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A. Annual Academic Calendar (with no major change in format)
1. The Undergraduate Policies Committee (UPC) develops the traditional undergraduate academic calendar, following standards set by faculty as to required number of class days for each term.
2. The Vice President for Academic Affairs responds to proposals from the UPC. Other offices may be asked to review the calendar as necessary.
3. After approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UPC approves the Academic Calendar.
4. After approval, the Office of the Registrar publishes the calendar in the University catalog and on the website.

B. Annual Academic Calendar (with major changes such as interim)
1. The Vice President for Academic Affairs, or his/her appointed study group, proposes a new academic calendar to the Undergraduate Policies Committee (UPC) or the UPC proposes a new academic calendar to the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
2. UPC will seek input from other offices on campus affected by a major change to the calendar.
3. After approval from the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the UPC approves the Academic Calendar.

4. After approval, the Office of the Registrar publishes the calendar in the catalog and on the website.

C. Calendar Scheduling Guidelines
1. As a regular scheduling pattern, classes will be in session on the Monday and Tuesday of Thanksgiving week.
2. As a regular scheduling pattern, the fall mid-semester break will be two days (four days if counting the adjacent weekend). As a regular scheduling pattern, the fall mid-semester break should not be scheduled to coincide with the Minnesota Education Association meeting (MEA weekend) due to student recruitment efforts.
3. As a regular scheduling pattern, final exam week will include exams Monday through Thursday.
4. In the event that the last day of finals falls on Dec 21st or after, and in an effort to ensure enough break time prior to Christmas, UPC may consider taking Thursday away from Fall Break, adding Monday of finals week as a class day, and having finals occur Tuesday – Friday. (Both of these models satisfy the preference of a minimum of 14 full weeks of class.)

Last modified: March 15, 2018