This section provides a quick reference guide to important dates, forms, policies and guides that you and/or your student may need as they prepare for starting their studies at SAIC. Below we have provided you important dates to remember and the Policies and Procedures and Forms subsections also provide helpful quicklinks to important information and online forms.

Important Academic Calendar Dates

Fall 2016
August 31 Fall semester begins
September 5 Labor Day (no class)
September 13 Add/Drop ends
October 12 Winter 2016 Study Trip Registration begins
November 1 Last Day to withdraw from a fall course with a grade of "W"
November 14 Spring 2017 Advanced Registration begins
November 18 Fall BFA Show Private Reception
November 19 Fall BFA Show Public Opening
November 23–27 Thanksgiving Break (no classes)
December 5–9 Critique Week
December 19 Fall semester classes end
Winter 2016
January 3 Winter Interim session begins
January 4 Winter Interim Add/Drop Ends
January 13 Last day to withdraw from a Winter Interim with a grade of "W"
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)
January 24 Winter Interim classes end
Spring 2017
January 26 Spring semester begins
February 8 Spring Add/Drop ends
March 6–10 Critique Week
March 10 Spring BFA Show Private Reception
March 11 Spring BFA Show Public Opening
March 15 Summer 2017 Study Trip Registration begins
March 20 Summer 2017 Advanced Registration begins
March 23–26 Spring Break
March 29 Last day to withdraw from a spring class with a grade of "W"
April 3 Fall 2017 Advanced Registration begins
May 14 Spring semester classes end
May 15 Commencement Ceremony
Summer 2017
May 30 Summer 2017 session begins
Fall 2017
October 20-21 Family Weekend