Academic Calendar

This is the academic schedule for both Illinois and Florida campuses.  Please note that these dates may be subject to change. Abbreviations used: CAHS (College of Allied Health Sciences), CPS (College of Professional Studies).

Spring 2017 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 6 New Student Orientation
Jan. 9 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 13 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 16 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 7 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 17 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 20 President's Day holiday
Feb. 27-28 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
March 1 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 16-17 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
March 20 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
March 31 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 14 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 19-20 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 21 Commencement
April 21 End of Trimester


Summer 2017 Trimester

Date Event
May 5 New Student Orientation
May 8 Start of Summer Trimester
May 12 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 29 Memorial Day holiday
June 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 26-27 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 28 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 18 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 28 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 1 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Aug. 11 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 16-17 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 18 Commencement
Aug. 18 End of Trimester


Fall 2017 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 1 New Student Orientation
Sept. 4 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 5 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 8 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 14-15 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Oct. 13 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 23-24 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 25 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 10 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 14 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 24 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 23-26 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 8 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 13-14 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 15 Commencement
Dec. 15 End of Trimester
Dec. 19 End of Trimester grades due

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2018 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 5 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Jan. 8 New Student Orientation - Florida
Jan. 8 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 12 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 6 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 19 President's Day holiday
Feb. 26-27 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
Feb. 28 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 15-16 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
March 20 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
March 30 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 13 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 18-19 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 20 Commencement
April 20 End of Trimester
April 25 End of Trimester grades due


Summer 2018 Trimester

Date Event
May 4 New Student Orientation - Illinois
May 7 New Student Orientation - Florida
May 7 Start of Summer Trimester
May 11 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 28 Memorial Day holiday
June 15 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 25-26 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 27 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 17 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 27 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 7 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Aug. 10 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 15-16 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 17 Commencement
Aug. 17 End of Trimester
Aug. 22 End of Trimester grades due


Fall 2018 Trimester

Date Event
Aug. 31 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 4 New Student Orientation - Florida
Sept. 4 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 6-7 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Sept. 7 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 14-15 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Oct. 12 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 22-23 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 24 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 12 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 19 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 23 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 22-23 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 7 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 12-13 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 14 Commencement
Dec. 14 End of Trimester
Dec. 18 End of Trimester grades due

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2019 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 4 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Jan. 7 New Student Orientation - Florida
Jan. 7 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 11 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 21 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 5 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams
Feb. 15 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Feb. 18 President's Day holiday
Feb. 25-26 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
Feb. 27 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 14-15 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
March 19 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
March 29 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 12 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 17-18 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 19 Commencement
April 19 End of Trimester
April 24 End of Trimester grades due


Summer 2019 Trimester

Date Event
May 3 New Student Orientation - Illinois
May 6 New Student Orientation - Florida
May 6 Start of Summer Trimester
May 10 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 27 Memorial Day holiday
June 14 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 24-25 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 26 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 4 Independence Day holiday
July 16 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 26 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 6 Some ND classes will be cancelled for board exams.
Aug. 9 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 14-15 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 16 Commencement
Aug. 16 End of Trimester
Aug. 21 End of Trimester grades due


Fall 2019 Trimester

Date Event
Aug. 30 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Sept. 2 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 3 New Student Orientation - Florida
Sept. 3 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 5-6 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Sept. 6 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Sept. 12-13 Some DC classes will be cancelled for board exams
Oct. 11 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 21-22 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 23 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 18 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 22 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 28-29 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 6 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 11-12 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 13 Commencement
Dec. 13 End of Trimester
Dec. 17 End of Trimester grades due

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2020 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 10 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Jan. 13 New Student Orientation - Florida
Jan. 13 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 17 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 20 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 17 President's Day holiday
Feb. 21 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
March 2-3 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
March 4 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 23 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
April 3 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 17 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 22-23 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 24 Commencement
April 24 End of Trimester
April 29 End of Trimester grades due


Summer 2020 Trimester

Date Event
May 8 New Student Orientation - Illinois
May 11 New Student Orientation - Florida
May 11 Start of Summer Trimester
May 15 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 25 Memorial Day holiday
June 19 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 29-30 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
July 1 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 3 Independence Day holiday
July 20 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 31 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 14 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 19-20 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 21 Commencement
Aug. 21 End of Trimester
Aug. 26 End of Trimester grades due


Fall 2020 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 4 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Sept. 7 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 8 New Student Orientation - Florida
Sept. 8 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 11 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Oct. 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 26-27 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 28 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 16 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 25 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 11 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 16-17 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 18 Commencement
Dec. 18 End of Trimester
Dec. 22 End of Trimester grades due

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Spring 2021 Trimester

Date Event
Jan. 8 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Jan. 11 New Student Orientation - Florida
Jan. 11 Start of Spring Trimester
Jan. 15 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Day holiday
Feb. 15 President's Day holiday
Feb. 19 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
March 1-2 CAHS Spring I accelerated courses final exams
March 3 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses start
March 10 Registration for Summer Trimester begins
April 2 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 16 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
April 21-22 CAHS Spring II accelerated courses final exams
April 23 Commencement
April 23 End of Trimester
April 27 End of Trimester grades due


Summer 2021 Trimester

Date Event
May 7 New Student Orientation - Illinois
May 10 New Student Orientation - Florida
May 10 Start of Summer Trimester
May 14 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
May 31 Memorial Day holiday
June 18 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
June 28-29 CAHS Summer I accelerated courses final exams
June 30 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses start
July 5 Independence Day holiday
July 12 Registration for Fall Trimester begins
July 30 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 13 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Aug. 18-19 CAHS Summer II accelerated courses final exams
Aug. 20 Commencement
Aug. 20 End of Trimester
Aug. 24 End of Trimester grades due


Fall 2021 Trimester

Date Event
Sept. 3 New Student Orientation - Illinois
Sept. 6 Labor Day holiday
Sept. 7 New Student Orientation - Florida
Sept. 7 Start of Fall Trimester
Sept. 10 Last day to add classes. No admission to classes after this date.
Oct. 15 Last day to drop CAHS Session I courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Oct. 25-26 CAHS Fall I accelerated courses final exams
Oct. 27 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses start
Nov. 8 Registration for Spring Trimester begins
Nov. 11 Veterans Day holiday
Nov. 26 Last day to drop 15-week courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Nov. 25-26 Thanksgiving holiday
Dec. 10 Last day to drop CAHS Session II courses (by 5:00 p.m. CST)
Dec. 15-16 CAHS Fall II accelerated courses final exams
Dec. 17 Commencement
Dec. 17 End of Trimester
Dec. 21 End of Trimester grades due

* Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

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