Academic Calendar 2016-2017

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 2016

Date Description
Mon, Aug 8 Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Mon, Aug 15 New Graduate Assistant Orientation
Thu, Aug 18 New Faculty Orientation
Sat, Aug 20 Incoming First Year students move into UD Housing
Sat-Tue, Aug 20-23 New Student Orientation
Sun, Aug 21 Upperclass students move into UD Housing
Tue, Aug 23 New Student Convocation
Tue, Aug 23 Last day to complete registration
Wed, Aug 24 Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Aug 30 Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Sep 5 Labor Day--no classes
Fri, Sep 9 Faculty Meeting-Boll Theatre
Mon, Sep 12 Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades
Wed, Sep 14 Last day to drop classes without record
Fri, Sep 23 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Oct 5 Mid-Term Break begins after last class
Mon, Oct 10 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Oct 14 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Sat, Oct 15 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for December 2016 graduation
Wed, Oct 19 First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Tue, Nov 1 Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for May 2017 graduation
Fri-Sun, Nov 4-6 Family Weekend
Fri, Nov 11 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Mon, Nov 14 Last day to drop classes with record of W
Tue, Nov 22 Thanksgiving recess begins after last class
Sat, Nov 26 Saturday classes meet
Mon, Nov 28 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Thu, Dec 8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception/Christmas on Campus-- no classes
Fri, Dec 9 Last day of classes
Fri, Dec 9 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Sat, Dec 10 Study Day
Sun, Dec 11 Study Day
Mon-Fri, Dec 12-16 Exams--Fall Term ends after final examinations
Fri, Dec 16 University Housing closes for Christmas Break at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 17 Diploma Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, Dec 20 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, Dec 22 End of term processing officially complete
Mon, Jan 23 Last day to change Fall Term grades

Christmas Break

Date Description
Sun, Dec 18 Christmas Break begins
Mon, Jan 16 Christmas Break ends

Spring 2017

Date Description
Fri, Jan 13 Last day to complete registration
Sun, Jan 15 University Housing reopens for Spring Term at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Jan 17 Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Jan 20 Academic Senate Meeting - Location TBD
Mon, Jan 23 Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Jan 23 Last day to change Fall Term grades
Wed, Feb 1 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for May 2017 graduation
Fri, Feb 3 Faculty Meeting/Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Mon, Feb 6 Last day to drop classes without record
Fri, Feb 17 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Mar 1 Spring Break begins after last class
Thu, Mar 2 Thursday only Graduate classes meet
Mon, Mar 6 Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Wed, Mar 15 Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for August 2017 graduation
Wed, Mar 15 First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Fri, Mar 17 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Sat, Apr 1 Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for December 2017 graduation
Wed, Apr 5 Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium-Alternate Day of Learning
Mon, Apr 10 Last day to drop classes with record of W
Wed, Apr 12 Easter Recess begins after last class
Mon, Apr 17 Easter Monday--no day classes-- classes resume at 4:30 p.m.
Fri, Apr 21 Academic Senate Meeting (KU Ballroom)
Fri, Apr 28 Last day of classes
Sat, Apr 29 Study Day
Sun, Apr 30 Study Day
Mon-Fri, May 1-May 5 Exams--Spring Term ends after final examinations
Fri, May 5 University Housing closes for Spring Term at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, May 6 Doctoral/Graduate Commencement Exercises at 12:45 p.m.
Sun, May 7 Undergraduate Commencement Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, May 9 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, May 11 End of term processing officially complete
Fri, May 12 Faculty Meeting-KU Ballroom
Mon, Jun 12 Last day to change Spring Term grades

Summer 2017-- First Session

Date Description
Fri, May 12 Last day to complete registration
Sat, May 13 Saturday classes begin
Mon, May 15 Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, May 16 Last day for late Summer Term- First Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Thu, May 18 Last day for late full Summer Term registration, change of grading options and schedules
Wed, May 24 Last day to drop without record from First Session classes
Mon, May 29 Memorial Day--no classes
Mon, Jun 5 Last day to drop without record from full Summer Term classes
Mon, Jun 12 Last day to drop with record of W from First Session classes
Mon, Jun 12 Last day to change Spring Term grades
Fri-Sat, Jun 23-24 Exams--full Summer Term classes do not meet First Session ends after final examinations
Tue, Jun 27 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, June 29 End of term processing officially complete
Sat, Jul 1 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2017 graduation
Thu, Jul 27 Last day to change First Session grades

Summer 2017--Second Session

Date Description
Fri, Jun 23 Last day to complete registration
Sat, Jun 24 Saturday classes begin
Mon, Jun 26 Second Session classes begin
Tue, Jun 27 Last day for late Summer Term-Second Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Sat, Jul 1 Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2017 graduation
Tue, Jul 4 Independence Day--no classes
Fri, Jul 7 Last day to drop without record from Second Session classes Term classes
Mon, Jul 17 Last day to drop with record of W from Second Session and full Summer Term classes
Thu, Jul 27 Last day to change First Session grades
Fri-Sat, August 4-5 Exams--Second Session and full Summer Term end after final examinations
Mon, Aug 7 Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Tue, Aug 8 Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, Aug 10 End of term processing officially complete
Mon, Sep 11 Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades