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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 Seniors’ Final Exams 
April 29–May 3 Final Exams 
April 26 Last Day of Classes
April 26 Spring Commencement
April 26 Last Day of Classes
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

Date Event
August 21 New Faculty Orientation
August 22-23 Faculty Seminar
August 23-24 Residence Halls Open at 8:00 a.m.
August 24-27 New Student Orientation and Registration
August 28 First Day of Classes
September 2 Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 3 Drop/Add Deadline
September 3 Exposure
October 16-18 Fall Long Weekend (no classes)
October 21 Advising for Registration Begins
October 29 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 4 Registration for Spring Begins
November 15 Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
November 27-29 Thanksgiving Holiday/Fall Break
December 6 Last Day of Classes
December 9-12 Final Exams Week (Monday – Thursday)
December 13 Fall Commencement, Friday at 6:30 p.m
December 14 Residence Halls Close at 10:00 a.m.

Date Event
January 2 University Offices Open
January 5 Residence Halls Open at 1:00 p.m.
January 5-10 New Student Orientation and Registration
January 6 Faculty Seminar
January 8 First Day of Class
January 14 Drop/Add Deadline
January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
February 17 President’s Day (no classes)
February 17 Conference
March 2-6 Spring Break
March 3 Summer Registration Opens
March 10 Course Withdrawal Deadline
March 12 Forum at SEU
March 16 Advising for Registration Begins
March 30 Registration for Fall Begins
April 3 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
April 10 Good Friday (no classes)
April 20-23 Graduating Senior Final Exams
April 24 Last Day of Classes
April 24 Spring Commencement
April 27-30 Final Exams Week (Monday – Thursday)
May 1 Residence Halls Close at 10:00 a.m

Graduate Programs (all except counseling programs)

Date Type 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
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 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

 

Graduate Counseling Programs

Date Event
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
April 5 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
April 23 Classes End
April 26 Spring Commencement

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

Date Event
August 26 Classes Begin
September 1 Drop/Add Deadline
September 2 Labor Day (no classes)
September 27 Last Day to Apply for Fall Commencement
September 27 Exposure
October 25 Course Withdrawal Deadline
November 4 Registration for Spring Begins
December 13 Classes End
December 13 Fall Commencement
December 16 – January 5 Christmas Break – No Courses Scheduled

Date Event
January 2 University Offices Open
January 6 Classes Begin
January 12 Add/Drop Deadline
January 20 Martin Luther King Holiday (no classes)
January 24 Last Day to Apply for Spring Commencement
February 24-26 Conference
March 13 Course Withdrawal Deadline
April 20 Classes End
April 24 Spring Commencement

Date Event
May 11 Classes Begin
May 17 Add/Drop Deadline
May 25 Memorial Day (no classes)
June 29 Course Withdrawal Deadline
August 9 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
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

Date Student Type Event
August 13–17 New Students Residency
August 15–17 Returning Students Residency

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

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 Registration for Fall Begins
April 24 Spring Commencement
April 28 Classes End

Date Event
April 29 Classes Begin
May 1 Add/Drop Deadline
July 27 Last Day for Course Withdrawal
August 18 Classes End

Dates

Date Event
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

Date Event
May 3 Summer A – Courses Begin
May 6 Summer – Add/Drop
June 6 Summer A – Last Day to Withdrawal (Requires Registrar Approval)
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

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