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This is a draft edition of the 2014-15 Catalog; the final edition will be published in late summer 2014.

University Calendar

Some University Calendar dates may change; see Calendars/Deadlines on the
Office of the Registrar web site for the most up-to-date academic calendar.

2014 Fall Semester

August 25Classes begin
September 1University holiday, offices closed
Nov. 23-30Thanksgiving recess
November 27-28University holidays, offices closed
December 12Classes end
December 15-19Final exam week
December 25-26University holidays, offices closed

Fall commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college;
see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar web site.

2014-15 Winter Session

December 29Classes begin
January 1University holiday, offices closed
January 16Classes end

2015 Spring Semester

January 19University holiday, offices closed
January 20Classes begin
March 15-22Spring break
May 8Classes end
May 11-15Final exam week

Spring commencement ceremonies: dates vary by college;
see Commencement on the Office of the Registrar web site.

2015 Summer Sessions

The University of Iowa offers several summer sessions: one 12-week session, one 8-week session, two 6-week sessions, and one 4-week session. Each session is listed below in order by its starting date. 

May 18-June 12Four-week session (final exam day: June 12)
May 18-June 26Six-week session I (final exam day: June 26)
May 18-August 7Twelve-week session (final exam day: August 7)
May 25University holiday, offices closed
June 15-August 7Eight-week session (final exam day: August 7)
June 29-August 7Six-week session II (final exam day: August 7)
July 3University holiday, offices closed

Office of the Registrar Calendars

The Office of the Registrar provides additional calendars that list detailed academic deadlines, final exam schedules, and University holidays. It also publishes a five-year academic calendar (PDF file available). See Calendars/Deadlines on the Office of the Registrar web site.

Individual College Calendars

Some University of Iowa colleges have academic year schedules that vary from the one listed above. Contact the individual colleges or visit their web sites; use the A-Z Search or the Phonebook/E-mail directory on the University of Iowa home page.