The academic calendar formally indicates the last day of classes. Faculty may not schedule classes after the last official day of classes. University sanctioned Reading Days are incorporated into the university calendar in an effort to provide students with additional preparation time before the commencement of final examination week. Final examinations, including take home finals, comprehensive examinations or projects, may not be assigned or due on a university-sanctioned Reading Days or the last day of classes, as published in the catalog. Reading Days apply to 16-week courses only. Reading Days do not apply to classes that meet on Saturday. Classes scheduled on Saturday may meet after the scheduled reading days to meet contact hour requirements.