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     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. 3         Seminary Closed – Holy Week
April 4 – 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 28                        Final Grades Due
May                              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.