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WKU Academic Calendar

WKU reserves the right to make changes to these calendars.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar
Fall Semester, Winter Term, Spring Semester,
Summer Term

Final Exam

Fall Finals, Winter Finals, Spring Finals,
Summer Sessionspdf icon

Semester At-A-Glance

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summerpdf icon

Registration Guide

Fall, Winter and Spring, Summer

Schedule of Classes

Academic Year Calendars
2014-2015 Academic Year
2015-2016 Academic Year
2016-2017 Academic Year
2017-2018 Academic Year
2018-2019 Academic Year
2019-2020 Academic Year

2016-2017 Academic Year


Classes Begin Monday, August 22
Labor Day (university closed) Monday, September 5
Fall Break (no classes; offices open) Thursday-Friday, October 6-7
Second Bi-Term Begins Thursday, October 13
Election Day (University Closed) Tuesday, November 8
Thanksgiving Holiday (university closed) Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25
Final Examinations Monday-Friday, December 5-9
Commencement Saturday, December 10
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 13 (noon)


Classes Begin Tuesday, January 3
MLK Day (university closed) Monday, January 16
Final Examinations Friday, January 20


Classes Begin Monday, January 23
Spring Break Monday-Friday, March 13-17
Second Bi-Term Begins Monday, March 20
Final Examinations Monday-Friday, May 8-12
Commencement Weekend Friday-Saturday May 12-13
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 16 (noon)


 (May 15 - August 10)
May Sessions 
Classes Begin Monday, May 15
Memorial Day (university closed) Monday, May 29
June I Sessions  
Classes Begin Monday, June 5
June II Sessions  
Classes Begin Monday, June 12
July I Sessions  
Classes Begin Monday, July 3
Independence Day observed
(university closed)
Tuesday, July 4
July II Sessions  
 Classes Begin Monday, July 10
 Summer Term Ends Thursday, August 10

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