Spring 2018 Academic Calendar


Full Term

Jan. 29–May 18


Five-Week Terms

Jan. 29–Mar. 4
Mar. 5–Apr. 15
Apr. 16–May 18

1st Half Term

Jan. 29–Mar. 18



2nd Half Term

Mar. 19–May 18


Full-Term Hybrid

Jan. 29–May 18

Full Term and Half Term Calendars

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Jan. 29–May 18 Jan. 29–Mar. 18 Mar. 19–May 18
Adult bachelor's students: Syllabi available for Adult bachelor's courses Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16
Audit registration begins Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 16 Jan. 16 Jan. 16
First day of classes Jan. 29 Jan. 29 Mar. 19
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 1 Jan. 30 Mar. 20
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 2 Jan. 31 Mar. 21
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. 5 Feb. 5 Mar. 26
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 5 Feb. 5 Feb. 5
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 9 Jan. 31 Mar. 21
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 9 Jan. 31 Mar. 21
Summer 2018 registration begins Mar. 7 Mar. 7 Mar. 7
Second-half term classes begin Mar. 19 N/A Mar. 19
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Mar. 23 Mar. 23 N/A
Spring/Easter Break Mar. 26-Apr. 2 N/A Mar. 26–Apr. 2
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 12 Feb. 23 Apr. 20
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 12 Feb. 23 Apr. 20
Early registration for Fall 2018 Apr. 16–Apr 27 Apr. 16–Apr. 27 Apr. 16–Apr. 27
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) 11-May Mar. 18 18-May
Last day of classes 11-May Mar. 18 18-May
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement 15-May 15-May 15-May
Final examination period. (See Final Examination Schedules) May 14–18 N/A N/A*
Graduate and Associate Commencement 19-May 19-May 19-May
Baccalaureate Commencement 20-May 20-May 20-May
Final grades due 25-May Mar. 23 25-May

* 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. 29-Mar. 4 Mar. 5-Apr. 15 Apr. 16-May. 18
First day of classes Jan. 29 Mar. 5 Apr. 16
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Jan. 29 Mar. 5 Apr. 16
Online registration closed as of today. Add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Jan. 30 Mar. 6 Apr. 17
Last day to add a class with instructor's signature Jan. 30 Mar. 6 Apr. 17
Last day to designate audit grading Jan. 30 Mar. 6 Apr. 17
Last day to drop a class without a "W" appearing on your transcript Jan. 31 Mar. 7 Apr. 18
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 5 Feb. 5 Feb. 5
Second 5-Week Term: Spring/Easter break n/a Mar. 26-Apr. 2 n/a
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 16 Mar. 23 May 4
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 16 Mar. 23 May 4
Third 5-Week Term: Full-term calendar final examination period. Classes meet as regularly scheduled with some exceptions* n/a n/a May 14-18
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 4 Apr. 15 May 18
Last day of classes Mar. 4 Apr. 15 May 18
Final grades due Mar. 11 Apr. 22 May 25

*No Scheduled Final Examination Period. During the week of May 14-18, 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. 29-Feb. 4
Off-campus Feb. 5-Feb. 11
On-campus Feb. 12-Feb. 18
Off-campus Feb. 19-Feb. 25
On-campus Feb. 26-Mar. 4
Off-campus Mar. 5-Mar. 11
On-campus Mar. 12-Mar. 18
Off-campus Mar. 19-Mar. 25
Break Mar. 26-Apr. 2
On-campus Apr. 3-Apr. 8
Off-campus Apr. 9-Apr. 15
On-campus Apr. 16-Apr. 22
Off-campus Apr. 23-Apr. 29
On-campus Apr. 30-May 6
Off-campus May 7-May 13
Final exams May 14-May 18

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.

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.