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Dates & Deadlines

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 2017 (June 5 – August 4)
Term I Monday, June 5 – Friday, June 30 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 28 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week Monday, July 31 – Friday, August 4 (5 M-F class days)
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 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 5 – 11:50a.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 1:35p.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

January Term 2018 (January 3 – January 31)
Classes Begin Wednesday, January 3
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 15 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Wednesday, January 31 (20 M-F class days)
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 8:00a.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

Summer Session 2018 (June 4 – August 3)
Term I Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 29 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 27 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Wednesday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week  Monday, July 30 – Friday, August 3 (5 M-F class days)
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 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin Tuesday, September 4 – 11:50a.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 1:35p.m. – Sunday, November 25
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 22-23
Classes resume on Monday, November 26 at 8:00a.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 2
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 21 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Wednesday, January 30 (20 M-F class days)
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 – PLU offices open
Easter Break Friday, April 19 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 22 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

Summer Session 2019 (June 3 – August 2)
Term I Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 28 (20 M-F class days)
Term II Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 26 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Thursday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2 (5 M-F class days)
Summer Session Ends Friday, August 2 (Diploma date for undergraduates)
Final Grades Due Friday, August 9
Labor Day Monday, September 2 – PLU offices closed

Fall Semester 2019 (September 9 – December 20)
Student Orientation Thursday, September 5 – Sunday, September 8
Opening Convocation Monday, September 9 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin Monday, September 9 – 12:30p.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 25 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day Monday, November 11 – Observance at Chapel
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 27 at 1:35p.m. – Sunday, December 1
PLU offices are closed Thursday-Friday, Nov 28-29
Classes resume on Monday, December 2 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, December 14 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, December 16 – Friday, December 20
Fall Semester Ends Friday, December 20
Final Grades Due Friday, January 3

January Term 2020 (January 6 – January 31)
Classes Begin Monday, January 6
Martin Luther King Day Monday, January 20 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End Friday, January 31 (19 M-F class days)
Final Grades Due Wednesday, February 5

Spring Semester 2020 (February 6 – May 22)
Classes Begin Thursday, February 6
Presidents’ Day Monday, February 17 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break Monday, March 23 – Friday, March 27 – PLU offices open
Easter Break Friday, April 10 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 13 at 8:00a.m.
Classes End Saturday, May 16 (Saturday classes take final exam this day)
Final Examinations Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22
Spring Semester Ends Friday, May 22
Commencement Saturday, May 23
Final Grades Due Friday, May 29

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

SPRING 2018 - DEADLINEPART OF TERMDATE
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFirst Half Term02-13-18
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFull Term02-13-18
Add a class w/o fee, last daySecond Half Term04-06-18
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFirst Half Term02-14-18
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-14-18
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first daySecond Half Term04-9-18
Advising Weeks for Summer & Fall 201804-2 to 04-13
Commencement Spring 201805-26-18
Drop a class, last dayFirst Half Term02-13-18
Drop a class, last dayFull Term02-21-18
Drop a class, last daySecond Half Term04-06-18
Final Exams Week (Final Exams Schedule)Full Term05-21 to 05-25
First day of classesFirst Half Term02-07-18
First day of classesFull Term02-07-18
First day of classesSecond Half Term04-02-18
Good Friday/Easter Break(No classes, offices closed)03-30-18
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)First Half Term03-30-18
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Full Term06-01-18
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Second Half Term06-01-18
Graduation applications for August 2018 due06-01-18
Graduation applications for May 2018 due03-01-18
Incomplete grades due from Fall 2017 & J-term 201803-16-18
Last day of classesFirst Half Term03-23-18
Last day of classesFull Term05-19-18
Last day of classesSecond Half Term05-19-18
Last day of term05-25-18
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFirst Half Term03-02-18
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFull Term03-23-18
Pass/Fail, last day to fileSecond Half Term04-27-18
Presidents' Day Holiday (No classes, offices closed)02-19-18
Registration Weeks for Summer & Fall 201804-16 to 04-27
Spring Break (No classes, offices open)03-26 to 03-30
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-22-18
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, last dayFirst Half Term03-15-18
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, last dayFull Term05-04-18
Withdraw from a class with instructor signature, last daySecond Half Term05-11-18
Withdraw from all Spring Term classes & the university, last day05-18-18