Some University Calendar dates may change; see Calendars and Deadlines on the Office of the Registrar website for the most up-to-date academic calendar.
2018 Fall Semester
|August 20||Opening of classes|
|September 3||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|November 18-25||Thanksgiving recess (consult Dentistry and Medicine collegiate offices for recess dates)|
|November 22-23||University holidays, offices closed|
|November 26||Classes resume|
|December 7||Close of classes|
|December 10-14||Final examination week|
|December 13-16||Commencement ceremonies*|
|December 24-25||University holidays, offices closed|
*Fall commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college; see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar website.
2018-19 Winter Session
|December 26||Opening of classes|
|January 1||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|January 11||Close of classes|
2019 Spring Semester
|January 14||Opening of classes|
|January 21||Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, all classes suspended, offices closed|
|March 17-24||Spring break|
|March 25||Classes resume|
|May 3||Close of classes|
|May 6-10||Final examination week|
|May 9-12||Commencement ceremonies**|
**Spring commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college; see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar website.
2019 Summer Sessions
The University of Iowa offers several summer sessions: one 12-week session, one 8-week session, two 6-week sessions, and one 4-week session. Each session is listed below in order by its starting date.
|May 14-June 6||Four-week session (final examination day: June 7)|
|May 14-June 20||Six-week session I (final examination day: June 21)|
|May 14-August 1||Twelve-week session (final examination day: August 2)|
|May 27||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|June 10-August 1||Eight-week session (final examination day: August 2)|
|June 24-August 1||Six-week session II (final examination day: August 2)|
|July 4||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
Office of the Registrar Calendars
The Office of the Registrar provides additional calendars that list detailed academic deadlines, final exam schedules, and University holidays. It also publishes a five-year academic calendar. See Calendars and Deadlines on the Office of the Registrar website.
Individual College Calendars
Some University of Iowa colleges have academic year schedules that vary from the one listed above. Contact the individual colleges or visit their websites; use the A-Z Search or the Directory Search on the University of Iowa home page.