Academic Calendar

2017-2018 Academic Year

Western Seminary's semesters are based on a minimum 15-week term with shorter sessions occasionally held within each term. In addition, each credit hour earned by students is based on 45 hours of combined instruction and coursework that is specified in the syllabus for each course.

Online

2017 Fall Semester Sep 2 – Dec 15
Classes Begin Sep 2
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 23 – 26
Classes End Dec 15
2018 Spring Semester Jan 6 – Apr 16
Classes Begin Jan 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 15
Classes End Apr 16
2018 Summer Semester Apr 28 – Aug 6
Classes Begin Apr 28
Memorial Day Holiday May 28
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 6

Portland

2017 Fall Semester Sep 2 – Dec 15
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 2
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 23 – 26
Classes End Dec 15
2018 Spring Semester Jan 6 – Apr 20
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 15
Classes End Apr 20
2018 Graduation Ceremony Apr 21
2018 Summer Semester Apr 28 – Aug 10
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 28
Memorial Day Holiday May 28
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10

San Jose

2017 Fall Semester Sep 2 – Dec 15
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 2
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 23 – 26
Classes End Dec 15
2018 Spring Semester Jan 6 – Apr 20
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 15
Classes End Apr 20
2018 Summer Semester Apr 28 – Aug 10
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 28
Memorial Day Holiday May 28
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10
2018 Graduation Ceremony Jul 14

Sacramento

2017 Fall Semester Sep 2 – Dec 15
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 2
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 23 – 26
Classes End Dec 15
2018 Spring Semester Jan 6 – Apr 20
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 15
Classes End Apr 20
2018 Summer Semester Apr 28 – Aug 10
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 28
Memorial Day Holiday May 28
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10
2018 Graduation Ceremony Aug 4

Seattle Teaching Site

2017 Fall Semester Sep 2 – Dec 15
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 2
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 23 – 26
Classes End Dec 15
2018 Spring Semester Jan 6 – Apr 20
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 6
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 15
Classes End Apr 20
2018 Summer Semester Apr 28 – Aug 10
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 28
Memorial Day Holiday May 28
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10