Academic Calendar

2015-16 Academic Year

Fall 2015

  • First Day of Fall 2015 Classes: September 2, 2015
  • Labor Day: September 7, 2015
  • Last day to drop a class without receiving a "W" grade: September 16, 2015
  • Financial Aid Census Date: September 16, 2015, 11:59 pm
  • Initial Fall 2015 Financial Aid Disbursement: September 17, 2015
  • Financial Aid refund checks mailed: September 18, 2015
  • Tuition and fees due in Business Offices: September 16, 2015
  • 100% Tuition Refund Period: through September 16, 2015
  • 50% Tuition Refund Period: through September 30, 2015
  • Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: October 14, 2015
  • Final Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: November 11, 2015
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade: November 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 26 & 27, 2015
  • Last Day of Classes: December 14, 2015
  • Study Day: December 15, 2015
  • Examinations: December 16-18 & 21-22, 2015
  • Backup Exam Date (snow date): December 23, 2015

*NOTE: Examinations dates indicate time frames only; exams occur on specific dates within those time frames.

Winterim 2016

Spring 2016

  • Registration begins November 12, 2015
  • First Day of Spring 2016 Classes: January 25, 2016
  • Last day to drop a class without receiving a "W" grade: February 5, 2016
  • Financial Aid Census Date: February 5, 2016 11:59 pm
  • Initial Spring 2016 Financial Aid Disbursement: February 8, 2016
  • Financial Aid refund checks mailed: February 9, 2016
  • Tuition and fees due in Business Offices: February 5, 2016
  • 100% Tuition Refund Period: through February 5, 2016
  • 50% Tuition Refund Period: through February 19, 2016
  • Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: March 4, 2016
  • Spring Break: March 21-25, 2016
  • Final Partial Payment Installment due in Business Offices: April 1, 2016
  • Last day to drop a class with a "W" grade: April 8, 2016
  • Last Day of Classes: May 12
  • Study Day: May 13
  • Examinations: May 16-20

*NOTE: Examinations dates indicate time frames only; exams occur on specific dates within those time frames.

Summer 2016

  • Summer Information
  • Summer Sessions
    • 3W1 (3 weeks): May 31 - June 17, 2016
    • 6W3 (6 weeks): June 13 - July 25, 2016
    • 8W3 (8 weeks): June 13 - August 8, 2016
    • 4W4 (4 weeks): June 20 - July 15, 2016
    • 6W4 (6 weeks): June 20 - August 1, 2016

For more information, see the UW Colleges Catalog.

 

2016-2017 Academic Year 

Semester I

  • First Day of Contract Year: August 29, 2016
  • Registration: August 29-31 & Sept. 1-2
  • Labor Day: September 5
  • First Day of Classes: September 6
  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 24 & 25
  • Last Day of Classes: December 14
  • Study Day: December 15
  • Examinations: December 16 & 19-22
  • Backup Exam Date (snow date): December 23                     

Total Class Days Semester I: 70 Days (14 weeks, 0 days)

Instructionally Related Days: 81 days (16 weeks, 1 day)

Semester II

  • Registration: January 10-13 & 17-20, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Day: January 16
  • First Day of Classes: January 23
  • Spring Break: March 27-31
  • Last Day of Classes: May 12
  • Study Day: May 15
  • Examinations: May 16-19 & 22                                  
  • Last Day of Contract Year: May 28

Total Class Days Semester II: 75 Days (15 weeks, 0 days)

Instructionally Related Days: 89 days (17 weeks, 4 days)

Academic Year Totals

Total Class Days: 145 (29 wks)

Instructionally Related Days: 170 (34 wks)

Contract Period: 39 wks (273 days)