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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.

2013 Fall Semester


August 26Classes begin
September 2University holiday, offices closed
Nov. 24-Dec. 1Thanksgiving recess
November 28-29University holidays, offices closed
December 13Classes end
December 16-20Final 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.

2013-14 Winter Session


December 30Classes begin
January 1University holiday, offices closed
January 17Classes end

2014 Spring Semester


January 20University holiday, offices closed
January 21Classes begin
March 16-23Spring break
May 9Classes end
May 12-16Final exam week

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

2014 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 19-June 13Four-week session (final exam day: June 13)
May 19-June 27Six-week session I (final exam day: June 27)
May 19-August 8Twelve-week session (final exam day: August 8)
May 26University holiday, offices closed
June 16-August 8Eight-week session (final exam day: August 8)
June 30-August 8Six-week session II (final exam day: August 8)
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 are different 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.