Academic Calendar

2014-2015 Academic Year


Fall 2014                    

Regular Registration Begins March 31
New Student OrientationAugust 21-24 
Transfer Student Orientation August 23
First Day of Classes August 25
Labor DaySeptember 1; University closed
Last Day of Drop/Add September 3 (5:00 pm)
Graduation Application Deadline October 1
Midterm October 16
Long Weekend October 17-18
Last Day to Withdraw October 31 (5:00 pm)
Thanksgiving Break November 26 (at noon for students) -30; University closed November 27-30
Last Day of Classes December 8
Exams December 6, 9-12
Exam Makeup Day December 13 
December Graduation Date December 14; no commencement ceremony

Spring 2015                                                                               

Regular Registration BeginsNovember 3
Transfer Student OrientationJanuary 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
January 19; University closed
First Day of ClassesJanuary 20
Last Day of Drop/AddJanuary 28 (5:00 pm)
Graduation Application DeadlineMarch 1
Spring BreakMarch 2-8
MidtermMarch 13
Last Day to Withdraw
March 27 (5:00 pm)
Easter Break
April 2-6; University closed April 3-5
Last Day of ClassesMay 11
ExamsMay 9, 12-15
Exam Makeup DayMay 16
May Graduation Date May 17 
Wisconsin Commencement CeremonyMay 17 
Minnesota Commencement CeremonyJune 7

Summer 2015          

Registration BeginsMarch 30
First Day of Summer Term May 18 
Memorial DayMay 25; University closed
Independence Day BreakJuly 3; University closed
Last day to withdraw Prior to 2/3 point of class
August graduation application deadlineAugust 15
Last day of Summer TermAugust 15
August Graduation DateAugust 21; no commencement ceremony

Note: Date ranges are inclusive.

2014-2015 Academic Calendar (PDF format)

2015-2016 Academic Calendar (PDF format)

2016-2017 Academic Calendar (PDF format)

2017-2018 Academic Calendar (PDF format)

The University reserves the right to make changes to the calendars at any time.