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Academic Calendar

Fall Semester 2017

Event Date
Fall classes start for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 30
Fall classes start for third-year Podiatric Medicine students June 12
Fall classes start for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students July 31
Fall International student orientation August 21
Fall Graduate student orientation August 22-23
University convocation August 25
Destination Kent State: Welcome Weekend August 25-27
Fall classes begin August 28
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December graduation September 1
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for December graduation September 1
Labor Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) September 4
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation September 15
Fall classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students October 6
Spring classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students October 10
Fall classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students September 29
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students October 2-14
Spring classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students October 16
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December graduation November 9
Veterans Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) November 10
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students November 22
Thanksgiving recess - no classes (note 2) November 22-26
Thanksgiving observed - offices closed (note 3) November 23-24
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December graduation November 27
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students November 27-December 8
Fall classes end December 10
Fall final examinations December 11-17
Ashtabula Campus commencement December 15
Stark Campus commencement December 15
Kent Campus graduate degrees commencement (note 4) December 15
Kent Campus bachelor's degree commencements December 16
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation December 15
Christmas observed - offices closed (notes 1, 5) December 25-26
Holiday schedule (note 6) December 27-31
New Year’s Day observed - offices closed (note 1) January 1

Spring Semester 2018

Event Date
Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students January 2
Spring international student orientation January 11
Spring graduate student orientation January 12
Spring classes begin January 16
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May graduation January 19
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for May graduation January 19
Martin Luther King Jr Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) January 15
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students February 2
Summer classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students February 5
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students February 9
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students February 12-23
Summer classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students March 5
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December graduation March 15
Spring recess - no classes (note 7) Mar 26-Apr 1
Spring classes resume April 2
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for May graduation April 6
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for May graduation April 23
Spring classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students April 27
Remembrance Day (note 8) May 4
Spring classes end May 6
Spring final examinations May 7-13
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Apr 30-May 11
Commencement May 12
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree commencement May 12
Kent Campus steam shutdown (6 p.m. to 6 p.m.) May 13-20

Summer Semester 2018

Event Date
Summer classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students May 18
Summer classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students June 1
Summer intersession classes begin May 21
Memorial Day - no classes and offices closed (note 1) May 28
Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students May 29
Summer intersession classes end June 8
Summer I classes begin June 11
Summer II classes begin June 11
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August graduation June 15
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and graduate certificate candidates to apply for August graduation June 15
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 6
Independence Day observed - no classes and offices closed (note 1) July 4
Summer final examinations for first-year Podiatric Medicine students July 9-16
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for August graduation July 13
Summer I classes end July 14
Summer III classes begin July 16
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for August graduation July 30
Summer II classes end August 4
Geauga Campus commencement August 17
Summer III classes end August 18
Kent Campus commencements August 18

Calendar Notes

  1. State- or federal-designated holiday.
  2. Thanksgiving: classes recessed Wednesday 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.