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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar includes the start and end of each semester, holidays and breaks, registration dates, deadlines for course adjustments, and important events, such as Commencement, Finals, and the annual Academic Symposium.

Dates subject to change

Fall Semester 2017

Winter 2017–18 

  • December 18 (M) 
    Classes Start
  • December 23–January 1 (Sat–Mon) 
    Christmas Break
  • January 2 (T) 
    Classes Resume
  • January 15 (M) 
    Classes End

Spring Semester 2018 

  • January 6 (F)
    Last Day for Seniors to apply for August 2018 Graduation 
  • January 15 (M)
    Residence Halls Open at Noon/Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday 
  • January 16 (T)
    All Classes begin (8:15am) 
  • January 24 (W)
    Last Day to Add or Drop a course or Declare Audit 
  • February 25 – March 4 (Sun – Sun)
    Semester Break (no classes) 
  • March 1 (Th)
    Last Day for Seniors to apply for December 2018 Graduation 
  • March 4 (Sun)
    Residence Halls open at noon
  • March 5 (M)
    All Classes resume 
  • March 14 (W)
    Semester Midpoint 
  • March 26 (M)
    Graduate student registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins 
  • March 28 (W)
    Residence Halls close at 10:00am 
  • March 28 – April 2 (W – M)
    Easter Holiday Break (after last class on March 27) (no classes) 
  • April 2 (M)
    Residence Halls Open at noon 
  • April 3 (T)
    All Classes resume 
  • April 3 (T)
    Senior priority registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins 
  • April 5 (Th)
    Junior priority registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins 
  • April 9 (M)
    Sophomore priority registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins 
  • April 11 (W)
    Last day to Withdraw from a full term (15 week) course * 
  • April 12 (Th)
    Freshman priority registration for Summer/Fall 2018 begins 
  • April 24 (T)
    Arts, Research, & Scholarship Symposium (no classes) 
  • May 1 (T)
    First day for Undergraduates to apply for May 2019 graduation 
  • May 7 (M)
    Last Day of Classes & Last Day to Declare Pass/Fail 
  • May 8 –12 (T – Sat)
    Final Examinations 
  • May 13 (Sun)
    Residence Halls close at 10am 
  • May 14-20 (Mon – Sun)
    Senior Week Activities 
  • May 19 (Sat)
    Commencement Mass 
  • May 20 (Sun)
    Commencement Exercises; Conferral Date for Spring Graduation Cycle  

Summer Sessions 2018 

  • May 21 (M)
    First Day of Summer I and 12-week session 
  • May 28 (M)
    Memorial Day Holiday (no classes) 
  • June 13 (W)
    Last day to withdraw from a Summer I course 
  • June 29 (F)
    Last day of Summer I
  • July 2 (M)
    First Day of Summer II 
  • July 4 (W)
    Independence Day holiday (no classes) 
  • July 12 (Th)
    Last day to withdraw from a Summer 12-week course 
  • July 25 (W)
    Last day to withdraw from a Summer II course 
  • August 10 (F)
    Last day of Summer II and Summer 12-week session 
  • August 17 (F)
    Conferral Date for Summer Graduation Cycle 


*Part of Term Classes have varying Add/Drop and Withdrawal dates; please see the Cavalier Express Center for specific dates for your part of term class. 

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