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Dates to Remember

February 2017
February 1Deadline for submission to OUR of course changes and additions for fall 2017
February 3Reminder for Staff Excellence Award nominations (first Friday in February)
February 14Valentine’s Day
February 20Presidents Day holiday (No classes; college offices closed)
February 25Maha Shivaratri (Hindu)
March 2017
March 1Ash Wednesday (Christian)
March 1Promotion and Tenure Committee elections – ballots are emailed to faculty
March 1Student regalia ordering begins
March 1Deadline for summer and fall textbook lists to be posted (http://library.uams.edu/library-services/bookstore/)
March 1Deadline for programs to give notice of anticipated changes in application and admissions policies and procedures
March 2First day of The Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i); ends March 20
March 3Last day to drop with a “W”
March 3Deadline for faculty commencement participants (name, rank, degree(s), department)
March 6Inclement weather alternate date for the College of Health Professions Phonathon
March 7Deadline for submission of agenda items to president’s office (for the March 29-30 Board of Trustees Meeting)
March 10Deadline for Staff Excellence Award nominations (second Friday in March)
March 10UAMS Diversity Day
March 12Purim (Jewish)
March 12Daylight Saving Time begins
March 13Holi (Hindu)
March 14College Advisory Board – Spring Meeting (second Tuesday of March)
March 14Promotion and Tenure Committee elections – deadline to submit ballot
March 15Deadline for submission of classroom requests for fall 2017 semester to the Office of Academic Services (OAS)
March 17Deadline to submit faculty regalia orders
March 20Last day of The Nineteen Day Fast (Baha’i); began March 2
March 20-24Spring break
March 21Naw Ruz (New Year) (Baha’i)
March 22Abstracts submission deadline for Student Research Day
March 24First draft of the commencement program distributed to colleges and OUR for review
March 24Deadline to submit student regalia orders
March 24Deadline to submit orders for honor cords to Dana Venhaus
March 27Deadline for submission of academic agenda items to president’s office (for the May 24-25 Board of Trustees Meeting)
March 29-30Board of Trustees Meeting – University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
March 31Scholarship application cycle opens
Varies by programSpring course evaluations (refer to individual program timelines)
April 2017
April 3Deadline for revisions to the first draft of the commencement program
April 3-14Early registration – summer semester
April 6Second draft of the commencement program distributed to colleges for review
April 7Deadline for Staff Excellence Awards selection (first Friday in April)
April 7Inventory Exception Report due to dean’s office
April 11Passover (Pesach) (Jewish); ends April 18
April 12UAMS Student Research Day
April 13Deadline for revisions to the second draft of the commencement program
April 14Good Friday (Christian)
April 14Holy Friday (Christian Orthodox)
April 14Deadline for list of CHP student ushers for commencement
April 15Deadline for adjunct faculty requests – new and continuing appointments for summer semester
April 16Easter (Christian and Christian Orthodox)
April 17Third and final draft of the commencement program distributed to colleges, provost, and chancellor for review
April 18Passover (Pesach) (Jewish); began April 11
April 21First Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
April 21Deadline for final revisions to the commencement program
April 21Call for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (third Friday in April)
April 21Spring College Meeting - Staff Excellence Awards (third Friday in April)
April 26Administrative Professionals Day
April 29Ninth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
Varies by programSpring course evaluations (refer to individual program timelines)
May 2017
May 1Current catalog pages are sent to programs for update
May 1Deadline for submission of agenda items to president’s office (for the May 24-25 Board of Trustees Meeting)
May 2Twelfth Day of Ridvan (Baha’i)
May 4First reminder for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (first Friday in May)
May 5Cinco de Mayo
May 5Last day to withdraw from spring semester classes – grade of “WF” or “WP”
May 5Creative Services forwards list of graduates to Marketing and Communications Department for inclusion in newspaper
May 8-12Final Exam Week
May 10Vesak Day (Buddha’s Birthday) (Buddhist)
May 12Spring grades for senior students due to registrar
May 14Mother’s Day
May 15-30Regular registration – summer semester
May 17Commencement marshals meeting, 11:30-12:30, location TBD
May 19Spring grades for all students except seniors due to registrar
May 19Last day to remove “I” from previous semester
May 19Last day to submit outstanding documents for May graduation
May 19Spring Semester ends
May 19Graduate Brunch – Administration West Lobby
May 19Hooding ceremony – UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall
May 20Commencement
May 22Chair Evaluation Meetings begin (scheduled through June 16)
May 23Declaration of the Bab (Baha’i)
May 24-25Board of Trustees Meeting – University of Arkansas Little Rock
May 27First day of Ramadan (Islam); ends July 25
May 29Memorial Day holiday
May 29The Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (Baha’i)
May 30Summer classes begin
May 30Post summer syllabi in SharePoint (first day of summer semester)
May 30-June 1Shavuot (Jewish)
May 31-June 5Late registration – summer semester
June 2017
June 1Faculty and staff annual performance review process begins
June 1Call for CHP Faculty Committee nominations
June 1Program catalog draft revisions due to dean’s office
June 1Call for CHP Academic Senate representative nominations (contact Danny Bercher for information about Academic Senate)
June 1-17Program first revisions to catalog are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; pages are sent to programs for second revisions with a one-week return deadline
June 2Second reminder for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (first Friday in June)
June 5Dean’s Society grant application – process opens
June 9Scholarship application cycle closes
June 15Renewal of regular faculty appointments
June 15Dean’s Office requests college committee annual reports (due July 17)
June 16CHP Committee recommendations due to dean’s office
June 16Chair Evaluation Meetings end (began May 22)
June 18Father’s Day
June 20 - July 5Program second revisions to catalog are reviewed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; pages are sent to programs for third revisions with a one-week return deadline
June 23Deadline for Faculty Excellence Award nominations (Fourth Friday in June)
June 25Last day of Ramadan (Islam); began May 27
June 30Department chair evaluations – deadline for ESS entry
June 30All faculty and staff annual performance reviews must be completed
Varies by programMidterm – final date to drop with a “W” showing on the academic record