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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 Event
January 2 University Offices Open
January 6 Residence Halls Open at 1:00 p.m.
January 6-8 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 11–13 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
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

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)
March 15 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
August 22 Fall A Classes Begin
August 24 Fall A & B Drop/Add Deadline
September 14 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

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
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

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

Dates

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