University Quarter Calendar Principles

The following principles apply to the academic calendar each year. For specific dates, see the individual academic calendars.

  1. Fall quarter will be 11 weeks including Thanksgiving week, and not including the examination period.
  2. When Thanksgiving is celebrated in the last week of November, Fall quarter examinations will end on the second Saturday after the holiday.  When Thanksgiving occurs during the third week in November, examinations will end on the third Saturday after the holiday.
  3. All final examination periods begin on a Monday and end on the following Saturday.
  4. Winter quarter will begin no earlier than January 3, and always on the first Monday or Tuesday following January 1.
  5. Winter quarter will generally be 10 weeks less Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (a Monday), and not including the examination period.
  6. When winter classes must begin on a Tuesday. Monday classes will meet on that day.
  7. Five business days (Monday-Friday) separate the winter and spring terms.
  8. Spring quarter will be 10 weeks less Memorial Day (a Monday), and not including the examination period.
  9. When Easter or Passover affects the first day of the quarter, classes will begin on a Tuesday; however, Monday classes will meet on that day.
Approved by the University Calendar Committee Winter 2012