Office Of The Registrar

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

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

For Workshop Week and GR Term (EDUC, NURS, Non-CE) dates and deadlines, download the complete 'Summer 2017' grid.
UG SUMMER 2017 - DEADLINEPART OF TERMDATE
First day of classesFull Term (UG)06-05-17
First day of classesTerm I06-05-17
Add a class w/o fee, last dayTerm I06-06-17
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayTerm I06-07-17
Add a class w/o fee, last dayFull Term (UG)06-09-17
Drop a class, last dayTerm I06-09-17
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayFull Term (UG)06-12-17
Withdraw from a class, first day, instructor signature requiredTerm I06-12-17
Drop a class, last dayFull Term (UG)06-16-17
Withdraw from a class, first day, instructor signature requiredFull Term (UG)06-19-17
Pass/Fail, last day to fileTerm I06-19-17
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature requiredTerm I06-26-17
Last day of classesTerm I06-30-17
First day of classesTerm II07-03-17
Independence Day Holiday (No classes, offices closed)07-04-17
Pass/Fail, last day to fileFull Term (UG)07-05-17
Add a class w/o fee, last dayTerm II07-05-17
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first dayTerm II07-06-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Term I07-10-17
Drop a class, last dayTerm II07-10-17
Withdraw from a class, first day, instructor signature requiredTerm II07-11-17
Pass/Fail, last day to fileTerm II07-18-17
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature requiredTerm II07-24-17
Last day of classesTerm II07-28-17
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature requiredFull Term (UG)07-31-17
Last day of classesFull Term (UG)08-04-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Term II08-04-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)Full Term (UG)08-11-17