Academic Calendar

Summer 2018

April 30-June 22 – Summer DL Session I – 8-Week (Adult & Professional)
May 7-June 18 – Summer May Session – 6-Week
Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day, No Classes, Offices Closed
Monday, June 4-July 27 – Summer June Session – 8-Week (Undergraduate)
Friday, June 22 – Spring Incomplete Grades Due
June 25-August 17 – Summer DL Session II – 8-Week (Adult & Professional)
June 25-August 6 – Summer July Session – 6-Week
Wednesday, July 4 – No classes, offices closed

Fall 2018

Friday and Monday, Aug. 17 and 20 – Business Office Finalization
Friday-Sunday, Aug. 17-19 – New Student Orientation
Sunday, Aug. 19 – All College Church
Monday, Aug. 20 – Digital DWU Orientation – All Students Required to Attend
Tuesday, Aug. 21 – Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 23 – Opening Convocation
Monday, Aug. 27 – Last Day for Unrestricted Add/Drop
Monday, Sept. 3 – Labor Day, No Classes, Offices Closed
Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Last Day for Restricted Add/Drop
Friday, Sept. 7 – Summer Incomplete Grades Due
Monday, Oct. 8 – Fall Break Day, No Classes
Friday, Oct. 12 – Midterm Grades Due
Saturday, Oct. 13 – Homecoming
Friday, Oct. 26 – Last Day for CR/NC
Monday, Oct. 29 – Registration for Spring and Summer Semesters Begins
Friday, Nov. 16 – Last Day for Withdraw
Friday, Nov. 16 – Thanksgiving Break Begins at 10 p.m.
Monday-Friday, Nov. 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break
Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 21-23 – Thanksgiving, Offices Closed
Monday, Nov. 26 – Classes Resume at 8 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 30 – May, June & August Graduation Applications Due
Monday-Friday, Dec. 3-7 – Evening Finals
Monday, Dec.10 – Last Day of Classes before Day Final Exams
Tuesday-Thursday, Dec. 11-13 – Day Classes Finals
Saturday, Dec.15 – Grades Due
December 24-January 1 – Christmas and New Year Holidays, Offices Closed

Finals Schedule Fall 2018-19

Tuesday, December 11

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, December 12

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, December 13

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 3-7

Online and Sioux Falls Campus – refer to your course syllabus

Spring 2019

Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 7 and 8 – Business Office Finalization
Monday, Jan. 7 – Classes Begin at 8 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 11 – Last Day for Unrestricted Add/Drop
Friday, Jan. 18 – Last Day for Restricted Add/Drop
Friday, Jan. 25 – Fall Incomplete Grades Due
Friday, March 1 – Midterm Grades Due
Friday, March 1 – Spring Break Begins at 10 p.m.
Monday, March 11– Classes Resume at 8 a.m.
Monday, March 18 – Registration for Fall Semesters Begins
Friday, March 22 – Last Day for CR/NC
Monday, April 1 – December Graduation Applications Due
Wednesday, April 10 – Capstone Day
Friday, April 12 – Last Day for Withdraw
Friday, April 19 – Good Friday, No Classes, Offices Closed
Monday, April 22 – Easter Monday, No Classes
Monday-Friday, April 22-26 – Evening Final Exams
Friday, April 26 – Honors Convocation
Monday, April 29 – Last Day of Classes before Day Final Exams
Tuesday, April 30 – Great Wesleyan Giveback (service day), No Classes
Wednesday-Friday, May 1-3 – Day Final Exams
Saturday, May 4 – Baccalaureate
Sunday, May 5 – Commencement
Tuesday, May 7 – Grades Due

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.