2016-2017 MPA Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2016


1      Online classes begin (Fall Session - August Start)
23 On-campus classes begin
27 Annual Welcome Picnic sponsored by MPA Alumni Association; 6:00 pm, SOG Dining Hall


5 Online classes begin (Fall Session - September Start)
5 Labor Day Holiday: No on-campus classes held
14 Alumni-Led Webinar: Transferable Skills, 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST, Adobe Connect
15 MPA Open House: 6:00 - 8:00 pm, SOG
25-28 102nd Annual International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference; Kansas City, MO, "www.icma.org"
26 Happy Hour Hub: Kansas City, MO
28 Happy Hour Hub: Washington, DC


11 University Day, On-campus classes cancelled from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
13-16 Southeast Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA); Raleigh, NC. "www.secopa.org"
19-23 Fall Break: On-campus students (begins at 5:00 pm on the 19th, classes resume at 8:00 am on the 24th)
30 Online classes end (Fall Session - August Start)


3 MPA Alumni Event: 21C, Durham, NC
4- 5 First Annual Student Symposium: SOG
5 Tailgate: SOG
19-21 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference, Columbus, OH. "www.naspaa.org"
23-27 Thanksgiving Break (no on-campus classes held 23rd thru 27th, classes resume at 8:00 am on the 28th)


4      Online classes end (Fall Session - September Start)
7 On-campus classes end
17 Graduation Reception: Summer and December Graduates

Spring Semester 2017


9- 10 Assessment Center
10 On-campus student application deadline for Fall 2017
11 On-campus classes begin
16 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday: No on-campus classes held


  JOB FAIR MONTH: Interviews for practicums scheduled on Mondays/Fridays
1- 3 North Carolina City/County Management Association (NCCCMA) Winter Seminar, Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park
2 Alumni Breakfast: NCCCMA Conference
10-11 On-campus student admissions interviews
24-25 On-campus student admissions interviews


10-19 Spring Break: On-campus students (begins at 5:00 pm on the 10th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 20th)
17-21 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference; Atlanta, GA. "www.aspanet.org"
31 Alumni Half Day Event (more details to follow)


14 Holiday: No on-campus classes held
28 On-campus classes end


13 MPA Graduation Ceremony and Reception: 10:30 am, Friday Center
14 UNC-Chapel Hill Commencement: 9:30 am, Kenan Stadium

Summer 2017

On-Campus First-Year Students: Professional Work Experience Practicum