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.   

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.

Spring 2015 Semester Dates

Second Semester
Spring 2015   
             

December 1

Application for Spring graduation open through February 2. Apply via MyBLUE.

January 1-12                                

 Spring 2015 General Registration continues via MyBLUE. Open to all interested persons who are admitted to UNK.

January 9                          

Residence Halls open at 10:00 a.m.

January 12

Monday- All classes begin for Spring 2015.

January 12 - 16                        

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

January 17

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 19

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

January  22

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

February 2

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

February 12

Tuition and Fees are due in full for Spring 2015 classes.

March 13

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

March 22 - 29

Spring Break - All classes dismissed; UNK Offices open.

March 30

Monday, Classes reconvene.

Begin Academic Advising for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 registration. Students meet with assigned faculty advisors or Academic & Career Services.

April 6

Begin Early Registration for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015. 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 24

Transfer Day.  One-half day (morning) orientation, advising and pre-registration session for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 Classes.  Tailored for new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK.  
Reservation required.    Contact the UNK Admissions Office for information.

April 27

General Registration begins for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 classes. Registration open to all interested persons admitted to UNK.

May 4 - 7

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

May 7

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

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

May 8

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

May 12

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

Summer 2015 Semester Dates

Summer 2015 

April 15

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

May 11

Monday, Summer 2015 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 14

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

May 21

Transfer Day.  One-half day (morning) orientation, advising and pre-registration session for Fall 2015 Classes.  Tailored for new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK.  
Reservation required.  Contact the UNK Admissions Office for more information.

May 25

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

May 26

Tuesday. Classes reconvene and UNK offices open.

May 28

Tuition and Fees due in full for Summer 2015 classes.

June 15

Last Day to apply for Summer Graduation. Graduation Application available via MyBLUE.

 Detailed Graduation Information 

June 18

Transfer Day.  One-half day (morning) orientation, advising and pre-registration session for Fall 2015 Classes.  Tailored for new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK.  
Reservation required. Contact the UNK Admissions Office for more information.

July 3

Friday.  All classes dismissed & UNK offices closed in observance of Independence Day.

July 6

Monday. Classes reconvene and UNK offices open.

July 23

Transfer Day.  One-half day (morning) orientation, advising and pre-registration session for Fall 2015 Classes.  Tailored for new transfer students who have been admitted to UNK.  
Reservation required. Contact the UNK Admissions Office for more information.

July 30

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

July 31

Summer Session ends.

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

 Detailed Graduation Information