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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

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 – 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.)

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 2018 - 2019

Online 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