Academic Calendar - Mountain Empire Community College (2024)

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SPRING SEMESTER 2024

16 WeeksEight Week OneEight Week Two
College Closed – New Year’s Day HolidayJanuary 1
Faculty & Staff In-Service Days, Faculty WorkdaysJanuary 2-5
Enrollment and Advisem*nt Days, Faculty WorkdaysJanuary 8-9
Tuition DueJanuary 10
Classes BeginJanuary 10 January 10 March 11
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty PermissionJanuary 16 January 13 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 SectionsJanuary 29 January 17 March 18
Faculty Professional Development Days – No Day or Evening ClassesMarch 4-5
Spring Break – No Day or Evening ClassesMarch 6-8
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade PenaltyMarch 27 February 9 April 11
College Closed – George Washington Day, February 19 (Observed)March 29
Summer and Fall Early Enrollment BeginsApril 1
Application Deadline for Spring and Summer GraduationApril 1
Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Fall 2023April 5
Grad Day – Graduation Practice in the Goodloe Center at 11:00 a.m. (no day or evening classes), Faculty & Staff In-Service, Faculty WorkdayApril 26
Classes EndMay 2 March 1 May 2
Celebration of People, Faculty WorkdayMay 3
Examination DaysMay 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 DaysMay 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/Advisem*nt 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

MECCVCCS Policy 5.07
Class Instruction150 Minimum of 150 (75 each semester)
Examination Days10 Approximately 10
In-Service Days (includes Enrollment/Advisem*nt Days and

Professional Development Days)

21 Approximately 20
Total working days181 180 working days

SUMMER SEMESTER 2024

Long SessionFirst Short SessionSecond Short Session
College Closed – Memorial Day HolidayMay 27May 27
Tuition DueMay 30May 30July 2
Classes BeginMay 30May 30July 2
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty PermissionJune 3May 30July 2
Governor’s School 2024June 3-14June 3-14
Last Day Add Classes with Faculty Permission, Change from Audit to Credit or Credit to Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class SectionsJune 10June 3July 8
College Closed – Juneteenth HolidayJune 19June 19
College Closed – Independence Day HolidayJuly 4July 4July 4
Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Spring 2024July 5July 5July 5
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade PenaltyJuly 6June 16July 19
Mountain Music School 2024July 22-26July 22-26
Classes EndJuly 30June 27July 30
Examination DaysJuly 31 – August 1June 28July 31
Grades are Due at NoonAugust 2July 1August 2

FALL SEMESTER 2024

16 WeeksEight Week OneEight Week Two
Faculty & Staff In-Service Days, Faculty WorkdaysAugust 16-21August 16-21
Tuition DueAugust 22August 22October 17
Classes BeginAugust 22August 22October 17
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty PermissionAugust 28August 26October 21
College Closed (No Day or Evening Classes) – Labor Day HolidaySeptember 2September 2
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 SectionsSeptember 9August 29October 24
Faculty & Staff In-Service, Faculty Workday, (No Day or Evening Classes), Home Craft Days ConcertOctober 18October 18
Home Craft DaysOctober 19-20October 19-20
Spring Early Enrollment BeginsOctober 25October 25October 25
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade PenaltyOctober 31September 22November 19
Application Deadline for Fall 2024 GraduationDecember 1December 1December 1
Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Summer 2024November 14November 14November 14
College Closed Beginning at Noon on November 27 (No Day or Evening Classes) – Thanksgiving HolidayNovember 27-29November 27-29November 27-29
Classes EndDecember 11October 14December 11
Examination DaysDecember 12-13 December 16-17October 15December 12
Grades are Due by Noon, Faculty WorkdayDecember 18October 16December 18
Faculty Professional Development DaysDecember 19-20December 19-20
College Closed – Christmas HolidayDecember 24-25December 24-25December 24-25
College Closed – Winter BreakDecember 26-31December 26-31December 26-31

SPRING SEMESTER 2025

16 WeeksEight Week OneEight Week Two
College Closed – New Year’s Day HolidayJanuary 1January 1
Faculty & Staff In-Service Days, Faculty WorkdaysJanuary 2-7January 2-7
Enrollment and Advisem*nt Days, Faculty WorkdaysJanuary 8January 8January 8
Tuition DueJanuary 9January 9March 10
Classes BeginJanuary 9January 9March 10
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty PermissionJanuary 15January 12March 13
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 SectionsJanuary 27January 16March 17
Application Deadline for Spring and Summer GraduationMarch 1March 1March 1
Spring Break – Faculty Professional Development Days – No Day or Evening ClassesMarch 3-7March 3-7March 3-7
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade PenaltyMarch 26February 9April 10
Summer and Fall Early Enrollment BeginsApril 1April 1April 1
College ClosedApril 18April 18April 18
Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Fall 2024April 4April 4April 4
Grad Day – Graduation Practice in the Goodloe Center at 11:00 a.m. (no day or evening classes), Faculty & Staff In-Service, Faculty WorkdayApril 25April 25April 25
Classes EndMay 1March 2May 1
Celebration of People, Faculty WorkdayMay 2May 2
Examination DaysMay 5-8March 3May 5-8
Grades are Due by Noon, Graduation at 6:00 p.m., Faculty WorkdayMay 9March 6May 9
Faculty Professional Development DaysMay 12-15May 12-15

SUMMER SEMESTER 2025

Long SessionFirst Short SessionSecond Short Session
College Closed – Memorial Day HolidayMay 26May 26
Tuition DueMay 29May 29July 1
Classes BeginMay 29May 29July 1
Last Day to Add Classes without Faculty PermissionJune 2May 29July 1
Governor’s School 2025June 5-16June 5-16
Last Day Add Classes with Faculty Permission, Change from Audit to Credit or Credit to Audit, Drop with a Refund, or Change Class SectionsJune 9June 2July 7
College Closed – Juneteenth HolidayJune 19June 19
College Closed – Independence Day HolidayJuly 4July 4
Last Day to Make up Incomplete Grades for Spring 2025July 3July 3July 3
Last Day to Withdraw from Classes without Grade PenaltyJuly 5June 15July 18
Mountain Music School 2025July 24-28July 25July 24-28
Classes EndJuly 29June 26July 29
Examination DaysJuly 30-31June 27July 30
Grades are Due at NoonAugust 1June 30August 1

Definitions and Summary Information
Fall Semester 2024 – Spring Semester 2025

The following designations and definitions have been used in the development of MECC’s academic calendar for the fall semester of 2024 through the spring semester of 2025:

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/Advisem*nt 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

MECCVCCS Policy 5.07
Class Instruction150 Minimum of 150 (75 each semester)
Examination Days8 Approximately 10
In-Service Days (includes Enrollment/Advisem*nt Days and

Professional Development Days)

20 Approximately 20
Total working days178 180 working days
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