Academic Calendar

The academic year consists of a fall semester of five months (August - December) and a spring semester of five months (January - May).

Each year the Schools of Theology in Dubuque sponsor a summer Greek language program (see Summer Programs in the Special Programs and Services section).

Course Descriptions

August Term 2017

June 19-July 14 Online New Student Orientation
July 17-Aug 4 August Pre-load
Aug 5-7 On-Campus New Student Orientation
August 7-18 August Intensive
August 8 Last day to Add/Drop
August 15 Last day to withdraw with a W or change grading option
August 21-Sept 1      August Post-load

Fall 2017

Sept. 5 Fall Semester Course Website Opens
Sept. 11 Residential Class Meetings Begin
Sept. 18 Last day to Add/Drop
Oct. 2 Deadline for December Graduation Applications
Oct.  3-9 Study Days
Oct. 16-27 Registration for J-term and Spring 2018
Nov. 10 Last Day to withdraw with a W or change grading option
Nov. 20-24 Research and Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 8 Last day to submit course extension request
Dec. 11 Last day of Seminary classes
Dec. 12 Seminary Reading Day
Dec. 13-16      Seminary Final Exams

J-Term 2018

Dec. 26-Jan. 5      January Pre-load
Jan. 8-19 January Intensive
Jan. 9 Last day to Add/Drop
Jan. 12 Deadline for May Graduation Applications
Jan. 16 Last day to withdraw with a W or change grading option
Jan. 22-Feb. 2 January Post-load

Spring 2018

Jan. 30 Seminary Course Sites Open
Feb. 5 Residential Seminary Classes Meet
Feb. 13 Last day to Add/Drop
Mar. 6-12 Study Days
Mar. 12-23 Registration for Summer, August and Fall 2018
Mar. 27-Apr 2      Research and Easter Break
Apr 13 Last day to withdraw with a W or change grading option
May 14 Last Day of Seminary Classes
May 15 Reading day
May 16-19 Final Exams
May 18 Baccalaureate
May 19 Commencement

Doctor of Ministry

May 21-June 1, 2018      Third-year cohort
May 23-30, 2018 First and Second-year cohorts


June 5-August 24      Online Summer Courses
June 18 Last day to add/drop
Sept 14 Final Grades Due