Academic Calendar

MTS ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2015-2016

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

Fall Semester 2015

August 4-7                   Youth Ministry Cohort’s First Retreat
August 10                     Fall Admission Deadline
August 14                     MTS Faculty & Staff Retreat
August 17                     Faculty Retreat
August 19                     Change of Fall Registration Deadline
August 21                     New Student Orientation
August 22                     Classes Begin
Aug. 24 – 28                 Late Registration
September 2                 Opening Convocation
September 7               Seminary Closed – Labor Day
September 4                 Last Day to Register or Add a Class
Sept. 11 – Nov. 21       Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling Sessions
September 9                 Essay (Midway & Senior) Distribution
September 11               Last day to Drop a Class
Sept. 14 – Nov. 30       Pastoral Care/Pastoral Counseling Certificate Courses
September 17               Constitution Day
September 17 – 19       Youth Ministry Cohort’s Second Retreat
October 3 – 9                Mid-Term Exams
October 16                     Doctor of Ministry Grades Due
October 16                     Last Day to Withdraw from a Class
October 30                     Essay (Midway & Senior) Submission Deadline
October 30                     Doctor of Ministry Application Deadline
November (TBA)            Fall Lectures
November 5 – 7             Youth Ministry Cohort’s Third Retreat
November 6                    Inquirer’s Day
November 9 – 13           Advising Week
November 16 – 20         Early Registration January/Spring
November 22 – 28        Seminary Closed – Fall Break
November 26 – 29        Seminary Closed – Thanksgiving
Nov. 30 – Dec. 5            Reading Week*
December 3 – 5             Youth Ministry Cohort’s Travel Course
December 7 – 12           Final Exams
December 18                  Grades Due
Dec. 24 – Jan. 3            Seminary Closed – Christmas, New Year’s Day

January Term 2016

January 4                        Seminary Opens
January 4                        January Term Classes Begin
January 4 – 15                Doctor of Ministry Convocation & Residency
Jan. 4 – Mar. 21              Pastoral Care/Pastoral Counseling Certificate Courses
January 5                         Last Day to Register Late
January 6 – 9                  Youth Ministry Cohort’s Travel Course (Nashville)
Jan. 8 – Mar. 18             Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling Sessions
January 11                      Spring Admission Deadline
January 15                       Last Day of Classes
January 18                      Seminary Closed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20                       January-Term Grades Due

Spring Semester 2016                                                          

January 22                       New Student Orientation
January 23                       Spring Classes Begin
January 25 – 29               Late Registration
January 29                        Last Day to Register or Add a Class
February                            African American History Month
February (TBA)                 Barbara A. Holmes Lectures
February 4 – 6                  Youth Ministry Cohort’s First Retreat
February 5                         Last Day to Drop a Class
February 5                         Essay (Midway & Senior) Distribution
February 11                       Henry Logan Starks Scholarship Dinner
March                                Women’s History Month
March 4                              Inquirer’s Day
March 10 – 12                   Youth Ministry Cohort’s Second Retreat
March 11                            Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
March 12 – 18                   Mid-Term Exam Week
March 18                            Essay (Midway & Senior) Submissions
March 14 – 18                   Advising Week
March 21 – 26                  Seminary Closed – Holy Week
March 28 – April 1             Early Registration Summer/Fall
April 14 – 16                       Youth Ministry Cohort’s Third Retreat
April 17                                Doctor of Ministry Grades Due
May 2 – 6                            Reading Days*
May 2 – Aug. 6                   Pastoral Care/Pastoral Counseling Certificate Courses
May 7 – 13                          Final Exams
May 16                                Summer Admission Deadline
May 13                                Senior Grades Due
May 14                                Closing Convocation & Graduation
May 20                                Final Grades Due

Summer Term 2016

May 20 – July 30               Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling Sessions
May 23                                Classes Begin
May 29                                Last Day to Register Late
May 30                               Seminary Closed – Memorial Day
June 24                               Last Day of Classes
July 1                                   Grades Due
July 4                                  Seminary Closed – Independence Day   
July 5                                   Doctor of Ministry Opening Convocation
July 5 – 15                          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.