2023-2024 Academic Year

Find it on Blackburn’s event calendar or download it as PDF.

Fall Semester 2023

Tuesday, August 1 On or before move-in day — tuition, room, board and other charges MUST be paid in full OR an acceptable payment plan with a minimum of 25% down has to be established with the Business Office.
Friday, August 18 New students arrive on campus.
August 21-24 Week of Welcome (LE 100, LD 170)
Thursday, August 24 Returning students arrive on campus
Friday, August 25 Work training, Advising
Monday, August 28 First day of semester-long classes; All College Convocation
Monday, September 4 Labor Day holiday
Wednesday, September 6 Last day to register, add a course, declare a course to be taken pass/fail, or drop a course without a W.
September 28-October 1 Homecoming & Family Weekend
Friday, October 13 Fall midterm break begins at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17 Mid-term grade rosters due
Wednesday, October 18 Course instruction resumes at 8 a.m.
Monday, October 23 Last day to drop a class with a “W” grade.
Monday, October 30 Early registration of currently registered students begins for the Spring 2024 semester.
Friday, November 10 Last day of early registration for Spring 2024 semester
Friday, November 10 Veteran’s Day Convocation, 11:00 a.m.
Monday, November 20 Last day to withdraw passing from a class.
Tuesday, November 21 Thanksgiving vacation begins at 9 p.m.
Monday, November 27 Course instruction resumes at 8 a.m.
Tuesday, December 5 Study Day; classes canceled.
December 6-9 Double instruction period (DIPs)
Saturday, December 9 Course instruction ends.

Spring Semester 2024

Tuesday, January 2 On or before move-in day — tuition, room, board and other charges MUST be paid in full OR an acceptable payment plan with a minimum of 25% down has to be established with the Business Office.
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
Thursday, January 18 All students arrive on campus.
Friday, January 19 Work Program training, academic advising
Monday, January 22 Classes begin.
Tuesday, January 30 Last day to register, add a course, declare a course to be taken pass/fail, or drop a course without a W.
Friday, March 8 Spring break begins at 5 p.m.
Monday, March 11 Midterm grade rosters are due.
Monday, March 18 Course instruction resumes at 8 a.m.
Monday, March 25 Early registration of currently registered students begins for the Fall 2024 semester.
Monday, April 1 Easter holiday
Friday, April 5 Last day of early registration for Fall 2024 semester.
Friday, April 19 Last day to withdraw passing from a course.
Monday, April 22 Honors Night
Tuesday, April 23 Student Worker Appreciation Day; classes canceled; Founder’s Day Celebration.
Thursday, May 2 Study Day; classes canceled.
May 3-7 Double instruction period (DIPs)
Tuesday, May 7 Course instruction ends.
Friday, May 10 Baccalaureate
Saturday, May 11 155th Annual Commencement
Dec 09
Saturday, December 09, 2023

Course Instruction Ends

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jan 02
Tuesday, January 02, 2024

Tuition, room, board due before move-in day

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jan 15
Monday, January 15, 2024

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jan 18
Thursday, January 18, 2024

All students arrive on campus

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jan 19
Friday, January 19, 2024

Work Program Training & Academic Advising

Jan 19 8:00 AM - Jan 20 5:00 PM

Jan 22
Monday, January 22, 2024

Classes begin

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Jan 30
Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Last day to register, add a course, declare a course to be taken pass/fail, or drop a course without a W.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 08
Friday, March 08, 2024

Spring Break Begins at 5 p.m.

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Mar 11
Monday, March 11, 2024

Midterm Grade Rosters Due

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 18
Monday, March 18, 2024

Course Instruction Resumes 8 a.m.

8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Mar 25
Monday, March 25, 2024

Fall 2024 Early Registration – Current Students

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mar 25
Monday, March 25, 2024

Last Day to Drop a Class with “W” Grade

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Future Academic Years

 

Last update: 8/31/2023