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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.

2017 - 2018

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/Evening 2017 - 2018

Online/Evening 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

2018 - 2019

Fall 2018

Fall 2018
August 20 - December 7
President's Opening School Address for Faculty/Staff Wed. August 15
New Student Orientation Begins Thurs. August 16
Classes Begin Mon. August 20
Labor Day - classes not in session Mon. September 3
Fall Family Weekend October 5-7
Board of Trustees Fall Meeting October 11 - 12
Fall Holiday - classes not in session October 15 - 16
Thanksgiving Break - classes not in session November 21 - 23
Senior Showcase Tues. November 27
Finals Exams December 3 - 7
Classes End Fri. December 7
Winter Break December 10 - January 4

Spring 2019

Spring 2019
January 7 - April 27
Classes Begin Mon. January 7
MLK Day - classes not in session Mon. January 21
Student Performance Reviews for Major February 19 - 20
Mid-Semester Break - classes not in session March 4 - 8
Board of Trustees Spring Meeting April 11 - 12
Alumni Weekend April 12 - 14
Senior Showcase April 16 - 18
Finals Exams April 22 - 26
Classes End Fri. April 26
Academic Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet Fri. April 26
Commencement Sat. April 27

Summer 2019

Summer 2019
April 29 - August 16
Summer Session 1 April 29 - June 21
Freshman Advantage June 10 - 28
Summer Session 2 June 24 - August 16

Online/Evening 2018 - 2019

Online/Evening Academic Year 2018-2019 Classes begin Classes end
Fall 1st Eight Week Session August 20 October 12
Fall 2nd Eight Week Session October 15 December 7
Spring 1st Eight Week Session January 7 March 1
Spring 2nd Eight Week Session March 4 April 26
Summer 1st Eight Week Session April 29 June 21
Summer 2nd Eight Week Session June 24 August 16

Important Dates:

Fall Term – 2018

  • August 20 - Classes Begin
  • September 3 - Labor Day – No Classes
  • October 5-7 - Fall Family Weekend
  • October 15-16 - Fall Holiday – No Classes
  • November 21 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • November 21-23 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 25 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • December 3-7 - Final Exams Week
  • December 8 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)

Spring Term – 2019

  • January 6 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • January 7 - Classes Begin
  • January 21 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No Classes
  • March 2 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.)
  • March 4-8 - Mid-Semester Break – No Classes
  • March 10 - Residence Halls Open (1:00 p.m.)
  • April 12-14 - Alumni Weekend
  • April 22-26 - Final Exams Week
  • April 27 - Commencement
  • April 27 - Residence Halls Close (10:00 a.m.; Graduates 3:00 p.m.)