Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2013

Date Day Description
August 27TuesdayClasses begin
September 2MondayLabor Day holiday
October 18FridayFall break
November 27WednesdayThanskgiving break begins
December 1SundayThanksgiving break ends
December 6FridayLast day of classes
December 12ThursdayFinal examinations begin
December 18WednesdayFinal examinations end


Spring Semester 2014

Date Day Description
January 13MondayClasses begin
January 20MondayMartin Luther King Jr. holiday
March 9SundaySpring break begins
March 15SaturdaySpring break ends
April 25FridayLast day of classes
May 1ThursdayFinal examinations begin
May 7WednesdayFinal examinations end
May 16FridayCommencement


Summer Semester 2014

Date Day Description
May 19MondayFirst Summer Session begins
May 26MondayMemorial Day holiday
July 4FridayIndependence Day holiday
August 14ThursdayLast Summer Session ends


Washington University recognizes the individual students’ 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.

Dates for the last days of classes and reading periods are given in Course Listings.

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