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Academic Calendars

Undergraduate: Fall 2017

August 28
Classes begin 8:00 a.m.

September 4
Labor Day - No classes

September 5
Last day to add course(s) without the Instructor's permission

September 12
Last day to:

  • add course(s) with the Instructor's written permission
  • change from audit to credit or credit to audit with the Instructor's written permission
  • withdraw from a class without a "W" on transcript

September 29
Last day to withdraw from the first 7-½ week course offerings (PEHR)

October 6
In-Progress closing of grades (100 level) to SAS

October 9-10
Fall Recess - No classes

October 18
2nd 7½ week courses begin (PEHR)

October 20
In-Progress closing of grades (200+ level) to SAS

November 3
Last day for withdrawing from course(s) - "W" issued

November 7-17
Priority Registration Period for Wintersession and Spring Semester

November 17
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7½ week course offerings (PEHR)

November 22-24
Thanksgiving Recess

December 8
Last day of classes

December 9 & 10
Study Days

December 11-15
Final Exam Period

December 16
Final Exam 'snow day" (make-up day for inclement weather)

December 18
Fall final grades due to SAS by noon

December 18 - Jan 1
Winter Recess

Undergraduate: Spring 2018

January 2-12
Winter Session 9 days

January 15
Martin Luther King Day – No Classes

January 16
Classes Begin 8:00 a.m.

January 23
Last day to add course(s) without the Instructor’s permission

January 29
Last day to resolve Fall incomplete grades – unresolved Fall “I” grades are converted to “F”s

January 30
Last day to:

  • add course(s) with the Instructor’s written permission
  • change from audit to credit or credit to audit with the Instructor’s written permission
  • withdraw from a class without a “W” on transcript

February 16
Last day to withdraw from the first 7-½ week course offerings (PEHR)

March 5
Summer Registration begins

March 7
2nd 7 ½ week courses begin (PEHR)

March 9
In-Progress closing of grades to SAS

March 19-23
Spring Break Recess

March 30
Last day for withdrawing from course(s) - “W” issued

April 2
No day classes - evening classes begin at 5:00 p.m.

April 3-13
Priority registration period for Fall Semester

April 13
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7 ½ week course offerings (PEHR

May 4
Last day of classes

May 5 & 6
Study Days

May 7-11
Final Exam Period

May 14
Final grades due to SAS by noon

May 19
Commencement

Undergraduate: 2016-2021 Abbreviated

2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
FALL
First Day Fall Semester Classes Aug. 29 (M) Aug. 28 (M) Aug. 27 (M) Aug. 26 (M) Aug. 31 (M)
Holiday – Labor Day Sept. 5 (M) Sept. 4 (M) Sept. 3 (M) Sept. 2 (M) Sept. 7 (M)
Columbus Day/Fall Recess Oct. 10 (M) Oct. 9 (M) Oct. 8 (M) Oct. 14 (M) Oct. 12 (M)
Columbus Day/Fall Recess Oct. 11 (Tu) Oct. 10 (Tu) Oct. 9 (Tu) Oct. 15 (Tu) Oct. 13 (Tu)
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Nov. 23 (W) Nov. 22 (W) Nov. 21 (W) Nov. 27 (W) Nov. 25 (W)
Thanksgiving Recess Ends Nov. 27 (Su) Nov. 26 (Su) Nov. 25 (Su) Dec. 1 (Su) Nov. 29 (Su)
Last Day of Classes Dec. 9 (F) Dec. 8 (F) Dec. 7 (F) Dec. 6 (F) Dec. 11 (F)
Last day of Exams Dec. 16 (F) Dec. 15 (F) Dec. 14 (F) Dec. 13 (F) Dec. 18 (F)
Final Exam Snow Day Dec. 17 (Sat) Dec. 16 (Sat) Dec. 15 (Sat) Dec. 14 (Sat) Dec. 19 (Sat)
SPRING
First Day Spring Semester Classes Jan. 17 (Tu) Jan. 16 (Tu) Jan. 14 (M) Jan. 13 (M) Jan. 19 (Tu)
Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 16 (M) Jan. 15 (M) Jan. 21 (M) Jan. 20 (M) Jan. 18 (M)
Spring Break Recess Begins Mar. 13 (M) Mar. 19 (M) Mar. 18 (M) Mar. 16 (M) Mar. 15 (M)
Spring Break Recess Ends Mar. 19 (Su) Mar. 25 (Su) Mar. 24 (Su) Mar. 22 (Su) Mar. 21 (Su)
No Day Classes Apr. 17 (M) Apr. 2 (M) Apr. 22 (M) Apr. 13 (M) Apr. 5 (M)
Last Day of Classes May 5 (F) May 4 (F) May 3 (F) May 1 (F) May 7 (F)
Last Day of Exams May 12 (F) May 11 (F) May 10 (F) May 8 (F) May 14 (F)
COMMENCEMENT May 20 (Sa) May 19 (Sa) May 18 (Sa) May 16 (Sa) May 22 (Sa)

Graduate: 2017-2018 11-Week Term

Schedule of Events Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Term begins Mon., Sept. 25, 2017 Tues., January 16, 2018 Mon., April 9, 2018 Mon., July 2, 2018
Term ends Thur., Dec. 14, 2017 Mon. April 2, 2018 Thurs., June 21, 2018 Thurs., Sept. 13, 2018
Monday classes meet Sept. 25
Oct. 2,16,23,30
Nov. 6,13,20,27
Dec. 4,11
Jan. 22,29
Feb. 5,12,19,26
March 5,12,19,26
April 2
April 9,16,23,30
May 7,14,21
June 4,11,18
July 2,9,16,23,30
August 6,13,20,28
Sept. 10
Tuesday classes meet Sept. 26
Oct. 3,17,24,31
Nov. 7,14,21,28
Dec. 5,12
Jan. 16,23,30
Feb. 6, 13, 20,27
March 6,13,20,27
April 10,17,24
May 1,8,15,22,29
June 5,12,19
July 3,10,17,24,31
August 7,14,21,28
Sept. 4,11
Wednesday classes meet Sept. 27
Oct. 4,11,18,25
Nov. 1,8,15,29
Dec. 6,13
Jan. 17,24,31
Feb. 7,14,21,28
March 7,14,21,28
April 11,18,25
May 2,9,16,23,30
June 6,13,20
July 11,18,25
August 1,8,15,22,29
Sept. 5,12
Thursday classes meet Sept. 28
Oct.  5,12,19,26
Nov. 2,9,16,30
Dec. 7,14
Jan. 18,25
Feb. 1,8,15,22
March 1,8,15,22,29
April 12,19,26
May 3,10,17,24,31
June 7,14,21
July 5,12,19,26
August 2,9,16,23,30
Sept. 6,13
Holidays - No classes Mon-Tues, Oct. 9-10
(Fall Recess)
Wed-Fri, Nov. 22-24
(Thanksgiving Break)
NO SPRING BREAK Monday, May 28
(Memorial Day)
Wednesday, July. 4
Monday, Sept.3
(Labor Day)
*Friday ("make-up") classes meet Friday, June 1, 2018 Friday, July 6, 2018
Friday, Sept. 7, 2017
Final exams Last week of term Last week of term Last week of term Last week of term
Grades due to SAS by noon
Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 Thursday, April 5, 2018 Monday, June 25, 2018 Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
Incomplete Grades Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 Monday, May 14, 2018 Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
Last Date to Add a course Prior to start of 2nd class Prior to start of 2nd class Prior to start of 2nd class Prior to start of 2nd class
Last date to drop or withdraw from a course without the grade of “W” Prior to start of 3rd class Prior to start of 3rd class Prior to start of 3rd class Prior to start of 3rd class
Last date for withdrawing from a course(“W” issued) Prior to start of 8th class Prior to start of 8th class Prior to start of 8th class Prior to start of 8th class
Course Input by Schools July 6-13, 2017 October 5-13, 2017 January 11-19, 2017 April 11-18, 2017
Registration Period Begins Monday, August 28, 2017 Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 Monday, March 5, 2018 Monday, June 4, 2018
*On any given week where a single holiday occurs, classes will be held on that Friday (not including the Fall or Thanksgiving Break)

Graduate: Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program 2017-2018

2017 Fall Semester

August 28
Term begins

September 4
Labor Day – No Classes

October 9 - 10
Fall Recess – No classes

November 3
Last day for withdrawing from a course - "W" issued

November 21
Monday classes meet this day (Holiday make-up time)

November 22 - 24
Thanksgiving Recess – No classes

December 8
Last day of classes

December 11 - 15
Final Exam Week – Schedule T.B.A.

December 16
Final Exam "snow day"
(make-up day for inclement weather)

2018 Spring Semester

January 16
Term begins

March 23
Last day for withdrawing from a course - "W" issued

March 19 – 23
Spring Break Recess – No classes

May 4
Last day of classes

May 7 - 11
Final Exam Week – Schedule T.B.A.

2018 Summer Session

May 29
Term begins

July 6
Last day for withdrawing from a course - "W" issued

July 4
Independence Day – No classes

July 27
Last day of classes

July 30 – August 3
Final Exam Week – Schedule T.B.A.

Graduate: Doctor of Pharmacy Program Fall 2017

August 7
APPE Block 3 begins

August 28
Classes begin 8:00 a.m.

September 15
APPE Block 3 ends

September 18
APPE Block 4 ends

October 9-10
Fall Recess - No classes

October 27
APPE Block 4 ends

October 30
APPE Block 5 begins

November 3
Last day for withdrawing from a course - "W" issued

November 22-24
Thanksgiving Recess

December 8
Last day of classes, APPE Block 5 ends

December 9-10
Study Days

December 11-15
Final Exam Period

December 16
Final Exam "snow day"
(make-up day for inclement weather)

December 14-19
Academic Standards Committee meetings

School of Law: 2017-2018

2017

Sunday, August 13
Annual Orientation Welcome Event

Monday- Thursday, August 14-17
Required First-Year Introduction to the Law Class**

Monday- Thursday, August 14-17
First-Year Orientation Sessions

Monday, August 21
Classes Begin

Friday, September 1
Last Day to Add/Drop Courses

Monday, September 4
No Classes - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5
Monday Classes meet this day

Friday, September 15
Last Day for Applying for Degrees to be awarded in October

Monday, October 9
No Classes - Columbus Day

Friday, November 10
Last Day for Applying for Degrees to be awarded in February

Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24
Thanksgiving Recess

Friday, December 1
Last Day to Withdraw - Last Day of Classes

December 2-December 5
Study Period

December 6-December 14
Final Examinations

2018

January, 8, 9, 10, 11
Required First-Year Introduction to the Law Class**

Wednesday, January 10
Upper Level Classes Begin

Monday, January 15
No Classes - Martin Luther King Day*

Tuesday, January 16
First Year Day classes meet as scheduled

Wednesday, January 17
First Year Evening classes meet as scheduled

Wednesday, January 17
Upper level Monday classes meet this day

Wednesday, January 24
Last Day to Add/Drop

Friday, February 2
Last Day for Applying for Degrees to be awarded in May

Monday-Friday, March 19-23
Spring Recess

Wednesday, April 25
Upper Class Students -Last Day of Classes / Last Day to Withdraw

April 26-April 29
Study Period for Upper-Level Students

Monday, April 30
First-Year Students – Last Day of Classes/Last Day to Withdraw

May 1-4
Study Period for First-Year Students

April 30-May 10
Final Examinations (Schedule TBA)

Sunday, May 20
Commencement

SUMMER SESSION 2018

Monday, May 21
Classes Begin

Friday, May 25
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes

Monday, May 28
No Classes - Memorial Day

Wednesday, July 4
No Classes - Independence Day

Wednesday, July 11
Last Day to Withdraw - Last Day of Classes

July 12-15
Study Period

July 16 & 18
Final Examinations

Winter Session 2018

First day of classes Last day to drop - no  "W" issued Last day to withdraw with a "W" Recorded Last day of class/final exam Grades due to SAS
Tuesday, Jan 2 Wednesday, Jan 3 Wednesday, Jan 10 Friday, Jan 12 Tuesday, Jan 16

Summer Session 2018

                         First day of classes Last day to register/add with Instructor's permission Last day to drop - no   "W" issued Last day to withdraw with a "W" Recorded Last day of class/final exam Grades due to SAS
I
6wk
Tuesday, May 29 Thursday, May 31 Thursday, May 31 Friday, June 22 Thursday, July 5 Monday, July 9
II
6wk
Monday, July 9 Wednesday, July 11 Wednesday, July 11 Friday, Aug 3 Thursday, Aug 16 Monday, Aug 20
III
8wk
Tuesday, May 29 Friday, June 1 Friday, June 1 Friday, June 29 Thursday, July 19 Monday, July 23
IV
12wk
Tuesday, May 29 Tuesday, June 5 Tuesday, June 5 Friday, July 27 Thursday, Aug 16 Monday, Aug 20

Interfaith Holiday Calendar

As an inclusive learning community that values diversity and respects all faiths, Western New England University is committed to making reasonable accommodations to students who are absent due to the observation of religous holidays. Requests for accommodations should be made in advance. The following Interfaith Calendar provides a list of various religious holidays and important dates. 

Interfaith Calendar