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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 Academic Year

  • Fall 2021 Semester
    Weekday Full Semester and First Half semester courses begin*
    Aug. 16
    Last day to add First Half semester course
    Aug. 18
    Convocation
    Aug. 19
    Last day to add Full Semester course
    Aug. 23
    Fall Enrollment Count Day
    Aug. 30
    Labor Day – No Class Meetings; University Closed
    Sept. 6
    Last Day to Drop First Half Semester Course
    Sept. 17
    First Half Semester Courses End
    Oct. 9
    Midterm Break for Full Semester Courses Begins
    Oct. 10
    Midterm Grades for Full Semester Courses and Final Grades for First Half Semester Courses Due – 10 a.m.
    Oct. 13
    Full Semester Courses Resume
    Oct. 13
    Second Half Semester Courses Begin*
    Oct. 13
    Last Day to Add Second Half Semester Course
    Oct. 15
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Graduate, CE and Seniors – 10 a.m.
    Oct. 18
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Juniors
    Oct. 19
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Sophomores
    Oct. 20
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Freshmen
    Oct. 21
    Registration for Spring Begins for New Students
    Oct. 22
    Last Day to Drop Full Semester Class
    Oct. 25
    Final Graduation Application Deadline for December Graduates
    Oct. 29
    Last Day to Drop Second Half Semester Class
    Nov. 15
    Thanksgiving Break for Full and Second Half Semester Courses Begins
    Nov. 24
    Thanksgiving – No Class Meetings; University Closed
    Nov. 25-26
    Full and Second Half Semester Courses Resume
    Nov. 29
    White Coat Ceremony
    TBA
    Full Semester Courses End
    Dec. 3
    Full Semester Course Final Examination Week
    Dec. 6-10
    Second Half Semester Courses End
    Dec. 10
    Full Semester, Second Half Final Grades Due – 10 a.m.
    Dec. 15
    December Degree Confer/Graduation Date**
    Dec. 20
    Christmas Break – No Class Meetings; University Closed
    Dec. 24-Jan. 1
     
     

    * Fall Late Registration Fee begins Aug. 2, for all continuing students not registered for at least one course during any term within fall semester.

    ** All fall graduates are invited to participate in the May 2022 Commencement Ceremony.

  • Spring 2022 Semester
    Weekday Full Semester and First Half semester courses begin*
    Jan. 10
    Last day to add First Half semester course
    Jan. 12
    Martin Luther King's Birthday—no class meetings, University closed
    Jan. 17
    Last day to add Full Semester course
    Jan. 18
    Spring Enrollment Count Day
    Jan. 24
    Last Day to Drop First Half Semester Course
    Feb. 11
    First Half Semester Courses End
    March 5
    Spring Break for Full Semester Courses Begins
    March 6
    Midterm Grades for Full Semester Courses and Final Grades for First Half Semester Courses Due – 10 a.m.
    March 9  
    Full Semester Courses Resume & Second Half Courses Begin
    March 14
    Last Day to Add Second Half Semester Course
    March 16
    Last Day to Drop Full Semester Class
    March 21
    Priority Registration for Fall Begins for Current Graduate, CE and Seniors – 10 a.m.
    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 Freshmen
    March 24
    Registration for Fall Begins for New Students
    March 25
    Final Graduation Application Deadline for May Graduates
    March 30
    Easter—No Class Meetings; University Closed
    April 14-15
    Last Day to Drop Second Half Semester Class
    April 15
    Evening Courses Resume Monday – 5 p.m.
    April 18
    Daytime Courses Resume (Tuesday)
    April 19
    May Commencement RSVP Deadline
    April 25
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes from 1-5 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 Semester
    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 – 10 a.m.
    Aug. 5 
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to participate in May ceremony)
    Aug. 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.

2022–2023 Academic Year

  • Fall 2022 Semester
    Weekday Full Semester and First Half semester courses begin*
    Aug. 15
    Last day to add First Half semester course
    Aug. 17
    Convocation
    Aug. 18
    Last day to add Full Semester course
    Aug. 22
    Fall Enrollment Count Day
    Aug. 29
    Labor Day – No Class Meetings; University Closed
    Sept. 5
    Last Day to Drop First Half Semester Course
    Sept. 16
    First Half Semester Courses End
    Oct. 8
    Midterm Break for Full Semester Courses Begins
    Oct. 9
    Midterm Grades for Full Semester Courses and Final Grades for First Half Semester Courses Due – 10 a.m.
    Oct. 12
    Full Semester Courses Resume
    Oct. 12
    Second Half Semester Courses Begin*
    Oct. 12
    Last Day to Add Second Half Semester Course
    Oct. 14
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Graduate, CE and Seniors – 10 a.m.
    Oct. 17
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Juniors
    Oct. 18
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Sophomores
    Oct. 19
    Priority Registration for Spring Begins for Current Freshmen
    Oct. 20
    Registration for Spring Begins for New Students
    Oct. 21
    Last Day to Drop Full Semester Class
    Oct. 24
    Final Graduation Application Deadline for December Graduates
    Oct. 28
    Last Day to Drop Second Half Semester Class
    Nov. 14
    Thanksgiving Break for Full and Second Half Semester Courses Begins
    Nov. 23
    Thanksgiving – No Class Meetings; University Closed
    Nov. 24-25
    Full and Second Half Semester Courses Resume
    Nov. 28
    White Coat Ceremony
    TBA
    Full Semester Courses End
    Dec. 2
    Full Semester Course Final Examination Week
    Dec. 5-9
    Second Half Semester Courses End
    Dec. 9
    Full Semester, Second Half Final Grades Due – 10 a.m.
    Dec. 15
    December Degree Confer/Graduation Date**
    Dec. 19
    Christmas Break – No Class Meetings; University Closed
    Dec. 23-Jan. 2
     
     

    * Fall Late Registration Fee begins Aug. 1, for all continuing students not registered for at least one course during any term within fall semester.

    ** All fall graduates are invited to participate in the May 2023 Commencement Ceremony.

  • Spring 2023 Semester
    Weekday Full Semester and First Half semester courses begin*
    Jan. 9
    Last day to add First Half semester course
    Jan. 11
    Martin Luther King's Birthday—no class meetings, University closed
    Jan. 16
    Last day to add Full Semester course
    Jan. 17
    Spring Enrollment Count Day
    Jan. 23
    Last Day to Drop First Half Semester Course
    Feb. 10
    First Half Semester Courses End
    March 4
    Spring Break for Full Semester Courses Begins
    March 5
    Midterm Grades for Full Semester Courses and Final Grades for First Half Semester Courses Due – 10 a.m.
    March 8 
    Full Semester Courses Resume & Second Half Courses Begin
    March 13
    Last Day to Add Second Half Semester Course
    March 15
    Last Day to Drop Full Semester Class
    March 20
    Priority Registration for Fall Begins for Current Graduate, CE and Seniors – 10 a.m.
    March 20 
    Priority Registration for Fall Begins for Current Juniors
    March 21
    Priority Registration for Fall Begins for Current Sophomores
    March 22
    Priority Registration for Fall Begins for Current Freshmen
    March 23
    Registration for Fall Begins for New Students
    March 24
    Final Graduation Application Deadline for May Graduates
    March 30
    Easter—No Class Meetings; University Closed
    April 6-7
    Evening Courses Resume Monday – 5 p.m.
    April 10
    Daytime Courses Resume (Tuesday)
    April 11
    Last Day to Drop Second Half Semester Class
    April 14
    May Commencement RSVP Deadline
    April 25
    ODU Day; no afternoon classes from 1-5 p.m.
    April 28
    Full Semester Courses End
    April 28
    Full Semester Course Final Exams
    May 1-5
    Graduating Students' final Grades Due – 4 p.m.
    May 2 
    Commencement Rehearsal – 5:15 p.m.
    May 4 
    Second Half Semester Courses End
    May 5
    Baccalaureate – 9 a.m.
    May 6 
    May Commencement – 11 a.m.**
    May 6 
    Full Semester and Second Half Semester Final Grades Due – 10 a.m.
    May 11 
     
     

    * On January 2, 2023, 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 2023 Semester
    May term (2 week) courses begin; last day to add May term course
    May 8
    Last day to drop May term course
    May 15
    May term courses end
    May 19
    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
    May Term Grades Due – 10 a.m.
    June 2 
    Summer Enrollment Count Day
    June 19
    Independence Day—no class meetings, University closed
    July 4
    Last day to drop 8 Week Summer term course***
    July 7
    8 Week Summer Term Courses End
    July 29
    Final Graduation Application Deadline for August Graduates
    July 31
    Summer Term Grades Due – 10 a.m.
    Aug. 4 
    August Graduation (no ceremony; graduates invited to participate in May ceremony)
    Aug. 31
     
     

    *NOTE: Some Summer term courses are on a flex term schedule and may meet during any span of time between May 8 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.