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 2019 (June 3 – August 2)
Term I Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 28
Term II Monday, July 1 – Friday, July 26
Independence Day Thursday, July 4 – No classes, PLU offices closed
Workshop Week Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
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)
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
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 – Tuesday, March 31 – 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
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 – 11:50a.m.
Mid-Semester Break Friday, October 22 – No classes, PLU offices open
Veterans Day Thursday, November 11 – Classes canceled 10:55-11:40a.m.
Classes resume at 11:50a.m.
Thanksgiving Break Wednesday, November 24 at 1:35p.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

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

SPRING 2021 - Important Dates & DeadlinesPART OF TERMDATE
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFirst Half Term02-23-2021
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFull Term02-23-2021
Add a class w/o fee, last daySecond Half Term04-09-2021
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFirst Half Term02-24-2021
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFull Term02-24-2021
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first daySecond Half Term04-12-2021
Advising Weeks for Summer & Fall 202104-19 to 04-27
Commencement Spring 202105-29-2021
Drop a class, last dayFirst Half Term02-23-2021
Drop a class, last dayFull Term03-02-2021
Drop a class, last daySecond Half Term04-09-2021
Final Exams WeekFull Term05-24 to 05-28
First day of classesFirst Half Term02-17-2021
First day of classesFull Term02-17-2021
First day of classesSecond Half Term04-05-2021
Good Friday/Easter Break(No classes, offices closed)04-02 to 04-04-2021
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)First Half Term04-09-2021
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Full Term06-04-2021
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Second Half Term06-04-2021
Graduation applications for August 2021 due06-01-2021
Graduation applications for May 2021 due03-01-2021
Incomplete grades due from Fall 2020 & J-term 202103-26-2021
Last day of classesFirst Half Term04-01-2021
Last day of classesFull Term05-28-2021
Last day of classesSecond Half Term05-22-2021
Last day of term05-28-2021
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFirst Half Term03-10-2021
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFull Term04-01-2021
Pass/Fail, last day to fileSecond Half Term04-28-2021
Presidents' Day Holiday (No classes, offices closed)02-15-2021
Registration Weeks for Summer & Fall 202104-28 to 05-07
Spring Break (No classes, offices open)04-02 to 04-04
Withdraw from a class , first dayFull Term03-03-2021
Withdraw from a class, last dayFirst Half Term02-25-2021
Withdraw from a class, last dayFull Term05-07-2021
Withdraw from a class, last daySecond Half Term05-14-2021
Withdraw from all Spring Term classes & the university, last day05-21-2021