Academic Calendar

FallSpringSignificance of Date
August 5thJanuary 3rdPayment due to hold position in classes. Failure to make this payment will result in cancellation of preregistration and the student will need to register again.
August 9thFall Institute, Part I
August 11thJanuary 29thOpening Academic Convocation / Founder’s Day
August 11th - 13thNew Freshman Orientation
August 13thRegistration during office hours, with payment for students not registered
August 13thJanuary 7thFall/Spring semester begins
August 14thJanuary 7thFirst day of regular on-campus classes
August 13th - 17thJanuary 7th - 11thBU Online Mod #1 / #3 begins. Last day to DROP = before 1st chat session
August 21stJanuary 15thLast day to add/drop a regular class on campus
January 21stMLK Holiday — University Closed
August 22nd - October 3rdJanuary 16th - March 1stWITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
September 3rdLabor Day — University Closed
September 3rd - 7thJanuary 28th - February 1stDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mods #1 / #3 in BU Online classes = before 4th chat session
February 1stFinal date for Application for Diploma to graduate in 2019
September 21stFebruary 15thIncomplete grades due for past semester
September 25thFebruary 19thFall Institute, Parts II & III; on-campus classes cancelled
September 28thFebruary 22ndMidterm Warning Slips issued (or earlier if needed)
October 3rdMarch 1stLast day for withdrawing with a "W" on transcript for semester classes
October 6thEnd of Mod #1
March 2ndEnd of Mod #3
October 4th - 8thMarch 4th- 8thFall / Spring Break — No Classes
October 15th - 19thMarch 11th - 15thBU Online Mods #2 / #4 begins. Last day to DROP = before 1st chat session
April 1stKentucky State Grant deadline for FAF. Kentucky Teachers Scholarship deadline
November 5th - 19thApril 1st - 5thDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #2 / #4 BU Online classes = before 4th chat session
November 21st - 25thApril 18th - 22ndThanksgiving Break / Easter Break — No Classes
April 14thHonors Convocation
December 3rd - 5thApril 29th - May 1stFinal exams. Semester exams taken on other than scheduled date – $10.00; intrasemestral tests taken on other than scheduled date – $5.00
December 7thMay 3rdEnd of Fall / Spring Semesters and Mod #2 / Mod #4
December 8thMay 4thBU Online homework completed by midnight
May 4thCommencement
Summer 2019
STARTMay 13, 2019Online classes begin this week, starting Monday, May 12th.
ENDJuly 6, 2019All work must be completed by midnight on Saturday, July 6th.