Academic Calendar

Note: Actual class schedules for some AU programs may differ from the official term dates listed below. Contact your program office or the Registrar's office (630-844-5462) for details.

2014-2015 | 2015-2016

2014-2015 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 19-21

New Student Orientation

August 21-24

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 25

End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester

August 30

* 8-week Fall Module I

August 25 – October 18

Labor Day - no classes

September 1

Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W"

October 4

Founders Convocation (no classes after 1:05 p.m.)

October 10

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 17-19

* 8-Week Fall Module II

October 20 - Dec 13

Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W"

November 8

Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W"

November 22

Thanksgiving Holidays

November 26-30

Final Examinations

December 8-13

Grades due to Registrar

December 16

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 5

End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Spring Semester

January 10

* 8-Week Spring Module I

January 5 – February 28

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 19

Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W"

February 14

Spring Break

March 1-8

* 8-Week Spring Module II

March 9 – May 2

Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W"

March 28

Easter Break 

April 3-5

Honors Convocation (classes end at 1:05 p.m.)

April 17

Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W"

April 18

Final Examinations

April 27-May 2

Spring Commencement

May 3

Grades due to Registrar

May 5 

May Term (3 weeks)

May 4-23

Memorial Day - no classes

May 25

Summer Term (5 or 10 week sessions)

June 1 - August 8

* Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 1 – July 3

* Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 6 – August 8

Independence Day - no classes

July 3-4

* Summer Term III (10 weeks)

June 1 - August 8 

2015-2016 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 25-27

New Student Orientation

August 27-30

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 31

End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester

September 5

* 8-week Fall Module I

August 31 – October 24

Labor Day - no classes

September 7

Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W"

October 10

Founders Convocation (no classes after 1:05 p.m.)

Date to be determined w/ Homecoming

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 23-25

* 8-Week Fall Module II

October 26 - December 19

Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W"

November 14

Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W"

December 5

Thanksgiving Holidays

November 25-29

Final Examinations

December 14-19

Grades due to Registrar

December 22

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 11

End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Spring Semester

January 16

* 8-Week Spring Module I

January 11 – March 5

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 18

Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W"

February 20

Spring Break

March 6-13

* 8-Week Spring Module II

March 14 – May 7

Easter Break 

March 25-27

Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W"

April 2

Honors Convocation (classes end at 1:05 p.m.)

April 22

Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W"

April 23

Final Examinations

May 2-May 7

Spring Commencement

May 8

Grades due to Registrar

May 10

May Term (3 weeks)

May 9--28

Memorial Day - no classes

May 30

Summer Term (5 or 10 week sessions)

June 6 - August 13

* Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 6 – July 9

* Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 11 – August 13

Independence Day - no classes

July 4

* Summer Term III (10 weeks)

June 6 - August 13