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