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Academic Calendar 2022 - 2023

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. 

Academic Dates and Deadlines

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 12
Final exams
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.