Policy H-18

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(Approved: BFC 3/24/87; last amended 4/29/97)

The calendar is based on 50-minute class periods (usually meeting daily or thrice weekly) and on 75-minute class periods (usually meeting twice weekly).

The first class period begins at 8:00 A.M. The 50-minute periods start thereafter at 9:05, 10:10, 11:15, 12:20, 1:25, 2:30, 3:35, 4:40, 5:45, 6:50, 7:55, and 9:00. Starting times for the 75-minute class periods are 8:00, 9:30, 11:15, 1:00, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30, 7:00, and 8:30.

The calendar changes went into effect in the fall of 1988; they lengthened Spring Semester by one week while shortening Thanksgiving Break and Semester Break. Fall Semester now consists of 14 weeks and 2 days of class plus one week for Final Exams. Spring Semester now consists of 15 weeks of class plus one week for Final Exams.

Recognizing that the Board of Trustees' action, without consultation with the faculty, has mandated that each campus observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Bloomington campus calendar principles shall remain unchanged, but the following footnote will be added:

By action of the Board of Trustees on January 24, 1997, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be observed on the third Monday of January, and classes will not be held on that day.