Academic Calendar

The University provides a year round instructional program consisting of fall and spring semesters and a summer term.  WKU also offers a winter term, three summer sessions, and bi-term courses during the fall and spring semesters.  The academic year at WKU is divided into two semesters consisting of sixteen weeks, a thirteen-week summer term, and a three-week winter term. The opening and closing dates are listed below.  Specific information about winter and summer terms is available through the Division of Extended Learning and Outreach (DELO).

Fall Semester 2017

Classes Begin Monday, August 21
Labor Day (University closed) Monday, September 4
Fall Break (no classes, offices open) Thursday-Friday, October 5-6
Second Bi-Term Begins Thursday, October 12
Thanksgiving Holiday (University closed) Wednesday-Friday, November 22-24
Final Examinations Monday-Friday December 4-8
Commencement Saturday, December 9
Final Grades Due Tuesday, December 12 (noon)

Winter Term 2018

Classes Begin Tuesday, January 2
MLK Day (University closed) Monday, January 15
Final Examinations Friday, January 19

Spring Semester 2018

Classes Begin Monday, January 22
Spring Break Monday-Friday, March 12-16
Second Bi-Term Begins Monday, March 19
Final Examinations Monday-Friday May 7-11
Commencement Weekend Friday-Sunday May 11-12
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 15 (noon)

Summer Term 2018

May Sessions
Classes Begin Monday, May 14
Memorial Day (University closed) Monday, May 28
June I Sessions
Classes Begin Monday, June 4
June II Sessions
Classes Begin Monday, June 11
July I Sessions
Classes Begin Monday, July 2
Independence Day (University closed) Wednesday, July 4
July II Sessions
Classes Begin Monday, July 9
Summer Term Ends Thursday, August 9