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Open House Dates for Fall 2017

Shepherd University offers Open House visitation events on Saturdays throughout the school year. An Open House is a great opportunity for you to tour our beautiful campus, discuss majors with faculty, and learn more about campus life. Our dedicated faulty and staff will answer all your questions about Shepherd, covering topics like financial aid, study abroad, residence life, and more. Open House spaces fill up quickly, so register early for your preferred date.  To make an appointment, contact the Office of Admissions at 304-876-5212 or 800-344-5231 ext. 5212. You may also email your visit request to admissions@shepherd.edu.

Fall 2017 Open House dates:  September 23 and October 28, 2017.

Fall Semester 2017 Calendar

August 28 Classes begin for Fall 2017.  Add/drop and late registration (late fee applies) via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall (between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm).  Consult advisor.  Nurse packs and uniforms must be obtained.
August 29 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Nursing Assembly EOB Auditorium Room 117.  Attendance is mandatory.
September 1 Last day to add/drop or late register via RAIL or at Ikenberry Hall (between 9:00 am – 4:00 pm).  Consult advisor.
September 4 Labor Day Holiday.  University is closed. 
September 8 White Coat Ceremony.  Last day for instructor-approved Late Adds via RAIL.
September 11 Last day to change a course from Credit to Pass/Fail status.
September 18 Last day to change a course from Credit to Audit status. 
September 29 Last day to withdraw from first-half semester class. See advisor by noon.
October 9     First day of midterm exams.
October 13 Last day of midterm exams. Last day to apply for May 2018 graduation in Registrar’s Office.
October 16 Midterm grades due 9:00 am; second-half semester begins.
October 17 Midterm grades available on RAIL (tentative). 
October 20 Fall Break (or make-up day for inclement weather, as needed).
October 25 First day of Academic Advisement for continuing students for Spring 2018.
October 27 Last day to withdraw from a full semester class.  See advisor by noon. 
November 6 First day of Spring 2018 RAIL Registration for continuing students 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. 
November 8 Last day of Academic Advisement for continuing students for Spring 2018. 
November 17 Last day to withdraw from second-half semester class.  See advisor by noon. 
November 19 First day of Thanksgiving recess.
November 22 Thanksgiving Break, University closed. 
November 23 Thanksgiving Break.  University closed. 
November 24 Thanksgiving Break.  University closed. 
November 26 Last day of Thanksgiving Recess. 
December 8     Last day of classes.  Last day to Complete Withdrawal from semester. 
December 11 First day of Final Exams. 
December 16 Last day of Final Exams.
December 19 Grades available via RAIL (tentative).
December 15 Nursing Convocation.

Academic Advisement

Advisors will have advisement schedules posted on their office doors for pre-nursing and nursing students. You must meet with your advisor in order to receive your pin to register for next semester classes.

October 25 First day of academic advisement for continuing students for Spring 2018.
November 8 Last day of academic advisement for continuing students for Spring 2018.

Erma Ora Byrd Hall Building Map

Get to know the Department of Nursing Education building before you arrive. Print this building map to guide your way or to easily find your classes.