Academic Calendar 2015-2016

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 2015

Date Description
Mon, Aug 3Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Tue, Aug 18New Graduate Assistant Orientation
Thu, Aug 20New Faculty Orientation
Sat, Aug 22Incoming First Year students move into UD Housing
Sat-Tue, Aug 22-25New Student Orientation
Sun, Aug 23Upperclass students move into UD Housing
Tue, Aug 25New Student Convocation
Tue, Aug 25Last day to complete registration
Wed, Aug 26Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Sep 1Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Sep 7Labor Day--no classes
Tue, Sep 8Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades
Fri, Sep 11Faculty Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Wed, Sep 16Last day to drop classes without record
Fri, Sep 18Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m. (KU Ballroom)
Fri-Sun, Sep 18-20Family Weekend
Wed, Oct 7Mid-Term Break begins after last class
Mon, Oct 12Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Thu, Oct 15Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for December 2015 graduation
Fri, Oct 16Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m. (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Oct 21First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Sun, Nov 1Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for May 2016 graduation
Fri, Nov 13Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Mon, Nov 16Last day to drop classes with record of W
Tue, Nov 24Thanksgiving recess begins after last class
Sat, Nov 28Saturday classes meet
Mon, Nov 30Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Dec 8Feast of the Immaculate Conception/Christmas on Campus-- no classes
Fri, Dec 11Last day of classes
Fri, Dec 11Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m. (KU Ballroom)
Sat, Dec 12Study Day
Sun, Dec 13Study Day
Mon-Fri, Dec 14-18Exams--Fall Term ends after final examinations
Fri, Dec 18University Housing closes for Christmas Break at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 19Diploma Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, Dec 22Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Wed, Dec 23End of term processing officially complete
Mon, Jan 25Last day to change Fall Term grades

Christmas Break

Date Description
Sun, Dec 20Christmas Break begins
Mon, Jan 18Christmas Break ends

Spring 2016

Date Description
Fri, Jan 15Last day to complete registration
Sun, Jan 17University Housing reopens for Spring Term at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, Jan 19Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Jan 22Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m. (KU Ballroom)
Mon, Jan 25Last day for late registration, change of grading options and schedules
Mon, Jan 25Last day to change Fall Term grades
Mon, Feb 1Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for May 2016 graduation
Mon, Feb 8Last day to drop classes without record
Fri, Feb 12Faculty Meeting/Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Fri, Feb 19Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m. (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Feb 24Spring Break begins after last class
Thu, Feb 25Thursday only Graduate classes meet
Mon, Feb 29Classes resume at 8:00 a.m.
Fri, Mar 11Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m.
Tue, Mar 15Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for August 2016 graduation
Wed, Mar 16First-Year students' midterm progress grades due by 4:00 p.m.
Wed, Mar 23Easter Recess begins after last class
Mon, Mar 28Easter Monday--no day classes-- classes resume at 4:30 p.m.
Fri, Apr 1Last day for Undergraduate students to apply for December 2016 graduation
Mon, Apr 11Last day to drop classes with record of W
Fri, Apr 15Academic Senate Meeting at 3:30 p.m. (KU Ballroom)
Wed, Apr 20Bro. Joseph W. Stander Symposium-Alternate Day of Learning
Fri, Apr 29Last day of classes
Sat, Apr 30Study Day
Sun, May 1Study Day
Mon-Fri, May 2-May 6Exams--Spring Term ends after final examinations
Fri, May 6University Housing closes for Spring Term at 6:00 p.m.
Sat, May 7Doctoral/Graduate Commencement Exercises at 12:45 p.m.
Sun, May 8Undergraduate Commencement Exercises at 9:45 a.m.
Tue, May 10Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, May 12End of term processing officially complete
Fri, May 13Last day to change Spring Term grades

Summer 2016-- First Session

Date Description
Fri, May 13Last day to complete registration
Sat, May 14Saturday classes begin
Mon, May 16Classes begin at 8:00 a.m.
Tue, May 17Last day for late Summer Term- First Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Thu, May 19Last day for late full Summer Term registration, change of grading options and schedules
Wed, May 25Last day to drop without record from First Session classes
Mon, May 30Memorial Day--no classes
Mon, Jun 6Last day to drop without record from full Summer Term classes
Mon, Jun 13Last day to drop with record of W from First Session classes
Mon, Jun 13Last day to change Spring Term grades
Fri-Sat, Jun 24-25Exams--full Summer Term classes do not meet First Session ends after final examinations
Tue, Jun 28Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, June 30End of term processing officially complete
Fri, Jul 1Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2016 graduation
Thu, Jul 28Last day to change First Session grades

Summer 2016--Second Session

Date Description
Fri, Jun 24Last day to complete registration
Sat, Jun 25Saturday classes begin
Mon, Jun 27Second Session classes begin
Tue, Jun 28Last day for late Summer Term-Second Session registration, change of grading options and schedules
Fri, Jul 1Last day for Graduate and Doctoral students to apply for August 2016 graduation
Mon, Jul 4Independence Day--no classes
Thu, Jul 7Last day to drop without record from Second Session classes Term classes
Mon, Jul 18Last day to drop with record of W from Second Session and full Summer Term classes
Thu, Jul 28Last day to change First Session grades
Fri-Sat, August 5-6Exams--Second Session and full Summer Term end after final examinations
Mon, Aug 8Degrees conferred--no ceremony
Tue, Aug 9Grades due by 9:00 a.m.
Thu, Aug 11End of term processing officially complete
Mon, Sep 12Last day to change Second Session and full Summer Term grades