Finlandia University Academic Calendar

2019-20 Academic Calendar

First Semester – Fall 2019

August 22, Thursday

Residence hall opens for incoming students
New Student Check-In Day

August 23, Friday

Residence Hall opens for returning students

August 23 – 24, Friday – Saturday

New Student Orientation

August 26, Monday

Classes begin

August 30, Friday

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

September 2, Monday

No classes (Labor Day)

September 26, Thursday

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

October 15, Tuesday

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

October 16, Wednesday

Second half semester classes begin

October 18, Friday

Drop/add period ends (second half semester classes) at 4:00 pm

October 31, Thursday

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

November 25 – 29 Monday-Friday

Thanksgiving Break

December 2, Monday

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

December 9 – 13, Monday – Friday

Final Exam Week
End of semester, Friday, December 13

December 15, Sunday

Residence hall closes at noon

December 17, Tuesday

Final Semester Grades due online 3:00 pm

Second Semester – Spring 2020

January 11, Saturday

Residence hall opens for incoming students

January 12, Sunday

Residence hall opens for returning students

January 13, Monday

Classes begin

January 17, Friday

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

January 20, Monday

MLK Day of Service – No regular classes

February 13, Thursday

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

February 28, Friday

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

March 3, Tuesday

Mid-semester grades due online 3:00 pm
First half semester final grades due online 3:00 pm

March 8, Sunday

Residence hall opens at 9:00 am

March 9, Monday

Classes resume

March 11, Wednesday

Second half semester classes begin

March 13, Friday

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

March 26, Thursday

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

April 10, Friday

No classes; campus closed (Good Friday)

April 13, Monday

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

April 17, Friday

Honors Banquet

April 27 – May 1, Monday – Friday

Final Exam Week
End of semester, Friday, May 1

May 3, Sunday

Baccalaureate/Commencement Residence hall closes at 6:00 pm

May 5, Tuesday

Final Semester Grades due online 3:00 pm


Last edited: Friday, July 3, 2019

2018-19 Academic Calendar

First Semester – Fall 2018

August 23, THURSDAY

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 17, sATURDAY

Residence hall closes at noon

November 19-23 Monday-Friday

Thanksgiving Break

november 25, Sunday

Residence hall opens at 9:00 a.m.

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 11, friday

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: Friday, July 13, 2018

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