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Academics :: Academic Calendar

Virginia Western defines the academic year as the effective catalog year. The catalog year runs Summer term to Spring term.

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018 | Summer 2018
2017-18 Calendar (PDF)

Fall 2017

  16 Week
(Full Session)
12-Week 1 8-Week 1 8-Week 2 4-Week 1 4-Week 2 4-Week 3 4-Week 4
First Day to Enroll Returning Students = April 17
Open Enrollment = June 21
Faculty In-Service - No Classes August 16 - August 18
First Day of Classes Aug 21 Sept 18 Aug 21 Oct 17 Aug 21 Sept 18 Oct 16 Nov 13
Last Day to Register/Add Class Aug 27 Sept 24 Aug 23 Oct 19 Aug 21 Sept 18 Oct 16 Nov 13
Labor Day Holiday - No Classes September 4
Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund Sept 7 Oct 1 Aug 29 Oct 26 Aug 25 Sept 22 Oct 20 Nov 20
Last Day to Withdraw w/out Grade Penalty Oct 26 Nov 6 Sept 23 Nov 18 Sept 5 Oct 3 Oct 31 Dec 4
Faculty Research Days - No Classes November 21 - November 22
Thanksgiving Holiday/No Classes November 23 - November 26
Last Day of Classes Dec 9 Dec 9 Oct 16 Dec 16 Sept 16 Oct 14 Nov 11 Dec 16
Final Exams Dec 11-16
(exam schedule)
Dec 11-16
(exam schedule)
Exam given last day class is scheduled to meet
Grades Due - 9:30 AM December 18
Faculty Research Days December 18 - December 20
Christmas Holiday & Winter Break December 21 - January 1

***Important Information
Fall 2017 registration will begin on April 17, 2017. Payment deadlines for early registration will begin June 1, 2017 and end on July 26, 2017. Beginning July 27, 2017 payment will be due at the time of registration. Additional information regarding tuition can be found here.

Spring 2018

  16 Week
(Full Session)
12-Week 8-Week 1 8-Week 2 4-Week 1 4-Week 2 4-Week 3 4-Week 4
First Day to Enroll Open Enrollment = November 6, 2017
Faculty In-Service - No Classes January 2 - January 5, 2017
First Day of Classes Jan 8 Feb 5 Jan 8 Mar 12 Jan 8 Feb 5 Mar 12 Apr 9
Last Day to Register/Add Class Jan 14 Feb 11 Jan 10 Mar 14 Jan 8 Feb 5 Mar 12 Apr 9
Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund Jan 25 Feb 19 Jan 16 Mar 20 Jan 12 Feb 9 Mar 16 Apr 13
Spring Break March 4 - March 11
Last Day to Withdraw w/out Grade Penalty Mar 22 Apr 2 Feb 9 Apr 13 Jan 23 Feb 20 Mar 27 Apr 24
Last Day of Classes Apr 28 Apr 28 Mar 3 May 5 Feb 3 Mar 3 Apr 7 May 5
Final Exams Apr 30 - May 5
(exam schedule)
Exam given last day class is scheduled to meet
Grades Due May 7
Faculty In-Service May 8 - May 15
Commencement Ceremony May 11, 2018

***Important Information
Spring 2018 registration will begin on November 6, 2017. Additional information regarding tuition can be found here.

Summer 2018

  10-Week
(Regular Session)
5-Week 1 5-Week 2
First Day to Enroll March 5
First Day of Classes May 21 May 21 June 27
Last Day to Register/Add Class May 27 May 22 July 1
Memorial Day Holiday May 28
Last Day to Drop and Receive a Refund May 31 May 29 July 2
BREAK - No Classes June 26
Last Day to Withdraw w/out Grade Penalty July 2 June 10 Jul 17
Independence Day Holiday July 4
Last Day of Classes Aug 1 Jun 25 Aug 1
Grades Due Aug 3 Aug 4

**Important Information
Summer 2018 registration will begin on March 5, 2018.