Office Of The Registrar

Academic Calendar

PLU’s current 4-1-4 calendar took effect in 1969-70.  There are two terms of 15 weeks (including finals week) surrounding a month-long term in January (‘J-term’).  The PLU Academic Calendar is approved by the Faculty Assembly each year.  Graduate programs may follow a different academic calendars, especially in summer.  Students must contact those programs for specific information.  These calendars are for planning purposes only.

Summer Session 2015 (June 1 – July 31)
Term I Monday, June 1 – Saturday, June 27 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Monday, June 29 – Saturday, July 25 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Holiday Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4 – No classes – PLU offices are closed
Workshop Week Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31 (5 M-F class days)
Session Ends Friday, July 31, 2015 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades due Friday, August 7

Fall Semester 2015 (September 8 – December 18)
Student Orientation Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7.
Labor Day Holiday Monday, September 7- No Classes – PLU offices are closed.
Opening Convocation Tuesday, Sept 8, 9:15a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 8 at 11:50a.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 23.
No classes – PLU offices are open Friday.
Veterans Day Wednesday, November 11 – Observance at Chapel
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 25 at 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 29
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 26-27
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, 5:00p.m.

January Term 2016 (January 4 – January 29)
Classes Begin Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 18; No classes – PLU offices are closed
Classes End Friday, January 29 (19 class days)
Final Grades Due Friday, February 5, 5:00p.m.

Spring Term 2016 (February 8 – May 27 )
Classes Begin Monday, February 8
President’s Day Monday, February 15; No classes – PLU offices are closed
Easter/Spring Break Begins Friday, March 25 – PLU offices are closed Friday for Good Friday.
Easter/Spring Break Ends Sunday, April 3. Classes resume Monday, April 4 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 21 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 23 – Friday, May 27
Semester ends Friday, May 27.
Commencement Saturday, May 28
Final Grades Due Monday, June 6

Summer Session 2016 (June 6 – August 5)
Term I Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 1 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 29 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Monday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5 (5 M-F class days)
Summer Session Ends Friday, August 5 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades Due Friday, August 12

Fall Semester 2016 (September 6– December 16)
Student Orientation Friday, September 2 – Sunday, September 4
Labor Day Monday, September 5 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 6 – 9:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 6 – 11:50a.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 21 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day Friday, November 11 – Observance at Chapel
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 23 at 1:35p.m. – Sunday, November 27
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 24-25
Classes resume on Monday, November 28 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, December 10 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, December 12 – Friday, December 16
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 16
Final Grades Due Friday, December 23

January Term 2017 (January 3 – January 31)
Classes Begin Tuesday, January 3
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 16 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Tuesday, January 31 (20 M-F class days)
Final Grades Due Tuesday, February 7

Spring Term 2017 (February 8 – May 26 )
Classes Begin Wednesday, February 8
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 20 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break Monday, March 27 – Friday, March 31 – PLU offices open
Easter Break Friday, April 14 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 17 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 20 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 26
Commencement Saturday, May 27
Final Grades Due Friday, June 2

Summer Session 2017 (June 5 – August 4)
Term I Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4 (5 M-F class days)
Summer Session Ends Friday, August 4 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades Due Friday, August 11

Fall Semester 2017 (September 5 – December 15)
Student Orientation Friday, September 1 – Sunday, September 3
Labor Day Monday, September 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 5 – 9:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 5 – 11:50a.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 20 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day Friday, November 10 – Observance at Chapel
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 22 at 1:35p.m. – Sunday, November 26
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 23-24
Classes resume on Monday, November 27 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, December 9 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 15
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 15
Final Grades Due Friday, December 22

January Term 2018 (January 3 – January 31)
Classes Begin Wednesday, January 3
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Wednesday, January 31 (20 M-F class days)
Final Grades Due Tuesday, February 6

Spring Semester 2018 (February 7 – May 25)
Classes Begin Wednesday, February 7
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break/Easter Break Monday, March 26 – Friday, March 30 – No classes
Good Friday Friday, March 30 – PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 2 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 19 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 21 – Friday, May 25
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 25
Commencement Saturday, May 26
Final Grades Due Friday, June 1

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

SPRING 2016 - DEADLINEPART OF TERMDATE
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFirst Half Term02-12-16
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFull Term02-12-16
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-16-16
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFirst Half Term02-16-16
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first daySecond Half Term04-11-16
Add a class w/o fee, last daySecond Half Term04-08-16
Advising Week for Summer & Fall 201604-11-16 to 04-15-16
Drop a class, last dayFirst Half Term02-12-16
Drop a class, last dayFull Term02-22-16
Drop a class, last daySecond Half Term04-08-16
Final Exam's Week (Final Exam Schedule)Full Term05-23-16 to 05-27-16
First day of classesFirst Half Term02-08-16
First day of classesFull Term02-08-16
First day of classesSecond Half Term04-04-16
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)First Half Term04-01-16
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Full Term06-06-16
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Second Half Term06-06-16
Graduation applications for May 2016 due03-01-16
Graduation applications for August 2016 due06-01-16
Incomplete grades due from Fall 2015 & J-term 201603-18-16
Last day of classesFirst Half Term03-24-16
Last day of lectureFull Term05-21-16
Last day of lectureSecond Half Term05-21-16
Last day of term05-27-16
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFirst Half Term03-04-16
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFull Term03-24-16
Good Friday Holiday (No classes, offices closed)03-25-16
Pass/Fail, last day to fileSecond Half Term04-29-16
Registration Weeks for Summer & Fall 201604-18-16 to 04-29-16
Spring Break (No classes, offices open)03-28-16 to 04-01-16
Withdraw from a class with fee & instructor signature, last dayFirst Half Term03-16-16
Withdraw from a class with fee & instructor signature, last dayFull Term05-06-16
Withdraw from a class with fee & instructor signature, last daySecond Half Term05-13-16
Withdraw from all Spring Term classes & the university, last day05-13-16
Withdraw from a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-23-16
Withdraw from a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFirst Half Term02-16-16
President's Day Holiday (No classes, offices closed)02-15-16
Commencement Spring 201605-28-16