Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Apr 16, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Plainview Campus 2023-2024 Academic Calendar


Summer 2023 8-Week Session

Oct. 31, 2022 - May 28, 2023 WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session Registration begins 2:00 pm CT for all students
  Plainview campus Summer 8-Week Session Registration
May 28 Plainview campus and WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session Registration ends
  Residence Halls open for new students, 5:00 pm
May 29 Plainview campus and WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session begins
  Dining Hall opens, 11:30 am
 
First of two tuition and fees payments due for Summer 8-Week Session
  Memorial Day Holiday; Classes will meet, Offices closed
  National SAT Test
June 5 Last day to drop or withdraw without record/Census Date
June 10 National ACT test
June 15 Deadline for making Application for Graduation for July posting date
June 16 New Pioneer Orientation and Registration for Fall Plainview 16-Week Term; new and transfer students
June 23 Deadline for Transfer and Assessed Credit for July posting date
June 29
Second of two tuition and fees payments due for Summer 8-Week Session
June 30 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “W”
July 4 Independence Day; No classes, Offices closed
July 14 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “WP/WF”
  New Pioneer Orientation and Registration for Fall Plainview 16-Week Term; new and transfer students
July 15 National ACT Test
July 22 Plainview campus and WBUonline Summer 8-Week Sessions end
  Residence Halls close, 5:00 pm
  Summer Graduation Posting date only
July 25 Grade posting deadline for face-to-face Summer 8-Week Session
  WBUonline grade posting deadline for Summer 8-Week Session

Fall 2023 16-Week Term

Apr. 3 - Aug. 6 WBUonline Fall 1st & 2nd 8-Week Sessions Registration for all students
Apr. 3 WBUonline Fall 1st & 2nd 8-Week Sessions Registration begins 2:00 pm CT for all students
Aug. 6 WBUonline Fall 1st 8-Week Session Registration ends
  WBUonline Fall 2nd 8-Week Session Registration continues for all students
Aug. 7 WBUonline Fall 1st 8-Week Session begins
Aug. 8 Clinical Teacher Orientation
Aug. 9-10 Faculty/Staff Development
Aug. 11 Koinonia Registration begins, 8:00 am
  Residence Hall move in for Koinonia attendees begins, 8:00 am
  Faculty Assembly Meeting, 1:30 pm
  Koinonia begins, 5:00 pm
Aug. 12 Koinonia continues
Aug. 13 Residence Halls open for new and returning students, 1:00 pm
  Dining Hall opens, 11 am
Aug. 14 ACT Residual Test, 9:00 am
  Koinonia continues
  Clinical Teaching first rotation begins
Aug. 15 Registration for all students not pre-enrolled for Plainview Fall 16-Week Term continues
  Placement testing for new and transfer students
  New Pioneer Orientation & Registration
  Mandatory Conduct, Cleary Act and Title IX Training; All New Students; All Residential Students - Harral Auditorium
Aug. 16 Plainview Fall 16-Week Term classes begin
  First of four tuition and fees payments due for Fall 16-Week term
  Late Registration for Plainview Fall 16-Week Term begins
  Mandatory Dorm Meetings, 10:00 pm
Aug. 23 Schedule changes for Plainview Fall 16-Week Term ends; 2:00 pm
  Late Registration for New, Transfer and Returning Students not already enrolled continues
Aug. 29 Late Registration ends, 2:00 pm
Aug. 31 Last day to drop without record/Census Day
Sept. 4 Labor Day; No classes; Offices closed
Sept. 9 National ACT Test
Sept. 15 Deadline for making Application for Graduation in December for Plainview Ceremony
Sept. 16 Second of four tuition and fees payments due for Fall 16-Week Term
Sept. 29 Clinical Teaching first rotation ends
  Student status reports due
Sept. 30 WBUonline Fall 1st 8-Week Session ends
Oct. 2 Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
Oct. 8 WBUonline Fall 2nd 8-Week Session Registration ends
Oct. 9 WBUonline Fall 2nd 8-Week Session begins
Oct. 12-13 Student Fall Break: No classes, Offices open
Oct. 16 Third of four tuition and fees payments due for Fall 16-Week Term
Oct. 20 Pioneer Preview
Oct. 21 National ACT Test
Oct. 27 Last day to drop or withdraw with “W”
Oct. 30 Registration for Spring 16-Week Term and May Micro-term begins 8:00 am
  WBUonline Spring 1st, 2nd & Summer 8-Week Sessions Registration begins 2:00 pm CT for all students
Oct. 30, 2023 - Jan. 14, 2024 Spring 1st, 2nd & Summer 8-Week Sessions Registration
Nov. 16 Fourth of four tuition and fees payments due for Fall 16-Week Term
Nov. 17 Last day to drop or withdraw with “WP/WF”
Nov. 21 Dining Hall closes, 6:00 pm
  Residence Halls close, 6:00 pm
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Holiday Begins; No classes, Offices open
Nov. 23 - 24 Thanksgiving Holiday; No classes, Offices closed
Nov. 26 Residence Halls open, 1:00 pm
Nov. 27 Dining Hall opens, 7:30 am
  Classes resume
Nov. 29 Mandatory Dorm Meeting, 10:00 pm
Dec. 1 Friday morning classes meet
  Final exams begin 12:30 pm
  Clinical Teaching second rotation ends
Dec. 1 - Dec. 8 Final Exams
Dec. 2 National SAT Test
Dec. 4 Graduating senior grades due, 12:00 pm
Dec. 8 Final grades due, 12:00 pm
  Incomplete grades due from previous term - all courses
  Dining Hall closes, 1:00 pm
Dec. 9 Graduation, 2:00 pm
  End-of-term Posting Date for 16-Week Fall Term
  Residence Halls close, 5:00 pm
  National ACT Test
  WBUonline Fall 2nd 8-Week Session ends
Dec. 20 - Jan. 2 Christmas Holidays; Offices closed

Final Exam Schedule - Fall 2023/Spring 2024

* Fall 2023 finals will be given December 1st - 8th.

*Spring 2024 finals will be given May 10th - May 17th.

* NO STUDENT MAY TAKE EXAMS EARLY unless otherwise indicated in the academic calendar.

* Faculty will abide by the schedule.

* Examinations will not be given in advance of the scheduled hours listed below. Students should make transportation arrangements which will allow them to meet the examination schedule.

CLASS DAY/TIME Example:

REGULAR CLASSES:
MWF 8:30 am

MWF designates three face-to-face class days
8:30 am designates the start of the class on a typical day

HYBRID CLASSES:
M Hybrid A 6:30 pm

Hybrid A = The first of the possible hybrid times for the specific class start time. This may include courses that meet every week in an abbreviated hour (i.e., 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm) or possibly a full class meeting the first week and then all odd weeks of the term (i.e., weeks 1, 3, 5, etc.)

Hybrid B = The second of the possible hybrid times for a specific class start time. This may include courses that meet every week in an abbreviated hour (i.e., 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm) or possibly a full class meeting starting on the second week of the term and then all even weeks of the term (i.e., weeks 2, 4, 6, etc.)

REGULAR CLASSES:

CLASS DAY/TIME FINAL DATE/TIME
M 6:30 pm Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
         
MWF 8:00 am Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  9:00 am Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  10:00 am Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  12:20 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
         
MF 11:00 am Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
         
MW 12:20 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  1:45 pm Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  3:10 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4:35 pm Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
         
 T 6:30 pm Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
         
 TR 8:00 am Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  9:25 am Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  10:50 am Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  12:20 pm Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  1:45 pm Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  3:10 pm Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:00pm
  4:35 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
         
 R 6:30 pm Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm

HYBRID CLASSES:

CLASS DAY/TIME FINAL DATE/TIME
M Hybrid A 6:30 pm Dec.4/May 13 Monday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
M Hybrid B 6:30 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
         
MW-WF-MF Hybrid 8:00 am Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  9:00 am Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  10:00 am Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  12:20 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
         
M Hybrid 11:00 am Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  12:20 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  1:45 pm Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  3:10 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4:35 pm Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
         
T Hybrid 8:00 am Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  9:25 am Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  10:50 am Dec. 5/ May 14 Tuesday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  12:20 pm Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  1:45 pm Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  3:10 pm Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4:35 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
T Hybrid A 6:30 pm Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
T Hybrid B 6:30 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
         
W Hybrid 12:20 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  1:45 pm Dec. 1/May 10 Friday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  3:10 pm Dec. 4/May 13 Monday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  4:35 pm Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  6:30 pm Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
         
R Hybrid 8:00 am Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 am
  9:25 am Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  10:50 am Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  12:20 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  1:45 pm Dec. 5/May 14 Tuesday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  3:10 pm Dec. 6/May 15 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  4:35 pm Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
         
R Hybrid A 6:30 pm Dec. 7/May 16 Thursday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
R Hybrid B 6:30 pm Dec. 2/May 11 Saturday 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
         
F Hybrid 11:00 am Dec. 8/May 17 Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Spring 2024 16-Week Term

Jan. 3 Offices open
  Registration continues for Spring 16-Week Term, May Micro & Summer Plainview 8-Week Session
Jan. 10 Clinical Teacher Orientation
Jan. 11 Faculty Professional Development
Jan. 14 WBUonline Spring 1st 8-Week Session Registration ends
  WBUonline Spring 2nd & Summer 8-Week Sessions Registration continues for all students
Jan. 15 WBUonline Spring 1st 8-Week Session begins
  Martin Luther King holiday; No classes, Offices closed
Jan. 16 Registration for all students not pre-enrolled for Plainview Spring 16-Week Term continues
  Dining Hall opens, 7:30 am
  ACT Residual Test, 9:00 am
  Residence Halls open for new and returning students, 1:00 pm
  Placement testing for new and transfer students
Jan. 17 Plainview Spring 16-Week Term classes begin
  Late Registration for Plainview Spring 16-Week Term begins
  First of four tuition and fees payments due for Spring 16-Week Term
  Mandatory Dorm Meetings, 10:00 pm
  Clinical Teaching first rotation begins
Jan. 24 Schedule Changes for Plainview Spring 16-Week Term ends; 2:00 pm
  Late Registration for New, Transfer and Returning Students not already enrolled continues
Jan. 30 Late Registration ends, 2:00 pm
Feb. 1 Last day to drop or withdraw without record/Census Date
Feb. 3 National ACT Test
Feb. 5 - 10 Homecoming Week
Feb. 9 - 10 Homecoming
Feb. 15 Deadline for making Application for Graduation in May for Plainview Ceremony
Feb. 17 Second of four tuition and fees payments due for Spring 16-Week Term
Feb. 23 Clinical Teaching first rotation ends
  Pioneer Preview
Feb. 26 Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
Mar. 1 Student status reports due
Mar. 8 Dining Hall closes, 1:00 pm
  Residence Halls close, 5:00 pm
Mar. 9 WBUonline Spring 1st 8-Week Session ends
Mar. 11-15 Student Recess for Spring Break
Mar. 15 Offices closed for Spring Break
Mar. 17 Third of four tuition and fees payments due for Spring 16-Week Term
  Residence Halls open, 1:00 pm
Mar. 18 Dining Hall opens, 7:30 am
  Classes resume
Mar. 24 WBUonline Spring 2nd 8-Week Session Registration ends
Mar. 25 WBUonline Spring 2nd 8-Week Session begins
  Summer 8-Week Session Registration continues for all students
Mar. 29 Good Friday; No classes, Offices closed
Apr. 1 Easter Monday; No classes; Offices closed
Apr. 2 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “W”
Apr. 8 Registration for Plainview Fall 16-Week Term begins 8:00 am
  WBUonline Fall 1st & 2nd 8-Week Sessions Registration begins 2:00 pm CT for all students
Apr. 8 - Aug. 11 Fall 1st & 2nd 8-Week Sessions Registration
Apr. 12 New Pioneer Orientation and Registration for Fall Plainview 16-Week Term; new and transfer students
Apr. 13 National ACT Test
Apr. 17 Fourth of four tuition and fees payments due for Spring 16-Week Term
May 3 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “WF/WP”
  New Pioneer Orientation and Registration for Fall Plainview 16-Week Term; new and transfer students
May 9 Mandatory Dorm Meeting, 10:00 pm
May 10 - May 17 Final Exams
May 10 Friday morning classes meet
  Final Exams begin 12:30 pm
  WBU Fun Day; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  Clinical Teaching second rotation ends
May 13 Graduating senior grades due, 12:00 pm
May 17 Dining Hall closes, 1:00 pm
  Final grades due, 4:00 pm
  Incomplete grades due from previous term - all courses
May 18 Graduation, 2:00 pm
  End-of-term Posting Date for 16-Week Spring Term
  Residence Halls close, 5:00 pm (Housing available for May and Summer sessions)
  WBUonline Spring 2nd 8-Week Session ends

May Microterm 2024

May 20 Registration - May Micro, 8:00 am
  Classes begin, 10:00 am
  Dining Hall opens, 11:30 am
May 21 Late registration ends - May Micro, 5:00 pm
May 23 Last day to drop or withdraw without record/Census date
May 27 Memorial Day; Classes will meet, Offices closed
May 31 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “W”
June 2 WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session Registration ends
June 3 WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session begins
June 5 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “WP/WF”
June 7 Final Exams for May Microterm
  Residence Halls close, 10:00 am
  Final grades due, 4:00 pm
  Last day for May Micro dining hall access

Summer 2024 8-Week Session

Oct. 30, 2023 - June 2, 2024 WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session Registration begins 2:00 pm CT for all students
  Plainview campus Summer 8-Week Session Registration
May 27 Memorial Day Holiday; Offices closed
June 1 National SAT Test
June 2 Plainview campus and WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session Registration ends
  Residence Halls open for new students, 5:00 pm
June 3 Plainview campus and WBUonline Summer 8-Week Session begins
  Dining Hall opens, 11:30 am
 
First of two tuition and fees payments due for Summer 8-Week Session
June 8 National ACT test
June 10 Last day to drop or withdraw without record/Census Date
June 15 New Pioneer Orientation and Registration for Fall Plainview 16-Week Term; new and transfer students
  Deadline for making Application for Graduation for July posting date
July 3
Second of two tuition and fees payments due for Summer 8-Week Session
July 4 Independence Day; No classes, Offices closed
July 5 Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “W”
July 13 National ACT Test
July 19 New Pioneer Orientation and Registration for Fall Plainview 16-Week Term; new and transfer students
  Last day to officially drop or withdraw with “WP/WF”
July 26 Dining Hall closes after lunch is served
July 27 Plainview campus and WBUonline Summer 8-Week Sessions end
  Residence Halls close, 5:00 pm
  Summer Graduation Posting date only
July 30 Grade posting deadline for face-to-face Summer 8-Week Session
  WBUonline grade posting deadline for Summer 8-Week Session