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Academic calendars

2015-2016 academic calendar

Semester dates (PDF)
Includes semester start, stop and break dates including summer session dates.

Holiday and faculty dates (PDF)
Includes commencement, faculty duty, inservice, professional development and observed holidays.

2014-2015 academic calendar

Semester dates (PDF)

Includes semester start, stop and break dates including summer session dates.

Holiday and faculty dates (PDF)
Includes commencement, faculty duty, inservice, professional development and observed holidays.


Semester start dates for all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities


Academic year Semester Start Date Financial Commitment Date (initial payment due date) Last Date of Withdrawal
2015-2016 Fall August 24, 2015 August 3, 2015 80% of course length
Spring January 11, 2016 December 17, 2015
2016-2017 Fall August 22, 2016 August 1, 2016 80% of course length
Spring January 9, 2017 December 15, 2016
2017-2018 Fall August 21, 2017 July 31, 2017

80% of course length

Spring January 8, 2018 December 14, 2017
2018-2019 Fall August 27, 2018 Monday, August 6, 2018

80% of course length

Spring January 14, 2019 Thursday, December 20, 2018
2019-2020 Fall August 26, 2019 Monday, August 5, 2019

80% of course length

Spring January 13, 2020 Thursday, December 19, 2019
2020-2021 Fall August 24, 2020 Monday, August 3, 2020

80% of course length

Spring January 11, 2021 Thursday, December 17, 2020
2021-2022 Fall August 23, 2021 Monday, August 2, 2021

80% of course length

Spring January 10, 2022 Thursday, December 16, 2021
2022-2023 Fall August 22, 2022 Monday, August 1, 2022

80% of course length

Spring January 9, 2023 Thursday, December 15, 2022

Pursuant to system procedure 5.12.3 Common Framework of Key Payment Related Dates, the financial commitment date is fifteen (15) business days prior to the start of the term.

For more information contact:
Shelly Heller
(651) 201-1675
shelly.heller@so.mnscu.edu