Academic Calendar

2018-2019 Academic Year

FallSpringSignificance of Date
August 5thJanuary 3rdPayment due to hold position in classes. Failure to make this payment will result in cancellation of preregistration and the student will need to register again.
August 9thFall Institute, Part I
August 11thJanuary 29thOpening Academic Convocation / Founder’s Day
August 11th - 13thNew Freshman Orientation
August 13thRegistration during office hours, with payment for students not registered
August 13thJanuary 7thFall/Spring semester begins
August 14thJanuary 7thFirst day of regular on-campus classes
August 13th - 17thJanuary 7th - 11thBU Online Mod #1 / #3 begins. Last day to DROP = before 1st chat session
August 21stJanuary 15thLast day to add/drop a regular class on campus
January 21stMLK Holiday — University Closed
August 22nd - October 3rdJanuary 16th - March 1stWITHDRAW period with "W" entered on the transcript for on-campus and full-semester online courses
September 3rdLabor Day — University Closed
September 3rd - 7thJanuary 28th - February 1stDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mods #1 / #3 in BU Online classes = before 4th chat session
February 1stFinal date for Application for Diploma to graduate in 2019
September 21stFebruary 15thIncomplete grades due for past semester
September 25thFebruary 19thFall Institute, Parts II & III; on-campus classes cancelled
September 28thFebruary 22ndMidterm Warning Slips issued (or earlier if needed)
October 3rdMarch 1stLast day for withdrawing with a "W" on transcript for semester classes
October 6thEnd of Mod #1
March 2ndEnd of Mod #3
October 4th - 8thMarch 4th - 8thFall / Spring Break — No Classes
October 15th - 19thMarch 11th - 15thBU Online Mods #2 / #4 begins. Last day to DROP = before 1st chat session
April 1stKentucky State Grant deadline for FAF. Kentucky Teachers Scholarship deadline
November 5th - 19thApril 1st - 5thDeadline for withdrawals (with “W” on transcript) from Mod #2 / #4 BU Online classes = before 4th chat session
November 21st - 25thApril 18th - 22ndThanksgiving Break / Easter Break — No Classes
April 14thHonors Convocation
December 3rd - 5thApril 29th - May 1stFinal exams. Semester exams taken on other than scheduled date – $10.00; intrasemestral tests taken on other than scheduled date – $5.00
December 8thMay 4thEnd of Fall / Spring Semesters and Mod #2 / Mod #4
December 8thMay 4thBU Online homework completed by midnight
May 4thCommencement
Summer 2019
STARTMay 13, 2019Online classes begin this week, starting Monday, May 12th.
ENDJuly 6, 2019All work must be completed by midnight on Saturday, July 6th.

*Except during Spring Break, once online classes begin, they run through the 8-week module without a break, regardless of the University Calendar. Full-semester online courses follow the on-ground schedule.

NOTE: All BU Online module courses must be complete by no later than midnight of the Saturday of the 8th week of a module or of Exam Week for full-semester classes; please consult Course Instructor for specific due dates. Chat sessions may or may not be held on holidays (consult Instructor), but class assignments are ongoing.

DROP/WITHDRAW NOTE: For modular courses, the last day to drop a class with no record is BEFORE the first scheduled chat; the last day to withdraw with a “W” is before the 4th scheduled chat session. For semester-long courses, on-campus dates above apply.

MBA graduate program dates will vary slightly. MSW follows on-ground schedule; MSM follows online modular schedule.

All schedules will be posted

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019 
August 8thFaculty Workday: Full Faculty/Divisions
August 10thOpening Academic Convocation
August 10th - 12thFreshmen Orientation
August 12thRegistration
August 11thFall Semester Begins
August 11th - 16thBU Online Classes Begin
August 13thOn-Campus Classes Begin
August 20thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
September 2ndLabor Day Holiday
September 24thFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
October 2ndDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
October 3rd - 8thFall Break (No On-Campus Classes)*
October 5thEnd of Mod 1
October 14th - 18thBUonline Module #2 Begins
November 27th - December 1stThanksgiving Break (University Closed)
December 4th - 6th*Final Exams: Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
December 7thBU Online Completed by Midnight
December 7thFall Semester Ends
Spring 2020
January 2nd - 3rdRegistration (new students)
January 5thSpring Semester Begins
January 5th - 10thBU Online Classes Begin
January 6thOn-Campus Classes Begin
January 20thMLK, Jr. Day (University Closed)
January 14thDeadline: Drop/Add Semester Class
January 28thFounder’s Day/Winter Convocation
February 18thFaculty Dev’t Day: No On-Campus Classes
March 2ndDeadline: Withdraw with Transcript “W”
February 28thMod 3 Ends
March 2nd - 6thSpring Break (No Classes)
March 9thBU Online Mod #4 Begins
April 9th - 13thEaster Break (No On-Campus Classes – Offices Closed Friday/Monday)
April 19thHonors Convocation
April 27th - 29thFinal Exams
May 2ndCommencement
May 2ndBU Online Completed by Midnight
May 2ndSpring Semester Ends
BUOnline Classes
August 11th - 16thModule #1 Begins
October 14th - 18thModule #2 Begins
January 5th - 10thModule #3 Begins
March 9th - 13thModule #4 Begins
Summer 2020
May 11thSTART
July 4thEND

NOTE #1: Except during Spring Break, once modular online classes begin, they run through the 8-week module without a break, regardless of the University Calendar. Full-semester online courses follow the on-ground schedule.

NOTE #2: All BU Online courses must be complete by midnight of the Saturday of the 8th week of a module or of Exam Week for full-semester classes.

Chat sessions may or may not be held on holidays (consult Instructor), but class assignments are ongoing.

DROP/WITHDRAW NOTE: For modular courses, the last day to drop a class with no record is BEFORE the first scheduled chat; the last day to withdraw with a “W” is before the 4th scheduled chat session. For semester-long courses, on-campus dates above apply.

MBA graduate program dates will vary slightly. MSW follows on-ground schedule; MSM follows online modular schedule.