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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.

2015 Fall Semester
 

August 24Classes begin
September 7University holiday, offices closed
November 22-29Thanksgiving recess
November 26-27University holidays, offices closed
December 11Classes end
December 14-18Final exam week
December 24-25University holidays, offices closed

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

2015-16 Winter Session
 

December 28Classes begin
January 1University holiday, offices closed
January 15Classes end

2016 Spring Semester
 

January 18University holiday, offices closed
January 19Classes begin
March 13-20Spring break
May 6Classes end
May 9-13Final exam week

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

2016 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 16-June 9Four-week session (final exam day: June 10)
May 16-June 23Six-week session I (final exam day: June 24)
May 16-August 4Twelve-week session (final exam day: August 5)
May 30University holiday, offices closed
June 13-August 4Eight-week session (final exam day: August 5)
June 27-August 4Six-week session II (final exam day: August 5)
July 4University 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.