2016-17 Academic Calendar

Fall Semester
SaturdaySept. 3Residence Halls Open at 9 a.m. for New Students
MondaySept. 5Residence Halls Open at 10 a.m. for Returning Students
TuesdaySept. 6Advising and Registration
WednesdaySept. 7Day and Evening Classes Begin
Friday-MondayOct. 28 -Oct. 31Fall Break
Wednesday-FridayNov. 23-25Thanksgiving Vacation
MondayNov. 28Classes Resume
Tuesday-FridayDec. 13-16Final Examinations
January Term
MondayJan. 2Residence Halls Open at 1 p.m. for Returning Students
MondayJan. 2Residence Halls Open at 3 p.m. for New Students
TuesdayJan. 3Classes Begin
MondayJan. 16Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
WednesdayJan. 25Last Class Day
Spring Semester
WednesdayFeb. 1Residence Halls Open at 10 a.m. for New Students
WednesdayFeb. 1Advising and Registration
WednesdayFeb. 1Evening Classes Begin
ThursdayFeb. 2Day Classes Begin
Monday-FridayMarch 27-31Spring Break
FridayApril 14Good Friday
Tuesday-FridayMay 16-19Final Examinations
SaturdayMay 20Graduate Commencement
SundayMay 21Undergraduate Baccalaureate and Commencement
Summer school dates to be announced

Accelerated Academic Calendar

Note: Whitworth’s Adult Degree Program and Graduate Studies in Business Program operate on a different academic calendar than the one that applies to the rest of the university. For the most up-to-date adult degree calendar information, see To view the academic calendar for Graduate Studies in Business, go to