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Friday, October 6 - Sunday, October 8

Family Weekend

No Friday Classes

No Saturday Classes


Saturday, October 7

Women's Volleyball at Fisk (TN)  1 p.m.


Women's Volleyball at Oakwood (AL), 7 p.m.


Monday, October 9

Classes Resume


Tuesday, October 10

Women's Volleyball at Louisiana Christian 6 p.m.


Wednesday - Saturday, October 11 - 14
Unity in Community: Standing Together for Racial Justice
Professional Science Building, 


Thursday,  October 12

Founders’ Day Convocation, 11 a.m.; no classes 10-1


Friday, October 13

Women's Volleyball Rust (MS) 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 14

Women''s Volleyball vs Tougaloo (MS) 1 p.m.


October 16-19
Dillard Career Readiness Week


Tuesday, October 17

Women's Volleyball vx Mobile 7 p.m.


Wednesday, October 18

vs GCAC Conference Championship

@ Decatur,AL, 9 a.m


Wednesday, October 18

Students withdrawn for non-attendance and removed from


Academic advising begins for Spring 2024.


Graduation application filing begins for Fall 2024 
prospective graduates.


Thursday and Friday, October 18-19

Graduation application filing begins for Fall 2024 
prospective graduates.


Friday, October 20

Women's Volleyball, vs Philander Smith (AR) 7 p.m.


Saturday, October 21

Women's Volleyball vs Wiley (TX) 1 p.m.


Tuesday, October 24

Women's Volleyball at William Carey (MS) 6:00 p.m.

Thursday - Saturday, October 26-28
6th Annual Global Academic Conference

Saturday, October 28

Women's Basketball vs Xavier (LA) 5 p.m.


Women's Volleyball at Southern University at New Orleans (LA) 7 p.m.


Men's Basketball vsXavier (LA), 7:45 p.m.


Monday, October 30

Men't Basketball vs LSU Alexandria 7 p.m.





Wednesday, November 1

Last day to withdraw from courses and the University with 
“W” grade.


Thursday, November 2

Winter 2023 and Spring 2024 registration begins 
(myDU opens)


Friday November 3

Men's Basketball vs Huston-Tillotson @ AAUL HBCU Basketball Classic 11:20 a.m.


Saturday, November 4

Women's Basketball at LSU Shreveport, 4 p.m.

Sunday, November 5 - Sunday, November 11

Dillard University Homecoming Week


Thursday, November 9

Dillard University Coronation


Monday, November 13, 7 p.m.

Ortique Lecture


Wednesday, November 15 - Saturday, November 19

Assessment of the course experience survey administered.


Monday, November 20 - Saturday, November 26

Thanksgiving break. No classes.


Monday, November 27

Classes resume IN VIRTUAL FORMAT FOR REMAINDER OF SEMESTER; RESIDENCE HALLS AND OFFICES REMAIN OPEN IN A FACE-TO-FACE FORMAT; Nursing undergraduate students return in face-to-face format.


Last day to withdraw from courses and the University with “WF” grade.


Fall 2023 community service hours due in the University Chaplain’s office.


Life After Dillard requirements due in the Career and Professional Development office for Fall 2023 degree conferral


Thursday, November 30

Last day of Class





Friday, December 1

Study Day


Monday, December 4 - Monday, December 11

Final Examinations


Tuesday, December 12

Final grades due at 12:00pm.


Residence halls and Kearny Dining Hall close at 12 p.m. 


Last day for students to remove holds for Spring 2024.


Wednesday, December 13 - Thursday, December 14

Institutional effectiveness and assessment meetings and submissions for faculty


Friday, December 15

Degree conferral for Fall 2023 graduates.


Monday, December 18

Winter Break Begins






Monday, January 2

Web registration via myDU reopens for students who are fiscally cleared. Late fees are assessed for continuing 
students registering late.


Last day for students to clear fiscal registration hold. 


Wednesday, January 4

Audit of all “F” grades for Fall


Audit for Fall graduation; students alerted of outcome


Tuesday, January 9

Faculty and staff professional development and institutional assessment activities.


Wednesday, January 10

Scholarship, Opportunity, Accountability, and Responsibility (SOAR). SOAR is mandatory for new, transfer, and readmitted students.


Check-in for new, transfer, and readmit students. 


Residence halls and Kearny Dining Hall open for new, readmit, and transfer students with health, academic, and fiscal clearance:

     Health: Proof of immunization.
     Academic: Paperwork completed for academic sanctions.

     Fiscal: Payment of Spring 2024 tuition, fees, room and board.


Residence halls open for continuing students with fiscal, health, and academic clearance.


Web registration (via myDU) ends at 5 p.m.


Friday, January 12

Winter Term Ends


Monday, January 15

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. Day of Service


Tuesday, January 16

Classes begin. The attendance/participation confirmation period begins. Students must participate in the initial 2 weeks of classes or will be dropped for non-attendance.


Last day to admit students for the Spring 2024 semester.


Winter grades due at 5 p.m


Tuesday, January 16 - Saturday, January 20

Bounce Back Week


Friday, January 19

Late registration ends. 


myDU closes at 5 pm. 


Last day to add a course.


Schedules and housing assignments are purged if holds are not satisfied.


Last day for faculty to submit a change of “I” grade. If not submitted, the grade becomes the default grade.


Last day for Fall 2024 graduates to apply for graduation. 


Friday, January, 22

Women's Vollyball at Philander Smith (AR) 7 p.m.


Friday, January 26

Official attendance rosters are due in the Records and Registration Office


Registration office at 3 p.m.
Last day to opt out of Follett


Last day to drop a class without receiving a “W"


January 29

Enrollment census





Thursday, February 1

Last day for new students to opt out of health insurance


Monday, February 5 - Friday, February 9

Early alert (assessment of student progress)


Monday, February 12 – Wednesday, February 14

Mardi Gras break. No classes


Thursday, February 15

Classes Resume

Monday, February 26 – Sunday, March 3

Mid-term examinations




Friday, March 1 - Sunday, March 31

Spring Housing Application

Wednesday, March 6

Midterm grades due at 12 p.m.

Monday, March 11

Academic Advising for Summer 2024 and Academic Year 24-25 begins


Students withdrawn for non-attendance.


Graduation application filing begins for Spring 2024 and Summer 2024 prospective graduates. 


Tuesday, March 12 – Saturday, March 16

Assessment Week. Writing Proficiency and comprehensive exams administered. 

Tuesday, March 19

Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-25 registration begins.


Assessment and High-Impact Practices Day


Annual Faculty and Staff Teaching, Learning, and Research Symposium.


Annual Undergraduate Research and Creative Work Exhibit.


Honors Convocation at 11 a.m.


White Coat and Blue Coat ceremonies


Thursday, March 21

Last day for graduating seniors to withdraw from course with “W” grade or to officially withdraw from the University.


Monday, March 25 - Friday, March 29

Easter/Spring Break. No classes





Monday April 1

Classes resume


Sunday, April 14 - Saturday, April 20

Spring Fest


Monday, April 15 - Friday, April 19

Assessment of the course experience survey administered

Monday, April 22

Last day of class for graduating seniors.


Last day for continuing students to withdraw from courses and the University with “W” grade


Tuesday, April 23 - Friday, April 26

Final examinations for graduating seniors


Friday, April 26

Graduating seniors must satisfy all financial obligations by 5 pm.


Monday, April 29 - Friday, May 1

Senior Week





Wednesday, May 1

Graduating senior grades due at 12 p.m.


Graduating senior community service hours due in the University Chaplain office.


Student Life Awards


Life After Dillard requirements due in Career and Professional Development office for Spring 2024 degree conferral


Thursday, May 2

Last day of classes for continuing students


Last day to withdraw from courses and the university with “WF” grade


Friday, May 3 – Thursday, May 9

Final examinations for continuing students


Continuing students must vacate residence halls 24 hours after the last final exam is taken unless participating in commencement activities


Tuesday, May 7

Spring community service hours due in the University Chaplain’s office


Friday, May 10

Residence halls close at 12 p.m. for continuing students


Student Academic and Student Affairs Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m.


Reception for Awards Ceremony 5 p.m.


Baccalaureate, 6 p.m., Lawless Chapel


Saturday, May 11 

Commencement, 8 a.m., Avenue of the Oaks


Kearny Dining Hall closes


Sunday, May 12

Residence halls close for graduating seniors at 12 p.m.


Monday, May 13

Final grades are due for continuing students at 12 p.m.


Tuesday, May 14

Faculty/Staff Recognition Ceremony


Wednesday, May 15

Grade Audit for Spring graduation; students notified













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