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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.

Note: Dates may be subject to change.
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 8:00 a.m.
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 5 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 4 Residence Halls Close at 10:00 a.m.

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

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
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
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
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 24 (11:59 p.m.) Add/Drop Deadline
September 3 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 25 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 21-23 Thanksgiving Holiday
December 11 Semester Ends

Date Event
January 9 Semester Begins
January 11 (11:59 p.m.) Add/Drop Deadline
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (no classes)
February 18 President’s Day (no classes)
March 15 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 30 Last Day of Classes

Date Event
May 1 Classes Begin
May 3 (11:59 p.m.) Add/Drop Deadline
July 30 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 – Courses Begin
August 24 Fall A – Add/Drop Deadline
September 22 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
September 25 Fall A – Last Day to Withdraw (Requires Registrar Approval)
October 16 Fall A – Courses End
October 17 Fall B – Courses Begin
October 22 Advising for Spring Registration Begins
November 5 Spring registration opens
November 16 Last day to apply for Spring commencement
November 20 Fall B – Last Day to Withdraw (Requires Registrar Approval)
December 11 Fall B – Courses End
TBA Fall Commencement
Dec 12 –Jan 8 Christmas Break – No Courses Scheduled

Jan 9 Spring A – Courses Begin
Jan 11 Spring A – Add/Drop Deadline
Feb 12 Spring A – Last Day to Withdraw (Requires Registrar Approval)
Mar 5 Spring A – Courses End
Mar 6 Spring B – Courses Begin
Mar 18 Advising for Summer/Fall registration begins
Apr 1 Fall 2019 registration begins
Apr 9 Spring B – Last Day to Withdraw (Requires Registrar Approval)
April 26 Spring commencement
Apr 30 Spring B – Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

May 1 Summer A – Courses Begin
May 3 Summer A – Add/Drop Deadline
May 8 Fall 2019-20 registration opens (new students)
June 4 Summer A – Last Day to Withdraw (Requires Registrar Approval)
June 25 Summer A – Courses End
June 26 Summer B – Courses Begin
July 30 Summer B – Last Day to Withdraw (Requires Registrar Approval)
Aug 20 Summer B – Courses 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 Add/Drop Deadline
September 18 Fall A Last Day to Withdrawal*
September 22 Fall A Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
October 14 Fall A Courses End
October 15 Fall B Courses Begin
 October 22  All Advising for Spring Registration Begins
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 Last Day to Withdraw*
December 16 Fall B Courses End
December 17 – Jan 8 All Christmas Break – No Classes

*Requires registrar approval

Date Session Event
January 9 Spring A Courses Begin
January 11 Spring A Add/Drop Deadline
February 12 Spring A Last Day to Withdraw*
March 10 Spring A Courses End
March 11–17 All Spring Break – No Classes
March 18 Spring B Courses Begin
March 22 All Add/Drop Deadline
April 8 All Advising for Fall 2019-20 registration begins
April 15 Spring B Last Day to Withdrawal*
May 12 Spring B Courses End

*Requires registrar approval

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