Academic Calendar

2023-24 calendar

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Fall semester 2023

Monday, August 28, 2023 Faculty return to campus
Saturday, September 2, 2023 New student orientation
Monday, September 4, 2023

Labor Day - No classes - University is closed

Last day to WITHDRAW without academic and financial penalty

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 Fall semester begins
Monday, September 11, 2023 Last day to ADD a 15-week and first module course
Monday, September 18, 2023

Last day to ADD a 15-week course (for approved courses only)

Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or first module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)
Monday, October 9, 2023 Indigenous Peoples’ Day - No classes - University is open
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 Last day to WITHDRAW from a first module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, October 23, 2023 First module ends
Monday, October 30, 2023 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Second module begins
Friday, November 10, 2023 Veterans Day (observed) - No classes - University is open
Monday November 6, 2023 Last day to ADD a second module course
Monday, November 13, 2023 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Faculty census day for second module courses
Wednesday, November 22, 2023 University will close at 3 p.m. - No evening classes
Thurs-Fri, November 23-24, 2023 Thanksgiving holiday - No classes - University is closed
Sat-Sun, November 25-26, 2023 Thanksgiving holiday weekend - No classes - University is open
Monday, December 4, 2023 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or second module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, December 18, 2023 Fall semester ends
Monday, December 25, 2023 Christmas Day (observed) - University is closed

Winter break

December 19, 2023-January 7, 2024 Winter break for students
December 19, 2023-January 1, 2024 Winter break for faculty

Spring semester 2024

Tuesday, January 2, 2024 Faculty return to campus
Saturday, January 6, 2024 New student orientation
Sunday, January 7, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW without academic and financial penalty
Monday, January 8, 2024 Spring semester begins
Sunday, January 14, 2024 Last day to ADD a 15-week or first module course
Monday, January 15, 2024 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No classes - University is closed
Sunday, January 21, 2024

Last day to ADD a 15-week course (for approved courses only)

Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and first module courses without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)

Monday, January 22, 2024 Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)
Sunday, February 11, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from first module courses with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, February 19, 2024 Presidents Day - No classes - University is open
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 Mid-semester grades due
Sunday, February 25, 2024 First module ends
Mon-Sun, Feb 26-Mar 3, 2024 Reading Week* - No classes - University is open
Sunday, March 3, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from second module courses without academic and financial penalty
Monday, March 4, 2024 Second module begins
Monday, March 11, 2024 Last day to ADD a second module course
Sunday, March 17, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from second module courses without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, March 18, 2024 Faculty census day (second module courses)
Fri-Sat, March 29-30, 2024 Good Friday and Easter weekend - No classes - University is open
Sunday, March 31, 2024 Easter Sunday - No classes - University is closed
Sunday, April 7, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or second module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Sunday, April 21, 2024 Spring semester ends
Monday, April 22, 2024 Final grades due

Spring semester break

April 22-May 5, 2024 Semester break for students
April 22-28, 2024 Semester break for faculty

*Reading Week: This period is one week where classes do not take place. This week is an opportunity for students to integrate upcoming materials, complete projects, and meet with instructors without the pressure of new or additional assignments.

Summer semester 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024 Faculty return to campus
Saturday, May 4, 2024 New student orientation
Sunday, May 5, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and first module courses without academic and financial penalty
Monday, May 6, 2024 Summer semester begins
Sunday, May 12, 2024 Last day to ADD 15-week and first module courses
Sunday, May 19, 2024 Last day to ADD 15-week courses (for approved courses only)
Monday, May 20, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or first module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, May 20, 2024 Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)
Monday, May 27, 2024 Memorial Day - No classes - University is closed
Sunday, June 9, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a first module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Wednesday, June 19, 2024 Juneteenth - No Classes - University is Closed
Sunday, June 23, 2024 First module ends
Monday, June 24, 2024 Final grades due for first module (7-week) courses
Sunday, June 30, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic and financial penalty
Monday, July 1, 2024 Second module (7-week) courses begin
Thursday, July 4, 2024 Independence Day (Observed) - University is closed
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 Last day to ADD a second module (7-week) course
Sunday, July 14, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from second module courses without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, July 15, 2024 Faculty census day for second module courses
Monday, August 5, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and second module courses with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Sunday, August 18, 2024 Summer semester ends
Monday, August 19, 2024 Final grades due

Summer semester break

August 19-September 8, 2024 Summer break for students
August 19-September 2, 2024 Summer break for faculty

Fall semester 2024

Monday, September 2, 2024 Labor Day - No classes - University is closed
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 Faculty return to campus
Saturday, September 7, 2024 New student orientation
Sunday, September 8, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and first module courses without academic and financial penalty
Monday, September 9, 2024 Fall semester begins
Monday, September 16, 2024 Last day to ADD 15-week and first module courses
Monday, September 23, 2024

Last day to ADD 15-week courses (for approved courses only)

Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or first module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)

Tuesday, September 24, 2024 Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)
Monday, October 14, 2024

Indigenous Peoples’ Day - No classes - University is open

Last day to WITHDRAW from a first module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)

Sunday, October 27, 2024 First module ends
Sunday, November 3, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, November 4, 2024 Second module begins
Monday, November 11, 2024

Veterans Day (observed) - No classes - University is open

Last day to ADD a second module course

Monday, November 18, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Tuesday, November 19, 2024 Faculty census day for second module courses
Wednesday, November 27, 2024 University will close at 3 p.m. - No evening classes
Thurs-Fri, November 28-29, 2024 Thanksgiving recess - No classes - University is closed
Sat-Sun, November 30-December 1, 2024 Thanksgiving holiday weekend - No classes - University is open
Monday, December 9, 2024 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or second module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Sunday, December 22, 2024 Fall semester ends
Monday, December 23, 2024 Final grades due
Wednesday, December 25, 2024 Christmas Day (observed) - University is closed

Winter break

December 20, 2024-January 12, 2025 Winter break for students
December 23, 2024-January 3, 2024 Winter break for faculty

Goodwin faculty are strongly encouraged to plan assignments and examinations with religious observances and holidays in mind. If an examination, quiz, or in-class assignment should occur on a religious observance or holiday, faculty members are advised to permit students to make up the exam, quiz, or assignment within a reasonable time after the religious observance or holiday. A full calendar of religious observances and holidays can be accessed at https://interfaithaction.org/calendar/.