MOUNTAIN EMPIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 

 

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FALL SEMESTER 2022

16 WEEKS

Faculty/Staff In-Service Days Tuesday-Wednesday, August 16-17
New Student Seminar/SDV 100 Thursday-Friday, August 18-19
Enrollment/Advisement Days

Thursday-Friday, August 18-19

Tuition Due

Monday, August 22

First Day of Classes

Monday, August 22

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission

Sunday, August 28
College Closed – Labor Day Monday, September 5
Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,
Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to
Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Thursday, September 8

Faculty/Staff In-Service Day (no day or evening classes) Friday, October 21
Spring Early Enrollment Begins Tuesday, October 25
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty Monday, October 31
Application Deadline for Fall Graduation Tuesday, November 1
Last Day to Make-up Incomplete Grades from Summer 2022 Friday, November 18
College Closes at Noon (no day or evening classes)           Wednesday, November 23          
College Closed-Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday – Friday, November 24-25
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 9
Examination Days Monday – Thursday, December 12-15
Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – Grades Due at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 16

Professional Development Days

Monday – Thursday, December 19-22

College Closed – Christmas Holiday

Friday, December 23

  Monday – Friday, December 26-30

8W1 (Eight Week First) Session

Classes Begin

Monday, August 22

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, August 24

Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, August 29

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

Thursday, September 22

Classes End

Friday, October 14
8W1 Grades Due Monday, October 17

8W2 (Eight Week Second) Session

Classes Begin

Monday, October 17

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, October 19

Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, October 24

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

Wednesday, November 17

Classes End

Friday, December 9
8W2 Grades Due Friday, December 16

SPRING SEMESTER 2023

16 Weeks

Enrollment/Advisement Days Monday-Monday, January 2-9
Faculty/Staff In-Service Days Wednesday-Thursday, January 4-5
Tuition Due Tuesday, January 10
First Day of Classes Tuesday, January 10

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission

Monday, January 16

Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Friday, January 27

Application Deadline for Spring and Summer Graduation

Friday, February 24
Professional Development Day (No day or evening classes) Monday-Tuesday, March 6-7

Spring break-No Day or Evening Classes (Note: May be reduced/eliminated if necessary to make up class time.)

Wednesday– Friday, March 8-10
Last Day to Withdraw without Grade Penalty Monday, March 27
Summer and Fall Early Enrollment Begins Saturday, April 1
Last Day to Make-up Incomplete Grades from Fall 2022 Friday, April 7
College Closed Friday, April 7

Faculty/Staff In-Service Day – Graduate Assessment at 9:00 a.m., Graduation Practice, Goodloe Center, 11:00 p.m. (no day or evening classes)

Friday, April 28
Last day of classes Thursday, May 4
Faculty/Staff In-Service, Celebration of People Friday, May 5
Examination Days Monday – Thursday, May 8-11
Graduation, Faculty/Staff In-Service, Grades Due by 4:30 p.m

Friday, May 12

8W1 (Eight Week First) Session

Classes Begin

     Tuesday, January 10       

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Thursday, January 12

Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Tuesday, January 17

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

Friday, February 10

Classes End

Friday, March 3
8W1 Grades Due Monday, March 6

8W2 (Eight Week Second) Session

Classes Begin

Monday, March 13

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission Wednesday, March 15

Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission,

Change from Audit to Credit, Change from Credit to

Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

Monday, March 20

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

Thursday, April 13

Classes End

Friday, May 5
8W2 Grades Due Friday, May 12

Definitions and Summary Information
Fall Semester 2022 – Spring Semester 2023

 

The following designations and definitions have been used in the development of MECC’s academic calendar for fall semester 2022 through spring semester 2023:

Faculty/Staff In-service Days – In-service days are scheduled work days with structured activities to be determined by needs identified by the president, the vice president of academic and student services, academic deans, and the Professional Development Committee. Unless otherwise indicated as needs are considered, in-service day activities will be held on campus with attendance expected.

Enrollment/Advisement Days – Faculty advisors should be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on these days.

Professional Development Days – Faculty are expected to use these days to attend meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. that may be used for professional development.

 

COMPARISON OF MECC CALENDAR TO VCCS POLICY

  MECC VCCS Policy 5.0
Class Instruction 151 Minimum of 150 (75 each semester)
Examination Days 8 Approximately 10

In Service Days (includes Enrollment/Advisement Days and Professional Development Days

21 Approximately 20
Total working days 180 180 working days

SUMMER SEMESTER 2023

 

Long Session

First Short Session

Second Short Session

College Closed – Memorial Day Holiday

       May 29

            May 29

 

Tuition Due

       June 1

            June 1

             July 5

Classes Begin

       June 1

            June 1

             July 5

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission

       June 6

            June 1

             July 5

Governor’s School 2022

       June 6-17

 

 

Last Day Add Classes with Faculty Permission, Change from Audit to Credit or Credit to Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

       June 12

            June 5

             July 10

College Closed – Juneteenth Holiday

       June 19

            June 19

 

College Closed – Independence Day Holiday

       July 4

 

 

Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Spring 2023

       July 7

 

 

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

       July 10

            June 19

             July 24

Mountain Music School 2022

       July 24-28

 

 

Classes End

       August 1

            June 28

             August 2

Examination Days

       August 2-3

            June 29

             August 3

Grades are Due at Noon

       August 4

            June 30

             August 4

FALL SEMESTER 2023

 

16 Weeks

Eight Week One 

Eight Week Two

Faculty & Staff In-Service Days, Faculty Workdays

August 16-18

 

 

Tuition Due

August 21

 

 

Classes Begin

August 21

    August 21

    October 16

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission

August 27

    August 24

    October 19

College Closed – Labor Day Holiday

September 4

 

 

Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission, Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit or Credit to Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

September 6

    August 28

    October 23

Faculty & Staff In-Service, Faculty Workday, Home Craft Days Concert

October 20

 

 

Home Craft Days

October 21-22

 

 

Spring Early Enrollment Begins

October 25

 

 

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

October 30

    September 21

    November 16

Application Deadline for Fall 2023 Graduation

November 1

 

 

Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Summer 2023

November 17

 

 

College Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday, Beginning at Noon on November 22

November 22-24

 

 

Classes End

December 8

    October 13

    December 8

Examination Days

December 11-14

 

 

Examination Make-up Day, Faculty Workday, Grades are Due by 4:30 p.m.

December 15

    October 16

    December 15

Faculty Professional Development Days

December 18-21

 

 

College Closed – Christmas Holiday, Beginning at Noon on December 22.

December 22-25

 

 

College Closed – Winter Break

December 26-29

 

 

SPRING SEMESTER 2024

 

16 Weeks

Eight Week One

Eight Week Two

College Closed – New Year’s Day Holiday

January 2

 

 

Faculty & Staff In-Service Days, Faculty Workdays

January 3-4

 

 

Enrollment and Advisement Days, Faculty Workdays

January 5-6

 

 

Tuition Due

January 10

 

 

Classes Begin

January 10

    January 10

      March 11

Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty Permission

January 14

    January 11

      March 14

Last Day to Add Classes with Faculty Permission, Last Day to Change from Audit to Credit or Credit to Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class Sections

January 25

    January 15

      March 18

Application Deadline for Spring and Summer Graduation

March 1

 

 

Faculty Professional Development Days – No Day or Evening Classes

March 4-5

 

 

Spring Break – No Day or Evening Classes

March 6-8

 

 

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade Penalty

March 25

    February 8

      April 10

College Closed – George Washington Day, February 19 (Observed)

March 29

 

 

Summer and Fall Early Enrollment Begins

April 1

 

 

Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Fall 2023

April 5

 

 

Grad Day – Graduation Practice in the Goodloe Center at 11:00 a.m. (no day or evening classes), Faculty & Staff In-Service, Faculty Workday

April 26

 

 

Classes End

May 2

    March 1

      May 2

Celebration of People, Faculty Workday

May 3

 

 

Examination Days

May 6-9

 

 

Examination Make-up Day, Faculty Workday, Grades are Due by 4:30 p.m., Graduation at 6:00 p.m.

May 10

    March 4

      May 10

Faculty Professional Development Days

May 13-15

 

 

Definitions and Summary Information
Fall Semester 2023 – Spring Semester 2024

 

The following designations and definitions have been used in the development of MECC’s academic calendar for the fall semester of 2023 through the spring semester of 2024:

Faculty/Staff In-service Days – In-service days are scheduled workdays with structured activities to be determined by needs identified by the president, the vice president of academic affairs and workforce solutions, academic deans, and the Professional Development Committee.  Unless otherwise indicated, in-service day activities will be held on campus with attendance expected.

Enrollment/Advisement Days – Faculty advisors should be available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on these days.

Professional Development Days – Faculty are expected to use these days to attend meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. that may be used for professional development.

Comparison of MECC Calendar to VCCS Policy

 

 

MECC

VCCS Policy 5.07

Class Instruction

150

         Minimum of 150 (75 each semester)

Examination Days

10

         Approximately 10

In-Service Days (includes Enrollment/Advisement Days and

Professional Development Days)

 

21

 

         Approximately 20

Total working days

181

         180 working days