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Northwestern Monday

In the fall of 2019, President Schapiro and Provost Holloway announced changes to commencement, spring break and the start of the spring quarter: spring quarters will now routinely start on Tuesday, rather than Monday, to afford two full weekends of break.

Though spring quarters will begin on a Tuesday, the Monday class schedule will be in effect, a practice referred to as “Northwestern Monday.” Classes that usually meet only on Tuesdays will not meet during the first week of the term. This calendar applies to all quarter classes except those offered in the evening programs in the Kellogg School of Management and the School of Professional Studies (SPS).

Start of Spring Quarter 2020:
Monday, March 30 – No classes
Tuesday, March 31 – Classes begin. Northwestern Monday: Classes scheduled for Monday meet on this day.
Wednesday, April 1 – Friday, April 3 - Schedule returns to normal.
Monday, April 6 – Classes meet as usual: Monday classes are held.
Tuesday, April 7 – Classes meet as usual: Tuesday only classes meet for the first time.

Please be aware that this meeting pattern is not reflected in CAESAR or in RES at this time.