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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.

2023-2024 Fulton Campus - Traditional Classes

Event Date
New Student Orientation August 17 - 20
16-week Classes Begin August 21
Add/Drop Ends August 28
Labor Day – no classes September 4
Homecoming & Fall Family Weekend September 22-24
Board of Trustees Meeting October 5 & 6 
Equestrian 50th anniversary October 7
Fall Holiday – no classes October 16 & 17
Thanksgiving Break – not classes November 22 - 24
Senior Showcase November 30
Final Exams December 4 - 8
Classes End December 8
Winter Break December 11 – January 5
Classes Begin January 8
Add/Drop Ends January 15
Martin Luther King Day – no classes January 15
Student Performance Reviews for Major – no classes February 21
Mid-Semester Break – no classes March 4 - 8
Symposium for Scholarship and Creative Activity – no classes April 11
Alumni Weekend April 12 - 13
Final Exams April 22-26
Board of Trustees Meeting April 25 & 26
Convocation April 26
Commencement April 27

2023-2024 Woods Global Campus – Online Classes

Event Date
8-week Session 1 Starts August 21
8-week Session 1 Ends October 13
8-week Session 2 Starts October 16
8-week Session 2 Ends December 8
Winter Break December 11–January 5
8-week Session 1 Starts January 8
8-week Session 1 Ends March 1
8-week Session 2 Starts March 4
Alumni Weekend April 12 - 13
8-week Session 2 Ends April 26
Commencement April 27
8 Week Session 1 Starts April 29
8 Week Session 1 Ends June 21
8 Week Session 2 Starts June 24
8 Week Session 2 Ends August 16

2024-2025 Fulton Campus - Traditional Classes

New Student Orientation

August 15

Classes Begin

August 19

8 Week Session 1 Starts

August 19

Labor Day

September 2

Fall Family Weekend

September 20-22

8 Week Session 1 Ends

October 11

8 Week Session 2 Starts

October 14

Homecoming

October 25 - 27

Fall Holiday

October 14 & 15

Thanksgiving Break

November 27 - 29

Senior Showcase

November 29

Final Exams

December 2 - 6

8 Week Session 2 Ends

December 6

Classes End

December 6

Winter Break

December 9 –January 10

Classes Begin

January 13

8 Week Session 1 Starts

January 13

Martin Luther King Day

January 20

Student Performance Reviews for Major

February 20

8 Week Session 1 Ends

March 7

8 Week Session 2 Starts

March 10

Mid-Semester Break

March 10 - 14

Symposium for Scholarship and Creative Activity

April 10

Alumni Weekend

April 11 - 12

Final Exams

April 28 – May 2

Board of Trustees Meeting

May 2

Convocation

May 2

Commencement

May 3