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2025 - 2026 Academic Calendar

Fall semester runs August 19, 2025 - January 10, 2026, and includes Fall & Winter Terms

Fall Term 2025: August 25 - December 15, 2025


August 25 First day of classes
August 28 Last day to add a class without permission
September 1 Labor Day holiday; no classes held
September 10 Last day to drop a class without permission
October 27 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
November 3 - 14 Priority registration for Spring 2026
November 24 - 29 Fall break / Thanksgiving; no classes held
December 8 Last class day
December 9 - 10 Study days
December 11 - 13 &
15
Final exams

Winter Term 2025

December 16 -
January 10, 2026
Winter Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Spring semester runs January 12 - June 3, 2026, and includes Spring & May Terms

Spring Term 2026: January 12 - May 4, 2026


January 12 First day of classes
January 15 Last day to add a class without permission
January 19 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes held
January 28 Last day to drop a class without permission
March 16 - 21 Spring Break
March 24 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
April 6 - 17 Priority registration for Summer 2026 and Fall 2026
April 27 Last class day
April 28 - 29 Study days
April 30, May 1 - 2 & 4 Final exams
May 9 University Commencement

May Term 2026

May 5 - June 3 May Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Summer semester runs June 4 - August 17, 2026, and includes First Term, Second Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term

June 4 First day of classes for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 9 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 25 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 9 Last class day for First Term
July 10 - 11 Final exams for First Term
July 13 First day of classes for Second Term
July 16 Last day to drop a class without permission for Second Term
July 28 Last class day for Nine-week Term
July 29 - 30 Final exams for Nine-week Term
July 31 Last day to change a class to pass/fail for Second Term
August 14 Last class day for Second Term and Summer Term
August 15 & 17 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.