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Academic Calendar Archive

Including Commencement, Convocation, and Founders' Day

 

Fall 2014 - Summer 2015

ACTIVITY Fall 2014
New Faculty Orientation Fri. Aug 15, Mon. Aug 18
University Convocation Fri. Aug 22
Fall Semester Begins - 1st week of class (1)(2) Sat. Aug 23 - Fri. Aug 29
Labor Day Holiday (NO CLASSES) Sat Aug 30 - Mon. Sep 1
Thanksgiving Holiday (NO CLASSES) Tue. Nov 25 - Sun. Nov 30
Regular Classes End Fri. Dec 5
Fall Final Exams Begin Sat. Dec 6
Fall Final Exams End Fri. Dec 12
Fall University Commencement Fri. Dec 12
Grades Due Wed. Dec 17
Intersession Break Begins Fri. Dec 12
Intersession Break Ends Fri. Jan 9, 2015
ACTIVITY Spring 2015
Spring Semester Begins - 1st week of classes (1)(2) Sat. Jan 10 - Fri. Jan 16
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - (NO CLASSES) Sat. Jan 17 - Mon. Jan 19
Spring Break Begins Mon. Mar 9
Spring Break Ends Sat. Mar 14
Founders Day (Classes in Session) Fri. Apr 10
Regular Classes End Mon. Apr 27
Spring Exams Begin Tue. Apr 28
Spring Exams End Mon. May 4
Spring University Commencement Sat. May 9
Grades Due Mon. May 11
Intersession Break Begin Tue. May 5
Intersesssion Break End Fri. May 8
ACTIVITY Summer 2015
Summer Session Classes Begin (2) Sat. May 16
Memorial Day (NO CLASSES) Sat. May 23 - Mon. May 25
Independence Day (NO CLASSES) Fri. July 3 (observed) - Sat. July 4
Summer Session Classes End Sun. Aug 2
Grades Due Wed. Aug 5

NEW FORMAT for the academic calendar beginning Fall 2014 - There will be 15 weeks (including final exam week) in both the regular Fall and Spring semester of the general academic calendar. Starting with the Spring 2015 term, exam week begins on a Tuesday and ends on a Monday to accommodate the Monday class missed to honor the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

(1) Saturday classes extend hours by 15 minutes to meet required hours in the Fall Semester. Saturday classes in the Spring will have 15 meetings.

(2) Please refer to the Important Dates page on the Registrar's website to determine the start date for your specific session.

NOTE: There will only be 14 Saturday class meetings in Fall 2014, but these sessions will have a weekly extended class time to meet federal requirements. In January 2015, Saturday classes will begin on January 10, 2015. There will be no classes on Saturday, January 17, 2015 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Saturday classes in Spring 2015 end on May 2.

Fall 2013 - Summer 2014

ACTIVITY Fall 2013
New Faculty Orientation Thurs. Aug 15, Fri. Aug 16
University Convocation Thurs. Aug 22
Fall Semester Begins - 1st week of class Fri. Aug 23 - Fri. Aug 30
Labor Day Holiday (NO CLASSES) Sat Aug 31 - Mon. Sep 2
Thanksgiving Holiday (NO CLASSES) Mon. Nov 25 - Sun. Dec 1
Regular Classes End Fri. Dec 6
Fall Final Exams Begin Sat. Dec 7
Fall Final Exams End Fri. Dec 13
Fall University Commencement Fri. Dec 13
11:00am - All colleges except Pharmacy
Grades Due Wed. Dec 18
Intersession Break Begins Fri. Dec 13
Intersession Break Ends Fri. Jan 10, 2014
ACTIVITY Spring 2014
Spring Semester Begins - 1st week of classes (1)(3)(4) Fri. Jan 10 - Fri. Jan 17 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - (NO CLASSES) (2) Sat. Jan 18 - Mon. Jan 20
Spring Break Begins Sat. Mar 8
Spring Break Ends Fri. Mar 14
Founders Day (Classes in Session) Fri. Apr 11
Regular Classes End Fri. Apr 25
Spring Exams Begin Sat. Apr 26
Spring Exams End Fri. May 2
Spring University Commencement Fri. May 2
Grades Due Wed. May 7
Intersession Break Begin Fri. May 2
Intersession Break End Fri. May 16
ACTIVITY Summer 2014
Summer Session Classes Begin (4) Sat. May 17
Memorial Day (NO CLASSES) Sat. May 24 - Mon. May 26
Independence Day (NO CLASSES) Fri. July 4 - Sat. July 5
Summer Session Classes End Sun. Aug 3
Grades Due Wed. Aug 6

(1) Saturday classes extend hours by 15 minutes to meet required hours (meet 14 weeks).

(2) There will be 15 weeks (including final exam week) in both the regular Fall and Spring semesters of the general academic calendar. To make up for missed classes due to holidays, changes were made to ensure Monday classes have 15 meeting days. Starting in Spring 2012, all semesters will begin on a Friday. The FIRST Friday will follow the Monday schedule for the term and will be a day to make-up classes (in advance) missed on Labor Day in the Fall and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Spring.

NOTE:  There will only be 14 Saturday class meetings, but these classes will be extended to meet federal requirements. In January 2014, Saturday classes will begin on January 11, 2014. There will be no classes on Saturday, January 18, 2014 in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

(3) Friday, January 10, 2014 is a make-up day for classes to be missed on Monday, January 20, 2013. Regular Friday-only classes begin on January 17, 2013.

(4) Please refer to the Important Dates page on the Registrar's website to determine the start date for your specific session.

Fall 2012 - Summer 2013

ACTIVITY Fall 2012
New Faculty Orientation Wed. Aug 15, Thurs. Aug 16
University Convocation Thurs. Aug 23
Fall Semester Begins - 1st week of class Fri. Aug 24 - Sat. Sep 1
Labor Day Holiday (NO CLASSES) Mon. Sep 3
Online Classes Begin Mon. Sep 10
Thanksgiving Holiday (NO CLASSES) Mon. Nov 19 - Sun. Nov 25
Regular Classes End Fri. Dec 7
Fall Final Exams Begin Sat. Dec 8
Fall Final Exams End Fri. Dec 14
Fall University Commencement Fri. Dec 14
Grades Due Wed. Dec 19
Intersession Break Begins Fri. Dec 14
Intersession Break Ends Fri. Jan 11 2013
ACTIVITY Spring 2013
Spring Semester Begins - 1st week of classes Sat. Jan 12 - Fri. Jan 18 (1)
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday - (NO CLASSES) Mon. Jan 21
Online Classes Begin Mon. Jan 28
Spring Break Begins Sat. Mar 9
Spring Break Ends Fri. Mar 15
Founders Day (Classes in Session) Fri. Apr 12
Regular Classes End Fri. Apr 26
Spring Exams Begin Sat. Apr 27
Spring Exams End Fri. May 3
Spring University Commencement Fri. May 3

10:00am
College of Arts and
Sciences,
Chicago College of 
Performing Arts

2:00pm
Walter E. Heller College
of Business,
College of Education,
Evelyn T. Stone College
of Professional Studies
Grades Due Wed. May 8
Intersession Break Begin Sat. May 4
Intersesssion Break End Fri. May 10
ACTIVITY Summer 2013
Summer Session Classes Begin Sat. May 11 (1)
Memorial Day (NO CLASSES) Mon. May 27
Independence Day (NO CLASSES) Thurs. July 4
Summer Session Classes End Mon. Aug 5

(1) Saturday classes extend hours by 15 minutes to meet required hours (meet 14 weeks).

(2) NOTE: In Summer 2013, 12-week Monday, Thursday & Saturday classes need to extend hours by 40 minutes/week to meet required hours (meet for 11 weeks)