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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.

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 - 10 a.m.
    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
    Commencement Rehearsal - 5:15 p.m. December 15
    Second Half semester courses end December 16
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C 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 9, 2016, 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; final examinations 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
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Juniors
    March 31
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 31
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin* April 3
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 4
    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
    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
    Registration for Fall begins for new students April 17
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) April 18
    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
    Commencement Rehearsal - 5:15 p.m. May 11
    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 5, 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 grades due - 3 p.m.
    August 9
    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.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

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


    *On January 4, 2018, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
  • Summer 2018
    Summer 2018 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course May 14
    Adult & Continuing Education term A courses begin May 14
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term A course May 15
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 21
    May term courses end
    May 25
    Memorial Day - no class meetings, University closed May 28
    8 Week Summer term courses begin*
    June 4
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course**
    June 6
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term A course
    June 6
    Weekend courses begin
    June 8 & 9
    Last day to add Weekend course
    June 8
    May term grades due -Noon
    June 8
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 18
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end June 22
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses begin
    June 25
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    June 26
    Adult & Continuing Education term A final grades due - 3:00 p.m.
    June 29
    Last Day to drop Weekend course July 2
    Independence Day – no class meetings, University closed
    July 4
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 5
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    July 18
    Weekend courses end
    July 27 & 28
    8 Week Summer term courses end July 28
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    August 1
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses end
    August 3
    Summer term, Weekend and Adult & Continuing Education term B grade due -Noon
    August 8
    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 14 and Aug. 3.  Please take note of the start and end dates of the individual course.
    **NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 4.
    ***NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 4.