Academic Calendars

Fall Semester 2021 Details

Coursework BeginsMonday, August 23

University Holiday

Offices Closed, Classes Recessed

Monday, September 6
Thanksgiving Break; Classes RecessedMonday - Friday, November 22 - 26
Holiday granted by Governor Reynolds;
Offices Closed
Wednesday, November 24
University Holidays;
Offices Closed
Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26
Final ExamsMonday - Thursday, December 13 - 16
Fall Semester EndsFriday, December 17
Graduate College University Commencement CeremonyFriday, December 17
Undergraduate University Commencement CeremonySaturday, December 18
Final Grades DueTuesday, December 21, by 2:15 p.m.

Winter Session 2022 Details

FAQs: https://www.distance.iastate.edu/winter/winter-session-faqs/

Coursework BeginsMonday, December 20
Holiday granted by Governor Reynolds;
Offices Closed; Classes Recessed
Thursday, December 23
University Holidays;
Offices Closed; Classes Recessed

Friday, December 24
Monday, December 27

University Holiday;
Offices Closed; Classes Recessed
Friday, December 31
Final ExamsFriday, January 14
Winter Session EndsFriday, January 14
Final Grades Due *Wednesday, January 19, by 2:15 p.m.

Spring Semester 2022 Details

University Holiday;

Offices Closed; Classes Recessed

Monday, January 17
Coursework BeginsTuesday, January 18
Spring Break; Classes RecessedMonday - Friday, March 14 - 18
Veterinary Medicine University Commencement CeremonyFriday, May 6, at 11:00 a.m.
Final ExamsMonday - Thursday, May 9 - 12
Graduate College University Commencement Ceremony**Thursday, May 12
Spring Semester EndsFriday, May 13
Undergraduate University Commencement Ceremonies**Saturday, May 14
Final Grades Due *Tuesday, May 17, by 2:15 p.m.

*Note: Winter Session grades in Canvas will post to record with Spring Semester final grade processing.

**University commencement ceremony dates are currently under consideration, and may be slightly adjusted. Additional information, including times, will be forthcoming.

Summer Term 2022 Details

Coursework Begins, Session I CoursesMonday, May 16
University Holiday
Offices Closed, Classes Recessed
Monday, May 30
Coursework Begins, Session II CoursesMonday, June 13
University Holiday 
Offices Closed, Classes Recessed
Monday, July 4
Summer Term EndsFriday, August 5
Final Grades DueTuesday, August 9, by 2:15 p.m.

Note: No commencement ceremonies are held in the summer.