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Academic Calendar

The Illinois State University Academic Calendar includes important dates and deadlines for our students, faculty, and staff.

The Academic Calendar includes University closures, breaks, and holidays. This page also includes important course registration deadlines and grade-reporting dates.

The Office of the Provost is responsible for preparing the Academic Calendar in accordance with University Policy 1.1.11. Once the Academic Calendar is approved it is distributed to the University community. Please contact us at (309) 438-7018 or Provost@IllinoisState.edu if you have any questions or concerns regarding the Academic Calendar.

  • 2016 - 2017
  • 2017 - 2018
  • 2018 - 2019
  • 2019 - 2020
  • 2020 - 2021

Fall 2016

Open registration Monday, August 15, 2016, to Sunday, August 21, 2016
Fall Proficiency Exams taken in departments Friday, August 19, 2016
Last day to withdraw from University with full adjustment of charges Sunday, August 21, 2016
Fall classes begin Monday, August 22, 2016
Closed class override now needed for registration Friday, August 26, 2016, to Friday, September 2, 2016
Deadline for December undergraduate graduation application Monday, August 29, 2016, to Friday, September 9, 2016
Last day to place a course on Pass/Fail or Audit Friday, September 2, 2016
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade Friday, September 2, 2016
Labor Day holiday – no classes Monday, September 5, 2016
Last day to drop pass/fail from first-half semester course Friday, September 16, 2016
Last day to drop first-half semester course Friday, September 16, 2016
Last day to receive 25% tuition adjustment for full-semester course withdrawals Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Midterm (APA) grade submission opens Monday, September 26, 2016
Midterm (APA) grades due Sunday, October 9, 2016
Midterm (APA) grades posted online Monday, October 10, 2016
Last day to drop full-semester course Friday, October 14, 2016
Last day to drop pass/fail option from full-semester course Friday, October 14, 2016
First-half semester ends Saturday, October 15, 2016
Second-half semester begins Monday, October 17, 2016
Last day to withdraw from the University Friday, November 11, 2016
Last day to drop a second-half semester course Friday, November 11, 2016
Last day to remove pass/fail from a second-half course Friday, November 11, 2016
Thanksgiving vacation – no classes Saturday, November 19, 2016, to Sunday, November 27, 2016
Thanksgiving – University closed Thursday, November 24, 2016, to Friday, November 25, 2016
Classes resume Monday, November 28, 2016
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork Friday, December 9, 2016
Last day of classes Saturday, December 10, 2016
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, December 12, 2016, to Friday, December 16, 2016
Fall semester ends Friday, December 16, 2016
Winter Commencement – CAS, CFA, MCN Saturday, December 17, 2016
Winter Commencement – CAST, COB, COE Saturday, December 17, 2016
Final grades due Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Grades available after 2 p.m. Wednesday, December 21, 2016
University closed (holidays and administrative closures) Friday, December 23, 2016, to Monday, January 2, 2017

Spring 2017

Spring course information available Monday, October 3, 2016
Spring registration time assignments available Monday, October 3, 2016
Winter Session registration open Monday, October 10, 2016, to Friday, November 11, 2016
Spring advanced registration open Monday, October 17, 2016, to Friday, December 16, 2016
Last day to register online for Winter Session Friday, November 11, 2016
Last day to register for Spring 2017 Proficiency Exam Friday, November 11, 2016
Winter Session Saturday, December 17, 2016, to Sunday, January 15, 2017
Last day to drop Winter Session class with full tuition adjustment Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Last day to drop Winter Session class Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Open registration Monday, January 9, 2017, to Sunday, January 15, 2017
Spring Proficiency Exams taken in departments Friday, January 13, 2017
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes Monday, January 16, 2017
Last day to withdraw from University with full adjustment of charges Monday, January 16, 2017
Classes begin Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Course drops and department-approved adds with override on My.IllinoisState.edu Tuesday, January 24, 2017, to Monday, January 30, 2017
Last day to place course on Pass/Fail or Audit Monday, January 30, 2017
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade Monday, January 30, 2017
Spring registration ends Monday, January 30, 2017
Last day to drop a course with full refund Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Deadline for May undergraduate graduation application Friday, February 3, 2017
Undergraduate application for May graduation due Friday, February 3, 2017
Last day to drop a first-half semester course Friday, February 10, 2017
Last day to drop pass/fail from first-half semester course Friday, February 10, 2017
Last day to receive 25% tuition adjustment for full-semester course withdrawals Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Midterm grades due Sunday, March 5, 2017
Midterm grades posted online Monday, March 6, 2017
Last day to drop full-semester course Friday, March 10, 2017
Last day to drop pass/fail option from full-semester course Friday, March 10, 2017
First-half semester ends Saturday, March 11, 2017
Spring vacation – no classes Saturday, March 11, 2017, to Sunday, March 19, 2017
Second-half semester begins – classes resume Monday, March 20, 2017
Last day to drop second-half course with no withdrawal grade Thursday, March 23, 2017
Last day to withdraw from the University Friday, April 14, 2017
Last day to remove pass/fail from second-half course Friday, April 14, 2017
Last day to drop second-half semester course Friday, April 14, 2017
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork Friday, May 5, 2017
Last day of classes Saturday, May 6, 2017
Evaluation period (final exams) Saturday, May 6, 2017, to Friday, May 12, 2017
Spring semester ends Friday, May 12, 2017
Commencement – Mennonite College of Nursing Friday, May 12, 2017
Commencement – College of Arts and Sciences Friday, May 12, 2017
Commencement – College of Education and Interdisciplinary University Studies Saturday, May 13, 2017
Commencement – College of Applied Science and Technology Saturday, May 13, 2017
Commencement – College of Business Saturday, May 13, 2017
Commencement – College of Fine Arts Saturday, May 13, 2017
Grades due Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Grades posted online Thursday, May 18, 2017

Summer 2017

Summer Session registration time assignments available Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Summer Session course information available Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Summer advance registration open Monday, February 13, 2017, to Monday, May 15, 2017
Interim Session Monday, May 15, 2017, to Friday, June 2, 2017
Summer online registration ends Monday, May 15, 2017
Deadline for August 2017 grad school graduation application Friday, May 19, 2017
Summer Session classes begin Monday, May 22, 2017
Memorial Day holiday – no classes Monday, May 29, 2017
Billing: 2nd installment due for summer charges Friday, June 9, 2017
Deadline for August 2017 undergraduate graduation application Friday, June 9, 2017
Independence Day holiday – no classes Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Billing: 3rd installment due for summer charges Friday, July 7, 2017
Summer Session ends Friday, August 11, 2017
Grades due Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Grades posted online Thursday, August 17, 2017

Fall 2017

Fall advance registration dates and times available Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Fall advance registration open Monday, March 27, 2017, to Friday, May 5, 2017
Fall registration open Monday, May 22, 2017, to Friday, September 1, 2017
Fall charges added to student accounts Monday, July 10, 2017, to Friday, July 14, 2017
Last day to register for Fall Proficiency Exam Friday, July 14, 2017
First bill mailed for fall charges Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Billing: 1st installment due for fall charges Friday, August 4, 2017
Fall Proficiency Exams taken in departments Friday, August 18, 2017
Last day to withdraw from University with full adjustment of charges Sunday, August 20, 2017
Classes begin Monday, August 21, 2017
Deadline for December graduate school graduation application Friday, August 25, 2017
Course drops and department-approved adds with override on My.IllinoisState.edu Saturday, August 26, 2017, to Friday, September 1, 2017
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade Friday, September 1, 2017
Last day to place course on Pass/Fail or Audit Friday, September 1, 2017
Online registration ends Friday, September 1, 2017
Labor Day holiday – no classes Monday, September 4, 2017
Billing: 2nd installment due for fall charges Friday, September 8, 2017
Deadline for December undergraduate graduation application Friday, September 8, 2017
Last day to drop pass/fail from first-half semester course Friday, September 15, 2017
Last day to drop first-half semester course Friday, September 15, 2017
Last day to receive 25% tuition adjustment for full-semester course withdrawals Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Midterm (APA) grade submission open Monday, September 25, 2017, to Saturday, October 7, 2017
Billing: 3rd installment due for fall charges Friday, October 6, 2017
Midterm (APA) grades due Sunday, October 8, 2017
Midterm grades posted online Monday, October 9, 2017
Last day to drop full-semester course Friday, October 13, 2017
Last day to drop pass/fail option from full-semester course Friday, October 13, 2017
First-half semester ends Saturday, October 14, 2017
Second-half courses begin Monday, October 16, 2017
Last day to drop second-half course with no withdrawal grade Thursday, October 19, 2017
Billing: 4th installment due for fall charges Friday, November 3, 2017
Last day to remove pass/fail from second-half course Friday, November 10, 2017
Last day to withdraw from the University Friday, November 10, 2017
Last day to drop second-half semester course Friday, November 10, 2017
Thanksgiving vacation – no classes Saturday, November 18, 2017, to Sunday, November 26, 2017
Thanksgiving – University closed Thursday, November 23, 2017, to Friday, November 24, 2017
Classes resume Monday, November 27, 2017
Billing: 5th installment due for fall charges Friday, December 8, 2017
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork Friday, December 8, 2017
Last day of classes Saturday, December 9, 2017
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, December 11, 2017, to Friday, December 15, 2017
Fall semester ends Friday, December 15, 2017
Commencement Saturday, December 16, 2017
Grades due Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Grades posted online Thursday, December 21, 2017
University closed (holidays and administrative closures) Friday, December 22, 2017, to Monday, January 1, 2018

Spring 2018

Spring course information available Monday, October 2, 2017
Spring registration time assignments available Monday, October 2, 2017
Winter Session advance registration open Monday, October 9, 2017, to Friday, November 10, 2017
Spring advance registration open Monday, October 16, 2017, to Friday, December 15, 2017
Last day to register for Spring Proficiency Exam Friday, November 17, 2017
Last day to register for Winter Session course Friday, December 15, 2017
First bill mailed for spring charges Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Last day to drop a winter session course with full tuition adjustment Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Last day to withdraw from winter session course, no adjustment of charges Thursday, January 4, 2018
Billing: 1st installment due for spring charges Friday, January 5, 2018
Open registration Monday, January 8, 2018, to Sunday, January 14, 2018
Spring Proficiency Exams taken in departments Friday, January 12, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes Monday, January 15, 2018
Last day to withdraw from University with full adjustment of charges Monday, January 15, 2018
Classes begin Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Deadline for May 2018 graduate school graduation application Friday, January 19, 2018
Course drops and department-approved adds with override on My.IllinoisState.edu Saturday, January 20, 2018, to Monday, January 29, 2018
Registration and Program Change ends Monday, January 29, 2018
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade Monday, January 29, 2018
Last day to place course on Pass/Fail or Audit Monday, January 29, 2018
Billing: 2nd installment due for spring charges Friday, February 9, 2018
Last day to drop first-half semester course Friday, February 9, 2018
Last day to drop pass/fail from first-half semester course Friday, February 9, 2018
Last day to receive 25% tuition adjustment for full-semester course withdrawals Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Midterm (APA) grade submission open Monday, February 19, 2018, to Saturday, March 3, 2018
Midterm grades posted online Monday, March 5, 2018
Billing: 3rd installment due for spring charges Friday, March 9, 2018
Last day to drop pass/fail option from full-semester course Friday, March 9, 2018
Last day to drop full-semester course Friday, March 9, 2018
First-half semester ends Saturday, March 10, 2018
Spring vacation – no classes Saturday, March 10, 2018, to Sunday, March 18, 2018
Second-half courses begin Monday, March 19, 2018
Last day to drop second-half course with no withdrawal grade Thursday, March 22, 2018
Billing: 4th installment due for spring charges Friday, April 6, 2018
Last day to withdraw from the University Friday, April 13, 2018
Last day to drop a second-half semester course Friday, April 13, 2018
Last day to remove pass/fail from a second-half course Friday, April 13, 2018
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork Friday, May 4, 2018
Billing: 5th installment due for spring charges Saturday, May 5, 2018
Last day of classes Saturday, May 5, 2018
Evaluation Period (Final Exams) Saturday, May 5, 2018, to Friday, May 11, 2018
Spring semester ends Friday, May 11, 2018
Commencement Friday, May 11, 2018, to Saturday, May 12, 2018
Grades due Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Grades posted online Thursday, May 17, 2018

Summer 2018

Summer course information available Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Summer advance registration dates and times available Thursday, February 1, 2018
Summer registration begins Monday, February 12, 2018
Interim Session Monday, May 14, 2018, to Friday, June 1, 2018
Online summer registration ends Monday, May 14, 2018
Summer Session classes begin Monday, May 21, 2018
Memorial Day holiday – no classes Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day holiday – no classes Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Summer Session ends Friday, August 10, 2018
Grades due Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Grades posted online Thursday, August 16, 2018

Fall 2018

Summer course information available Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Advance registration open Monday, March 26, 2018, to Friday, May 4, 2018
Fall registration open Monday, May 21, 2018, to Friday, August 31, 2018
Deadline to register for Fall Proficiency Exams Friday, July 13, 2018
Open registration Monday, August 13, 2018, to Sunday, August 19, 2018
Fall Proficiency Exams taken in departments Friday, August 17, 2018
Last day to withdraw from University with full adjustment of charges Sunday, August 19, 2018
Classes begin Monday, August 20, 2018
Course drops and department-approved adds with override on My.IllinoisState.edu Saturday, August 25, 2018, to Friday, August 31, 2018
Last day to drop course with no withdrawal grade Friday, August 31, 2018
Deadline to put course on Credit/No Credit (pass/fail) or Audit Friday, August 31, 2018
Labor Day holiday – no classes Monday, September 3, 2018
Last day to remove Credit/No Credit (pass/fail) option from first-half semester course Friday, September 14, 2018
Last day to withdraw from a first-half semester course Friday, September 14, 2018
Last day to receive 25% tuition adjustment for full-semester course withdrawals Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Midterm grades posted online Monday, October 8, 2018
Last day to withdraw from a full semester course Friday, October 12, 2018
Last day to remove Credit/No Credit (pass/fail) option from full-semester course Friday, October 12, 2018
First-half semester ends Saturday, October 13, 2018
Second-half semester begins Monday, October 15, 2018
Last day to put course on Credit/No Credit (pass/fail) or Audit Thursday, October 18, 2018
Last day to drop second-half semester course with no withdrawal grade Thursday, October 18, 2018
Last day to officially withdraw from the University Friday, November 9, 2018
Last day to remove Credit/No Credit (pass/fail) option from second-half semester course Friday, November 9, 2018
Last day to withdraw from a second-half course Friday, November 9, 2018
Thanksgiving vacation – no classes Saturday, November 17, 2018, to Sunday, November 25, 2018
Classes resume Monday, November 26, 2018
Last day to complete 3 Finals on Same Day paperwork Friday, December 7, 2018
Last day of classes Saturday, December 8, 2018
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, December 10, 2018, to Friday, December 14, 2018
Semester ends Friday, December 14, 2018
Commencement Saturday, December 15, 2018
Grades due Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Grades posted online Thursday, December 20, 2018

Spring 2019

Open registration Monday, January 7, 2019, to Sunday, January 13, 2019
Classes begin Monday, January 14, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes Monday, January 21, 2019
Spring vacation – no classes Saturday, March 9, 2019, to Sunday, March 17, 2019
First-half semester ends Saturday, March 9, 2019
Second-half semester begins Monday, March 18, 2019
Last day of classes Saturday, May 4, 2019
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, May 6, 2019, to Friday, May 10, 2019
Commencement Friday, May 10, 2019, to Saturday, May 11, 2019
Spring semester ends Friday, May 10, 2019
Grades due Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Summer 2019

Interim Session Monday, May 13, 2019, to Friday, May 31, 2019
Summer Session classes begin Monday, May 20, 2019
Memorial Day holiday – no classes Monday, May 27, 2019
Independence Day – no classes Thursday, July 4, 2019
Summer Session ends Friday, August 9, 2019
Grades due Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Fall 2019

Open registration Monday, August 12, 2019, to Sunday, August 18, 2019
Classes begin Monday, August 19, 2019
Labor Day holiday – no classes Monday, September 2, 2019
First-half semester ends Saturday, October 12, 2019
Second-half semester begins Monday, October 14, 2019
Thanksgiving vacation – no classes Saturday, November 23, 2019, to Sunday, December 1, 2019
Classes resume Monday, December 2, 2019
Last day of classes Saturday, December 7, 2019
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, December 9, 2019, to Friday, December 13, 2019
Fall semester ends Friday, December 13, 2019
Commencement Saturday, December 14, 2019
Grades due Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Spring 2020

Open registration Monday, January 6, 2020, to Sunday, January 12, 2020
Classes begin Monday, January 13, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes Monday, January 20, 2020
Spring vacation – no classes Saturday, March 7, 2020, to Sunday, March 15, 2020
First-half semester ends Saturday, March 7, 2020
Second-half semester begins Monday, March 16, 2020
Last day of classes Saturday, May 2, 2020
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, May 4, 2020, to Friday, May 8, 2020
Commencement Friday, May 8, 2020, to Saturday, May 9, 2020
Spring semester ends Friday, May 8, 2020
Grades due Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Summer 2020

Interim Session Monday, May 11, 2020, to Friday, May 29, 2020
Summer Session classes begin Monday, May 18, 2020
Memorial Day holiday – no classes Monday, May 25, 2020
Independence Day holiday – no classes Friday, July 3, 2020
Summer Session ends Friday, August 7, 2020
Grades due Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Fall 2020

Open registration Monday, August 10, 2020, to Sunday, August 16, 2020
Classes begin Monday, August 17, 2020
Labor Day holiday – no classes Monday, September 7, 2020
First-half semester ends Saturday, October 10, 2020
Second-half semester begins Monday, October 12, 2020
Thanksgiving vacation – no classes Saturday, November 21, 2020, to Sunday, November 29, 2020
Classes resume Monday, November 30, 2020
Last day of classes Saturday, December 5, 2020
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, December 7, 2020, to Friday, December 11, 2020
Fall semester ends Friday, December 11, 2020
Commencement Saturday, December 12, 2020
Grades due Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Spring 2021

Open registration Monday, January 4, 2021, to Sunday, January 10, 2021
Classes begin Monday, January 11, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday – no classes Monday, January 18, 2021
Spring vacation – no classes Saturday, March 6, 2021, to Sunday, March 14, 2021
First-half semester ends Saturday, March 6, 2021
Second-half semester begins Monday, March 15, 2021
Last day of classes Saturday, May 1, 2021
Finals week (evaluation period) Monday, May 3, 2021, to Friday, May 7, 2021
Commencement Friday, May 7, 2021, to Saturday, May 8, 2021
Spring semester ends Friday, May 7, 2021
Grades due Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Summer 2021

Interim Session Monday, May 10, 2021, to Friday, May 28, 2021
Summer Session classes begin Monday, May 17, 2021
Memorial Day holiday – no classes Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day holiday observed – no classes Monday, July 5, 2021
Summer Session ends Friday, August 6, 2021
Grades due Tuesday, August 10, 2021