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Common Academic Calendar

 

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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2015/2016 Academic Year

Event Timeframe
Fall Semester 2015 begins 8/24/2015
Labor Day 9/7/2015
Thanksgiving Break 11/26/2015 - 11/27/2015
Last Day of Classes
12/4/2015
Exam Week 12/7/2015 - 12/11/2015
 During fall semester - two days of no classes at discretion of university.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day​ 1/18/2016
Spring Semester 2016 begins 1/19/2016
Spring Break 3/7/2016 - 3/11/2016
Last Day of Classes
5/2/2016
Exam Week 5/3/2016 - 5/6/2016 
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  • Calendars are 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).
  • 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.