Catalog 2013-2014

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

Undergraduate Programs

May 22, 2015: Friday, End of Spring Term
May 25, 2015: Monday, Memorial Day Holiday (PLU closed)

Summer Session 2015 (June 1 - July 31)
  • Term I: Monday, June 1 - Saturday June 27
  • Term II: Monday, June 29 - Saturday, July 25
  • Independence Day Holiday: Friday, July 3 -Saturday, July 4
    (No classes; PLU offices are closed. Classes resume Monday, July 7)
  • Workshop Week: Monday, July 27 - Friday, July 31
  • Session Ends: Friday, July 31 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
  • Final Grades Due: Friday, August 7 by 5 p.m.
Fall Semester 2015 (September 8 - December 18)
  • Student Orientation: Thursday, September 3 - Monday, September 7
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 7 (No classes. PLU offices are closed)
  • Opening Convocation: Tuesday, September 8 at 9 a.m.
  • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 8 at 11:50 a.m.
  • Mid-Semester Break: Friday, October 23
    (No classes; PLU offices are open on Friday; Classes resume Monday, October 26)
  • Veterans Day: Wednesday, November 11 (Observance at Chapel)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 25 at 1:35 p.m. - Sunday, November 29
    (PLU offices closed Thursday-Friday, November 27-28. Classes resume on Monday, November 30)
  • Classes End: Saturday, December 12 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
  • Final Examinations: Monday, December 14 - Friday, December 18
  • Semester Ends: Friday, December 18
  • Final Grades Due: Monday, January 4, 2016 by 5 p.m.
January Term 2016 (January 4 - January 29)
  • Classes Begin: Monday, January 4
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 18 (No classes; PLU offices closed)
  • Classes End: Friday, January 29
  • Final Grades Due: Friday, February 5 by 5 p.m.
Spring Semester 2016 (February 8 - May 27)
  • Classes Begin: Monday, February 8
  • President’s Day: Monday, February 15 (No classes; PLU offices closed)
  • Easter/Spring Break Begins: Friday, March 25 (No classes; PLU offices closed)
  • Easter/Spring Break Ends: Sunday, April 3 (Classes resume, Monday, April 4 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Classes End: Saturday, May 20 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
  • Final Examinations: Monday, May 23 - Friday, May 27
  • Semester Ends: Friday, May 27 (after last exam)
  • Commencement: Saturday, May 28
  • Final Grades Due: Monday, June 6 by 5 p.m.

Graduate Programs

Students should consult with their program for specific calendar information on meeting dates.

Summer Session 2015 (May 26 - August 14)
  • Term Begins: Tuesday, May 26
  • Independence Day: Friday, July 3 - Saturday, July 4
    (No classes, PLU offices closed; classes resume Monday, July 7)
  • Term Ends: Saturday, August 14 (Diploma date for graduate students)
  • Final Grades Due: Friday, August 21 by 5 p.m.
Fall Semester 2015 (September 8 - December 18)
  • Labor Day: Monday, September 7 (No classes. PLU offices closed)
  • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 8
  • Mid-Semester Break: Friday, October 23 (No classes. PLU offices are open on Friday.)
  • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 25 at 1:35 p.m. - Sunday, November 29
    (No classes; PLU offices closed Thursday-Friday, November 26-27. Classes resume on Monday, November 30.)
  • Classes End: Saturday, December 12 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
  • Semester Ends: Friday, December 18
  • Final Grades Due: Monday, January 4, 2016 by 5 p.m.
January Term 2016 (January 4 - January 29)
  • Term Begins: Monday, January 4
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 18 (No classes; PLU offices closed)
  • Term Ends: Friday, January 29
  • Final Grades Due: Friday, February 5 by 5 p.m.
Spring Semester 2016 (February 8 - May 27)
  • Classes Begin:Monday, February 8
  • President's Day: Monday, February 15 (No classes; PLU offices closed)
  • Easter/Spring Break: Friday, March 25 - Sunday, April 3 (PLU offices are closed Friday, March 25 for Good Friday)
  • Classes End: Friday, May 20
  • Semester Ends: Friday, May 27
  • Final Grades Due: Monday, June 6 by 5 p.m.