2016-17 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

2015-16 End of Term Dates

    • May 27, 2016 – Friday, Spring Semester ends
    • May 30, 2016 – Monday, Memorial Day (PLU closed)
Summer Session 2016 (June 6 – August 5)
    • Term I: Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 1
    • Term II: Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 29
    • Independence Day Holiday: Monday, July 4 (No classes, PLU offices closed.)
    • Workshop Week: Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5
    • 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: Thursday, September 1 – Sunday, September 4
    • Labor Day: Monday, September 5 (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Opening Convocation: Tuesday, September 6 at 9 a.m.
    • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 6 at 11:50 a.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 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 27
      (PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, November 24-25.
      Classes resume on Monday, November 28 at 8:00 a.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, Jr. Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 16 (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Classes End: Tuesday, January 31
    • Grades Due: Tuesday, February 7
Spring Semester 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 (No classes, PLU offices open.)
    • Easter Break: Friday, April 14 (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
      Classes resume Monday, April 17 at 8 a.m.
    • Classes End: Saturday, May 20 (Saturday classes take final exam on this day.)
    • Final Examinations: Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26
    • Spring Semester Ends: Friday, May 26
    • Baccalaureate: Friday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
    • Commencement: Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, June 2

Graduate Programs

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

Summer Session 2016 (May 31 – August 19)
    • Session Begins: Tuesday, May 31
    • Independence Day: Monday, July 4 (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Summer Session Ends: Friday, August 19 (Diploma date for graduate students)
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, August 26
Fall Semester 2016 (September 6 – December 16)
    • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 6
    • 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 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 27
      (PLU offices are closed Thursday and Friday, November 24-25. Classes resume on Monday, November 28 at 8 a.m.
    • 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, Jr. Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 16 (No classes, PLU offices closed.)
    • Classes End: Tuesday, January 31
    • 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.)
    • Spring Semester Ends: Friday, May 26
    • Baccalaureate: Friday, May 26 at 3 p.m.
    • Commencement: Thursday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, June 2

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