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Mar 30
Registration opens (Returning students see Faculty Advisors or University College Academic Advisors; new transfer students register by appointment with the Office of Admissions); first year students register by appointment with the Office of Recruitment and School Relations.
   
Jun 11 Parent and Family Orientation – Session I. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 11 - 12 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp - Session I. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 25 Parent and Family Orientation – Session II. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 25 - 26 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp - Session II. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 10 The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 16 Parent and Family Orientation – Session III. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 16 - 17 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session III. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 24 The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 30 Parent and Family Orientation – Session IV. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
Deadline to submit Financial Aid documentation. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@tamiu.edu.
   
Jul 30 - 31 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session IV. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 10 Parent and Family Orientation – Session V. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 10 - 11 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session V. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 13 - 14 International Student Orientation. For more information, contact the Office of International Engagement at 326-2282.
   
Aug 14 International Student Orientation continues. The Dustdevil Transition – Orientation for Transfer and Non-Traditional Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 17 On-campus residences open for semester.
   
Aug 18 Faculty and Staff Assembly. ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date.
   
Aug 19

First Class Day.

   
Aug 25 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through September 3 with permission of instructor.
   
Aug 28
Freshman Convocation.
   
Sep 3 Twelfth Class Day. Census date for Fall session; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Sep 7 Labor Day. Classes meet.
   
Sep 11 National Remembrance Day.
   
Sep 15 Twentieth Class Day. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Sep 17 Constitution Day. Classes meet.
   
Sep 30 December 2015 graduation application and payment deadline. A $50 Late Application Fee will be assessed to students applying after this date.
   
Oct 3 AutMus Fest. Classes meet.
   
Oct 11 Mid-term Grades due.
   
Oct 26 Wintermester and Spring 2016 Registration Opens.
   
Nov 12 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the University.
   
Nov 16 - 21 Faculty Evaluations.
   
Nov 25 - 28 Thanksgiving Holidays.
    
Dec 4 Last Class Day.
   
Dec 7 - 8 Reading Days. No Classes. No Exams.
   
Dec 9 - 15 Final Examination period.
   
Dec 15 On-campus residences close for the semester at 8 p.m.
   
Dec 16-17 Grading Days and Honor Cord/Hooding Ceremonies. See http://www.tamiu.edu/commencement/ for more information.
   
Dec 17 Final grades for graduating candidates due in the Registrar’s Office by noon.
   
Dec 18 Commencement; end of Fall 2015 semester. Grades due, midnight.
   
Dec 23 Grades posted on Uconnect for student’s view.
   
Jan 11 Diploma and transcripts available for December graduates.
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FALL 2015 SUB TERM I (7.5 WEEKS)
 
Aug 18 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date.
   
Aug 19 First Class Day Sub Term I
   
Aug 21 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through August 25 with permission of instructor.
   
Aug 25 Census date for Sub-Term I; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT
   
Sep 15 All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from courses(s) for non-payment.
   
Oct 1 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Sub Term I.
   
Oct 9 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Sub Term I.
   
Oct 11 Grades due, midnight.
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FALL 2015 SUB TERM II (7.5 WEEKS)
   
Oct 9 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Oct 12 First Class Day Sub Term II.
   
Oct 14 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through October 16 with permission of instructor.
All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Oct 16 Census date for Sub Term II; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT
   
Nov 19 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Sub Term II.
   
Nov 25-28 Thanksgiving Holidays.
   
Dec 9 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Sub Term II.
   
Dec 18 Grades due, midnight.
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FALL 2015 MINIMESTER I (5 WEEKS)
   
Aug 18 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Aug 20 First Class Day Minimester I.
   
Aug 21 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through August 25 with permission of instructor.
   
Aug25 Census date for Minimester I; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Sep 15 All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from courses(s) for non-payment.
   
Sep 17 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Minimester I.
   
Sep 23 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Minimester I.
   
Sep 25 Grades, due midnight.
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FALL 2015 MINIMESTER II (5 WEEKS)
   
Sep 25 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Sep 28 First Class Day Minimester II.
   
Sep 29 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through October 1with permission of instructor.
All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Oct 1 Census date for Minimester II; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT
   
Oct 22 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Minimester II.
   
Oct 30 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Minimester II.
   
Nov 1 Grades due, midnight.
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FALL 2015 MINIMESTER III (5 WEEKS)
   
Oct 30 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Nov 2 First Class Day Minimester III.
   
Nov 3 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through November 5 with permission of instructor.  
All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Nov 5 Census date for Minimester III classes; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT
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Nov 19 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Minimester III.
   
Nov 25 - 28 Thanksgiving Holidays.
   
Dec 8 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Minimester III.
   
Dec 18 Grades due, midnight.
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WINTERMESTER 2016
Jan 4 First Class Day. Census date for Wintermester. Final Late Registration Day; last day classes may be added or dropped for Wintermester.
ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Jan 13 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Wintermester.

 
Jan 15 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Wintermester.
   
Jan 17 Grades due, midnight.
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SPRING 2016

Jan 14 - 15 International Student Orientation. For more information, call the Office of International Engagement at 326-2282.
   
Jan 15 On-campus residences open for the semester. International Student Orientation continues. The Dustdevil Transition – Orientation for Freshman and Transfer students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Jan 18 Martin Luther King Holiday; University closed.
   
Jan 19 First Class Day.
   
Jan 25 Final Late Registration day; course changes continue through February 3 with permission of instructor.
   
Feb 3 Twelfth Class Day. Census date; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Feb 15 Twentieth Class Day. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Feb 29 May 2016 graduation application and payment deadline. A $50 Late Application Fee will be assessed to students applying after this date.
   
Mar 4 Mid Semester.
   
Mar 7-12 Spring Break; no classes.
   
Mar 20 Mid-term Grades due.
   
Apr 4
Registration opens for Maymester, Summer and Fall 2016.
   
Apr 14 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the University.
   
Apr 18-23 Faculty Evaluations.
   
May 9 Last Class Day.
   
May 10 Reading Day. No classes. No exams.
   
May 11 - 17 Final Examination period.
   
May 17 On-campus residences close for the semester at 8 p.m.
   
May 18 - 19 Grading Days and Honor Cord/Hooding Ceremonies. See http://www.tamiu.edu/commencement/ for more information.
   
May 19 Final grades for graduating candidates due in the Registrar's Office by noon.
   
May 20 Grades due, midnight. Commencement; end of Spring 2016 semester.
   
May 25 Grades posted on Uconnect for students' view.
   
Jun 3 Diploma and transcripts available for May graduates
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SPRING 2016 FLEX ENTRY (13 WEEKS)
   
Feb 8 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Feb 9 First Class Day Flex Entry Term.
   
Feb 12 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through February 22 with permission of instructor.
   
Feb 15  All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from courses(s) for non-payment.
   
Feb 22 Census date for Flex Entry Term; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Mar 7 - 12 Spring Break; no classes. 
   
Mar 20 Mid-term Grades due.
   
Apr 4 Registration opens for Maymester, Summer and Fall 2016. 
   
Apr 14 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Flex Entry term.
   
May 9 Last Class Day.
   
May 10 Reading Day. No Classes. No exams.
   
May 11-17 Final Examination period.
   
May 19 Final grades for graduating candidates due in the Registrar's Office by noon.
   
May 20 Grades due, midnight. Commencement; end of Spring 2016 semester.
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SPRING 2016 SUB TERM I (7.5 WEEKS)
 
Jan 15 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Jan 19 First Class Day Sub Term I.
   
Jan 21

Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through January 25 with permission of instructor.

   
Jan 25 Census date for Sub-Term I; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT
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Feb 15 All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from courses(s) for non-payment.
   
Mar 3 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Sub Term I.
   
Mar 11 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Sub Term I.
   
Mar 13 Grades due, midnight.
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SPRING 2016 SUB TERM II (7.5 WEEKS)
 
Mar 14 First Class Day Sub Term II. ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Mar 16 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through March18 with permission of instructor. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Mar 18 Census date for Sub Term II; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT
   
Apr 28 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Sub Term II.
   
May 5 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Sub Term II.
   
May 19 Final grades for graduating candidates due in Registrar's Office by noon.
   
May 20 Grades due by midnight.
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SPRING 2016 MINIMESTER I (5 WEEKS)
   
Jan 15 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Jan 20 First Class Day Minimester I.
   
Jan 21 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through January 25 with permission of instructor.
   
Jan 25 Census date for Minimester I; last day courses may be dropped without record. 
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Feb 15 All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from courses(s) for non-payment.
   
Feb 18 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Minimester I.
   
Feb 26 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Minimester I.
   
Feb 28 Grades due, midnight..
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SPRING 2016 MINIMESTER II (5 WEEKS)
   
Feb 26 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Feb 29 First Class Day Minimester II.
   
Mar 1 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through March 3 with permission of instructor.
All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Mar 3 Census date for Minimester II; last day courses may be dropped without record.
.NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
Mar 24 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Minimester II.
   
Apr 8 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Minimester II.
   
Apr 10 Grades due, midnight.
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SPRING 2016 MINIMESTER III (5 WEEKS)
   
Apr 8 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date. 
   
Apr 11 First Class Day Minimester III.
   
Apr 12 Final Late Registration Day; course changes continue through April 14 with permission of instructor.
All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Apr 14 Census date for Minimester III classes; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
   
May 5 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from Minimester III.
   
May 13 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Minimester III.
   
May 20 Grades due, midnight.
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MAYMESTER 2016
 
May 23 First Class Day. Census Day for Maymester. Final Late Registration Day; last day classes may be added or dropped for Maymester. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
.NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
 
June 4 Last Class Day and Final Exams for Maymester.
   
Jun 5 Grades due, midnight.
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SUMMER SEMESTER I 2016

   
June 3 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE for SSI. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date.
   
Jun 6 First Class Day.
   
Jun 7 Final Late Registration Day. Course changes continue through June 9 with permission of instructor. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Jun 9

Fourth Class Day. Census date for Summer I; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
Parent and Family Orientation Session I. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.

   
Jun 9 - 10 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session I. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 23 Parent and Family Orientation Session II. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 23 - 24 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session II. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 24 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session II continues.
   
Jun 30 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the University.
   
Jul 7 Last Class Day.
   
Jul 8

Final Examinations. Exams are administered at scheduled class meeting times. 
End of Summer Session I, 2016.
The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.

   
Jul 10 Grades due, midnight.
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SUMMER SEMESTER II 2016
   
Jul 8 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE FOR SSII. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date.
   
Jul 11 First Class Day.
   
Jul 12 Final Late Registration Day. Course changes continue through July 14 with permission of instructor. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Jul 14

Fourth Class Day. Census date for Summer II; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.
Parent and Family Orientation Session III. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.

   
Jul 14 - 15 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session III. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 22 The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 28 Parent and Family Orientation Session IV. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 28 - 29 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session IV. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 29 Summer 2016 graduation application and payment deadline. A $50 Late Application Fee will be assessed to students applying after this date.
   
Aug 4 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the University.
   
Aug 8 Parent and Family Orientation Session V. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 8 - 9 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session V. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 10 Last Class Day.
   
Aug 11 Final Examinations. Exams administered at scheduled class meeting times. 
   
Aug 12 Commencement. End of Summer Session II, 2016.
The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 14 Grades due midnight.
   
Aug 18 - 19 International Student Orientation. For more information, call the Office of International Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 19 International Student Orientation continues. The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer and Non-Traditional Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 19 Diploma and transcripts available for summer degree completers.
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SUMMER SEMESTER III 2016
   
Jun 3 ALL TUITION AND FEES DUE FOR SSIII. A $50 Late Fee will be assessed to students registering and/or paying after this date.
   
Jun 6 First Class Day.
   
Jun 9 Final Late Registration Day. Course changes continue through July 14 with permission of instructor. All tuition and fees MUST be paid in full to avoid being dropped from course(s) for non-payment.
   
Jun 9 Parent and Family Orientation Session I. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 9 - 10 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session I. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 14

Fourth Class Day. Census date for Summer III; last day courses may be dropped without record.
NO REGISTRATION BEYOND THIS POINT.

   
Jun 23 Parent and Family Orientation Session II. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jun 23 - 24 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session II. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 8 The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Student. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 14 Parent and Family Orientation Session III. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 14 - 15 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session III. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 22 The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 28 Parent and Family Orientation Session IV. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 28 - 29 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session IV. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Jul 29 Summer 2016 graduation application and payment deadline. A $50 Late Application Fee will be assessed to students applying after this date.
   
Aug 4 Last day to drop a course or withdraw from the University.
   
Aug 8 Parent and Family Orientation Session V. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 8 - 9 Freshman Orientation: Dusty Camp Session V. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 10 Last Class Day.
   
Aug 11 Final Examinations. Exams are administered at scheduled class meeting times.
   
Aug 12 Commencement. End of Summer Session III, 2016.
The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 14 Grades due midnight.
   
Aug 18 - 19 International Student Orientation. For more information, call the Office of International Engagement at 326-2280.
   
Aug 19 The Dustdevil Transition - Orientation for Transfer and Non-Traditional Students. For more information, call the Office of Student Orientation, Leadership and Engagement at 326-2282.
   
Aug 19 Diploma and transcript available for summer degree completers.
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