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Common Academic Calendar

 

2013/2014 Academic Year **

Event Timeframe
Fall Semester 2013 begins 8/26/2013
Labor Day 9/2/2013
Thanksgiving Break 11/28/2013 - 11/29/2013
Last Day of Classes
12/6/2013
Exam Week 12/9/2013 - 12/13/2013
 During fall semester - two days of no classes at discretion of university.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day​ 1/20/2014​
Spring Semester 2014 begins 1/21/2014
Spring Break 3/17/2014 - 3/22/2014
Last Day of Classes
5/5/2014
Exam Week 5/6/2014 - 5/10/2014 

 

2014/2015 Academic Year

Event Timeframe
Fall Semester 2014 begins 8/25/2014
Labor Day 9/1/2014
Thanksgiving Break 11/27/2014 - 11/28/2014
Last Day of Classes
12/5/2014
Exam Week 12/8/2014 - 12/12/2014
 During fall semester - two days of no classes at discretion of university.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day​ 1/19/2015​
Spring Semester 2015 begins 1/20/2015
Spring Break 3/9/2015 - 3/14/2015
Last Day of Classes
5/4/2015
Exam Week 5/5/2015 - 5/9/2015 
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  • The 2012-2013 calendar is set up for 70 instructional days during the fall and 70 scheduled instructional days during the spring. Exams are one additional calendar week each semester.
  • During the fall, two non-class days are reserved and are to be scheduled at the discretion of the university (e.g., fall break, extended Thanksgiving holiday, etc).
  • Classes normally will begin on Monday during the last week of August and final exams end on Friday during the first week in May.
  • Five full calendar weeks are between each semester.
  • Scheduled holidays are Labor Day (first Monday in September) and the Thursday and Friday at Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November).
  • Spring break is mid-way in the spring semester (after the 7th week of classes).
  • Saturday classes may be scheduled within this model (with class time on Saturday substituting for other instructional time). Normally no classes are scheduled on the Saturday following Thanksgiving and the Friday of Spring break. 

** Shippensburg University has been approved for an exception to the 2013-2014 calendar.