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2018-2019 Academic Calendar


The Academic Calendar is approved by the Deans of the colleges within the university. Start dates, end dates, and breaks within the semester may vary by program. Certain clinical courses within some professional programs may overlap semesters.  The dates shown for orientation, drop/add, state and federal holidays and commencement are valid throughout the university. 

Fall 2018

University Orientation August 14, 2018

Fall Semester Begins August 15, 2018

Last Day for Drop/Add August 29, 2018

Labor Day (campus closed) September 3, 2018

Research Day (no classes or tests scheduled) November 2, 2018

Election Day (no classes scheduled) November 6, 2018

Thanksgiving Day (campus closed) November 22-23, 2018

Christmas (campus closed) December 24-26, 2018

Fall Semester Ends December 31, 2018

Spring 2019

Spring Semester Begins January 2, 2019

Interprofessional Day January 11, 2019

Last Day for Drop Add January 17, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Day (campus closed) January 21, 2019

Spring Semester Ends April 30, 2019

Commencement May 18, 2019

Summer 2019

University Orientation April 30, 2019

Summer Semester Begins May 1, 2019

Last Day for Drop Add May 31, 2019

Memorial Day (campus closed) May 27, 2019

Independence Day (campus closed) July 4, 2019

Summer Semester Ends August 14, 2019