Western Seminary Student Handbook

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Year

Online

2018 Fall Semester Sep 1 – Dec 10
Classes Begin Sep 1
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22 – 25
Classes End Dec 10
2019 Spring Semester Jan 5 – Apr 15
Classes Begin Jan 7
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 21
Classes End Apr 15
2019 Graduation Ceremony (in Portland) Apr 27
2019 Summer Semester Apr 27 – Aug 5
Classes Begin Apr 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 27
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 5

Portland

2018 Fall Semester Sep 1 – Dec 14
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 1
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22 – 25
Classes End Dec 14
2019 Spring Semester Jan 5 – Apr 19
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 21
Classes End Apr 19
2019 Graduation Ceremony Apr 27
2019 Summer Semester Apr 27 – Aug 9
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 27
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 9

San Jose

2018 Fall Semester Sep 1 – Dec 14
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 1
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22 – 25
Classes End Dec 14
2019 Spring Semester Jan 5 – Apr 19
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 21
Classes End Apr 19
2019 Summer Semester Apr 27 – Aug 9
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 27
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 9
2019 Graduation Ceremony Jul 13

Sacramento

2018 Fall Semester Sep 1 – Dec 14
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 1
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22 – 25
Classes End Dec 14
2019 Spring Semester Jan 5 – Apr 19
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 21
Classes End Apr 19
2019 Summer Semester Apr 27 – Aug 9
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 27
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 9
2019 Graduation Ceremony May 18

Seattle Teaching Site

2018 Fall Semester Sep 1 – Dec 14
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Sep 1
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22 – 25
Classes End Dec 14
2019 Spring Semester Jan 5 – Apr 19
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Jan 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 21
Classes End Apr 19
2019 Summer Semester Apr 27 – Aug 9
Classes Begin (see class syllabus for meeting start date) Apr 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 27
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 9

2017-2018 Academic Year

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

2016-2017 Academic Year

Online

2016 Fall Semester Aug 29 – Dec 16
Classes Begin Aug 29
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 24 – 27
Classes End Dec 16
2017 Spring Semester Jan 9 – Apr 28
Classes Begin Jan 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 16
Classes End Apr 28
2017 Summer Semester May 1 – Aug 18
Classes Begin May 1
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 18

Portland

2016 Fall Semester Sep 6 – Dec 16
Classes Begin Sep 6
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 24 – 27
Classes End Dec 16
2017 Spring Semester Jan 9 – Apr 28
Classes Begin Jan 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 16
Spring Break Mar 25 – Apr 2
Classes End Apr 28
2017 Summer Semester May 8 – Aug 18
Classes Begin May 8
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 18
2017 Graduation Ceremony Apr 29

San Jose

2016 Fall Semester Sep 6 – Dec 17
Classes Begin Sep 6
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 24 – 27
Classes End Dec 17
2017 Spring Semester Jan 7 – Apr 21
Classes Begin Jan 7
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 16
Classes End Apr 21
2017 Summer Semester Apr 29 – Aug 11
Classes Begin Apr 29
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 11
2017 Graduation Ceremony Jul 8

Sacramento

2016 Fall Semester Sep 6 – Dec 16
Classes Begin Sep 6
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 24 – 27
Classes End Dec 16
2017 Spring Semester Jan 7 – Apr 21
Classes Begin Jan 7
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 16
Classes End Apr 21
2017 Summer Semester Apr 29 – Aug 11
Classes Begin Apr 29
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 11
2017 Graduation Ceremony Jul 29

Seattle Teaching Site

2016 Fall Semester Sep 6 – Dec 16
Classes Begin Sep 6
Labor Day Holiday Sep 5
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 24 – 27
Classes End Dec 16
2017 Spring Semester Jan 9 – Apr 28
Classes Begin Jan 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan 16
Classes End Apr 28
2017 Summer Semester May 8 – Aug 18
Classes Begin May 8
Memorial Day Holiday May 29
July 4th Holiday Jul 4
Classes End Aug 18

2015-2016 Academic Year

Online

2015 Fall Semester Aug. 31 – Dec. 18
Session A
Aug. 31 – Dec. 18
Session  B Aug. 31 – Oct. 23
Session  C Oct. 26 – Dec. 18
2016 Spring Semester Jan. 4 – Apr. 22
Session  A Jan. 4 – Apr. 22
Session  B Jan. 4 – Feb. 26
Session  C Feb. 29 – Apr. 22
2016 Summer SemesterMay 2 – Aug. 19
Session  A May 2 – Aug. 19
Session  B May 2 – Jun. 24
Session  C Jun. 27 – Aug. 19
2016 Graduation Ceremony   Apr. 30

Portland

2015 Fall SemesterSept. 8 – Dec. 18
Classes Begin Sept. 8
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 26 - 29
Classes End Dec. 18
Winter Recess Dec. 21 – Jan. 1
2016 Spring SemesterJan. 11 – Apr. 29
Classes Begin Jan. 11
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 18
Spring Break Mar. 19 - 27
Classes End Apr. 29
2016 Summer SemesterMay. 9 – Aug. 19
Classes Begin May 9
Memorial Day Holiday May 30
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 19
2016 Graduation Ceremony   Apr. 30

San Jose

2015 Fall SemesterAug. 29 – Dec. 12
Classes Begin Aug. 29
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 26 - 29
Classes End Dec. 13
Winter Recess Dec. 21 – Jan. 1
2016 Spring SemesterJan. 9 – Apr. 22
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 18
Classes End Apr. 22
2016 Summer SemesterApr. 30 – Aug. 12
Classes Begin Apr. 30
Memorial Day Holiday May 30
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 12
2016 Graduation Ceremony   Jul. 9

Sacramento

2015 Fall SemesterAug. 29 – Dec. 12
Classes Begin Aug. 29
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 26 - 29
Classes End Dec. 13
Winter Recess Dec. 21 – Jan. 1
2016 Spring SemesterJan. 9 – Apr. 22
Classes Begin Jan. 9
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 18
Classes End Apr. 22
2016 Summer SemesterApr. 30 – Aug. 12
Classes Begin Apr. 30
Memorial Day Holiday May 30
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 12
2016 Graduation Ceremony   Jul. 30

Seattle

2015 Fall SemesterSept. 8 – Dec. 18
Classes Begin Sept. 8
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 7
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 26 - 29
Classes End Dec. 18
Winter Recess Dec. 21 – Jan. 1
2016 Spring SemesterJan. 11 – Apr. 29
Classes Begin Jan. 11
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 18
Classes End Apr. 29

2014-2015 Academic Year

Online

2014 Fall Semester Aug. 25 – Dec. 12
Session A
Aug. 25 – Dec. 12
Session  B Aug. 25 – Oct. 17
Session  C Oct. 20 – Dec. 12
2015 Spring Semester Jan. 5 – Apr. 24
Session  A Jan. 5 – Apr. 24
Session  B Jan. 5 – Feb. 27
Session  C Mar. 2 – Apr. 24
2015 Summer SemesterApr. 27 – Aug. 14
Session  A Apr. 27 – Aug. 14
Session  B Apr. 27 – Jun. 19
Session  C Jun. 22 – Aug. 14
2015 Graduation Ceremony   Apr. 25

Portland

2014 Fall SemesterSept. 2 – Dec. 12
Classes Begin Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 1
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Classes End Dec. 12
Winter Recess Dec. 15 – Jan. 2
2015 Spring SemesterJan. 5 – Apr. 24
Classes Begin Jan. 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 19
Classes End Apr. 24
2015 Summer SemesterApr. 27 – Aug. 15
Classes Begin Apr. 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 15
2015 Graduation Ceremony   Apr. 25

San Jose

2014 Fall SemesterSept. 2 – Dec. 13
Classes Begin Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 1
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Classes End Dec. 13
Winter Recess Dec. 15 – Jan. 2
2015 Spring SemesterJan. 5 – Apr. 18
Classes Begin Jan. 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 19
Classes End Apr. 18
2015 Summer SemesterApr. 25 – Aug. 15
Classes Begin Apr. 25
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 15
2015 Graduation Ceremony   July 11

Sacramento

2014 Fall SemesterSept. 2 – Dec. 13
Classes Begin Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 1
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Classes End Dec. 13
Winter Recess Dec. 15 – Jan. 2
2015 Spring SemesterJan. 5 – Apr. 18
Classes Begin Jan. 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 19
Classes End Apr. 18
2015 Summer SemesterApr. 27 – Aug. 14
Classes Begin Apr. 27
Memorial Day Holiday May 25
July 4th Holiday July 4
Classes End Aug. 14
2015 Graduation Ceremony   TBA

Seattle

2014 Fall SemesterSept. 2 – Dec. 12
Classes Begin Sept. 2
Labor Day Holiday Sept. 1
Thanksgiving Recess Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Classes End Dec. 12
Winter Recess Dec. 15 – Jan. 2
2015 Spring SemesterJan. 5 – Apr. 24
Classes Begin Jan. 5
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Jan. 19
Classes End Apr. 24
2015 Graduation Activity  
May 7