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Fall Semester 2016-2017

Event 2016 2017
Fall classes start for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 31 TBD
Fall classes start for third-year Podiatric Medicine students June 13 TBD
Fall classes start for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Aug 1 TBD
Fall International student orientation Aug 22 Aug 21
Fall Graduate student orientation Aug 23-24 Aug 22-23
University convocation Aug 26 Aug 25
Destination Kent State: Welcome Weekend Aug 26-28 Aug 25-27
Fall classes begin Aug 29 Aug 28
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December graduation Sept 2 Sept 1
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for December graduation Sept 2 Sept 1
Labor Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Sept 5 Sept 4
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Sept 15 Sept 15
Fall classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Sept 30 TBD
Spring classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 3 TBD
Fall classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Sept 30 TBD
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 3-15 TBD
Spring classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Oct 17 TBD
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December graduation Nov 10 Nov 9
Veterans Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Nov 11 Nov 10
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Nov 23 TBD
Thanksgiving recess - no classes (note 2) Nov 23-27 Nov 22-26
Thanksgiving observed - offices closed (note 3) Nov 24-25 Nov 23-24
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December graduation Nov 28 Nov 27
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Nov 28-Dec 9 TBD
Fall classes end Dec 11 Dec 10
Fall final examinations Dec 12-18 Dec 11-17
Ashtabula Campus commencement Dec 16 Dec 15
Stark Campus commencement Dec 16 Dec 15
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement (note 4) Dec 16 Dec 15
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements Dec 17 Dec 16
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation Dec 15 Dec 15
Christmas observed - offices closed (notes 1, 5) Dec 23-26 Dec 25-26
Holiday schedule (note 6) Dec 23-Jan 1 TBA
New Year’s Day observed - offices closed (note 1) Jan 2 Jan 1

Spring Semester 2017-2018

Event 2017 2018
Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Jan 3 TBD
Spring international student orientation Jan 12 Jan 11
Spring graduate student orientation Jan 13 Jan 12
Spring classes begin Jan 17 Jan 16
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May graduation Jan 20 Jan 19
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Jan 20 Jan 19
Martin Luther King Jr Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) Jan 16 Jan 15
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Jan 27 TBD
Summer classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Jan 30 TBD
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 10 TBD
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 13-24 TBD
Summer classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Feb 27 TBD
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December graduation Mar 15 Mar 15
Spring recess - no classes (note 7) Mar 27-Apr 2 Mar 26-Apr 1
Spring classes resume Apr 3 Apr 2
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for May graduation Apr 7 Apr 6
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for May graduation Apr 24 Apr 23
Spring classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Apr 28 TBD
Remembrance Day (note 8) May 4 May 4
Spring classes end May 7 May 6
Spring final examinations May 8-14 May 7-13
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students May 1-12 TBD
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement May 12 May 11
Ashtabula Campus commencement May 12 May 11
East Liverpool Campus commencement May 12 May 11
Salem Campus commencement May 12 May 11
Stark Campus commencement May 12 May 11
Trumbull Campus commencement May 12 May 11
Tuscarawas Campus commencement May 12 May 11
Geauga Campus commencements May 12-13 May 11-12
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements May 13 May 12
Kent Campus steam shutdown (6 p.m. to 6 p.m.) May 14-21 May 13-20
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree commencement May 19 TBD

Summer 2017-2018

Event 2017 2018
Summer classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 19 TBD
Summer classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students May 26 TBD
Summer intersession classes begin May 22 May 21
Memorial Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) May 29 May 28
Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students May 30 TBD
Summer intersession classes end June 9 June 8
Summer I classes begin June 12 June 11
Summer II classes begin June 12 June 11
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August graduation June 16 June 15
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation June 16 June 15
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 7 TBD
Independence Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) July 4 July 4
Summer final examinations for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 10-21 TBD
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for August graduation July 14 July 13
Summer I classes end July 15 July 14
Summer III classes begin July 17 July 16
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for August graduation July 31 July 30
Summer II classes end Aug 5 Aug 4
Geauga Campus commencement Aug 18 Aug 17
Summer III classes end Aug 19 Aug 18
Kent Campus commencements Aug 19 Aug 18

Calendar Notes

  1. State- or federal-designated holiday.
  2. Thanksgiving: classes recessed Wednesday noon through Sunday; offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
  3. Columbus Day, the second Monday in October, is a movable holiday, observed the day after Thanksgiving.
  4. Date for Kent Campus graduate commencement is tentative; it may be held the Saturday after the date listed.
  5. Presidents Day, the third Monday in February, is a movable holiday, observed contiguous with Christmas Day.
  6. Kent State may operate on a holiday schedule during the last part of December. When that occurs, information will be communicated to faculty and staff by the Division of Human Resources.
  7. Spring Recess: no classes, offices are open.
  8. Remembrance Day (May 4, 1970): final exams, classes or parts of classes recess from noon through 2 p.m.