Fall Semester 2016

Date Day Description
August 29MondayClasses begin
September 5MondayLabor Day holiday
October 15-18Saturday-TuesdayFall Break
November 23-27Wednesday-SundayThanskgiving Break
December 9FridayLast day of classes
December 12-14Monday-WednesdayReading Days
December 15-21Thursday-WednesdayFinal Examinations

Spring Semester 2017

Date Day Description
January 16MondayMartin Luther King Jr. holiday
January 17TuesdayClasses begin
March 12-18Sunday-SaturdaySpring Break
April 28FridayLast day of classes
May 1-3Monday-WednesdayReading Days
May 4-10Thursday-WednesdayFinal Examinations
May 19FridayCommencement

Summer Semester 2017

Date Day Description
May 22MondayFirst Summer Session begins
May 29MondayMemorial Day holiday
July 4TuesdayIndependence Day holiday
August 17ThursdayLast 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.