Academic Calendars

The academic calendar lists start and end dates for classes, in addition to holidays and makeup class meeting dates (as applicable). These calendars are offered for planning purposes only and are subject to change.

For financial aid purposes, the definition of an academic year is a period in which a student completes three terms (quarter credit hours), which consists of 11 weeks for a total of 33 weeks, or two semesters (credit hours), which consists of 16 weeks for a total of 32 weeks. The academic calendar includes three terms (fall, winter and spring) or two semesters (fall and spring). Summer is optional for undergraduate programs but may be required for some graduate programs.

Graduate degree programs, except for the master’s level education programs, are semester based and may require a summer semester.

For the purposes of awarding Title IV financial aid, the payment period is the academic year.

Undergraduate, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Master of Education (MEd)

Fall Term

Fall Term Payment Deadline (new undergraduate day program students) July 12, 2019
Fall term payment deadline (returning undergraduate day program students and all undergraduate evening students) August 2, 2019
Fall term payment deadline (all international undergraduate day program students; all graduate program students; all online program students) August 16, 2019
Fall term classes begin September 9, 2019
Classes held for day culinary and baking labs September 27, 2019
Winter term registration opens (undergraduate programs) September 27, 2019
Winter term registration opens (M.A.T./M.Ed. programs) September 28, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline October 18, 2019
Make-up classes held for: day culinary and baking labs October 25, 2019
Winter term payment deadline (undergraduate day and evening students; M.A.T., M.Ed. students) November 1, 2019
No classes; Veteran's Day November 11, 2019
Winter term payment deadline (undergraduate online program students) November 15, 2019
Make-up classes held for: Monday only and Monday CE classes November 15, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Providence Campus) November 16, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Denver Campus) November 17, 2019
Reading days (no academic classes) for Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday day classes November 18–19, 2019
Monday classes final exam November 18, 2019
Tuesday classes final exam November 19, 2019
Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday classes final exam November 20, 2019
Tuesday/Thursday and Thursday classes final exam; day culinary and baking lab classes end November 21, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Denver Campus) November 23, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Providence Campus) November 24, 2019
Thanksgiving break* November 25–December 1, 2019
*Makeup classes if needed for culinary and baking weekend labs (Providence Campus) November 30, 2019
*Culinary and baking weekend labs end (Denver Campus) November 30, 2019
*Culinary and baking weekend labs end (Providence Campus) December 1, 2019

Winter Term

Winter classes begin December 2, 2019
Holiday break (no classes)* December 20, 2019–January 5, 2020
Spring term registration opens (undergraduate programs/M.A.T./M.Ed.) January 3, 2020
*Culinary and baking weekend labs resume on January 4; all other classes resume on January 6 (Denver Campus) January 4, 2020
*Culinary and baking weekend labs resume on January 5; all other classes resume on January 6 (Providence Campus) January 5, 2020
Classes resume January 6, 2020
Classes held for day culinary and baking labs January 10, 2020
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline January 24, 2020
Makeup classes held for Monday-only classes; Monday CE and day culinary and baking labs January 24, 2020
Spring term payment deadline (undergraduate day and evening students, M.A.T., M.Ed. students) February 8, 2020
Spring term payment deadline (undergraduate online program students) February 15, 2020
Reading days (no academic classes) for Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday day classes February 24–25, 2020
Monday classes final exam February 24, 2020
Tuesday classes final exam February 25, 2020
Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday classes final exam February 26, 2020
Tuesday/Thursday and Thursday classes final exam; day culinary and baking lab classes end February 27, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Providence Campus) February 29, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Denver Campus) March 1, 2020
Term break* March 2–March 8, 2020
*Winter term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Denver Campus) March 7, 2020
*Makeup classes if needed for culinary and baking weekend labs (Providence Campus) March 7, 2020
*Winter term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Providence Campus) March 8, 2020

Spring Term

Spring term classes begin March 9, 2020
Summer term registration opens (undergraduate programs/M.A.T./M.Ed. programs) March 20, 2020
Classes held for day culinary and baking labs March 27, 2020
No classes; Spring Holiday April 10, 2020
No classes; Holiday April 12, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline April 17, 2020
Graduate Studies Commencement, excluding Physician Assistant Studies (Providence Campus) May 1, 2020
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement (Providence Campus) May 15, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Providence Campus) May 16, 2020
Reading days (no academic classes) for Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday day classes May 18–19, 2020
Monday classes final exam May 18, 2020
Tuesday classes final exam May 19, 2020
Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday classes final exam May 20, 2020
Tuesday/Thursday and Thursday classes final exam; day culinary and baking lab classes end May 21, 2020
Undergraduate Commencement May 23, 2020
No classes; Memorial Day Weekend (Providence Campus) May 23–25, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Denver Campus) May 30, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Providence Campus) May 31, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Denver Campus) May 31, 2020
Spring term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Denver Campus) June 6, 2020
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Providence campus) June 7, 2020
Makeup classes if needed for spring culinary and baking weekend labs (Providence Campus) June 13, 2020
Spring term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Providence Campus) June 14, 2020

Summer Term

Summer term begins June 1, 2020
Session I classes and eight-week session classes begin June 1, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline for session I June 15, 2020
Session I classes final exam June 25, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline for eight-week courses July 2, 2020
No classes July 3, 2020
No classes; Independence Day July 4, 2020
Session II classes begin July 6, 2020
Fall term payment deadline (new undergraduate day students) July 10, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline for CE, online and internship July 10, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline for session II July 20, 2020
Eight-week session classes end July 23, 2020
Session II classes final exam July 30, 2020
Fall payment deadline (returning undergraduate day students and all undergraduate evening students) July 31, 2020
CE final exam week August 3–7 2020
Fall payment deadline (all international undergraduate day students and graduate program students and all online program students) August 14, 2020
Summer internships and online classes end August 15, 2020
Summer term ends August 15, 2020

Graduate Programs

Fall Semester

Fall payment deadline August 16, 2019
Fall Ed.D. classes begin (on-campus program) August 23–24, 2019
Fall classes begin August 26, 2019
Fall I classes begin August 26, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Fall semester and Fall I) August 31, 2019
No classes; Labor Day September 2, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) September 6–7, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Fall semester and Fall I) September 7, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Fall semester and Fall I) September 7, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) September 20–21, 2019
Fall I academic course withdrawal deadline September 25, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) October 4–5, 2019
Fall I classes end October 15, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) October 18–19, 2019
Fall II classes begin October 21, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Fall II) October 26, 2019
Spring registration opens October 27, 2019
Fall academic course withdrawal deadline October 31, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) November 1–2, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Fall II) November 2, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Fall II) November 2, 2019
No classes; Veteran's Day November 11, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) November 15–16, 2019
Fall II academic course withdrawal deadline November 22, 2019
Thanksgiving break November 27–29, 2019
Spring payment deadline December 6, 2019
Final exam week December 9–14, 2019
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) December 13–14, 2019
Ed.D. classes end (on-campus program) December 14, 2019
Fall classes end December 14, 2019
Fall II classes end December 14, 2019
Winter break begins December 15, 2019
Winter break ends January 5, 2020
Note: Friday class meetings may be required in certain courses to meet minimum classroom hour requirements. View schedules carefully to determine if Friday classes are required.

Spring Semester

Spring classes begin January 6, 2020
Spring I classes begin January 6, 2020
Spring Ed.D. classes begin (on-campus program) January 10–11, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Spring semester and Spring I) January 11, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring semester and Spring I) January 18, 2020
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Spring semester and Spring I) January 18, 2020
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) January 24–25, 2020
Spring I academic course withdrawal deadline February 5, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) February 7–8, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) February 21–22, 2020
Spring I classes end February 25, 2020
Spring break March 2–6, 2020
Spring II classes begin March 9, 2020
Spring academic course withdrawal deadline March 12, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) March 13–14, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring II) March 14, 2020
Summer registration opens March 20, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring II) March 21, 2020
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Spring II) March 21, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) March 27–28, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) April 3-4, 2020
Spring II academic course withdrawal deadline April 8, 2020
No classes; Spring Holiday April 10, 2020
No classes; Spring Holiday April 12, 2020
Summer payment deadline April 17, 2020
Fall registration opens April 17, 2020
No classes held for Spring full semester courses; Spring II classes will meet April 21, 2020
Final exam week April 22–28, 2020
Ed.D. classes held (on-campus program) April 24–25, 2020
Ed.D. classes end (on-campus program) April 25, 2020
Spring classes end April 28, 2020
Spring II classes end April 28, 2020
Graduate Studies Commencement, excluding Physician Assistant Studies (Providence Campus) May 1, 2020
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement (Providence Campus) May 15, 2020
Note: Friday class meetings may be required in certain courses to meet minimum classroom hour requirements. View schedules carefully to determine if Friday classes are required.

Summer Semester

Summer classes begin May 4, 2020
Summer I classes begin May 4, 2020
Ed.D. dissertation advisement begins May 4, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Summer semester and Summer I) May 9, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer semester and Summer I) May 16, 2020
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Summer semester and Summer I) May 16, 2020
No classes; Memorial Day May 25, 2020
Summer I academic course withdrawal deadline June 3, 2020
Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses begin June 8, 2020
Addiction Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses begin June 8, 2020
Summer I classes end June 23, 2020
Summer II classes begin June 29, 2020
Summer academic course withdrawal deadline July 2, 2020
No classes; Independence Day July 4, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer II) July 4, 2020
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer II) July 11, 2020
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Summer II) July 11, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline: Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses July 17, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline: Addiction Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses July 17, 2020
Summer II academic course withdrawal deadline July 29, 2020
No classes held for Summer full semester courses; Summer II courses will meet August 11, 2020
Final exam week August 12–18, 2020
Fall payment deadline August 14, 2020
Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses end August 15, 2020
Addiction Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses end August 15, 2020
Summer classes end August 18, 2020
Ed.D. dissertation advisement ends August 18, 2020
Summer II classes end August 18, 2020
Note: Friday class meetings may be required in certain courses to meet minimum classroom hour requirements. View schedules carefully to determine if Friday classes are required.

Physician Assistant Studies

Didactic Summer Semester

Summer classes begin June 3, 2019
No classes; Independence Day July 4–5, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline July 26, 2019
Fall payment deadline August 16, 2019
Summer semester ends August 23, 2019

Didactic Fall Semester

Fall classes begin September 3, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline November 8, 2019
No classes; Veteran's Day November 11, 2019
Thanksgiving break November 27–29, 2019
Spring payment deadline December 6, 2019
Fall semester ends December 17, 2019

Didactic Spring Semester

Spring classes begin January 2, 2020
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 20, 2020
Academic course withdrawal deadline February 21, 2020
Spring break March 9–13, 2020
No classes; Spring Holiday April 10, 2020
Summer payment deadline April 17, 2020
Spring semester ends May 14, 2020

 Clinical Summer Semester

Summer classes begin June 3, 2019
Rotation 1 (callback days, end of rotation July 18–19) June 17, 2019
Rotation 2 (end of rotation August 23) July 22, 2019
Fall payment deadline August 16, 2019

Clinical Fall Semester

Rotation 3 (callback days, end of rotation September 26–27) August 26, 2019
Rotation 4 (end of rotation November 1) September 30, 2019
Rotation 5 (end of rotation December 6) November 4, 2019
Spring payment deadline December 6, 2019
Rotation 6 (end of rotation January 17) December 9, 2019
Winter break December 23–27, 2019

Clinical Spring Semester

Rotation 7 (end of rotation February 21) January 20, 2020
Final Exam Week (Summative Exams, OSCE's, Master's Presentations) February 24, 2020
Rotation 8 (end of rotation April 3) March 2, 2020
Rotation 9 (end of rotation May 8) April 6, 2020
Callback days May 11–12, 2020
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement May 15, 2020