Academic Calendars

Academic Calendar:  2017 - 2018

Academic Calendar: 2017 - 2018
Session and Year   Dates
Summer Session II 2017    
(MPA students matriculate in July) 
 
Public Affairs Colloquium July 5 - 8 (Wed - Sat)
Public Budgeting July 10 - 28
Public Administration & Democracy July 31 - August 18 
   
Fall 2017
(MA IR, EMPA & EMIR students matriculate in Fall) 
 
MA IR Orientation August 21 - 23
Economics/Statistics Waiver Exams August 24 & 25
First Day of Classes  August 28
Labor Day (no classes/university closed) September 4
Thanksgiving Break (no classes) November 19 - 26
Last Day of Classes December 8
Reading Days December 9-10, 12 (am) and 14 (am) 
Final Exams December 11, 12 (pm), 13, 14 (pm) and 15
   
Winter Intercession 2018
(optional term - electives only)
 
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor) January 2-12
   
Spring 2018
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring)
 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed) January 15
First day of classes January 16
Spring Vacation March 11 - 18 
Last Day of Classes May 1
Reading Days May 2, 5-6
Final Exams May 3,4, 7-9
University Commencement Weekend May 12-13
   
Summer Session I 2018
(MPA and MA IR Capstone Courses) 
 
MA IR Capstone (tentative)  May 14-15
Executive Leadership/MPA Workshop Capstone Course May 14 - June 27
MPA Convocation June 29

 

Academic Calendar: 2018 - 2019

Academic Calendar: 2018 - 2019
 Session and Year  Dates
Summer Session II 2018  
(MPA students matriculate in July)  
Public Affairs Colloquium  July 2 - 6, (July 4 off for holiday)
Public Budgeting July 9 - 27
Public Administration & Democracy July 30 - August 17
   
Fall 2018  
(MA IR, EMPA & EMIR students matriculate in Fall)   
MA IR Orientation  August 20 - 23
Economics and Statistics Waiver Exams August 23 & 24
First Day of Classes August 27
Labor Day (no classes/university closed)  September 3
Thanksgiving Break (no classes)  November 18 - 25
Last Day of Classes   December 7
Reading Days December 8-9, 11 (am) & 13 (am) 
Final Exams December 10, 11 (pm) 12, 13 (pm) & 14
   
Winter Intercession 2019  
(optional term - electives only)  
Class dates (tentative and may vary by course/instructor)
January 2 - 11
   
Spring 2019  
(EMPA & EMIR students may matriculate in Spring)  
First Day of Classes January 14
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (no classes/university closed)
January 21
Spring Vacation March 10 - 17
Last Day of Classes April 30
Reading Days May 1, 4-5 
Final Exams May 2 - 3, 6 - 8
University Commencement Weekend May 11-12
   
Summer Session I 2019  
MA IR Capstone May 13-14
Executive Leadership / MPA Workshop Capstone Course May 13 - June 27  
MPA Convocation June 28 

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