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2023 - 2024 Academic Calendar

Beginning with the 2022-2023 academic year, the academic calendar was 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.

Fall semester runs August 15, 2023 - January 13, 2024, and includes Fall & Winter Terms

Fall Term 2023: August 21 - December 11, 2023


August 21 First day of classes
August 24 Last day to add a class without permission
September 4 Labor Day holiday; no classes held
September 6 Last day to drop a class without permission
October 23 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
October 30 - November 10 Priority registration for Spring 2024
November 20 - 25 Fall break / Thanksgiving; no classes held
December 4 Last class day
December 5 - 6 Study days
December 7 - 9 & 11 Final exams

Winter Term 2023

December 12 -
January 13, 2024
Winter Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Spring semester runs January 16 - June 5, 2024, and includes Spring & May Terms

Spring Term 2024: January 16 - May 6, 2024


January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes held
January 16 First day of classes
January 19 Last day to add a class without permission
January 31 Last day to drop a class without permission
March 18 - 23 Spring Break
March 26 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
April 8 - 19 Priority registration for Summer 2024 and Fall 2024
April 29 Last class day
April 30 & May 1 Study days
May 2 - 4 & 6 Final exams
May 11 University Commencement

May Term 2024

May 7 - June 5 May Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Summer semester runs June 6 - August 19, 2024, and includes First Term, Second Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term

June 6 First day of classes for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 11 Last day to drop a class without permission for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 19 Juneteenth holiday; no classes held
June 27 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 11 Last class day for First Term
July 12 - 13 Final exams for First Term
July 15 First day of classes for Second Term
July 18 Last day to drop a class without permission for Second Term
July 30 Last class day for Nine-week Term
July 31 - August 1 Final exams for Nine-week Term
August 2 Last day to change a class to pass/fail for Second Term
August 16 Last class day for Second Term and Summer Term
August 17 & 19 Final exams for Second Term and Summer Term

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. 

Please make sure to check the course schedule for individual course start and end dates.