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Finlandia University Academic Calendar 2017-2018

First Semester – Fall 2017

August 24, Thursday

Residence hall opens for incoming students

August 24-25, Thursday & Friday

New Student/Family Welcome Events

August 25-26, Friday & Saturday

New Student Orientation

August 26,Saturday

Residence Hall opens for returning students

August 28, Monday

Classes begin

September 1, Friday

Drop/add period ends (full semester) 4:00 pm

September 4, Monday

No classes (Labor Day)

October 2, Monday

End of “W” period (1st half semester classes) 4:00 pm

October 17, Tuesday

Mid-semester grades due online 3:00 pm
First-half class final grades due online 3:00 p.m.

October 20, Friday

Second half semester classes begin

October 24, Tuesday

Drop/add period ends (2nd half semester classes) 4:00 pm

November 2, Thursday

End of “W” period (full semester) 4:00 pm

November 22-26 Wednesday-Sunday

Thanksgiving Break (after last class Tuesday)

November 27, Monday

Classes resume
End of “W” period (2nd half semester classes) 4:00 pm

December 11-15, Monday-Friday

Final Exam Week
End of semester, Friday, December 15

December 17, Sunday

Residence hall closes at noon

December 19, Tuesday

Final Semester Grades due online 3:00 pm

Second Semester – Spring 2018

January 6, Saturday

Residence hall opens for incoming students

January 7, Sunday

Residence hall opens for returning students

January 8, Monday

Classes begin

January 12, Friday

Drop/add period ends (full semester) 4:00 pm

January 15, Monday

MLK Day of Service – No regular classes

February 9, Friday

End of “W” period (1st half semester classes) 4:00 pm

February 27, Tuesday

Mid-semester grades due online 3:00 pm
First-half class final grades due online 3:00 p.m.

February 28, Wednesday

Second half semester classes begin

March 2, Friday

Drop/add period ends (2nd half semester classes) 4:00 p.m.

March 2, friday

Spring Break (after last class)
Residence hall closes at noon, Saturday

March 11, Sunday

Residence hall opens at 9:00 a.m.

March 12, monday

Classes resume

March 22, Thursday

End of “W” period (full semester) 4:00 pm

March 30, Friday

No classes; campus closed (Good Friday)

April 11, Wednesday

End of “W” period (2nd half semester classes) 4:00 pm

April 13, Friday

Honors Banquet

April 23-April 27, Monday-Friday

Final Exam Week
End of semester, Friday, April 27

April 29, Sunday

Baccalaureate/Commencement
Residence hall closes at 6:00 pm

May 1, Tuesday

Final Semester Grades due online 3:00 pm

Last edited: Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Finlandia University Academic Calendar 2018-2019

First Semester – Fall 2018

August 22, Wednesday

Residence hall opens for incoming students

August 23-25, Thursday – Saturday

New Student Orientation

August 24, Friday

Residence hall opens for returning students

August 27, Monday

Classes begin

August 31, Friday

Drop/add period ends (full semester) 4 p.m.

September 3, Monday

No classes (Labor Day)

October 1, Monday

End of “W” period (1st half semester classes) 4 p.m.

October 16, Tuesday

Mid-semester grades due online 3 p.m.
First-half class final grades due online 3 p.m.

October 17, Wednesday

Second-half semester classes begin

October 19, Friday

Drop/add period ends (2nd half semester classes) 4 p.m.

November 1, Thursday

End of “W” period (full semester) 4 p.m.

November 19-23 Monday-Friday

Thanksgiving Break

November 26, Monday

Classes resume

November 27, Tuesday

End of “W” period (2nd half semester classes) 4 p.m.

December 10-14, Monday-Friday

Final Exam Week

December 14, Friday

End of Semester

December 16, Sunday

Residence hall closes at noon

December 18, Tuesday

Final semester grades due online 3 p.m.

Second Semester – Spring 2019

January 12, Saturday

Residence hall opens for incoming students

January 13, Sunday

Residence hall opens for returning students

January 14, Monday

Classes begin

January 18, Friday

Drop/add period ends (full semester) 4 p.m.

January 21, Monday

MLK Day of Service – No regular classes

February 14, Thursday

End of “W” period (1st half semester classes) 4 p.m.

March 5, Tuesday

Mid-semester grades due online 3 p.m.
First-half class final grades due online 3 p.m.

March 6, Wednesday

Second half semester classes begin

March 8, Friday

Drop/add period ends (second-half semester classes) 4 p.m.
Spring break begins after last class

March 9, Saturday

Residence hall closes at noon

March 17, Sunday

Residence hall opens at 9 a.m.

March 18, monday

Classes resume

March 28, Thursday

End of “W” period (full semester) 4 p.m.

April 8, Monday

End of “W” period (second-half semester classes) 4 p.m.

April 12, Friday

Honors & Awards Banquet

April 19, Friday

No classes; campus closed (Good Friday)

April 29-May 3, Monday-Friday

Final examweek

May 3, Friday

End of semester

May 5, Sunday

Baccalaureate/Commencement
Residence hall closes at 6 p.m.

May 7, Tuesday

Final semester grades due online 3 p.m.

Last edited: Monday, April 30, 2018

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