Academic Calendar 2017-2018

The University of Dayton operates under an early semester, split third-term calendar. The academic year begins with the fifteen-week fall term, which ends before Christmas. The spring term, also fifteen weeks, begins in January and ends early in May. The third, or summer term, is split into two complete sessions of six weeks each.

Students may enroll for the traditional fall and spring semesters and have a four-month summer vacation; or they may add half terms or full terms to enrich their programs or speed the completion of their degree requirements. The University issues diplomas at the end of each term and holds ceremonies in May and December. Students who must earn their own money can have extra time for employment in spring and summer; or they may enroll for the third term and work during the fall or the spring term, when the employment market is not crowded with other college students.

Fall 2017

Date Description
Mon, Aug 7 Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Wed, Aug 16 New Graduate Assistant Orientation
Thu, Aug 17 New Faculty Orientation
Fri, Aug 18 Incoming First Year students move into UD Housing
Sat-Tue, Aug 19-22 New Student Orientation
Sun, Aug 20 Upperclass students move into UD Housing
Tue, Aug 22 New Student Convocation
Tue, Aug 22 Last day to complete registration
Wed, Aug 23 Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Aug 29 Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Sep 4 Labor Day--no classes
Mon, Sep 11 Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades
Wed, Sep 13 Last day to drop classes without record
Fri, Sep 15 Faculty Meeting-Boll Theatre
Fri-Sun, Sep 15-17 Family Weekend
Fri, Sep 22 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Oct 4 Mid-Term Break begins after last class
Mon, Oct 9 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Sun, Oct 15 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for December 2016 graduation
Fri, Oct 20 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Oct 18 First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Sun, Oct 22 First Year Arts Immersion Performance
Wed, Nov 1 Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for May 2017 graduation
Fri, Nov 10 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Mon, Nov 13 Last day to drop classes with record of W
Tue, Nov 21 Thanksgiving recess begins after last class
Sat, Nov 25 Saturday classes meet
Mon, Nov 27 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Dec 1 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Thu, Dec 7 Last day of classes
Fri, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception/Christmas on Campus-- no classes
Sat, Dec 9 Study Day
Sun, Dec 10 Study Day
Mon-Fri, Dec 11-15 Exams--Fall Term ends after final examinations
Fri, Dec 15 University Housing closes for Christmas Break at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 16 Diploma Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, Dec 19 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, Dec 21 End of term processing officially complete
Mon, Jan 22 Last day to change Fall Term grades

Christmas Break

Date Description
Sun, Dec 17 Christmas Break begins
Mon, Jan 15 Christmas Break ends

Spring 2018

Date Description
Fri, Jan 12 Last day to complete registration
Sun, Jan 14 University Housing reopens for Spring Term at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Jan 16 Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Jan 19 Academic Senate Meeting - Location TBD
Mon, Jan 22 Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Jan 22 Last day to change Fall Term grades
Thu, Feb 1 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for May 2017 graduation
Mon, Feb 5 Last day to drop classes without record
Fri, Feb 16 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Fri, Feb 23 Faculty Meeting/Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Feb 28 Spring Break begins after last class
Thu, Mar 1 Thursday only Graduate classes meet
Mon, Mar 5 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Wed, Mar 14 First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Thu, Mar 15 Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for August 2017 graduation
Fri, Mar 16 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Mar 28 Easter Recess begins after last class
Sun, Apr 1 Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for December 2017 graduation
Mon, Apr 2 Easter Monday--no day classes-- classes resume at 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Apr 9 Last day to drop classes with record of W
Wed, Apr 18 Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium-Alternate Day of Learning
Fri, Apr 20 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Fri, Apr 27 Last day of classes
Sat, Apr 28 Study Day
Sun, Apr 29 Study Day
Mon-Fri, Apr 30-May 4 Exams--Spring Term ends after final examinations
Fri, May 4 University Housing closes for Spring Term at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, May 5 Doctoral/Graduate Commencement Exercises at 12:45 p.m.
Sun, May 6 Undergraduate Commencement Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, May 8 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, May 10 End of term processing officially complete
Fri, May 11 Faculty Meeting-KU Ballroom
Mon, Jun 11 Last day to change Spring Term grades

Summer 2018-- First Session

Date Description
Fri, May 11 Last day to complete registration
Sat, May 12 Saturday classes begin
Mon, May 14 Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, May 15 Last day for late Summer Term- First Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Thu, May 17 Last day for late full Summer Term registration, change of grading options and schedules
Wed, May 23 Last day to drop without record from First Session classes
Mon, May 28 Memorial Day--no classes
Mon, Jun 4 Last day to drop without record from full Summer Term classes
Mon, Jun 11 Last day to drop with record of W from First Session classes
Mon, Jun 11 Last day to change Spring Term grades
Fri-Sat, Jun 22-23 Exams--full Summer Term classes do not meet First Session ends after final examinations
Tue, Jun 26 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, June 28 End of term processing officially complete
Sun, Jul 1 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2017 graduation
Thu, Jul 26 Last day to change First Session grades

Summer 2018--Second Session

Date Description
Fri, Jun 22 Last day to complete registration
Sat, Jun 23 Saturday classes begin
Mon, Jun 25 Second Session classes begin
Tue, Jun 26 Last day for late Summer Term-Second Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Sun, Jul 1 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2017 graduation
Wed, Jul 4 Independence Day--no classes
Fri, Jul 6 Last day to drop without record from Second Session classes Term classes
Mon, Jul 16 Last day to drop with record of W from Second Session and full Summer Term classes
Thu, Jul 26 Last day to change First Session grades
Fri-Sat, August 3-4 Exams--Second Session and full Summer Term end after final examinations
Mon, Aug 6 Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Tue, Aug 7 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, Aug 9 End of term processing officially complete
Mon, Sep 10 Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades