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Academic Calendars

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 7 Summer I Registration, Add/Drop, First Day of Classes
May 7 Traditional Classes Begin
May 9 Summer I Last Day to Withdraw
May 11 Traditional Add/Drop
May 11 Summer I Final Exams/Courses End
May 14 Summer II Registration, Add/Drop, First Day of Classes
May 24 Summer II Last Day to Withdraw
June 1 Summer II Final Exams/Courses End
July 5 Traditional Last Day to Withdraw*
August 21 Traditional Courses End

Date Event
August 21 New Faculty Orientation
August 22-24 Faculty Seminar
August 24-25 Residence Halls Open at Noon
August 25-28 New Student Orientation and Registration
August 29 First Day of Classes
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 4 Drop/Add Deadline
September 14 Credo Success Team Mtg.
September 14 Professional Development*
September 24-29 Exposure
October 17-19 Fall Long Weekend (no classes)
October 22 Advising for Registration Begins
October 30 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
November 5 Registration for Spring Classes Begin
November 16 Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday/Fall Break
December 7 Last Day of Classes
December 10-13 Final Exams Week (Monday – Thursday)
December 14 Fall Commencement, Friday at 6:30 p.m.
December 15 Residence Halls Close at 10:00 a.m.

* ALL Faculty (no classes)

Date Event
January 2 University Offices Open
January 6 Residence Halls Open at 1:00 p.m.
January 5-8 New Student Orientation and Registration
January 7 Faculty Seminar
January 9 First Day of Classes
January 15 Drop/Add Deadline
January 21 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
February 18 President’s Day (no classes)
February 25-27 Conference
March 4 Summer Registration Opens
March 12 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
March 14-15 Forum
March 18 Advising for Fall Registration Begins
March 25-29 Spring Break
April 1 Registration for Fall Begins
April 5 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
April 19 Good Friday (no classes)
April 22-25 Graduating Senior Final Exams
April 26 Last Day of Classes
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 26 Last Day of Classes
April 29-May 2 Final Exams Week (Monday – Thursday)
May 3 Residence Halls Close at Noon

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

Graduate Programs (all except counseling programs)

Date Term Event
May 2 Session I First Day of Classes
May 4 Session I Drop/Add Deadline
May 7 Term I Registration, Drop/Add Deadline and First Day of Classes
May 9 Term I Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 11 Term I Final Exams
May 14 Term II Registration, Drop/Add Deadline and First Day of Classes
May 24 Term II Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 28 Term II Memorial Day (no classes)
June 1 Term II Final Exams
June 5 Session I Course Withdrawal Deadline
June 26 Session I Last Day of Classes
June 27 Session II First Day of Classes
July 31 Session II Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 21 Session II Last Day of Classes

Date Term Event
August 22 Fall A Classes Begin
August 24 Fall A & B Drop/Add Deadline
September 21 All Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
September 25 Fall A Course Withdrawal Deadline
October 16 Fall A Classes End
October 17 Fall B Classes Begin
November 5 All Registration for Spring Begins
November 19 Fall B Course Withdrawal Deadline
December 11 Fall B Classes End
December 14 Fall Commencement

Date Term Event
January 9 Spring A Classes Begin
January 11 Spring A & B Drop/Add Deadline
January 121 All Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes)
January 25 All Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
February 12 Spring A Course Withdrawal Deadline
February 18 All President’s Day (no classes)
March 5 Spring A Classes End
March 6 Spring B Classes Begin
April 9 Spring B Course Withdrawal Deadline
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 30 Spring B Classes End

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

 

Graduate Counseling Programs

August 27 Classes Begin
September 2 Drop/Add Deadline
September 21 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
November 2 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 19-23 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 14 Classes End
December 14 Fall Commencement

January 2 University Offices Open
January 7 Classes Begin
January 13 Drop/Add Deadline
January 21 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
January 25 Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
February 18 President’s Day (no classes)
March15 Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 25-29 Spring Break
April 5 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
April 23 Classes End
April 26 Spring Commencement

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

PhD in Organizational Leadership/Doctorate of Strategic Leadership

Date Event
May 8–12, 2018 First Residency*
August 30–September 1, 2018 Second Residency*
March 14–16, 2019 Leadership Forum & Third Residency*

*Residencies are held in Lakeland, Florida 

Date Term Event
May 2 Session I First Day of Classes
May 4 Session I Drop/Add Deadline
May 7 Term I Registration, Drop/Add Deadline and First Day of Classes
May 9 Term I Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 11 Term I Final Exams
May 14 Term II Registration, Drop/Add Deadline and First Day of Classes
May 24 Term II Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 28 Term II Memorial Day (no classes)
June 1 Term II Final Exams
June 5 Session I Course Withdrawal Deadline
June 26 Session I Last Day of Classes
June 27 Session II First Day of Classes
July 31 Session II Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 21 Session II Last Day of Classes

Date Term Event
August 22 Fall A Classes Begin
August 24 Fall A & B Drop/Add Deadline
September 21 All Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
September 25 Fall A Course Withdrawal Deadline
October 16 Fall A Classes End
October 17 Fall B Classes Begin
November 5 All Registration for Spring Begins
November 19 Fall B Course Withdrawal Deadline
December 11 Fall B Classes End
December 14 Fall Commencement

Date Term Event
January 9 Spring A Classes Begin
January 11 Spring A & B Drop/Add Deadline
January 21 All Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes)
January 25 All Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
February 12 Spring A Course Withdrawal Deadline
February 18 All President’s Day (no classes)
March 5 Spring A Classes End
March 6 Spring B Classes Begin
April 9 Spring B Course Withdrawal Deadline
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 30 Spring B Classes End

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

Doctor of Education

Date Term Event
August 22 Fall A Classes Begin
August 24 Fall A & B Drop/Add Deadline
September 21 All Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
September 25 Fall A Course Withdrawal Deadline
October 15 Fall A Classes End
October 16 Fall B Classes Begin
November 5 All Registration for Spring Begins
November 19 Fall B Course Withdrawal Deadline
December 11 Fall B Classes End
December 14 Fall Commencement

January 7–11: Spring Intensive (EDUC 6013 Principles of Leadership and Ethics & EDUC 7023 Quantitative Research)

Date Term Event
January 9 Spring A Classes Begin
January 11 Spring A & B Drop/Add Deadline
January 121 All Martin Luther King Jr. holiday (no classes)
January 25 All Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
February 12 Spring A Course Withdrawal Deadline
February 18 All President’s Day (no classes)
March 5 Spring A Classes End
March 6 Spring B Classes Begin
April 9 Spring B Course Withdrawal Deadline
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 30 Spring B Classes End

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

Doctor of Ministry

Date Event
May 16 Semester Begins
May 22 (11:59 p.m.) Add/Drop Deadline
June 18 Last Day for Course Withdrawal (for Jun. 19–22 class)
June 19–22 Campus Engagement: PMIN 6033
June 11 Last Day for Course Withdrawal (for Jun. 12-15 class)
June 12–15 Campus Engagement: PMIN 7043
August 14 Semester Ends

Date Event
August 22 Classes Begin
August 28 Add/Drop Deadline
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 21 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
October 23 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 21–23 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 11 Last Day of Classes
December 14 Fall Commencement

Date Event
January 9 Classes Begin
January 15 Add/Drop Deadline
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no classes)
February 18 President’s Day (no classes)
March 12 Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 25–29 Spring Break (no classes)
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 30 Last Day of Classes

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

Dates

Date Session Event
May 2 Summer A Courses Begin
May 4 All Add/Drop Deadline
 June 5 Summer A  Last Day to Withdraw*
June 26 Summer A Courses End
June 27 Summer B Courses Begin
July 31 Summer B Last Day to Withdraw*
August 21 Summer B Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

August 22 Fall A – Classes Begin
August 24 Fall Add/Drop Deadline (all terms)
September 25 Fall A – Course Withdrawal Deadline *
October 16 Fall A – Classes End
October 17 Fall B – Classes Begin
November 5 Spring registration opens
November 16 Last day to apply for Spring Commencement
November 20 Fall B – Course Withdrawal Deadline*
December 11 Fall B – Courses End
December 14 Fall Commencement
Dec 12 –Jan 8 Christmas Break – No Courses Scheduled

*Requires registrar approval

Jan 9 Spring A – Courses Begin
Jan 11 Spring Add/Drop Deadline (all terms)
Feb 12 Spring A – Course Withdrawal Deadline*
Mar 5 Spring A – Classes End
Mar 6 Spring B – Classes Begin
April 5 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
Apr 9 Spring B – Course Withdrawal Deadline*
April 26 Spring commencement
Apr 30 Spring B – Classes End

*Requires registrar approval

May 1 Summer A – Classes Begin
May 3 Summer A – Add/Drop 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*
Aug 20 Summer B – Classes End

Academic Sessions

Session A 8-weeks
Session B 8-weeks
Session C** 4-weeks
Session D** 4-weeks
Session E** 4-weeks
Session F** 4-weeks

 

 

 

 

 

**Sessions C, D, E, and F are available in Puyallup only.

Dates

Date Session Event
May 2 Summer A & C Courses Begin
May 4 Summer A, B, C, D, E, F Add/Drop Deadline
May 18 Summer C Last Day to Withdraw*
May 29 Summer C Courses End
May 30 Summer D Courses Begin
June 5 Summer A Last Day to Withdraw*
June 8 Summer D Last Day to Withdraw*
June 26 Summer A & D Courses End
June 27 Summer B & E Courses Begin
July 13 Summer E Last Day to Withdraw*
July 24 Summer E Courses End
July 25 Summer F Courses Begin
July 27 Summer F Add/Drop Deadline*
July 31 Summer B Last Day to Withdraw*
August 10 Summer F Last Day to Withdraw*
August 21 Summer B & F Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

Dates

Date Session Event
August 15 Fall A Courses Begin
August 17 Fall A & B Add/Drop Deadline
September 18 Fall A Course Withdrawal Deadline*
October 14 Fall A Courses End
October 15 Fall B Courses Begin
November 5 All Spring registration opens
November 16  All Last day to apply for Spring commencement
November 19–25 All Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
November 20 Fall B Course Withdrawal Deadline*
December 14 Fall Commencement
December 16 Fall B Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

Date Session Event
January 9 Spring A Classes Begin
January 11 Spring A & B Add/Drop Deadline
February 12 Spring A Course Withdrawal Deadline*
March 10 Spring A Classes End
March 11–17 All Spring Break – No Classes
March 18 Spring B Classes Begin
April 5 All Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
April 15 Spring B Course Withdrawal Deadline*
April 26 Spring Commencement
May 12 Spring B Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

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