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.

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

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

April 1

Easter Break 

April 14-16

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

April 21

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