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WKU Academic Calendar

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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

2017-2018 Academic Year


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)


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


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-Saturday May 11-12
Final Grades Due Tuesday, May 15 (noon)


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 observed
(university closed)
Wednesday, July 4
July II Sessions  
 Classes Begin Monday, July 9
 Summer Term Ends Thursday, August 9

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