Academic Calendar

This page provides an overview of Columbia College Chicago's academic calendar for the current and upcoming terms. For the full academic calendar, including sub-session information, please visit the Registrar's website.

Fall Semester 2017

Labor Day holiday Monday, September 4
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 5
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 11
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 18
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Monday, October 30
Thanksgiving break Thursday, November 23 – Sunday, November 26
Semester ends Saturday, December 16

Spring Semester 2018

January session begins Tuesday, January 2
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 15
15-week semester begins Monday, January 22
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, January 29
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 5
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Monday, March 19
Spring break Monday, March 19 – Saturday, March 24
Semester ends Friday, May 11
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13

Summer Session 2018

Summer session begins Monday, May 21
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.
Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 28
Independence Day holiday Wednesday, July 4
Session ends Saturday, August 11

Fall Semester 2018

Labor Day holiday Monday, September 3
15-week semester begins Tuesday, September 4
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 10
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, September 17
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Friday, November 2
Thanksgiving break Thursday, November 22 – Sunday, November 25
Semester ends Saturday, December 15

Spring Semester 2019

January session begins Wednesday, January 2
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday Monday, January 21
15-week semester begins Tuesday, January 22
Add deadline, 15-week semester Monday, January 28
Drop deadline, 15-week semester Monday, February 4
Withdrawal deadline, 15-week semester Monday, March 22
Spring break Monday, March 25 – Saturday, March 30
Semester ends Friday, May 10
Commencement exercises (no classes) Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12

Summer Session 2018

Summer session begins Monday, May 20
Registration deadlines vary by sub-session. See colum.edu/Registrar for details.
Memorial Day holiday Monday, May 27
Independence Day holiday Thursday, July 4
Session ends Saturday, August 10