Academic Calendar

2019–2020 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

2019 Fall Semester Aug 31–Dec  9
Classes Begin Aug 31
Labor Day Holiday Sep 2
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 28 – 29
Classes End Dec 9
2020 Spring Semester Jan 4–Apr 13
Classes Begin Jan 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 20
Classes End Apr 13
2020 Graduation Ceremony (in Portland) Apr 25
2020 Summer Semester May 2–Aug 10
Classes Begin May 2
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10

Portland

2019 Fall SemesterAug 31–Dec  9
Classes Begin Aug 31
Labor Day Holiday Sep 2
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 28 – 29
Classes End Dec 9
2020 Spring SemesterJan 4–Apr 13
Classes Begin Jan 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 20
Classes End Apr 13
2020 Graduation CeremonyApr 25
2020 Summer SemesterMay 2–Aug 10
Classes Begin May 2
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10

San Jose

2019 Fall SemesterAug 31–Dec  9
Classes Begin Aug 31
Labor Day Holiday Sep 2
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 28 – 29
Classes End Dec 9
2020 Spring SemesterJan 4–Apr 13
Classes Begin Jan 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 20
Classes End Apr 13
2020 Graduation CeremonyJune 13
2020 Summer SemesterMay 2–Aug 10
Classes Begin May 2
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10

Sacramento

2019 Fall SemesterAug 31–Dec  9
Classes Begin Aug 31
Labor Day Holiday Sep 2
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 28 – 29
Classes End Dec 9
2020 Spring SemesterJan 4–Apr 13
Classes Begin Jan 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 20
Classes End Apr 13
2020 Graduation CeremonyMay 16
2020 Summer SemesterMay 2–Aug 10
Classes Begin May 2
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10

Seattle Teaching Site

2019 Fall SemesterAug 31–Dec  9
Classes Begin Aug 31
Labor Day Holiday Sep 2
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 28 – 29
Classes End Dec 9
2020 Spring SemesterJan 4–Apr 13
Classes Begin Jan 4
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 20
Classes End Apr 13
2020 Summer SemesterMay 2–Aug 10
Classes Begin May 2
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 10