Academic Calendar

MTS ACADEMIC CALENDAR Spring 2014-2015

Summer Semester 2014

May 19                       Summer Intensives Begin
May 20                       Last Day to Register Late
June 27                      Last Day of Classes
July 3                         Grades Due
July 4                        Seminary Closed – Independence Day
July 7                         Doctor of Ministry Opening Convocation
July 7 – 18                 Doctor of Ministry Residency
July 30                       Early Doctor of Ministry Admissions Deadline

Fall Semester 2014

August 6-9                 Youth Ministry Cohort’s First Retreat
August 10                   Fall Admission Deadline
August 15                   MTS Faculty & Staff Retreat
August 18                   Faculty Retreat
August 22                   New Student Orientation
August 23                   Classes Begin
August 25-29              Add/Drop Week
September 1            Seminary Closed – Labor Day
September 2 – 5        Late Registration
September 3              Opening Convocation
September 5              Last Day to Register or Add a Class
September 12            Last day to Drop a Class
September 15            Essay (Midway & Senior) Distribution
September 18-20       Youth Ministry Cohort’s Second Retreat
October 11 – 17         Mid-Term Exams
October 17                 Doctor of Ministry Grades Due
October 17                 Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
October 31                 Essay (Midway & Senior) Submission Deadline
October 31                 Doctor of Ministry Application Deadline
November (TBA)        Fall Lectures
November 7                Inquirer’s Day
November 10 – 14      Advising Week
November 6-8             Youth Ministry Cohort’s Third Retreat
November 17 – 21      Early Registration January/Spring
November 15-17         Youth Ministry Cohort’s Travel Course
November 22 – 28     Seminary Closed – Fall Break
November 27 – 29    Seminary Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov. 30 – Dec. 6         Reading Week*
December 6 – 12        Final Exams
December 19              Grades Due
Dec. 24 – Jan. 2         Seminary Closed – Christmas, New Year’s Day

January Term 2015

January 5                    Seminary Opens
January 5                    January Term Classes Begin
January 5 – 16            Doctor of Ministry Convocation & Residency
January 6                    Last Day to Register Late
January 10                  Spring Admission Deadline
January 16                  Last Day of Classes
January 19                 Seminary Closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 22                  January-Term Grades Due

Spring Semester 2015

January 23                  Change of Spring Registration
January 23                  New Student Orientation
January 24                  Spring Classes Begin
January 26-30             Add/Drop Week
February 5                   Late Registration
January 28 – 30           Youth Ministry Cohort’s First Retreat
January 30                   Last Day to Register or Add a Class
February                      African American History Month
February (TBA)            Barbara A. Holmes Lectures
February 6                   Last Day to Drop a Class
February 6                   Essay (Midway & Senior) Distribution
February (TBA)           Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner
March                         Women’s History Month
March 6                       Inquirer’s Day
March 7- 13                 Mid-Term Exam Week
March 12-14                Youth Ministry Cohort’s Second Retreat
March 13                     Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
March 20                     Essay (Midway & Senior) Submission
March 23 – 27             Advising Week
Mar. 30 – Apr. 5         Seminary Closed – Holy Week
April 6 – 10                  Early Registration Summer/Fall
April 17                        Doctor of Ministry Grades Due
April 23-25                   Youth Ministry Cohort’s Third Retreat
May 2-8                        Reading Days*
May 9-15                      Final Exams
May (TBD)                   Youth Ministry Cohort’s Travel Course
May 15                         Summer Admission Deadline
May 15                         Senior Grades Due
May 16                         Closing Convocation & Graduation
May 25                        Seminary Closed – Memorial Day
May 28                         Final Grades Due

Summer Semester 2015

May 18                         Classes Begin
May 29                         Last Day to Register Late
June 26                        Last Day of Classes
July 4                          Seminary Closed – Independence Day
July 6                           Grades Due
July 6                           Doctor of Ministry Opening Convocation
July 6 – 17                   Doctor of Ministry Residency
July 30                         Early Doctor of Ministry Admissions Deadline

* READING WEEK/DAYS: When the seminary is closed due to extenuating circumstances such as the weather, the administration and faculty may choose to schedule make-up classes during Reading Week/Days.

Note: This calendar is subject to change at any time prior to or during the academic term due to emergencies or causes beyond the reasonable control of the seminary.