Academic Calendar

BGSU operates on a semester system composed of two 16-week semesters beginning in late August and ending in May. Attendance is optional for the winter session (early through late January) and for the summer session (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 2019 Semester

  • August 26 - December 13, 2019: Fall Semester
  • August 26 - October 11, 2019: First Seven Week Session
  • September 2, 2019 (Monday): Labor Day, No Classes
  • October 14 - December 6, 2019: Second Seven Week Session
  • October 21 - December 6, 2019: Second Seven Week Distance/eCampus Session
  • November 11, 2019 (Monday): Veterans Day Observed, No Classes
  • November 27 - 29, 2019: Thanksgiving Break, No Classes
  • December 6, 2019: Last Day of Classes
  • December 9-13, 2019: Final Exam Week
  • December 13 - 14, 2019: Commencement

Spring 2020 Semester

  • January 2 - January 23, 2020: Winter Session
  • January 20, 2020 (Monday): Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, No Classes
  • January 27 - May 15, 2020: Regular Spring Semester
  • March 16 - 20, 2020: Spring Recess, No Classes
  • May 8, 2020 (Friday): Last Day of Classes
  • May 11 - 15, 2020: Final Exam Week
  • May 15 - 16, 2020: Commencement

Summer 2020 Session

  • May 20 – June 10, 2020: 3-week Session
  • May 20 – August 14, 2020: 12-week Session
  • May 20 – July 1, 2020: First 6-week Session
  • May 25, 2020 (Monday): Memorial Day, No Classes
  • June 22 – August 14, 2020: 8-week Session
  • July 3, 2020 (Friday): Independence Day Observed, No Classes
  • July 6 – August 14, 2020: Second 6-week Session
  • August 15, 2020 (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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