2015-2016 General Catalog 
    
    Dec 01, 2021  
2015-2016 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2015-2016 Calendar


South Plains College’s academic calendar for the Levelland Campus, SPC Reese Center and Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center in Lubbock, and the Plainview Extension Center is built around fall and spring semesters, winter and spring interim sessions, and multiple summer sessions. The fall and spring semesters are 16 weeks in length. Summer sessions are five weeks and 10 weeks in length with classes meeting Monday through Thursday.  The winter and spring interim sessions are offered in an intensive format for a short period of time between the fall and spring semester breaks; therefore, students are limited to one course per interim. Online registration opens in mid-April for the spring interim session, summer sessions and fall semester, and in mid-November for the winter interim session and spring semester.

The college’s calendar for 2015-2016 is listed below. More detailed semester calendars and registration information can be found on the college’s web site at www.southplainscollege.edu.

Summer 2015

Second Summer Session

Second Summer Classes Begin July 8
Add/Drop/Late Registration - Levelland, Reese and Plainview July 8
4th Class Day, Second Summer 5-Week Courses July 14
Last Day to Drop 8-Week Courses July 20
Final Exams for 8-Week Courses July 27
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. for 8-Week Courses July 28
Last Day to Drop 10-Week Courses Aug. 3
Last Day to Drop Second Summer 5-Week Courses Aug. 5
Final Exams for 10-Week Courses Aug. 10
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. for 10-Week Courses Aug. 11
Final Exams for Second Summer 5-Week Courses Aug. 12
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. for Second Summer 5-Week Courses Aug. 13
Smallwood Apartments close 11:00 a.m.  Aug. 13
   

Fall 2015

New Student Orientation Begins, Levelland Campus June 19
Fall Tuition Payment Due by 3:00 p.m. Aug. 13
Faculty Reports Aug. 17
Registration at all campuses from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aug. 17
Residence Halls Open at 9:00 a.m., Levelland Campus Aug. 18
Registration at all campuses; Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18-20
Registration at all campuses from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Aug. 21
Fall Classes Begin Aug. 24
Late Registration Aug. 24-27
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 7
12th Class Day Sept. 9
Fall Break Oct. 9
Deadline to Apply for December Graduation Nov. 3
Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. for the 2015 Winter Interim and 2016 Spring Semester Nov. 12
Last Day to Drop Fall Courses Nov. 18
Classes Dismissed at 10:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 24
Residence Halls Close at 9:00 a.m., Levelland Campus Nov. 25
Thanksgiving Holiday Nov. 25-27
Residence Halls Open at 1:00 p.m., Levelland Campus Nov. 29
Classes Resume Nov. 30
Final Exams Dec. 7-10
2015 Winter Interim Tuition Payment Due by 2:00 p.m. Dec. 8
Residence Halls Close at 9:00 a.m., Levelland Campus Dec. 11
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. Dec. 11
2015 Winter Interim Classes Begin Dec. 14
   

Spring 2016

New Year’s Day Holiday Jan. 1
Administrative Offices Open 8:00 a.m. Jan. 4
Spring Tuition Payment Due by 3:00 p.m Jan. 7
Registration continues.  Payment due at the time of registration. Jan. 8
Faculty Reports Jan. 11
Registration at all campuses from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jan. 11
Residence Halls Open at 9:00 a.m., Levelland Campus Jan. 12
Registration at all campuses; Extended Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 12-14
Registration at all campuses from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jan. 15
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 18
Spring Classes Begin Jan. 19
Late Registration Jan. 19-22
12th Class Day Feb. 3
Deadline to Apply for May Graduation Mar. 9
Classes Dismissed at 5:00 p.m. for Spring Break Mar. 11
Residence Halls Close at 9:00 a.m., Levelland Campus Mar. 12
Spring Break Mar. 14-18
Residence Halls Open at 1:00 p.m., Levelland Campus Mar. 20
Classes Resume at 8:00 a.m. Mar. 21
Easter Holiday Mar. 28
Classes Resume at 8:00 a.m. Mar. 29
Online Registration Opens at 8:00 a.m.
for the 2016 Spring Interim, Summer, and Fall Semester
April 20
Last Day to Drop Spring Courses April 28
Final Exams May 9-12
58th Commencement Ceremonies May 13
Residence Halls Close at 5:00 p.m., Levelland Campus May 13
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. May 16
   

Summer 2016

First Summer Session

First Summer Tuition Payment Due by 3:00 p.m. May 19
Memorial Day Holiday May 30
Smallwood Apartments Open at 1:00 p.m., Levelland Campus June 5
First Summer Classes Begin June 6
Late Registration June 6-7
4th Class Day June 9
Last Day to Drop First Summer Five-Week Courses June 27
Independence Day Holiday July 4
Final Exams for First Summer Five-Week Courses July 12
Smallwood Apartments First Summer Only Move Out at 9:00 a.m., Levelland Campus July 13
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. July 13
   

Second Summer Session

Second Summer Tuition Payment Due by 3:00 p.m. June 30
Smallwood Apartments Second Summer Move In at 5:00 p.m., Levelland Campus July 13
Second Summer Classes Begin July 14
Late Registration July 14-15
4th Class Day July 20
Last Day to Drop Second Summer and 10-Week Courses Aug. 8
Final Exams for 10-Week Courses Aug. 15
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. for 10-Week Courses Aug. 16
Final Exams for Second Summer Courses Aug. 18
Final Grades and Gradebooks Due by 10:00 a.m. Aug. 19
Smallwood Apartments Move Out at 11:00 a.m., Levelland Campus Aug.19