 Friday,

 Jan 23

                        

                          Last day to change Meal Plan                                                             Office of the Treasurer

  

Re-Locating to Annapolis?

  • Transfer Application form and $500 Advance Deposit by Monday, February 16
  • FAFSA and CSS (if applicable) submitted by March 1 deadline

 Saturday,

 Feb 7

  2:30pm              Algebra Test  [Fall and January FR are obliged to
                           attempt the test once by the end of FR year]                                         Dining Hall

                           Alumni /Student Ski Day

 Friday,

 Feb 13

 Week 4

FREE FRIDAY – tutorials canceled

 Saturday,

 Feb 14

 

7pm-9pm        Dean’s and President’s  Essay Reception for Seniors                      Hunt House

 9pm                  Senior essays due

 Monday,

 Feb 16

 Week 5

                         All Senior tutorials and seminars resume
                          Senior Essay Committee Members claim Essays                        Office of the Registrar

                         GI Conferences begin for new GI Liberal Arts students

 

 Thursday,

 Feb 19

 Saturday,

 Feb 21

                          BOARD MEETING (Annapolis)  

 Friday,

 Feb 20

5pm                  Deadline for submission of Ariel Internship                                        Career Services Office

 Monday,

 Feb 23

 Week 6

                         Senior Essay Chairpersons deliver first-pass evaluation to the Registrar

DEADLINE: Undergraduate InterCampus Transfer forms and $500 deposits due at the Office of the Registrar.  No exceptions. For Transfer Applicants: The MARCH 1 Financial Aid date is also an all-important deadline in this process.

 Wednesday,

 Feb 25

3:15                   Faculty Meeting

 Sunday,

 March 1

ON-LINE Financial Aid Applications Priority Filing Due Date:

                          Undergraduate financial aid FAFSA and PROFILE/CSS (F1 students only)
                          applications for 2015-2016 academic year

ON-LINE Financial Aid Applications Priority Filing Due Date: Graduate Institute student financial aid FAFSA
applications for SUMMER 2015 Session.

                          [www.fafsa.ed.gov; www.profileonline.collegeboard.com]

 Monday,

 March 2

 Week 7

                           Senior essay oral examinations begin                           Ault-Evers Room, Meem Library

                          GI Liberal Arts seminar oral examinations begin

 Wednesday,

 March 4

1:30-3:30pm       Faculty Seminar Day (special events as scheduled); undergraduate tutorials canceled

                          All GI classes meet as scheduled

 Saturday,

 March 7

2:30 pm              Algebra Test: Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt                              Dining Hall

                          the test once by the end of freshman year. 

 Monday,

 March 9 →

 Friday,

 March 13

 Week 8

                           January Freshman Don Rags scheduled during class intervals

 Wednesday,

 March 11

  3:15 pm             Faculty Meeting

 Friday,

 March 13

                            DEADLINE: GILA and GIEC RETURNING STUDENTS advance deposits due for Summer

                            2015 term

 Saturday,

 March 14

                           Food Service ends with breakfast

12 noon               All dormitories and suites close

 Saturday,

 March 14 →

 Sunday,

 March 29

                           SPRING BREAK for all students; Administrative offices closed one day during Spring Break

 Wednesday,

 March 18

                          Priority Filing Date:  Summer 2015 new Graduate Institute Liberal Arts student financial aid

                          applications [www.fafsa.ed.gov]

 Monday,

 March 23

                         Submission date for missing work that led to incomplete FA 2014 grade unless tutor stipulated an

                         earlier date

 Saturday,

 March 28

  12noon            Dormitories open

 Sunday,

 March 29

  10-11:30am     Food Service begins with Brunch

 Monday,

 March 30

 Week 9

                          All tutorials and seminars resume

                          GILA preceptorials begin and continue through Thursday, May 21

                          Grade-changing DEADLINE for Fall 2014 grades

 Tuesday,

 March 31

                          GIEC students begin fourth preceptorials

                          DEADLINE: GI Summer housing contracts due

 Tuesday,

 March 31 →

 Monday,

 April 6

                           Sophomore tutorials canceled for essay writing period  

 Monday,

 April 6

 Week 10

  12 noon             Sophomore Enabling Essays due by noon or as otherwise announced by seminar tutors

 Wednesday,

 April 8 →

 Wednesday,

 April 29

                           Sophomore seminar orals begin

 Monday,

 April 13

 Week 11

                           DEADLINE: Undergraduate Advance Deposits for Fall 2015

                           for continuing students -- Deposit holds a place in Fall class roster and allows participation in

                           drawing for on-campus housing.                                                           Treasurer's Office

                          EC seminar essays due

                           Deadline:  2015-16 Housing Plans Forms due to Office of Residential Live


 Wednesday,

 April 15

  3:15pm             Faculty Meeting

 Thursday,

 April 16 →

 Monday,

 April 20

                           Freshman and Junior Writing Period; no Freshman and Junior tutorials (January Freshmen classes

                           proceed as scheduled)

 Monday,

 April 20

 Week 12

                           Freshmen, Junior and January Freshmen essays due by noon; no morning FF and JR tutorials  

 Wednesday,

 April 22 →

 Friday,

 May 1

                           January Freshmen seminar orals

 Wednesday,

 April 22 →

 Monday

 May 11

                           Freshman and Junior seminar orals

 Monday,

 April 27 →

 Wednesday,

 April 29

                           Housing Lottery Room Selection in the Office of Residential Life

 Friday,

 May 1

                           Priority Filing Date: : New GILA/GIEC students' financial aid applications for Fall 2015 term

                           [www.fafsa.ed.gov]

 Thursday,

 April 30 →

 Friday,

 May 1

 Week 13

                           Sophomore Enabling DON RAG DAYS

                           [All tutors may hold classes if not scheduled for a don rag; please review schedule]

 Friday,

 May 1

                           All Student Accounts for Spring 2015 must be paid in full

 Monday,

 May 4 →

 Wednesday,

 May 6

 Week 14

                           Sophomore Enabling Don Rags scheduled during class intervals  

 Saturday,

 May 9

  2:30pm             Algebra Test                                                                                     Dining Hall

                          [Fall and January Freshmen are obliged to attempt the test once by the end of Freshman year.]

 Monday,

 May 11

 Week 15

 

                          Satisfactory grades’ check due from senior year and graduate level tutors for

                          undergraduate and graduate degree candidates.                                     Office of the Registrar

 Wednesday,

 May 13

  12:10pm           Sophomore Enabling Faculty Meeting                                                    Junior Common Room

 Friday,

 May 15 →

 Sunday,

 May 17

                          Reality Weekend

 

 Saturday,

 May 16

  9am                  Final Faculty Meeting:  Awarding of degrees

 Monday,

 May 18 →

 Thursday,

 May 21

 Week 16

 

                           All undergraduate tutorials are in session, unless the tutor indicates otherwise; seminars meet as regularly scheduled.

                           Library Call-In Week

 Tuesday,

 May 19

6:00pm              GI dinner for graduating students                                                    Location To Be Announced

 Wednesday,

 May 20

                          Senior Dinner                                                                                Great Hall

 Thursday,

 May 21

                          Last day of spring term: Undergraduate Spring term ends with seminars.

                          Last day of graduate classes

                          All Library materials due by 10pm

 Friday,

 May 22

                          Commencement related activities [Family activities begin on Friday mid-day]

 Friday,

 May 22 →

 Sunday,

 May 31

                          Early Summer Break for January Freshmen

 Saturday,

 May 23

  10:30am           COMMENCEMENT, Class of 2015                                                           Weigle Placita

 Monday,

 May 25

                          Administrative offices closed for Memorial Day

10am                  Seminar Reading List Review Faculty Meeting                          Senior Common Room

 Saturday,

 May 30

9am                  Dormitories open for January Freshmen

                         Food service for January Freshmen begins with dinner

 Monday,

 June 1

                         DEADLINE:   Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for the Summer 2015 term

                         DEADLINE:   Student Accounts for Summer 2015 must be paid in full or TMS budgets

                                              arranged and verified with the Treasurer’s Office.  Failure to meet these

                                              deadlines trigger withdrawal from financial aid funding and from enrollment

                                               rosters for the upcoming term.

                          DEADLINE:   Health insurance waivers due for summer 2015

 Monday,

 June 1

 JF Week 1

                         ASSISTANT DEAN's OFFICE Open

                         January Freshman second term begins with tutorials and seminars, as scheduled

 Tuesday,

 June 2

 JF Week 2

                         9am-11am &      REGISTRATION: January Freshmen, during class intervals.

1pm-3pm           Summer Enrollment is jeopardized if Financial Aid/ Loan file or Student Account is incomplete.

                         Failure to meet these registration requirements triggers withdrawal from financial aid

                         funding and enrollment rosters.

 

 Wednesday,

 June 3

                        Undergraduate Spring 2015 grades due

                        ALL Spring 2015 GI grades and comment sheets due (LA and EC)

 Thursday,

 June 11 →

 Sunday,

 June 14

                         Alumni Leadership Forum

 Saturday,

 June 13

  12noon             Dormitories open for GI students

                            Food service begins with dinner

  2pm                  Graduate Institute Summer Faculty Meeting

  3pm                  Graduate Institute CONVOCATION                               Darkey Common Room, Levan Hall

  5p-6:30p           New GI students' seminar on the Meno

 

 Monday,

 June 15

  9am-4pm           REGISTRATION: All Graduate Institute Summer term students                          Levan Hall

                           Tuition Refund Insurance 'blue' form due to the Registrar's Office today

                           Graduate Institute classes begin and meet, as scheduled

 Thursday,

 June 18

                           DEADLINE: 2015-2016 Undergraduate housing contracts due in Housing Office.

 Sunday,

 June 21 →

 Saturday,

 June 27

 (tentative)

                           Summer Academy I

 Thursday,

 June 25 

 Saturday,

 June 27

                           Board Meeting (Santa Fe)  

 Sunday,

 June 28 →

 Saturday,

 July 4

 (tentative)

                           Summer Academy II

 Wednesday,

 July 1

 GI Wk 3/JF   Wk5

                           DEADLINE:  Returning Students LA and EC - deposits due for Fall 2015 term

 Friday,

 July 3

  GI Wk 3/JF Wk5

                           Classes meet as scheduled

 Sunday,

 July 5 →

 Saturday,

 July 11

 (tentative)

                           Summer Academy III

 Sunday,

 July 12 →

 Saturday,

 July 18

 (tentative)

                           Summer Academy IV

 Monday,

 July 13

                            GILA conferences begin

                            Submission date of missing work from SP 2015 that led to incomplete grade

                            unless earlier date was stipulated by tutor

 Monday,

 July 20

  12noon              January Freshmen annual essays due by noon, or as otherwise announced by seminar tutors

                           GIEC and GILA seminar orals begin

 Wednesday,

 July 22 →

 Friday,

 July 24

                           January Freshmen seminar oral examinations begin

 Friday,

 July 31

                           Satisfactory grades’ check for Graduate Institute degree candidates

 Monday,

 July 27 →

 Friday,

 July 31

                           January Freshmen Don Rags scheduled during class intervals

 Saturday,

 Aug 1

                           DEADLINE: Completion of Financial Aid/Loan file for FALL 2015 term

                           DEADLINE: Student Accounts for FALL 2015  must be paid in full or TMS

                           budgets arranged and verified with Treasurer’s Office.

                           Failure to meet these deadlines triggers withdrawal from financial aid

                        funding and enrollment rosters for the upcoming term.

 

 Monday

 Aug 2 →

 Friday,

 Aug 7

                         Library Call-In Week

 Monday,

 Aug 3

1pm                  Graduate Institute final Faculty Meeting: awarding of degrees

 Tuesday,

 Aug 4

6:00pm              GI Graduates’ dinner                                          Location to be Announced

 Thursday,

 Aug 6

                         January Freshmen second term ends after seminar; January Freshmen late summer vacation begins

                         Graduate Institute summer session ends after seminar.

 Friday,

 Aug 7

10am                 Graduate Institute Commencement

5pm                  All library materials due

 Saturday

 Aug 8

                         Food service ends with breakfast

12noon              January Freshman and Graduate Institute dorms close

 Monday,

 Aug 17

                         All JF and GI (LA and EC) grades and GI Comment Sheets due today
  

2015-2016 Academic Year

 Tuesday,

 Aug 25

Fall 2015        Freshman Registration  

 Wednesday,

 Aug 26

Fall 2015        SO, JR, and SR Registration

 Thursday,

 Aug 27

11am               Convocation for Fall Freshmen and new graduate students

7:30pm            First undergraduate seminars and Meno Seminar for new Graduate Students meet