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Keep track of important dates - semester start and end dates, exams, school breaks and graduation - for the current and upcoming academic years.
ODU operates on a semester system composed of two terms, Fall and Spring. We also offer an optional Summer term and a two-week May term. Questions? Contact the Office of the Registrar at (614) 251-4650 or registrar@ohiodominican.edu.

2014 - 2015 Academic Calendar

  • Summer 2015
    May Term - 2 Weeks
    May Term begins; last day to add May Term course May 18
    Memorial Day - University closed  May 25 
    Last day to drop May Term course May 26
    May Term courses end  May 30 
    May Term final grades due - 12 noon June 12
       
    Summer Weekend Classes
    Last day to add Weekend course  June 5
    Last day to drop Weekend course  June 27 
    Summer Weekend class dates  June 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27
    July 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25
    July 31 & August 1
    Independence Day - University closed July 3 & 4 
       
    Summer Term - 8 Weeks
    Summer Term begins June 8
    Last day to add Summer Term course June 10
    Independence Day - University closed July 3 & 4 
    Last day to drop Summer Term course July 10
    Summer Term courses end  July 31 
    Summer Term final grades due - 12 noon  August 6 
       
    Graduation Dates - All Students
    Graduation application final deadline for Summer graduates August 1
    Summer graduation (No ceremony; Graduates invited to Fall ceremony) August 31

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2015
    *On August 5, 2015, a Fall Late Registration Fee of $105 begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within fall semester.

    Adult & Continuing Education Program
    Term A courses begin*  August 10 
    Last day to add Term A course  August 11 
    Last day to drop Term A course   September 2 
    Labor Day - University closed  September 7 
    Term A courses end  September 18 
    Term B course begin    September 21 
    Last day to add Term B course   September 22 
    Term A final grades due - 3 p.m. September 25 
    Last day to drop Term B course October 14 
    Term B courses end   October 30 
    Term C courses begin November 2 
    Last day to add Term C course   November 3 
    Term B final grades due - 3 p.m.  November 6 
    Last day to drop Term C course  November 25 
    Thanksgiving Break - University closed  November 26 - 27 
    Term B courses end  December 11 
    Term C final grades due - 3 p.m.   December 16 
    Christmas Break - University closed  December 24 - January 1
       
    Fall Weekend Classes
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* August 14 & 15
    Weekend A courses end  October 2 & 3 
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses  October 9 & 10 
    Weekend A midterm grades due - 12 Noon   October 14
    Weekend B courses end  December 4 & 5 
    Weekend B final grades due - 3 p.m. December 16 
    Christmas Break - University closed   December 24 - January 1 
       
    Traditional Undergraduate & Graduate Programs
    Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* August 17
    Last day to add First Half semester course August 19
    Last day to add Full semester course August 24
    Labor Day - University closed  September 7 
    Last day to drop First Half semester course September 18
    First Half semester courses end  October 10 
    Midterm break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday October 11 -13
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half courses due - 12 Noon  October 14
    Full semester courses resume October 14
    Second Half semester classes begin October 14
    Last day to add Second Half semester course October 16
    Priority registration for Spring/Summer begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students   
    October 19
    Priority registration for Spring/Summer for current Juniors
    October 23
    Last day to drop Full semester classes October 26
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Sophomores   
    October 28
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Freshman
    November 2
    Registration for Spring/Summer begins for new students November 9 
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class      November 17
    Thanksgiving Break - University closed November 25 - 27
    Full and Second Half semester courses resume November 30
    Full semester courses end  December 4 
    Full semester course final exams December 7 - 11
    Graduating students' final grades due - 2 p.m. December 9
    Second Half semester courses end December 11 
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due - 3 p.m. December 16
    Christmas Break - University closed    December 24 - January 1 
       
    Graduation Dates - All Students
    Graduation application final deadline for Fall graduates October 31 
    Fall commencement RSVP deadline  November 30 
    Spring graduation application priority deadline December 4 
    Commencement rehearsal - 5:15 p.m.  December 10 
    Baccalaureate - 9 a.m.  December 12 
    Fall Commencement - 11 a.m.  December 12 
  • Spring 2016
    *On January 6, 2016, a Spring Late Registration Fee of $105 begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within fall semester.

    Adult & Continuing Education Program              
    Term A courses begin*  January 4 
    Last day to add Term A courses  January 5 
    Martin Luther King's Birthday - University closed  January 18 
    Last day to drop Term A course January 27 
    Term A courses end  February 12 
    Term B courses begin  February 15 
    Last day to drop Term B course  February 16 
    Term A final grades due - 3 p.m.  February 19 
    Last day to drop Term B course March 9 
    Term B courses end  March 23 
    Easter Break - University closed March 24 - 25 
    Term C courses begin  March 28 
    Last day to add Term C course March 29 
    Term B final grades due - 3 p.m.  April 1 
    Last day to drop Term C course  April 20 
    Term C courses end  May 6 
    Term C final grades due - 3 p.m.  Mat 12 

     Spring Weekend Classes
    Weekend A classes begin; last day to add Weekend A course  January 8 & 9
    Martin Luther King's Birthday - University closed  January 18 
    Weekend A courses end February 26 & 27
    Weekend B classes begin; last day to add Weekend B course  March 4 & 5
    Weekend A final grades due - 12 noon  March 9 
    Weekend B courses resume (Friday evening)  March 11 
    Easter Break - University closed  March 24 - 25  
    Weekend B courses end  April 29 & 30 
    Weekend B final grades due - 3 p.m.  May 12 
       
     Traditional Undergraduate & Programs
    Full semester and First Half semester courses begin*  January 11 
    Last day to add First Half semester course January 13 
    Martin Luther King's Birthday - University closed   January 18 
    Last day to add Full semester course January 19 
    Last day to drop First Half semester course February 12 
    First Half semester courses end  March 5 
    Spring Break March 6 - 11 
    Midterm grades for Full semester & final grades for First Half semester due - 12 noon March 9
    Full semester & Second Half courses resume  March 14
    Last day to add Second Half semester courses March 16
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students March 21
    Last day to drop Full semester courses March 23
    Easter Break - University closed  March 24 - 25
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Juniors   
    March 28
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday)
    March 29
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Sophomores April 1
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Freshmen April 6
    Registration for Fall begins for new students  April 13 
    Last day to drop Second Half semester classes April 15
    ODU Day: no afternoon classes from 1 - 5:30 pm April 29
    Full semester courses end April 29
    Full semester courses final exams  May 2 - 6
    Graduating students' final grades due - 4 p.m. May 3
    Second Half semester courses end  May 6 
    Full & Second Half semester final grades due - 3 p.m. May 12
       
     Graduation Dates - All Students
    Graduation application final deadline for Spring graduates March 31
    Spring Commencement RSVP deadline  April 25 
    Summer and Fall graduation application priority deadline April 29 
    Commencement rehearsal - 5:15 p.m. May 5 
    Baccalaureate - 9 a.m. May 7
    Spring Commencement - 11 a.m. May 7
  • Summer 2016
    May Term - 2 Weeks
    May Term begins; last day to add May Term course May 16
    Last day to drop May Term course May 23
    May Term courses end   May 27 
    Memorial Day - University closed  May 30 
    May Term final grades due - 12 noon June 10
       
    Adult & Continuing Education Program
    Term A courses begin May 16
    Last day to add Term A course  May 17 
    Memorial Day - University closed   May 30 
    Last day to drop Term A course  June 8 
    Term A courses end  June 24 
    Term B courses begin  June 27 
    Last day to add Term A course  June 28 
    Term A final grades due - 3 p.m.  July 1 
    Independence Day - University closed  July 4 
    Last day to drop Term B course  July 20 
    Term B courses end  August 5 
    Term B final grades due - 12 noon   August 11 
       
    Summer Weekend Classes
    Last day to add Weekend course  June 3
    Last day to drop Weekend course  June 25 
    Summer Weekend class dates  June 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, 24 & 25
    July, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, 22 & 23, 29 & 30
    Independence Day - University closed July 4 
       
    Summer Term - 8 Weeks
    Summer Term begins June 6
    Last day to add Summer Term course June 8
    Independence Day - University closed July 4 
    Last day to drop Summer Term course July 8
    Summer Term courses end  July 30 
    Summer Term final grades due - 12 noon August 11 
       
    Graduation Dates - All Students
    Graduation application final deadline for Summer graduates August 11
    Summer graduation (No ceremony; Graduates invited to Fall ceremony) August 31

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2016
    Fall Semester   2016 
    Weekend A classes begin August 19 & 20
    Weekday and evening classes begin August 22
    Last day to add first half semester classes      August 24
    Last day to add weekday and evening classes August 29
    Labor Day - University closed September 5
    Count Day September 6
    Last day to drop first half semester classes September 23
    Weekend A final exams October 7 & 8
    Weekend B classes begin October 14 & 15
    Midterm break begins on Sunday October 16
    Midterm grades & final grades for first half & Weekend A due - 12 Noon  October 19
    Classes resume October 19
    Second half semester classes begin October 19
    Last day to add second half semester classes October 21
    Priority registration for Spring/Summer 2017 for Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students    
    October 24
    Priority registration for Spring/Summer 2017 for Juniors
    October 28
    Last day to drop full semester classes  October 31
    Fall graduation application final deadline
    October 31
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer 2017 for Sophomores      November 2
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer 2017 for Freshman
    November 7
    Last day to drop second half semester class      November 22
    Thanksgiving break begins November 23
    Classes resume November 28
    Spring graduation application priority deadline December 9
    Weekday and evening classes end December 9
    Weekend B final exams December 9 & 10
    Weekday and evening final exams December 12 - 16
    Graduating students' final grades due - 2 p.m. December 14
    Baccalaureate - 9 a.m. December 17
    Fall Commencement - 11 a.m. December 17
    Final Grades due - 3 p.m. December 20
  • Spring 2017
    Spring Semester   2017  
    Weekend A classes begin January 13 & 14
    Martin Luther King's Birthday - University closed January 16 
    Weekday and evening classes begin January 17
    Last day to add first half semester classes January 18
    Last day to add weekday and evening classes January 23
    Count Day January 30
    Last day to drop first half semester classes February 17
    Weekend A final exams March 3 & 4
    Weekend B classes begin March 10 & 11
    Spring Break begins on Sunday March 12
    Midterm grades & final grades for first half & Weekend A due - 12 noon March 15
    Classes resume with 5:30 p.m. classes on Friday March 17
    Second half semester classes begin March 20
    Last day to add second half semester classes March 22
    Priority registration for Fall 2017 begins for Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students 
    March 27
    Last day to drop full semester classes March 31
    Priority registration for Fall 2017 for Juniors     
    March 31
    Spring graduation application final deadline March 31
    Priority registration for Fall 2017 for Sophomores
    April 5
    Priority registration for Fall 2017 for Freshmen
    April 10 
    Easter Weekend - University closed April 13 - 16
    Evening classes resume (Monday) April 17
    Weekday classes resume (Tuesday) April 18
    Last day to drop second half semester classes April 24
    ODU Day, 1 - 5:30 p.m.: no afternoon classes  May 5
    Summer/Fall graduation application early deadline May 5
    Weekday and evening classes end May 5 
    Weekend B final exams May 5 & 6
    Weekday and evening final exams  May 8 - 12
    Graduating students' final grades due - 4 p.m. May 9
    Baccalaureate - 9 a.m. May 13
    Spring Commencement - 11 a.m. May 13
    Final Grades due - 3 p.m. May 18
  • Summer 2017
    Summer Terms   2017  
    May Term May 15 - 26
    Last day to register and add courses May 15
    Last day to drop course May 22
    Memorial Day - University closed May 29
    May term final grades due  June 9
       
    Summer Term June 5 - July 29
    Last day to register and add courses June 7
    Independence Day - University closed, no classes  July 4 
    Last day to drop courses July 7
    Summer Weekend Classes

    June 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24

    June 30 & July 1

    July 7 & 8, 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 28 & 29

    Last day to register and add courses June 9
    Last day to drop courses July 13
       
    Summer graduation application final deadline August 1
    Summer Term final grades due  August 4 
    Summer graduation
    (No ceremony; Graduates invited to Fall Commencement)
    August 31