Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Academic Calendar for Exchanges

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Fall 2015 Semester

March 1 Applications due for Fall 2015 and full academic year
June 14 Fall 2015 Acceptance Letters and I-20 visa documents mailed (if application is complete by April 1st)
August 25 Report date for Exchange Students for Fall semester
August 26-30 International Student Orientation (mandatory)
August 31 Classes Begin
August 31- September 3 Drop/Add Period - Late Registration
September 7 Labor Day, No Classes
October 1
Applications Due for Spring 2016 semester
October 16 Mid-semester Holiday 
November 9
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"
November 25-
November 29
Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes
November 30 Classes Resume
December 4 Spring 2016 Acceptance Letters and I-20 visa documents mailed (if application is complete by October 1)
December 9 Last day of classes for Fall semester
December 10 Study Day
December 11-19 Exams (no exams on Sundays)
December 19 Close of Fall semester.  All students must check out of housing.
December 23 - January 3 Winter/Christmas Break, University Closed

Spring 2016 Semester

January 12

Report date for new exchange students for Spring semester
-This is the only day that students will be allowed to move into their campus housing.
-Baltimore Airport and Train Station pick-ups will ONLY occur on this day.

January 13-17 Spring Orientation for New International Students (mandatory)
-Held from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
-International Student Shopping Shuttle in evening (Optional)
January 17 Arrival date for returning students
January 18  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed, No Classes)
January 19 Classes Begin
January 19-22 Late Registration-In-Person Course Add/Drop Period
February 29-March 6 Spring Holiday Break (No Classes)
March 7 Classes Resume
March 24-28 Easter Holiday (No Classes)
March 29  Classes Resume
April 1 Applicants due for Fall 2016 semester
April 5 Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"
May 2 Last day of classes for Spring semester 
May 3 Study Day
May 4-12 Exams (no exams on Sundays)
May 12 Close of Spring semester.  All students must checkout of housing.

**Day-trips will run on 3 Saturdays in each semester. Dates to be announced at orientation.**