2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Fall 2017 Semester (16 weeks)
A6 - Residence Hall Check-in Aug. 11
FL - Term Residence Hall Check-in New/Transfer Students Aug. 18
 The St. Thomas University Experience Fall Semester Aug. 19 
FL - Term Residence Hall Check-in Returning Students Aug. 19-20
Academic Advising & Student Planning for Spring Terms: A1, A2 & SP Terms Sept. 18-Oct. 20
Registration for A1, A2 & SP Terms Begins Oct. 23
1st FALL 9 weeks (A6): August 12 - October 13
Term A6 Begins Aug. 12
Last day to Add A6 course - Instructor signature required for graduate classes Aug. 18
Withdrawal Deadline 100% refund / A6 & FL - UG and GR Aug. 30
Labor Day / St. Thomas University Closed Sept. 4
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline Sept. 22
A6 withdrawal with "W" grade Deadline - All Students Sept. 29
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Sept. 30
Term A6 Ends Oct. 13
A6 - Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades Oct. 16
2nd FALL 9 weeks (A7): October 14 - December 15
Term A7 Begins Oct. 14
Last day to Add A7 course - Instructor signature required for graduate classes Oct. 20
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund if registered for A7 only Undergraduate) and for all A7 Graduate students Oct. 25
Life Experience Portfolio Deadline Nov. 6
Founder's Day/Thanksgiving Vacation - STU closed Nov. 22-24
A7 withdrawal - "W" grade Deadline Nov. 28
Term A7 Ends Dec. 15
A7- Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades Dec. 18
FALL 16 weeks (FL): August 21 - December 8
New/Returning Student Registration for FL - Fall Term April 3
FL - Fall Term Begins - First day of classes Aug. 21
Last day to Add w/out both Depart. Chair & Instructor Sig./ FL Aug. 25
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/100% refund FL - GR and UG Aug. 30
Labor Day / St. Thomas University Closed Sept. 4
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline Sept. 22
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Sept. 30
Midterm-Last day to submit SP Incompletes, and Dissertation/Thesis to library Oct. 6
FL - Fall term withdrawal deadline "W" grade - All Students Nov. 2
Life Experience Portfolio Deadline Nov. 6
Founder's Day/Thanksgiving Vacation - STU closed Nov. 22-24
Final Exams - FL - Fall term Dec. 4-8
FL - Fall term ends Dec. 8
FL Term - Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades Dec. 11
Fall 2017 Bridge Semester
FALL 4 weeks Bridge Semester (B6) - August 21 – September 15
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund Aug. 30
FALL 12 weeks Bridge Semester (B7) - Sept 18 – December 8
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund Sep. 27
Winter/FALL Mini Term (4 weeks) December 12, 2016 - January 6, 2017  
Course withdrawal deadline w/ 100% refund Dec. 15
Graduation Application Deadlines
Application Deadline for December (Degree/Certificate) Graduation Sept. 30
Application Deadline for May (Degree/Certificate) Commencement & Ceremony Feb. 1
Baccalaureate Mass Dec. 15, 2017
December Commencement December 16, 2017

Law School Only: Emergency Make-Up Day: September 16, 2017 October 7, 2017  November 11, 2017)

Spring 2018 Semester (16 weeks)
SP – Term Residence Hall Check-in New/Transfer Students Jan. 3
The St. Thomas University Experience Spring Semester Jan. 6
SP & A1 - Term Residence Hall Check-in Returning Students Jan 6-7
Academic Advising & Student Planning for Summer and Fall Terms: A3, S1, S3 & S6 & Fall A6, A7 & FL Feb. 5 – March 23
Registration for A3, S1, S3, S6, A6, A7 & FL Terms Begins March 27
1st SPRING 9 weeks (A1): January 6 - March 9
Term A1 Begins Jan. 6
Last day to Add A1 course - Instructor signature required for graduate classes Jan. 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. / St. Thomas Closed Jan. 15
Withdrawal Deadline 100% refund/A1 & SP - UG and GR Jan. 18
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline Feb. 16
A1 withdrawal with "W" grade Deadline - All Students Feb. 23
Term A1 Ends March 9
A1 - Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades March 12
2nd SPRING 9 weeks (A2): March 11 - May 12
Term A2 Begins March 10
Graduate Comprehensive Exam March 10
Last day to Add A2 course - Instructor signature required for graduate classes March 16
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund if registered for A2 only Undergraduate and for all A2 Graduate students March 21
Easter Break - St. Thomas Closed March 29-30
Life Experience Portfolio Deadline April 13
A2 withdrawal - "W" grade Deadline April 27
Term A2 Ends May 11
A2 - Deadline for Faculty submission of grades May 14
Spring 16 weeks (SP): January 8 - May 4
New/Returning Registration for SP - Spring Term Oct. 23
Spring Term Begins - First day of classes Jan. 8
Last day to Add Undergraduate and Graduate SP courses Jan. 12
Martin Luther King, Jr. / St. Thomas Closed Jan. 15
Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund/A1 & SP - GR & UG Jan. 18
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline Feb. 16
Midterm-Last day to submit Fall Incompletes, and Dissertation/Thesis to the library Feb. 16
President's Day - No SP Term Classes
Feb. 19
Spring Break - SP Term only - Not A1 or A2 Term March 5-9
Graduate Comprehensive Exam March 10
SP - Spring term withdrawal deadline "W" grade April 6
Easter Break - St. Thomas Closed March 29-30
Life Experience Portfolio Deadline April 13
Final Exams - SP Term April 30 - May 4
SP - Spring term ends May 4
SP Term - Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades May 7
Spring 2018 Bridge Semester
B1- January 8 – February 2 (4 weeks)
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund Jan. 18
B2 - February 5 – May 4 (12 weeks)
Course Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund Feb. 14
Graduation Application Deadlines
Application Deadline for May (Degree/Certificate) Commencement & Ceremony February 1
Application Deadline for August Degree/Certificate June 15
Baccalaureate Mass May 11, 2018
May Commencement May 12, 2018
Summer 2018 (12 weeks)
A6 - Residence Hall Check-in Aug. 10
FL-Term Residence Hall Check-in New/Transfer Students Aug. 17
FL-Term Residence Hall Check- in Returning Students Aug. 18-19
Summer 9 weeks (A3): May 14 – July 13
Term A3 Begins – First day of classes May 14
Last day to add A3 courses - GR & UG May 18
Withdrawal Deadline 100% refund / S1, S3, & A3 May 23
Memorial Day - St. Thomas Closed May 28
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline June 1
Graduate Comprehensive Exam June 16
A3 withdrawal with "W" grade Deadline - GR & UG July 2
Independence Day - St. Thomas Closed July 4
Term A3 Ends July 13
A3 - Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades July 16
1st Summer 6 weeks (S1): May 14 - June 22 / Summer 12 weeks (S3): May 14 - Aug. 3
S1 & S3 - First day of classes May 14
Last day to add S1& S3 courses - GR & UG May 18
Withdrawal Deadline w/ 100% refund/ S1, S3, &A3 - GR & UG May 23
Memorial Day - St. Thomas Closed May 28
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Application Deadline June 1
S1 withdrawal with "W" grade Deadline - GR & UG June 8
Graduate Comprehensive Exam June 16
Term S1 Ends June 22
S1 - Deadline for Faculty submission of grades June 26
S3 withdrawal with "W" grade Deadline - GR & UG July 13
S3 Ends August 3
2nd Summer 6 weeks (S6): June 25 - August 3
Term S6 Begins – First day of classes June 25
Last day to Add S6 courses - GR & UG June 29
Independence Day - St. Thomas Closed July 4
Withdrawal Deadline 100% refund / S6 - GR & UG July 5
S6 withdrawal with "W" grade Deadline - GR & UG July 20
Terms S3, S6 End August 3
S3 & S6 - Deadline for Faculty submission of Grades August 6
Graduation Application Deadlines
Application Deadline for August (Degree/Certificate) Graduation June 15
Application for December (Degree/Certificate) Graduation Sept. 30
Baccalaureate Mass December 14, 2018
December Commencement December 15, 2018