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Academic Calendar


Printable Version of the 2017-2018 Academic Calendar


Fall Semester 2017

1-Aug On-line add/drop begins for returning students (8:00 a.m.)
19-Aug Residence halls open for new students and families/New Student Days begin  
20-Aug Residence halls open for returning students (8:00 a.m.)  
21-Aug Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Fall 1 Term
24-Aug Classes begin (8:00 a.m.) 
30-Aug Deadline to add courses (4:00 p.m.)
1-Sep Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
4-Sep Labor Day holiday - no classes/college offices closed
5-Sep Withdrawal period begins (WP/WF grades)
7-Sep Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect Writing Intensive Opt (4:00 p.m.) 
18-Sep Course offerings for Spring Semester 2018 due
20-21-Sep Hancock Symposium for Democracy (Student Attendance Required)
24-30-Sep Westminster Homecoming
29-Sept-1-Oct Fall Family Weekend
6-Oct Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Fall 1 Term
9-Oct Tentative 3-week Online term begins (PAL & Traditional Students)
9-Oct Deadline for removing Spring 2017 incomplete grades
12-14-Oct Fall Board of Trustees Meeting
13-Oct Fall holiday - no classes  
17-Oct Midterm
17-Oct Academic advising begins for Spring 2018 preregistration (Tentative)
17-18-Oct Online mid-semester classes begin
24-Oct Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
27-Oct Tentative 3-week Online term ends (PAL & Traditional Students)
30-Oct Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Fall 2 Term
7-Nov Deadline for withdrawing from courses with grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
20-24-Nov Thanksgiving holiday – No Classes (college offices closed 11/22-11/24)
12-Dec Last day of fall semester classes
13-16-Dec Final examinations (Wed-Sat)
15-Dec Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Fall 2 Term
18-Dec Christmas vacation begins
19-Dec Grades due in Registrar's Office (9:00 a.m.)
20-Dec Winter online 3-in-3 begins
25-Dec-2-Jan Colleges offices closed
19-Jan Winter online 3-in-3 ends


Spring Semester 2018

3-Jan On-Line Add/Drop begins for returning students (8:00 a.m.)
12-Jan New Student Move-In and Orientation 
13-Jan Residence halls open for returning students (8:00 a.m.)  
16-Jan Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Spring 1 Term
16-Jan Classes begin (8:00 a.m.)
22-Jan Deadline to add courses (4:00 p.m.)
24-Jan Deadline to drop courses without receiving grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
25-Jan Withdrawal period begins (WP/WF grades)
29-Jan Deadline to elect CR-D-F option; submit Indep Study forms; elect  Writing Intensive Opt (4:00 p.m.)
5-Feb Course Offerings for Fall Semester 2018 due
8-10-Feb Winter Board of Trustees Meeting 
16-Feb President’s Day holiday (Friday) – no classes, college offices closed
27-Feb Deadline for removing incomplete grades for 2017 fall semester (4:00 p.m.)
2-Mar Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Spring 1 Term
5-Mar Tentative 3-week Online term begins (PAL & Traditional Students)
6-Mar Midterm
6-7-March Online mid-semester classes begin
13-Mar Assessment Day (Student Attendance Required)
14-Mar Midterm grades due (9:00 a.m.)
14-Mar Academic advising begins for Fall 2018 preregistration (Tentative)
19-23-Mar Spring Break - no clasess (college office closed March 23)
23-Mar Tentative 3-week Online term ends (PAL & Traditional Students)
23-Mar Spring Holiday (Friday, college offices closed)
26-Mar Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Spring 2 Term
2-Apr Easter holiday (Monday, college office closed)
5-Apr Deadline to withdraw from courses and receive grade of WP/WF (4:00 p.m.)
19-Apr Undergraduate Scholars Forum (Student Attendance Required)
20-22-Apr Alumni Weekend
4-May
Last day of spring semester classes 
7-10-May Final examinations 
10-May Grades due in Registrar's Office for graduating seniors
11-May Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Spring 2 Term
10-12-May Spring Board of Trustees' Meeting
12-May Columns Ceremony, Commencement
15-May Final grades due in Registrar's Office (9:00 a.m)
28-May Memorial Day holiday, college offices closed


Summer Session 2018

14-May Summer 3-in-3 online session begins 
4-Jun Corporate Partner (PAL) Start Week - Summer 1 Term
4-Jun Summer 6-week online session begins
20-Jul Corporate Partner (PAL) End Week - Summer 1 Term
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