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Academic Calendar: Fall 2025 - Summer 2026
Fall Semester 2025 * Details
Month Day Event
August 2025 Monday –Saturday,  TBA Monday,  Aug. 25 New Student Orientation week

All Regular session classes begin
September 2025 Monday, Sept. 1

Monday, Sept.  15
Labor Day – Campus holiday

Special Session classes begin
October 2025    
November 2025 Thursday – Saturday, Nov. 27 – 29 Thanksgiving – Campus holiday
December  2025 Saturday, Dec. 6

Monday – Saturday, Dec. 8 - 13

Tuesday, Dec. 16


Thursday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 19
Last day of classes

Final Exam period

Final grades due to Registrar Commencement

All Fall sessions ends
* This Calendar is subject to Change
Spring Semester 2026 * Details
Month Day Event
December 2025 Wednesday, Dec. 17 Intersession classes begin
January 2026 Saturday, Jan. 10

Monday, Jan. 12

Monday, Jan. 19
Intersession classes end

Regular session classes begin

ML King Day - Campus holiday
February 2026 Monday, Feb. 2

Monday, Feb. 16
Special Session classes begin

President's Day - Campus holiday
March 2026 Monday - Saturday, Mar. 16 - 21 Spring Break (no classes)
April 2026    
May 2026 Saturday, May 2

Monday - Saturday, May 4 - 9

Tuesday, May 12

Thursday, May 14

Friday, May 15

Last day of classes

Final Exam period

Final grades due to Registrar Commencement

All Spring sessions ends

* This Calendar is subject to Change
 
Summer Semester 2026 * Details
Month Day Event
May 2026

Monday, May 25

Tuesday, May 26

Memorial Day - Campus holiday

10-Week Session and 

1st 5-week session ends

June 2026

Saturday, June 27

Monday, June 29

1st 5-week session ends

2nd 5-week session classes begin

July 2026 Friday, July 3

Independence Day - Campus holiday

August 2026 Saturday, Aug. 1

Tuesday, Aug. 4
10-week and 2nd 5-week sessions end

All final grades due to Registrar
* This Calendar is subject to Change No commencement ceremonies are held in the summer