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

2013

2014

Fall International student orientation Aug 19-20 Aug 18-19
Fall Graduate student orientation Aug 20-21 Aug 19-20
University convocation Aug 23 Aug 22
Destination Kent State: Welcome Weekend Aug 23-25 Aug 22-24
Fall classes begin Aug 26 Aug 25
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December graduation Aug 30 Aug 29
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for December graduation Aug 30 Aug 29
Labor Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Sept 2 Sept 1
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 4 Oct 3
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 7-19 Oct 6-18
Fall classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 19 Oct 18
Spring classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 21 Oct 20
Veterans Day observance - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Nov 11 Nov 11
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December graduation Nov 8 Nov 7
Thanksgiving recess - no classes (note 2) Nov 27-
Dec 1 Nov 26-30
Thanksgiving observed - offices closed (note 3) Nov 28-29 Nov 27-28
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December graduation Nov 25 Nov 24
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Nov 27 Nov 26
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Dec 2-13 Dec 1-12
Fall classes end Dec 8 Dec 7
Fall final examinations Dec 9-15 Dec 8-14
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation Dec 15 Dec 15
Ashtabula Campus commencement Dec 13 Dec 12
Stark Campus commencement Dec 13 Dec 12
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement (note 4) Dec 13 Dec 12
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements Dec 14 Dec 13
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

2014

2015

Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Jan 6 Jan 5
Spring international student orientation Jan 9-10 Jan 8-9
Spring graduate student orientation Jan 10 Jan 9
Spring classes begin Jan 13 Jan 12
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May graduation Jan 17 Jan 16
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Jan 17 Jan 16
Martin Luther King Jr Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Jan 20 Jan 19
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 14 Feb 13
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 17-28 Feb 16-27
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 28 Feb 27
Summer classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Mar 3 Mar 2
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December graduation Mar 15 Mar 15
Spring recess - no classes (note 7) Mar 24-30 Mar 23-29
Spring classes resume Mar 31 Mar 30
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for May graduation Apr 4 Apr 3
Honors Week Apr 6-12 Apr 12-18
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for May graduation Apr 21 Apr 20
Spring classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students May 2 May 1
Remembrance Day (note 8) May 4 May 4
Spring classes end May 4 May 3
Spring final examinations May 5-11 May 4-10
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students May 5-16 May 4-15
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement May 9 May 8
Ashtabula Campus commencement May 9 May 8
East Liverpool Campus commencement May 9 May 8
Salem Campus commencement May 9 May 8
Trumbull Campus commencement May 9 May 8
Tuscarawas Campus commencement May 9 May 8
Geauga Campus commencements May 9-10 May 8-9
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements May 10 May 9
Kent Campus steam shutdown (6 p.m. to 6 p.m.) May 10-17 May 11-18
Stark Campus commencement May 11 May 8

Summer

2014

2015

Summer classes end for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 16 May 15
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree commencement May 16 May 15
Summer intersession classes begin May 19 May 18
Memorial Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) May 26 May 25
Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students May 27 May 26
Summer intersession classes end June 6 June 5
Summer I and II classes begin June 9 June 8
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August graduation June 13 June 12
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation June 13 June 12
Independence Day observed - no classes and offices closed
(note 1) July 4 July 3
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 3 July 2

Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for August graduation July 11 July 10
Summer I classes end July 12 July 11
Summer III classes begin July 14 July 13
Summer final examinations for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 7-18 July 6-17
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for August graduation July 28 July 27
Summer II classes end Aug 2 Aug 1
Geauga Campus commencement Aug 15 Aug 14
Summer III classes end Aug 16 Aug 15
Kent Campus commencements Aug 16 Aug 15

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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