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Academic Calendars

Effective with the 2018-19 academic year, the University will have two academic calendars: one for the 11-week graduate programs and one for all other programs. 

Undergraduate: 2018-2023 Abbreviated

2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
FALL
First Day Fall Semester Classes Aug. 27 (M) Aug. 26 (M) Aug. 31 (M) Aug. 30 (M) Aug. 29 (M)
Holiday – Labor Day Sept. 3 (M) Sept. 2 (M) Sept. 7 (M) Sept. 6 (M) Sept. 5 (M)
Columbus Day/Fall Recess Oct. 8 (M) Oct. 14 (M) Oct. 12 (M) Oct. 11 (M) Oct. 10 (M)
Columbus Day/Fall Recess Oct. 9 (Tu) Oct. 15 (Tu) Oct. 13 (Tu) Oct. 12 (Tu) Oct. 11 (Tu)
Thanksgiving Recess Begins Nov. 21 (W) Nov. 27 (W) Nov. 25 (W) Nov. 24 (W) Nov. 23 (W)
Thanksgiving Recess Ends Nov. 25 (Su) Dec 1 (Su) Nov. 29 (Su) Nov. 28 (Su) Nov. 27 (Su)
Last Day of Classes Dec. 7 (F) Dec. 6 (F) Dec. 11 (F) Dec. 10 (F) Dec. 9 (F)
Last day of Exams Dec. 14 (F) Dec. 13 (F) Dec. 18 (F) Dec. 17 (F) Dec. 16 (F)
Final Exam Snow Day Dec. 15 (Sat) Dec. 14 (Sat) Dec. 19 (Sat) Dec. 18 (Sat) Dec. 17 (Sat)
SPRING
First Day Spring Semester Classes Jan. 14 (M) Jan. 13 (M) Jan. 19 (Tu) Jan. 18 (Tu) Jan. 17 (Tu)
Holiday – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Jan. 21 (M) Jan. 20 (M) Jan. 18 (M) Jan. 17 (M) Jan. 16 (M)
Spring Break Recess Begins Mar. 18 (M) Mar. 16 (M) Mar. 15 (M) Mar. 14 (M) Mar. 13 (M)
Spring Break Recess Ends Mar. 24 (Su) Mar. 22 (Su) Mar. 21 (Su) Mar. 20 (Su) Mar. 19 (Su)
No Day Classes Apr. 22 (M) Apr. 13 (M) Apr. 5 (M) Apr. 18 (M) Apr. 10 (M)
Last Day of Classes May 3 (F) May 1 (F) May 7 (F) May 6 (F) May 5 (F)
Last Day of Exams May 10 (F) May 8 (F) May 14 (F) May 13 (F) May 12 (F)
COMMENCEMENT May 18 (Sa) May 16 (Sa) May 22 (Sa) May 21 (Sa) May 20 (Sa)

Undergraduate, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and School of Law

View our 2018-2019 academic calendar.

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 F*6/1,4,11,18
July 2,9,16,23,30
August 6,13,20,28
Sept. F*9/7,10
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 F*7/6,11,18,25
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: 2018-2019 11-Week Term

View our 2018-2019 graduate academic calendar.

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