Fall 2013 

Adcademic Advising Calendar 

Dates

Description

August
Monday, August 26, Fall 2013 Semester begins
September
Sunday, September 1 last day for undergraduates to add or drop a first-half semester or full-semester course via self-service in myNIU.
Monday, September 2 NIU Closed - Labor Day
Friday, September 6 Last day for undergraduates to add a first-half-semester or full-semester course with approval of course department.

Last day for undergraduates to drop a first-half semester or full-semester course with approval of major department.  Students must meet with their advisor to drop a class.
October
Early to mid-October Advising period for major exploration.  Make an advising appointment to get acquainted with your academic advisor and explore majors.  This is a good time to review your new Student profile with your advisor.
Tuesday, October 1 MidSemester Check 4-6 p.m. (Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center)
Wednesday, October 2 Mid Semester Check 6-8 p.m. (Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center)
Friday, October 18 Last day for an undergraduate to withdraw from a full-semester course or from the university.  Students must meet with their advisor to request a course or university withdrawal.
Monday, October 21 Advising period for Spring 2014 registration.  At this meeting we will focus on a final selection of appropriate course options for the coming semester.  This appointment is a requirement for all Academic Advising Center students, make it early.
November
Early to mid-November Registration Begins:  Spring 2014

Students will be assigned registration appointments mid-November 2013.  Registration appointments are assigned based on the number of cumulative hours.  Students must check MyNIU for their appointment day and time.  Students may register on or after the assigned appointment day and time as long as there are not any holds assigned to their record.
Friday, November 8 Advising period for Spring 2014 registration.  At this meeting we will focus on a final selection of appropriate course options for the coming semester.  This appointment is a requirement for all Academic Advising Center students, make it early.
Wednesday, November 27 - Sunday, December 1 THANKSGIVING BREAK
December
Monday, December 2 Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the fall semester
Thursday, December 5 Admitted Students Day Open House
Monday, December 9 - Saturday, December 14 FALL 2013 FINALS WEEK