Academic Calendar

Chamberlain University operates on a student-centric calendar. Each year consists of two summer, two fall and two spring sessions. Each semester consists of 16 weeks of instruction and exams; classes will be scheduled in two eight-week sessions each semester.

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2020-2021: Cycle 1

2021 Spring Semester Cycle 1: January 4, 2021 - April 24, 2021
Monday, January 4 January session begins
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
Sunday, February 14 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, February 19 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, February 27 January session ends
Monday, March 1 March session begins
Friday, April 2 Spring holiday*
Sunday, April 11 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, April 16 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, April 24 March session ends
Monday - Sunday, April 26 - May 2 Spring Break

2021-2022: Cycle 1

2021 Summer Semester Cycle 1: May 3, 2021 - August 28, 2021
Monday, May 3 May session begins
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day holiday*
Sunday, June 13 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, June 18 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, June 26 May session ends
Monday - Sunday, June 28 - July 4 Summer break
Monday, July 5 July session begins
Monday, July 5 4th of July holiday*
Sunday, August 15 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, August 20 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, August 28 July session ends

 

2021 Fall Semester Cycle 1: August 30, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Monday, August 30 September session begins
Monday, September 6 Labor Day holiday*
Sunday, October 10 Last day to withdraw from science***, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, October 15 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, October 23 September session ends
Monday, October 25 November session begins
Thursday - Friday, November 25 - 26 Thanksgiving break*
Sunday, December 5 Last day to withdraw from science***, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, December 10 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, December 18 November session ends
Monday - Sunday, December 20 - January 2 Winter break

 

2022 Spring Semester Cycle 1: January 3, 2022 - April 23, 2022
Monday, January 3 January session begins
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
Sunday, February 13 Last day to withdraw from science***, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, February 18 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, February 26 January session ends
Monday, February 28 March session begins
Sunday, April 10 Last day to withdraw from science***, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, April 15 Spring holiday*
Friday, April 15 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, April 23 March session ends
Monday - Sunday, April 25 - May 1 Spring break

2020-2021: Cycle 2

2021 Spring Semester Cycle 2: March 1, 2021 - June 26, 2021
Monday, March 1 March session begins
Friday, April 2 Spring holiday*
Sunday, April 11 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, April 16 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, April 24 March session ends
Monday - Sunday, April 26 - May 2 Spring break
Monday, May 3 May session begins
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day holiday*
Sunday, June 13 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, June 18 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, June 26 May session ends
Monday - Sunday, June 28 - July 4 Summer break

2021-2022: Cycle 2

2021 Summer Semester Cycle 2: July 5,2021 - October 23, 2021
Monday, July 5 July session begins
Monday, July 5 4th of July holiday*
Sunday, August 15 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, August 20 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, August 28 July session ends
Monday, August 30 September session begins
Monday, September 6 Labor Day holiday*
Sunday, October 10 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health profession courses***
Friday, October 15 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, October 23 September session ends

 

2021 Fall Semester Cycle 2: October 25, 2021 - February 26, 2022
Monday, October 25 November session begins
Thursday - Friday, November 25-26 Thanksgiving break*
Sunday, December 5 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, December 10 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, December 18 November session ends
Monday - Sunday, December 20 - January 2 Winter Break
Monday, January 3 January session begins
Monday, January 17 Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday*
Sunday, February 13 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, February 18 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, February 26 January session ends

 

2022 Spring Semester Cycle 2: February 28, 2022 - June, 25, 2022
Monday, February 28 March session begins
Sunday, April 10 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, April 15 Spring holiday*
Friday, April 15 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, April 23 March session ends
Monday - Sunday, April 25 - May 1 Spring break
Monday, May 2 May session begins
Monday, May 30 Memorial Day holiday*
Sunday, June 12 Last day to withdraw from science**, nursing and health professions courses***
Friday, June 17 Last day to withdraw from general education and science elective courses***
Saturday, June 25 May session ends
Monday - Sunday, June 27 - July 10 Summer break

 

* Classes do not meet on the holidays recognized on this calendar. For student’s convenience, the online classes will remain open.

** Science elective courses use the general education last day to withdraw policy.

*** Last date to withdraw refers to the last date that the student may withdraw from a class and receive a grade of “WP/WF” for science, nursing and health professions courses or a grade of a “W” for general education or science elective courses using the “N” suffix designator. The last day to withdraw from all classes and receive a refund varies.