August 10. That's insane.
No, that's criminally insane.
The University Council will vote on the Fall 2017 start as seen here (auto download PDF, so don't click on it unless ya want to). The 2016-2017 academic year (this coming Fall) will break the previous record by starting on the 11th, which is too friggin early. The 10th, even worse. I've written of this before, but I've recreated the table from the post to include the new (proposed) data. See below.
At this rate, if the trend continues, we'll soon begin Fall Semester in July.
Oh ... this just hit me. This coming Fall we start on a Thursday (stupid) and Fall 2017 we also start on a Thursday (still stupid). That may explain the early times.
It's still stupid to start on a Thursday.