2018-19 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

2017-18 End of Term Dates

    • May 25, 2018 – Friday, Spring Semester ends
    • May 28, 2018 – Monday, Memorial Day Holiday
      (PLU closed.)

Summer Sessions 2018 (June 4 – August 3)

    • Term I: Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 29
    • Term II: Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 27
    • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4
      (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Workshop Week: Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3
    • 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 at 10 a.m.
    • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 4 at 11:50 a.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 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 25
      (PLU offices are closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23.
      Classes resume on Monday, November 26 at 8 a.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 6
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 21
      (No classes; PLU offices closed.)
    • Classes End: Wednesday, January 30
    • 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
      (No classes, PLU offices open)
    • Easter Break: Friday, April 19
      (No classes, PLU offices closed. Classes resume Monday, April 22 at 8 a.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

Graduate Programs

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

Summer Session 2018 (May 29 – August 17)

    • Session Begins: Tuesday, May 29
    • Independence Day: Wednesday, July 4
      (No classes, PLU offices closed)
    • Sessions Ends: Friday, August 17
      (Diploma date for graduate students)
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, August 24

Fall Semester 2018 (September 4 – December 14)

    • Classes Begin: Tuesday, September 4
    • 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 1:35 p.m. – Sunday, November 25
      (PLU offices are closed Thursday and Friday, November 22-23)
    • 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, Jr., Birthday Holiday: Monday, January 21
      (No classes, PLU offices closed)
    • Classes End: Wednesday, January 30
    • 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
      (No classes)
    • Easter Break: Friday, April 19
      (No classes, PLU offices closed)
    • Spring Semester Ends: Friday, May 24
    • Final Grades Due: Friday, May 31

Last Modified: May 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm