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 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
Commencement Thursday, May 25
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 26
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 – Monday, September 4
Labor Day Monday, September 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 5 – 10:00a.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

Summer Session 2018 (June 4 – August 3)
Term I Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 29 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 27 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week  Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3 (5 M-F class days)
Summer Session Ends Friday, August 3 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades Due Friday, August 10

Fall Semester 2018 (September 4 – December 14)
Student Orientation Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3
Labor Day Monday, September 3 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 4 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 4 – 11:50a.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 19 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day Monday, November 12 – Observance at Chapel
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 21 at 1:35p.m. – Sunday, November 25
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 22-23
Classes resume on Monday, November 26 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, December 8 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 14
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 14
Final Grades Due Friday, December 21

January Term 2019 (January 2 – January 30)
Classes Begin Wednesday, January 2
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 21 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Wednesday, January 30 (20 M-F class days)
Final Grades Due Tuesday, February 5

Spring Semester 2019 (February 6  – May 24)  
Classes Begin  Wednesday, February 6
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 18 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29 – PLU offices open
Easter Break Friday, April 19 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 22 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 18 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 20 – Friday, May 24
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 24
Commencement Saturday, May 25
Final Grades Due Friday, May 31

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

SPRING 2017 - DEADLINEPART OF TERMDATE
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFirst Half Term02-14-17
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFull Term02-14-17
Add a class w/o fee, last daySecond Half Term04-07-17
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFirst Half Term02-15-17
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-15-17
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first daySecond Half Term04-10-17
Advising Week for Summer & Fall 201704-10 to 04-14
Commencement Spring 201705-25-17
Drop a class, last dayFirst Half Term02-14-17
Drop a class, last dayFull Term02-22-17
Drop a class, last daySecond Half Term04-07-17
Final Exams Week (Final Exam Schedule)Full Term05-22 to 05-26
First day of classesFirst Half Term02-08-17
First day of classesFull Term02-08-17
First day of classesSecond Half Term04-03-17
Good Friday/Easter Break(No classes, offices closed)04-14-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)First Half Term03-31-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Full Term06-02-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Second Half Term06-02-17
Graduation applications for August 2017 due06-01-17
Graduation applications for May 2017 due03-01-17
Incomplete grades due from Fall 2016 & J-term 201703-17-17
Last day of classesFirst Half Term03-24-17
Last day of classesFull Term05-20-17
Last day of classesSecond Half Term05-20-17
Last day of term05-26-17
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFirst Half Term03-03-17
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFull Term03-24-17
Pass/Fail, last day to fileSecond Half Term04-28-17
Presidents' Day Holiday (No classes, offices closed)02-20-17
Registration Weeks for Summer & Fall 201704-17 to 04-28
Spring Break (No classes, offices open)03-27 to 03-31
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-23-17
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, last dayFirst Half Term03-16-17
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, last dayFull Term05-05-17
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, last daySecond Half Term05-12-17
Withdraw from all Spring Term classes & the university, last day05-19-17