We are excited to share, through a successful collaboration between students, faculty, staff, and administrators, beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the academic calendar has been modified to better meet educational needs and support the university’s academic mission, while ensuring federal and state compliance. You can learn more about the calendar changes and view a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the Changes to the Academic Calendar webpage.
The updated academic calendar is based on a semester model that contains new subterms in fall and spring semesters.
- Fall Semester has two designated subterms:
- "Fall Term" (formerly known as the "Fall Long Semester") is the primary subterm for Fall Semester classes
- "Winter Term" is an optional period to offer education abroad courses, internships, etc.
- Spring Semester has two designated subterms:
- "Spring Term" (formerly known as "Spring Long Semester") is the primary subterm for Spring Semester classes
- "May Term" is an optional four-week period for education abroad courses, internships, etc.
- Summer Semester has four designated subterms:
- First Term
- Second Term
- Nine-Week Term
- Summer Term
There will be a small number of classes that will receive permission to start or end at a non-standard time. However, all classes associated with a semester will start and end within that semester. Tuition calculations, financial aid, and registration processes are based on classes taken during the assigned semester.
Please make sure to check the course schedule for individual course start and end dates.
Currently, only core academic dates are listed below with the intent to add more academic calendar-related dates and deadlines in the near future.
Fall semester runs August 16, 2022 - January 7, 2023, and includes Fall & Winter Terms
Fall Term 2022: August 22 - December 12, 2022
|August 22||First day of classes|
|August 25||Last day to add a class without permission|
|September 5||Labor Day holiday; no classes held|
|September 7||Last day to drop a class without permission|
|October 25||Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail|
|October 31 - November 11||Priority registration for Spring 2023|
|November 21 - 26||Fall break / Thanksgiving; no classes held|
|December 5||Last class day|
|December 6 - 7||Study days|
|December 8 - 10 &
|December 17||Official graduation date (No public exercises)|
Winter Term 2022
|December 13 -
January 7, 2023
|Winter Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)|
Spring semester runs January 9 - May 31, 2023, and includes Spring & May Terms
Spring Term 2023: January 9 - May 1, 2023
|January 9||First day of classes|
|January 12||Last day to add a class without permission|
|January 16||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes held|
|January 25||Last day to drop a class without permission|
|March 13 - 18||Spring Break|
|March 21||Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail|
|April 3 - 14||Priority registration for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023|
|April 24||Last class day|
|April 25 - 26||Study days|
|April 27 - 29 & May 1||Final exams|
|May 6||University commencement (official graduation date)|
May Term 2023
|May 2 - May 31||May Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)|
Summer semester runs June 1 - August 14, 2023, and includes First Term, Second Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
|June 1||First day of classes for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term|
|June 6||Last day to drop a class without permission for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term|
|June 22||Last day to change a class to pass/fail for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term|
|July 4||Independence Day holiday; no classes held|
|July 6||Last class day for First Term|
|July 7 - 8||Final exams for First Term|
|July 10||First day of classes for Second Term|
|July 13||Last day to drop a class without permission for Second Term|
|July 25||Last class day for Nine-week Term|
|July 26 - 27||Final exams for Nine-week Term|
|July 28||Last day to change a class to pass/fail for Second Term|
|August 11||Last class day for Second Term and Summer Term|
|August 12 & 14||Final exams for Second Term and Summer Term|
|August 19||Official graduation date (no public exercises)|
All published dates in the academic calendar have been approved and every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. However, on rare occurrence dates may be slightly adjusted.