Creighton's graduate programs are offered in varying formats: semester-long on campus, 7- or 8-week online, 8-week on campus, and 11-week semester-long on campus for business.  The following academic calendar is the traditional Semester Calendar, with the 7/8-week online dates included. For other specific program calendar information, please refer to Academic Calendars or contact the Program Director or the Graduate School Office.

Fall 2017

August
21 Monday Term 1 (7/8 week online) begins.
23 Wednesday Semester classes begin.
23 Wednesday Term 1 (7/8 week online) last day to register, add, and drop courses.
29 Tuesday Last day for registration, adding and dropping semester classes.
September
4 Monday Labor Day Holiday. No classes.
13 Wednesday Mass of the Holy Spirit, 11am, St. John's Church. 11:00 am classes are canceled.
22 Friday Term 1 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from course with a grade of "W".
October
14 Saturday Term 1 (7/8 week online) ends.
15 Sunday Last day to file online Degree Application for December degree conferral.
15-22 Sunday-Sunday Fall Recess. No semester classes.
23 Monday Term 2 (7/8 week online) begins.
25 Wednesday Term 2 (7/8 week online) last day to register, drop or add courses.
30 Monday Last day to withdraw from semester classes with a grade of "W".
November
22-26 Wednesday-Sunday Thanksgiving Recess. No classes.
29 Wednesday Fall Term 2 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
December
11-16 Monday-Saturday Final semester class examinations.
11 Monday Final copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for December degree conferral candidates.
14 Thursday Graduate School and Graduate Business Hooding Ceremony.
15 Friday College of Nursing Hooding/Pinning Graduation Ceremony.
16 Saturday Term 2 (7/8 week online) ends.
16 Saturday December Degree Conferral Date.

Spring 2018

January
8 Monday Term 1 (7/8 week online) begins.
10 Wednesday Term 1 (7/8/ week online) last day to register, add and drop classes.
10 Wednesday Semester classes begin.
16 Tuesday Last day to register, drop and add semester classes.
February
9 Friday Term 1 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
15 Thursday Last day to submit online Degree Application for May Degree Conferral.
March
3 Saturday Term 1 (7/8 week online) ends.
4-11 Sunday-Sunday Spring Recess. No semester classes.
12 Monday Term 2 (7/8 week online) begins.
14 Wednesday Term 2 (7/8 week online) last day to register, drop and add classes.
15 Wednesday Last day to submit online Degree Application for August Degree Conferral if attending May Commencement.
19 Monday Last day to withdraw from semester classes with a grade of "W".
29 Thursday Easter Recess. No classes beginning at 5:00 pm Holy Thursday through 5:00 pm Easter Monday.
April
2 Monday Easter Monday. Classes resume, 5:00pm.
13 Friday Term 2 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
30 Monday-Saturday Final semester class examinations begin.
May
5 Saturday Final semester examinations end.
5 Saturday Term 2 (7/8 week online) ends.
7 Monday Final copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for May degree conferral candidates.
10 Thursday Heider College of Business Hooding Ceremony
11 Friday Baccalaureate Mass and other Graduation Events. Graduate School Hooding Ceremony. College of Nursing Hooding/Pinning Ceremony.
12 Saturday University Commencement.

Summer 2018

May
14 Monday Term 1 (7/8 week online) begins.
16 Wednesday Term 1 (7/8 week online) last day for dropping/adding classes.
28 Monday Memorial Day. No classes.
June
15 Thursday Last day to file Degree Application for August Degree Conferral.
16 Friday Term 1 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
July
4 Tuesday Independence Day Recess. No classes.
7 Saturday Term 1 (7/8 week online) ends.
August
13 Monday Final copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for August degree conferral candidates.
19 Saturday August Degree Conferral Date.