Spring 2019 Academic Calendar


Full Term

Feb. 4–May 24


Five-Week Terms

Feb. 4–Mar. 10
Mar. 11–Apr. 18
Apr. 23–May 24

1st Half Term

Feb. 4–Mar. 24



2nd Half Term

Apr. 1–May 24


Full-Term Hybrid

Feb. 4–May 24

Full Term and Half Term Calendars

event Date(s)
Baccalaureate, Associate & Graduate Programs Feb. 4–May 24 Feb. 4–Mar. 24 Apr. 1–May 24
Adult bachelor's students: Syllabi available for Adult bachelor's courses Jan. 22 Jan. 22 Jan. 22
Audit registration begins Jan. 22 Jan. 22 Jan. 22
Associate and healthcare certificate non-degree student registration begins Jan. 22 Jan. 22 Jan. 22
First day of classes Feb. 4 Feb. 4 Apr. 1
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 7 Feb. 5 Apr. 2
Online registration closed as of today. All add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 8 Feb. 6 Apr. 3
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. 11 Feb. 8 Apr. 5
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 11 Feb. 11 Feb. 11
Last day to add a class with an instructor's signature Feb. 15 Feb. 11 Apr. 8
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 15 Feb. 11 Apr. 8
Summer 2019 registration begins Mar. 6 Mar. 6 Mar. 6
Spring Break Mar. 25-Mar. 31 N/A N/A
Second-half term classes begin Apr. 1 N/A Apr. 1
Full term midterm grades/First-half term final grades due Apr. 1 Apr. 1 N/A
Easter Break Apr. 19-Apr. 22* N/A Apr. 19-Apr. 22*
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Apr. 18 Mar. 1 Apr. 26
Last day to withdraw from a class Apr. 18 Mar. 1 Apr. 26
Early registration for Fall 2019 Apr. 15–Apr. 26 Apr. 15–Apr. 26 Apr. 15–Apr. 26
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) May 17 Mar. 24 May 24
Last day of classes May 17 Mar. 24 May 24
Intent to graduate form due for December commencement May 15 May 15 May 15
Final examination period. (See Final Examination Schedules) May 20–24 N/A N/A**
Graduate and College for Adults Commencement Ceremonies TBD TBD TBD
College for Women Commencement TBD TBD TBD
Final grades due May 31 Apr. 1 May 31

* Begins at 6:00 P.M., Thursday, Apr. 18.


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.

** 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 Feb. 4-Mar. 10 Mar. 11-Apr. 18 Apr. 23-May. 24
First day of classes Feb. 4 Mar. 11 Apr. 23
Last day to add a class without instructor's signature Feb. 4 Mar. 11 Apr. 23
Online registration closed as of today. Add/drops must be made through the Registrar's Office. Feb. 5 Mar. 12 Apr. 24
Last day to add a class with instructor's signature Feb. 6 Mar. 13 Apr. 25
Last day to designate audit grading Feb. 6 Mar. 13 Apr. 25
Last day to drop a class without a "W" appearing on your transcript Feb. 6 Mar. 13 Apr. 25
Registration deadline for maximum financial aid eligibility Feb. 11 Feb. 11 Feb. 11
Second 5-Week Term: Spring Break: N/A Mar. 25-Mar. 31 N/A
Last day to designate S/U grading option (undergraduate students only) Feb. 22 Apr. 5 May 10
Last day to withdraw from a class Feb. 22 Apr. 5 May 10
Third 5-Week Term: Full-term calendar final examination period. Classes meet as regularly scheduled with some exceptions* N/A N/A May 20-24
Petition for incomplete grade (online form on the Office of the Registrar website) due to instructor (see academic catalogs) Mar. 17 Apr. 18 May 24
Last day of classes Mar. 17 Apr. 18 May 24
Final grades due Mar. 24 Apr. 25 May 31

*No Scheduled Final Examination Period. During the week of May 20-24, 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 Feb. 4-Feb. 10
Off-campus Feb. 11-Feb. 17
On-campus Feb. 18-Feb. 24
Off-campus Feb. 25-Mar. 3
On-campus Mar. 4-Mar. 10
Off-campus Mar. 11-Mar. 17
On-campus Mar. 18-Mar. 24
Break Mar. 25-Mar. 31
On-campus Apr. 1-Apr. 7
Off-campus Apr. 8-Apr. 14
On-campus Apr. 15-Apr. 18
Easter Break Apr. 19-Apr. 22*
Off-campus Apr. 23-Apr. 24; Apr 25 (classes starting before 6:00 p.m.)
On-campus Apr. 25 (classes starting 6:00 or later only); Apr 26-Apr 28*
On-campus Apr. 29-May 5
Off-campus May 6-May 12
On-campus May 13-May 19
Final Exams May 20-May 24

*Easter break begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Because Easter break falls on an on-campus week, classes that would have met on campus April 18 (6:00 p.m. or later only) or April 19-21, will instead meet on campus April 25-28.

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.