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 2017-2018 and 2018-2019

Approved March 12, 2014; updated September 2016
Disclaimer: The following dates are subject to change as needed.

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

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

Fall 2017

KU

K-State

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

K-State

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

K-State

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

K-State

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. 

Academic Calendars for 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022

Approved June 14, 2017

Academic Calendar Year 2019 - 2020 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2019

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Aug 26 
Monday

Aug 26 
Monday

Aug 19 
Monday

Aug 19 
Monday

Aug 19 
Monday

Aug 19 
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 12 
Thursday

Dec 13 
Friday

Dec 05 
Thursday

Dec 06 
Friday

Dec 06 
Friday

Dec 06 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 16 
Monday

Dec 16 
Monday

Dec 07 
Saturday

Dec 09 
Monday

Dec 09
Monday

Dec 07 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 20 
Friday

Dec 20 
Friday

Dec 12 
Thursday

Dec 13 
Friday

Dec 13
Friday

Dec 13 
Friday

Fall
Break

October 12-15
Sat-Tues

--

October 12-15
Sat-Tues

October 10-13
Thurs-Sun

October 10-13
Thurs-Sun

--

Thanksgiving
Break

Nov 27- Dec 1
Wed-Sun

Nov 25- Dec 1
Mon-Sun

Nov 27- Dec 1
Wed-Sun

Nov 27- Dec 1
Wed-Sun

Nov 27- Dec 1
Wed-Sun

Nov 25- Dec 1
Mon-Sun

Spring 2020

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 21 
Tuesday

Jan 21 
Tuesday

Jan 21 
Tuesday

Jan 14
Tuesday

Jan 21 
Tuesday

Jan 21 
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 07 
Thursday

May 08 
Friday

May 07 
Thursday

May 01 
Friday

May 08 
Friday

May 08 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

May 11 
Monday

May 11 
Monday

May 09 
Saturday

May 04 
Monday

May 11
Monday

May 09 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 15 
Friday

May 15 
Friday

May 14 
Thursday

May 08 
Friday

May 15 
Friday

May 15
Friday

Spring
Break

March 9-15
Mon-Sun

March 9-15
Mon-Sun

March 23-29
Mon-Sun

March 9-15
Mon-Sun

March 23-29
Mon-Sun

March 23-29
Mon-Sun

Notes:

(a) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 2, 2019.

(b) Universities are closed to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20, 2020.

Academic Calendar Year 2020 - 2021 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2020

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Aug 24 
Monday

Aug 24 
Monday

Aug 17
Monday

Aug 17 
Monday

Aug 17 
Monday

Aug 17 
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 10 
Thursday

Dec 11 
Friday

Dec 03 
Thursday

Dec 04
Friday

Dec 04 
Friday

Dec 04 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 14 
Monday

Dec 14 
Monday

Dec 05 
Saturday

Dec 07 
Monday

Dec 07
Monday

Dec 05 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 18 
Friday

Dec 18 
Friday

Dec 10 
Thursday

Dec 11 
Friday

Dec 11
Friday

Dec 11 
Friday

Fall
Break

October 10-13
Sat-Tues

--

October 10-13
Sat-Tues

October 15-18
Thurs-Sun

October 08-10
Thurs-Sun

--

Thanksgiving
Break

Nov 25-29
Wed-Sun

Nov 23-29
Mon-Sun

Nov 25-29
Wed-Sun

Nov 25-29
Wed-Sun

Nov 25-29
Wed-Sun

Nov 23-29
Mon-Sun

Spring 2021

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 19 
Tuesday

Jan 19 
Tuesday

Jan 19 
Tuesday

Jan 20 
Wednesday

Jan 19 
Tuesday

Jan 19 
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 06 
Thursday

May 07 
Friday

May 06 
Thursday

May 07 
Friday

May 07 
Friday

May 07 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

May 10 
Monday

May 10 
Monday

May 08 
Saturday

May 10 
Monday

May 10
Monday

May 08 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 14 
Friday

May 14 
Friday

May 13 
Thursday

May 14 
Friday

May 14 
Friday

May 14
Friday

Spring
Break

March 8-14
Mon-Sun

March 8-14
Mon-Sun

March 22-28
Mon-Sun

March 22-28
Mon-Sun

March 22-28
Mon-Sun

March 22-28
Mon-Sun

Notes:

(a) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 7, 2020.

(b) Universities are closed to observe Martin Luther King Day on January 18, 2021.

Academic Calendar Year 2021 - 2022 Kansas Board of Regents State Universities

Fall 2021

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Aug 23 
Monday

Aug 23 
Monday

Aug 16 
Monday

Aug 23 
Monday

Aug 16 
Monday

Aug 23 
Monday

Classes 
End

Dec 09 
Thursday

Dec 10 
Friday

Dec 02 
Thursday

Dec 10 
Friday

Dec 03 
Friday

Dec 10 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

Dec 13 
Monday

Dec 13 
Monday

Dec 04 
Saturday

Dec 13 
Monday

Dec 06
Monday

Dec 11 
Saturday

Exams 
End

Dec 17 
Friday

Dec 17 
Friday

Dec 09 
Thursday

Dec 17 
Friday

Dec 10
Friday

Dec 17 
Friday

Fall
Break

October 9-12
Sat-Tues

--

October 9-12
Sat-Tues

October 14-17
Thurs-Sun

October 14-17
Thurs-Sun

--

Thanksgiving
Break

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 22-28
Mon-Sun

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 24-28
Wed-Sun

Nov 22-28
Mon-Sun

Spring 2022

KU

K-State

WSU

ESU

PSU

FHSU

Classes 
Begin

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 19 
Wednesday

Jan 18 
Tuesday

Jan 18
Tuesday

Classes 
End

May 05 
Thursday

May 06 
Friday

May 05 
Thursday

May 06 
Friday

May 06 
Friday

May 06 
Friday

Exams 
Begin

May 09 
Monday

May 9 
Monday

May 07 
Saturday

May 09 
Monday

May 09
Monday

May 07 
Saturday

Exams 
End

May 13 
Friday

May 13 
Friday

May 12 
Thursday

May 13 
Friday

May 13 
Friday

May 13
Friday

Spring
Break

March 7-13
Mon-Sun

March 21-27
Mon-Sun

March 21-27
Mon-Sun

March 21-27
Mon-Sun

March 21-27
Mon-Sun

March 21-27
Mon-Sun

Notes:

(a) Universities are closed to observe Labor Day on September 6, 2021.

(b) Universities are closed to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 17, 2022.