Academic Calendar

Know The Dates.

The Academic Calendar is Kent State University's official schedule for class beginning and end dates, commencement, spring break, and holidays for fall, spring and summer semesters.

Fall Semester

2013

2014

Fall classes start for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 27 TBD
Fall classes start for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Aug 5 Aug 4
Fall International student orientation Aug 19-20 Aug 18-19
Fall Graduate student orientation Aug 20-21 Aug 19-20
University convocation Aug 23 Aug 22
Destination Kent State: Welcome Weekend Aug 23-25 Aug 22-24
Fall classes begin Aug 26 Aug 25
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December graduation Aug 30 Aug 29
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for December graduation Aug 30 Aug 29
Labor Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Sept 2 Sept 1
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Sept 15 Sept 15
Fall classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 4 Oct 3
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 7-19 Oct 6-18
Fall classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 19 Oct 18
Spring classes begin for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 21 Oct 20
Veterans Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Nov 11 Nov 11
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December graduation Nov 8 Nov 7
Thanksgiving recess - no classes (note 2) Nov 27-
Dec 1
Nov 26-30
Thanksgiving observed - offices closed (note 3) Nov 28-29 Nov 27-28
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December graduation Nov 25 Nov 24
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Nov 27 Nov 26
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Dec 2-13 Dec 1-12
Fall classes end Dec 8 Dec 7
Fall final examinations Dec 9-15 Dec 8-14
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation Dec 15 Dec 15
Ashtabula Campus commencement Dec 13 Dec 12
Stark Campus commencement Dec 13 Dec 12
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement (note 4) Dec 13 Dec 12
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements Dec 14 Dec 13
Christmas observed - offices closed (notes 1, 5) Dec 24-25 Dec 24-25
Holiday schedule (note 6) Dec 26-31 TBA
New Year’s Day observed - offices closed (note 1) Jan 1 Jan 1