Academic Calendar

Summer 2019

May 6-June 28 — Summer DL Session I – 8-Week (Adult and Professional)
May 13-June 24 — Summer May Session – 6-Week
Monday, May 27 — Memorial Day, No Classes, Offices Closed
June 3-July 26 — Summer June Session – 8-Week (Undergraduate)
Friday, June 21 — Spring Incomplete Grades Due
July 1-August 23 — Summer DL Session II – 8-Week (Adult and Professional)
July 1-August 12 — Summer July Session – 6-Week
Thursday, July 4 — Independence Day, No Classes, Offices Closed

Fall 2019

Friday and Monday, Aug. 16 and 19 — Business Office Finalization 
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18 — New Student Orientation
Sunday, Aug. 18 — All College Church
Monday, Aug. 19 — Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 23 — Last Day for Restricted-Adviser Only-Add/Drop
Thursday, Aug. 29 — Opening Convocation 
Friday, Aug 30 — Last Day for Restricted-Adviser and Instructor-Add/Drop
Monday, Sept. 2 — Labor Day, No Classes, Offices Closed 
Friday, Sept. 13 — Summer Incomplete Grades Due 
Saturday, Oct. 5 — Homecoming 
Friday, Oct. 11 — Midterm Grades Due
Monday, Oct. 14 — Fall Break Day, No Classes 
Friday, Oct. 25 — Last Day for CR/NC 
Monday, Oct. 28 — Registration for Spring and Summer Semesters Begins 
Wednesday, Oct. 30 — Advising Day for the College of Leadership and Public Service
Friday, Nov. 15 — Last Day for Withdraw 
Friday, Nov. 22 — Thanksgiving Break Begins at 10 p.m. 
Monday-Friday, Nov. 25-29 — Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 27-29 — Thanksgiving, Offices Closed 
Monday, Dec. 2 — Classes Resume at 8 a.m. 
Monday, Dec. 2 — May, June & August Graduation Applications Due 
Monday-Friday, Dec. 2-6 — Evening Finals 
Monday, Dec.9 — Last Day of Classes before Day Final Exams
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 10-12 — Day Classes Finals 
Saturday, Dec.14 — Grades Due   
Dec. 23-27 – Christmas Holiday, Offices Closed
Jan. 1 – New Year Holiday, Offices Closed

Fall 2019 Finals Schedule

Tuesday, Dec. 10


8-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 8 a.m. 

10 a.m.-noon
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 10 a.m.

1-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 1 p.m.

3-5 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 2 p.m. 

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11


8-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday that begin at 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

10 a.m.-noon
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday that begin at 9:30 a.m. 

1-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday that begin at noon and 12:30 p.m.

3-5 p.m.
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday that begin at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, Dec. 12


8-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 9 a.m.

10 a.m.-noon
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 11 a.m.

1-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at noon. 

3-5 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 3 p.m.

 

Evening Finals – Monday-Friday, December 2-6
Online and Sioux Falls Campus– refer to the course syllabus

Spring 2020

Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 6 and 7 — Business Office Finalization
Monday, Jan. 6 — Classes Begin
Friday, Jan. 10 — Last Day for Restricted-Adviser Only-Add/Drop
Friday, Jan. 17 — Last Day for Restricted-Adviser and Instructor-Add/Drop 
Friday, Jan. 24 — Fall Incomplete Grades Due
Friday, Feb. 28 — Midterm Grades Due
Friday, March 6 — Spring Break Begins
Monday, March 16 — Classes Resume
Friday, March 20 — Last Day for CR/NC
Monday, March 23 — Registration for Fall Semesters Begins 
Wednesday, April 1 — December Graduation Applications 
Thursday, April 9 — Last Day for Withdraw
Friday, April 10 — Good Friday, No Classes, Offices Closed 
Monday, April 13 — Easter Monday, No Classes
Wednesday, April 15 — Capstone Day
Monday-Friday, April 20-24 — Evening Final Exams
Friday, April 24 — Honors Convocation
Monday, April 27 — Last Day of Classes before Day Final Exams
Tuesday, April 28 — Great Wesleyan Giveback, No Classes
Wednesday-Friday, April 29-May 1 — Day Final Exams 
Saturday, May 2 — Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 3 — Commencement 
Tuesday, May 5 — Grades Due

Spring 2020 Finals Schedule

Wednesday, April 29


8-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 9 a.m.

10 a.m.-noon
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 11 a.m. 

1-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 1 p.m.

3-5 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 2 p.m. 

 

Thursday, April 30


8-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. 

10 a.m.-noon
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

1-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday noon and 12:30 p.m.

3-5 p.m.
Classes scheduled Tuesday and/or Thursday 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

 

Friday, May 1


8-10 a.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 8 a.m.

10 a.m.-noon
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 10 a.m.

1-3 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at noon.

3-5 p.m.
Classes scheduled MWF, MTWR, MTWF, WF & MW that begin at 3 p.m.

 

Evening Finals – Monday-Friday, April 20-24
Online and Sioux Falls Campus – refer to the course syllabus

The calendar is subject to change due to forces beyond the university's control or as deemed necessary by the university in order to fulfill its educational objectives.

Courses that do not begin and end within the normal session time frame, status dates will be adjusted accordingly.

Students must attend their course by the third day or their registration will be cancelled, unless the instructor gives permission otherwise. For online courses, students must log in to the course by the end of third day. 

Please call the numbers below for assistance with the following:

  • Registration (enrolling in a class, drop/add, withdrawal) – 605-995-2642 or 995-2647.
  • Billing - 605-995-2693.
  • Financial Aid - 605-995-2656.