Some University Calendar dates may change; see Calendars & Deadlines on the Office of the Registrar website for the most up-to-date academic calendar.
2017 Fall Semester
|August 21||Opening of classes|
|September 4||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|November 19-26||Thanksgiving recess|
|November 23-24||University holidays, offices closed|
|November 27||Classes resume|
|December 8||Close of classes|
|December 11-15||Final examination week|
|December 25-26||University holidays, offices closed|
Fall commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college; see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar website.
2017-18 Winter Session
|December 27||Opening of classes|
|January 1||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|January 12||Close of classes|
2018 Spring Semester
|January 15||Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, all classes suspended, offices closed|
|January 16||Opening of classes|
|March 11-18||Spring break|
|March 19||Classes resume|
|May 4||Close of classes|
|May 7-11||Final examination week|
Spring commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college; see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar website.
2018 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 15-June 7||Four-week session (final examination day: June 8)|
|May 15-June 21||Six-week session I (final examination day: June 22)|
|May 15-August 2||Twelve-week session (final examination day: August 3)|
|May 28||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|June 11-August 2||Eight-week session (final examination day: August 3)|
|June 25-August 2||Six-week session II (final examination day: August 3)|
|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 & 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.