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Fall 2017

  • Aug. 19: Residence halls open at 7 a.m. for first-year students
  • Aug. 23: First day of classes
  • Aug. 31: Deadline for payment of tuition, fees and all other charges associated with the beginning of the semester
  • Sept. 6
    • Last day to add a class
    • Last day to drop a class with no entry on the record
  • Sept. 15: Family Weekend, Sept. 15-17
  • Oct. 1: Homecoming and related Homecoming activities, Oct. 1-7
  • Oct. 12: Fall break, Oct. 12-13
  • Nov. 18: Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 18-26
  • Dec. 7: Last day of classes
  • Dec. 17: Winter Break, Residence halls close at 9:00 a.m.

Spring 2018

  • Jan. 8: First day of classes
  • Mar. 3: Spring Break, Mar. 3-11
  • Apr. 23: Last day of classes


The VU calendar committee and the Board of Trustees must approve the University calendar before it is published around June 1 of each year. Calendar highlights are published in the OverVU newsletter during the year. Visit the Registrar for the academic year calendar or the University Calendar for events scheduled throughout the university community.

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