Academic Policies Handbook

Academic Calendar

Note: Academic calendars are subject to change without notice. The University reserves the right to revise or change rules, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and other regulations affecting students including, but not limited to, evaluations standards, whenever considered necessary or desirable. The University reserves the right to cancel any course for insufficient registration and to phase out any program. Registration by a student signifies an agreement to comply with all regulations of the University.   

Spring 2014 Semester Dates

Second Semester
Spring 2014   
             

December 1

Application for Spring graduation open through February 1. Apply via MyBLUE.

January 1-13                                 

 Spring 2014 General Registration continues via MyBLUE. Open to all interested persons who are admitted to UNK.

January 10                          

Residence Halls open at 10:00 a.m.

January 13

Monday- All classes begin for Spring 2014.

January 13-17                        

OPEN DROP/ADD AND REGISTRATION: Students may adjust their schedules at this time using  MyBLUE.

January 18

Written approval of instructor or department chairperson or dean required for late registration and change of schedule. Forms are available at the Registrar's Office, Founders Hall. Registration (and change of schedule - Adds) based on extenuating circumstances following the second week of class requires written permisson of instructor, the department chairperson and the dean. Drop option via MyBLUE is available through the mid-point of the class.

January 20

Monday. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. All Classes dismissed and UNK offices closed. 

January  23

E-bill notifications will be sent to student's Lopermail account.

February 1

Last day to apply for Spring graduation. Graduation application available through MyBLUE.
 Detailed Graduation Information

February 13

Tuition and Fees are due in full for Spring 2014 classes.

March 14

Last Day to drop a full semester class with a W in lieu of a grade. All drops processed by student via MyBLUE.

March 24-30

Spring Break - All classes dismissed; UNK Offices open.

March 31

Monday, Classes reconvene.

Begin Academic Advising for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 registration. Students meet with assigned faculty advisors or Academic Advising Center.

April 7

Begin Early Registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014. Open to all students currently enrolled in Spring classes. Registration opens according to Class Standing and the last 4 digits of the NUID number.  Students may register via MyBLUE beginning at the scheduled hour and anytime following.   Registration Times.

April 15

 Application for Summer graduation open through June 15. Apply via MyBLUE.

April 25

Transfer Day Program and pre-registration for Summer 2014/ Fall 2014 classes. Open to new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK.
Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

April 28

General Registration begins for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 classes. Registration open to all interested persons admitted to UNK.

May 5-8

Finals Week: Classes rescheduled according to Final Exam Schedule. 
 Finals Schedule 

May 8

Thursday 9:30 p.m.- Spring Semester ends.

Spring Commencement Rehearsal, Thursday, 3:00 p.m. Health & Sports Center.

May 9

Friday 10:00 a.m. - Spring Commencement Ceremony, Health & Sports Center.
 Detailed Graduation Information 

May 13

 Tuesday 5:00 pm. - Final grades due via MyBLUE. 

Summer 2014 Semester Dates

Summer 2014 

May 12

Monday, Summer 2014 Term begins.
Classes of up to eight weeks duration will periodically convene and terminate according to dates and times shown on the class schedule on MyBLUE. All students must complete their registration by the first class day. Please check MyBLUE Schedule of Classes for class days and times and meeting dates.

May 15

E-bill notifications will be sent to student's Lopermail account.

May 22

Transfer Day Program and Pre-Registration for Summer 2014 and  Fall 2014 Semester. Open to new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

May 26

Monday. Memorial Day. All classes dismissed and UNK offices closed.

May 27

Tuesday. Classes reconvene and UNK offices open.

May 29

Tuition and Fees due in full for Summer 2014 classes.

June 15

Last Day to apply for Summer Graduation. Graduation Applications are available through MyBLUE.

 Detailed Graduation Information 

June 19

Transfer Day Program and Pre-Registration for  Summer 2014/ Fall 2014 Semester. Open to new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK.Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

July 4

Friday. Independence Day. All Classes dismissed and UNK offices closed.

July 7

Monday. Classes reconvene and UNK offices open.

July 24

Transfer Day Program and pre-registration for Summer 2014/ Fall 2014 classes. Open to new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

July 31

Summer Commencement Rehearsal, Thursday 3 p.m. Nebraskan Student Union.

August 1

Summer Session ends.

Friday 10:00 a.m. - Summer Commencement Ceremony, Nebraskan Student Union.

 Detailed Graduation Information  

Fall 2014 Term Dates

  First Semester     Fall 2014

July 15

Application for Fall Graduation open through September 15. Apply via MyBLUE.

August 2 - August 24

Fall 2014 General Registration continues via MyBLUE. Open to all interested persons who are admitted to to UNK.  

August 22

Residence Halls open Friday 8:00 a.m.

August 25

Fall 2014 classes begin

August 25 - 29

OPEN DROP/ADD AND REGISTRATION: Students may adjust their schedules at this time using MyBLUE.   

August 30

Written approval of instructor or department chairperson or dean required for late registration and change of schedule. Forms are available at the Registrar's Office, Founders Hall. Registration (and change of schedule- Adds) based on extenuating circumstances following the second week of class require written permission of the instructor, the department chairperson and the dean. Drop option via MyBLUE is available through the mid-point of the class.

September 1

Labor Day Break. All classes dismissed and UNK offices closed .

September 2

All classes reconvene.

September 4

E-bill notifications will be sent to student's Lopermail account.

September 15

Last day to apply for Fall graduation. Graduation application available through MyBLUE.
 Detailed Graduation Information   

September 25

Tuition and Fees due in full for Fall 2014 classes.

October 16

Spring 2015 class schedule available on MyBLUE.

October 20-21

Fall Break, all classes dismissed; UNK Offices open.

October 22

Begin Academic Advising for Spring 2015 registration. Students meet with assigned faculty advisors or Academic Advising Center.

October 24

Last day to Drop a full semester class with a W in lieu of a grade. All drops processed by student via MyBLUE.

October 27-   November 16

Registration opens according to Class Standing and the last 4 digits of the NUID number.  Students may register via MyBLUE beginning at the scheduled hour and anytime following.

Link to Registration Times

November 17-       January 11

General Registration for Spring classes. Available to all interested persons admitted to UNK.

November 26-28

Thanksgiving Break. All classes dismissed. UNK offices closed November 27 and 28.

December 1

Application for Spring graduation open through February 1.  Apply via MyBLUE.

December 1

Monday- Classes reconvene.

December 5

New Student Orientation & Transfer Day. Open to new students who have been admitted to UNK for Spring 2015.
Contact Admissions Office for more information.

December 12

Last Day of full semester classes. 

December 14-18

Finals Week: Classes re-scheduled according to final exam schedule.  Final Exam Schedule  

December 18

 Thursday, 9:30 p.m. - Fall Semester ends.

Winter Commencement Rehearsal, 3:00 p.m. Health & Sports Center.

December 19

Friday 10:00 a.m. - Winter Commencement Ceremony, Health & Sports Center.
 Detailed Graduation Information  

December 23

 Tuesday 5:00 p.m.- Final Grades due via MyBLUE   

December 24 -   January 4

UNK Offices closed for holidays.