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Academic Calendars

2017–2018

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.

Dates

Date Event
August 26 Residence Halls Open
August 26–29 New Student Orientation & Registration
August 30 First Day of Classes
September 4 Labor Day (No Classes)
September 5 Add/Drop Deadline
September 23 Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation
October 11–13 Long Fall Weekend (No Classes)
October 23 Advising for Spring Registration Begins
October 31 Last Day to Withdraw
November 6 Spring Registration Opens
November 17 Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation
November 22–24 Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
December 8 Last Day of Classes
December 11–14 Final Exams
December 15 Fall Commencement
December 16 Residence Halls Close

 Date  Event
January 14 Residence Halls Open
January 14–16 New Student Orientation & Registration
January 17 Classes Begin
January 23 Add/Drop Deadline
February 19 President’s Day (No Classes)
March 19 Advising for Fall Registration Begins
March 20 Last Day to Withdraw
March 26–30 Spring Break
March 30 Last Day to Apply for Fall & Summer Graduation
April 9 Registration for Fall Begins
April 27 Last Day of Classes
April 30–May 3 Final Exams
May 3 Spring Graduate & Doctoral Graduation
May 4 Spring Undergraduate Graduation
May 5 Residence Halls Close

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

*Requires registrar approval.

Graduate Programs (all except counseling programs)

Session I – 8-Week Program

Date Event
August 23 First Day of Classes
August 25 Add/Drop Deadline
September 23 Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation
September 27 Course Withdrawal Deadline
October 17 Last Day of Classes
November 6 Spring Registration Opens

 

Session II – 8-Week Program

Date Event
October 18 First Day of Classes
October 20 Add/Drop Deadline
November 6 Spring Registration Opens
November 17 Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation
November 22–24 Thanksgiving Holiday
November 22 Course Withdrawal Deadline
December 12 Last Day of Classes
December 15 Fall Graduation; 6:30 p.m.

Session I – 8-Week Program

Date Event
January 2 University Offices Reopen
January 10 First Day of Classes
January 12 Add/Drop Deadline
February 13 Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 6 Last Day of Classes

 

Session II – 8-Week Program

Date Event
March 7 First Day of Classes
March 19 Advising for Fall Registration Begins
March 26–30 Spring Break
March 30 Good Friday (University Offices Closed)
March 30 Last Day to Apply for Summer & Fall Graduation
April 10 Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 1 Last Day of Classes
May 3 Spring Graduation (Graduate & Doctoral)

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

 

Graduate Counseling Programs

Date Event
August 28 First Day of Classes
September 3 Drop/Add Deadline
October 27 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 6 Spring Registration Opens
November 22–24 Thanksgiving (no classes)
December 12 Last Day of Classes
December 15 Fall Graduation

Date Event
January 8 First Day of Classes
January 14 Drop/Add Deadline
January 15 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
March 9 Course Withdrawal Deadline
April 17 Last Day of Classes
May 3 Spring Graduation (Graduate & Doctoral)

Date Event
May 7 First Day of Classes
May 13 Drop/Add Deadline
May 28 Memorial Day (no classes)
July 2–6 Independence Day Week (no classes)
July 6 Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 7 Last Day of Classes

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 

Doctor of Education

Date Event
July 5 Registration Opens
September 4 First Day of Classes (Course opens online)
September 6 Drop/Add Deadline
September 23 Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation
October 22 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 17 Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation
December 3 Last Day of Classes

Date Event
October 4 Registration Opens
December 4 First Day of Classes (Course opens online)
December 6 Add/Drop Deadline
December 25–31 Christmas Break
January 1 New Student Required Orientation; 6:00 p.m. at SEU
January 2 Course Drop Deadline
January 2–6 Intensive (Face-to-Face) Course Starts
January 28 Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 4 Last Day of Classes

Date Event
January 5 Registration Opens
March 5 First Day of Classes (Course opens online)
March 7 Add/Drop Course Deadline
April 2–8 Spring Break
April 2 Course Drop Deadline
April 29 Course Withdrawal Deadline
May 3 Spring Graduation (Graduate & Doctoral)
June 3 Last Day of Classes

Date Event
April 4 Registration Opens
June 4 First Day of Classes (Course opens online)
June 6 Course Add Deadline
July 8 New Student Required Orientation – 6:00 p.m. at SEU
July 9 Course Drop Deadline
July 9–13 Intensive (Face-to-Face) Course
July 14 ABD Students Dissertation Seminar: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
July 22 Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 26 Last Day of Classes
August 27–September 2 Break

 

Doctor of Ministry

Date Event
August 23 Semester Begins
August 29 (11:59 p.m.) Add/Drop Deadline
September 10 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
September 11–15 Campus Engagement: PMIN 6013 and PMIN 6023
September 17 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
September 18–22 Campus Engagement: PMIN 8123 and PMIN 8133
December 12 Semester Ends

Date Event
January 10 Semester Begins
January 16 (11:59 p.m.) Add/Drop Deadline
January 28 Last Day for Course Withdrawal (for Jan. 29–Feb. 2 class)
January 29–February 2 Campus Engagement: PMIN 8113 and PMIN 8013
February 4 Last Day for Course Withdrawal (for Feb. 5–9 class)
February 5–9 Campus Engagement: PMIN 8143 and PMIN 8023
May 1 Semester Ends

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

Dates

Date Session Event
August 23 Fall A Courses Begin
August 25 All Add/Drop Deadline
September 22 All Last Day to Apply for
Fall Graduation
September 26 Fall A Last Day to Withdraw*
October 17 Fall A Courses End
October 18 Fall B Courses Begin
October 23 All Advising for Spring
Registration Begins
November 6 All Spring Registration Opens
November 17 All Last Day to Apply for
Spring Graduation
November 21 Fall B Last Day to Withdraw*
December 8 Fall B Courses End
December 15 All Fall Graduation
December 13–January 1 Christmas Break No Classes

*Requires registrar approval

Date Session Event
January 10 Spring A Courses Begin
January 12 Spring A & B Add/Drop Deadline
Feb 13 Spring A Last Day to Withdraw*
Mar 6 Spring A Courses End
Mar 7 Spring B Courses Begin
Mar 19 All Advising for Fall
Registration Begins
Mar 30 All Last Day to Apply for Summer and Fall Graduation
Apr 9 All Fall & Summer Registration Opens
Apr 10 Spring B Last Day to Withdraw*
May 1 Spring B Courses End
May 4 All Spring Graduation

*Requires registrar approval

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

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
August 23 Fall A & C Courses Begin
August 25 Fall A, B, C, D, E & F Add/Drop Deadline
September 8 Fall C Last Day to Withdraw*
September 19 Fall C Courses End
September 20 Fall D Courses Begin
September 22 All Last day to Apply for
Fall Graduation
September 26 Fall A Last Day to Withdraw*
October 6 Fall D Last Day to Withdraw*
October 17 Fall A & D Courses End
October 18 Fall B & E Courses Begin
October 23 All Advising for Spring
Registration Begins
November 3 Fall E Last Day to Withdraw*
November 6 All Spring registration opens
November 14 Fall E Courses End
November 15 Fall F Courses Begin
November 17 All Last Day to Apply for
Spring Graduation
November 21 Fall B Last Day to Withdraw*
November 24 Fall F Last Day to Withdraw*
December 12 Fall B & F Courses End
December 15 All Fall Graduation
December 13 –Jan 1 Christmas Break No Classes

*Requires registrar approval

Date Session Event
January 10 Spring A & C Courses Begin
January 12 Spring A, B, C, D, E & F Add/Drop Deadline
January 26 Spring C Last Day to Withdraw*
February 6 Spring C Courses End
February 7 Spring D Courses Begin
February 13 Spring A Last Day to Withdraw*
February 23 Spring D Last Day to Withdraw*
March 6 Spring A & D Courses End
March 7 Spring B & E Courses Begin
 March 19  All Advising for Fall
Registration Begins
March 23 Spring E Last Day to Withdraw*
March 30 All Last Day to Apply for Summer & Fall Graduation
April 3 Spring E Courses End
April 4 Spring F Courses Begin
April 9 All Fall Registration Opens
April 10 Spring B Last Day to Withdraw*
April 20 Spring F Last Day to Withdraw*
May 1 Spring B & F Courses End
May 4 All Spring Graduation

*Requires registrar approval

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
July13 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 16 Fall A Courses Begin
August 18 All Add/Drop Deadline
September 19 Fall A Last Day to Withdraw*
September 22 All Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation
October 15 Fall A Courses End
October 16 Fall B Courses Begin
October 23 – All All Advising for Spring Registration Begins
November 6 Spring Registration Opens
November 17 All Last Day to Apply for Spring Graduation
November 20–26 All Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
November 21 Fall B Last Day to Withdraw*
December 17 Fall B Courses End
December 18–Jan 9 All Christmas Break – No Classes

*Requires registrar approval

Date Session Event
January 10 Spring A Courses Begin
January 12 All Add/Drop Deadline
February 13 Spring A Last Day to Withdraw*
March 11 Spring A Courses End
March 12–18 All Spring Break – No Classes
March 19 Spring B Courses Begin
March 19 All Advising for Fall Registration Begins
March 30 All Last Day to Apply for Summer & Fall Graduation
April 9 – All All Fall Registration Opens
April 16 Spring B Last Day to Withdraw*
May 13 Spring B Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

Summer Break (No Classes) — May 14–August 14, 2017