Western Seminary Student Handbook

Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar

2019–2020 Academic Year

Online

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 Ceremony (in Portland)Apr 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

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

2018–2019 Academic Year

Online

2018 Fall Semester Sep 1–Dec 10
Classes Begin Sep 
Labor Day Holiday Sep 3
Thanksgiving Recess Nov 22–25
Classes End Dec 10
2019 Spring Semester Jan 5Apr 15
Classes Begin Jan 5
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

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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 2
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

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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 SemesterJan 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