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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.

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2015
    Fall 2015 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin*  August 10 
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course  August 11 
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* August 14 & 15
    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
    Fall Enrollment Count Day August 31
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course   September 2 
    Labor Day - University closed  September 7 
    Last day to drop First Half semester course September 18
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end  September 18 
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin    September 21 
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course   September 22 
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due - 3 p.m. September 25 
    Weekend A courses end  October 2 & 3 
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses  October 9 & 10 
    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 semester & Weekend A courses due - Noon  October 14
    Full semester courses resume October 14
    Second Half semester classes begin October 14
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course 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
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end   October 30 
    Final Graduation Application deadline for December graduates October 31 
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Freshman
    November 2
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin November 2 
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course   November 3 
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due - 3 p.m.  November 6 
    Registration for Spring/Summer begins for new students November 9 
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class      November 17
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course  November 25 
    Thanksgiving Break for Full and Second Half semester courses begins November 25
    Thanksgiving Break - University closed  November 26 - 27 
    Full and Second Half semester courses resume November 30
    December commencement RSVP deadline  November 30 
    May graduation application priority deadline December 4 
    Full semester courses end  December 4 
    Weekend B courses end  December 4 & 5 
    Full semester course final exams December 7 - 11
    Graduating students' final grades due - 2 p.m. December 9
    December Commencement rehearsal - 5:15 p.m.  December 10 
    Second Half semester courses end December 11 
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end  December 11 
    Baccalaureate - 9 a.m.  December 12 
    December Commencement - 11 a.m.  December 12 
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due - 3 p.m. December 16
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due - 3 p.m.   December 16 
    Weekend B final grades due - 3 p.m. December 16 
    Christmas Break - University closed  December 24 - January 1

    *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.
  • Spring 2016
    Spring 2016 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* January 4
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 5
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* January 8 & 9
    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 - no class meetings, University closed January 18
    Last day to add Full semester course January 19
    Spring Enrollment Count Day January 25
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 27
    Last day to drop First Half semester course February 12
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end February 12
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin February 15
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course February 16
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due - 3 p.m. February 19
    Weekend A courses end February 26 & 27
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses March 4 & 5
    First Half semester courses end March 5
    Spring break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday March 6
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due - Noon March 9
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course March 9
    Weekend B courses resume Friday evening - 5:30 p.m. March 11
    Full semester courses resume March 14
    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 - 10:00 a.m.
    March  21
    Last day to drop Full semester classes March 23
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end March 23
    Easter Break begins March 24
    Easter - no class meetings, University closed March 24-25
    Evening courses resume on Monday at 5:00 p.m. March 28
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Juniors
    March 28
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin March 28
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) March 29
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course March 29
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 31
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Sophomores
    April 1
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due -3 p.m. April 1
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Freshman
    April 6
    Registration for Fall begins for new students April 13
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class April 15
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 20
    May Commencement RSVP deadline April 25
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. April 29
    August/December Graduation Application priority deadline April 29
    Full semester courses end April 29
    Weekend B courses end; final examinations April 29 & 30
    Full semester course final exams May 2 - 7
    Graduating students' final grades due - 4 p.m. May 3
    Second Half semester courses end May 6
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C 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 -3 p.m. May 12
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due - 3 p.m. May 12
    Weekend B final grades due - 3 p.m. May 12


    *On January 5, 2016, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
  • Summer 2016
    Summer 2016 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course May 16
    Adult & Continuing Education term A courses begin May 16
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term A course May 17
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 23
    May term courses end
    May 27
    Memorial Day - no class meetings, University closed May 30
    Weekend courses begin*
    June 3 & 4
    Last day to add Weekend course
    June 3
    8 Week Summer term courses begin**
    June 6
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course***
    June 8
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term A course
    June 8
    May term grades due - Noon
    June 10
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 20
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end June 24
    Last Day to drop Weekend course June 25
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses begin
    June 27
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    June 28
    Adult & Continuing Education term A final grades due - 3:00 p.m.
    July 1
    Independence Day – no class meetings, University closed
    July 4
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course
    July 8
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    July 20
    Weekend courses end
    July 29 & 30
    8 Week Summer term courses end July 30
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    August 1
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses end
    August 5
    Summer term, Weekend and Adult & Continuing Education term B grade due - Noon
    August 11
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to December ceremony)
    August 31
     
     
    *NOTE: No weekend course meetings July 1 & 2
    **NOTE: Some Summer term courses are on a flex term schedule and may meet during any span of time between May 16 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.

2016-2017 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2016
    Fall 2016 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* August 15
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course August 16
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* August 19 & 20
    Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* August 22
    Last day to add First Half semester course August 24
    Last day to add Full semester course August 29
    Labor Day- University closed September 5
    Fall Enrollment Count Day September 6
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course September 7
    Last day to drop First Half semester course September 23
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end September 23
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin September 26
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course September 27
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due -3 p.m. September 30
    Weekend A courses end October 7 & 8
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses October 14 & 15
    First Half semester courses end October 15
    Midterm break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday October 16 -18
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due -Noon October 19
    Full semester courses resume October 19
    Second Half semester classes begin October 19
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course October 19
    Last day to add Second Half semester course October 21
    Priority registration for Spring/Summer begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students
    October 24
    Priority registration for Spring/Summer for current Juniors
    October 28
    Last day to drop Full semester classes October 31
    Final Graduation Application deadline for December graduates October 31
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Sophomores
    November 2
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end November 4
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Freshman
    November 7
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin November 7
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course November 8
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due -3 p.m. November 11
    Registration for Spring/Summer begins for new students November 14
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class November 22
    Thanksgiving Break for Full and Second Half semester courses begins November 23
    Thanksgiving Break - University closed November 24 - 25
    Full and Second Half semester courses resume November 28
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course November 30
    December commencement RSVP deadline December 5
    May graduation application priority deadline December 9
    Full semester courses end December 9
    Weekend B courses end December 9 & 10
    Full semester course final exams December 12 - 16
    Graduating students' final grades due -2 p.m. December 14
    Second Half semester courses end December 16
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end December 16
    Baccalaureate -9 a.m. December 17
    December Commencement -11 a.m. December 17
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due -3 p.m. December 20
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due -3 p.m. December 20
    Weekend B final grades due- 3 p.m. December 20
    Christmas Break - University closed December 24 - January 2
     
     
    *On August 10, 2016 (tentative), a Fall Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within fall semester.
  • Spring 2017
    Spring 2017 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* January 9
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 10
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* January 13 & 14
    Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* January 17
    Last day to add First Half semester course January 19
    Martin Luther King's Birthday - no class meetings, University closed January 16
    Last day to add Full semester course January 24
    Spring Enrollment Count Day January 31
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course February 1
    Last day to drop First Half semester course February 17
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end February 17
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin February 20
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course February 21
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due -3 p.m. February 24
    Weekend A courses end March 3 & 4
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses March 10 & 11
    First Half semester courses end March 11
    Spring break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday March 12
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due -Noon March 15
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course March 15
    Weekend B courses resume Friday evening -5:30 p.m. March 17
    Full semester courses resume March 20
    Second Half semester classes begin March 20
    Last day to add Second Half semester course March 22
    Priority registration for Fall semester begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, CE Students -10:00 a.m.
    March 27
    Last day to drop Full semester classes March 31
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end March 31
    Easter Break begins April 13
    Easter - no class meetings, University closed April 13-14
    Evening courses resume on Monday at 5:00 p.m. April 17
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Juniors
    March 31
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin April 3
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) April 18
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 4
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 31
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Sophomores
    April 5
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due -3 p.m. April 7
    Priority Registration for Spring/Summer for current Freshman
    April 10
    Registration for Fall begins for new students April 17
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class April 24
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 26
    May Commencement RSVP deadline May 1
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. May 5
    August/December Graduation Application priority deadline May 5
    Full semester courses end May 5
    Weekend B courses end; final examinations May 5 & 6
    Full semester course final exams May 8 - 12
    Graduating students' final grades due -4 p.m. May 9
    Second Half semester courses end May 12
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end May 12
    Baccalaureate -9 a.m. May 13
    May Commencement -11 a.m. May 13
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due -3 p.m. May 18
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due -3 p.m. May 18
    Weekend B final grades due- 3 p.m. May 18
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     


    *On January 10, 2017, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
  • Summer 2017
    Summer 2017 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course May 15
    Adult & Continuing Education term A courses begin May 15
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term A course May 16
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 22
    May term courses end
    May 26
    Memorial Day - no class meetings, University closed May 29
    8 Week Summer term courses begin*
    June 5
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course**
    June 7
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term A course
    June 7
    Weekend courses begin
    June 9 & 10
    Last day to add Weekend course
    June 9
    May term grades due -Noon
    June 9
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 19
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end June 23
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses begin
    June 26
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    June 27
    Adult & Continuing Education term A final grades due - 3:00 p.m.
    June 30
    Last Day to drop Weekend course July 1
    Independence Day – no class meetings, University closed
    July 4
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 7
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    July 19
    Weekend courses end
    July 28 & 29
    8 Week Summer term courses end July 29
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    August 1
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses end
    August 4
    Summer term, Weekend and Adult & Continuing Education term B grade due -Noon
    August 10
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to December ceremony)
    August 31
     
     
    *NOTE: Some Summer term courses are on a flex term schedule and may meet during any span of time between May 15 and July 29.  Please take note of the start and end dates of the individual course.
    **NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 5.
    ***NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 5.