Aurora University

Academic Calendar

Note: Actual class schedules for some AU programs may differ from the official term dates listed below. Contact your program office or the Registrar's office (630-844-5462) for details.

2018-2019 | 2019-2020 | 2020-2021 | 2021-2022 | 2022-2023

2018-2019 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 20-24
New Student Orientation August 23-26
Fall Semester Classes Begin August 27
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester September 2
8-week Fall Module I August 27–October 20
Labor Day - no classes September 3
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 7
Founders Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) October 12
Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes October 19-21
8-Week Fall Module II October 22-December 15
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 11
Thanksgiving Holiday November 21-25
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" December 2
Final Examinations December 10-15
Grades due to Registrar December 18
Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 7
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for spring semester January 13
8-Week Spring Module I January 7–March 2
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes January 21
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" February 17
Spring Break - no classes March 4-10
8-Week Spring Module II March 11–May 4
Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W" March 31
Honors Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) April 12
Easter Break April 19-21
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 21
Final Examinations April 29-May 4
GWC Spring Commencement May 4
AU Spring Commencement May 5
Grades due to Registrar May 7
Summer Term
May 6-August 24
Summer May Term (3 weeks) May 6-25
Summer Module I (8 Weeks) May 6-June 29
Memorial Day - no classes May 27
Summer 10-week Term May 27-August 3
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 27–June 29
Summer PLUS One Programs June 3–August 10
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) July 1-August 24
Independence Day - no classes July 4-5
Summer Term II (5 weeks) July 1 – August 3

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2019-2020 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 19-23
New Student Orientation August 22-25
Fall Semester Classes Begin August 26
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester September 1
8-week Fall Module I August 26–October 19
Labor Day - no classes September 2
Founders Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) October 4
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 6
Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes October 18-20
8-Week Fall Module II October 21-December 14
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 10
Thanksgiving Holiday November 27-December 1
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" December 1
Final Examinations December 9-14
Grades due to Registrar December 17
Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 6
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for spring semester January 12
8-Week Spring Module I January 6–February 29
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes January 20
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" February 16
Spring Break - no classes March 2-8
8-Week Spring Module II March 9–May 2
Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W" March 29
Easter Break April 10-12
Honors Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) April 17
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 19
Final Examinations April 27-May 2
GWC Spring Commencement May 2
AU Spring Commencement May 3
Grades due to Registrar May 5
Summer Term
May 4-August 22
Summer May Term (3 weeks) May 4-23
Summer Module I (8 Weeks) May 4-June 27
Memorial Day - no classes May 25
Summer 10-week Term May 25-August 1
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 25–June 27
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) June 29-August 22
Independence Day - no classes July 3
Summer Term II (5 weeks) June 29–August 1

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2020-2021 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 17-21
New Student Orientation August 20-23
Fall Semester Classes Begin August 24
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester August 30
8-week Fall Module I August 24–October 17
Labor Day - no classes September 7
Founders Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) TBA
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 4
Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes October 16-18
8-Week Fall Module II October 19-December 12
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 8
Thanksgiving Holiday November 25-29
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" November 29
Final Examinations December 7-12
Grades due to Registrar December 15
Fall Commencement TBA
Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 4
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for spring semester January 10
8-Week Spring Module I January 4–February 27
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes January 18
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" February 14
Spring Break - no classes March 1-7
8-Week Spring Module II March 8–May 1
Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W" March 28
Easter Break April 2-4
Honors Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) TBA
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 18
Final Examinations April 26-May 1
GWC Spring Commencement May 1
AU Spring Commencement May 2
Grades due to Registrar May 4
Summer Term
May 3-August 21
Summer May Term (3 weeks) May 3-22
Summer Module I (8 Weeks) May 3-June 26
Memorial Day - no classes May 31
Summer 10-week Term May 24-July 31
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 24–June 26
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) June 28-August 21
Summer Term II (5 weeks) June 28–July 31
Independence Day Observance - no classes July 5

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2021-2022 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 16-20
New Student Orientation August 19-22
Fall Semester Classes Begin August 23
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester August 29
8-week Fall Module I August 23–October 16
Labor Day - no classes September 6
Founders Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) TBA
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 3
Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes October 15-17
8-Week Fall Module II October 18-December 11
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 7
Thanksgiving Holiday November 24-28
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" November 28
Final Examinations December 6-11
Grades due to Registrar December 14
Fall Commencement TBA
Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 3
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for spring semester January 9
8-Week Spring Module I January 3–February 26
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes January 17
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" February 13
Spring Break - no classes February 28-March 6
8-Week Spring Module II March 7–April 30
Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W" March 27
Easter Break April 15-17
Honors Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) TBA
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 17
Final Examinations April 25-30
GWC Spring Commencement April 30
AU Spring Commencement May 1
Grades due to Registrar May 3
Summer Term
May 2-August 20
Summer May Term (3 weeks) May 2-21
Summer Module I (8 Weeks) May 2-June 25
Memorial Day - no classes May 30
Summer 10-week Term May 23-July 30
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 23–June 25
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) June 27-August 20
Summer Term II (5 weeks) June 27–July 30
Independence Day Observance - no classes July 4

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2022-2023 Academic Year
Opening Week - Faculty Orientation/Meetings August 22-26
New Student Orientation August 25-28
Fall Semester Classes Begin August 29
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for Fall Semester September 4
8-week Fall Module I August 29–October 22
Labor Day - no classes September 5
Founders Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) TBA
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" October 9
Fall Weekend - no traditional day classes October 21-23
8-Week Fall Module II October 24-December 17
Last day to drop fall semester classes with automatic "W" November 13
Thanksgiving Holiday November 23-27
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" December 4
Final Examinations December 12-17
Grades due to Registrar December 20
Fall Commencement TBA
Spring Semester Classes Begin
January 9
End of Add for day classes; evening classes may be added prior to second class meeting; end of 100% refund for spring semester January 15
8-Week Spring Module I January 9–March 4
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day - no classes January 16
Module I - last day to drop with automatic "W" February 19
Spring Break - no classes March 6-12
8-Week Spring Module II March 13–May 6
Last day to drop spring semester classes with automatic "W" April 2
Easter Break April 7-9
Honors Convocation (no traditional day classes after 1:05 p.m.) TBA
Module II - last day to drop with automatic "W" April 23
Final Examinations May 1-6
GWC Spring Commencement May 6
AU Spring Commencement May 7
Grades due to Registrar May 9
Summer Term
May 8-August 26
Summer May Term (3 weeks) May 8-27
Summer Module I (8 Weeks) May 8-July 1
Memorial Day - no classes May 29
Summer 10-week Term May 29-August 5
Summer Term I (5 weeks) May 29–July 1
Summer Module II (8 Weeks) July 3-August 26
Summer Term II (5 weeks) July 3–August 5
Independence Day Observance - no classes July 3-4

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