Harper College

Academic Calendar

2023–24 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2023 (August 21 to December 15, 2023)
Monday–Friday
Dec. 11–15
Final Exam Week**
Spring Semester 2024 (January 16 - May 17, 2024)
Wednesday, Jan. 10 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College Closed)
Tuesday, Jan. 16 Semester Begins*
Monday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's Day Observed (College Closed)
Monday–Sunday
March 25–31
Spring Break (classes not in session)
Friday, March 29 Reading Day (College Closed)
Monday, April 1 Classes Resume
Thursday, April 4 Professional Development Day (classes not in session)
Monday–Friday
May 13–17
Final Exam Week**
Friday, May 17 Graduation
Summer Session 2024 (May 20 to August 9, 2024)
Monday, May 20 Session Begins*
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day (College Closed)
Wednesday, June 19 Juneteenth National Freedom Day (College Closed)
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day (College Closed)

*Most course offerings begin this week. However, there are many other classes starting at a later date. For more information, please refer to the class schedule at www.harpercollege.edu

**Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

2024–25 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2024 (August 19 to December 13, 2024)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Aug. 19 Semester Begins*
Monday, Sept. 2 Labor Day (College Closed)
Tuesday, November 5
General Election Day (College Closed)
Wednesday–Sunday
Nov. 27–Dec. 1
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
Monday–Friday
Dec. 9–13
Final Exam Week**
Spring Semester 2025 (January 13 - May 16, 2025)
Wednesday, Jan. 8 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Jan. 13 Semester Begins*
Monday, Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College Closed)
Wednesday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's Day Observed (College Closed)
Monday–Sunday
March 24–30
Spring Break (classes not in session)
Monday, March 31 Classes Resume
Thursday, April 17 Professional Development Day (classes not in session)
Friday, April 18  Reading Day (College Closed) 
Monday–Friday
May 12–16
Final Exam Week**
Friday, May 16 Graduation
Summer Session 2025 (May 19 to August 8, 2025)
Monday, May 19 Session Begins*
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day (College Closed)
Thursday, June 19 Juneteenth National Freedom Day (College Closed)
Friday, July 4 Independence Day (College Closed)

*Most course offerings begin this week. However, there are many other classes starting at a later date. For more information, please refer to the class schedule at www.harpercollege.edu

**Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

2025–26 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2025 (August 18 to December 12, 2025)
Tuesday, Aug. 12 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Aug. 18 Semester Begins*
Monday, Sept. 1 Labor Day (College Closed)
Wednesday–Sunday
Nov. 26–30
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
Monday–Friday
Dec. 8–12
Final Exam Week**
Spring Semester 2026 (January 12 - May 15, 2026)
Wednesday, Jan. 7 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Jan. 12 Semester Begins*
Monday, Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College Closed)
Thursday, Feb. 12 Lincoln's Day Observed (College Closed)
Monday–Sunday
March 23–29
Spring Break (classes not in session)
Monday, March 30 Classes Resume
Thursday, April 2 Professional Development Day (classes not in session)
Friday, April 3 Reading Day (College Closed)
Monday–Friday
May 11–15
Final Exam Week**
Friday, May 15 Graduation
Summer Session 2026 (May 18 to August 7, 2024)
Monday, May 18 Session Begins*
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day (College Closed)
Friday, June 19 Juneteenth National Freedom Day (College Closed)
Friday, July 3 Independence Day (College Closed)

*Most course offerings begin this week. However, there are many other classes starting at a later date. For more information, please refer to the class schedule at www.harpercollege.edu

**Most classes will have final exams administered this week; however, 8-week sections and other short-term/early-start classes are not included.

Last Updated: 4/8/24