DateDay of the WeekEvent
May 1stFridayLabor Day Holiday. USIU Offices are closed.
May 4thMondayHostels Open for New Student Check In
May 4th - May 8thMonday - FridayUndergraduate student Orientation Placement Tests[Parent Orientation ,Registration]Spring 2015 Grades due in the Registrar’s office
May 10thSundayHostels Open for Continuing Students Check In
May 11thMonday INSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR SUMMER SEMESTER 2015 Last Day to Register for Classes Without Paying Late Fee. Add /drop fee of Ksh.500 begin
May 12thTuesdayLate Registration Fee of Kshs. 2000 Assessed.
May 18thMondayLast Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 90% Refund
May 26thMondayLast Day for Late Registration and Course Addition. Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 75% Refund (no more partial refund on dropped courses after this date) Last Day for Payment of Fees Last Day to get Financial Clearance to Attend SUMMER SEMESTER 2015
June 1stMondayMADARAKA DAY. Holiday observed. USIU Offices Are Closed.No Classes
June 22nd – June 27thMonday - SaturdayMID-TERM EXAM WEEK
June 29thMondayLast Day to WITHDRAW from Classes
July 1stWednesdayUndergraduate and Graduate(All Majors) Application Deadline for Fall 2015 Semester
July 4thSaturdayU.S. Independence Day(Holiday).Offices Are Closed. No Classes
July 10thFridayMath and English Placement tests
July 17thFridayIST Placement test(2nd Sitting)
July 20th - July 31stMonday – FridayPre-Registration for FALL SEMESTER 2015 (Undergraduate)
August 3rdMondayPre-Registration For FALL SEMESTER 2015 Doctorate & Graduate Web Registration for all Continues Through September 21st 2015
August 8th SaturdayINSTRUCTION FOR SUMMER SEMESTER 2015 ENDS
August 10th - August 15th Monday - SaturdayFINAL EXAMS
August 16thSundayCheck-Out of Hostels
August 18th - August 21stMonday - FridayGraduation Preparation Week
August 22ndSaturday Graduation / Commencement Day

Summer Semester 2015 Academic Recess – August 16th – September 6th 2015 (3 Weeks Break)

DateDay of the WeekEvent
August 28thFridayGraduate orientation and registration
August 31st MondayHostels Open for New Student Check In
August 31st MondaySummer 2015 Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office
August 31st - 4th SeptemberMonday - FridayUndergraduate Student Orientation [Placement Tests,Parents’ Orientation, Registration]
September 6thSundayHostels Open for Continuing Students Check In
7th September MondayINSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2015 Last Day to Register for Classes without Being Charged late fee. Add/Drop fee of ksh.500 begins.
September 8thTuesdayLate Registration Fee of Kshs. 2000.00 Assessed
September 14thMondayLast Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 90% Refund
September 15thTuesdayLate Registration Fee of kshs 2000.00 Assessed
September 18thMondayLast Day for Late Registration and Course Addition .Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 75% Refund(no more partial refund on dropped courses after this date) Last Day for Payment of Fees Last Day to get Financial Clearance to Attend Fall Semester 2015
September 25thWednesdayFreida Brown Day (Celebrated On Friday 25th September 2015)
October 1stThursdayundergraduate and Graduate (MBA) Admission Application Deadline for Spring 2016
October 20thTuesdayMashujaa Day (Holiday).USIU Offices Are Closed. No Classes
October 19th – October 24th Monday - SaturdayMID-TERM EXAM WEEK
November 2ndMondayLast Day to WITHDRAW from Classes
November 6thFridayEnglish and Math Placement Tests
November 13thFridayIST Placement Test(2nd Sitting)
November 16th - November 27thMonday - FridayPre-Registration for Spring Semester 2016 (Undergraduate)
November 30thMondayPre-Registration for Spring Semester 2016 Doctorate & Graduate Web Registration Continues Through January 24th 2016
December 4thFridayINSTRUCTION FOR FALL SEMESTER 2015 ENDS
December 5th – December 11thSaturday - FridayFinal Exam Week
December 12thSaturdayJamhuri Day (Holiday) USIU Offices Are Closed. Check-Out of Hostels. Academic Recess Begins
December 14thMondayGraduate & Doctorate Student Orientation and Registration for Spring 2016
December 18thFridayUniversity Closes for Holidays

Fall Semester 2015 Academic Recess –December 11th – January 11th 2016 (4 Weeks break)

DateDay of the WeekEvent
January 4th FridayFall 2014 Grades due in the Registrar’s office
January 4th MondayHostels Open for New Student Check In
January 4th - 8th Monday - Friday Undergraduate Student Orientation [Placement Tests,Parents’ Orientation, Registration]
January 10th SundayHostels Open for Continuing Students Check In
January 11th Monday INSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2015
January 18th MondayLast Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 90% Refund Last Day to Register for Classes without Being Charged late fee. Add/Drop fee of ksh.500 begins.
January 19th TuesdayLate Registration Fee of Ksh. 2000.00 Assessed
January 22nd MondayLast Day for Late Registration and Course Addition. Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 75% Refund (no more partial refund on dropped courses after this date) Last Day for Payment of Fees Last Day to get Financial Clearance to Attend Spring Semester 2016
February 8thMonday August 2016 Graduation Applications Begin
February 22nd – 27th FebruaryMonday - SaturdayMID-TERM EXAM WEEK
February 29thMondayLast day to WITHDRAW from classes.
March 4th Friday.Math and English Placement Tests
March 11th Friday.IST Placement Test(2nd Sitting)
March 21st – 1st AprilMonday - ThursdayPreregistration for Summer Semester 2016 (Undergraduates)
March 25th FridayGood Friday (Holiday) USIU Offices Closed
March 27th SundayEaster Sunday
March 28thMondayEaster Monday (Holiday) USIU offices closed.
March 31st ThursdayGraduation Application Deadline
April 1stThursdayAll Undergraduate and Graduate (MBA only) Admission Application Deadline for Summer Semester 2016.
April 4th MondayPreregistration For Summer Semester 2016 (Doctorate & Graduates) Web Registration continues To May 20th 2016 for all students
April 9thSaturdayINSTRUCTION FOR SPRING SEMESTER 2016 ENDS
April 11th - 16thMonday - SaturdayFINAL EXAM WEEK
April 17th SundayCheck-Out of Hostels
April 18th - 29thMonday - FridaySpring/Summer Intersession Begins (Community Service only)
April 20th - 22ndWednesday - FridayStudent Leadership training(Leadership Retreat)
April 29thFridayGraduate orientation

Spring 2016 Academic Recess - April 17th 2016 – May 8th 2016 (3 Weeks Break)

DateDay of the WeekEvent
May 1stSundayLabor Day Holiday. USIU Offices are closed.
May 2ndMondayLabor Day Holiday. USIU Offices are closed.
May 3rdTuesdayHostels Open for New Student Check In, Spring 2016 Grades due in the Registrar’s Office
May 3rd - May 6thTuesday - FridayUndergraduate student Orientation Placement Tests[Parent Orientation ,Registration]
May 8thSundayHostels Open for Continuing Students Check In
May 9thMonday INSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR SUMMER SEMESTER 2016
May 16thMondayLast Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 90% Refund Last Day to Register for Classes Without Paying Late Fee. Add /drop fee of Ksh.500 begin
May 17thTuesdayLate Registration Fee of Kshs. 2000 Assessed.
May 20thFridayLast Day for Late Registration and Course Addition. Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 75% Refund (no more partial refund on dropped courses after this date) Last Day for Payment of Fees Last Day to get Financial Clearance to Attend SUMMER SEMESTER 2016
June 1stWednesdayMADARAKA DAY. Holiday observed. USIU Offices Are Closed.No Classes
June 20th – June 25thMonday - SaturdayMID-TERM EXAM WEEK
June 27thMondayLast Day to WITHDRAW from Classes
July 1stFridayUndergraduate and Graduate(All Majors) Application Deadline for Fall 2016 Semester
July 4thMondayU.S. Independence Day(Holiday).Offices Are Closed. No Classes
July 8thFridayMath and English Placement tests
July 15thFridayIST Placement test(2nd Sitting)
July 18th - July 29thMonday – FridayPre-Registration for FALL SEMESTER 2016 (Undergraduate)
August 1stMondayPre-Registration For FALL SEMESTER 2016 Doctorate & Graduate Web Registration for all Continues Through September 16th 2016
August 6th SaturdayINSTRUCTION FOR SUMMER SEMESTER 2016 ENDS
August 8th - August 13th Monday - SaturdayFINAL EXAMS
August 14thSundayCheck-Out of Hostels
August 15th - August 19thMonday - FridayGraduation Preparation Week
August 20thSaturday Graduation / Commencement Day

Summer Semester 2016 Academic Recess – August 14th – September 4th 2016 (3 Weeks Break)

DateDay of the WeekEvent
August 26thFridayGraduate orientation and registration
August 29th MondayHostels Open for New Student Check In
August 29th MondaySummer 2016 Grades Due in the Registrar’s Office
August 29th - 2nd SeptemberMonday - FridayUndergraduate Student Orientation [Placement Tests,Parents’ Orientation, Registration]
September 4thSundayHostels Open for Continuing Students Check In
5th September MondayINSTRUCTION BEGINS FOR FALL SEMESTER 2016
September 12thMondayLast Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 90% Refund Last Day to Register for Classes without Being Charged late fee. Add/Drop fee of ksh.500 begins.
September 13thTuesdayLate Registration Fee of kshs 2000.00 Assessed
September 16thFridayLast Day for Late Registration and Course Addition .Last Day to Drop a Course and Receive a 75% Refund(no more partial refund on dropped courses after this date) Last Day for Payment of Fees Last Day to get Financial Clearance to Attend Fall Semester 2015
September 23rdFridayFreida Brown Day
September 30thFridayundergraduate and Graduate (MBA) Admission Application Deadline for Spring 2017
October 20thThursdayMashujaa Day (Holiday).USIU Offices Are Closed. No Classes
October 17th – October 22nd Monday - SaturdayMID-TERM EXAM WEEK
October 24thMondayLast Day to WITHDRAW from Classes
November 4thFridayEnglish and Math Placement Tests
November 11thFridayIST Placement Test(2nd Sitting)
November 14th - November 25thMonday - FridayPre-Registration for Spring Semester 2017 (Undergraduate)
November 28thMondayPre-Registration for Spring Semester 2017 Doctorate & Graduate Web Registration Continues Through January 23rd 2017
December 3rdFridayINSTRUCTION FOR FALL SEMESTER 2016 ENDS
December 5th – December 10thMonday - SaturdayFinal Exam Week
December 11thSundayCheck-Out of Hostels. Academic Recess Begins
December 12thMondayJamhuri Day (Holiday) USIU Offices Are Closed.
December 14thWednesdayGraduate & Doctorate Student Orientation and Registration for Spring 2017
December 16thFridayUniversity Closes for Holidays

Fall Semester 2016 Academic Recess –December 11th – January 8th 2017 (4 Weeks break)

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