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Academic Calendar

Spring 2020

Martin Luther King Day January 20 (University Closed)
First Day of Classes January 21*
Last Day of Drop/Add January 24 at 5 p.m.*
Graduation Application Deadline March 1 for May Conferral
Spring Break March 2-7*
Midterm March 13*
Last Day to Withdraw March 27 at 5 p.m.*
Registration Begins for Fall 2020 March 30
Easter Break April 9-13 (Starting 4/9 for students; Univeristy closed 4/10-4/12)
Last Day of Classes May 11*
Exams May 9, 12-15
Exam Makeup Day May 16* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Commencement Ceremony May 17; Wisconsin Center
Degree Conferral Date May 17



















*Applies to regular 16-week courses



Spring Term Modules

January 13 - April 5 Fist 12-week module
January 27 - April 19 Second 12-week module
February 24 - May 17 Third 12-week module
January 20 - March 15 First 8-week module
March 23 - May 17 Second 8-week module
January 13 - February 23 First 6-week module
February 24 - April 5 Second 6-week module
April 6 - May 17 Third 6-week module
January 27 - February 23 First 4-week module
February 24 - March 22 Second 4-week module
March 23 - April 19 Third 4-week module
Apirl 20 - May 17 Fourth 4-week module
January 13 - January 26 First 2-week module
May 4 - May 17 Second 2-week module

Summer 2020

First Day of Summer Term May 18
Memorial Day May 25 (University Closed)
Independence Day Break July 4 (University Closed)
Last Day to Withdraw Prior to the 2/3 point of class
Graduation Application Deadline August 15 for August Conferral
Last Day of Summer Term August 16
Degree Conferral Date August 21










Summer break is June 29 to July 5 (1 week): This break falls within some of the summer term modules



Summer Term Modules

May 18 - August 16 12-week module
June 1 - August 2 8-week module
May 18 - June 28 First 6-week module
July 6 - August 16 Second 6-week module
June 1 - June 28 First 4-week module
July 6 - August 2 Second 4-week module
August 3 - August 16 2-week module

Fall 2020

First Day of Classes August 24*
Last Day of Drop/Add August 28 at 5 p.m.*
Labor Day September 7 (University Closed)
Graduation Application Deadline October 1 for December Conferral
Stritch Service Day October 1 (Daytime classes cancelled)
Midterm October 15*
Long Weekend October 16-18*
Last Day to Withdraw October 30 at 5 p.m.*
Registration Begins for Spring and Summer 2021 November 2
Thanksgiving Break November 26-November 29 (University Closed)
Last Day of Classes December 7*
Exams December 5, 8-11*
Exam Makeup Day December 12* (Only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
Degree Conferral Date December 20
Holiday Break December 24-January 1 (University Closed)





















*Applies to regular 16-week courses



Fall Term Modules

August 24 - December 13 Traditional 16-week term
August 17 - November 8 First 12-week module
August 31 - November 22 Second 12-week module
September 28 - December 20 Third 12-week module
August 24 - October 18 First 8-week module
October 26 - December 20 Second 8-week module
August 17 - September 27 First 6-week module
September 28 - November 8 Second 6-week module
November 9 - December 20 Third 6-week module
August 31 - September 27 First 4-week module
September 28 - October 25 Second 4-week module
October 26 - November 22 Third 4-week module
November 23 - December 20 Fourth 4-week module
August 17 - August 30 First 2-week module
December 7 - December 20 Second 2-week module

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2019-2020 Academic Calendar (PDF)

2020-2021 Academic Calendar (PDF)

Download final exam schedule

Fall 2019 Final Exam Schedule

Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule

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