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Academic Calendar for College for Public Health and Social Justice

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Academic Year   2014-15 2015-16
Fall Semester   2014   2015  
Social Work Cuba Immersion course N/A August 2-12
Health Systems Immersion Trip, Puebla, Mexico N/A August 6-15
Health Management & Policy and Public Health Graduate Student Orientation August 18-22 August 18-21
Undergraduate Orientation/Welcome Week (Wed-Mon) August 20-25 August 19-24
Master of Social Work, Applied Behavioral Analysis, and Criminology & Professional Practice New Graduate Student Orientation (Thurs-Fri) August 21-22 August 21
Convocation and Family Welcome & Luncheon (Fri) August 22 August 21
Fall Classes Begin August 25 August 24
Mass of the Holy Spirit No undergraduate classes 11:00 am-12:00 Noon August 28 August 27
Undergraduate Public Health Welcome Back Picnic (12pm in the Quad) September 3
Labor Day September 1 September 7
Official Fall Census released N/A September 17
School of Social Work Social Justice Night N/A September 22
Missouri Public Health Association Conference- Columbia, MO September 23-25 September 22-24
Saint Louis University Homecoming & Family Weekend N/A September 24-26
PhD Public Health Studies Fall written exams (Wed-Thurs) N/A October 7-8
Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Visit for more details N/A October
Red Cross Blood Drive October 1 October
Undergraudate Fall Mid-Term Exams (Mon-Sat) October 13-18 Ocotober 12-17
Council on Social Work Education- Annual Program Meeting (CSWE-APM)-Denver, CO (Discounted prices for students, volunteers, and/or members based on registration date. Visit for more details October 23-26 October 15-19
Undergraduate Fall Mid-Term Grades Due by 5:00 pm (Tues) October 21 October 20

SLU Make a Difference Day (Sat)
October 25 October 24

American Public Health Association (APHA) conference -Chicago, IL (Discounted prices for students and/or members based on registration date. Visit for more details
November 15-19 October 31-November 4

Memorial Mass for the Deceased of the University
November 3 November 2

MultiCultural Eve (Il Monastero) – 5:30 pm
November 8 November 20

Thanksgiving Break (Weds-Sat)
Nov. 26-29 November 25-28

World AIDS Day- Visit for more details
N/A December 1

Undergraduate Fall Classes End (Mon)
December 8 December 7

Undergraduate Fall Study Day (Tues)
December 9 December 8

Undergraduate Fall Final Exams; See course schedule and Syllabi
Dec.10-16 December 9-15

University Mid-Year Graduation Celebration; School of Social Work Mid-Year-Pre-Commencement Ceremony
December 12 December 11

Fall Final Grades Due by 5:00 pm (Thurs)
December 18 December 17

Fall Degree Conferral (Sat)
December 20 December 19

University Christmas and New Year Holidays (University closed)
December 24- January 2, December 24-25, 30-31 January 1
Spring Semester   2015   2016  

(approximately)– Global Health Brigades Service & Immersion trip, Honduras
January 2-9 January 2-9

Master of Social Work New Graduate Student Orientation
January 9 January 8

Spring Classes Begin (Mon)
January 12 January 11

Society of Social Work & Research (SSWR)-Washington, DC(Student volunteer opportunities are available to offset program costs. Please visit for more details
January 14-18 January 13-17

College for Public Health & Social Justice Trivia Night (Allied Health Multipurpose Room)
N/A January 15

Martin Luther King Day (Mon)
January 19 January 18

Black History Month- Visit for more details
N/A February

Academy Health’s National Health Policy Conference (NHPC)- Visit for more details
February 3-4, 2015 February

PhD Public Health Studies Spring written exams
February 4-5 February 3-4

Official spring Census released
February February 4

Ash Wednesday (all classes in session)
February 18 February 10

Undergraduate Spring Mid-Term Exams (Mon-Sat)
March 2-7 February 29 - March 5

Social Work Awareness Visit for more details
N/A March

Women's History Month Visit for more details
N/A March

Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) conference Dallas, TX Visit for more details
March 4-8 March 30-April 13,

Service & Immersion trip, West Virginia
March 9-14 March 5-12

Spring Break – No residential classes held; check syllabi for online class schedule
March 9-14 March 7-12

Undergraduate Spring Mid-Term Grades Due by 5:00 pm (Tues)
March 10 March 8

Congress on Healthcare Leadership Conference (ACHE)-Chicago, Il
March 16-19 March 14-17

Easter Break; No Undergraduate Classes Held until 5pm on Monday, March 28
April 2 March 24-28

Easter Break - Good Friday (Official University Holiday)
April 3 March 25

Autism Awareness Month Visit for more details and Parkinson's Visit for more details
N/A April

MSM Trivia Night
April 3 April 2

Master of Public Health (non-HMP) comprehensive exams
N/A April 4-8

National Public Health Week Visit for more details
April 6-12 April 4-8

Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health/HMP comprehensive exams (No HMP masters Classes held)
April 10-11 April 12-15

CPHSJ public health Scholar Bowl weekend (tentative)
April 10-11 April 8-10

Mental Heath Awareness Month Visit for more details
April 6-12 May

Saint Louis University Atlas Week
April 12-18 TBD

Undergraduate Spring Classes End (Mon)
May 4 May 2

Undergraduate Spring Study Day (Tues)
May 5 May 3

Undergraduate Spring Final Exams; Graduate Students: see course schedule and syllabi
May 6-12 May 4-10

Spring Final Grades Due by 5:00 pm (Thurs)
May 14 May 12

(tentative)College for Public Health & Social Justice Pre-commencement,Chaifetz Arena
May 14  May 12

University Commencement (Sat)
May 16 May 14

Spring Degree Conferral (Sat)
May 16 May 14
Summer Semester   2015   2016  

Summer classes begin (Mon)
May 18 May 16

Intersession Classes Begin, First 6-Week Session Classes Begin
May 18 May 16

Memorial Day (Mon) (University closed)
May 25  May 30

8-Week Session Classes Begin
June 1 May 31

Intersession Classes End
June 6 June 4

Intersession Final Grades Due by 5:00 pm
June 9 June 7

Academy Health's Annual Research Meeting(ARM) - Boston, MA (Reduced prices and scholarship opportunities for students and/or members.Please see for more details.)
June 14-16 June 26-28

First 6 Week Session classes End
June 27 June 25

Second 6-Week Session classes Begin
June 29 June 27

First 6-Week Session Final Grade Due by 5:00 pm
June 30 June 28

Fourth of July(University closed)
July 4 July 4

8-Week Session Classes End
July 25 July 23

8-Week Session Final Grade Due by 5:00 pm
July 28 July 26

Second 6-Week Session Classes End
August 8 August 6

Second 6-Week Session Final Grande Due by 5:00 pm
August 11 August 9

Mexican Health Systems Immersion trip
August 6-15 TBD

Summer Degree Conferral (Wed)
August 12 TBD
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