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2026 - 2027 Academic Calendar

Fall semester runs August 18, 2026 - January 9, 2027, and includes Fall & Winter Terms

Fall Term 2026: August 24 - December 14, 2026


August 24 First day of classes
August 27 Last day to add a class without permission
September 7 Labor Day holiday; no classes held
September 9 Last day to drop a class without permission
October 26 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
November 2 - 13 Priority registration for Spring 2027
November 23 - 28 Fall break / Thanksgiving; no classes held
December 7 Last class day
December 8 - 9 Study days
December 10 - 12 &
14
Final exams

Winter Term 2026

December 15 -
January 9, 2027
Winter Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Spring semester runs January 11 - June 2, 2027, and includes Spring & May Terms

Spring Term 2027: January 11 - May 3, 2027


January 11 First day of classes
January 14 Last day to add a class without permission
January 18 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes held
January 27 Last day to drop a class without permission
March 15 - 20 Spring Break
March 22 Last day an undergraduate may: Q-drop a class; withdraw; change a class to pass/fail
April 5 - 16 Priority registration for Summer 2027 and Fall 2027
April 26 Last class day
April 27 - 28 Study days
April 29 - 30 & May 1 & 3 Final exams
May 8 University Commencement

May Term 2027

May 4 - June 2 May Term (optional; may be used for courses such as study abroad, etc.)

Summer semester runs June 3 - August 16, 2027, and includes First Term, Second Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term

June 3 First day of classes for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 8 Last day to drop a class without permission for First Term, Nine-week Term, and Summer Term
June 23 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 8 Last class day for First Term
July 9 - 10 Final exams for First Term
July 12 First day of classes for Second Term
July 15 Last day to drop a class without permission for Second Term
July 27 Last class day for Nine-week Term
July 28 - 29 Final exams for Nine-week Term
July 30 Last day to change a class to pass/fail for Second Term
August 13 Last class day for Second Term and Summer Term
August 14 & 16 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.