2014-2015 Residential Academic Calendar

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Fall Semester 2014

AUGUST

14 2SG Online Platform Training Session; 6:00 pm, Room 1300
15 1st Year Students - Orientation; 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 3301, School of Government (SOG), Knapp-Sanders Building
18 2nd Year Students - Transition Retreat, 8:15 am - 3:00 pm; UNC-CH; Carolina Student Union, Room 2518A
19 Residential Classes Begin
19 2SG Online Platform Training Session; 2:00 pm, Room 1300
22 EXCEL Training Modules, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Room 1300 (1st- and 2nd-Year Students
23 Annual Picnic Sponsored by MPA Alumni Association; 6:00 pm, SOG Dining Hall

SEPTEMBER

1 Labor Day Holiday; No Classes Held
2 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting, 12:00 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 2401
14-16 100th Annual International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Conference; Charlotte, NC, "www.icma.org"
16 MPA Alumni Breakfast; ICMA Conference; 7:30 am, Harvey B. Gantt Center, 551 S. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC
17-20 Southeast Conference on Public Administration (SECoPA); Atlanta, GA. "www.secopa.org"

OCTOBER

6 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
12 University Day, Classes Cancelled 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
15-19 Fall Break (Begins at 5:00 pm on the 15th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 20th)

NOVEMBER

3 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
4-6 National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM. "www.naspaa.org"
6-7 2014 Conference on Public Administration, School of Government.  "pac.unc.edu"
11 2nd Year Students - Job Placement Seminar; 4:00 - 5:00 pm, SOG Room 3301
13 1st Year Students - Internship Placement Seminar; 4:00 - 5:00 pm, SOG Room 3301
26-28 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes Wednesday - Friday, 11/26-28, classes resume at 8:00 am on December 1st)

DECEMBER

1 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
3 Classes End
4 MPA Class Make-Up Day
TBD MPA Student/Faculty/Staff Holiday Party (planned by 2nd Year Students)
5-12 Exams

Spring Semester 2015

JANUARY

5-6 Assessment Center
5 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
7 Residential Classes Begin
13 Residential Application Deadline for Fall 2015
19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

FEBRUARY

  JOB FAIR MONTH: Interviews for internships scheduled on Mondays/Fridays
2 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
4-6 North Carolina City/County Management Association (NCCCMA) Winter Seminar, Sheraton Imperial, Research Triangle Park
5 Alumni Event/Breakfast during the NCCCMA Conference
13-14 Residential Admissions Interviews
14 Residential Student Portfolio Deadline
14 Portfolio committees begin review
27-28 Residential Admissions Interviews

MARCH

2 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
7 Deadline for portfolio committee review and student notification
6-15 Spring Break (Begins at 5:00 pm on the 6th and classes resume at 8:00 am on the 16th)
14-18 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Conference; Washington, DC. "www.aspanet.org"
16 Oral exams begin
25 Final deadline for portfolio (if revisions are needed)

APRIL

2 1st Year Students - Internship Preparation Seminar; 12:30 - 1:30 pm, SOG Room 3104
3 Holiday
6 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
21 Deadline for oral exams
24 Last Day of Classes
27 MPA Class Make-up Day
27-5/5 Exams (April 27 - May 5)
28 Final deadline for portfolio and oral exam signatures

MAY

2 End of Semester Picnic, 6:00 pm
4 MPA Faculty/Staff Meeting; 9:00 - 10:30 am, SOG Room 3104
5 Exams End
9 2nd Year Students - MPA Graduation Ceremony and Luncheon; 11:00 am
10 2nd Year Students - UNC Commencement; 9:30 am, Kenan Stadium

Summer 2015

1ST YEAR STUDENTS - Professional Work Experience