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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.

 

2021–2022

  • Fall 2021
    Fall 2021 Academic Calendar
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* August 16
    Last day to add First Half semester course August 18
    Convocation August 19
    Last day to add Full semester course August 23
    Fall Enrollment Count Day August 30
    Labor Day—University closed
    September 6
    Last day to drop First Half semester course September 17
    First Half semester courses end October 9
    Midterm break for Full semester courses begins October 10 (Sunday)
    Full semester courses resume October 13
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester due—Noon October 13
    Second Half semester classes begin October 13
    Last day to add Second Half semester course October 15
    Priority registration for Spring begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students - 10 a.m.
    October 18
    Priority registration for Spring for current Juniors
    October 19
    Priority registration for Spring for current Sophomores October 20
    Priority registration for Spring for current Freshman October 21
    Registration begins for new students October 22
    Last day to drop Full semester classes October 25
    Final Graduation Application deadline for December graduates October 29
    Registration for Summer term begins for all students November 8 (tentative)
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class November 15
    Thanksgiving Break for Full semester courses begins November 24
    Thanksgiving Break for Second Half semester courses begins November 24
    University offices closed for Thanksgiving November 25 - 26
    Full and Second Half semester courses resume November 29
    Full semester courses end December 3
    Full semester course final exams December 6 - 10
    Second Half semester courses end December 10
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—10 a.m. December 15
    December Degree Confer/graduation date** December 20
    Christmas Break—no class meetings; University closed December 24 - January 1
     
     
    *On August 3, 2021 (tentative), a Fall Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within fall semester.

    **All fall graduates invited to participate in the following May ceremony.
  • Spring 2022
    Spring 2022 Academic Calendar
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* January 10
    Last day to add First Half semester course January 12
    Martin Luther King's Birthday—no class meetings, University closed January 17
    Last day to add Full semester course January 18
    Spring Enrollment Count Day January 24
    Last day to drop First Half semester course February 11
    First Half semester courses end March 5
    Spring Break for Full semester courses begins March 6 (Sunday)
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester due — Noon March 9
    Full semester classes resume & Second Half semester classes begin March 14
    Last day to add Second Half semester course March 16
    Priority registration for Fall semester begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, CE Students—10 a.m. March 21
    Last day to drop Full semester classes March 21
    Priority registration for Fall  begins for current Juniors March 22
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Sophomores March 23
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Freshman March 24
    Registration for Fall begins for new students March 25
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 30
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class April 15
    Easter—no class meetings, University closed April 14-15
    Evening courses resume on Monday at 5:00 p.m. April 18
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) April 19
    May Commencement RSVP deadline April 25
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes from 1 to 5 p.m. April 29
    Full semester courses end April 29
    August/December Graduation Application priority deadline April 30
    Full semester course final exams May 2 - 6
    Graduating students' final grades due—4 p.m. May 3
    Commencement Rehearsal—5:15 p.m. May 5
    Second Half semester courses end May 6
    Baccalaureate—9 a.m. May 7
    May Commencement**—11 a.m. May 7
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—10 a.m. May 12


    *On January 4, 2022, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
    **Summer /August Graduates may participate in the May ceremony if they are enrolled and anticipated to complete all degree requirements by August 31.
     
  • Summer 2022
    Summer 2022 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course May 9
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 16
    May term courses end
    May 20
    Memorial Day—no class meetings, University closed May 30
    8 Week Summer term courses begin*
    June 6
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course**
    June 8
    May term grades due—10 a.m.
    June 3
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 20
    Independence Day—no class meetings, University closed July 4
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 8
    8 Week Summer term courses end July 30
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    July 31
    Summer term grades due
    August 5 – 10 a.m.
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to participate in May 2023 ceremony)
    August 31
     
     
    *NOTE: Some Summer term courses are on a flex term schedule and may meet during any span of time between May 9 and July 30.  Please take note of the start and end dates of the individual course.
    **NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 6.
    ***NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 6.