Academic Calendar

Looking for campus events? Check out the public events calendar.

Download a printable version of the 2024-25 academic calendar, or view the three-year academic calendar.

May 2024
28 Summer 5 and 10-Week Classes Begin
31 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class

June 2024
5 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-Week Class
12 New Student Orientation Session #1
13 New Student Orientation Session #2
14 New Student Orientation Session #3
19 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-Week Class
26 Upward Bound & Bridge Classes End
28 Summer 5-Week Classes end

July 2024
4 Independence Day
10 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-Week Class
16 New Student Orientation Session #4

August 2024
2 Summer 10-Week Classes End
6 Summer Semester Grades Due (Noon)
12-13 International Students Arrive
12-13 New Faculty Workshops
14-16 New International Student Orientation
14 Chairs Workshop
15-16 All Faculty Workshops
16 New Students Arrive
16 Welcome Week Begins
18 Returning Students Arrive
19 Fall Semester Classes Begin (Mon.)
30 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
(Add/Drop Period: Aug. 19 – 30)

September 2024
2 Labor Day (no classes/college closed)

October 2024
4-6 Homecoming
8 Midterm
14-15 Fall Break (Mon.- Tues.)
15 Midterm Grade Due (Noon)
16 Classes Resume
16 Spring 2025 Advising Begins
25-26 Board of Trustees Meeting
28 Spring 2025 Registration Begins

November 2024
2 Central College Scholar Day
8 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
9 Central College Scholar Day
25-29 Thanksgiving Break (Mon. – Fri.)

December 2024
2 Classes Resume
2 Registration for Guest Students Begins
6 Last Day of Fall Semester Classes (Fri.)
9 College-Wide Study Day
10-12 Final Exams
13 Residence Halls Closed
17 Fall Semester Final Grades Due (Noon)

January 2025
10 Faculty Workshop
11 New Student Welcome Day/Orientation
12 Returning Students Arrive
13 Spring Semester Classes Begin
(Add/Drop Period: Jan. 13-24)
20 Martin Luther King Day (alternate day of
learning)
18 Central College Scholar Day
24 Last Day to Drop or Add a Course
25 Central College Scholar Day

February 2025

March 2025
4 Midterm
10-14 Spring Break (Mon.-Fri.)
11 Midterm Grades Due (Noon)
17 Classes Resume
17 Fall 2025 Advising Begins
31 Fall 2025 Registration Begins

April 2025
4 Last Day to Withdraw from a Course
18-21 Easter Break (Fri. – Mon.)
22 Classes Resume (Tues.)
24 Undergraduate Research Symposium
(Thurs., alternate day of learning)
25-26 Board of Trustees Meeting

May 2025
1-3 Tulip Time
2 Last day of Spring Semester Courses
2 Last day to add Summer 2024 independent
coursework
5 College-Wide Study Day
6-8 Final Exams
9 Senior Grades Due (Noon)
9 Residence Halls Closed
10 Baccalaureate/Commencement
13 Final Grades Due (Noon)
27 Summer 5 and 10-Week Classes Begin
30 Last Day to Drop or Add a 5-Week Class

June 2025
4 Last Day to Drop or Add a 10-Week Class
20 Last Day to Withdraw from a 5-Week Class
27 Summer 5-Week Classes end

July 2025
4 Independence Day
9 Last Day to Withdraw from a 10-Week Class


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