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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 Friday, November 9 – Observances throughout the day, Classes as usual, PLU offices open
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

Summer Session 2020 (June 1 – July 31)
Term I, Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 26 (20 M-F class days)
Term II, Monday, June 29 – Friday, July 24 (19 M-F class days)
Independence Day Holiday, Friday, July 3 – Saturday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week, Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31 (5 M-F class days)
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)
Student Orientation, Thursday, September 3 – Sunday, September 6
Labor Day, Monday, September 7 – PLU offices closed
Opening Convocation, Tuesday, September 8 – 10:00a.m.
Classes Begin, Tuesday, September 8 – 11:50a.m.
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 – January 29)
Classes Begin, Monday, January 4
Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Classes End, Friday, January 29 (19 M-F class days)
Final Grades Due, Friday, February 5, 5:00pm

Spring Semester 2021 (February 8 – May 28)
Classes Begin, Monday, February 8
Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 15 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Spring Break/Easter Break, Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2 – No classes
Good Friday, Friday, April 2 – PLU offices closed
Classes resume Monday, April 5 at 8:00a.m.
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

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

FALL 2018 DEADLINEDATEPART OF TERM
First day of classes09-04-18First Half Term
First day of classes09-04-18Full Term
Drop a class, last day09-10-18First Half Term
Add a class, last day09-10-18First Half Term
Add a class, last day09-10-18Full Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-11-18First Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-11-18Full Term
Drop a class, last day09-17-18Full Term
Pass/Fail, last day to file09-21-18First Half Term
Graduation applications for December 2018 due10-01-18
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required10-11-18First Half Term
Incomplete grades due from Spring & Summer 201810-12-18
Last day of classes10-18-18First Half Term
Pass/Fail, last day to file10-19-18Full Term
Mid-Semester Break (Classes cancelled, PLU Offices open)10-19-18
First day of classes10-22-18Second Half Term
Advising Weeks for J-term & Spring 201910-22-18 to
11-02-18
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)10-25-18First Half Term
Drop a class, last day10-26-18Second Half Term
Add a class, last day10-26-18Second Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day10-29-18Second Half Term
Registration Weeks for J-term & Spring 201911-05-18 to
11-16-18
Veterans Day (observance events throughout the day, classes as usual, PLU offices open)11-09-18
Pass/Fail, last day to file11-16-18Second Half Term
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Classes cancelled at 1:35p Nov 21st & resume Nov 26th,
PLU Offices closed Nov 22nd & 23rd)
11-22-18
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required11-26-18Full Term
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required11-30-18Second Half Term
Graduation applications for January 2019 due12-03-18
Withdraw from ALL fall classes & the University, last day12-07-18
Last day of lecture12-08-18Full Term
Last day of classes12-08-18Second Half Term
Final Exam's Week12-10-18 to
12-14-18
Full Term
Last day of term12-14-18
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-21-18Full Term
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-21-18Second Half Term