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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.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2018
    Fall 2018 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* August 13
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course August 14
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* August 17 & 18
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* August 20
    Last day to add First Half semester course August 22
    Last day to add Full semester course August 27
    Labor Day—University closed September 3
    Fall Enrollment Count Day September 4
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course September 5
    Last day to drop First Half semester course September 20
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end September 21
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin September 24
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course September 25
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due—3 p.m. September 28
    Weekend A courses end October 5 & 6
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses October 12 & 13
    First Half semester courses end October 13
    Midterm break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday October 14 -16
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due—Noon October 17
    Full semester courses resume October 17
    Second Half semester classes begin October 17
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course October 17
    Last day to add Second Half semester course October 19
    Priority registration for Spring begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students
    October 22
    Priority registration for Spring for current Juniors
    October 26
    Last day to drop Full semester classes October 29
    Final Graduation Application deadline for December graduates October 31
    Priority Registration for Spring for current Sophomores
    October 31
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end November 2
    Priority Registration for Spring for current Freshman
    November 5
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin November 5
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course November 6
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due—3 p.m. November 9
    Registration for Spring begins for new students November 12
    Registration for Summer term begins for all students November 12 (tentative)
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class November 19
    Thanksgiving Break for Full and Second Half semester courses begins November 21
    Thanksgiving Break—University closed November 22 - 23
    Full and Second Half semester courses resume November 26
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course November 28
    December commencement RSVP deadline December 3
    May graduation application priority deadline December 7
    Full semester courses end December 7
    Weekend B courses end December 7 & 8
    Full semester course final exams December 10 - 14
    Graduating students' final grades due—2 p.m. December 12
    Commencement Rehearsal—5:15 p.m. December 13
    Second Half semester courses end December 14
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end December 14
    Baccalaureate—9 a.m. December 15
    December Commencement—11 a.m. December 15
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—10 a.m. December 19
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due—10 a.m. December 19
    Weekend B final grades due—10 a.m. December 19
    Christmas Break—University closed December 24 - January 1
     
     
    *On August 7, 2017 (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 2019
    Spring 2019 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* January 7
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 8
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* January 11 & 12
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* January 14
    Last day to add First Half semester course January 16
    Martin Luther King's Birthday—no class meetings, University closed January 21
    Last day to add Full semester course January 22
    Spring Enrollment Count Day January 28
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 30
    Last day to drop First Half semester course February 14
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end February 15
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin February 18
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course February 19
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due—3 p.m. February 22
    Weekend A courses end March 1 & 2
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses March 8 & 9
    First Half semester courses end March 9
    Spring break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday March 10
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due — Noon March 13
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course March 13
    Weekend B courses resume Friday evening—5:30 p.m. March 15
    Full semester courses resume March 18
    Second Half semester classes begin March 18
    Last day to add Second Half semester course March 20
    Priority registration for Fall semester begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, CE Students—10 a.m.
    March 25
    Last day to drop Full semester classes March 25
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end March 29
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Juniors
    March 29
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 31
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin April 1
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 2
    Priority Registration for Fall for current Sophomores
    April 3
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due—3 p.m. April 5
    Priority Registration for Fall for current Freshman
    April 8
    Registration for Fall begins for new students April 15
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class April 17
    Easter Break begins April 18
    Easter—no class meetings, University closed April 18, 19
    Evening courses resume on Monday at 5:00 p.m. April 22
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) April 23
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 24
    May Commencement RSVP deadline April 29
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes from 1 to 5 p.m. May 3
    August/December Graduation Application priority deadline May 3
    Full semester courses end May 3
    Weekend B courses end; final examinations May 3 & 4
    Full semester course final exams May 6 - 10
    Graduating students' final grades due—4 p.m. May 7
    Commencement Rehearsal—5:15 p.m. May 9
    Second Half semester courses end May 10
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end May 10
    Baccalaureate—9 a.m. May 11
    May Commencement—11 a.m. May 11
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—3 p.m. May 16
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due—3 p.m. May 16
    Weekend B final grades due—3 p.m. May 16


    *On January 3, 2019, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
  • Summer 2019
    Summer 2019 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course May 13
    Adult & Continuing Education term A courses begin May 13
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term A course May 14
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 20
    May term courses end
    May 24
    Memorial Day—no class meetings, University closed May 27
    8 Week Summer term courses begin*
    June 3
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course**
    June 5
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term A course
    June 5
    Weekend courses begin
    June 7 & 8
    Last day to add Weekend course
    June 7
    May term grades due—Noon
    June 7
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 17
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end June 21
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses begin
    June 24
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    June 25
    Adult & Continuing Education term A final grades due—3 p.m.
    June 28
    Last Day to drop Weekend course July 1
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 3
    Independence Day—no class meetings, University closed
    July 4
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    July 17
    Weekend courses end
    July 26 & 27
    8 Week Summer term courses end July 27
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    August 1
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses end
    August 2
    Summer term, Weekend and Adult & Continuing Education term B grade due—3 p.m.
    August 7
    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 13 and Aug. 2.  Please take note of the start and end dates of the individual course.
    **NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 3.
    ***NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 3.