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Academic Calendars 2019-2020

These dates will help you plan out your academic year. Please visit our University Calendar page to see a full listing of Lakeland campus events and additional information, and visit the Athletics Calendar to catch the next opportunity to support Fire Athletics.

Date Term Event
May 6 Summer I Drop/Add Deadline & First Day of Classes
May 6 Traditional First Day of Classes
May 8 Summer I Last Day of Course Withdrawal
May 10 Summer I Last Day of Classes
May 13 Summer II Drop/Add Deadline & First Day of Classes
May 14 Traditional Drop/Add Deadline
May 23 Summer II Last Day for Course Withdrawal
May 28 Summer II Memorial Day (no classes)
May 31 Summer II Last Day of Classes
July 9 Traditional Last Day for Course Withdrawal
August 20 Traditional Last Day of Classes

Date Term Event
August 21 Traditional New Faculty Seminar
August 22-23 Traditional Faculty Seminar
August 23-24 Traditional Residence Halls Open at 8:00 A.M.
August 24-27 Traditional New Student Orientation and Registration
August 28 Traditional First Day of Classes
September 2 Traditional Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 3 Traditional Add/Drop Deadline
October 16-18 Traditional Long Fall Weekend (no classes)
October 21 Traditional Advising for Registration Begins
October 29 Traditional Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 4 Traditional Registration for Spring Begins
November 15 Traditional Last Day to Apply for Commencement
November 25-29 Traditional Thanksgiving Holiday/ Fall Break
December 6 Traditional Last Day of Classes
December 9-12 Traditional Final Exam Week (Monday – Thursday)
December 13 Traditional Fall Commencement
December 14 Traditional Residence Halls Close at 10:00 A.M.

Date Term Event
January 2 Traditional University Offices Open
January 5 Traditional New Student Orientation and Registration
January 6 Traditional Faculty Seminar
January 8 Traditional First Day of Classes
January 14 Traditional Drop / Add Deadline
January 20 Traditional Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
February 17 Traditional President’s Day (no classes)
March 2-6 Traditional Spring Break
March 3 Traditional Summer Registration Opens
March 10 Traditional Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 12/13 Traditional Forum
March 16 Traditional Advising for Fall Registration Begins
March 30 Traditional Registration for Fall Begins
April 8 Traditional Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
April 10 Traditional Good Friday (no classes)
April 17 Traditional Last Day of Classes
April 20-23 Traditional Final Exam Week (Monday-Thursday)
April 24 Traditional Spring Commencement
April 25 Traditional Residence Halls Close at 10:00 a.m.

Date Event
May 4 First Day of Classes
May 11 Drop/Add Deadline
July 7 Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 18 Last Day of Classes

Graduate Programs (all except counseling programs)

Date Type Event
May 3 Summer A Courses Begin
May 6 Summer Add/Drop
June 6 Summer A Last Day to Withdrawal
June 25 Summer A Courses End
June 26 Summer B Classes Begin
June 28 Summer Add/Drop
July 30 Summer B Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 20 Summer B Courses End

First Day of Classes August 21
Add/Drop Deadline August 23
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A September 24
Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement (graduate only) September 27
Last Day of Classes – Session A October 15
First Day of Classes – Session B October 16
Registration for Spring Begins November 4
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B November 19
Last Day of Classes December 10
Fall Commencement December 13
Christmas Break December 14, 2019-January 7, 2020

University Offices Open January 2
First Day of Classes January 8
Add/Drop Deadline January 10
MLK, Jr. Day (no classes) January 20
Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement (Graduate only) January 24
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A February 11
President’s Day (no classes) February 17
Registration for Summer Opens March 3
Last Day of Classes – Session A March 3
First Day of Classes – Session B March 4
Registration for Fall Begins March 30
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B April 7
Good Friday (no classes) April 10
Spring Commencement April 24
Last Day of Classes April 28

First Day of Classes April 29
Add/Drop Deadline May 1
Memorial Day (no classes) May 25
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A June 2
Last Day of Classes – Session A June 23
First Day of Classes – Session B June 24
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B July 28
Last Day of Classes – Session B August 18

Graduate Counseling Programs

Date Event
May 13 Classes Begin
May 19 Drop/Add Deadline
May 28 Memorial Day (no classes)
July 1 Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 13 Classes End

First Day of Classes August 26
Add/Drop Deadline August 30
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2
Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement (graduate only) September 27
Course Withdrawal Deadline – full term October 25
Registration for Spring Begins November 4
Last Day of Classes December 13
Fall Commencement December 13
Christmas Break December 14, 2019-January 5, 2020

University Offices Open January 2
First Day of Classes January 6
Add/Drop Deadline January 10
MLK, Jr. Day (no classes) January 20
Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement (Graduate only) January 24
Registration for Summer Opens March 3
Forum at SEU March 13
Course Withdrawal Deadline – full term March 13
Registration for Fall Begins March 30
Good Friday (no classes) April 10
Last Day of Classes April 20
Spring Commencement April 24

First Day of Classes May 11
Add/Drop Deadline May 15
Memorial Day (no classes) May 25
Course Withdrawal Deadline -Full Term June 29
Last Day of Classes – Full Term August 9

PhD in Organizational Leadership/Doctorate of Strategic Leadership

Date Term Event
May 1 Summer A Classes Begin
May 3 Summer A & B Drop/Add Deadline
June 4 Summer A Course Withdrawal Deadline
June 25 Summer A Classes End
June 26 Summer B Classes Begin
July 30 Summer B Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 20 Summer B Classes End

First Day of Classes August 21
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2
Add/Drop Deadline August 23
Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement (graduate only) September 27
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A September 24
Last Day of Classes – Session A October 15
First Day of Classes – Session B October 16
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B November 19
Registration for Spring Begins November 4
Last Day of Classes December 10
Fall Commencement December 13
Christmas Break December 14, 2019-January 7, 2020

University Offices Open January 2
First Day of Classes January 8
Add/Drop Deadline January 10
MLK, Jr. Day (no classes) January 20
Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement (Graduate only) January 24
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A February 11
President’s Day (no classes) February 17
Registration for Summer Opens March 3
Last Day of Classes – Session A March 3
First Day of Classes – Session B March 4
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B April 7
Registration for Fall Begins March 30
Good Friday (no classes) April 10
Last Day of Classes April 28
Spring Commencement April 24

First Day of Classes April 29
Add/Drop Deadline May 1
Memorial Day (no classes) May 25
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A June 2
Last Day of Classes – Session A June 23
First Day of Classes – Session B June 24
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B July 28
Last Day of Classes – Session B August 18

Doctor of Education

June 17–21: Summer Intensive (EDUC 6013 Principles of Leadership and Ethics & EDUC 7023 Quantitative Research)

Date Term Event
May 1 Summer A Classes Begin
May 3 Summer A & B Drop/Add Deadline
June 4 Summer A Course Withdrawal Deadline
June 25 Summer A Classes End
June 26 Summer B Classes Begin
July 30 Summer B Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 20 Summer B Classes End

First Day of Classes August 21
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2
Add/Drop Deadline August 23
Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement (graduate only) September 27
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A September 24
Last Day of Classes – Session A October 15
First Day of Classes – Session B October 16
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B November 19
Registration for Spring Begins November 4
Last Day of Classes December 10
Fall Commencement December 13
Christmas Break December 14, 2019-January 7, 2020

University Offices Open January 2
First Day of Classes January 8
Add/Drop Deadline January 10
MLK, Jr. Day (no classes) January 20
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A February 11
President’s Day (no classes) February 17
Registration for Summer Opens March 3
Registration for Fall Begins March 30
Last Day of Classes – Session A March 3
First Day of Classes – Session B March 4
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B April 7
Good Friday (no classes) April 10
Spring Commencement April 24
Last Day of Classes April 28

First Day of Classes April 29
Add/Drop Deadline May 1
Memorial Day (no classes) May 25
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A June 2
Last Day of Classes – Session A June 23
First Day of Classes – Session B June 24
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B July 28
Last Day of Classes – Session B August 18

Doctor of Ministry

Date Event
May 1 Classes Begin
May 7 Add/Drop Deadline
July 9 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
August 20 Classes End

Date Event
August 21 Classes Begin
August 27 Add/Drop Deadline
September 2 Labor Day
September 27 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
October 15 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 4 Registration for Spring Begins
November 27 – 29 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 10 Last Day of Classes
December 13 Fall Commencement
December 11 – January 5 Christmas Break – No Courses Scheduled

Date Event
January 2 University Offices Open
January 8 Classes Begin
January 14 Add/Drop
January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
January 24 Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
February 17 President’s Day (no classes)
February 24 – 26 Conference
March 10 Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 23 – 27 Spring Break
March 30

April 10

Registration for Fall Begins

Good Friday (no classes)

April 24 Spring Commencement
April 28 Classes End

 

Date Event
April 29 Classes Begin
May 1

May 25

Add/Drop Deadline

Memorial Day (no classes)

July 27 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
August 18 Classes End

Dates *Requires registrar approval 

Date Event
May 3 Summer A – Courses Begin
May 6 Summer – Add/Drop
June 6 Summer A – Course Withdrawal Deadline  (Requires Registrar Approval)
June 25 Summer A – Courses End
June 26 Summer B – Classes Begin
July 30 Summer B – Course Withdrawal Deadline 
August 20 Summer B – Courses End

First Day of Classes August 21
Add/Drop Deadline August 23
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A September 24
Last Day of Classes – Session A October 15
First Day of Classes – Session B October 16
Course Withdrawal Deadline – full term October 18
Registration for Spring Begins November 4
Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement (UG) November 15
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B November 19
Last Day of Classes December 10
Fall Commencement December 13
Christmas Break December 11, 2019-January 7, 2020

University Offices Open January 2
First Day of Classes January 8
Add/Drop Deadline January 10
MLK, Jr. Day (no classes) January 20
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A February 11
President’s Day (no classes) February 17
Registration for Summer Opens March 3
Last Day of Classes – Session A March 3
First Day of Classes – Session B March 4
Course Withdrawal Deadline – full term March 10
Registration for Fall Begins March 30
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B April 7
Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement (UG) April 8
Good Friday (no classes) April 10
Last Day of Classes April 28
Spring Commencement April 24

First Day of Classes April 29
Add/Drop Deadline May 1
Memorial Day (no classes) May 25
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A June 2
Last Day of Classes – Session A June 23
First Day of Classes – Session B

Course Withdrawal Deadline – Full Semester

June 24

June 26

Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B July 28
Last Day of Classes – Session B August 18
Last Day of Classes – Full Term August 18

Dates *Requires registrar approval 

Summer Break (No Classes) — May 13–August 13, 2019

 

First Day of Classes August 14
Labor Day Holiday (no classes) September 2
Add/Drop Deadline August 16
Course Withdrawal Deadline – full term October 11
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A September 20
Last Day of Classes – Session A October 11
First Day of Classes – Session B October 14
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B November 18
Registration for Spring Begins November 4
Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement (UG) November 15
Thanksgiving Holiday Break November 25-November 29
Last Day of Classes December 13
Fall Commencement December 13
Christmas Break December 14, 2019-January 12, 2020

University Offices Open January 2
First Day of Classes January 8
Add/Drop Deadline January 16
MLK, Jr. Day (no classes) January 20
President’s Day (no classes) February 17
Spring Break March 9-13
Registration for Summer Opens March 3
Course Withdrawal Deadline – full term March 17
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session A February 17
Last Day of Classes – Session A March 6
First Day of Classes – Session B March 16
Course Withdrawal Deadline – Session B April 13
Registration for Fall Begins March 30
Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement (UG) April 8
Good Friday (no classes) April 10
Last Day of Classes May 8
Spring Commencement April 24