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.  Past academic calendars can be found in the corresponding year’s catalog.

Summer Session 2020 (June 1 – July 31)
Term I, Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 26
Term II, Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 24
Independence Day Holiday, Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week, Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31
Summer Session Ends, Friday, July 31 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades Due, Friday, August 7, 5:00pm

Fall Semester 2020 (September 8 – December 18)
Labor Day, Monday, September 7 – PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation, Tuesday, September 8
Term Begins, Tuesday, September 8
Mid-Semester Break, Friday, October 23 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 – Observance at Chapel
Thanksgiving Break, Wednesday, November 25 at 1:35p.m. – Sunday, November 29
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 26-27
Classes resume on Monday, November 30 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End, Saturday, December 12 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations, Monday, December 14 – Friday, December 18
Fall Semester Ends, Friday, December 18
Final Grades Due, Wednesday, December 23, 5:00pm

January Term 2021 (January 4 – February 12)
School of Nursing* Classes Begin, Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18 – No classes, PLU offices closed
All Other University Classes Begin, Tuesday, January 19
School of Nursing* Classes End, Friday, January 29
All Other University Classes End, Friday, February 12
Final Grades Due, Tuesday, February 16, 5:00pm
*Select clinical and didactic classes only

Spring Semester 2021 (February 17 – May 28)
Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes Begin, Wednesday, February 17
Good Friday, Friday, April 2 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End, Saturday, May 22 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations, Monday, May 24 – Friday, May 28
Spring Semester Ends, Friday, May 28
Commencement, Saturday, May 29
Final Grades Due, Friday, June 4, 5:00pm

Summer Session 2021 (June 7 – August 6)
Term I Monday, June 7 – Friday, July 2
Independence Day Break Sunday, July 4 – Monday, July 5 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Term II Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 30
Workshop Week Monday, August 2 – Friday, August 6
Summer Session Ends Friday, August 6 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades Due Friday, August 13, 5:00pm
Labor Day Monday, September 6 – PLU offices closed

Fall Semester 2021 (September 7 – December 17)
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 7 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 7 – 12:00p.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 22 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11 – Classes canceled 11:10a.m.; Classes resume at 12:00p.m.
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24 at 1:30p.m. – Sunday, November 28
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 25-26
Classes resume on Monday, November 29 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, December 11 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, December 13 – Friday, December 17
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 17
Final Grades Due Thursday, December 23, 5:00pm

January Term 2022 (January 3 – January 28)
Classes Begin Monday, January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 17 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Friday, January 28
Final Grades Due Friday, February 4, 5:00pm

Spring Semester 2022 (February 7 – May 27)
Classes Begin Monday, February 7
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 21 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break Monday, March 28–Friday, April 1 – No classes, PLU offices open
Easter Break Friday, April 15 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 18 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 21 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 23 – Friday, May 27
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 27
Commencement Saturday, May 28
Final Grades Due Friday, June 3, 5:00pm

Summer Session 2022 (June 6 – August 5)
Term I Monday, June 6 – Friday, July 1
Independence Day Break Monday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Term II Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 29
Workshop Week Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5
Accelerated BSN Full Summer Term Tuesday, May 31 – Friday, September 2
Summer Session Diploma Dates   Undergraduate Friday, August 5; Accelerated BSN Friday, September 2
*Summer Term I and II grades are due 5 business days after the end of the term.  Accelerated BSN Summer Full Term grades are due before the first day of the Fall Semester.

Fall Semester 2022 (September 6 – December 16)
Labor Day Monday, September 5 – PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 6 – 10:00a.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, 5:00pm

January Term 2023 (January 3 – January 31)
Classes Begin Tuesday, January 3
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 16 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Tuesday, January 31
Final Grades Due Tuesday, February 7, 5:00pm

Spring Semester 2023 (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 7 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 10 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 20 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 22 – Friday, May 26
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 26
Commencement Saturday, May 27
Final Grades Due Friday, June 2, 5:00pm

Summer Session 2023
Term I Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30
Independence Day Break Tuesday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Term II Monday, July 10 – Friday, August 4
Accelerated BSN Full Summer Term Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, September 1
Summer Session Diploma Dates Undergraduate Friday, August 4; Accelerated BSN Friday, September 1
*Summer Term I and II grades are due 5 business days after the end of the term. Accelerated BSN Summer Full Term grades are due before the first day of the Fall Semester.

Fall Semester 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 4 – PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation Tuesday, September 5 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 5 – 11:50a.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 20 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veteran’s Day Saturday, November 11 (Observance at Chapel, Friday, November 10)
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, 5:00p.m.

January Term 2024
Classes Begin Tuesday, January 2
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday, January 15 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Tuesday, January 30
Final Grades Due Tuesday, February 6, 5:00p.m.

Spring Semester 2024
Classes Begin Wednesday, February 7
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 19 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break Monday, March 25 – Friday, March 29
No classes, PLU offices open
Easter Break Friday, March 29 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 1 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, 5:00p.m.

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

FALL 2021 DEADLINEDATEPART OF TERM
First day of classes09-07-21First Half Term
First day of classes09-07-21Full Term
Drop a class, last day09-13-21First Half Term
Add a class, last day09-13-21First Half Term
Add a class, last day09-13-21Full Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-14-21First Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-14-21Full Term
Drop a class, last day09-20-21Full Term
Pass/Fail, last day to file09-29-21First Half Term
Graduation applications for December 2020 due10-01-21
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required10-13-21First Half Term
Incomplete grades due from Spring & Summer 202010-15-21
Last day of classes10-21-21First Half Term
Pass/Fail, last day to file10-22-21Full Term
Mid-Semester Break (Classes cancelled, PLU Offices open)10-22-21
First day of classes10-22-21Second Half Term
Advising Weeks for J-term & Spring 202210-25-21 to
11-05-21
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)10-28-21First Half Term
Drop a class, last day10-29-21Second Half Term
Add a class, last day10-29-21Second Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day11-01-21Second Half Term
Registration Weeks for J-term & Spring 202211-08-21 to
11-19-21
Veterans Day (observance events throughout the day, classes as usual, PLU offices open)11-10-21
Pass/Fail, last day to file11-17-21Second Half Term
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Classes cancelled at 1:35p Nov 25th & resume Nov 30th,
PLU Offices closed Nov 25th and 26th)
11-25-21
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required11-29-21Full Term
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required12-03-21Second Half Term
Graduation applications for January 2022 due12-01-21
Withdraw from ALL fall classes & the University, last day12-10-21
Last day of lecture12-11-21Full Term
Last day of classes12-11-21Second Half Term
Final Exam's Week12-13-21 to
12-17-21
Full Term
Last day of term12-17-21
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-23-21Full Term
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-23-21Second Half Term