2013-2014 Residential Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2013

AUGUST

16 1st Year Students - Orientation; 8:30 - 5:00 pm, Room 3301, School of Government (SOG), Knapp-Sanders Building
19 2nd Year Students - Transition Retreat, 8:45 am - 4:30 pm; UNC-CH Graduate School's Graduate Student Center, 211 W. Cameron Avenue
20 Residential Classes Begin
23 EXCEL Training Modules, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 1300 (1st- and 2nd-Year Students
24 Annual Picnic Sponsored by MPA Alumni Association; 6:00 pm, SOG Dining Hall

SEPTEMBER

2 Labor Day Holiday; No Classes Held
3 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 2402
22-25 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference; Boston, Massachusetts. "www.icma.org"
25-28 Southeast Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA); Charlotte, NC. "www.secopa.org"

OCTOBER

7 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
10-12 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC. "www.naspaa.org"
12 University Day, Classes Cancelled 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
16-20 Fall Break (Begins at 5:00 pm on the 16th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 21st)

NOVEMBER

4 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
7-8 2013 Conference on Public Administration, School of Government.  "pac.unc.edu"
12 2nd Year Students - Job Placement Seminar; 4:00 - 5:00 pm, SOG Room 3104
13 1st Year Students - Internship Placement Seminar; 4:00 - 5:00 pm, SOG Room 3301
27-29 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes Wednesday - Friday, 11/27-29, Classes Resume at 8:00 am on December 2nd)

DECEMBER

2 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
4 Classes End
5 MPA Class Make-Up Day
6 MPA Student/Faculty/Staff Holiday Party (planned by 2nd Year Students)
6-13 Exams

Spring Semester 2014

JANUARY

6 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
8 Residential Classes Begin
9 Residential Application Deadline for Fall 2014
14 Online Classes Begin
20 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday
24-25 Residential Admissions Interviews

FEBRUARY

  JOB FAIR MONTH: Interviews for internships scheduled on Mondays/Fridays
3 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
5-7 North Carolina City/County Management Association (NCCCMA) Winter Seminar, Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park
6 Alumni Event/Breakfast during the NCCCMA Conference
8-9 Residential Admissions Interviews
17 Portfolio committees begin review

MARCH

3 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
7-17 Spring Break (Begins at 5:00 pm on the 7th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 17th)
14-18 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference; Washington, DC. "www.aspanet.org"
17 Deadline for portfolio committee review and student notification
24 Oral exams begin
31 Final deadline for portfolio (if revisions are needed)

APRIL

7 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
3 1st Year Students - Internship Preparation Seminar; 12:30 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 3104
17 Deadline for oral exams
18 Good Friday Holiday
25 Last Day of Classes
25 End of Semester Picnic, 6:00 pm
28 MPA Class Make-up Day
28-5/6 Exams (April 28 - May 6)
30 Final deadline for portfolio and oral exam signatures

MAY

5 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104. Site visit assignments made at this meeting.
6 Exams End
10 2nd Year Students - MPA Graduation Ceremony and Luncheon; 11:00 am, SOG
11 2nd Year Students - UNC Commencement; 9:30 am, Kenan Stadium

Summer 2014

1ST YEAR STUDENTS - SUMMER INTERNSHIPS