The University of Sioux Falls' Academic Calendar consists of a 15-week fall semester, a month-long January Interim and a 15-week spring semester. Students may also participate in Summer School.

 

2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2019-2020

Fall Semester 2019 (August 27 - December 11)

New Student Check-in Day

August 24

Fall Courses Begin

August 27

Opening Fall Convocation 10:00 a.m.

August 29

Labor Day Holiday Observed

September 2

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

September 6

Final Proposals Due for Independent Studies, Directed Studies, or Internships

September 6

Last Day to Complete the Semester Checklist

September 6

Last Day to Apply for Fall 2019 & Interim 2020 Graduation

September 13

Culture for Service Day- No Day Courses held (evening courses held as scheduled) Morning: Service Activities, Afternoon: Faculty Assessment Activities

October 2

Homecoming Week

September 30 - October 6

Midterm

October 12

Fall Break

October 14 - 15

Last Day to Withdraw from a Fall Course

October 25

Spring 2020 Registration for Graduate Students Begins

November 4

Interim & Spring 2020 Registration for Current Students

November 4 - 13

Interim & Spring 2020 Registration for New and Non-Degree Seeking Students Begins

November 18

Thanksgiving Break

November 27 - December 1

Final Exams

December 9 - 11

Fall Courses End

December 11

Spring Semester 2020 (January 3 - May 15)

INTERIM (January 3 - 24)

Interim Courses Begin

January 3

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

January 7

Last Day to Withdraw from an Interim Course

January 14

Interim Courses End

January 24

Interim Break

January 25 - 29

SPRING (January 30 - May 15)

Spring Courses Begin

January 30

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

February 7

Final Proposals Due for Independent Studies, Directed Studies, or Internships

February 7

Last Day to Complete the Semester Checklist

February 7

Last Day to Apply for Spring & Summer 2020 Graduation

February 14

Summer 2020 Registration for All Undergraduate Students Begins

March 2

Spring Break

March 7 - 15

Midterm 

March 21

Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring Course *Note Date Change

*April 9

Easter Break- Courses Convene at 4 p.m. on April 13th

April 10-13

Summer and Fall 2020 Registration for Graduate Students Begins *Note Date Change

*April 14

Fall 2020 Registration for Current Undergraduate Students *Note Date Change

*April 14 - 22

Fall 2020 Registration for New and Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students Begins *Note Date Change

*April 27

Final Exams

May 13 - 15

Spring Courses End

May 15

Summer Semester 2020 (May 26 - August 28)

First & Full Term Summer Courses Begin

May 26

Last Day to Add/Drop a First Term Summer Course

May 28

Last Day to Add/Drop a Full Term Summer Course

June 2

Last Day to Withdraw from a First Term Summer Course

June 12

First Term Summer Courses End

June 25

Second Term Summer Courses Begin

June 29

Last Day to Add/Drop a Second Term Summer Course

July 1

Courses will not be held in observance of the Independence Day Holiday

July 3

Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Term Summer Course

July 6

Last Day to Withdraw from a Second Term Summer Course

July 17

Full & Second Term Summer Courses End

July 30

2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall Semester 2020 (August 20 - November 24)

Fall Courses Begin

August 20

Opening Fall Convocation 10:00 a.m.

August 27

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

September 2

Final Proposals Due for Independent Studies, Directed Studies, or Internships

September 2

Labor Day Holiday Observed

September 7

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2020/Interim 2021 Graduation

September 18

Homecoming Week

September 28 - October 4

Midterm

October 5

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course

October 23

Interim & Spring 2021 Registration for Current Undergraduate Students Begins

November 2

Interim & Spring 2021 Registration for New and Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students

November 16

Final Exams (Saturday, Monday, Tuesday) Final Exam Schedule

November 21, 23, 24

Fall Courses End

November 24

Spring Semester 2021 (January 5 - May 21)

INTERIM (January 5 - 26)

Interim Courses Begin

January 5

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

January 7

Last Day to Withdraw from an Interim Course

January 14

Interim Courses End

January 26

Interim Break

January 27 - February 1

SPRING (February 2 - May 21)

Spring Courses Begin

February 2

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course without Record

February 12

Final Proposals Due for Independent Studies, Directed Studies, or Internships

February 12

Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer 2021 Graduation

February 19

Summer 2021 Registration for Undergraduate Students Begins

March 1

Spring Break

March 6 - 14

Midterm

March 20

Easter Break - Classes Convene at 4:00 p.m. on April 5

April 2 - 5

Last Day to Withdraw from a Spring Course

April 6

Graduation Fair (Open House from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

April 8

Fall 2021 Registration for Current Undergraduate Students Begins

April 12

Fall 2021 Registration for New and Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduate Students Begins

April 26

Final Exams

May 19 - 21

Spring Courses End

May 21

Commencement Ceremony

May 23

Summer Semester 2021 (June 1 - August 6)

First & Full Term Summer Courses Begin

June 1

Last Day to Add/Drop a First Term Summer Course

June 3

Last Day to Add/Drop a Full Term Summer Course

June 8

Last Day to Withdraw from a First Term Summer Course

June 18

First Term Summer Courses End

July 2

Independence Day Holiday Observed - University Closed

July 5

Second Term Summer Courses Begin

July 6

Last Day to Add/Drop a Second Term Summer Course

July 8

Last Day to Withdraw from a Full Term Summer Course

July 12

Last Day to Withdraw from a Second Term Summer Course

July 23

Full & Second Term Summer Courses End

August 6

2020-2021 Graduate Academic Calendar

Academic Year 2020-2021

Fall Semester 2020 (September 1 - December 16)

Fall Courses Begin

September 1

Labor Day Holiday Observed

September 7

Deadline to Apply for Fall 2020 Graduation

September 18

Spring 2021 Registration for Graduate Students Begins

November 9

Thanksgiving Break

Fall Courses End

November 25 - 29

December 16

Spring Semester 2021 (January 5 - May 21)

Spring Courses Begin

January 5

Deadline to Apply for Spring/Summer 2021 Graduation

February 19

Easter Break - Classes Convene at 4 p.m. on April 5

April 2 - 5

Graduation Fair (Open House from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.)

April 8

Summer & Fall 2021 Registration for Graduate Students Begins

April 12

Spring Courses End

May 21

Commencement Ceremony

May 23

Summer Semester 2021 (May 24 - August 27)

Summer Courses Begin

May 24

Memorial Day Holiday Observed - University  Closed

May 31

Independence Day Holiday Observed - University Closed

July 5

Summer Courses End

August 27

*Drop with No Record: Graduate students must withdraw from a course before the second meeting, or before the second calendar week for online courses.

*Withdrawal: Graduate students may withdraw from a course with a grade of "W" until the Friday after the mid-point of the course. No withdrawals are permitted after this date.  Students who discontinue a course without following official procedures receive a grade of "F".