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Academic Calendars

Undergraduate: Spring 2017

January 3-13
Winter Session 9 days

January 16
Martin Luther King Day – No Classes

January 17
Classes Begin 8:00 a.m.

January 24
Last day to add course(s) without the Instructor’s permission

January 30
Last day to resolve Fall incomplete grades – unresolved Fall “I” grades are converted to “F”s

January 31
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 17
Last day to withdraw from the first 7-½ week course offerings (PEHR)

March 6
Summer Registration begins

March 8
2nd 7 ½ week PEHR courses begin

March 10
In-Progress closing of grades to SAS

March 13-17
Spring Break Recess

March 24
Last day for withdrawing from course(s) - “W” issued

April 4-14
Priority registration period for Fall Semester

April 14
Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7 ½ week PEHR course offerings

April 17
No day classes – evening classes begin at 5:00 pm

May 5
Last day of classes

May 6-7
Study Days

May 8-12
Final Exam Period

May 15
Final grades due to SAS by noon

May 20
Commencement

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 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: 2016-2017 11-Week Term

Schedule of Events Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
Term begins Mon., Sept. 26, 2016 Tues., January 17, 2017 Mon., April 10, 2017 Wed., July 5, 2017
Term ends Thur., Dec. 15, 2016 Mon. April 3, 2017 Thurs., June 22, 2017 Tues, Sept. 19, 2017
Monday classes meet Sept. 26
Oct. 3,17,24,31
Nov. 7,14,21,28
Dec. 5,12
Jan. 23,30
Feb. 6,13,20,27
March 6,13,20,27
April 3
April 10,17,24
May 1,8,15,22
June F*6/2,5,12,19
July 10,17,24,31
August 7,14,21,28
Sept. F*9/8,11,18
Tuesday classes meet Sept. 27
Oct. 4,18,25
Nov. 1,8,15,22,29
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. 5,12,19
Wednesday 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
Thursday classes meet Sept. 29
Oct.  6,13,20,27
Nov. 3,10,17
Dec. 1,8,15
Jan. 19,26
Feb. 2,9,16,23
March 2,9,16,23,30
April 13,20,27
May 4,11,18,25
June 1,8,15,22
July 6,13,20,27
August 3,10,17,24,31
Sept. 7,14
Holidays - No classes Mon-Tues, Oct. 10-11
(Fall Recess)
Wed-Fri, Nov. 23-25
(Thanksgiving Break)
NO SPRING BREAK Monday, May 29
(Memorial Day)
Monday, Sept. 4
(Labor Day)
*Friday ("make-up") classes meet Friday, June 2, 2017 Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
Final exams Last week of term Last week of term Last week of term Last week of term
Grades due to SAS 72 hours after last class 72 hours after last class 72 hours after last class 72 hours after last class
Incomplete Grades Monday, Jan. 30, 2017 Monday, May 15, 2017 Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
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, 2016 October 5-13, 2016 January 11-19, 2017 April 11-18, 2017
Registration Period Begins Monday, August 29, 2016 Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 Monday, March 6, 2017 Monday, June 5, 2017
*On any given week where a single holiday occurs, classes will be held on that Friday (not including the Fall or Thanksgiving Break)

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, Jan. 29, 2018 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, 2016 October 5-13, 2016 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 21
Term begins

May 28
Memorial Day – No classes

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

July 4
Independence Day – No classes

August 10
Last day of classes

August 13 - 17
Final Exam Week – Schedule T.B.A.

School of Law: 2016-2017

Sunday, August 14
Law School Welcome Event 

Monday-Thursday, August 15-18
Required First-Year Introduction to the Law Course** 

Monday-Thursday, August 15-18
First-Year Orientation Sessions 

Monday, August 22
Classes Begin 

Monday, September 5
Labor Day - No Classes 

Wednesday, September 7
Last Day to Add/Drop Courses 

Friday, September 9
Last Day for Applying for Degrees to be awarded in October 

Monday, October 10
No Classes - Columbus Day 

Friday, November 4
Last Day for Applying for Degrees to be awarded in February 

Tuesday, November 22
Monday classes meet this day 

November 23-25
Thanksgiving Recess 

Friday, December 2
Last Day to Withdraw - Last Day of Classes 

December 3-6
Study Period 

December 7-16
Final Examinations 

2017 

January 9, 10, 11, 12
Required First-Year Introduction to the Legal Profession Course** 

Wednesday, January 11
Upper Level Classes Begin 

Friday, January 13
First-Year Day Classes meet as scheduled 

Monday, January 16
Martin Luther King Day - No Classes* Wednesday, January 25 Last Day to Add/Drop Courses Wednesday, February 1 Monday classes meet this day 

Wednesday, January 18
First-Year Evening Classes meet as scheduled

Friday, February 3
Last Day for Applying for Degrees to be awarded in May 

March 13-17
Spring Recess 

Wednesday, April 26
Upper Level Students - Last Day of Classes 
Last Day to Withdraw

Friday, April 28
First-Year Students Last Day of Classes - Wednesday classes meet this day 

April 27-April 30
Study Period for Upper-Level Students

April 29 – May 2
Study Period for First-Year Students 

Monday, May 1
Last Day of Classes for First-Year Evening Students – Last Day to Withdraw

May1-May 10
Final Examinations (Schedule TBA)

Sunday, May 21
Commencement 

SUMMER SESSION 2017

Monday, May 22
Classes Begin 

Friday, May 26
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day Observed -No Classes

Wednesday, June 28
Monday classes meet this day Monday, July 3 No Classes* 

Monday, July 3
No Classes

Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day - No Classes 

Wednesday, July 12
Last Day to Withdraw - Last Day of Classes 

July 13-16
Study Period 

July 17 & 19
Final Examinations 

College of Pharmacy: Spring 2017

January 2
APPE Block 6 begins

January 16
Martin Luther King Day - No classes

January 17
Classes begin 8:00 a.m.

January 30
Last day to resolve Fall incomplete grades - unresolved Fall "I" grades are converted to "F"s

January 31
Last day to withdraw from full semester courses without a "W"

February 10
APPE Block 6 ends

February 13
APPE Block 7 begins

March 10
In-Progress closing of grades to SAS

March 13-17
Spring Break Recess

March 24
APPE Block 7 ends

March 27
APPE Block 8 begins

April 4
Last day for withdrawing from full semester course(s) - "W" issued

April 17
No classes

May 5
APPE Block 8 ends; last day of classes

May 8-12
Final Exam period

May 15
Final grades due to SAS by noon

May 12, 14, 16
Academic Standards Meetings

May 15-19
NAPLEX Review

May 20
Hooding & Awards

May 21
Commencement

College of Pharmacy: 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

Summer Session 2017

                         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
May 30 June  1 June 1 June 23 July 6 July 10
II
6wk
July 10 July 12 July 12 Aug 4 Aug 17 Aug 21
III
8wk
May 30 June 2 June 2 June 30 July 20 July 24
IV
12wk
May 30 June 6 June 6 July 28 Aug 17 Aug 21

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