Academic Calendar

2018-19 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2018 (August 20 to December 14, 2018)
Tuesday, Aug. 14 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Aug. 20 Semester Begins*
Monday, Sept. 3 Labor Day (College Closed)
Wednesday–Sunday,
Nov. 21–25
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
Monday–Friday,
Dec. 10–14
Final Exam Week**
Spring Semester 2019 (January 14 to May 17, 2019)
Wednesday, Jan. 9 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Jan. 14 Semester Begins*
Monday, Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)
Tuesday, Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Day Observed (College Closed)
Monday–Sunday,
Mar. 25–31
Spring Break (classes not in session)
Monday, Apr. 1 Classes Resume
Friday, Apr. 19 Reading Day
Monday–Friday,
May 13–17
Final Exam Week**
Saturday, May 18 Graduation
Summer Session 2019 (May 20 to August 9, 2019)
Monday, May 20 Session Begins*
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day (College Closed)
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day (College Closed)


2019-20 Academic Year

Fall Semester 2019 (August 19 to December 13, 2019)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Aug. 19 Semester Begins*
Monday, Sept. 2 Labor Day (College Closed)
Wednesday–Sunday,
Nov. 27–Dec. 1
Thanksgiving Holiday (College Closed)
Monday–Friday,
Dec. 9–13
Final Exam Week**
Spring Semester 2020 (January 13 to May 15, 2020)
Wednesday, Jan. 8 Full-time Faculty Report
Monday, Jan. 13 Semester Begins*
Monday, Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Day (College Closed)
Wednesday, Feb. 12 Lincoln’s Day Observed (College Closed)
Monday–Sunday,
Mar. 23–29
Spring Break (classes not in session)
Monday, Mar. 30 Classes Resume
Friday, Apr. 10 Reading Day
Monday–Friday,
May 11–15
Final Exam Week**
Saturday, May 16 Graduation
Summer Session 2020 (May 18 to August 7, 2020)
Monday, May 18 Session Begins*
Monday, May 25 Memorial 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.