Academic Calendars

According to the Kansas Board of Regents Policy Manual:

  1. The Academic Calendar of each state university shall provide for an academic year minimally consisting of two sixteen week semesters totaling no fewer than 146 instructional days plus five final exam days each semester.

  2. Each state university shall file a three-year Academic Calendar adhering to holidays and breaks approved by the Board.  Each state university shall follow the calendar as approved by the Board.  Any deviation for reasons other than natural disasters or national emergencies must have prior approval of the Board.  

  3. The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Board shall have the authority to approve or deny non-substantive revisions to Board-approved three-year calendars and shall periodically report these changes to the Board.

Academic Calendars for 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019

Approved March 12, 2014

Disclaimer: The following dates are subject to change as needed.
Updated September, 2016

Spring Break Dates
Spring 2017:  March 20 – 26, 2017
Spring 2018:  March 19 – 25, 2018
Spring 2019:  March 11 – 17, 2019

Academic Calendar Year 2016 - 2017 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2016

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Aug 22 
Monday

Aug 22 
Monday

Aug 22 
Monday

Aug 22 
Monday

Aug 22
Monday

Aug 22 
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 08 
Thursday

Dec 09 
Friday

Dec 08 
Thursday

Dec 09 
Friday

Dec 09 
Friday

Dec 09 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 12 
Monday

Dec 12 
Monday

Dec 10 
Saturday

Dec 12 
Monday

Dec 12
Monday

Dec 10 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 16 
Friday

Dec 16 
Friday

Dec 15 
Thursday

Dec 16 
Friday

Dec 16
Friday

Dec 16 
Friday

Spring 2017

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 17 
Tuesday

Jan 17
Tuesday

Jan 17 
Tuesday

Jan 18 
Wednesday

Jan 17
Tuesday

Jan 17 
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 04 
Thursday

May 05 
Friday

May 04 
Thursday

May 05 
Friday

May 05 
Friday

May 05 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

May 08 
Monday

May 8 
Monday

May 06 
Saturday

May 08 
Monday

May 08
Monday

May 06 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 12 
Friday

May 12 
Friday

May 11 
Thursday

May 12 
Friday

May 12 
Friday

May 12
Friday

Notes:

(a) Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University utilize Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.

(b) University of Kansas Fall break October 08 - 11, 2016; Kansas State University Fall break November 21 - 25, 2016; Wichita State University Fall break October 15 - 18, 2016; Emporia State University Fall break October 20 - 21, 2016; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 21 - 27, 2016; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 13 - 14, 2016.

(c) Labor Day, September 5, 2016; Thanksgiving break is November 23 - 27, 2016; Martin Luther King Day is January 16, 2017; and Spring break is March 20 - 26, 2017.
 

Academic Calendar Year 2017 - 2018 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2017

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes Begin

Aug 21 
Monday

Aug 21 
Monday

Aug 21 
Monday

Aug 21 
Monday

Aug 21
Monday

Aug 21
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 07 
Thursday

Dec 08 
Friday

Dec 07 
Thursday

Dec 08 
Friday

Dec 08 
Friday

Dec 08 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 11 
Monday

Dec 11 
Monday

Dec 09 
Saturday

Dec 11
Monday

Dec 11 
Monday

Dec 09 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 15 
Friday

Dec 15 
Friday

Dec 14 
Thursday

Dec 15 
Friday

Dec 15 
Friday

Dec 15 
Friday

Spring 2018

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes Begin

Jan 16 
Tuesday

Jan 16 
Tuesday

Jan 16 
Tuesday

Jan 17 
Wednesday

Jan 16
Tuesday

Jan 16
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 03 
Thursday

May 04 
Friday

May 03 
Thursday

May 04 
Friday

May 04 
Friday

May 04 
Friday

Exams Begin

May 07 
Monday

May 07 
Monday

May 05 
Saturday

May 07 
Monday

May 07 
Monday

May 05 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 11 
Friday

May 11 
Friday

May 10 
Thursday

May 11 
Friday

May 11 
Friday

May 11 
Friday

Notes:

(a) Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University utilize Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.

(b) University of Kansas Fall break October 14 - 17, 2017; Kansas State University Fall break November 20 - 24, 2017; Wichita State University Fall break October 14 - 17, 2017; Emporia State University Fall break October 12 - 13, 2017; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 20 - 26, 2017; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 05 - 06, 2017.

(c) Labor Day, September 4, 2017; Thanksgiving break is November 22 - 26, 2017; Martin Luther King Day is January 15, 2018; and Spring break is March 19 - 25, 2018.
 

Academic Calendar Year 2018 - 2019 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2018

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Aug 20 
Monday

Aug 20 
Monday

Aug 20 
Monday

Aug 20 
Monday

Aug 20
Monday

Aug 20 
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 06 
Thursday

Dec 07 
Friday

Dec 06 
Thursday

Dec 07 
Friday

Dec 07
Friday

Dec 07 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 10 
Monday

Dec 10 
Monday

Dec 08 
Saturday

Dec 10 
Monday

Dec 10
Monday

Dec 08 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 14 
Friday

Dec 14 
Friday

Dec 13 
Thursday

Dec 14 
Friday

Dec 14
Friday

Dec 14 
Friday

Spring 2019

KU

KSU

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 22 
Tuesday

Jan 22 
Tuesday

Jan 22 
Tuesday

Jan 15 
Tuesday

Jan 14 
Monday

Jan 22 
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 09 
Thursday

May 10 
Friday

May 09 
Thursday

May 03 
Friday

May 03 
Friday

May 10 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

May 13 
Monday

May 13 
Monday

May 11 
Saturday

May 06 
Monday

May 06 
Monday

May 11 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 17 
Friday

May 17 
Friday

May 16 
Thursday

May 10 
Friday

May 10 
Friday

May 17 
Friday

Notes:

(a) Wichita State University and Fort Hays State University utilize Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.

(b) University of Kansas Fall break October 13 - 16, 2018; Kansas State University Fall break November 19 - 23, 2018; Wichita State University Fall break October 13 - 16, 2018; Emporia State University Fall break October 11 - 12, 2018; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 19 - 25, 2018; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 04 - 05, 2018.

(c) Labor Day, September 3, 2018; Thanksgiving break is November 21 - 25, 2018; Martin Luther King Day is January 21, 2019; and Spring break is March 11 - 17, 2019.