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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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