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2013-2014 Academic Calendar

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BGSU operates on a semester system composed of two 16-week semesters beginning in late August and ending in early May. The third semester, at which attendance is optional, is the summer session from mid-June through late August.

To complete a bachelor’s degree in four academic years (8 semesters), a student must average 15 credit hours per semester. The time required to complete a higher level degree (master’s or doctorate) depends on the specific degree program.

The 2014-2015 calendar is also available.

Summer Session

  • May 20 — June 28, 2013: First 6-week term
  • May 27, 2013 (Monday): Memorial Day, No Classes
  • June 17 — August 9, 2013: 8-week term
  • July 1 — August 9, 2013: Second 6-week term
  • July 4, 2013 (Thursday): Independence Day, No Classes
  • August 10, 2013 (Saturday): Commencement

Fall Semester

  • August 26 — December 20, 2013: Fall Semester
  • September 2, 2013 (Monday): Labor Day, No Classes
  • October 10 — 11, 2013: Fall Break
  • November 11, 2013 (Monday): Veterans’ Day, No Classes
  • November 27 — 29, 2013: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 13, 2013 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • December 16 — 20, 2013: Exam Week
  • December 20, 2013 (Friday): Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
  • December 21, 2013 (Saturday): Undergraduate Commencement

Spring Semester

  • January 13 — May 9, 2014: Spring Semester
  • January 20, 2014 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Classes
  • March 10 — 14, 2014: Spring Break
  • May 2, 2014 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • May 5 — 9, 2014: Exam Week
  • May 9, 2014 (Friday): Graduate Commencement
  • May 10, 2014 (Saturday): Undergraduate Commencement

Dates in the above calendar are subject to change. For confirmation of the academic year calendar, please contact the Office of Admissions. To confirm dates for the summer session, see the Office of Registration & Records.

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