Mar 28, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Academic Calendar


Other dates and deadlines may apply for 14-week and dynamically dated (non-standard) courses. Please refer to MyNIU for course-specific dates.

2023 FALL UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FULL SEMESTER

FIRST HALF-SEMESTER

SECOND HALF-SEMESTER

  Aug. 28 - Dec. 16 Aug. 28 - Oct. 22 Oct. 23- Dec. 16
Classes begin Aug. 28, Monday Aug. 28, Monday Oct. 23, Monday
Last day to add or drop course(s) via self-service in MyNIU Sep. 3, Sunday Sep. 3, Sunday Oct. 29, Sunday
Last day to apply for Fall graduation via self-service in MyNIU Sep. 1, Friday Sept. 1, Friday Sep. 1, Friday
Last day to add a course with approval from the offering department Sep. 10, Sunday Sep. 10, Sunday Nov. 5, Sunday
Last day to drop a course through advisor Sep. 10, Sunday Sep. 3, Sunday Oct. 29, Sunday
Labor Day (university closed) Sep. 4, Monday Sep. 4, Monday N/A
Last day to make up a grade of Incomplete from the Spring 2023 semester Sep. 12, Tuesday Sep. 12, Tuesday Sep. 12, Tuesday
Last day to change a course from credit to audit or from audit to credit Sep. 15, Friday Sep. 15, Friday Nov. 10, Friday
Last day to request a course withdrawal or semester withdrawal through advisor Nov. 3, Friday Sep. 29, Friday Nov. 27, Monday
General Election Day (university closed) N/A N/A N/A
Thanksgiving break Nov. 22, Wednesday - Nov. 26, Sunday N/A Nov. 22, Wednesday - Nov. 26, Sunday
Classes resume after Thanksgiving break Nov. 27, Monday N/A Nov. 27, Monday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the fall semester Nov. 27, Monday Nov. 27, Monday Nov. 27, Monday
Classes end Dec. 9, Saturday Oct. 22, Sunday Dec. 9, Saturday
Final Examinations Dec 11, Monday - Dec. 16, Saturday As set by instructor Dec 11, Monday - Dec. 16, Saturday
Last day to make up a grade of Incomplete from the Summer 2023 session Dec. 13, Wednesday Dec. 13, Wednesday Dec. 13, Wednesday
Undergraduate fall commencement Dec. 17, Sunday Dec. 17, Sunday Dec. 17, Sunday

2024 SPRING UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FULL SEMESTER

FIRST HALF-SEMESTER

SECOND HALF-SEMESTER

  Jan 16 - May 10 Jan. 16 - March 9 March 18 - May 10
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (university closed) Jan. 15, Monday Jan. 15, Monday Jan. 15, Monday
Classes begin Jan. 16, Tuesday Jan. 16, Tuesday March 18, Monday
Last day to add or drop course(s) via self-service in MyNIU Jan. 21, Sunday Jan. 21, Sunday March 24, Sunday
Last day to add a course with approval from the offering department Jan. 28, Sunday Jan. 28, Sunday March 31, Sunday
Last day to drop a course through advisor Jan. 28, Sunday Jan. 21, Sunday March 24, Sunday
Last day to change a course from credit to audit or from audit to credit Jan. 30, Tuesday Jan. 30, Tuesday Apr. 1, Monday
Last day to apply for Spring graduation via self-service in MyNIU Feb. 1, Thursday Feb. 1, Thursday Feb. 1, Thursday
Spring Recess Mar. 10, Sunday - Mar. 17, Sunday N/A N/A
Classes resume after Spring Recess Mar. 18, Monday N/A Mar. 18, Monday
Last day to request a course withdrawal or semester withdrawal through advisor Mar. 29, Friday Feb. 16, Friday Apr. 19, Friday
Last day to make up a grade of Incomplete from the Fall 2023 semester Apr. 10, Wednesday Apr. 10, Wednesday Apr. 10, Wednesday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the spring semester Apr. 22, Monday Apr. 22, Monday Apr. 22, Monday
Classes end May 2, Thursday Mar. 9, Saturday May 2, Thursday
Reading Day May 3, Friday N/A May 3, Friday
Final Examinations May 4 (Sat.), May 6-10 (Mon-Fri.) As set by instructor May 4 (Sat.), May 6-10 (Mon-Fri.)
Undergraduate spring commencement May 11, Saturday May 11, Saturday May 11, Saturday

2024 SUMMER UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FULL SESSION

FIRST HALF-SESSION

SECOND HALF-SESSION

  June 17- Aug. 11 June 17- July 14 July 15- Aug. 11
Last day to apply for Summer graduation via self-service in MyNIU June 15, Saturday June 15, Saturday June 15, Saturday
Classes begin June 17, Monday June 17, Monday July 15, Monday
Juneteenth (university closed) June 19, Wednesday June 19, Wednesday N/A
Last day to add or drop course(s) via self-service in MyNIU June 23, Sunday June 19, Wednesday July 17, Wednesday
Last day to change a course from credit to audit or from audit to credit June 24, Monday June 20, Thursday July 18, Thursday
Last day to add a course with approval from the offering department June 28, Friday June 21, Friday July 19, Friday
Last day to drop a course through advisor June 23, Sunday June 21, Friday July 19, Friday
Independence Day observed (university closed) July 4, Thursday July 4, Thursday N/A
Last day to request a course withdrawal or session withdrawal through advisor July 19, Friday June 28, Friday July 26, Friday
Last day to change or declare a major to be effective for the summer session July 22, Monday July 22, Monday July 22, Monday
Classes end Aug. 11, Sunday July 14, Sunday Aug. 11, Sunday