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Academic Calendar: 2017–18 at a Glance

The full 2017–18 academic calendar will be posted by August 2016.

Fall 2017

  • Classes begin: Mon., Aug. 28
  • Labor Day: Mon., Sept. 4 (no classes)
  • Rosh Hashanah (begins at sundown Wed., Sept. 20): Classes in session
  • Yom Kippur (begins at sundown Fri., Sept. 29): Fri. classes in session; no Sat. classes
  • Election Day (off year): Tues., Nov. 7 (no classes)
  • Thanksgiving Recess: Wed., Nov. 22 through Sun., Nov. 26 (no classes)
  • Final exam week: Dec. 11–15
  • Classes end: Fri., Dec. 15

Spring 2018

  • Classes begin: Wed., Jan. 24
  • Spring Recess: Sat., March 31 through Sun., April 8 (no classes)
  • Final exam week: May 9–15
  • Classes end: Tues., May 15
  • Commencement: Fri., May 18

Endorsed in 2013 by EMIT (on Oct. 17) and the Provost’s Council (on Nov. 4). The Tuesday class holiday in fall 2017 changed by EMIT (on Oct. 15, 2015) from an Oct. 17 “study day” to Election Day, Nov. 7 (off year).

Winter Session and Summer Session Dates
See the winter session and summer session sites for session dates and class holidays, which are determined and published annually (by October for winter session and March for summer session) by the School of Liberal Studies & Continuing Education.

Updated Oct. 15, 2015

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