Academic Calendar

2015-16 Academic Year

Information below is UW Colleges-wide.

For UW-Richland specific dates, view the 2015-2016 UW-Richland Academic Year Calendar.

Semester I

  • First Day of Contract Year: August 26, 2015
  • Registration: August 26-28, 8/31 & 9/1
  • First Day of Classes: September 2
  • Labor Day: September 7
  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 26 & 27
  • Last Day of Classes: December 14
  • Study Day: December 15
  • Examinations: December 16-18 & 21-22
  • Backup Exam Date (snow date): December 23

Total Class Days Semester I: 71 days (14 weeks, 1 day)

Instructionally Related Days: 82 days (16 weeks, 2 days)

Semester II

  • Registration: January 12-15 & 19-22, 2016
  • Martin Luther King Day: January 18
  • First Day of Classes: January 25
  • Spring Break: March 21-25
  • Last Day of Classes: May 12
  • Study Day: May 13
  • Examinations: May 16-20
  • Last Day of Contract Year: May 24

Total Class Days Semester II: 74 Days (14 weeks, 4 days)
Instructionally Related Days: 88 days (17 wks. 3 days)

*NOTE: Examinations dates indicate time frames only; exams occur on specific dates within those time frames.