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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.

2019-2020 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2019
    Fall 2019 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* August 12
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course August 13
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* August 16 & 17
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* August 19
    Last day to add First Half semester course August 21
    Last day to add Full semester course August 26
    Labor Day—University closed September 2
    Fall Enrollment Count Day September 3
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course September 4
    Last day to drop First Half semester course September 20
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end September 20
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin September 23
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course September 24
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due—3 p.m. September 27
    Weekend A courses end October 4 & 5
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses October 11 & 12
    First Half semester courses end October 12
    Midterm break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday October 13 -15
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due—Noon October 16
    Full semester courses resume October 16
    Second Half semester classes begin October 16
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course October 17
    Last day to add Second Half semester course October 18
    Priority registration for Spring begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students
    October 21
    Priority registration for Spring for current Juniors
    October 25
    Last day to drop Full semester classes October 28
    Final Graduation Application deadline for December graduates October 30
    Priority Registration for Spring for current Sophomores
    October 31
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end November 1
    Priority Registration for Spring for current Freshman
    November 4
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin November 4
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course November 5
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due—3 p.m. November 8
    Registration for Spring begins for new students November 11
    Registration for Summer term begins for all students November 11 (tentative)
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class November 18
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course November 27
    Thanksgiving Break for Full and Second Half semester courses begins November 27
    Thanksgiving Break—University closed November 28 - 29
    Full and Second Half semester courses resume December 2
    May graduation application priority deadline December 6
    Full semester courses end December 6
    Weekend B courses end December 6 & 8
    Full semester course final exams December 9 - 13
    Second Half semester courses end December 13
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end December 13
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—10 a.m. December 16
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due—10 a.m. December 16
    Weekend B final grades due—10 a.m. December 16
    Christmas Break—University closed December 23 - January 1
     
     
    *On August 6, 2019 (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 2020
    Spring 2020 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* January 6
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 7
    Weekend A courses begin; last day to add Weekend A courses* January 10 & 11
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* January 13
    Last day to add First Half semester course January 15
    Martin Luther King's Birthday—no class meetings, University closed January 20
    Last day to add Full semester course January 21
    Spring Enrollment Count Day January 27
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 29
    Last day to drop First Half semester course February 13
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end February 14
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B course begin February 17
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term B course February 18
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A final grades due—3 p.m. February 21
    Weekend A courses end February 28 & 29
    Weekend B courses begin; last day to add Weekend B courses March 6 & 7
    First Half semester courses end March 7
    Spring break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday March 8
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester & Weekend A courses due — Noon March 11
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course March 11
    Weekend B courses resume Friday evening—5:30 p.m. March 13
    Full semester courses resume March 16
    Second Half semester classes begin March 16
    Last day to add Second Half semester course March 18
    Priority registration for Fall semester begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, CE Students—10 a.m.
    March 23
    Last day to drop Full semester classes March 23
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end March 27
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Juniors
    March 27
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin March 30
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 31
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course March 31
    Priority Registration for Fall for current Sophomores
    April 1
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due—3 p.m. April 3
    Priority Registration for Fall for current Freshman
    April 6
    Easter Break begins April 9
    Easter—no class meetings, University closed April 9, 10
    Evening courses resume on Monday at 5:00 p.m. April 13
    Registration for Fall begins for new students April 13
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) April 14
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class April 16
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 22
    May Commencement RSVP deadline April 27
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes from 1 to 5 p.m. May 1
    August/December Graduation Application priority deadline May 1
    Full semester courses end May 1
    Weekend B courses end; final examinations May 1 & 2
    Full semester course final exams May 4 - 8
    Graduating students' final grades due—4 p.m. May 5
    Commencement Rehearsal—5:15 p.m. May 7
    Second Half semester courses end May 8
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end May 8
    Baccalaureate—9 a.m. May 9
    May Commencement—11 a.m. May 9
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—3 p.m. May 14
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due—3 p.m. May 14
    Weekend B final grades due—3 p.m. May 14


    *On January 3, 2020, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
  • Summer 2020
    Summer 2020 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term courseMay 11
    Adult & Continuing Education term A courses beginMay 11
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term A courseMay 12
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 18
    May term courses end
    May 22
    Memorial Day—no class meetings, University closedMay 25
    8 Week Summer term courses begin*
    June 1
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course**
    June 3
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term A course
    June 3
    Weekend courses begin
    June 5 & 6
    Last day to add Weekend course
    June 5
    May term grades due—Noon
    June 5
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 15
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses endJune 19
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses begin
    June 22
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    June 23
    Adult & Continuing Education term A final grades due—10 a.m.
    June 26
    Last Day to drop Weekend courseJune 29
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 2
    Independence Day—no class meetings, University closed
    July 3
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    July 15
    Weekend courses end
    July 24 & 25
    8 Week Summer term courses endJuly 25
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    July 31
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses end
    July 31
    Summer term, Weekend and Adult & Continuing Education term B grade due—10 a.m.
    August 5
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to participate in May 2021 ceremony)
    August 31
     
     
    *NOTE: Some Summer term courses are on a flex term schedule and may meet during any span of time between May 11 and July 31.  Please take note of the start and end dates of the individual course.
    **NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 1.
    ***NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 1.

2020-2021 Academic Calendar

  • Fall 2020
    Fall 2020 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* August 10
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course August 11
    Weekday Full semester and First Half semester courses begin* August 17
    Last day to add First Half semester course August 19
    Convocation August 20
    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—10 a.m. September 25
    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 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 begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, Con Ed Students - 10 a.m.
    October 19
    Priority registration for Spring for current Juniors
    October 20
    Priority registration for Spring for current Sophomores October 21
    Priority registration for Spring for current Freshman October 22
    Registration begins for new students October 23
    Last day to drop Full semester classes October 26
    Final Graduation Application deadline for December graduates October 30
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end October 30
    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—10 a.m. November 6
    Registration for Summer term begins for all students November 9 (tentative)
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class November 16
    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
    May graduation application priority deadline December 4
    Full semester courses end December 4
    Full semester course final exams December 7 - 11
    Second Half semester courses end December 11
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end December 11
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—10 a.m. December 14
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due—10 a.m. December 14
    Christmas Break—University closed December 23 - January 1
     
     
    *On August 4, 2020 (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 2021
    Spring 2021 Academic Calendar
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses begin* January 4
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term A course January 5
    Weekday 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—10 a.m. February 19
    First Half semester courses end March 6
    Spring break for Full semester courses begins on Sunday March 7
    Midterm grades for Full semester courses & final grades for First Half semester due — Noon March 10
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term B course March 10
    Full semester courses resume March 15
    Second Half semester classes begin March 15
    Last day to add Second Half semester course March 17
    Priority registration for Fall semester begins for current Seniors, Graduate Students, CE Students—10 a.m. March 22
    Last day to drop Full semester classes March 22
    Priority registration for Fall  begins for current Juniors March 23
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Sophomores March 24
    Priority registration for Fall begins for current Freshman March 25
    Registration for Fall begins for new students March 26
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B courses end March 26
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses begin March 29
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education Term C course March 30
    Final Graduation Application deadline for May graduates March 31
    Easter Break begins April 1
    Easter—no class meetings, University closed April 1, 2
    Evening courses resume on Monday at 5:00 p.m. April 5
    Daytime courses resume (Tuesday) April 6
    Adult & Continuing Education Term B final grades due—3 p.m. April 5
    Last day to drop Second Half semester class April 16
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education Term C course April 21
    May Commencement RSVP deadline April 26
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes from 1 to 5 p.m. April 30
    August/December Graduation Application priority deadline April 30
    Full semester courses end April 30
    Full semester course final exams May 3 - 7
    Graduating students' final grades due—4 p.m. May 4
    Commencement Rehearsal—5:15 p.m. May 6
    Second Half semester courses end May 7
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C courses end May 7
    Baccalaureate—9 a.m. May 8
    May Commencement—11 a.m. May 8
    Full semester and Second Half semester final Grades due—3 p.m. May 13
    Adult & Continuing Education Term C final grades due—3 p.m. May 13


    *On January 4, 2021, a Spring Late Registration Fee begins for all continuing student not registered for at least one course during any term within spring semester.
     
  • Summer 2021
    Summer 2021 Academic Calendar
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course May 10
    Adult & Continuing Education term A courses begin May 10
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term A course May 11
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 17
    May term courses end
    May 21
    Memorial Day—no class meetings, University closed May 31
    8 Week Summer term courses begin*
    June 1
    Last day to add 8 Week Summer term course**
    June 3
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term A course
    June 2
    May term grades due—10 a.m.
    June 4
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 15
    Adult & Continuing Education Term A courses end June 18
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses begin
    June 21
    Last day to add Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    June 22
    Adult & Continuing Education term A final grades due—10 a.m.
    June 25
    Independence Day—no class meetings, University closed July 5
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 6
    Last day to drop Adult & Continuing Education term B course
    July 14
    8 Week Summer term courses end July 24
    Final Graduation Application deadline for August graduates
    July 30
    Adult & Continuing Education term B courses end
    July 30
    Summer term and Adult & Continuing Education term B grade due—10 a.m.
    August 4
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to participate in May 2022 ceremony)
    August 31
     
     
    *NOTE: Some Summer term courses are on a flex term schedule and may meet during any span of time between May 10 and July 31.  Please take note of the start and end dates of the individual course.
    **NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 1.
    ***NOTE: For those courses beginning the week of June 1.