University Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Fall semester 2016 2017 2018
Orientation/Fall Welcome (Wed.-Mon.) Aug. 17-22

Aug. 23-28

Aug. 22-27
Convocation and Family Welcome (Thurs.) Aug. 18 Aug. 24 Aug. 23
Fall classes begin (Mon.) Aug. 22 Aug. 28 Aug. 27
Mass of the Holy Spirit (No classes between 11 a.m. and noon) (Thurs.) Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Aug. 30
Labor Day (Mon.) Sept. 5 Sept. 4 Sept. 3
Official fall census Sept. 15

Sept. 12

Sept. 10

Fall mid-term exams (Mon.-Sat.) Oct. 10-15 Oct. 16-21 Oct. 15-20
Fall Break Oct. 17-18 Oct. 23-24 Oct. 22-23
Fall mid-term grades due by 5 p.m. (Tues.) Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Oct. 23
Fall mid-term conferral date Oct. 21 Oct. 27 Oct. 20
Make a Difference Day (Sat.) Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 27
Memorial Mass for the Deceased of the University Nov. 2 Nov. 2 Nov. 2
Thanksgiving break (Wed.-Sat.) Nov. 23-26 Nov. 22-25 Nov. 21-24
Fall classes end (Mon.) Dec. 5 Dec. 11 Dec. 10
Fall study day (Tues.) Dec. 6 Dec. 12 Dec. 11
Fall final exams (Wed.-Tues.) Dec. 7-13 Dec. 13-19 Dec. 12-18
Fall Commencement Dec. 9 Dec. 15 Dec. 14
Fall final grades due by 5 p.m. (Thurs.) Dec. 15 Dec. 21 Dec. 20
Fall degree conferral (Sat.) Dec. 17 Dec. 23 Dec. 22
Spring semester 2017 2018 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Mon.) Jan. 16 Jan. 15 Jan. 21
Spring classes begin Jan. 17 Jan. 16 Jan. 14
Official spring census Feb. 9

 Jan. 29

Jan. 28

Spring mid-term exams (Mon.-Sat) March 6-11 March 5-10 March 4-9
Spring break (Mon.-Sat.) March 13-18 March 12-17 March 11-16
Spring mid-term grades due by 5 p.m. (Tues.) March 14 March 13 March 12
Spring mid-term conferral date March 17  March 16 March 15

Easter break

  • Holy Thursday: No undergraduate day or evening classes. All other classes will be held.
  • Good Friday: Official University Holiday.  No classes.
  • Easter Monday: No undergraduate day classes.  All other classes will be held. Evening classes will be held after 5 p.m.
April 13-17  March 29-April 2 April 18-22
Spring classes end (Mon.) May 8 May 7 May 6
Spring study day (Tues.) May 9 May 8 May 7
Spring final exams (Wed-Tues.) May 10-16 May 9-15 May 8-14
Spring final grades due by 5 p.m. (Thurs.) May 18 May 17 May 16
Spring Commencement (Sat.) May 20 May 19 May 18
Spring degree conferral (Sat.) May 20 May 19 May 18
Summer semester 2017 2018 2019
First three, four, six, eight and twelve-week session classes begin (Mon.) May 22 May 21 May 20
Memorial Day (Mon.) - No classes May 29 May 28 May 27
Second eight-week session classes begin (Mon.)
June 19 June 18 June 17
Summer degree conferral No. 1 (Wed.) June 14 June 20 June 19
Second six-week session classes begin
July 3 July 2 July 1
Summer degree conferral No. 2 (Wed.) July 5 July 5 July 3
Fourth of July - No classes July 4 July 4 July 4
Second four-week session classes begin July 17 July 16 July 15
Summer degree conferral No. 3 (Wed.) Aug. 2 July 18 July 17
Second three-week session classes begin July 24 July 23 July 22
Summer degree conferral No. 4 (Wed.) Aug. 16 Aug. 15 Aug. 14

 Printable versions of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic calendars are available for download.