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Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is Kent State University's official schedule for class beginning and end dates, commencement, spring break, and holidays for fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall Semester

2012

2013

Fall International student orientation    Aug 20-21    Aug 19-20   
Fall Graduate student orientation    Aug 21-22    Aug 20-21   
University convocation    Aug 24    Aug 23   
Destination Kent State: Welcome Weekend    Aug 24-26    Aug 23-25   
Fall classes begin    Aug 27    Aug 26   
Deadline for associate degree candidates to submit application for December graduation    Aug 31    Aug 30   
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for December graduation    Aug 31    Aug 30   
Labor Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1)    Sept 3    Sept 2   
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation    Sept 15    Sept 15   
Fall classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students    Oct 5    TBA   
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students    Oct 8-20    TBA   
Fall classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students    Oct 20    TBA   
Spring classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students    Oct 22    TBA   
Veterans Day observance - no classes and offices closed (note 1)    Nov 12    Nov 11   
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December graduation    Nov 9    Nov 8   
Thanksgiving recess - no classes (note 2)    Nov 21-25    Nov 27-
Dec 1   
Thanksgiving observed - offices closed (note 3)    Nov 22-23    Nov 28-29   
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December graduation    Nov 26    Nov 25   
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students    Nov 30    TBA   
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students    Dec 3-14    TBA   
Fall classes end    Dec 9    Dec 8   
Fall final examinations    Dec 10-16    Dec 9-15   
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation    Dec 15    Dec 15   
Ashtabula Campus commencement    Dec 14    Dec 13   
Stark Campus commencement    Dec 14    Dec 13   
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement (note 4)    Dec 14    Dec 13   
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements    Dec 15    Dec 14   
Christmas observance - offices closed (notes 1, 5)    Dec 24-25    Dec 24-25   
Holiday schedule (note 6)    Dec 26-31    TBA   
New Year’s Day observance - offices closed
(note 1)    Jan 1    Jan 1   

Spring Semester

2013

2014

Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students    Jan 2    TBA   
Spring international student orientation    Jan 10-11    Jan 9-10   
Spring graduate student orientation    Jan 11    Jan 10   
Spring classes begin    Jan 14    Jan 13   
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May graduation    Jan 18    Jan 17   
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation    Jan 18    Jan 17   
Martin Luther King Jr Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1)    Jan 21    Jan 20   
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students    Feb 15    TBA   
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students    Feb 18-
Mar 1    TBA   
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students    Mar 1    TBA   
Summer classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students    Mar 4    TBA   
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December graduation    Mar 15    Mar 15   
Spring recess - no classes (note 7)    Mar 25-31    Mar 24-30   
Spring classes resume    Apr 1    Mar 31   
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for May graduation    Apr 5    Apr 4   
Honors Week    Apr 7-13    Apr 6-12   
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for May graduation    Apr 22    Apr 21   
Spring classes end for first-, second and third-year Podiatric Medicine students    Apr 26
TBA   
Remembrance Day (note 8)    May 4    May 4   
Spring classes end    May 5    May 4   
Spring final examinations    May 6-12    May 5-11   
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students    May 6-17    TBA   
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement    May 10    May 9   
Ashtabula Campus commencement    May 10    May 9   
East Liverpool Campus commencement    May 10    May 9   
Salem Campus commencement    May 10    May 9   
Stark Campus commencement    May 10    May 9   
Trumbull Campus commencement    May 10    May 9   
Tuscarawas Campus commencement    May 10    May 9   
Geauga Campus commencements    May 10-11    May 9-10   
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements    May 11    May 10   

Summer

2013

2014

Summer classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students    May 16
TBA   
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree commencement    May 16
TBA   
Summer intersession classes begin    May 20    May 19   
Memorial Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1)    May 27
May 26

Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students    May 28
TBA   
Summer intersession classes end    June 7    June 6   
Summer I and II classes begin    June 10    June 9   
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August graduation    June 14    June 13   
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation    June 14    June 13   
Independence Day observed - no classes and offices closed
(note 1)    July 4    July 4   
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for August graduation    July 12    July 11   
Summer I classes end    July 13    July 12   
Summer III classes begin    July 15    July 14   
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students    July 19
TBA   
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for August graduation    July 29    July 28   
Summer II classes end    Aug 3    Aug 2   
Geauga Campus commencement    Aug 16    Aug 15   
Summer III classes end    Aug 17    Aug 16   
Kent Campus commencements    Aug 17    Aug 16   

Notes

  1. State- or federal-designated holiday
  2. Thanksgiving: classes recessed Wednesday noon through Sunday; offices are closed Thursday and Friday
  3. Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, is a movable holiday, observed the day after Thanksgiving
  4. Date for Kent Campus graduate commencement is tentative; it may be held the Saturday after the date listed
  5. Presidents Day, the third Monday in February, is a movable holiday, observed contiguous with Christmas Day
  6. University offices deemed non-essential operations are closed
  7. Spring Recess: no classes, offices are open
  8. Remembrance Day (May 4): final exams, classes or parts of classes recess from noon through 2 p.m.
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