Academic Calendars

The Academic Calendar contains all dates and deadlines associated with the fall, spring and summer terms for St. Mary’s University. You can find the School of Law Academic Calendar here.

Fall 2016

Aug. 5 
Deadline to submit readmission application for Fall 2016

Aug. 9
University Convocation

Aug. 11-12
Zaragoza III

Aug. 15
Academic Convocation
Returning student advising/registration
Orientation for graduate students

Aug. 16
Fall 2016 session begins (Aug. 16-Dec. 7)

Aug. 22
Last day for late registration, schedule changes via Gateway
Last day for Pass/No Pass/Audit course changes
Last day to register without $150 late registration fee

Aug. 24
Mass of the Holy Spirit (Opening of School Liturgy) at 11:20 a.m. (No 11:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. classes)

Aug. 31
Census Day (12th day of class) 

Sept. 2
Deadline to apply via Gateway for fall (December) 2016 graduation

Sept. 5
Labor Day Holiday (University closed. No classes.)

Sept. 6
Last day to add a course for fall 2016

Sept. 26
Spring/summer 2016 undergraduate incompletes (I) resolved or converted to failure (F)

Oct. 10
Mid-semester Break (No classes for undergraduate students only)

Oct. 19
Spring/summer 2017 priority advising for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students begins

Oct. 21
Last day to drop with an automatic W

Oct. 24
Spring/summer 2017 Priority Registration for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students begins
W or WF given for a drop as determined by instructor (16-week course)

Nov. 1
All Saints Day Mass at 11:10 a.m. (No 11:10 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. classes)

Nov. 4
Last day to drop for fall 2016

Nov. 23
Thanksgiving Break (No classes.)

Nov. 24-25
Thanksgiving Break (University closed. No classes.)

Nov. 30
Study Day

Dec. 1
Study Day

Dec. 2, 5-7
Final Exam Days

Dec. 9
Baccalaureate Mass at 5:30 p.m.in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena

Dec. 10
Fall (December) Commencement at 1:30 p.m.in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena


  • Spring 2017

    Jan. 6
    Deadline to submit readmission application for spring 2017

    Jan. 16
    Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday (University offices closed.)

    Jan. 17
    Mid-year Zaragoza
    Orientation for Graduate Students
    Returning student advising/registration begins

    Jan. 18
    Spring 2017 session begins (Jan. 18-May 10)

    Jan. 19
    Marianist Heritage Mass at 11:10 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church (No 11:10 a.m. and 12:35 p.m. classes.)

    Jan. 24
    Last day for late registration, schedule changes via Gateway
    Last day for Pass/No Pass/Audit course changes
    Last day to register without $150 late registration fee

    Feb. 2
    Census Day (12th day of class)

    Feb. 3
    Deadline to apply via Gateway for spring (May) 2017 graduation

    Feb. 7
    Last day to add a course for Spring 2017

    Feb. 28
    Fall 2016 undergraduate incompletes (I) resolved or converted to failure (F)

    March 1
    Ash Wednesday Liturgy at 11:20 a.m. (No 11:20 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. classes.)

    March 13-17
    Mid-semester break (Spring Break) for undergraduate and graduate students

    March 22
    Summer/fall 2017 priority advising for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students begins

    March 27
    Summer/fall 2017 priority registration for enrolled undergraduate and graduate students begind

    April 1
    Homecoming Oyster Bake (Baby Bake)

    April 7
    Last day to drop with an automatic W

    April 10
    W or WF given for a drop as determined by instructor (16-week course)

    April 13
    Holy Thursday (No evening classes for undergraduate and graduate students. Day classes will meet.)

    April 14
    Good Friday (University offices closed. No classes.)

    April 17
    Easter Holiday (No day classes for undergraduate and graduate students. Evening classes will meet.)

    April 21
    Last day to drop for spring 2017. University offices close at 1 p.m. due to Fiesta Oyster Bake.

    April 21-22
    Fiesta Oyster Bake. University offices close at 1 p.m. due to Fiesta Oyster Bake

    April 28
    Battle of Flowers. University offices close at noon.

    May 3-4
    Study Days

    May 5, 8-10
    Final Exam Days

    May 12
    Baccalaureate Mass at 5:30 p.m. in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill Greehey Arena 

    May 12
    Deadline to submit readmission application for summer 2017 

    May 13
    Spring (May) Commencement at 1:30 p.m. in the Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, Bill  Greehey Arena 

    May 15
    Maymester 2017 session begins (May 15-26) 


  • Summer 2017

    May 12
    Deadline to submit readmission application for summer 2017 

    May 15
    Maymester 2017 session begins (May 15-26) 

    May 29
    Memorial Day Holiday (University closed. No classes.) 

    May 30
    Summer I session begins (May 30-June 30)

    June 12-13
    Zaragoza I (tentative)

    June 15-16
    Zaragoza II (tentative

    June 15
    Last day to drop (Traditional five-week Summer I course) 

    June 29-30
    Final Exams for Summer I 

    July 3
    Summer II session begins (July 3-Aug. 4)

    July 4
    Independence Day Holiday (University offices closed. No classes.)
    Final grades for Summer I due by noon.

    July 20 
    Last day to drop (Traditional five-week Summer II course) 

    July 31
    Deadline to submit readmission application for fall 2017.

    Aug. 3-4
    Final Exams


Previous Academic Calendars

Academic Year Fall 2014-Summer 2015


  • Summer 2016

    May 9
    Maymester 2016 session begins (May 9-20)

    May 24
    Summer I session begins (May 24-June 28)

    May 30
    Memorial Day Holiday (University closed. No classes.) 

    June 13-14
    Zaragoza I

    June 16-17
    Zaragoza II

    June 17
    Last day to drop (Traditional five-week Summer I course)

    June 27-28
    Final Exams

    June 30
    Summer II session begins (June 30 – Aug. 4)

    July 4
    Independence Day Holiday (University offices closed. No classes.)

    July 21
    Last day to drop (Traditional five-week Summer II course)

    Aug. 4-5
    Final Exams 


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