Important Dates for Faculty and Staff

Important 2016-2017 Dates 

Date Time Location Description
Friday, August 26 9:30am E. Turner Stump Theatre Dean's Welcome to CoTA Students 
Friday, August 26 10:30am MACC University Convocation
Friday, August 26 12:00pm-3:00pm Wright-Curtis Theatre FYE Meeting (Freshmen Students)
Friday, August 26 6:00pm Eric's House  Back to School Party (906 Myrtle Ave, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221)
Saturday, August 27 2:00pm-6:00pm Dance Studios Dance Entrance Auditions
Monday, August 29     Fall Semester Classes Begin
Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30   Center for the Performing Arts Fall Main Stage Theatre Auditions. See callboard for more information.
Wednesday, August 31     Callbacks for Irena's Vow
Thursday, September 1     Callbacks for Into the Woods
Thursday, September 1 5:15pm E. Turner Stump Theatre Majors and Minors Meeting 
Thursday, September 1 7:00pm EZ Theatre Dance Majors Meeting
Thursday, September 1     Callbacks for Into the Woods
Friday, September 2 5:15pm Studio D123 Dance '16: Elements in Motion auditions
Friday, September 2     Deadline for graduate students to apply for December graduation
Friday, September 2 5:00pm   All TT Reappointment Files due on FlashFolio
Friday, September 2     Capstone proposal deadline
Friday, September 2 (before 4:30pm)   Last day to register for fall Theatre and Dance classes
Monday, September 5     Labor Day - University Closed
Tuesday, September 6 5:15pm Scene Shop Meeting for all students interested in Design & Technology or Stage Management
Friday, September 9 2:30-4:30pm EZ Theatre Sundaes on Friday CoTA Student Mixer
Friday, September 9 - Monday, September 12     Armstrong Visiting Artist – Jeanne Mam-Luft & Co. in residence
Sunday, September 11     Last Day to Drop any classes before a grade of W given
Thursday, September 15     Undergraduate application deadline for May 2016 graduation
September 15-17   Richmond, VA NASD Annual Meeting
Friday, September 16 1:15pm-2:45pm EZ Theatre Student Production Training - Mandatory for ALL Black Box Series show directors
Thursday, September 22 3 – 6pm Risman Plaza Fall for the Arts – Africa Fest
Friday, September 23     BFA/SDF Choreography Proposals Due
Friday, September 23     Dance@Kent: Preparing for College Dance Auditions
Saturday, September 24     Kent Creativity Festival
Sunday, September 25 2:00pm E. Turner Stump Theatre The Cradle Will Rock
Saturday, October 1     Kent State Homecoming
Monday, October 3 6:30pm Studio D123 Spring 2016 BFA Dance Concert Auditions
October 3-14     Dance Major/Minor Advising Week
Thursday, October 6     University Libraries Legacy Scholarship Dinner
October 6-10     NEDO Conference – Arlington, VA
Saturday, October 8   E. Turner Stump Theatre Schroth Visiting Artist Series presents Martha Graham Dance
Wednesday, October 12     On-site Theatre Screening Auditions
Friday, October 14 7:30pm Wright-Curtis Theatre Opening Night of Irena's Vow
Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18 7:30pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Black Box Series Production #1
Tuesday, October 18     Midterm Grades Due (by11:59pm)
Wednesday, October 19     Discover Theatre Day for Prospective Students
Wednesday, October 19     Midterm Grades Available for Freshmen
Wednesday, October 19 6:30pm   Student Dance Festival Auditions
October 17-21     Graduate Student Academic Advising
Friday, October 21     Theatre Advising Day
October 25-28     NAMT Festival – New York City
Wednesday, October 26 TBD Wright-Curtis Theatre Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, October 28 6:30pm Studio D123 Student Dance Festival Auditions
Friday, November 4 7:30pm E. Turner Stump Theatre Opening Night of Into the Woods
Sunday, November 6     Daylight Savings Time Ends
Sunday, November 6     Last Day to Withdraw from Classes
Monday, November 7 and Tuesday, November 7 7:30pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Black Box Series 
Friday, November 11     Veteran's Day – University Closed
Saturday, November 12     BFA Musical Theatre Auditions
Monday, November 14 and Tuesday, November 15 7:30pm EZ Theatre Black Box Series Production #3
Wednesday, November 16     Discover Theatre Day for Prospective Students
Sunday, November 19 9:30am – 5:30pm Studio D123 Dance Program Auditions
November 19-22     Auditions for Kiss Me, Kate and Macbeth
Wednesday, November 23     Classes end at Noon – Thanksgiving Recess
November 24-25     Thanksgiving – University Closed
Wednesday, November 30 By 5:00pm   Spring Student Production Applications Due
Friday, December 2 7:30pm E. Turner Stump Theatre Opening Night – Dance '16: Elements in Motion
Friday, December 9     Last Day of Classes
December 12-16     Final Exams
Thursday, December 15     Graduation Application Deadline for Augut 2017 for undergraduates
December 16-17     Commencement
Tuesday, December 20 by 11:59pm   Final Grades Due
December 23-31     University Closed
Friday, January 13 9:00am-3:00pm   School Retreat
January 14-15     North Central Auditions
Monday, January 16     Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – University Closed
Tuesday, January 17     Spring Classes Begin
Thursday, January 19     NTT 3rd and 6th Year files due to Flashfolio
Thursday, January 19 5:15pm E. Turner Stump Theatre Majors/Minors Meeting
Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 7:30pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Black Box Series Production #4
Saturday, February 18     Dance Program Auditions
Friday, February 24 7:30 E. Turner Stump Theatre Opening Night of Kiss Me, Kate
March 1-5     SETC – Lexington, KY
Friday, March 3     Roe Green Guest Artist Dinner and Reception
March 3-4     BFA Musical Theatre Auditions
Sunday, March 12     Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 16-18     NAST's Annual Meeting
Friday, March 17 7:30pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Opening Night of BFA Dance Concert
Sunday, March 19 2:00pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Opening of Student Dance Festival
Friday, March 24 - Wednesday, March 29     Hosting: American College Dance Festival Conference
March 27-28     BFA Musical Theatre Showcase – New York City
March 27 - April 2     Spring Break
April 7-9 7:30pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Student Theatre Festival
Saturday, April 8     Dance Program Auditions
Friday, April 21 7:30pm Wright-Curtis Theatre Opening Night of Macbeth
Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25 7:30pm Erdmann-Zucchero Theatre Black Box Series Production #5
Thursday, May 4     Remembrance Day (No Classes from 12:00pm to 2:00pm)
Friday, May 5     Spring Classes End
Friday, May 5     APO Banquet
Saturday, May 13     Spring Commencement