Academic Calendar

Summer 2021

May 3-June 25 – Summer DL Session I – 8-Week (Adult and professional)

May 17-June 25 – Summer May Session – 6-Week

Monday, May 31 – Memorial Day, No Classes, Offices Closed

June 1-July 26 – Summer June Session – 8-Week (Undergraduate)

Friday, June 19 – Spring Incomplete Grades Due

June 28-August 20 – Summer DL Session II – 8-Week (Adult and professional)

Monday, July 5 – Independence Day Observed, No Classes, Offices Closed

July 6-August 16 – Summer July Session – 6-Week

Fall 2021

Friday and Monday, Aug. 20 and 23 – Business Office Finalization

Friday-Sunday, Aug. 20-22 – New Student Orientation

Monday, Aug. 23 – Classes Begin at 8 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 26  Opening Convocation

Friday, Aug. 27 – Last Day for Restricted-Adviser Signature Only-Add/Drop

Friday, Sept. 3 – Last Day for Restricted-Adviser and Instructor-Add/Drop     

Monday, Sept. 6 – Labor Day, No Classes, Offices Closed

Friday, Sept. 10 – Summer Incomplete Grades Due

Saturday, Sept. 25 – Homecoming

Monday, Oct. 11 –  Fall Break Day, No Classes                        

Friday, Oct. 15 – Midterm Grades Due

Monday, Oct. 25 – Registration for Spring and Summer Semesters Begins

Friday, Oct. 29 – Last Day for CR/NC

Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Last Day for Withdraw 

Friday, Nov. 19 – Thanksgiving Break Begins at 10 p.m.

Monday-Friday, Nov. 22-26 – Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 24-26 – Thanksgiving, Offices Closed

Monday, Nov. 29 – Classes Resume at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 30 – May, June & August Graduation Applications Due

Monday-Friday, Dec. 6-10 – Evening Finals

Friday, Dec. 10 – Last Day of Classes before Day Final Exams

Monday-Wednesday, Dec. 13-15 – Day Classes Finals

Saturday, Dec. 18 – Grades Due

Dec. 24-31 – Christmas and New Year Holidays, Offices Closed

*Online and Sioux Falls Campus – refer to the course syllabus

Fall 2021 Finals Schedule

Monday, December 13

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.
 

Tuesday, December 14

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 or 12:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, December 15

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.

Spring 2022

Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 10 and 11 – Business Office Finalization

Monday, Jan. 10 – Classes Begin at 8 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 14 – Last Day for Restricted-Adviser Only-Add/Drop

Friday, Jan. 21 – Last Day for Restricted-Adviser and Instructor-Add/Drop

Friday, Jan. 28 – Fall Incomplete Grades Due

Friday, March 4 – Midterm Grades Due

Friday, March 4 – Spring Break Begins at 10 p.m.

Monday, March 14 – Classes Resume at 8 a.m.

Friday, March 19 – Last Day for CR/NC

Monday, March 21 – Registration for Fall Semesters Begins

Friday, April 1 – December Graduation Applications Due

Tuesday, April 12 – Last Day for Withdraw

Friday, April 15 – Good Friday, No Classes, Offices Closed

Monday, April 25 – Easter Monday, No Classes

Tuesday-Monday, April 26-May 2 – Evening Final Exams

Friday, April 29 – Honors Convocation

Monday, May 2 – Last Day of Classes before Day Final Exams

Tuesday, May 3 – Great Wesleyan Giveback, No Classes

Wednesday-Friday, May 4-6 – Day Final Exams

Saturday, May 7 – Baccalaureate

Sunday, May 8 – Commencement

Tuesday, May 10 – Grades Due

*Online and Sioux Falls Campus – refer to the course syllabus

Spring 2022 Finals Schedule

Wednesday, May 4

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, May 5

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 that begin at noon or 12:30 p.m.

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

Friday, May 6

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.

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.