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

Christmas Break

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

Spring 2017

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

Summer 2017-- First Session

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

Summer 2017--Second Session

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