Student Leader Resources

Upcoming Student Organization Events

Important Dates & Holidays

JANUARY

5th OPT II Clinic Orientation and White Coat Ceremony Friday

8th All classes, labs, clinics, and externships begin Monday

15th Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (UEI and federal externships) Monday

20th-21st OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

FEBRUARY

7th-13th OPT I Exam Week I Wednesday thru Tuesday 

22nd-25th TOA Convention UEI clinics closed Friday, February 23, but classes and labs meet as scheduled

TBD  OPT IV & OPT III Benedict Professor Lecture Saturday (A.M. for OPT IV & P.M. for OPT III)

MARCH

12th-16th Spring Break Monday thru Friday

19-23rd No OPT 3 classes or labs; OPT 3 clinics will remain open Monday thru Friday

20th-23rd NBEO Part I (ABS) Exam Tuesday thru Friday (test is now a single day; students excused from clinics day before and day of their scheduled exam day)

21st-27th OPT I Exam Week II Wednesday thru Tuesday

24th-25th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

APRIL

7th Spring Awards Banquet Saturday

8th UHCOpen House Sunday

APRIL
MAY

23th-2rd Final Exams Friday thru Monday

29th-3rd ARVO Sunday thru Thursday

MAY

11th or 12th Convocation Friday or Saturday

AUGUST

          18th First Year Orientation Friday

          21st All clinics, externships, classes, and labs begin Monday

          26-27th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

SEPTEMBER

          4th Labor Day Holiday Monday

         16th OPT III & Externship Preceptors Meeting Saturday

          20-26th OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #1 Wednesday thru Tuesday

OCTOBER

          2nd OPT IV Benedict Professor Lecture Monday evening

          7-8th OPT III Clinical Medicine Course Saturday and Sunday

          10-13th OPT III & IV Classes and Clinics Cancelled for American Academy of
          Optometry Tuesday thru Friday (does not apply to all externship sites)

          11-14th American Academy of Optometry Wednesday thru Saturday

          20-22nd OPT III KMK NBEO Review Course Weekend #1 Friday P.M.-Sunday
          No OPT III Clinics Friday afternoon only. All Friday morning clinics operate as
          scheduled.

          25-31st OPT I & OPT II Exam Week #2 Wednesday thru Tuesday

          28-29th OPT IV Practice Management Class Saturday and Sunday

NOVEMBER

         4th OPT II Mock Competency for Pre-Clinical Practicum Saturday

         18-19th OPT III KMK NBEO Review Course Weekend #2 Saturday and Sunday

         20th OPT II Pre-Clinical Practicum – No classes, clinics, or labs Monday (does
          not apply to externship students)

         22-24th Thanksgiving Holiday Wednesday thru Friday (externship students will
          have to verify exact days with their site.)

DECEMBER

         1st All externships, classes, labs, and clinics end Friday

         4th-13th Final Exams Monday thru Wednesday

         5 or 7th NBEO Part II (PAM) Tuesday or Thursday (OPT IV students select one)