Academic Calendar

2016-2017 Academic Year

Information below is UW Colleges-wide.

Semester I

  • First Day of Contract Year: August 29, 2016
  • Registration: August 29-31 & Sept. 1-2
  • Labor Day:  September 5
  • First Day of Classes: September 6
  • Thanksgiving Recess: November 24 & 25
  • Last Day of Classes: December 14
  • Study Day: December 15
  • Examinations: December 16 & 19-22
  • Backup Exam Date (snow date): December 23                    

Total Class Days Semester I: 70 days (14 wks. 0 days)
Instructionally Related Days: 81 days (16 wks. 1 day)

Semester II

  • Registration: January 10-13 & 17-20, 2017
  • Martin Luther King Day: January 16
  • First Day of Classes: January 23
  • Spring Break: March 27-31
  • Last Day of Classes: May 12
  • Study Day: May 15
  • Examinations: May 16-19 & 22                                  
  • Last Day of Contract Year: May 28

Total Class Days Semester II: 75 days (15 wks. 0 days)
Instructionally Related Days: 89 days (17 wks. 4 days)

Adademic Year Totals:
Total Class Days: 145 (29 wks)
Instructionally Related Days: 170 (34 wks)
Contract Period: 39 wks (273 days)

 

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.

2017-2018 Academic Year 

Semester I

  • First Day of Contract Year August 28, 2017
  • Registration August 28-31 & Sept. 1
  • Labor Day September 4
  • First Day of Classes September 5
  • Thanksgiving Recess November 23 & 24
  • Last Day of Classes December 15
  • Study Day December 16
  • Examinations December 18-22
  • Backup Exam Date (snow date) December 23

Total Class Days Semester I: 72 days (14 wks. 2 days)
Instructionally Related Days: 83 days (16 wks. 3 days)

Semester II

  • Registration January 11-12 & 16-19, 2018
  • Martin Luther King Day January 15
  • First Day of Classes January 22
  • Spring Break March 19-23
  • Department Meeting Day April 20
  • Last Day of Classes May 11
  • Study Day May 14
  • Examinations May 15-18 and 21
  • Last Day of Contract Year May 27

Total Class Days Semester II: 74 days (14 wks. 4 days)
Instructionally Related Days: 87 days (17 wks. 2 days)

Academic Year Totals

Total Class Days: 146 (29 wks. 1 day)
Instructionally Related Days: 170 (34 wks)
Contract Period: 39 wks (273 days)