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How Long is a Semester?

What is a semester?

A semester is an academic time period in which classes are in session.

How long is a semester?

A semester is around 16-18 weeks, making up half of the full academic year.

At SUU, semesters are 16 weeks of instructional time and one week of finals, with breaks throughout.


When does the semester start?

The fall 2016 semester starts on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Spring 2017 semester starts on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.


When is finals week at SUU?

The fall 2016 finals week starts Monday, December 12th and ends Thursday, December 15th.

The spring 2017 finals week starts Monday, April 24th and ends Thursday, April 27th.

Graduation 2017 is Friday, April 28th.


Find the full academic calendar including add/drop dates, campus holidays, and other important dates here.