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2018-2023 Academic Calendar

The academic calendar is approved by the Deans of the colleges within the university.

Start dates, end dates, and breaks within the semester may vary by program. Certain clinical courses within some professional programs may overlap semesters. 
The dates shown for orientation, drop/add, state and federal holidays and commencement are valid throughout the university. 

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Fall 2018

Fall 2019

Fall 2020

Fall 2021

Fall 2022

University Orientation

Aug 14

Aug 14

Aug 14

Aug 13

Aug 12

Fall Semester Begins

Aug 15

Aug 15

Aug 17

Aug 16

Aug 15

Last Day for Drop/Add

Aug 29

Aug 29

Aug 31

Aug 30

Aug 29

Labor Day (campus closed)

Sept 3

Sept 3

Sept 7

Sept 6

Sept 5

Election Day (no classes scheduled)Nov 6-Nov 3-Nov 8

Research day (no classes scheduled)

Nov 2

Nov 1

Nov 6

Nov 5

Nov 4

Thanksgiving (campus closed)

Nov 22-23

Nov 28-29

Nov 26-27

Nov 25-26

Nov 24-25

Christmas (campus closed)

Dec 24-26

Dec 24-26

Dec 24-28

Dec 24-28

Dec 23-27

Fall Semester Ends

Dec 31

Dec 31

Dec 31

Dec 31

Dec 30

      
 

Spring 2019

Spring 2020

Spring 2021

Spring 2022

Spring 2023

Spring Semester Begins

Jan 2

Jan 2

Jan 4

Jan 4

Jan 3

Interprofessional DayJan 11Jan 10Jan 8Jan 14Jan 13

Last Day for Drop Add

Jan 17

Jan 10

Jan 19

Jan 19

Jan 18

Dr. Martin Luther King Day (campus closed)

Jan 21

Jan 20

Jan 18

Jan 17

Jan 16

Spring Semester Ends

Apr 30

Apr 30

Apr 30

Apr 29

Apr 28

Commencement

May 18

May 16

May 22

May 21

May 20

      
 

Summer 2019

Summer 2020

Summer 2021

Summer 2022

Summer 2023

University Orientation

Apr 30

Apr 30

Apr 30

Apr 30

Apr 28

Summer Semester BeginsMay 1May 1May 3May 2May 1

Last Day for Drop/Add

May 15

May 15

May 17

May 16

May 15

Memorial Day (campus closed)

May 27

May 25

May 31

May 30

May 29

Independence Day (campus closed)

Jul 4

Jul 3

Jul 5

Jul 4

Jul 4

Summer Semester Ends

Aug 14

Aug 14

Aug 14

Aug 12

Aug 14

      
 
 
      
Last published:12/08/2017 1:28 PM
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