Graduate Academic Calendar

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 2020

August
17 Monday Fall semester begins.
21 Friday Last day to register, add, and drop course(s).
September
7 Monday Labor Day Holiday. No classes.
9 Wednesday Mass of the Holy Spirit, 11am, St. John's Church. 11am classes cancelled.
October
15 Thursday Last day to file online Degree Application for December degree conferral (all programs).
28 Wednesday Last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
November
17 Tuesday Last day of classes.
19-20; 23-25 Thurs-Fri; Mon-Wed Final semester examinations.
30 Monday Final copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for December degree conferral candidates.
December
TBD Graduate School and Graduate Business Hooding Ceremony.
TBD College of Nursing Hooding/Pinning Graduation Ceremony.
12 Saturday December Degree Conferral Date.

Spring 2021

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

Summer 2021

May
10 Monday Classes begin.
31 Monday Memorial Day. No classes.
June
15 Tuesday Last day to file Degree Application for August Degree Conferral.
July
5 Monday Independence Day (Observed). No classes.
August
14 Saturday Summer Session ends.
16 Monday Final copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for August degree conferral candidates.
21 Saturday August Degree Conferral Date.