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Key Dates for Academic Year 2018-19

Fall Semester 2018

August

  • Sun. 8/12 - New students arrive for Orientation
  • Wed. 8/15 - Returning First Theologians arrive
  • Thu. 8/16 - Returning upper class seminarians arrive; 7:30 p.m. Opening Mass and social
  • Fri.-Sun. 8/17-19 - Formation workshops (mandatory attendance); Field Day/Welcome BBQ
  • Mon. 8/20 - Classes begin/special schedule (shortened periods/specifics will be posted); 10 a.m. Convocation/Mass of Holy Spirit (mandatory)
  • Fri. 8/24 - Drop/add period ends; application forms for MAPS and dual degrees due
  • Fri.-Sun. 8/24-26 - Weekend of Recollection and 40 Hours

     

September

  • Mon. 9/3 - Labor Day; no University classes held
  • Fri. 9/14 - Deadline for faculty to submit grade changes (resolving “I”s from Spring 2018)
  • Fri.-Sun. 9/14-16 - University Family Fest weekend (Fr. Darin Didier Run on Saturday)
  • Tue. 9/18 - Academic Reps meet w/ Academic Dean over dinner

October

  • Wed.-Thu. 10/3-4 - Priests Alumni Reunion (4T only at Wed. dinner; special class schedule on Thu. for 10 a.m. Grotto Mass, mandatory for theologians and UG completers with no University. class conflict)
  • Sat.-Sun. 10/6-14 - Fall semester break (Mount offices closed on Fri.)
  • Fri.-Sun. 10/19-21 - Seminary Family Weekend (PFE optional exemption)
  • Mon.-Fri. 10/22-26 - Advising/registration for spring semester courses (intent to graduate and dual degree applications due before Thanksgiving)

November

4T ⇒ Penance Practicum sessions to be scheduled this month
  • Fri. 11/2 - 4T⇒ STB written component/comprehensive exam (12:30-4 p.m.)
  • Fri. 11/9 - 4T⇒ STB oral component/comprehensive exam (10 a.m.-4 p.m., schedule TBA)
  • Thu.-Fri. 11/15-16 - Day of Renewal. (starts 7 p.m. Thu. is mandatory, except those in university classes who attend as usual) (9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri., faculty in-service; 4 p.m. Fri., Admission to Candidacy Mass)
  • Wed.-Sun. 11/21-25 - Thanksgiving break; Travelers’ Mass Sun. at 8 p.m.
  • Mon. 11/26 - classes resume

December

  • Mon.-Fri. 12/10-14 - Final examinations (winter break begins after last exam)
  • Thu. 12/27 - 4T⇒ departure for Holy Land Experience Travelers’ Mass, 8 p.m. Wed.

Spring Semester 2019

January

  • Sun. 1/6 - Seminarians arrive for silent retreat (mandatory, unless on 4T Holy Land trip)
  • Sat. 1/12 - 4T⇒ return from Holy Land Experience
  • Mon. 1/14 - Classes begin (drop/add end Friday 1/18)
  • Fri. 1/18 - Drop/Add period ends (MAPS and dual-degree applications due)
  • Fri. 1/18 - March for Life/Washington, D.C. (no seminary classes held)
  • Mon. 1/21 - MLK Birthday observance – no UG classes but Seminary classes held (Offices closed)

February

  •  Fri. 2/8 - Deadline for faculty to submit grade changes (resolving “I”s from Fall 2018)
  • Fri.-Sun. 2/8-10 - Mount 2000 (youth retreat)
  • Mon. 2/11 - no Seminary classes but prethe’s attend UG classes as usual. Faculty In-Service

March

  • Sat.-Sun. 3/2-10 - Spring semester break
  • Mon. 3/4 - Mount offices closed
  • Wed. 3/6 - Ash Wednesday
  • Mon.-Fri. 3/11-15 - 4T⇒ M.A. (theology) oral comp. exams (schedule TBD by concentration departments)
  • Fri.-Sat. 3/15-16 - Lenten Day of Renewal (starts 7 p.m. Fri./mandatory attendance)
  • Mon.-Fri. 3/18-22 - Advising/registration for fall semester courses (and PFE preferences)
  • Tue. 3/19 - Solemnity of St. Joseph Mass at 4:30 p.m. (Seton Shrine) followed by dinner

April

  • Fri. 4/5 - Installation to Lector, 4 p.m. Mass (mandatory attendance)
  • Sat. 4/6 - Installation to Acolyte, 10 a.m. Mass (mandatory attendance)
  • Mon.-Wed. 4/15-17 No Seminary classes (university classes held/prethe’s attend as usual)
  • Thu.-Mon. 4/18-22 - Easter break (Mount offices closed)
  • Tue. 4/23 - classes resume
  • Wed.-Thu. 4/24-25 - University SPARC Festival (no university/UG classes 4/25)
  • Sun. 4/28 - University Academic Awards Convocation

May

  • Fri. 5/3 - Seminary Graduation and Vespers, 4 p.m. (mandatory attendance)
  • Mon.-Fri. 5/6-10 - Final examinations (summer break begins after last exam)
  • Fri.-Sat. 5/10-11 - University Baccalaureate/Commencement ceremonies