Academic Calendar

2017–18 Academic Calendar1

Fall 2017

August 19 Saturday New graduate student orientation
August 23-27 Wed-Sun New undergraduate student orientation and welcome weekend
August 25 Friday Transfer student orientation
August 28 Monday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; online classes begin for Fall 1
September 1 Friday Last day for late registration/schedule changes
September 4 Monday Labor Day—university holiday; no classes
September 9 Saturday All Saturday classes begin
September 22 Friday Last day to withdraw from Aug. 28-Oct. 14 classes2
September 23 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
September 29 Friday Yom Kippur—university holiday; no classes
September 30 Saturday No classes
October 9-14 Mon-Sat Midterm examination period for 100-level courses
October 13-15 Fri-Sun Parents & Family Weekend
October 22 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
October 23 Monday Online classes begin for Fall 2
October 25 Wednesday Midterm grades due for 100-level courses
November 3 Friday Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate classes (14-week) with a grade of “W”2
November 3-4 Fri-Sat Alumni Weekend
November 11 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
November 17 Friday Last day to withdraw from Oct. 23-Dec. 9 classes2
Nov 20-25 Mon-Sat No classes
Nov 23-24 Thurs-Fri Thanksgiving holiday—university closed
December 3 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
December 9 Saturday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
December 11-16 Mon-Sat Final examination period—undergraduate and graduate classes
December 18 Monday Final grades due
Dec. 24-Jan. 1 Sun-Mon University closed for Winter Break

January Term 2018

January 2 Tuesday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin
January 15 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day—university holiday; no classes
January 19 Friday Classes end; final examinations
January 22 Monday Final grades due

 Spring 2018

January 13 Saturday New graduate student orientation
January 18-19 Thurs-Fri New undergraduate student orientation
January 22 Monday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; online classes begin Spring 1
January 26 Friday Last day for late registration or schedule changes
January 27 Saturday Saturday classes begin
February 9 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Jan. 22-March 10 classes2
March 4 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
March 5-10 Mon-Sat Midterm examination period for 100-level courses
March 12-17 Mon-Sat Undergraduate and graduate spring recess
March 19 Monday Online classes begin Spring 2
March 21 Wednesday Midterm grades due for 100-level courses
March 24-25 Sat-Sun Admitted Student Days
March 29 Thursday Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate classes (14-week) with a grade of “W”2
March 30 Friday Good Friday—university holiday; no classes
April 13 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from March 19-May 5 classes2
April 28 Saturday Undergraduate Award Ceremony
May 5 Saturday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
May 7-12 Mon-Sat Final examination period—undergraduate and graduate classes
May 12 Saturday Graduate Commencement
May 13 Sunday Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Commencement and School of Law Commencement
May 14 Monday Final grades due
May 19-20 Sat-Sun Undergraduate Commencement
May 21 Monday New graduate student orientation
May 28 Monday Memorial Day—university holiday; no classes
June 3 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
June 7-8 Thurs-Fri New student orientation, session one
June 11-12 Mon-Tues New student orientation, session two
June 13 Wednesday Transfer student orientation
June 14-15 Thurs-Fri New student orientation, session three
June 18-19 Mon-Tues New student orientation, session four

Summer Term 2018

Summer I
May 21–June 22 (5 weeks) Mon-Fri
May 21–July 6 (7 weeks) Mon-Fri
May 28 Monday Memorial Day–university holiday; no classes
July 4 Wednesday Independence Day–university holiday; no classes
Summer II
July 9-August 10 (5 weeks) Mon-Fri
July 9-August 24 (7 weeks) Mon-Fri

2018–19 Academic Calendar1

Fall 2018

August 18 Saturday New graduate student orientation
August 22-26 Wed-Sun New undergraduate student orientation and welcome weekend
August 24 Friday Transfer student orientation
August 27 Monday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; online classes begin for Fall 1
August 31 Friday Last day for late registration/schedule changes
September 3 Monday Labor Day—university holiday; no classes
September 8 Saturday All Saturday classes begin
September 19 Wednesday Yom Kippur—university holiday; no classes
September 21 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Aug. 27-Oct. 13 classes2
September 22 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
October 8-13 Mon-Sat Midterm examination period for 100-level courses
October 21 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
October 22 Monday Online classes begin for Fall 2
October 24 Wednesday Midterm grades due for 100-level courses
November 2 Friday Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate classes (14-week) with a grade of “W”2
November 10 Saturday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
November 16 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Oct. 23-Dec. 8 classes2
Nov 19-24 Mon-Sat No classes
Nov 22-23 Thurs-Fri Thanksgiving holiday—university closed
December 2 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
December 8 Saturday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
Dec 10-15 Mon-Sat Final examination period—undergraduate and graduate classes
December 17 Monday Final grades due
Dec. 24-Jan. 1 Mon-Tue University closed for Winter Break

January Term 2019

January 2 Wednesday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin
January 18 Friday Classes end; final examinations
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day—university holiday; no classes3
January 22 Tuesday Final grades due

 Spring 2019

January 12 Saturday New graduate student orientation
January 17-18 Thurs-Fri New undergraduate student orientation
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King Jr. Day–university holiday; no classes3
January 22 Tuesday Undergraduate and graduate classes begin; online classes begin Spring 1
January 26 Saturday Saturday classes begin
January 28 Monday Last day for late registration or schedule changes
February 15 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from Jan. 22-March 9 classes2
March 3 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
March 4-9 Mon-Sat Midterm examination period for 100-level courses
March 11-16 Mon-Sat Undergraduate and graduate spring recess
March 18 Monday Online classes begin Spring 2
March 20 Wednesday Midterm grades due for 100-level courses
March 29 Friday Last day to withdraw from undergraduate and graduate classes (14-week) with a grade of “W”2
March 30-31 Sat-Sun Admitted Student Days
April 5 Friday Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W" from March 18-May 4 classes2
April 19 Friday Good Friday—university holiday; no classes3
April 27 Saturday Undergraduate Award Ceremony
May 4 Saturday Undergraduate and graduate classes end
May 6-11 Mon-Sat Final examination period—undergraduate and graduate classes
May 11 Saturday Graduate Commencement3
May 12 Sunday Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and School of Law Commencement3
May 13 Monday Final grades due
May 18-19 Sat-Sun Undergraduate Commencement3
May 20 Monday New graduate student orientation
May 27 Monday Memorial Day—university holiday; no classes3
June 2 Sunday Open House for prospective undergraduate students
June 6-7 Thurs-Fri New student orientation, session one
June 10-11 Mon-Tues New student orientation, session two
June 12 Wednesday Transfer student orientation
June 13-14 Thurs-Fri New student orientation, session three
June 17-18 Mon-Tues New student orientation, session four

Summer Term 2019

Summer I
May 20–June 21 (5 weeks) Mon-Fri
May 20–July 5 (7 weeks) Mon-Fri
May 27 Monday Memorial Day–university holiday; no classes3
July 4 Thursday Independence Day–university holiday; no classes3
Summer II
July 8-August 9 (5 weeks) Mon-Fri
July 9-August 23 (7 weeks) Mon-Fri
1

Excludes School of Law and School of Medicine

2

For further details, see Withdrawal from a Course.

3

Tentative

The university reserves the right to revise this calendar.