a.  The Academic Calendar of each state university shall provide for an academic year minimally consisting of two sixteen week semesters totaling no fewer than 146 instructional days plus five final exam days each semester.

b.  Each state university shall file a three-year Academic Calendar adhering to holidays and breaks approved by the Board.  Each state university shall follow the calendar as approved by the Board.  Any deviation for reasons other than natural disasters or national emergencies must have prior approval of the Board.  

c.  The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Board shall have the authority to approve or deny non-substantive revisions to Board-approved three-year calendars and shall periodically report these changes to the Board.