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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.

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
Deadline to Add or Drop Classes without Fees Fri. August 24
Labor Day - classes not in session Mon. September 3
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall 2018 Courses with Partial Refund Mon. September 17
Fall Family Weekend October 5-7
Board of Trustees Fall Meeting October 11 - 12
Fall Holiday - classes not in session October 15 - 16
Last Day to Withdraw from Fall 2018 Courses Fri. October 26
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
Deadline to Add or Drop Classes without Fees Fri. January 11
MLK Day - classes not in session Mon. January 21
Last Day to Withdraw from Spring 2019 Courses Mon. February 4
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
Deadline to Add Classes for Summer Session 1 Fri. May 3
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer Session 1 Mon. May 27
Freshman Advantage June 10 - 28
Summer Session 2 June 24 - August 16
Deadline to Add Classes for Summer Session 2 Fri. June 14
Deadline to Withdraw from Summer Session 2 Mon. July 8

Online/Evening 2018 - 2019

Online/Evening Academic Year 2018-2019
Fall 1st Eight Week Session August 20 - October 12
Deadline to Add or Drop Classes During WWU Refund Period August 24
Deadline to Withdraw from Fall Session 1 September 21
Fall 2nd Eight Week Session October 15 - December 7
Deadline to Add or Drop Classes During WWU Refund Period October 19
Deadline to Withdraw from Fall Session 2 November 16
Spring 1st Eight Week Session January 7 - March 1
Deadline to Add or Drop Classes During WWU Refund Period January 10
Deadline to Withdraw from Spring Session 1 February 8
Spring 2nd Eight Week Session March 4 - April 26
Deadline to Add or Drop Classes During WWU Refund Period March 8
Deadline to Withdraw from Spring Session 2 April 5
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.)

2019-2020

Fall 2019

Fall 2019
August 19 - December 6
New student orientation August 15
Classes begins August 19
8-week session 1 begins August 19
Labor Day September 2
Fall Family Weekend October 4 - 6
Board of trustees meeting October 25 - 27
8-week session 1 ends October 11
8-week session 2 begins October 14
Fall holiday October 14 & 15
Thanksgiving break November 27 - 29
Senior showcase November 26
Final exams December 2 - 6
8-week session 2 ends December 6
Classes end December 6
Winter Break December 9 - January 3

Spring 2020

Spring 2020
January 6 - April 24
Classes begin January 6
8-week session 1 begins January 6
MLK Day January 20
Student performance reviews for major February 18 & 19
8-week session 1 ends February 28
8-week session 2 begins March 2
Mid semester break March 2 - 6
Board of trustees meeting April 16 - 17
Alumni Weekend April 17 - 19
Senior showcase April 14 & 16
Final exams April 20 - 24
Academic Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet April 24
8-week session 2 ends April 24
Classes end April 24
Commencement April 25

Summer 2020

Summer 2020
April 27 - August 14
8-week session 1 begins April 27
Freshman Advantage June 8 - 26
8-week session 1 ends June 19
8-week session 2 begins June 22
8-week session 2 ends August 14

2020-2021

Fall 2020

Fall 2020
August 24 - December 11
New student orientation August 20
Classes begins August 24
8-week session 1 begins August 24
Labor Day September 7
Fall Family Weekend October 9 - 11
Board of trustees meeting TBD
8-week session 1 ends October 16
8-week session 2 begins October 19
Fall holiday October 19 & 20
Thanksgiving break November 25 - 27
Senior showcase December 1
Final exams December 7 - 11
8-week session 2 ends December 11
Classes end December 11
Winter Break December 11 - January 8

Spring 2021

Spring 2021
January 11 - April 30
Classes begin January 11
8-week session 1 begins January 11
MLK Day January 18
Student performance reviews for major February 23 & 24
8-week session 1 ends March 5
8-week session 2 begins March 8
Mid semester break March 8 - 12
Board of trustees meeting TBD
Alumni Weekend TBD
Senior showcase April 20 & 22
Final exams April 26 - 30
Academic Convocation/Co-Curricular Banquet April 30
8-week session 2 ends April 30
Classes end April 30
Commencement May 1

Summer 2021

Summer 2021
May 3 - August 20
8-week session 1 begins May 3
Freshman Advantage June 7 - 25
8-week session 1 ends June 25
8-week session 2 begins June 28
8-week session 2 ends August 20