Academic Calendar

FallSpringSignificance of Date
August 5thJanuary 2nd - 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 8thFall Institute, Part I
August 10thJanuary 28thOpening Academic Convocation / Founder’s Day
August 10th - 12thNew Freshman Orientation
August 12thJanuary 2nd - 3rdRegistration during office hours, with payment for students not registered
August 11thJanuary 5thFall/Spring semester begins
August 13thJanuary 6thFirst day of regular on-campus classes
August 11th - 16thJanuary 5th - 10thBU Online Mod #1 / #3 begins. Last day to DROP = before 1st chat session
August 20thJanuary 14thLast day to add/drop a regular class on campus
January 20thMLK Holiday — University Closed
August 13th - October 2ndJanuary 6th - March 16thWITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
September 2ndLabor Day — University Closed
September 24thFebruary 7thDeadline 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 24thFebruary 18thFall Institute, Parts II & III; on-campus classes cancelled
September 28thFebruary 22ndMidterm Warning Slips issued (or earlier if needed)
October 2ndMarch 16thLast day for withdrawing with a "W" on transcript for semester classes
October 5thEnd of Mod #1
February 29thEnd of Mod #3
October 3rd - 8thMarch 2nd - 6thFall / Spring Break — No Classes
October 14th - 18thMarch 9thBU 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 15thApril 10thDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #2 / #4 BU Online classes = before 4th chat session
November 27th - December 1stApril 9th - 13thThanksgiving Break / Easter Break — No Classes
April 19thHonors Convocation
December 4th - 6thApril 27th - 29thFinal exams. Semester exams taken on other than scheduled date – $10.00; intrasemestral tests taken on other than scheduled date – $5.00
December 7thMay 2ndEnd of Fall / Spring Semesters and Mod #2 / Mod #4
December 7thMay 2ndBU Online homework completed by midnight
May 2ndCommencement
Summer 2020
STARTMay 11th, 2020Online classes begin this week, starting Monday, May 12th.
WITHDRAWJune 17, 2019WITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
ENDJuly 4th, 2020All work must be completed by midnight on Saturday, July 6th.