2017-18 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

2016-17 End of Term Dates

    • May 26, 2017 – Friday, Spring Semester ends
    • May 29, 2017 – Monday, Memorial Day Holiday (PLU closed.)

Summer Sessions 2017 (June 5 – August 4)

    • Term I: Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30
    • Term II: Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28
    • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Workshop Week: Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4
    • 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 at  10 a.m.
    • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 5 at 11:50 a.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 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 26
      (PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, November 23-24.
      Classes resume on Monday, November 27 at 8 a.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, Jr. Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 15 (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Classes End: Wednesday, January 31
    • 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 a.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

Graduate Programs

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

Summer Session 2017 (May 30 – August 18)

    • Session Begins: Tuesday, May 30
    • Independence Day: Tuesday, July 4 (No classes, PLU offices closed)
    • Sessions Ends: Friday, August 18 (Diploma date for graduate students)
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, August 25

Fall Semester 2017 (September 5 – December 15)

    • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 5
    • Mid-Semester Break: October 20 (No classes, PLU offices open)
    • Veterans Day: Friday, November 10 (Observance at Chapel)
    • Thanksgiving Break: Wednesday, November 22 at 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 26
      (PLU offices are closed Thurday-Friday, November 23-24)
    • 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, Jr., Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 15 (No classes, PLU offices closed)
    • Classes End: Wednesday, January 31
    • 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)
    • Spring Semester Ends: Friday, May 25
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, June 1

Last Modified: May 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm