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.

2017-2018 | 2018-2019 | 2019-2020

2017-2018 Academic Year (back to top)

Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings

August 21-25

New Student Orientation

August 24-27

Fall Semester Classes Begin

August 28

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 28 – October 21

Labor Day - no classes

September 4

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

October 13

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

October 7

Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes

October 20-22

8-Week Fall Module II

October 23 - December 16

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

November 11

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22-26

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

December 2

Final Examinations

December 11-16

Grades due to Registrar

December 19

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 8

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 8 – March 4

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 15

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

February 17

Spring Break - no classes

March 4-11

8-Week Spring Module II

March 12 – May 5

Easter Break

March 30  April 1

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

March 31

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

April 20

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

April 21

Final Examinations

April 30-May 5

GWC Spring Commencement

May 5

AU Spring Commencement

May 6

Grades due to Registrar

May 8

Summer Term

May 7 - August 25

Summer May Term (3 weeks)

May 7-26

Summer Module I (8 Weeks)

May 7 - June 30

Memorial Day - no classes

May 28

Summer June-August Term (10 weeks)

June 4 - August 11 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 4 – July 7

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

July 2 - August 25

Independence Day - no classes

July 4

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 9 – August 11

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 6

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 10

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21-25

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

December 1

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 16

Spring Break - no classes

March 3-10

8-Week Spring Module II

March 11 – May 4

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

March 30

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 20

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)

June 3 - August 10 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 3 – July 6

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

July 1 - August 24

Independence Day - no classes

July 4

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 8 – August 10

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 5

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 9

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 27 - December 1

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

November 30

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 – March 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes

January 20

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

February 15

Spring Break - no classes

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 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 18

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)

June 1 - August 8 

Summer Term I (5 weeks)

June 1 – July 4

Summer Module II (8 Weeks)

June 29 - August 22

Independence Day - no classes

July 3

Summer Term II (5 weeks)

July 6 – August 8