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Academic Calendar

The William Woods University Calendar is published by the Office of Academic Affairs and lists key dates during the academic year and the Summer Session of the University. Changes may be made in this calendar without notification. Schedule modifications made subsequent to the publication of this document are announced through memoranda, newsletters, and other official documents and publications of the University.

Spring 2017

Spring 2017
January 9 - May 5
Student move in 8-Jan
Classes begin 9-Jan
Add/Drop period begins 9-Jan
Deadline to add classes 13-Jan
MLK Day - classes not in session 16-Jan
Last day to drop classes during WWU refund period 6-Feb
Deadline for Dec. graduates to turn in graduation application 16-Feb
Student Performance Reviews for major February 21 - 22
Advising for Fall 17 (Honors/Seniors/Juniors) February 27 - March 3
Mid-Semester break - classes not in session March 6 - 10
Advising for Fall 17 (Sophomores/Freshman) March 13 - 16
Registration begins for Fall 17 (Seniors/Honors) 13-Mar
Registration begins for Fall 17 (Juniors) 15-Mar
Registration begins for Fall 17 (Sophomores) 20-Mar
Deadline for dropping classes/withdrawing from the University 20-Mar
Registration begins for Fall 17 (Freshmen) 22-Mar
Spring holiday - classes not in session April 14 - 17
Senior Showcase 25-Apr
Alumni Weekend April 28 - 30
Final Exams May 1 - 5
Honors Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet 5-May
Commencement 6-May

Summer 2017

Summer 2017
May 8 - August 18
Summer Session May 8 - 26
Freshman Advantage June 11 - 30

Fall 2017

Fall 2017
August 21 - December 8
Fall athletes move in August 4
New student orientation August 17
Orientation Activities August 17 - 20
Classes begin August 21
Add/Drop period begins August 21
Deadline to add classes August 25
Labor Day - classes not in session September 4
Last day to drop classes during WWU refund period September 18
Fall Family Weekend October 6 - 8
Fall holiday - classes not in session October 16 - 17
Advising for Spring 18 (Honors/Seniors/Juniors) October 24 - 27
Deadline for dropping classes/withdrawing from the University October 27
Advising for Spring 18 (Sophomores/Freshmen) October 30 - November 3
Registration begins for Spring 18 (Seniors/Honors) October 30
Registration begins for Spring 18 (Juniors) November 1
Registration begins for Spring 18 (Sophomores) November 6
Registration begins for Spring 18 (Freshman) November 8
Thanksgiving break - classes not in session November 22 - 24
Senior showcase November 28 (12 - 2 pm)
Final Exams December 4 - 8
Winter Break December 11 - January 5

Spring 2018

Spring 2018
January 8 - April 27
Student move in January 7
Classes begin January 8
Add/Drop period begins January 8
Deadline to add classes January 12
MLK Day - classes not in session January 15
Last day to drop classes during WWU refund period February 5
Deadline for Dec. graduates to turn in graduation application February 16
Student Performance Reviews for major February 20 - 21
Advising for Fall 18 (Honors/Seniors/Juniors) February 26 - March 2
Mid-Semester break - classes not in session March 5 - 9
Advising for Fall 18 (Sophomores/Freshman) March 12 - 16
Registration begins for Fall 18 (Seniors/Honors) March 12
Registration begins for Fall 18 (Juniors) March 14
Registration begins for Fall 18 (Sophomores) March 19
Deadline for dropping classes/withdrawing from the University March 19
Registration begins for Fall 18 (Freshmen) March 21
Senior Showcase April 17 & 19 (12 - 2 pm)
Alumni Weekend April 20 - 22
Final Exams April 23 - 27
Honors Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet April 27
Commencement April 28

Summer 2018

Summer 2018
April 30 - August 17
Summer Session 1 April 30 - June 22
Freshman Advantage June 11 - 29
Summer Session 2 June 25 - August 17

Online 2017 - 2018

Online Academic Year 2017-2018 Classes begin Classes end
Fall 1st Eight Week Session August 21 October 13
Fall 2nd Eight Week Session October 16 December 8
Spring 1st Eight Week Session January 8 March 2
Spring 2nd Eight Week Session March 5 April 27
Summer 1st Eight Week Session April 30 June 22
Summer 2nd Eight Week Session June 25 August 17

Important Dates:

Fall Term – 2016

  • August 22 - Classes Begin
  • September 5 - Labor Day – No Classes
  • September 30 - October 1 - Fall Family Weekend
  • October 13 - 14 - Fall Holiday – No Classes
  • November 23 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • November 23 - 25 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • December 5 - 9 - Final Exams Week
  • December 10 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)

Spring Term – 2017

  • January 8 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • January 9 - Classes Begin
  • January 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
  • March 4 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • March 6 - 10 - Mid-Semester Break – No Classes
  • March 12 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • April 14 - 17 Spring Holiday – No Classes
  • April 28 - 30 - Alumni Weekend
  • May 1 - 5 - Final Exams Week
  • May 5 - Academic Honors Convocation - Co-Curricular Honors Banquet
  • May 6 - Commencement
  • May 6 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.; Graduates 3:00 p.m.)

Fall Term – 2017

  • August 21 - Classes Begin
  • September 4 - Labor Day – No Classes
  • October 6 - 8 - Fall Family Weekend
  • October 16 - 17 - Fall Holiday – No Classes
  • November 22 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • November 22 - 24 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 26 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • December 4 - 8 - Final Exams Week
  • December 9 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)

Spring Term – 2018

  • January 7 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • January 8 - Classes Begin
  • January 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
  • March 3 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • March 5 - 9 - Mid-Semester Break – No Classes
  • March 11 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • April 20 - 22 - Alumni Weekend
  • April 23 - 27 - Final Exams Week
  • April 27 - Academic Honors Convocation, Co-Curricular Honors Banquet
  • April 28 - Commencement
  • April 28 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.; Graduates 3:00 p.m.)