Academic Calendar

2024-25 calendar

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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)
Sunday, May 19, 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
Tuesday, June 25, 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
Tuesday, August 20, 2024 Final grades due for 15-week and second module (7-week) courses

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

Spring semester 2025

Wednesday, January 1, 2025 New Year’s Day - No classes - University is closed
Monday, January 6, 2025 Faculty return to campus
Sunday, January 12, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW without academic and financial penalty
Monday, January 13, 2025 Spring semester begins
Sunday, January 19, 2025 Last day to ADD a 15-week or first module course
Monday, January 20, 2025 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No classes - University is closed
Sunday, January 26, 2025

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 27, 2025 Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)
Sunday, February 16, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from first module courses with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, February 17, 2025 Presidents Day - No classes - University is open
Sunday, March 2, 2025 First module ends
Sun-Sat, Mar 2-8, 2025 Reading Week* - No classes - University is open
Sunday, March 9, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from second module courses without academic and financial penalty
Monday, March 10, 2025 Second module begins
Monday, March 17, 2025 Last day to ADD a second module course
Sunday, March 23, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from second module courses without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, March 24, 2025 Faculty census day (second module courses)
Sunday, April 13, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or second module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Fri-Sat, April 18-19, 2025 Good Friday and Easter weekend - No classes - University is open
Sunday, April 20, 2025 Easter Sunday - No classes - University is closed
Sunday, April 27, 2025 Spring semester ends
Monday, April 28, 2025 Final grades due

Spring semester break

April 27-May 12, 2025 Semester break for students
April 28-May 5, 2025 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 2025

Monday, May 5, 2025 Faculty return to campus
Sunday, May 11, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and first module courses without academic and financial penalty
Monday, May 12, 2025 Summer semester begins
Sunday, May 18, 2025 Last day to ADD 15-week and first module courses
Sunday, May 25, 2025 Last day to ADD 15-week courses (for approved courses only)
Monday, May 26, 2025 Memorial Day - No classes - University is closed
Tuesday, May 27, 2025

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

Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)

Sunday, June 15, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a first module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Thursday, June 19, 2025 Juneteenth - No Classes - University is Closed
Sunday, June 29, 2025 First module ends
Monday, June 30, 2025 Final grades due for first module (7-week) courses
Friday, July 4, 2025 Independence Day (observed) - University is closed
Monday, July 7, 2025 Second module (7-week) courses begin
Tuesday, July 15, 2025 Last day to ADD a second module (7-week) course
Sunday, July 20, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from second module courses without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, July 21, 2025 Faculty census day for second module courses
Monday, August 11, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and second module courses with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Sunday, August 24, 2025 Summer semester ends
Monday, August 25, 2025 Final grades due

Summer semester break

August 25-September 7, 2025 Summer break for students
August 25-September 2, 2025 Summer break for faculty

Fall semester 2025

Monday, September 1, 2025 Labor Day - No classes - University is closed
Tuesday, September 2, 2025 Faculty return to campus
Sunday, September 7, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from 15-week and first module courses without academic and financial penalty
Monday, September 8, 2025 Fall semester begins
Monday, September 15, 2025 Last day to ADD 15-week and first module courses
Friday, September 19, 2025 Last day to ADD 15-week courses (for approved courses only)
Monday, September 22, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or first module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Tuesday, September 23, 2025 Faculty census day (15-week and first module courses)
Monday, October 13, 2025 Indigenous Peoples’ Day - No classes - University is open
Tuesday, October 14, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a first module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Sunday, October 26, 2025 First module ends
Sunday, November 2, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Monday, November 3, 2025 Second module begins
Monday, November 10, 2025 Last day to ADD a second module course
Tuesday, November 11, 2025 Veterans Day (observed) - No classes - University is open
Monday, November 17, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a second module course without academic penalty, but with financial penalty (See refund policy)
Tuesday, November 18, 2025 Faculty census day for second module courses
Wednesday, November 26, 2025 University will close at 3 p.m. - No evening classes
Thurs-Fri, November 27-28, 2025 Thanksgiving recess - No classes - University is closed
Sat-Sun, November 29-30, 2025 Thanksgiving holiday weekend - No classes - University is open
Monday, December 8, 2025 Last day to WITHDRAW from a 15-week or second module course with academic and financial penalty (See refund policy)
Sunday, December 21, 2025 Fall semester ends
Monday, December 22, 2025 Final grades due
Wednesday, December 24, 2025 University will close at 3 p.m.
Thursday, December 25, 2025 Christmas Day (observed) - University is closed
Wednesday, December 31, 2025 University will close at 3 p.m.

Winter break

December 24, 2025-January 4, 2026 Winter break for students
December 24, 2025-January 2, 2026 Winter break for faculty

Note: University is closed on January 1, 2026 for New Year’s Day

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/.