Academic Calendar

2016-2017 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

2016 Fall Semester Aug. 29 – Dec. 16
Session A
Aug. 29 – Dec. 16
Session  B Aug. 29 – Oct. 15
Session  C Oct. 17 – Dec. 9
2017 Spring Semester Jan. 9 – Apr. 28
Session  A Jan. 9 – Apr. 28
Session  B Jan. 9 – Mar. 3
Session  C Mar. 6 – Apr. 28
2017 Summer SemesterMay 1 – Aug. 18
Session  A May 1 – Aug. 18
Session  B May 1 – Jun. 23
Session  C Jun. 26 – Aug. 18
2017 Graduation Ceremony   Apr. 29

Portland

2016 Fall SemesterSept. 6 – Dec. 16
Classes Begin Sept. 6
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 24 - 27
Classes End Dec. 16
Winter Recess Dec. 19 – Jan. 6
2017 Spring SemesterJan. 9 – Apr. 28
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 16
Classes End Apr. 28
2017 Summer SemesterMay 8 – Aug. 18
Classes Begin May 8
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 18
2017 Graduation Ceremony   Apr. 29

San Jose

2016 Fall SemesterSept. 6 – Dec. 17
Classes Begin Sept. 6
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 24 - 27
Classes End Dec. 17
Winter Recess Dec. 19 – Jan. 6
2017 Spring SemesterJan. 9 – Apr. 21
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 16
Classes End Apr. 21
2017 Summer SemesterApr. 29 – Aug. 11
Classes Begin Apr. 29
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 11
2017 Graduation Ceremony   July 8

Sacramento

2016 Fall SemesterSept. 6 – Dec. 16
Classes Begin Sept. 6
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 24 - 27
Classes End Dec. 16
Winter Recess Dec. 19 – Jan. 6
2017 Spring SemesterJan. 9 – Apr. 21
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 16
Classes End Apr. 21
2017 Summer SemesterApr. 29 – Aug. 11
Classes Begin Apr. 29
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 11
2017 Graduation Ceremony   Jul. 29

Seattle

2016 Fall SemesterSept. 6 – Dec. 16
Classes Begin Sept. 6
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 24 - 27
Classes End Dec. 16
Winter Recess Dec. 19 – Jan. 6
2017 Spring SemesterJan. 9 – Apr. 28
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 16
Classes End Apr. 28
2017 Graduation Activity  
May 6

 

2016-2017 Academic Catalog