School of Radiography Academic Schedule/Calendar

The School of Radiography is a 24-month program of full-time study. Classes begin in August of even-numbered years. Initially time is spent in the classroom and the radiology department observing; thereafter, the student will be involved in both clinical and classroom studies.

Clinical days are generally from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some of the clinical time is assigned on weekends, usually one Saturday a month for four hours in the morning. On most Thursdays an evening didactic class will be scheduled from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Upon which an early release of noon on Thursday will be done to allow the student personal time in the afternoon before the evening class. Clinical and didactic hours total no more than 40 hours per week.

Vacation/Holidays/Sick Time

Vacation time of 80 hours per year is given to each student. Vacation time must be requested in writing and approved by the Program Director.

The Radiography program honors all hospital-recognized holidays. Students are not assigned to clinic or class on the following holidays:
  • New Years
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving and the day following
  • Christmas
  • Student's Birthday
Students are allowed 10 sick days per year.

Academic Calendar


First Year

Fall 2012 First Trimester
August 27: Classes begin
September 3: Labor day, no classes
November 22-25: Thanksgiving break, no classes
December 24-25: Winter Holiday, no classes
December 26: Classes resume
December 28: First trimester ends (17 weeks)
December 30-January 1: New Years Holiday, no classes

Winter/Spring 2013 Second Trimester
January 2: classes resume, second trimester begins (17 weeks)
April 26: Second trimester ends (17 weeks)

Spring/Summer 2013
April 29: Classes resume, third trimester begins
May 27: Memorial Day, no classes
July 4-7: Independence Day, no classes
July 8: Classes resume
August 23: third trimester ends

Second Year

Fall 2013 First Semester
August 26: First trimester begins
September 2: Labor day, no classes
November 21-24: Thanksgiving Break, no classes
November 25: Classes resume
December 23: First trimester ends (17 weeks)
December 24-January 1: Winter Break, no classes

Winter/Spring 2014 Second Trimester
January 2: Classes resume, second trimester begins (17 weeks)
April 25: Second trimester ends

Spring/Summer 2014
April 28: Classes resume, third trimester begins
May 26: Memorial Day, no classes
July 4: Independence Day, no classes
August 8: Third trimester ends
August 15: Graduation Commencement with Pinning ceremony