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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

Term Specific Dates, Deadlines & Final Exam Schedule Information

FALL 2017 DEADLINEDATEPART OF TERM
First day of classes09-05-17First Half Term
First day of classes09-05-17Full Term
Add a class, last day09-11-17First Half Term
Drop a class, last day09-11-17First Half Term
Add a class, last day09-11-17Full Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-12-17First Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day09-12-17Full Term
Drop a class, last day09-18-17Full Term
Pass/Fail, last day to file09-22-17First Half Term
Graduation applications for December 2017 due10-02-17
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required10-12-17First Half Term
Incomplete grades due from Spring & Summer 201710-13-17
Last day of classes10-19-17First Half Term
Mid-Semester Break (Classes cancelled, PLU Offices open)10-20-17
Pass/Fail, last day to file10-20-17Full Term
First day of classes10-23-17Second Half Term
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)10-26-17First Half Term
Add a class, last day10-27-17Second Half Term
Drop a class, last day10-27-17Second Half Term
Add a class with fee & instructor signature, first day10-30-17Second Half Term
Advising Week for J-term & Spring 201810-30-17 to
11-03-17
Registration Weeks for J-term & Spring 201811-06-17 to
11-17-17
Veteran's Day Holiday (observed at Chapel 10:30-11:00a)11-10-17
Pass/Fail, last day to file11-17-17Second Half Term
Thanksgiving Holiday
(Classes cancelled at 1:35p Nov 22nd & resume Nov 27th,
PLU Offices closed Nov 23rd & 24th)
11-23-17
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required11-27-17Full Term
Graduation applications for January 2018 due12-01-17
Withdraw from a class, last day, instructor signature required12-01-17Second Half Term
Withdraw from ALL fall classes & the University, last day12-08-17
Last day of lecture12-09-17Full Term
Last day of classes12-09-17Second Half Term
Final Exam's Week12-11-17 to
12-15-17
Full Term
Last day of term12-15-17
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-22-17Full Term
Grades due from faculty (by 5p)12-22-17Second Half Term