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.

Fall 2017 Semester

  • August 21 — December 15, 2017: Fall Semester
  • September 4, 2017 (Monday): Labor Day, No Classes
  • October 9 — 10, 2017: Fall Break
  • November 10, 2017 (Friday): Veterans’ Day, No Classes
  • November 24 — 24, 2017: Thanksgiving Break
  • December 8, 2017 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • December 11 — 15, 2017: Exam Week
  • December 15, 2017 (Friday): Graduate/Undergraduate Commencement
  • December 16, 2017 (Saturday): Undergraduate Commencement

Spring 2018 Semester

  • January 8 — May 4, 2018: Spring Semester
  • January 15, 2018 (Monday): Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No Classes
  • March 5 — 9, 2018: Spring Break
  • April 27, 2018 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • April 28 — May 4, 2018: Exam Week
  • May 4, 2018 (Friday): Graduate Commencement/Undergraduate Commencement
  • May 5, 2018 (Saturday): Undergraduate Commencement

Summer 2018 Session

  • May 14 — June 1, 2018: 3-week Session
  • May 14 — August 3, 2018: 12-week Session
  • May 14 — June 22, 2018: First 6-week Session
  • May 30, 2018 (Monday): Memorial Day, No Classes
  • June 11 — August 3, 2018: 8-week term
  • June 25 — August 3, 2018: Second 6-week term
  • July 4, 2018 (Monday): Independence Day, No Classes
  • August 4, 2018 (Saturday): 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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