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Academic Calendar

First Semester 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Labor Day September 7 (M) September 5 (M) September 4 (M)
Instruction begins September 2 (W) September 6 (T) September 6 (W)
Thanksgiving recess November 26–29 (R–N) November 24–27 (R–N) November 23–26 (R–N)
Last class day December 15 (T) December 15 (R) December 13 (W)
Exams begin December 17 (R) December 17 (S) December 15 (F)
Exams end December 23 (W) December 23 (F) December 21 (R)
Commencement December 20 (N) December 18 (N) December 17 (N)
Last day grades in December 29 (T) December 29 (R) December 29 (F)

Second Semester 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 18 (M) January 16 (M) January 15 (M)
Instruction begins January 19 (T) January 17 (T) January 23 (T)
Spring recess March 19–27 (S–N) March 18–26 (S–N) March 24–April 1 (S–N)
Classes resume March 28 (M) March 27 (M) April 2 (M)
Last class day May 6 (F) May 4 (R) May 4 (F)
Exams begin May 8 (N) May 6 (S) May 6 (N)
Exams end May 14 (S) May 12 (F) May 11 (F)
Commencement weekend May 13–15 (F–N May 12–14 (F–N) May 11–12 (F–S)
Last day grades in May 20 (F) May 18 (R) May 17 (R)

Summer Sessions 2015–2016 2016–2017 2017–2018
Memorial Day May 30 (M) May 29 (M) May 28 (M)
3-week session May 23 (M) May 30 (T) May 29 (T)
4-week session n/a May 15 (M) May 21 (M)
8-week session
June 13 (M) June 19 (M) June 18 (M)
8-week session ends August 5 (F) August 11 (F) August 10 (F)

Religious Observances Policy. In accordance with regent and faculty policy, faculty are asked not to schedule mandatory exercises on days when religious observances may cause substantial numbers of students to be absent from the university. Some religions mark observances over multiple days, which may begin at sunset on the day preceding the posted date(s) of the holiday. For a listing, though not exhaustive, of religious holidays, see the Interfaith Calendar. Any student with a conflict between an academic requirement and any religious observance must be given an alternative means of meeting the academic requirement. A student’s claim of a religious conflict, which may include travel time, should be accepted at face value.

For detailed information about the academic calendar, see this link.

Days: M Monday; T Tuesday; W Wednesday; R Thursday; F Friday; S Saturday; N Sunday.

The Academic Calendar is subject to change.