Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Semesters

Fall Semester 2017

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Fall Semester 2017
Event Date
Labor Day (College closed) September 4
Academic year begins/Fall convocation September 5
Classes begin September 6
Course drop/add period. To receive full refund for courses that begin September 6–12, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on September 13 September 6-12
Courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm September 13
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses September 14
Thirteen-week classes begin September 20
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 pm September 21
Last day for change of major in non-criteria programs September 22
Course audit forms due to Enrollment Services September 25
Full refund for drop of thirteen-week classes by 6:00 pm September 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" for Session I classes October 5
Columbus Day (College closed) October 9
Session I Finals Day for Saturday classes October 21
Session I Finals Day for Monday and Wednesday classes October 25
Session I Finals Day for Tuesday and Thursday classes October 26
Assessment Day (no day classes) October 27
Session II classes begin October 28
Session I grades due by 12:00 pm October 31
Full refund for drop of Session II classes no later than November 3
Spring/Winter Intersession Advising/Registration begins
November 6
Second NP roster due by 11:59 pm November 6
Last day to withdraw with a "W" for Fall 2017 November 6
Veterans Day observed (College closed) November 10-11
Thanksgiving recess begins 5:00 pm (No evening classes) November 22
Thanksgiving Day (College closed) November 23
No day or evening classes November 24-25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" for Session II November 27
Last day of classes before final exams December 12
Final exam period for day and evening classes December 13-19
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes December 18
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes December 19
Fall semester officially ends  December 19
Make up day for final exams December 20
Fall Graduation Petitions due to Registrar’s Office December 22
Grades due December 22 
College closed for energy conservation December 25 –January 1
Christmas Holiday (College closed) December 25
Grades/GPA/Academic status posted in System Self-serve December 26
New Year’s Day (College closed) January 1
Fall degrees/certificates mailed by February 9

Winter Intersession 2018

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Winter Intersession Courses (On-Campus) Jan 2-12, 2018 
Event Date
Book Vouchers begin Jan 2-4
Last day to drop with 100% refund Jan 3
Last day to withdraw with a "W" grade Jan 8
Financial Aid Disbursement Jan 10
Final Exams Jan 12
Make up dates Jan 6 & Jan 13 
Martin Luther King Day (college closed) Jan 15 
Winter Convocation Jan 16 
Grades due by 12:00 pm Jan 17
Grades posted Jan 19 
   
Winter Intersession Courses (Online) Jan 2-26, 2018  
Event Date
Book Vouchers begin Jan 2-4
Last day to drop with 100% refund Jan 5
Last day to drop with a "W" grade Jan 12
Martin Luther king Day (college closed) Jan 15 
Winter Convocation  Jan 16 
Financial Aid Disbursement Jan 16
Final Exams Jan 26 
Grades due by 12:00 pm Jan 30
Grades posted Feb 1 

A student may register for a course at any time prior to the first class meeting.

Refunds: For information contact the Bursar's Office, Haverhill campus 978-556-3900.

Academic Policies: For information about academic policies, refer to the College Catalog or the NECC website.

Class rosters are available electronically through faculty self-service. The Registrar will notify faculty electronically regarding rosters, NP rosters and final roster submission and due dates.

*Final grade rosters must be submitted through the faculty web-on-line product by noon as listed in the Academic Calendar above.

Spring Semester 2018

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Spring Semester 2018
Event Date
Winter Intersession 2018
January 2-26 
Martin Luther King Day (College closed) January 15
Winter Convocation January 16
Classes begin January 17
Course drop/add period. To receive a full refund for courses that begin January 17–23, courses must be dropped by 6:00 pm on January 24 January 17–23
Withdrawal period begins for full-semester courses January 25
Thirteen-week classes begin January 31
First NP/NS (No show) roster due by 12:00 pm February 1
Audit forms due to Enrollment Services February 5
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Session I classes February 9
Presidents Day (College closed) February 19
Last day for change of major non-criteria programs February 20
Session I Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes March 7
Session I Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes March 8
Session I Finals for Saturday classes March 10
Spring Break (No classes) March 11-18
Session I grades due by 12:00 pm March 14
Session II classes begin March 19
NECC Professional Day (No day classes, evening classes will meet) March 30
Spring graduation petitions due to Registrar’s Office March 30
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Spring 2018 March 30
Second NP roster due by 12:00 pm March 30
Priority deadline for applying for financial aid April 2
Summer and Fall advising/registration begins No later than
April 2
Patriots Day (College closed) April 16
Last day to withdraw with "W" for Session II classes April 18
Last day of classes before final exams May 7
Finals period for day and evening classes May 8-14
Session II Finals for Monday and Wednesday classes May 9
Session II Finals for Tuesday and Thursday classes May 10
Make-up day for final exams (day classes) May 14
Spring semester officially ends May 14
Annual Awards Convocation May 15
Grades due by 12:00 pm May 16
Fifty-Sixth Annual Commencement May 19
Grades/GPA/Academic status posted to System Self-serve May 21
Memorial Day (College closed) May 28
Spring degrees/certificates mailed by July 9

Summer Semester 2018

 Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2017-2018 Academic Year
Summer Session I 2018 
Classes meet for 6 weeks May 14-June 22  
Event Date
Session I classes begin May 14
Memorial Day (College closed) May 28
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" June 1
Finals Period Day and Evening Classes June 18-22
*Grades due by 12:00 pm June 25

Summer Session II 2018  
Classes meet for 6 weeks June 25-August 3
Event Date 
Session II classes begin June 25
Independence Day (College Closed) July 4
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" July 18
Finals Period for Day and Evening Classes July 30-August 3
*Grades due by 12:00 pm August 7

Summer Session III 2018
Classes meet for 12 weeks May 14-August 3
Event Date
Session III classes begin May 14
Memorial Day (College Closed) May 28
Independence Day (College Closed) July 4 
Last Day to Withdraw with "W" June 29 
Finals Period for Day and Evening Classes July 30-August 3 
*Grades due by 12:00 pm August 7 

A student may register for a course at any time prior to the first class meeting.

Refunds: For information contact the Bursar's Office, Haverhill campus 978-556-3900.

Academic Policies: For information about academic policies, refer to the College Catalog or the NECC website.

Class rosters are available electronically through faculty self-service. The Registrar will notify faculty electronically regarding rosters, NP rosters and final roster submission and due dates.

*Final grade rosters must be submitted through the faculty web-on-line product by noon as listed in the Academic Calendar above.

Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule


Final Exam Period: Wednesday, December 13, through Tuesday, December 19

Make-up final period for all day courses will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017. This make up period is designed primarily for any emergency that would cause the college to close during the final exam period.

Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule for Day Courses
Day Courses
If the first hour and first day of your class is on the day listed below … … and starts on or during the hours listed below … … your final is scheduled to meet at the time listed below in the room assigned for the first hour and first day of the class. Check with Academic Computing if you meet in a computer lab.
Monday or Wednesday 8:00 am Friday, December 15, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Monday or Wednesday 9:00 am Monday, December 18, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Monday or Wednesday 10:00 am Friday, December 15, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Monday or Wednesday 11:00 am Monday, December 18, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Monday or Wednesday 12:00 Noon Friday, December 15, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Monday or Wednesday 1:00 pm Monday, December 18, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Monday or Wednesday 2:00 pm Friday, December 15, 3:15 to 5:15 pm
Monday or Wednesday 3:00 or 4:00 pm Monday, December 18, 3:15 to 5:15 pm
Tuesday or Thursday 7:00 and 8:55 am Thursday, December 14, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Tuesday or Thursday 9:00 and 10:40 am Tuesday, December 19, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Tuesday or Thursday 10:45 and 11:50 am Thursday, December 14, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday or Thursday 12:00 noon and 12:50 pm Thursday, December 14, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Tuesday or Thursday 1:00 and 2:50 pm Tuesday, December 19, 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Tuesday or Thursday 3:00 and 4:00 pm Thursday, December 14, 3:15 to 5:15 pm

Please note: Some courses that meet regularly on Monday and Wednesdays (only) throughout the semester may have a final Exam on a Friday.

ESL Day Courses

ESL Day Courses
If your class is on the days listed below … … and starts at the time listed below … … your final is scheduled to meet at the time listed below in the room assigned for the first hour and first day of the class.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:15 am Monday, December 18, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Monday and Wednesday 8:15 am Monday, December 18, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Tuesday and Thursday 8:15 am Tuesday, December 19, 8:00 to 10:00 am
Tuesday and Thursday 10:10 am Tuesday, December 19, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 11:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday 10:45 am Friday, December 15, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday and Friday 11:45 am Friday, December 15, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Day Classes That Meet Once Per Week

If administering a face-to-face final exam for a hybrid (day) course or any course that meets once per week, you must coordinate the use of the room.

  • General Classroom Contact: Registrar’s Office, 978-556-3974 or registrar@necc.mass.edu
  • Computer Labs: Contact your department/division administrative assistant.

This will ensure there is not a room scheduling conflicts.

The final should be scheduled during the final exam period as designated on the final exam schedule.

Important: Please contact the Registrar Office or Client Computing before November 17, 2017, to confirm a room.

Evening and Weekend Courses

Session I Evening (after 4:00 pm) Courses and Session I Saturday Courses
If your Session I class meets weekly on the evening(s) listed below and starts after 5:00 pm (or on Saturdays) … … your final is scheduled to meet at the normal class time in the regular classroom on the date listed below.
Monday and Wednesday Wednesday, October 25
Tuesday and Thursday Thursday, October 26
Saturday Saturday, October 21
Full Semester Evening Courses (after 4:00 pm)
If your Full Semester class meets weekly on the evening(s) listed below and starts after 5:00 pm … … your final is scheduled to meet at the normal class time in the regular classroom on the date listed below.
Monday Monday, December 18
Monday and Wednesday Monday, December 18
Tuesday Tuesday, December 19
Tuesday and Thursday Tuesday, December 19
Wednesday Wednesday, December 13
Wednesday and Friday Wednesday, December 13
Thursday Thursday, December 14
Friday Friday, December 15
All Saturday Courses
If your class meets weekly on Saturdays … … your final is scheduled to meet at the normal class time in the regular classroom on the date listed below.
Saturday Saturday, December 16
Session II Evening Courses (after 4:00 pm)
If your Session II class meets weekly on the evening(s) listed below and starts after 5:00 pm or on Saturdays … … your final is scheduled to meet at the normal class time in the regular classroom on the date listed below.
Monday and Wednesday Monday, December 18
Tuesday and Thursday Thursday, December 14

Important Notes and Additional Information for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

A student may register for a course at any time prior to the first class meeting only.

Refunds: For information contact the Bursar’s Office, Haverhill campus, (978) 556-3900.

Review NECC Academic Policies and Procedures

Class rosters are available electronically through faculty self-service during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. The registrar will notify faculty electronically regarding rosters, NP rosters, and final roster submission and due dates.

Final grade rosters must be submitted through the faculty web online product. Grades MUST BE submitted by noon December 22 in the Fall, and May 16 in the Spring.

Summer Final Grades must be submitted by 12:00 noon as noted in the Summer Academic Calendar.