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Academic Calendar

Fall 2018

Event Date
Fall international student orientation Wed, Aug 15, 2018
Fall graduate student orientation Thu-Fri, Aug 16-17, 2018
University convocation Mon, Aug 20, 2018
KSU Kickoff Mon-Wed, Aug 20-22, 2018
Fall classes begin Thu, Aug 23, 2018
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for December 2018 graduation Fri, Aug 31, 2018
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and certificate candidates to apply for December 2018 graduation Fri, Aug 31, 2018
Labor Day (note 1) Mon, Sep 3, 2018
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for May 2019 graduation Sat, Sep 15, 2018
Fall classes end for third- and fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Sep 28, 2018
Spring classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Oct 1, 2018
Fall final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Oct 1-12, 2018
Fall break (note 2) Thu-Fri, Oct 11-12, 2018
Spring classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Veterans Day observed (note 1) Mon, Nov 12, 2018
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for December 2018 graduation Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Thanksgiving break (note 3) Wed-Sun, Nov 21-25, 2018
Thanksgiving Day (note 1) Thu, Nov 22, 2018
Columbus Day observed (note 4) Fir, Nov 23, 2018
Fall classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Nov 30, 2018
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for December 2018 graduation Mon, Dec 3, 2018
Fall final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Dec 3-14, 2018
Fall classes end Sun, Dec 9, 2018
Fall final examinations Mon-Sun, Dec 10-16, 2018
Fall commencements Fri-Sat, Dec 14-15, 2018
Deadline for bachelor's degree and undergraduate certificate candidates to apply for August 2019 graduation Sat, Dec 15, 2018
Presidents Day observed (note 5) Mon, Dec 24, 2018
Christmas day (note 1) Tue, Dec 25, 2018
Holiday schedule (note 6) TBA

Spring 2019

Event Date
New Year’s Day (note 1) Tue, Jan 1, 2019
Spring classes begin for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Wed, Jan 2, 2019
Spring international student orientation Thu, Jan 10, 2019
Spring graduate student orientation Fri, Jan 11, 2019
Spring classes begin Mon, Jan 14, 2019
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for May 2019 graduation Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and certificate candidates to apply for May graduation Fri, Jan 18, 2019
Martin Luther King Jr Day (note 1) Mon, Jan 21, 2019
Spring classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Feb 1, 2019
Summer classes begin for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Feb 4, 2019
Spring classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Feb 8, 2019
Spring final examinations for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Feb 11-22, 2019
Summer classes begin for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, Mar 4, 2019
Deadline for bachelor's degree candidates to apply for December 2019 graduation Sun, Mar 15, 2019
Spring break (note 2) Mon-Sun, Mar 25-31, 2019
Spring classes resume Mon, Apr 1, 2019
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for May 2019 graduation Fri, Apr 12, 2019
Spring classes end for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Apr 26, 2019
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for May 2019 graduation Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Spring final examinations for first- and second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Fri, Apr 29-May 10, 2019
Remembrance Day (note 7) Sat, May 4, 2019
Spring classes end Sun, May 5, 2019
Spring final examinations Mon-Sun, May 6-12, 2019
Summer classes end for fourth-year Podiatric Medicine students Sat, May 11, 2019
Spring commencement Sat, May 11, 2019

Summer 2019

Event Date
Kent Campus steam shutdown (6 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Sun-Sun, May 12-19, 2019
Summer classes begin for second-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon, May 13, 2019  
Summer intersession classes begin Mon, May 20, 2019
Memorial Day (note 1) Mon, May 27, 2019
Summer classes begin for first-year Podiatric Medicine students Tue, May 28, 2019
Summer classes end for third-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, May 31, 2019
Summer intersession classes end Fri, Jun 7, 2019
Summer classes end for second-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Jun 7, 2019
Summer I classes begin Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Summer II classes begin Mon, Jun 10, 2019
Deadline for associate degree candidates to apply for August 2019 graduation Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Deadline for master's and doctoral degree and certificate candidates to apply for August 2019 graduation Fri, Jun 14, 2019
Independence Day (note 1) Thu, Jul 4, 2019
Summer classes end for first-year Podiatric Medicine students Fri, Jul 5, 2019
Summer final examinations for first-year Podiatric Medicine students Mon-Mon, Jul 8-15, 2019
Final date for oral examination of master's and doctoral degree candidates for August 2019 graduation Fri, Jul 19, 2019
Summer I classes end Sat, Jul 13, 2019
Summer III classes begin Mon, Jul 15, 2019
Summer II classes end Sat, Aug 3, 2019
Deadline for master's thesis or doctoral dissertation to be filed in college office for August 2019 graduation Mon, Aug 5, 2019
Summer III classes end Sat, Aug 17, 2019
Summer commencement Sat, Aug 17, 2019

Calendar Notes

  1. Observed state-designated holiday; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.
  2. No classes during break; university campuses and offices are open.
  3. Thanksgiving break: no classes are scheduled Wednesday through Sunday; offices are closed Thursday and Friday.
  4. Columbus Day is a movable state-designated holiday, observed the day after Thanksgiving; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.
  5. Presidents Day is a movable state-designated holiday, observed contiguous with Christmas Day; no classes are scheduled, and university offices are closed.
  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. Remembrance Day (May 4, 1970): no final exams, classes or parts of classes are scheduled from noon through 2 p.m.