ACADEMIC CALENDARS

The Kansas Board of Regents approves the Academic Calendars for the six state universities.  To view the policy click here.

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

Approved March 12, 2014
Disclaimer: The following dates are subject to change as needed.

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 16
Friday

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 Tues

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 12
Friday

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 06 - 07, 2016.

(c) 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 15
Friday

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 11
Friday

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 19 - 20, 2017; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 20 - 26, 2017; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 05 - 06, 2017.

(c) 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 14
Friday

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 17
Friday

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 18 - 19, 2018; Fort Hays State University Fall break November 19 - 25, 2018; and Pittsburg State University Fall break October 04 - 05, 2018.

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