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 | 2016-2017

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 

Memorial Day - no classes

May 25

Summer Term

May 4 - August 8

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 4-23

Summer Jun-Aug Term (10 weeks)

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

2015-2016 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 25-27

AU New Student Orientation

August 27-30

GWC New Student Orientation

August 28-30

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

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

October 2

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

October 10

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

Summer Term

May 9 - August 27

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 9-28

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 9 - July 2

Memorial Day - no classes

May 30

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

June 6 - August 13 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 6 – July 9

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

July 5 - August 27

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 11 – August 13

Independence Day - no classes

July 4

2016-2017 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 23-25

New Student Orientation

August 25-28

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 29

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

September 3

8-week Fall Module I

August 29 – October 22

Labor Day - no classes

September 5

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

October 7

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

October 8

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 21-23

8-Week Fall Module II

October 24 - December 17

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

November 12

Thanksgiving Holidays

November 23-27

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

December 3

Final Examinations

December 12-17

Grades due to Registrar

December 20

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 9

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

January 14

8-Week Spring Module I

January 9 – March 4

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 16

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

February 18

Spring Break

March 5-12

8-Week Spring Module II

March 13 – May 6

Easter Break 

April 14-16

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

April 21

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

April 22

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

April 22

Final Examinations

May 1-May 6

Spring Commencement

May 7

Grades due to Registrar

May 9

Summer Term

May 8 - August 26

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 8-27

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 8 - July 1

Memorial Day - no classes

May 29

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

June 5 - August 12

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 5 – July 8

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

July 3 - August 26

Independence Day - no classes

July 4

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 10 – August 12