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 – 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

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 – Sunday, September 2
Labor Day Monday, September 3 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 4 – 9:00a.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

FALL 2016 DEADLINEDATEPART OF TERM
First day of classes09-06-16First Half Term
First day of classes09-06-16Full Term
Add a class, last day09-12-16First Half Term
Drop a class, last day09-12-16First Half Term
Add a class, last day09-12-16Full Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-13-16Full Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-13-16First Half Term
Drop a class, last day09-19-16Full Term
Pass/Fail, last day to file09-23-16First Half Term
Graduation applications for December 2016 due10-03-16
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required10-13-16First Half Term
Incomplete grades due from Spring & Summer 201510-14-16
Last day of classes10-20-16First Half Term
Mid-Semester Break (Classes cancelled, PLU Offices open)10-21-16
Pass/Fail, last day to file10-21-16Full Term
First day of classes10-24-16Second Half Term
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)10-27-16First Half Term
Add a class, last day10-28-16Second Half Term
Drop a class, last day10-28-16Second Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day10-31-16Second Half Term
Advising Week for J-term & Spring 201710-31-16 to
11-04-16
Registration Weeks for J-term & Spring 201611-07-16 to
11-18-16
Veteran's Day Holiday (observed at Chapel 10:30-11:00a)11-11-16
Pass/Fail, last day to file11-18-16Second Half Term
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Classes cancelled at 1:35p Nov 23rd & resume Nov 28th,
PLU Offices closed Nov 24th & 25th)
11-23-15
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required11-28-16Full Term
Graduation applications for January 2017 due12-01-16
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required12-02-16Second Half Term
Withdraw from all Fall Term classes & the university, last day12-09-16
Last day of lecture12-10-16Full Term
Last day of lecture12-10-16Second Half Term
Final Exam's Week12-12-16 to
12-16-16
Full Term
Last day of term12-16-16
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-23-16Full Term
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-23-16Second Half Term