Calendar Year

The Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year. The major semesters, fall and spring, are 16 weeks in length. The fall semester begins in August, and the spring semester begins in January. Summer terms are held between June and August.


Course Cancellations:

From time to time it may be necessary to cancel a class because of insufficient enrollment or other extenuating circumstances. The decision for such a cancellation is ultimately that of the Provost of the University. Every effort will be made to provide notice of the cancellation at least two weeks prior to the first scheduled meeting of the class. The Registrar’s Office will advise the student of the cancellation and any other options including the possible rescheduling of the class. The University does not assume responsibility for any delay in the anticipated graduation date of individual students that might result from such class cancellations.

  • In the event of severe weather conditions in the morning, information regarding the status of classes will be made available to, and broadcasted by, public media, emails, texting or our phone system.
  • In the event of severe weather conditions developing during the day, a decision to close the University will be made and communicated prior to classes, when possible.


University Calendar Holidays:

New Year’s Day, January 1

Martin Luther King Day, January 18

Washington Birthday &Presidents Day, February 15

Memorial Day, May 30

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, September 5

Veteran’s Day, November 11

Thanksgiving Day, November 24

Christmas Day, December 25