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Academic Calendar

13 sessions, 2 weeks break.

Each class must make up one session each semester using alternative instructional methods.
Some classes may have to make up an additional session each semester

Weeklong break at Thanksgiving (Mon-Sat) and at Easter (Wed-Tues)
Weeklong break for Reading Week (Mon-Sat)


Summer 2018 

May 29 – June 1 Asian Theological Summer Institute

June 4–22 Summer Intensive classes 

June 11–14 DMin Colloquium I and II

July 4 Independence Day; seminary closed 

July 8–14 Certificate in Theological Studies courses

July 9–13 Summer Institute 

July 20–28 TEY/Lifelong Learning 

July 22–28 TEA (Lay School) 

August 6–24 Language of the Early Church course 

August 20–24 August intensive classes 

August 20–24 Distributed Learning program orientation (Philadelphia, evening)

August 22–29 PhD comprehensive examinations 

August 24–25 Orientation

 

Fall Semester 2018 

August 27 Fall semester classes begin 

September 3 Labor Day; no classes (must be made up during semester) 

September 5–8 Certificate in Theological Studies course (Gettysburg) 

September 11 End of drop/add period 

September 18 UTI annual lecture and worship 

September 25–26 Board of Trustees meeting

October 8–13 Reading Week; no regularly scheduled classes 

Available for intensive/hybrid classes 

Senior approval and endorsement panels as scheduled 

October 8 Healthy Ministerial Boundaries workshop (Gettysburg) 

October 13 Healthy Ministerial Boundaries workshop (Philadelphia)

October 17 Midterm of Fall semester/Deadline for withdrawal from courses with prorated tuition refund 

October 19–20 The Weekend (Gettysburg) 

October 26 Fall semester Title IV loan proceeds fully earned by student (no return owed in case of withdrawal) 

October 27 Luther Bowl 

October 31 Luther Colloquy (Gettysburg); no classes either campus

November 5 Registration opens for Spring semester 

November 19–23 Thanksgiving recess; no classes (offices close at 3:00 on 21st)

November 22–23 Seminary closed 

December 12 Fall semester classes end 

December 13–14 Exam days; make-up days; as scheduled through Registrar 

December 22–31 Christmas break; seminary closed (offices close at 3:00 on 21st)

 

January Term 2019 

January 1 New Year's Day; seminary closed 

January 2–25 January term classes 

January 2–5 Certificate in Theological Studies course (Gettysburg) 

January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; no classes; seminary closed

January 28 Anti-Racism workshop (Philadelphia) 

January 29 Anti-Racism workshop (Gettysburg) 

January 29–30 Board of Trustees meeting

 

Spring Semester 2019 

January 30 Spring semester classes begin 

February 14 End of drop/add period 

February 15–16 The Weekend (Philadelphia) 

March 10–14 Preaching with Power (Philadelphia)

March 15 Midterm of Spring semester/Deadline for withdrawal from courses with prorated tuition refund 

March 18–23 Reading Week; no regularly scheduled classes 

Intensive courses/Hybrid courses 

April 2 Spring semester Title IV loan proceeds fully earned by student (no return owed in case of withdrawal) 

April 5–6 The Weekend (Gettysburg)

April 16–22 Easter Break; no classes 

May 14 Spring semester classes end 

May 15–16 Exam days; make-up days as scheduled through Registrar 

May 17 Commencement

May 28 – June 1 Asian Theological Summer Institute

June 3–28 Summer Term