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Academic Calendar

Last updated June 22, 2023

Download the 2023-24 Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2023

August 15-16 Faculty conference
August 18 New students arrive on the 18th with New Student Orientation through 23rd
August 22 Residence halls open for returning students; meal plan begins Tuesday, 8/22 at 5:00 pm
August 24 First day of classes and registration begins. Opening convocation 11:00 am
August 25 Last day to register without incurring a late registration fee
August 30 Last day to make schedule changes without incurring a fee
September 6 Last day to add a class & last day to drop a class without assignment of a “W” if still a full-time student
September 18 Constitution Day Speaker – (all classes meet according to normal schedule)
September 29-30 Homecoming Weekend
September 27 Day of Prayer – No day classes; Evening classes starting after 5:00 pm meet.
October 11-13 Board of Trustees meeting - dates to be finalized by the Board
October 13 Last day of classes before fall break. Covenant College Sunday – October 15
October 14-17 Fall Break; Meal plan resumes Tuesday, 10/17 at 5:00 pm; Classes resume 10/18
October 24 Pre-registration for spring semester begins.
October 27 Last day to change to or from Pass/Fail, or drop a class with an automatic "W"
After this date a "W" or "F" will be assigned to a dropped class by the instructor
Last day to withdraw from Covenant with a partial tuition refund
November 21 Last day to drop a class. Instructor will assign a “W” or “F”
November 22-27 Thanksgiving Break; Classes resume on Monday 11/27 with evening classes starting after 5:00 pm;
Meal plan resumes Monday, 11/27 at 5:00 pm
December 6 Last day of classes
December 7-8 Reading/Snow Days – May be used for class meetings depending upon college closings
December 11-14 Final examinations; meal plan concludes Thursday, 12/14 at 7:00 pm
December 15 Residence halls close at 12:00 pm
December 30 FAFSA opens for fall 2024-2025 academic year

Spring Semester 2024

January 5 New students arrive on the 5th for New Student Orientation going through the 7th
January 6 Continuing students may return to campus; meal plan begins Saturday, 1/6 at 5:00 pm
January 8 First day of classes and registration begins
January 9 Last day to register without incurring a late registration fee
January 15 Martin Luther King Day On – Classes will not meet
January 16 Last day to make schedule changes without incurring a fee
January 22 Last day to add a class & last day to drop a class without assignment of a “W” if still a full-time student
February 6 Day of Prayer – No day classes; Evening classes starting after 5:00 pm meet.
February 23-24 Family Weekend
March 1 Priority Deadline for all financial aid paper work for 2024-2025 FAFSA.
March 2-10 Spring Break; Meal plan resumes Monday, 3/11 at 7:00 am
March 11 Classes resume; Room & Schedule Deposit for Fall 2024 due; Deposit required before pre-registration
March 13-15 Board of Trustees meetings for the College and Foundation - dates to be finalized by the Board
March 15

Classes do not meet due to Presidential Inauguration Festivities

Pre-registration for fall semester begins. Graduation Applications for December 2024 and May 2025 graduates are due before they will be permitted to pre-register

March 19

Last day to change to or from Pass/Fail, or drop a class with an automatic "W"
After this date a "W" or "F" will be assigned to a dropped class by the instructor
Last day to withdraw from Covenant with a partial tuition refund

March 29 - April 1 Easter Break; No day classes; Classes and meal plan resumes on Monday 4/1 starting after 5:00 pm
April 9 Assessment Day – No day classes; Evening classes starting after 5:00 pm meet
April 10 Last day to drop a class, with the instructor assigning “W” or “F”
April 23 Last day of classes
April 24-25 Reading/Snow Days – May be used for class meetings depending upon college closings
April 26-May 1 Final examinations
May 4 Commencement Ceremony

May Term 2024

May 6-24 First day and last day of May Term

Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate Departments, Majors, Minors, Certificates, Concentrations, and Programs

Academic Certificates

  • Arts Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability
  • Journalism and Society
  • Medical Ethics Consultation
  • Neuroscience
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Art

  • Art, 2-D Concentration 
  • Art, 3-D Concentration 
  • Art, Art History Concentration 
  • Art, Graphic Design Concentration 
  • Art, Photography Concentration 
  • Art minor
  • Art History minor

Biblical & Theological Studies

  • Biblical & Theological Studies 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies, Missions Concentration 
  • Biblical & Theological Studies minor
  • Biblical Languages minor
  • History of Christianity minor
  • Missions minor
  • Youth Ministry minor

Biology

  • Biology, Biomedical Concentration 
  • Biology, Environmental Concentration 
  • Biology, General 
  • Biology, Health Professions Concentration 
  • Biology minor

Business

  • Business 
  • Business, Accounting Concentration 
  • Business, Finance Concentration 
  • Business, Marketing Concentration 
  • Sport Management 
  • Business minor
  • Sport Management minor

Chemistry

  • Chemistry, Biochemistry Concentration 
  • Chemistry, General 
  • Biochemistry minor
  • Chemistry minor

Computer Science

  • Computer Science 
  • Computer Science minor

Economics & Community Development

  • Community Development 
  • Economics 
  • Community Development minor
  • Economics minor

Education

  • Education Studies 
  • Elementary Education (P-5) 
  • Secondary Education Certifications through MAT program 
  • Education minor

Engineering 3:2 Program

  • Natural Science, Pre-Engineering Studies Concentration

English

  • English 
  • English, Writing Concentration 
  • English minor
  • Writing minor

Health, Wellness and Coaching

  • Coaching minor

History, Politics, and International Studies

  • History 
  • History, Art History Concentration 
  • Political Science 
  • International Studies 
  • History minor
  • Political Science minor

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies with Concentrations 

Mathematics

  • Mathematics 
  • Mathematics minor

Music

  • Music, Church Music Concentration 
  • Music, Creative Studies Concentration 
  • Music, General Music Concentration 
  • Music, Instrumental Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Music Education (Pre-MAT) Concentration 
  • Music, Organ Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Pedagogy Concentration 
  • Music, Piano Performance Concentration 
  • Music, Vocal Performance Concentration 
  • Music minor

Philosophy

  • Philosophy 
  • Philosophy minor

Physics

  • Physics 
  • Physics minor

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law Studies 
  • Pre-Medical Studies 
  • Pre-Nursing Studies 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Studies 

Psychology

  • Psychology 
  • Psychology minor

Sociology

  • Sociology 
  • Sociology, Family Studies & Social Work Concentration 
  • Sociology minor

Theatre

  • Theatre 
  • Theatre minor

World Languages

  • French 
  • Spanish 
  • French minor
  • Spanish minor