2016-2017 Academic Calendar

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-May 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.

Summer Session

  • May 16 — June 24, 2016: First 6-week term
  • May 30, 2016 (Monday): Memorial Day, No Classes
  • June 13 — August 5, 2016: 8-week term
  • June 27 — August 5, 2016: Second 6-week term
  • July 4, 2016 (Monday): Independence Day, No Classes
  • August 6, 2016 (Saturday): Commencement

Fall Semester

  • August 22 — December 16, 2016: Fall Semester
  • September 5, 2016 (Monday): Labor Day, No Classes
  • October 10 — 11, 2016: Fall Break
  • November 11, 2016 (Friday): Veterans’ Day, No Classes
  • November 23 — 25, 2016: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 9, 2016 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • December 12 — 16, 2016: Exam Week
  • December 16, 2016 (Friday): Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
  • December 17, 2016 (Saturday): Undergraduate Commencement

Spring Semester

  • January 9 — May 5, 2017: Spring Semester
  • January 16, 2017 (Monday): Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Classes
  • March 6 — 10, 2017: Spring Break
  • April 28, 2017 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • May 1 — 5, 2017: Exam Week
  • May 5, 2017 (Friday): Graduate Commencement
  • May 6, 2017 (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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