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Academic Calendar

Class start and end dates, tuition due dates, add/drop/withdrawal dates, and final exam schedules are published on my.parkland student portal. 

2017–2018 Academic Calendar
Summer Session 2017
  • Instruction begins May 22, June 19, and July 17 and ends no later than August 10.
  • Final exams will be held during the last class meeting
  • Early registration for continuing students: March 27–April 2
  • Open registration begins: April 3
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 22: May 18
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 19: June 15
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 17: July 13
  • Deadline to petition for summer graduation: July 20
  • Campus holidays and closures
    Memorial Day (college closed): May 29
    Independence Day (college closed): July 4
    College offices closed: Fridays, June 23–August 11
Fall Semester 2017
  • Registration for continuing students: April 3–9
  • Open registration begins: April 10
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 21: August 20
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 21
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 11: September 10
  • 13-week classes begin: September 11
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 16: October 15
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 16
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 10
  • Last day of classes: December 8
  • Final examinations: December 11–15
  • Campus holidays and closures
    Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 a.m.): August 14
    Labor Day (college closed): September 4
    Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 p.m. on November 22; college closed): November 22–26
    Winter break (college closed): December 22–January 1
Spring Semester 2018
  • Registration for continuing students: October 30–November 5
  • Open registration begins: November 6
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 15: January 14
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: January 16
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 5: February 4
  • 13-week classes begin: February 5
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement: March 6
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 12: March 11
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: March 12
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement: April 6
  • Last day of classes: May 10
  • Final examinations: May 11–17
  • Commencement: May 17
  • Campus holidays and closures
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed): January 15
    Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes): February 22
    Spring vacation: March 17–25
    Spring holiday (college closed): March 23

Tentative 2018–2019 Academic Calendar
Summer Session 2018
  • Instruction begins May 21, June 18, and July 16 and ends no later than August 9.
  • Final exams will be held during the last class meeting
  • Early registration for continuing students: March 26–April 1
  • Open registration begins: April 2
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of May 21: May 20
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of June 18: June 17
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of July 16: July 15
  • Campus holidays and closures
    Memorial Day (college closed): May 28
    Independence Day (college closed): July 4
    College offices closed: Fridays, June 22–August 10
Fall Semester 2018
  • Registration for continuing students: April 2–8
  • Open registration begins: April 9
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of August 20: August 19
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: August 20
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of September 10: September 9
  • 13-week classes begin: September 10
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of October 15: October 14
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: October 15
  • Deadline to petition for fall graduation: November 9
  • Last day of classes: December 7
  • Final examinations: December 10–14
  • Campus holidays and closures
    Faculty and Staff Development (offices closed 8–10 a.m.): August 13
    Labor Day (college closed): September 3
    Thanksgiving recess (begins at 5 p.m. on November 22; college closed): November 21–25
    Winter break (college closed): December 25–January 1
Spring Semester 2019
  • Registration for continuing students: October 30–November 5
  • Open registration begins: November 6
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of January 14: January 13
  • Full-semester and first 8-week classes begin: January 14
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of February 4: February 3
  • 13-week classes begin: February 4
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation to participate in commencement: March 5
  • Last day to register for classes that begin the week of March 11: March 10
  • Second 8-week (midterm) classes begin: March 11
  • Deadline to petition for spring graduation not participating in commencement: April 5
  • Last day of classes: May 9
  • Final examinations: May 10–16
  • Commencement: May 16
  • Campus holidays and closures
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day (college closed): January 14
    Professional Development Day (no day or evening classes): February 21
    Spring vacation: March 16–24
    Spring holiday (college closed): March 22

 

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