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THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA 2003-04 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

(Prepared by the Office of Academic Records and University Registrar. All dates are tentative and subject to change by appropriate University of Alabama officials. For up-to-date information, visit the Office of Academic Records and University Registrar online at registrar.ua.edu.)

2003 SUMMER TERM
May 12-August 11
 
Interim Session
Classes beginMondayMay 12
Last day to register or add a courseTuesdayMay 13
Last day to drop a course with a grade of "W"FridayMay 23
Classes endFridayMay 30
 
First Half of Session
Testing and orientationMondayJune 2
Late registration/add/drop - first-half and second-halfMonday*June 2
Classes beginTuesdayJune 3
Last day to register or add a course for first half of sessionWednesdayJune 4
Last day to register for courses throughout summer sessionThursdayJune 5
Last day to drop a course with a grade of "W"FridayJune 20
Classes end - first half of sessionWednesdayJuly 2
Holiday - Independence DayThursdayJuly 4
Final examinationsThursday & SaturdayJuly 3 & 5
 
Second Half of Session
Registration - second half of session (tuition payment deadline)Monday*July 7
Classes beginTuesdayJuly 8
Last day to register or add a courseWednesdayJuly 9
Last day to drop a course with a grade of "W" (full-session courses)FridayJuly 11
Last day to drop a course with a grade of "W" (second-half courses)    FridayJuly 25
Classes endWednesdayAugust 6
Final examinationsThursday-FridayAugust 7-8
CommencementMondayAugust 11
 
2003 FALL SEMESTER
Testing and orientationMondayAugust 18
Late registration/add/dropTuesday*August 19
Classes beginWednesdayAugust 20
Last day to register or add a courseTuesdayAugust 26
Holiday - Labor DayMondaySeptember 1
Midterm grade submission for freshmen due (by 12:00 p.m.)WednesdayOctober 1
Last day to drop a course with a grade of "W"WednesdayOctober 29
Last day for all tests, etc.WednesdayNovember 26
Holiday - Thanksgiving (begins at 5:00 p.m.)Wednesday-FridayNovember 26-28
Classes resume (7:00 am.)MondayDecember 1
Classes endFridayDecember 5
Final examinationsMonday-FridayDecember 8-12
CommencementMondayDecember 15
All grades dueTuesdayDecember 16
 
2004 SPRING SEMESTER
Testing and orientationMondayJanuary 5
Late registration/add/dropTuesday*January 6
Classes beginWednesdayJanuary 7
Last day to register or add a courseTuesdayJanuary 13
Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday observedMondayJanuary 19
Midterm grade submission for freshmen due (by 12:00 p.m.)WednesdayFebruary 18
Last day to drop a course with a grade of "W"WednesdayMarch 17
Spring holidays (begin at 5:00 p.m.)Friday-FridayMarch 26-April 2
Classes resume (7:00 a.m.)MondayApril 5
Honors WeekMonday-FridayApril 12-16
Honors Day (classes dismissed after 10 a.m.)FridayApril 16
Last day for all tests, etc.FridayApril 23
Classes endFridayApril 30
Final examinationsMonday-FridayMay 3-9
All grades dueTuesdayMay 11
CommencementFridayMay 14
 
*Penalty payment for late registration begins this date.

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