Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2014

Date Day Description
August 25MondayClasses begin
September 1MondayLabor Day holiday
October 17FridayFall break
November 26WednesdayThanskgiving break begins
November 30SundayThanksgiving break ends
December 5FridayLast day of classes
December 8MondayReading days begin
December 10WednesdayReading days end
December 11ThursdayFinal examinations begin
December 17WednesdayFinal examinations end

Spring Semester 2015

Date Day Description
January 12MondayClasses begin
January 19MondayMartin Luther King Jr. holiday
March 8SundaySpring break begins
March 14SaturdaySpring break ends
April 24FridayLast day of classes
April 27MondayReading days begin
April 29WednesdayReading days end
April 30ThursdayFinal examinations begin
May 6WednesdayFinal examinations end
May 15FridayCommencement

Summer Semester 2015

Date Day Description
May 18MondayFirst Summer Session begins
May 25MondayMemorial Day holiday
July 3FridayIndependence Day holiday
August 13ThursdayLast Summer Session ends

Washington University recognizes the individual student’s choice in observing religious holidays that occur during periods when classes are scheduled. Students are encouraged to arrange with their instructors to make up work missed as a result of religious observance, and instructors are asked to make every reasonable effort to accommodate such requests.

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