The University of Akron Academic Calendar

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Term

Event

Career

2018-2019

2019-2020

Fall Start of term G/U Aug 27, 2018 Aug 26, 2019
Fall 15 week, 1st 8 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Aug 27, 2018 Aug 26, 2019
Fall Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 28, 2018 Aug 27, 2019
Fall Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 29, 2018 Aug 29, 2019
Fall Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Aug 31, 2018 Aug 30, 2019
Fall Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Sep 2, 2018 Sep 1, 2019
Fall Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 2, 2018 Sep 1, 2019
Fall Labor Day holiday - University closed G/U Sep 3, 2018 Sep 2, 2019
Fall Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 9, 2018 Sep 8, 2019
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Sep 11, 2018 Sep 10, 2019
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Sep 18, 2018 Sep 20, 2019
Fall 1st 5 week session ends G/U Sep 30, 2018 Sep 29, 2019
Fall 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Oct 1, 2018 Sep 30, 2019
Fall Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 2, 2018 Oct 1,2019
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 5, 2018 Oct 4, 2019
Fall Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Oct 14, 2018 Oct 13, 2019
Fall Last day to withdraw from Fall 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Oct 16, 2018 Oct 15, 2019
Fall 1st 8 week session ends G/U Oct 16, 2018 Oct 20, 2019
Fall 2nd 8 week session begins G/U Oct 17, 2018 Oct 21, 2019
Fall Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 20, 2018 Oct 24, 2019
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 23, 2018 Oct 27, 2019
Spring Registration begins G/U Oct 29, 2018 Nov 4, 2019
Fall Graduation application deadline G Nov 1, 2018 Nov 1, 2019
Fall 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Nov 4, 2018 Nov 3, 2019
Fall 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Nov 5, 2018 Nov 4, 2019
Fall Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Nov 6, 2018 Nov 5, 2019
Fall Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Nov 9, 2018 Nov 8, 2019
Fall Veteran's Day observance - Staff holiday, classes held G/U Nov 12, 2018 Nov 11, 2019
Fall Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Nov 10, 2018 Nov 15, 2019
Fall Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Nov 20, 2018 Nov 19, 2019
Fall Thanksgiving recess - University closes at 5:00pm on Wednesday G/U Nov 22-25, 2018 Nov 28-Dec 1, 2019
Spring Graduation application deadline U Dec 1, 2018 Dec 1, 2019
Fall Final instructional day G/U Dec 9, 2018 Dec 8, 2019
Fall 15 week and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U Dec 9, 2018 Dec 8, 2019
Fall Final examinations G/U Dec 10-16, 2018 Dec 9-15, 2019
Fall 2nd 8 week session ends G/U Dec 9, 2018 Dec 15, 2019
Fall Commencement G/U Dec 15, 2018 TBD
Fall Final grades due G/U Dec 18, 2018 Dec 17, 2019
Christmas Holiday observance - University closed G/U Dec 25, 2018 Dec 25, 2019
New Year's Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U Jan 10-11, 2019 Jan 9-10, 2020
Spring Start of term G/U Jan 14, 2019 Jan 13, 2020
Spring 15 week, 1st 7.5 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Jan 14, 2019 Jan 13, 2020
Spring Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 15, 2019 Jan 14, 2020
Spring Last day to add 1st 7.5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 16, 2019 Jan 16, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 18, 2019 Jan 17, 2020
Spring Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 20, 2019 Jan 19, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 1st 7.5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 20, 2019 Jan 19, 2020
Spring Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 21, 2019 Jan 20, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 27, 2019 Jan 26, 2020
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jan 29, 2019 Jan 28, 2020
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 7.5 week session classes G/U Feb 5, 2019 Feb 7, 2020
Spring 1st 5 week session ends G/U Feb 17, 2019 Feb 16, 2020
Spring 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Feb 18, 2019 Feb 17, 2020
Spring President's Day observance (School of Law classes held) G/U Feb 19, 2019 Feb 18, 2020
Spring Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Feb 19, 2019 Feb 18, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Feb 22, 2019 Feb 21, 2020
Spring Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Mar 3, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Mar 5, 2019 Mar 3, 2020
Spring 1st 7.5 week session ends G/U Mar 5, 2019 Mar 8, 2020
Spring 2nd 7.5 week session begins G/U Mar 6, 2019 Mar 9, 2020
Spring Last day to add 2nd 7.5 week session classes without signatures G/U Mar 9, 2019 Mar 12, 2020
Summer Registration begins G/U Mar 11, 2019 Mar 9, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 7.5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Mar 12, 2019 Mar 15, 2020
Spring 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Mar 24, 2019 Mar 22, 2020
Spring Spring recess G/U Mar 25-Mar 31, 2019 Mar 23-29, 2020
Fall Registration begins G/U Apr 1, 2019 Mar 30, 2020
Spring 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Apr 1, 2019 Mar 30, 2020
Spring Graduation application deadline G Apr 1, 2019 Apr 1, 2020
Summer Graduation application deadline U Apr 1, 2019 Apr 1, 2020
Spring Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Apr 2, 2019 Mar 31, 2020
Spring Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Apr 5, 2019 Apr 3, 2020
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7.5 week session classes G/U Apr 6, 2019 Apr 10, 2020
Spring Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Apr 16, 2019 Apr 14, 2020
Spring Final instructional day G/U May 5, 2019 May 3, 2020
Spring 15 week, 2nd 7.5 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U May 5, 2019 May 3, 2020
Spring Final examinations G/U May 6-12, 2019 May 4-10, 2020
Spring Commencement G/U May 10-12, 2019 May 8-10, 2020
Spring Final grades due G/U May 14, 2019 May 12, 2020
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U May 16-17, 2019 May 14-15, 2020
Summer Intersession and 1st 8 week session begin G/U May 20, 2019 May 18, 2020
Summer Last day to add intersession classes without signatures G/U May 20, 2019 May 18, 2020
Summer Last day to drop intersession classes without "WD" G/U May 22, 2019 May 20, 2020
Summer Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U May 23, 2019 May 21, 2020
Summer Memorial Day observance - University closed G/U May 27, 2019 May 25, 2020
Summer Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U May 27, 2019 May 25, 2020
Summer Last day to withdraw from intersession classes G/U May 28, 2019 May 26, 2020
Summer Intersession ends G/U Jun 9, 2019 Jun 7, 2020
Summer 1st 5 week and 2nd 8 week sessions begin G/U Jun 10, 2019 Jun 8, 2020
Summer Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 11, 2019 Jun 9, 2020
Summer Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 13, 2019 Jun 11, 2020
Summer Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 14, 2019 Jun 12, 2020
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Jun 14, 2019 Jun 12, 2020
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 17, 2019 Jun 15, 2020
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jun 25, 2019 Jun 23, 2020
Summer Graduation application deadline G Jul 1, 2019 Jul 1, 2020
Fall Graduation application deadline U Jul 1, 2019 Jul 1, 2020
Summer Independence Day observance - University closed G/U Jul 4, 2019 Jul 3, 2020
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Jul 5, 2019 Jul 3, 2020
Summer 1st 5 week and 1st 8 week sessions end G/U Jul 14, 2019 Jul 12, 2020
Summer 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Jul 15, 2019 Jul 13, 2020
Summer Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jul 16, 2019 Jul 14, 2020
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jul 19, 2019 Jul 17, 2020
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Jul 30, 2019 Jul 28, 2020
Summer 2nd 8 week session ends G/U Aug 4, 2019 Aug 2, 2020
Summer 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Aug 18, 2019 Aug 16, 2020
Summer Final grades due G/U Aug 20, 2019 Aug 18, 2020
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U Aug 22-23, 2020 TBD