2015-16 Academic Calendar

Pacific Lutheran University uses a 4-1-4 calendar, which consists of two 15-week semesters bridged by a four-week January Term.

Undergraduate Programs

2014-15 End of Term Dates

    • 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
      (No classes; PLU offices are closed. Classes resume Monday, July 7.)
    • Independence Day Holiday: Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4
    • 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: Friday, September 4 – Monday, September 7
    • Labor Day: Monday, September 7 (No classes. PLU offices are closed.)
    • Opening Convocation: Tuesday, September 8 at 9:15 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
    • Presidents’ 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 a.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 (after last exam)
    • Baccalaureate: Friday, May 27 at 3 p.m.
    • 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
    • Presidents’ 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:¬†Saturday, May 21
    • Semester Ends: Friday, May 27
    • Baccalaureate: Friday, May 27 at 3 p.m.
    • Commencement: Saturday, May 28
    • Final Grades Due: Monday, June 6 by 5 p.m.

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