Loyola University Maryland

International Programs

Academic Calendar for Exchanges

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Fall 2016 Semester

March 1 Applications due for Fall 2015 and full academic year
June 8 Fall 2016 Acceptance Letters and I-20 visa documents mailed (if application is complete by March 1st)
August 30 Report date for Exchange Students for Fall semester
August 30-September 2  International Student Orientation (mandatory)
September 5 Labor Day, no classes
September 6 Classes Begin
September 6-9 Drop/Add Period - Late Registration
October 1
Applications Due for Spring 2017 semester
October 14 Mid-semester Holiday 
November 11
Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"
November 23-
November 27
Thanksgiving Holiday, No Classes
November 28 Classes Resume
December 5 Spring 2017 Acceptance Letters and I-20 visa documents mailed (if application is complete by October 1)
December 12 Last day of classes for Fall semester
December 13 Study Day
December 14-22 Exams (no exams on Sundays)
December 22 Close of Fall semester.  All students must check out of housing.
December 23 - January 2 Winter/Christmas Break, University Closed

Spring 2016 Semester

January 10

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 11-13 Spring Orientation for New International Students (mandatory)
-Held from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
-International Student Shopping Shuttle in evening (Optional)
January 15 Arrival date for returning students
January 16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (University Closed, No Classes)
January 17 Classes Begin
January 17-20 Late Registration-In-Person Course Add/Drop Period
March 1  Applicants due for Fall 2017 semester
March 6-12 Spring Holiday Break (No Classes)
March 13 Classes Resume
March 30 Last day to withdraw from a course with a grade of "W"
April 13-17 Easter Holiday (No Classes)
April 18 Classes Resume
May 1 Last day of classes for Spring semester 
May 2 Study Day
May 3-11 Exams (no exams on Sundays)
May 11 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.**