The University of Akron Academic Calendar

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Term

Event

Career

2016-2017

2017-2018

Fall Start of term G/U Aug 29, 2016 Aug 28, 2017
Fall 15 week, 1st 7.5 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Aug 29, 2016 Aug 28, 2017
Fall Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 30, 2016 Aug 29, 2017
Fall Last day to add 1st 7.5 week session classes without signatures G/U Aug 31, 2016 Aug 30, 2017
Fall Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 2, 2016 Sep 1, 2017
Fall Labor Day holiday - University closed G/U Sep 5, 2016 Sep 4, 2017
Fall Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Sep 6, 2016 Sep 5, 2017
Fall Last day to drop 1st 7.5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 6, 2016 Sep 5, 2017
Fall Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Sep 12, 2016 Sep 11, 2017
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Sep 13, 2016 Sep 12, 2017
Fall Last day to withdraw from 1st 7.5 week session classes G/U Sep 20, 2016 Sep 19, 2017
Fall 1st 5 week session ends G/U Oct 2, 2016 Oct 1, 2017
Fall 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Oct 3, 2016 Oct 2, 2017
Fall Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 4, 2016 Oct 3, 2017
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 7, 2016 Oct 6, 2017
Fall Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Oct 17, 2016 Oct 16, 2017
Fall 1st 7.5 week session ends G/U Oct 18, 2016 Oct 17, 2017
Fall Last day to withdraw from Fall 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Oct 18, 2016 Oct 17, 2017
Fall 2nd 7.5 week session begins G/U Oct 19, 2016 Oct 18, 2017
Fall Last day to add 2nd 7.5 week session classes without signatures G/U Oct 24, 2016 Oct 23, 2017
Fall Last day to drop 2nd 7.5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Oct 26, 2016 Oct 25, 2017
Spring Priority registration begins G/U Oct 31, 2016 TBD
Fall Graduation application deadline G Nov 1, 2016 Nov 1, 2017
Fall 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Nov 6, 2016 Nov 5, 2017
Fall 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Nov 7, 2016 Nov 6, 2017
Fall Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Nov 8, 2016 Nov 7, 2017
Fall Veteran's Day observance - Staff holiday, classes held G/U Nov 11, 2016 TBD
Fall Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Nov 11, 2016 Nov 10, 2017
Fall Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7.5 week session classes G/U Nov 14, 2016 Nov 13, 2017
Fall Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Nov 22, 2016 Nov 21, 2017
Fall Thanksgiving recess - University closes at 5:00pm on Wednesday G/U Nov 24-27, 2016 Nov 23-26, 2017
Spring Graduation application deadline U Dec 1, 2016 Dec 1, 2017
Fall Final instructional day G/U Dec 11, 2016 Dec 10, 2017
Fall 15 week, 2nd 7.5 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U Dec 11, 2016 Dec 10, 2017
Fall Final examinations G/U Dec 12-18, 2016 Dec 11-17, 2017
Fall Commencement G/U Dec 16-17, 2016 Dec 15-16, 2017
Fall Final grades due G/U Dec 20, 2016 Dec 19, 2017
Christmas Holiday observance - University closed G/U Dec 26, 2016 Dec 25, 2017
New Year's Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 2, 2017 Jan 1, 2018
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U Jan 12-13, 2017 Jan 11-12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance - University closed G/U Jan 16, 2017 Jan 15, 2018
Spring Start of term G/U Jan 17, 2017 Jan 16, 2018
Spring 15 week, 1st 7.5 week, and 1st 5 week sessions begin G/U Jan 17, 2017 Jan 16, 2018
Spring Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 18, 2017 Jan 17, 2018
Spring Last day to add 1st 7.5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 19, 2017 Jan 18, 2018
Spring Last day to add 15 week session classes without signatures G/U Jan 23, 2017 Jan 22, 2018
Spring Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 23, 2017 Jan 22, 2018
Spring Last day to drop 1st 7.5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 23, 2017 Jan 22, 2018
Spring Last day to drop 15 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jan 31, 2017 Jan 30, 2018
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jan 31, 2017 Jan 30, 2018
Spring Last day to withdraw from 1st 7.5 week session classes G/U Feb 8, 2017 Feb 7, 2018
Spring 1st 5 week session ends G/U Feb 19, 2017 Feb 18, 2018
Spring 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Feb 20, 2017 Feb 19, 2018
Spring President's Day observance (School of Law classes held) G/U Feb 21, 2017 Feb 20, 2018
Spring Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Feb 22, 2017 Feb 21, 2018
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Feb 24, 2017 Feb 23, 2018
Spring Last day to withdraw from 15 week session classes G/U Mar 6, 2017 Mar 5, 2018
Spring 1st 7.5 week session ends G/U Mar 7, 2017 Mar 6, 2018
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Mar 7, 2017 Mar 6, 2018
Spring 2nd 7.5 week session begins G/U Mar 8, 2017 Mar 7, 2018
Summer Priority registration begins G/U Mar 13, 2017 TBD
Spring Last day to add 2nd 7.5 week session classes without signatures G/U Mar 13, 2017 Mar 12, 2018
Spring Last day to drop 2nd 7.5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Mar 15, 2017 Mar 14, 2018
Spring 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Mar 26, 2017 Mar 25, 2018
Spring Spring recess G/U Mar 27-Apr 2, 2017 Mar 26-Apr 1, 2018
Spring Graduation application deadline G Apr 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2018
Summer Graduation application deadline U Apr 1, 2017 Apr 1, 2018
Fall Priority registration begins G/U Apr 3, 2017 TBD
Spring 3rd 5 week session begins G/U Apr 3, 2017 Apr 2, 2018
Spring Last day to add 3rd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Apr 4, 2017 Apr 3, 2018
Spring Last day to drop 3rd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Apr 7, 2017 Apr 6, 2018
Spring Last day to withdraw from 2nd 7.5 week session classes G/U Apr 10, 2017 Apr 9, 2018
Spring Last day to withdraw from 3rd 5 week session classes G/U Apr 18, 2017 Apr 17, 2018
Spring Final instructional day G/U May 7, 2017 May 6, 2018
Spring 15 week, 2nd 7.5 week, and 3rd 5 week sessions end G/U May 7, 2017 May 6, 2018
Spring Final examinations G/U May 8-14, 2017 May 7-13, 2018
Spring Commencement G/U May 12-14, 2017 May 11-13, 2018
Spring Final grades due G/U May 16, 2017 May 15, 2018
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U May 18-19, 2017 May 17-18, 2018
Summer Intersession and 1st 8 week session begin G/U May 22, 2017 May 21, 2018
Summer Last day to add intersession classes without signatures G/U May 22, 2017 May 21, 2018
Summer Last day to drop intersession classes without "WD" G/U May 24, 2017 May 23, 2018
Summer Last day to add 1st 8 week session classes without signatures G/U May 25, 2017 May 24, 2018
Summer Memorial Day observance - University closed G/U May 29, 2017 May 28, 2018
Summer Last day to drop 1st 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U May 30, 2017 May 29, 2018
Summer Last day to withdraw from intersession classes G/U May 30, 2017 May 29, 2018
Summer Intersession ends G/U Jun 11, 2017 Jun 10, 2018
Summer 1st 5 week and 2nd 8 week sessions begin G/U Jun 12, 2017 Jun 11, 2018
Summer Last day to add 1st 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 13, 2017 Jun 12, 2018
Summer Last day to add 2nd 8 week session classes without signatures G/U Jun 15, 2017 Jun 14, 2018
Summer Last day to drop 1st 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 16, 2017 Jun 15, 2018
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 8 week session classes G/U Jun 16, 2017 Jun 15, 2018
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 8 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jun 19, 2017 Jun 18, 2018
Summer Last day to withdraw from 1st 5 week session classes G/U Jun 27, 2017 Jun 26, 2018
Summer Graduation application deadline G Jul 1, 2017 Jul 1, 2018
Fall Graduation application deadline U Jul 1, 2017 Jul 1, 2018
Summer Independence Day observance - University closed G/U Jul 4, 2017 Jul 4, 2018
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 8 week session classes G/U Jul 7, 2017 Jul 6, 2018
Summer 1st 5 week and 1st 8 week sessions end G/U Jul 16, 2017 Jul 15, 2018
Summer 2nd 5 week session begins G/U Jul 17, 2017 Jul 16, 2018
Summer Last day to add 2nd 5 week session classes without signatures G/U Jul 18, 2017 Jul 17, 2018
Summer Last day to drop 2nd 5 week session classes without "WD" G/U Jul 21, 2017 Jul 20, 2018
Summer Last day to withdraw from 2nd 5 week session classes G/U Aug 1, 2017 Jul 31, 2018
Summer 2nd 8 week session ends G/U Aug 6, 2017 Aug 5, 2018
Summer 2nd 5 week session ends G/U Aug 20, 2017 Aug 19, 2018
Summer Final grades due G/U Aug 22, 2017 Aug 21, 2018
Audit 60+ in-person registration G/U Aug 24-25, 2017 TBD