Some University Calendar dates may change; see Calendars & Deadlines on the Office of the Registrar website for the most up-to-date academic calendar.
2016 Fall Semester
|August 22||Opening of classes|
|September 5||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|November 20-27||Thanksgiving recess|
|November 24-25||University holidays, offices closed|
|November 28||Classes resume|
|December 9||Close of classes|
|December 12-16||Final examination week|
|December 26-27||University holidays, offices closed|
Fall commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college; see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar website.
2016-17 Winter Session
|December 28||Opening of classes|
|January 2||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|January 13||Close of classes|
2017 Spring Semester
|January 16||Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation, all classes suspended, offices closed|
|January 17||Opening of classes|
|March 12-19||Spring break|
|March 20||Classes resume|
|May 5||Close of classes|
|May 8-12||Final examination week|
Spring commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college; see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar website.
2017 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 8||Four-week session (final examination day: June 9)|
|May 15-June 22||Six-week session I (final examination day: June 23)|
|May 15-August 3||Twelve-week session (final examination day: August 4)|
|May 29||University holiday, no classes, offices closed|
|June 12-August 3||Eight-week session (final examination day: August 4)|
|June 26-August 3||Six-week session II (final examination day: August 4)|
|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 (PDF file available). 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 on the University of Iowa home page.