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 3 terms (quarter credit hours), which consists of 11 weeks for a total of 33 weeks, or 2 semesters (credit hours), which consists of 16 weeks for a total of 32 weeks. The academic calendar includes 3 terms (fall, winter and spring) or 2 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 students) July 13, 2018
Fall term payment deadline (returning undergraduate day students & all undergraduate evening students) August 3, 2018
Fall term payment deadline (all international undergraduate day students, all graduate program students, all online program students) August 17, 2018
Fall term classes begin September 3, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to add a course September 8, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course September 15, 2018
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements September 15, 2018
Classes held for day culinary and baking labs September 21, 2018
Winter term registration opens (undergraduate programs) September 28, 2018
Winter term registration opens (MAT, MEd) September 29, 2018
Academic course withdrawal deadline October 12, 2018
Winter term payment deadline (undergraduate day & evening students, MAT, MEd students) November 2, 2018
Friday classes final exam November 9, 2018
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Providence Campus) November 10, 2018
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Denver Campus) November 11, 2018
Reading days (no academic classes) for MW and TR day classes November 12–13, 2018
Monday classes final exam November 12, 2018
Tuesday classes final exam November 13, 2018
Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday classes final exam November 14, 2018
Tuesday/Thursday and Thursday classes final exam; day culinary and baking lab classes end November 15, 2018
Winter term payment deadline (undergraduate online program students) November 16, 2018
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Denver Campus) November 17, 2018
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Providence Campus) November 18, 2018
Thanksgiving break* November 18–25, 2018
*Makeup classes if needed for culinary and baking weekend labs (Providence Campus) November 24, 2018
*Culinary and baking weekend labs end (Denver Campus) November 24, 2018
*Culinary and baking weekend labs end (Providence Campus) November 25, 2018

Winter Term

Winter classes begin November 26, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to add a course December 1, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course December 8, 2018
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements December 8, 2018
Winter break begins December 21, 2018
Spring term registration opens (undergraduate programs/MAT/MEd) January 4, 2019
Winter break ends January 6, 2019
*Culinary and baking weekend labs resume on January 5; all other classes resume on January 7 (Denver Campus) January 5, 2019
*Culinary and baking weekend labs resume on January 6; all other classes resume on January 7 (Providence Campus) January 6, 2019
Classes resume January 7, 2019
Classes held for day culinary and baking labs January 11, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline January 18, 2019
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21, 2019
Makeup classes held for Monday-only classes; Monday CE and day culinary and baking labs January 25, 2019
Spring term payment deadline (undergraduate day & evening students, MAT, MEd students) February 1, 2019
Spring term payment deadline (undergraduate online program students) February 15, 2019
Reading days (no academic classes) for MW and TR day classes February 18–19, 2019
Monday classes final exam February 18, 2019
Tuesday classes final exam February 19, 2019
Monday/Wednesday + Wednesday classes final exam February 20, 2019
Tuesday/Thursday + Thursday classes final exam; day culinary and baking lab classes end February 21, 2019
Friday classes final exam February 22, 2019
Saturday classes final exam (Providence Campus) February 23, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Providence Campus) February 23, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Denver Campus) February 24, 2019
Term break February 24–March 3, 2019
*Winter term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Denver Campus) March 2, 2019
*Makeup classes if needed for culinary and baking weekend labs (Providence Campus) March 2, 2019
*Winter term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Providence Campus) March 3, 2019

Spring Term

Spring term classes begin March 4, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course March 9, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course March 16, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements March 16, 2019
Classes held for day culinary and baking labs March 22, 2019
Summer term registration opens (undergraduate programs/MAT/MEd) March 22, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline April 12, 2019
No classes; Spring Holiday April 19, 2019
No classes; Holiday April 21, 2019
Graduate Studies Commencement; Providence campus excluding Physician Assistant Studies (Providence Campus) May 3, 2019
Summer term payment deadline (all undergraduate students, MAT, MEd students) May 3, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Providence campus) May 11, 2019
Reading days (no academic classes) for MW and TR day classes May 13–14, 2019
Monday classes final exam May 13, 2019
Tuesday classes final exam May 14, 2019
Monday/Wednesday and Wednesday classes final exam May 15, 2019
Tuesday/Thursday and Thursday classes final exam; day culinary & baking lab classes end May 16, 2019
Friday classes final exam May 17, 2019
Undergraduate Commencement May 18, 2019
Graduate Studies Commencement (North Miami and Denver campuses) May 18, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Providence Campus) May 19, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend academic classes final exam (Denver Campus) May 19, 2019
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement (Providence Campus) May 21, 2019
No classes; Memorial Day Weekend (Providence Campus) May 25–26, 2019
Culinary and baking weekend labs held (Denver Campus) May 25, 2019
Spring term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Denver Campus) June 1, 2019
Makeup classes if needed for spring culinary and baking weekend labs (Providence Campus) June 8, 2019
Spring term culinary and baking weekend labs end (Providence Campus) June 9, 2019

Summer Term

Summer term begins June 3, 2019
Session I classes begin June 3, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course June 8, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course June 15, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements June 15, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline for session I June 19, 2019
Session I classes final exam June 27, 2019
No classes; Independence Day July 4, 2019
No classes July 5, 2019
Session II classes begin July 8, 2019
Fall term payment deadline (new undergraduate day students) July 12, 2019
Makeup classes held for Thursday CE July 12, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline for CE, online and internship July 12, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline for session II July 24, 2019
Session II and 8-week session classes final exam August 1, 2019
Fall term payment deadline (returning undergraduate day students & all undergraduate evening students) August 2, 2019
CE final exam week August 5–9, 2019
Fall term payment deadline (all international undergraduate day students, all graduate program students, all online program students) August 16, 2019
Summer internships and online classes end August 17, 2019
Summer term ends August 17, 2019

Graduate Programs

Fall Semester

Fall semester payment deadline August 17, 2018
Fall classes begin August 27, 2018
Fall I classes begin August 27, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Fall semester & Fall I) September 8, 2019
Classes held September 3, 2018
Fall Doctor of Education classes begin September 7–8, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Fall semester & Fall I) September 8, 2018
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Fall semester & Fall I) September 8, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held September 21–22, 2018
Fall I academic course withdrawal deadline September 26, 2018
Fall I classes end October 16, 2018
Fall II classes begin October 22, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Fall II) October 27, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held October 5–6, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held October 19–20, 2018
Spring registration opens October 28, 2018
Fall academic course withdrawal deadline October 29, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held November 2–3, 2018
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Fall II) November 3, 2018
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Fall II) November 3, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held November 16–17, 2018
Fall II academic course withdrawal deadline November 20, 2018
Thanksgiving break November 21–25, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held November 30, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held December 1, 2018
Spring semester payment deadline December 7, 2018
Final exam week December 10–15, 2018
Doctor of Education classes held December 14–15, 2018
Doctor of Education classes end December 15, 2018
Fall classes end December 15, 2018
Fall II classes end December 15, 2018
Winter break December 16, 2018–January 6, 2019

Spring Semester

Spring classes begin January 7, 2019
Spring I classes begin January 7, 2019
Spring Doctor of Education classes begin January 11–12, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Spring semester & Spring I) January 12, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring semester & Spring I) January 19, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Spring semester & Spring I) January 19, 2019
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held January 25–26, 2019
Spring I academic course withdrawal deadline February 6, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held February 8–9, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held February 22–23, 2019
Spring I classes end February 26, 2019
Spring break March 3–9, 2019
Spring II classes begin March 11, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held March 15–16, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Spring II) March 16, 2019
Spring academic course withdrawal deadline March 18, 2019
Summer registration opens March 22, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Spring II) March 23, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Spring II) March 23, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held March 29–30, 2019
Fall registration opens April TBD
Spring II academic course withdrawal deadline April 10, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held April 12–13, 2019
No classes; Spring Holiday April 19, 2019
Summer semester payment deadline April 19, 2019
Final exam week April 22–27, 2019
Doctor of Education classes held April 26–27, 2019
Doctor of Education classes end April 27, 2019
Spring classes end April 27, 2019
Spring II classes end April 30, 2019
Graduate Studies Commencement (Providence campus; excluding Physician Assistant Studies) May 3, 2019
Graduate Studies Commencement (North Miami and Denver campuses) May 18, 2019
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement (Providence Campus) May 21, 2019

Summer Semester

Summer classes begin May 6, 2019
Summer I classes begin May 6, 2019
Doctor of Education Dissertation Advisement begins May 6, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Summer semester & Summer I) May 11, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer semester & Summer I) May 18, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Summer semester & Summer I) May 18, 2019
No classes; Memorial Day May 27, 2019
Summer I academic course withdrawal deadline June 5, 2019
Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses begin (Providence campus) June 10, 2019
Addiction Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses begin June 10, 2019
Summer I classes end June 25, 2019
Summer II classes begin July 1, 2019
No classes; Independence Day July 4, 2019
No classes July 5, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to add a course (Summer II) July 6, 2019
Summer academic course withdrawal deadline July 8, 2019
Online courses only: Last day to drop a course (Summer II) July 13, 2019
Online courses only: Deadline to complete attendance requirements (Summer II) July 13, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline: Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses; Addiction Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses July 22, 2019
Summer II academic course withdrawal deadline July 31, 2019
Final exam week August 12–17, 2019
Fall semester payment deadline August 16, 2019
Occupational Therapy Doctorate courses end (Providence campus) August 17, 2019
Addiction Counseling; Clinical Mental Health Counseling courses end August 17, 2019
Summer classes end August 17, 2019
Doctor of Education dissertation advisement ends August 17, 2019
Summer II classes end August 20, 2019

Physician Assistant Studies

Didactic Summer Semester

Summer classes begin June 4, 2018
No classes; Independence Day July 4, 2018
Academic course withdrawal deadline July 27, 2018
Fall semester payment deadline August 17, 2018
Final exam week August 20–24, 2018

Didactic Fall Semester

Fall classes begin September 10, 2018
Academic course withdrawal deadline November 2, 2018
Thanksgiving break November 21–24, 2018
Spring semester payment deadline December 7, 2018
Final exam week December 17–21, 2018

Didactic Spring Semester

Spring classes begin January 2, 2019
No classes; Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 21, 2019
Academic course withdrawal deadline February 22, 2019
Spring break March 3–9, 2019
No classes; Spring Holiday April 19, 2019
Summer semester payment deadline April 19, 2019
No classes; Holiday April 21, 2019
Final exam week May 13–17, 2019

Clinical Summer Semester

Summer classes begin June 4, 2018
Rotation 1 - (Call back Days, end of rotation July 19-20) June 18, 2018
Rotation 2 - (end of rotation Aug. 24) July 23, 2018
Fall semester payment deadline August 17, 2018

Clinical Fall Semester

Rotation 3 - (Callback Days, end of rotation Sept. 28) August 27, 2018
Rotation 4- (end of rotation Nov. 2) October 1, 2018
Rotation 5 - (end of rotation Dec. 7) November 5, 2018
Spring semester payment deadline December 7, 2018
Rotation 6 - (end of rotation Jan. 18) December 10, 2018
Holiday Break December 23-31, 2018

Clinical Spring Semester

Rotation 7 (end of rotation Feb. 22) January 21, 2019
Final Exam Week (Summative Exams, OSCE's, Master's Presentations) February 25, 2019
Rotation 8 - (End of Rotation April 5) March 4, 2019
Rotation 9 - (end of rotation May 10, 2019) April 8, 2019
Callback Days May 13-15, 2019
Physician Assistant Studies Commencement May 21, 2019