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Academic Calendar

This is the academic schedule for both Illinois and Florida campuses. Please note that these dates may be subject to change. Abbreviations used: CAHS (College of Allied Health Sciences), CPS (College of Professional Studies).

Spring 2015 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 9 New Student Orientation
Jan. 12 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 16 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 3 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 16 President's Day holiday
Feb. 20 Last day to drop Session I CAHS courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
March 2-3 Spring I CAHS accelerated courses final exams
March 4 Spring II CAHS accelerated courses start
March 19-20 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
March 24 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
April 3 Last day to drop 15-week course (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 17 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 22-23 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 23 Commencement
April 24 End of Trimester


Summer 2015 Trimester

Date Event
May 8 New Student Orientation
May 11 Start of Summer Trimester
May 15 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 25 Memorial Day holiday
June 19 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 29-30 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
July 1 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 21 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 31 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 4 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Aug. 14 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 19-20 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 20 Commencement
Aug. 21 End of Trimester


Fall 2015 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 4 New Student Orientation
Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 8 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 10-11 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Sept. 11 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Oct. 2 Last day to drop CPS 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 26-27 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 28 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 17 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 25 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 11 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 16-17 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 17 Commencement
Dec. 18 End of trimester

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2016 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 8 New Student Orientation
Jan. 11 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 15 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 2 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 15 President's Day holiday
Feb. 29 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 29, March 1 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
March 2 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 21 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
April 1 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 15 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 20-21 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 22 Commencement
April 22 End of Trimester


Summer 2016 Trimester

Date Event
May 6 New Student Orientation
May 9 Start of Summer Trimester
May 13 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 30 Memorial Day holiday
June 17 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 27-28 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 29 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 18 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 29 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 2 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Aug. 12 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 17-18 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 19 Commencement
Aug. 19 End of Trimester


Fall 2016 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 2 New Student Orientation
Sept. 5 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 6 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 9 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 15-16 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Oct. 14 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 24-25 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 26 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 15 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 24-27 Thanksgiving holiday
Nov. 25 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 9 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 14-15 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 16 Commencement
Dec. 16 End of Trimester

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2017 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 6 New Student Orientation
Jan. 9 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 13 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 7 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 17 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 20 President's Day holiday
Feb. 27-28 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
March 1 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 16-17 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
March 20 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
March 31 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 14 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 19-20 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 21 Commencement
April 21 End of Trimester


Summer 2017 Trimester

Date Event
May 5 New Student Orientation
May 8 Start of Summer Trimester
May 12 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 29 Memorial Day holiday
June 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 26-27 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 28 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 18 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 28 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 1 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Aug. 11 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 16-17 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 18 Commencement
Aug. 18 End of Trimester


Fall 2017 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 1 New Student Orientation
Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 5 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 8 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 14-15 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Oct. 13 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 23-24 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 25 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 10 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 14 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 24 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 24-26 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 8 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 13-14 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 15 Commencement
Dec. 15 End of Trimester

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2018 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 5 New Student Orientation
Jan. 8 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 12 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 6 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 19 President's Day holiday
Feb. 26-27 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
Feb. 28 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 15-16 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
March 20 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
March 30 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 13 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 18-19 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 20 Commencement
April 20 End of Trimester


Summer 2018 Trimester

Date Event
May 4 New Student Orientation
May 7 Start of Summer Trimester
May 11 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 28 Memorial Day holiday
June 15 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 25-26 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 27 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 17 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 27 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 7 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Aug. 10 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 15-16 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 17 Commencement
Aug. 17 End of Trimester


Fall 2018 Trimester

Date Event
Aug. 31 New Student Orientation
Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 4 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 6-7 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Sept. 7 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 14-15 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Oct. 12 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 22-23 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 24 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 10 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 13 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 21 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 7 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 12-13 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 14 Commencement
Dec. 14 End of Trimester

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.