2018-2019 Academic Calendar


Fall Student Loan Disbursement
(Refund checks available first week of semester)
Thursday, September 6
International Students (only) Dorm Move-In Thursday, September 6 (noon-5 pm)
International Student Orientation Friday, September 7 (11 am, deSalle Auditorium)
Dorm Move-In Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9 (noon – 5 pm)
Fall Term Begins / All Students Report to Campus Monday, September 10
All-Student Orientation Monday, September 10 (9 am, deSalle Auditorium)
1st Year Student Registration (fall payment due)
(All 1st year students)
Monday, September 10 (Administration Office)
Last Names:  A-Le, 1-3:30 pm; Li-Z, 3:30-6 pm
2nd Year Student Registration (fall payment due)
(All 2nd year students)
Tuesday, September 11 (Administration Office)
Last Names:  M-Z, 9:30-11:30 am; A-L, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
All-School Academy Day Program & Dinner Wednesday, September 12, 3 pm, deSalle Auditorium
(dinner follows on Museum grounds)
Artists-in-Residence Lectures

(Reception on Peristyle to welcome new AIRs and sabbatical replacements Tuesday, September 18, following lectures

4 pm, deSalle Auditorium:
Monday, Sept. 17:  Canceled due to power outage
Tuesday, Sept. 18:  Danielle Dean; Elliott Earls
Wed., Sept. 19:  Rebecca Ripple; Willie Wayne Smith; Martha Mysko
Monday, Sept. 24:  Gretchen Wilkins; Scott Klinker; Iris Eichenberg
Tuesday, Sept. 25:  Emmy Bright; Cooper Holoweski; Mark Newport
Wednesday, Sept. 26:  Ian McDonald; Carla Diana
Last day to enroll in an elective Friday, September 28
Last day to withdraw from an elective Friday, October 19
Midterm Grades due from Faculty Wednesday, October 31, 5 pm
Thanksgiving Recess Thursday – Sunday, November 22-25
Second-Year Reviews December 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18
Semester Grades due from Faculty Thursday, December 20, 5 pm
Fall Term Ends Friday, December 21
Winter Break Saturday, December 22-Sunday, January 13
Spring Student Loan Disbursement
(Refund checks available first week of semester)
Tuesday, January 8
Spring Term Begins/All Students Return to Campus
(spring payment due)
Monday, January 14
Last day to enroll in an elective Friday, February 1
Financial Aid Preferred Filing Deadline
(Prospective Students)
Friday, February 15
Last day to withdraw from an elective Friday, February 22
First-Year Reviews February 27 and 28; March 1, 4 and 5
Midterm Grades due from Faculty Friday, March 8, 5 pm
Spring Break Saturday, March 16 – Sunday, March 24
Financial Aid Filing Deadline
(Current Students)
Monday, April 29
2018 Graduate Degree Exhibition

Public exhibition Sunday, April 14 – Sunday May 12

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 13, 6 pm (note date change)
Studio: A Benefit for CAA Saturday, April 27,time TBA (all current students involved) 
OPEN(STUDIOS) Sunday, April 28, noon – 5 pm  (all current students involved)
Spring Term Ends
Studios Closed (all studios must be cleaned & emptied)
Wednesday, May 8
Semester Grades due from Faculty Wednesday, May 8, 5 pm
All Students Required to Check Out in the CAA Administration Office Before Leaving Campus

(This is a requirement for all students, 1st and 2nd year, living on or off campus.)

Wednesday, May 8; Thursday May 9; Monday, May 13; Tuesday, May 14 (watch Hotline for times and additional instructions)

All students are required to check out during the published time frame.   No check-out May 10 due to Commencement.

Academy Awards Night Thursday, May 9, 5pm (deSalle Auditorium)
Commencement Friday, May 10, 2:00pm (Greek Theatre) – In case of inclement weather, Commencement will be moved to Christ Church Cranbrook (watch Hotline).
Graduates: Degree Show De-Installation Monday, May 13 & Tuesday May 14 (times TBA by the Museum).  All 2nd year students are required to de-install their work; work must remain installed throughout the Degree Show.
All Students in Dorms Required to Check Out By Thursday, May 16 (cut-off time TBA) – rooms must be vacated and keys turned in to Office (details in Hotline).


 Please see Lecture Series for a listing of upcoming lectures.