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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 2017  semester starts on Monday, August 28, 2017.

Spring 2018 semester starts on Monday, January 8, 2018.

When is finals week at SUU?

The fall 2017 finals week starts Tuesday, December 12 and ends Friday, December 15.

The spring 2018 finals week starts Monday, April30 and ends Thursday, May 3.

Graduation 2018 is Friday, May 3.

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

Find the version of this article in Spanish here: ¿Cuánto tiempo dura un semestre?


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