Spring 2017 Academic Calendar


Full Term

Jan. 30–May 19


Five-Week Terms

Jan. 30–Mar. 5
Mar. 6–Apr. 13
Apr. 18–May 19

1st Half Term

Jan. 30–Mar. 19



2nd Half Term

Mar. 27–May 19


Full-Term Hybrid

Jan. 30–May 19

Full Term and Half Term Calendars

event Full Term 1st Half Term 2nd Half Term
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Jan. 30–May 19 Jan. 30-Mar. 19 Mar. 27–May 19
Adult bachelor's students: Syllabi available for Adult bachelor's courses in the College for Adults Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 17
Audit registration begins Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 17
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 17 Jan. 17 Jan. 17
First day of classes Jan. 30 Jan. 30 Mar. 27
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 2 Jan. 31 Mar. 28
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 3 Feb. 1 Mar. 29
Last day to drop a course without a "W" appearing on your transcript.
(NOTE: This may have financial implications. See your financial aid counselor.)
Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Apr. 3
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 6
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 10 Feb. 1 Mar. 29
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 10 Feb. 1 Mar. 29
Summer 2017 registration begins Mar. 8 Mar. 8 Mar. 8
Spring break Mar. 20–26 N/A N/A
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Mar. 27 Mar. 27 N/A
Full term classes resume/Second-half term classes begin Mar. 27 N/A Mar. 27
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 13 Feb. 24 Apr. 21
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 13 Feb. 24 Apr. 21
Easter break Apr. 14–17* N/A Apr. 14–17*
Early registration for Fall 2017 Apr. 18–May 1 Apr. 18–May 1 Apr. 18–May 1
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) May 14 Mar. 19 May 19
Last day of classes May 14 Mar. 19 May 19
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15 May 15 May 15
Final examination period. (See Final Examination Schedules) May 15–19 N/A N/A**
Graduate and College for Adults Commencement Ceremonies May 20 N/A May 20
College for Women Commencement May 21 N/A May 21
Final grades due May 26 Mar. 27 May 26

* Begins at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 13

** Second-half term courses do not have a final examination period. M–Th evening courses meet as regularly scheduled; Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday courses meet online; and St. Paul campus weekday (M–F) morning and afternoon classes meet online and/or during scheduled final examination time slot for full term courses (see Final Examinations schedule).

Please note: If you drop or withdraw from a course, please see the University's Refund Schedule to determine tuition implications


Five-Week Term Calendars

Event 1st 5-wk term 2nd 5-wk term 3rd 5-wk term
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs - St. Paul/Minneapolis Campus Jan. 30-Mar. 5 Mar. 6-Apr. 13 Apr. 18-May 19
First day of classes Jan. 30 Mar. 6 Apr. 18
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Jan. 30 Mar. 6 Apr. 18
Online registration closed as of today. Add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Jan. 31 Mar. 7 Apr. 19
Last day to add a class with instructor's signature Jan. 31 Mar. 7 Apr. 19
Last day to designate audit grading Jan. 31 Mar. 7 Apr. 19
Last day to drop a class without a "W" appearing on your transcript Feb. 1 Mar. 8 Apr. 20
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 6 Feb. 6 Feb. 6
Second 5-Week Term: Spring break n/a Mar. 20-26 n/a
Second 5-Week Term: Classes resume n/a Mar. 27 n/a
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 17 Mar. 31 May 5
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 17 Mar. 31 May 5
Third 5-Week Term: Full-term calendar final examination period. Classes meet as regularly scheduled with some exceptions* n/a n/a May 15-19
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 5 Apr. 13 May 19
Last day of classes Mar. 5 Apr. 13 May 19
Final grades due Mar. 12 Apr. 20 May 26

*No Scheduled Final Examination Period. During the week of May 15-19, 5-week M-Th evening courses meet as regularly scheduled; Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday courses meet online; and St. Paul campus weekday (M-F) morning and afternoon classes meet online and/or during scheduled final examination time slot for full-term courses (see Final Examinations Schedule).

NOTE: If you drop or withdraw from a course, please see the University's Refund Schedule to determine tuition implications


Full-Term Hybrid Calendar

event Date(s)
On-campus Jan. 30-Feb. 5
Off-campus Feb. 6-Feb. 12
On-campus Feb. 13-Feb. 19
Off-campus Feb. 20-Feb. 26
On-campus Feb. 27-Mar. 5
Off-campus Mar. 6-Mar. 12
On-campus Mar. 13-Mar. 19
Break Mar. 20-Mar. 26
On-campus Mar. 27-Apr. 2
Off-campus Apr. 3-Apr. 9
On-campus Apr. 10-Apr. 13*
Easter Break Apr. 14-Apr. 17
Off-campus Apr. 18-Apr. 19, and April 20 (classes meeting before 6:00 p.m.)
On-campus* Apr. 20 (classes starting 6:00 p.m. or later), Apr. 21-23
On-campus Apr. 24-Apr. 30
Off-campus May 1-May 7
On-campus May 8-May 14
Final exams May 15-May 19

Full-term hybrid courses meet on campus the weeks noted above. Instruction may take various forms during off campus weeks, but will always involve substantial interaction between the faculty and students.

*Easter break begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 13. Because Easter break falls on an on-campus week, classes that would have met on campus April 13 (6:00 p.m. or later only) or April 14-16, will instead meet on campus April 20-23.

Final Examination Period
Instructors must perform some form of final assessment during the final examination period. This may take the form of an in-class exam, final project, take home exam or final paper submitted during the final examination period. See the Final Examination Schedules on the Office of the Registrar website.