University 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 2021 - 2025 
AY 2021 - 2022 Approved June 14, 2017
AY 2022 - 2025 Approved March 18, 2020

Disclaimer: The following dates are subject to change as needed through the approval process. Amendments are in red. Questions can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Academic Calendar Year 2021 - 2022

Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2021 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin 8/23/21  8/23/21  8/16/21 8/23/21  8/16/21 8/23/21 
Classes End 12/09/21  12/10/21  12/02/21  12/10/21  12/03/21  12/10/21 
Exams Begin 12/13/21  12/13/21  12/04/21  12/13/21  12/06/21 12/11/21 
Exams End 12/17/21 

12/17/21

12/09/21 12/17/21 12/10/21 12/17/21
Fall Break 10/09/21 - 10/12/21 - 10/09/21 - 10/12/21 10/14/21 - 10/17/21 -

-
Thanksgiving
Break
11/24/21 - 11/28/21 11/22/21 - 11/28/21 11/24/21 - 11/28/21 11/24/21 - 11/28/21 11/22/21 - 11/28/21
11/22/21 - 11/28/21
Spring 2022 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin 1/18/22 1/18/22 1/18/22 1/19/22 1/18/22 1/18/22
Classes End 5/05/22 5/06/22 5/05/22 5/06/22 5/06/22 5/06/22
Exams Begin 5/09/22 5/09/22

5/07/22 5/09/22 5/09/22 5/07/22
Exams End 5/13/22  5/13/22  5/12/22  5/13/22  5/13/22  5/13/22 
Spring Break 3/14/22 -   3/20/22 3/13/22 - 3/20/22 3/14/22 -   3/20/22 3/14/22 -   3/20/22 3/12/22 - 3/20/22 3/14/22 -   3/18/22

Notes:
(a) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 6, 2021, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 17, 2022.
(b) Pittsburg State University has been approved to move its 2021 through 2024 Fall Break days to their Thanksgiving Breaks.
(c) Spring Break Alignment was approved by the Board on December 16, 2020. For more information visit https://www.kansasregents.org/about/regent_meetings_agendas_and_minutes

Academic Calendar Year 2022 - 2023

Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2022 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin 8/22/22 8/22/22 8/22/22 8/22/22 8/22/22 8/22/22
Classes End 12/08/22 12/09/22 12/08/22 12/09/22 12/09/22 12/16/22
Exams Begin 12/12/22 12/12/22 12/10/22 12/12/22 12/12/22 12/10/22
Exams End  12/16/22  12/16/22  12/15/22  12/16/22  12/16/22  12/16/22
Fall Break  10/08/22 - 10/11/22  11/21/22 - 11/23/22  10/15/22 2pm - 10/18/22  10/13/22 - 10/14/22  -  11/21/22 - 11/22/22
Thanksgiving Break  11/23/22 - 11/27/22  11/24/22 - 11/27/22 11/23/22 - 11/27/22   11/23/22 - 11/27/22  11/21/22 - 11/25/22 11/23/22 - 11/25/22 
Spring 2023 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin 1/17/23 1/17/23 1/17/23 1/17/23 1/17/23 1/17/23
Classes End  5/04/23 5/05/23   5/04/23 5/05/23   5/05/23 5/12/23 
Exams Begin  5/08/23 5/08/23  5/06/23   5/08/23  5/08/23  5/06/23
Exams End 5/12/23   5/12/23  5/11/23 5/12/23   5/12/23  5/12/23
Spring Break 3/13/23 - 3/17/23 3/13/23 - 3/17/23 3/13/23 - 3/17/23 3/13/23 - 3/17/23 3/13/23 - 3/17/23 3/13/23 - 3/17/23

Notes: 

(a) Fort Hays State University utilizes Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.
(b) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 5, 2022 and Martin Luther King Day on January 16, 2023.  
(c) Pittsburg State University has been approved to move its 2021 through 2024 Fall Break days to their Thanksgiving Breaks.
(d) Spring Break Alignment was approved by the Board on December 16, 2020. For more information visit https://www.kansasregents.org/about/regent_meetings_agendas_and_minutes

Academic Calendar Year 2023 - 2024

Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2023 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin 8/21/23 8/21/23  8/21/23   8/21/23 8/21/23  8/21/23 
Classes End  12/07/23 12/08/23   12/07/23 12/08/23   12/15/23  12/08/23
Exams Begin  12/11/23  12/11/23 12/09/23  12/11/23  12/11/23  12/09/23 
Exams End  12/15/23 12/15/23   12/14/23 12/15/23   12/15/23 12/15/23 
Fall Break  10/14/23 - 10/17/23 11/20/23 - 11/22/23  10/14/23 2pm - 10/17/23   10/12/23 - 10/13/23 -  11/20/23 - 11/21/23
Thanksgiving Break 11/22/23 - 11/26/23   11/23/23 - 11/26/23  11/22/23 - 11/26/23  11/22/23 – 11/26/23  11/20/23 - 11/24/23 11/22/23 - 11/24/23 
Spring 2024 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin 1/16/24   1/16/24 1/16/24   1/16/24 1/16/24   1/16/24
Classes End  5/02/24 5/03/24  5/02/24   5/03/24  5/03/24 5/10/24 
Exams Begin  5/06/24  5/06/24 5/04/24   5/06/24  5/06/24 5/04/24 
Exams End 5/10/24   5/10/24  5/09/24 5/10/24   5/10/24 5/10/24 
Spring Break 3/11/24 - 3/15/24   3/11/24 - 3/15/24 3/11/24 - 3/15/24   3/11/24 - 3/15/24  3/11/24 - 3/15/24 3/11/24 - 3/15/24 

Notes: 

(a) Fort Hays State University utilizes Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.
(b) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 4, 2023 and Martin Luther King Day on January 15, 2024.
(c) Pittsburg State University has been approved to move its 2021 through 2024 Fall Break days to their Thanksgiving Breaks.
(d) Spring Break Alignment was approved by the Board on December 16, 2020. For more information visit https://www.kansasregents.org/about/regent_meetings_agendas_and_minutes

Academic Calendar Year 2024 - 2025

Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2024 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin  8/19/24 8/19/24   8/19/24 8/19/24   8/19/24  8/19/24
Classes End 12/12/24  12/13/24  12/05/24  12/06/24   12/06/24 12/13/24 
Exams Begin  12/16/24 12/16/24  12/07/24   12/09/24 12/09/24   12/07/24
Exams End  12/20/24 12/20/24   12/12/24  12/13/24 12/13/24  12/13/24 
Fall Break  10/12/24 - 10/15/24 11/25/24 - 11/27/24  10/12/24 2pm - 10/15/24  10/10/24 - 10/11/24   - 11/25/24 - 11/26/24 
Thanksgiving Break 11/27/24 - 12/01/24  11/28/24 - 12/01/24   11/27/24 - 12/01/24 11/27/24 - 12/01/24   11/25/24 - 11/29/24 11/27/24 - 11/29/24 
Spring 2025 KU K-State WSU ESU PSU FHSU
Classes Begin  1/21/25  1/21/25  1/21/25  1/13/25 1/21/25   1/21/25
Classes End  5/08/25 5/09/25   5/08/25  5/02/25 5/09/25  5/16/25 
Exams Begin 5/12/25  5/12/25  5/10/25  5/05/25  5/12/25   5/10/25
Exams End  5/16/25 5/16/25   5/15/25 5/09/25  5/16/25  5/16/25 
Spring Break 3/17/25 - 3/21/25   3/17/25 - 3/21/25    3/17/25 - 3/21/25  3/17/25 - 3/21/25 3/17/25 - 3/21/25  3/17/25 - 3/21/25  

Notes:

(a) Fort Hays State University utilizes Saturdays as final exam days and, thus, have a slightly longer exam period.
(b) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 2, 2024 and Martin Luther King Day on January 20, 2025.
(c) Pittsburg State University has been approved to move its 2021 through 2024 Fall Break days to their Thanksgiving Breaks.
(d) Spring Break Alignment was approved by the Board on December 16, 2020. For more information visit https://www.kansasregents.org/about/regent_meetings_agendas_and_minutes