Key Dates from the Academic Calendar


2016-2017 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.



Note: The actual class attendance dates and the holiday schedule listed may vary as required by academic program and campus location. Some classes do meet on University holidays. Students should check with their local campus for specific calendar information. The calendar is subject to change should circumstances warrant.

For programs in:

College of Arts & Sciences MA, MS
School of Communications MA, MS
Walker School of Business & Technology DMgt, MA, MBA, MHA, MPA, MS

Summer 2016

  • May 30-July 29
  • August 1: Graduation date

Fall 2016

  • August 15: First day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 14: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 15: Fall 1 graduation date
  • October 17: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 16: Last day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 17: Fall 2 graduation date

Spring 2017

  • January 9: First day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 10: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 11: Spring 1 graduation date
  • March 20: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 13: Commencement
  • May 19: Last day of Spring 2  classes
  • May 20: Spring 2 graduation date

If you are enrolled in weekend classes or specialized graduate programs (e.g., nurse anesthesia), please check with your local campus director for starting dates.


For programs in:

College of Arts & Sciences MSN
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts MFA, MM
School of Education EdS, MA, MAT, MET

Summer 2016

  • June 6 – July 29
  • August 1: Graduation date

Fall 2016

  • August 22: First day of Fall 1 and semester classes
  • October 14: Last day of Fall 1 classes
  • October 17-21: Fall Break – no classes
  • October 24: First day of Fall 2 classes
  • December 16: Last day of Fall 2 and semester classes
  • December 17: Graduation date

Spring 2017

  • January 16: First day of Spring 1 and semester classes
  • March 10: Last day of Spring 1 classes
  • March 13-17: Spring Break – no classes
  • March 20: First day of Spring 2 classes
  • May 12: Last day of Spring 2 and semester classes
  • May 13: Commencement

Holiday Schedule

  • May 30, 2016: Memorial Day
  • July 4, 2016: U.S. Independence Day observance
  • September 5, 2016: Labor Day
  • November 11, 2016: Veterans Day*
  • November 24, 2016: Thanksgiving Day
  • November 25, 2016: Thanksgiving Friday
  • January 16, 2016: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

*At U.S. extended military campuses only; not in St. Louis area or international campuses.

For more detailed information, including drop and withdrawal deadlines, as well as calendars for international campuses, consult the full Academic Calendar.