2015-2016 Residential Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2015

AUGUST

14       1st Year Students - Orientation; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 3301, School of Government (SOG)
17 2nd Year Students - Transition Retreat, 8:15 am - 3:00 pm; UNC-CH; Carolina Student Union, Room 2518A
18 Residential Classes Begin
18 2SG Online Platform Training Session; 3:30 pm, Room 1300
21

EXCEL Training Modules, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 1300 (1st- and 2nd-Year Students)

22 Annual Picnic Sponsored by MPA Alumni Association; 6:00 pm, SOG Dining Hall
24 Last day to add courses or late register using the web registration system

SEPTEMBER

7 Labor Day Holiday; No Classes Held
8 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, SOG Room 2401
27-30 101st Annual International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference; Seattle, WA, "www.icma.org"
30-
Oct 3
Southeast Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA); Charleston, SC. "www.secopa.org"

OCTOBER

5 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
12 University Day, Classes Cancelled 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
12 Last day to drop courses using the web registration system
15-18 Fall Break (Begins at 5:00 pm on the 14th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 19th)

NOVEMBER

2 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
5-6 2015 Public Administration Conference, School of Government.  "pac.unc.edu"
10 2nd Year Students - Job Placement Seminar; 12:30 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 2402
12 1st Year Students - Practicum Placement Seminar; 12:30 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 3301
14-16 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference, Brooklyn, NY. "www.naspaa.org"
18 Last day to drop courses
25-27 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes Wednesday - Friday, 11/25-27; classes resume at 8:00 am on November 30th)

DECEMBER

2       Classes End
4 MPA Class Make-Up Day
7 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
TBD  MPA Student/Faculty/Staff Holiday Party (planned by 2nd Year Students)
4-11   Exams

Spring Semester 2016

JANUARY

4     MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
7-8    Assessment Center
11 Residential Classes Begin
15 Residential Application Deadline for Fall 2016
18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

FEBRUARY

  JOB FAIR MONTH: Interviews for practicums scheduled on Mondays/Fridays
1 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
3-5 North Carolina City/County Management Association (NCCCMA) Winter Seminar, Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park
4 Alumni Event/Breakfast during the NCCCMA Conference
12-13 Residential Admissions Interviews
13 Residential Student Portfolio Deadline
13 Portfolio committees begin review
26-27 Residential Admissions Interviews

MARCH

6 Deadline for portfolio committee review and student notification
7 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
11-21 Spring Break (Begins at 5:00 pm on the 11th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 21st)
18-22 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference; Washington, DC. "www.aspanet.org"
21 Oral exams begin
24 Final deadline for portfolio (if revisions are needed)
25 Holiday

APRIL

4 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
7 1st Year Students - Practicum Preparation Seminar; 12:30 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 3104
22 Deadline for oral exams
27 Last Day of Classes
28 MPA Class Make-up Day
29 Final deadline for portfolio and oral exam signatures
29-
May 6
Exams (April 29 - May 6)

MAY

2       MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
6 Exams End
6 End of Semester Picnic, 6:00 pm
7 2nd Year Students - MPA Graduation Ceremony and Luncheon; 10:30 am
8 2nd Year Students - UNC Commencement; 9:30 am, Kenan Stadium

Summer 2016

1ST YEAR STUDENTS - Professional Work Experience Practicum