Academic Calendar

Important dates for the upcoming semester. See the University Calendar for campus events.

Spring 2017

 Registration Begins November 7                                                                                                           
 Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 16; University Closed
 Transfer Student Orientation
 January 20
 First Day of Classes  January 23*
 Last Day of Drop/Add  February 1*
 Graduation Application Deadline  March 1 for May Conferral
 Spring Break March 6-12*
 Midterm March 17*
 Last Day to Withdraw
 March 31 at 5:00 pm*
 Registration Begins for Fall 2017                  
 April 3
 Easter Break  April 13-17*; Starting April 13 for students; University closed April 14-16                                   
 Stritch Service Day April 28; No classes 
 Last Day of Classes May 15*
 Exams  May 13, 16-19*
 Exam Makeup Day  May 20 (only in event of University cancellation of exams)
 Commencement Ceremony  May 21 Wisconsin Center
 Degree Conferral Date  May 21

Summer 2017

 Registration Begins for Summer 2017 November 7, 2016                                                                                      
 First Day Of Summer Term May 22
 Memorial Day May 29; 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 20
 Degree Conferral Date August 25

Fall 2017

 First Day of Classes August 28*                                                                                                                                
 Last Day of Drop/Add September 1 at 5:00 pm*
 Labor Day September 4; University Closed
 Graduation Application Deadline October 1 for December Conferral
 Midterm October 19*
 Long Weekend October 20-21*
 Last Day to Withdraw November 3 at 5:00 pm*
 Registration Begins for Spring and Summer 2018 November 6
 Thanksgiving Break November 23-26; University closed
 Last Day of Classes December 11*
 Exams December 9, 12-15*
 Exam Makeup Day December 16* (only in the event of University cancellation of exams)
 Degree Conferral Date December 24
 Holiday Break December 25-January 1; University closed

* Applies to regular 16-week courses

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