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 2016

August
22MondayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) begins.
24WednesdaySemester classes begin.
24WednesdayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) last day for adding and dropping classes.
30TuesdayLast day for registration, adding and dropping semester classes.
September
5MondayLabor Day Holiday. No classes.
14WednesdayMass of the Holy Spirit, 11:00 am, St. John's Church. 11:00 am classes are canceled.
23FridayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from course with a grade of "W".
October
15SaturdayLast day to file online Degree Application for December degree conferral.
15SaturdayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) ends.
16-23Sunday-SundayFall Recess. No semester classes.
24MondayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) begins.
26WednesdayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) last day for dropping and adding classes.
31MondayLast day to withdraw from semester classes.
November
25FridayFall Term 2 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
23-27Wednesday-SundayThanksgiving Recess. No classes.
December
12-17Monday-SaturdayFinal semester class examinations.
12MondayFinal copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for December degree conferral candidates.
15ThursdayGraduate Hooding Ceremony.
16FridayCollege of Nursing Hooding/Pinning Graduation Ceremony.
17SaturdayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) ends.
17SaturdayDecember Degree Conferral Date

Spring 2017

January
9MondayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) begins.
11WednesdayTerm 1 (7/8/ week online) last day for adding and dropping classes.
11WednesdaySemester classes begin.
17TuesdayLast day for registration, dropping and adding semester classes.
February
10FridayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes with a grade of "W".
15WednesdayLast day to submit online Degree Application for May Degree Conferral.
March
4SaturdayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) ends.
5-12Sunday-SundaySpring Recess. No semester classes.
13MondayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) begins.
15WednesdayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) last day for dropping and adding classes.
15WednesdayLast day to submit online Degree Application for August Degree Conferral if attending May Commencement.
20MondayLast day to withdraw from semester classess.
April
13-17Thursday-MondayEaster Recess. No classes beginning at 5:00 pm Holy Thursday through 5:00 pm Easter Monday.
14FridayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes.
May
1-6Monday-SaturdayFinal semester class examinations.
6SaturdayTerm 2 (7/8 week online) ends.
8MondayFinal copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for May degree conferral candidates.
11ThursdayHeider College of Business Hooding Ceremony
12FridayBaccalaureate Mass and other Graduation Events. Graduate School Hooding Ceremony. College of Nursing Hooding/Pinning Ceremony.
13SaturdayUniversity Commencement.

Summer 2017

May
8MondaySummer Session on campus classes begin.
15MondayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) begins.
17WednesdayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) last day for dropping/adding classes.
29MondayMemorial Day. No classes.
June
15ThursdayLast day to file Degree Application for August Degree Conferral.
16FridayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) last day to withdraw from classes.
July
4MondayIndependence Day Recess. No classes.
8SaturdayTerm 1 (7/8 week online) ends.
August
7MondayFinal copy of Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation due in Graduate School Office for August degree conferral candidates.
19SaturdaySummer sessions end.
19SaturdayAugust Degree Conferral Date.