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 Office of the Registrar (registrar@aurora.edu or 630-844-5462) for details.

2023-2024 | 2024-2025

2023-2024 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 21–25
New Student Orientation August 22–26
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 3
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.) September 29
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 8
Fall Weekend - no classes October 19–22
8-Week Fall Module II October 23–December 16
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 12
Thanksgiving Holiday November 22–26
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" December 3
Final Examinations December 11–16
GWC Fall Commencement (undergraduates only) December 15
AU Fall Commencement December 16
Grades due to Registrar's Office 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 14
8-Week Spring Module I January 8–March 2
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes January 15
Assessment Week (classes still in session) February 5–10
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
Easter Break March 28–31
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
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 20
Final Examinations April 29–May 4
Grades due to Registrar's Office (for graduating students) May 2
AU Spring Commencement May 4-5
Grades due to Registrar's Office (all other students) 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 10-week Term May 27–August 3
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 27–June 29
Juneteenth - no classes June 19
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) July 1–August 24
Summer Term II (5 weeks) July 1–August 3
Independence Day - no classes July 4

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2024-2025 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 19–23
New Student Orientation August 20–24
AU Day (Welcome back meeting for faculty/staff) August 21
New Student Convocation August 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
Homecoming/Family Weekend September 28–29
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 6
Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes October 17–20
8-Week Fall Module II October 21–December 14
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 10
Thanksgiving Holiday - no classes November 27–December 1
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" December 1
Final Examinations December 9–14
Fall Commencement December 14
Grades due to Registrar December 17
University closed for holiday break - no classes December 24–January 1
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
Assessment Week - classes still in session February 3–8
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" February 16
Spring Break - no classes March 3–9
8-Week Spring Module II March 10–May 3
Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W" March 30
Honors Convocation - no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m. April 11
Holiday Break - no classes April 18–20
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 20
Final Examinations April 28–May 3
Spring Commencement May 3–4
Grades due to Registrar May 6
Summer Term
May 5–August 23
Summer May Term (3 weeks) May 5–24
Summer Module I (8 Weeks) May 5–June 28
Memorial Day - no classes May 26
Summer 10-week Term May 26–August 2
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 26–June 28
Juneteenth - no classes June 19
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) June 30–August 23
Summer Term II (5 weeks) June 30–August 2
Independence Day Observance - no classes July 4

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