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.

2018-2019 | 2019-2020 | 2020-2021 | 2021-2022 | 2022-2023

2018-2019 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 20-24

New Student Orientation

August 23-26

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 27

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

September 2

8-week Fall Module I

August 27–October 20

Labor Day - no classes

September 3

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

October 7

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

October 12

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 19-21

8-Week Fall Module II

October 22-December 15

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

November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21-25

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

December 2

Final Examinations

December 10-15

Grades due to Registrar

December 18

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 7

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

January 13

8-Week Spring Module I

January 7–March 2

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 21

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

February 17

Spring Break - no classes

March 4-10

8-Week Spring Module II

March 11–May 4

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

March 31

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

April 12

Easter Break

April 19-21

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

April 21

Final Examinations

April 29-May 4

GWC Spring Commencement

May 4

AU Spring Commencement

May 5

Grades due to Registrar

May 7

Summer Term

May 6-August 24

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 6-25

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 6-June 29

Memorial Day - no classes

May 27

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

May 27-August 3 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

May 27–June 29

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

July 1-August 24

Independence Day - no classes

July 4-5

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 1 – August 3

2019-2020 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 19-23

New Student Orientation

August 22-25

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 26

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

September 1

8-week Fall Module I

August 26–October 19

Labor Day - no classes

September 2

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

October 4

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

October 6

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 18-20

8-Week Fall Module II

October 21-December 14

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

November 10

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27-December 1

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

December 1

Final Examinations

December 9-14

Grades due to Registrar

December 17

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 6

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

January 12

8-Week Spring Module I

January 6–February 29

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 20

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

February 16

Spring Break - no classes

March 2-8

8-Week Spring Module II

March 9–May 2

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

March 29

Easter Break

April 10-12

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

April 17

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

April 19

Final Examinations

April 27-May 2

GWC Spring Commencement

May 2

AU Spring Commencement

May 3

Grades due to Registrar

May 5

Summer Term

May 4-August 22

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 4-23

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 4-June 27

Memorial Day - no classes

May 25

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

May 25-August 1 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

May 25–June 27

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

June 29-August 22

Independence Day - no classes

July 3

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

June 29–August 1

2020-2021 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 17-21

New Student Orientation

August 20-23

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 24

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 24–October 17

Labor Day - no classes

September 7

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

TBA

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

October 4

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 16-18

8-Week Fall Module II

October 19-December 12

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

November 8

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 25-29

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

November 29

Final Examinations

December 7-12

Grades due to Registrar

December 15

Fall Commencement

TBA

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 4

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 4–February 27

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 18

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

February 14

Spring Break - no classes

March 1-7

8-Week Spring Module II

March 8–May 1

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

March 28

Easter Break

April 2-4

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

TBA

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

April 18

Final Examinations

April 26-May 1

GWC Spring Commencement

May 1

AU Spring Commencement

May 2

Grades due to Registrar

May 4

Summer Term

May 3-August 21

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 3-22

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 3-June 26

Memorial Day - no classes

May 31

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

May 24-July 31 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

May 24–June 26

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

June 28-August 21

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

June 28–July 31

Independence Day Observance - no classes

July 5

2021-2022 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 16-20

New Student Orientation

August 19-22

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 23

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

August 29

8-week Fall Module I

August 23–October 16

Labor Day - no classes

September 6

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

TBA

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

October 3

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 15-17

8-Week Fall Module II

October 18-December 11

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

November 7

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 24-28

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

November 28

Final Examinations

December 6-11

Grades due to Registrar

December 14

Fall Commencement

TBA

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 3

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

January 9

8-Week Spring Module I

January 3–February 26

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 17

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

February 13

Spring Break - no classes

February 28-March 6

8-Week Spring Module II

March 7–April 30

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

March 27

Easter Break

April 15-17

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

TBA

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

April 17

Final Examinations

April 25-30

GWC Spring Commencement

April 30

AU Spring Commencement

May 1

Grades due to Registrar

May 3

Summer Term

May 2-August 20

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 2-21

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 2-June 25

Memorial Day - no classes

May 30

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

May 23-July 30 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

May 23–June 25

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

June 27-August 20

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

June 27–July 30

Independence Day Observance - no classes

July 4

2022-2023 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 22-26

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 4

8-week Fall Module I

August 29–October 22

Labor Day - no classes

September 5

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

TBA

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

October 9

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 13

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 23-27

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

December 4

Final Examinations

December 12-17

Grades due to Registrar

December 20

Fall Commencement

TBA

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 15

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 19

Spring Break - no classes

March 6-12

8-Week Spring Module II

March 13–May 6

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

April 2

Easter Break

April 7-9

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

TBA

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

April 23

Final Examinations

May 1-6

GWC Spring Commencement

May 6

AU 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)

May 29-August 5 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

May 29–July 1

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

July 3-August 26

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 3–August 5

Independence Day Observance - no classes

July 3-4