Academic Calendars

2022-2023 Academic Year
Fall 2022 Term
Date Event College(s)
August 2022
Friday, August 19 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2022) RMC
Monday, August 29 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 29 Classes Begin (Fall 2022) RMC
September 2022
Friday, September 2 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, September 2 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, September 2 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2022) RMC
Monday, September 5 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 6 Classes Resume (Fall 2022) RMC
Tuesday, September 6 Classes Begin (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, September 7 Census Date (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, September 9 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 9 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 9 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 9 Last day to request to audit a course (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 9 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2022) RMC
Thursday, September 15 Census Date (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 16 Grades Due - RMC pre-clerkship, end-of-term courses (Summer 2022) RMC
Friday, September 16 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 16 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, September 23 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 23 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, September 23 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 30 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 30 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2022) RMC
October 2022
Saturday, October 1 Academic Year 2023-2024 FAFSA Opens RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 7 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 7 Grades Due - RMC latest grade due date for clinical rotations (Summer 2022) RMC
Monday, October 24 Registration Begins (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
November 2022
Thursday, November 24 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 25 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 25 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2022) RMC
Monday, November 28 Classes Resume (Fall 2022) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
December 2022
Friday, December 2 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 2 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Fall 2022) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 10 15-Week Classes End (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 12 Faculty grading opens (Fall 2022) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 12 - Saturday, December 17 15-Week Final Exams (Fall 2022) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 12 - Saturday, December 17 16-Week Classes End and Final Exams (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, December 16 Intent to Graduate and Degree Approval Forms Due (Fall 2022 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 17 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Fall 2022) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, December 18 Term Break Begins (No Classes)  
Tuesday, December 20 Grades Due (Fall 2022) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 26 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Spring 2023 Term
Date Event College(s)
January 2023
Tuesday, January 3 Classes Begin (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 6 Grades Due - RMC pre-clerkship, end-of-term courses (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, January 6 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 6 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 6 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 6 Last day to request to audit a course (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Thursday, January 12 Census Date (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 13 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, January 16 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 20 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 20 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 27 Grades Due - RMC latest grade due date for clinical rotations (Fall 2022) RMC
Friday, January 27 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
February 2023
Friday, February 3 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 20 Registration Begins (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, February 25 Intent to Graduate Form Due (Spring 2023/Summer 2023 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 27 Spring Break Begins (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
March 2023
Monday, March 6 Classes Resume (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, March 31 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, March 31 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
April 2023
Saturday, April 15 15-Week Classes End (Spring 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 17 Faculty grading opens (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 17 - Saturday, April 22 15-Week Final Exams (Spring 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 24 - Saturday, April 29 16-Week Classes End and Final Exams (Spring 2023) RMC
Friday, April 28 Degree Approval Forms Due (Spring 2023 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 29 Commencement RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 29 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Spring 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, April 30 Term Break Begins (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Summer 2023 Term
Date Event College(s)
May 2023
Monday, May 1 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 2 Grades Due RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 8 Classes Begin (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last day to request to audit a course (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 15 Course Section & Room Requests due to Registrar (Fall 2023 - Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, May 17 Census Date (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 19 Grades Due - RMC pre-clerkship, end-of-term courses (Spring 2023) RMC
Friday, May 19 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 26 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 26 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 30 Classes Resume (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
June 2023
Friday, June 2 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, June 9 Grades Due - RMC latest grade due date for clinical rotations (Spring 2023) RMC
Friday, June 9 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 26 Registration Begins (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30 8-Week Classes End and Final Exams - M1s (Summer 2023) RMC
July 2023
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, July 5 Classes Resume (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, July 28 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
August 2023
Friday, August 4 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 12 15-Week Classes End (Summer 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 14 Faculty grading opens (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 14 - Saturday, August 19 15-Week Final Exams (Summer 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 21 - Saturday, August 26 16-Week Classes End and Final Exams (Summer 2023) RMC
Friday, August 25 Degree Approval Forms Due (Summer 2023 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 26 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, August 27 Term Break Begins (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, August 29 Grades Due (Summer 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC

In the above tables, dates may vary by college within the University. Please refer to the last column for which college(s) the date applies to.

RMC = Rush Medical College
CON = College of Nursing
CHS = College of Health Sciences
GC = The Graduate College

2023-2024 Academic Year
Fall 2023 Term
Date Event College(s)
August 2023
Friday, August 18 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2023) RMC
Monday, August 28 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 28 Classes Begin (Fall 2023) RMC
September 2023
Friday, September 1 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, September 1 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, September 1 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2023) RMC
Monday, September 4 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 5 Classes Resume (Fall 2023) RMC
Tuesday, September 5 Classes Begin (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, September 6 Census Date (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, September 8 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 8 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 8 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 8 Last day to request to audit a course (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 8 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2023) RMC
Thursday, September 14 Census Date (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 15 Grades Due - RMC pre-clerkship, end-of-term courses (Summer 2023) RMC
Friday, September 15 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 15 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, September 22 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 22 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, September 22 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 29 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 29 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2023) RMC
October 2023
Sunday, October 1 Academic Year 2024-2025 FAFSA Opens RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 6 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 6 Grades Due - RMC latest grade due date for clinical rotations (Summer 2023) RMC
Monday, October 23 Registration Begins (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
November 2023
Thursday, November 23 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 24 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 24 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2023) RMC
Monday, November 27 Classes Resume (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
December 2023
Friday, December 1 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 1 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 9 15-Week Classes End (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 11 Faculty grading opens (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 11 - Saturday, December 16 15-Week Final Exams (Fall 2023) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 11 - Saturday, December 16 16-Week Classes End and Final Exams (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, December 15 Intent to Graduate and Degree Approval Forms Due (Fall 2023 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 16 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, December 17 Term Break Begins (No Classes)  
Tuesday, December 19 Grades Due (Fall 2023) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, December 26 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Spring 2024 Term
Date Event College(s)
January 2024
Tuesday, January 2 Classes Begin (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 5 Grades Due - RMC pre-clerkship, end-of-term courses (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, January 5 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 5 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 5 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 5 Last day to request to audit a course (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Thursday, January 11 Census Date (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 12 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, January 15 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 19 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 19 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 26 Grades Due - RMC latest grade due date for clinical rotations (Fall 2023) RMC
Friday, January 26 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
February 2024
Friday, February 2 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 19 Registration Begins (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, February 24 Intent to Graduate Form Due (Spring 2024/Summer 2024 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 26 Spring Break Begins (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
March 2024
Monday, March 4 Classes Resume (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, March 29 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
April 2024
Friday, April 5 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 13 15-Week Classes End (Spring 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 15 Faculty grading opens (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 15 - Saturday, April 20 15-Week Final Exams (Spring 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 22 - Saturday, April 27 16-Week Classes End and Final Exams (Spring 2024) RMC
Friday, April 26 Degree Approval Forms Due (Spring 2024 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 26 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 27 Commencement RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 27 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, April 28 Term Break Begins (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, April 30 Grades Due (Spring 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Summer 2024 Term
Date Event College(s)
May 2024
Monday, May 6 Classes Begin (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 10 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 10 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 10 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 10 Last day to request to audit a course (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 13 Course Section & Room Requests due to Registrar (Fall 2024 - Summer 2025) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, May 15 Census Date (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 17 Grades Due - RMC pre-clerkship, end-of-term courses (Spring 2024) RMC
Friday, May 17 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 24 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 24 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Fall 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 27 Memorial Day (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 28 Classes Resume (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 31 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
June 2024
Friday, June 7 Grades Due - RMC latest grade due date for clinical rotations (Spring 2024) RMC
Friday, June 7 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 24 Registration Begins (Fall 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 24 - Saturday, June 29 8-Week Classes End and Final Exams - M1s (Summer 2024) RMC
July 2024
Thursday, July 4 Independence Day (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, July 5 Classes Resume (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
August 2024
Friday, August 2 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 2 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 10 15-Week Classes End (Summer 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 12 Faculty grading opens (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 12 - Saturday, August 17 15-Week Final Exams (Summer 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 19 - Saturday, August 24 16-Week Classes End and Final Exams (Summer 2024) RMC
Friday, August 23 Degree Approval Forms Due (Summer 2024 Graduates) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 24 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, August 25 Term Break Begins (No Classes) RMC, CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, August 27 Grades Due (Summer 2024) RMC, CON, CHS, GC

In the above tables, dates may vary by college within the University. Please refer to the last column for which college(s) the date applies to.

RMC = Rush Medical College
CON = College of Nursing
CHS = College of Health Sciences
GC = The Graduate College

2024-2025 Academic Year

Please note: Calendar dates for Rush Medical College are To Be Determined.

Fall 2024 Term
Date Event College(s)
August 2024
Monday, August 26 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
September 2024
Monday, September 2 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 3 Classes Begin (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 6 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 6 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 6 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 6 Last day to request to audit a course (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Thursday, September 12 Census Date (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 13 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 20 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 20 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 27 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
October 2024
Tuesday, October 1 Academic Year 2025-2026 FAFSA Opens CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 4 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, October 21 Registration Begins (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
November 2024
Thursday, November 28 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 29 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 29 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 29 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
December 2024
Monday, December 2 Classes Resume (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 7 15-Week Classes End (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 9 Faculty grading opens (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 9 - Saturday, December 14 15-Week Final Exams (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 13 Intent to Graduate and Degree Approval Forms Due (Fall 2024 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 14 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, December 15 Term Break Begins (No Classes)  
Tuesday, December 17 Grades Due (Fall 2024) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, December 27 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Spring 2025 Term
Date Event College(s)
January 2025
Monday, January 6 Classes Begin (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 10 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 10 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 10 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 10 Last day to request to audit a course (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, January 15 Census Date (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 17 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 17 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, January 20 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 24 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 31 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
February 2025
Friday, February 7 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 17 Registration Begins (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, February 22 Intent to Graduate Form Due (Spring 2025/Summer 2025 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
March 2025
Monday, March 3 Spring Break Begins (No Classes)  
Monday, March 10 Classes Resume (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
April 2025
Friday, April 4 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 11 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 19 15-Week Classes End (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 21 Faculty grading opens (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 21 - Saturday, April 26 15-Week Final Exams (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Summer 2025 Term
Date Event College(s)
May 2025
Friday, May 2 Degree Approval Forms Due (Spring 2025 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 2 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, May 3 Commencement CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, May 3 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, May 4 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 6 Grades Due (Spring 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 12 Classes Begin (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 12 Course Section & Room Requests due to Registrar (Fall 2025 - Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 16 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 16 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 16 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 16 Last day to request to audit a course (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, May 21 Census Date (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 23 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 23 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 26 Memorial Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 27 Classes Resume (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 30 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
June 2025
Friday, June 6 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, June 13 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 30 Registration Begins (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
July 2025
Friday, July 4 Independence Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, July 7 Classes Resume (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
August 2025
Friday, August 8 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 8 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 16 15-Week Classes End (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 18 Faculty grading opens (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 18 - Saturday, August 23 15-Week Final Exams (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 29 Degree Approval Forms Due (Summer 2025 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 30 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, August 31 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC

In the above tables, dates may vary by college within the University. Please refer to the last column for which college(s) the date applies to.

RMC = Rush Medical College
CON = College of Nursing
CHS = College of Health Sciences
GC = The Graduate College

2025-2026 Academic Year

Please note: Calendar dates for Rush Medical College are To Be Determined.

Fall 2025 Term
Date Event College(s)
August 2025
Friday, August 25 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
September 2025
Monday, September 1 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 2 Grades Due (Summer 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 2 Classes Begin (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 5 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 5 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 5 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 5 Last day to request to audit a course (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Thursday, September 11 Census Date (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 12 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 19 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 19 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 26 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
October 2025
Wednesday, October 1 Academic Year 2026-2027 FAFSA Opens CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 3 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, October 20 Registration Begins (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
November 2025
Thursday, November 27 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 28 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 28 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
December 2025
Monday, December 1 Classes Resume (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 5 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 6 15-Week Classes End (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 8 Faculty grading opens (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 8 - Saturday, December 13 15-Week Final Exams (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 19 Intent to Graduate and Degree Approval Forms Due (Fall 2025 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 20 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, December 21 Term Break Begins (No Classes)  
Tuesday, December 23 Grades Due (Fall 2025) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 26 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Spring 2026 Term
Date Event College(s)
January 2026
Monday, January 5 Classes Begin (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 9 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 9 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 9 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 9 Last day to request to audit a course (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, January 14 Census Date (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 16 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 16 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, January 19 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 23 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 30 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
February 2026
Friday, February 6 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 16 Registration Begins (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, February 28 Intent to Graduate Form Due (Spring 2026/Summer 2026 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
March 2026
Monday, March 2 Spring Break Begins (No Classes)  
Monday, March 9 Classes Resume (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
April 2026
Friday, April 3 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 10 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 18 15-Week Classes End (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 20 Faculty grading opens (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 20 - Saturday, April 25 15-Week Final Exams (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Summer 2026 Term
Date Event College(s)
May 2026
Friday, May 1 Degree Approval Forms Due (Spring 2026 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 1 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, May 2 Commencement CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, May 2 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, May 3 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 5 Grades Due (Spring 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 11 Classes Begin (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 11 Course Section & Room Requests due to Registrar (Fall 2026 - Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 15 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 15 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 15 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 15 Last day to request to audit a course (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, May 20 Census Date (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 22 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 22 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 26 Classes Resume (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 29 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
June 2026
Friday, June 5 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, June 12 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 29 Registration Begins (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
July 2026
Friday, July 3 Independence Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, July 6 Classes Resume (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
August 2026
Friday, August 7 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 7 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 15 15-Week Classes End (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 17 Faculty grading opens (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 17 - Saturday, August 22 15-Week Final Exams (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 28 Degree Approval Forms Due (Summer 2026 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 29 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, August 30 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC

In the above tables, dates may vary by college within the University. Please refer to the last column for which college(s) the date applies to.

RMC = Rush Medical College
CON = College of Nursing
CHS = College of Health Sciences
GC = The Graduate College

2026-2027 Academic Year

Please note: Calendar dates for Rush Medical College are To Be Determined.

Fall 2026 Term
Date Event College(s)
August 2026
Monday, August 31 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
September 2026
Tuesday, September 1 Grades Due (Summer 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, September 7 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 8 Classes Begin (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 11 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 11 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 11 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 11 Last day to request to audit a course (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Thursday, September 17 Census Date (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 18 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 18 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 25 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
October 2026
Thursday, October 1 Academic Year 2027-2028 FAFSA Opens CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 2 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 9 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, October 19 Registration Begins (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
November 2026
Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 27 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, November 30 Classes Resume (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
December 2026
Friday, December 4 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 4 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 12 15-Week Classes End (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 14 Faculty grading opens (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 14 - Saturday, December 19 15-Week Final Exams (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 18 Intent to Graduate and Degree Approval Forms Due (Fall 2026 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 19 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, December 20 Term Break Begins (No Classes)  
Tuesday, December 22 Grades Due (Fall 2026) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 28 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Spring 2027 Term
Date Event College(s)
January 2027
Monday, January 4 Classes Begin (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 8 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 8 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 8 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 8 Last day to request to audit a course (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, January 13 Census Date (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 15 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 15 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, January 18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 22 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 29 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
February 2027
Friday, February 5 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 15 Registration Begins (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, February 27 Intent to Graduate Form Due (Spring 2027/Summer 2027 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
March 2027
Monday, March 1 Spring Break Begins (No Classes)  
Monday, March 8 Classes Resume (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
April 2027
Friday, April 2 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 9 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 17 15-Week Classes End (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 19 Faculty grading opens (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 19 - Saturday, April 24 15-Week Final Exams (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 30 Degree Approval Forms Due (Spring 2027 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 30 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Summer 2027 Term
Date Event College(s)
May 2027
Saturday, May 1 Commencement CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, May 1 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, May 2 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 4 Grades Due (Spring 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 10 Classes Begin (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 10 Course Section & Room Requests due to Registrar (Fall 2027 - Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 14 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 14 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 14 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 14 Last day to request to audit a course (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, May 19 Census Date (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 21 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 21 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 28 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 31 Memorial Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
June 2027
Tuesday, June 1 Classes Resume (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, June 4 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, June 11 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 28 Registration Begins (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
July 2027
Monday, July 5 Independence Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, July 6 Classes Resume (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
August 2027
Friday, August 6 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 6 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 14 15-Week Classes End (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 16 Faculty grading opens (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 16 - Saturday, August 21 15-Week Final Exams (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 27 Degree Approval Forms Due (Summer 2027 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 28 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, August 29 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, August 31 Grades Due (Summer 2027) CON, CHS, GC

In the above tables, dates may vary by college within the University. Please refer to the last column for which college(s) the date applies to.

RMC = Rush Medical College
CON = College of Nursing
CHS = College of Health Sciences
GC = The Graduate College

2027-2028 Academic Year

Please note: Calendar dates for Rush Medical College are To Be Determined.

Fall 2027 Term
Date Event College(s)
August 2027
Monday, August 30 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
September 2027
Monday, September 6 Labor Day Holiday (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, September 7 Classes Begin (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 10 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 10 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 10 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 10 Last day to request to audit a course (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Thursday, September 16 Census Date (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 17 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 17 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, September 24 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
October 2027
Friday, October 1 Academic Year 2028-2029 FAFSA Opens CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 1 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, October 8 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, October 18 Registration Begins (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
November 2027
Thursday, November 25 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, November 26 Thanksgiving Recess (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, November 29 Classes Resume (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
December 2027
Friday, December 3 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 3 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 11 15-Week Classes End (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 13 Faculty grading opens (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 13 - Saturday, December 18 15-Week Final Exams (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, December 17 Intent to Graduate and Degree Approval Forms Due (Fall 2027 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, December 18 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, December 19 Term Break Begins (No Classes)  
Tuesday, December 21 Grades Due (Fall 2027) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, December 26 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Spring 2028 Term
Date Event College(s)
January 2028
Monday, January 3 Classes Begin (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 7 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 7 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 7 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 7 Last day to request to audit a course (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, January 12 Census Date (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 14 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 14 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, January 17 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 21 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, January 28 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
February 2028
Friday, February 4 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 14 Registration Begins (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, February 26 Intent to Graduate Form Due (Spring 2028/Summer 2028 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, February 28 Spring Break Begins (No Classes)  
March 2028
Monday, March 6 Classes Resume (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, March 31 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
April 2028
Friday, April 7 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 15 15-Week Classes End (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 17 Faculty grading opens (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, April 17 - Saturday, April 22 15-Week Final Exams (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 28 Degree Approval Forms Due (Spring 2028 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, April 28 First Financial Aid Disbursement (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 29 Commencement CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, April 29 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, April 30 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Summer 2028 Term
Date Event College(s)
May 2028
Tuesday, May 2 Grades Due (Spring 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 8 Classes Begin (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 8 Course Section & Room Requests due to Registrar (Fall 2028 - Summer 2029) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last Day for Late Registration/Payment Arrangements Due (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last day to drop classes without receiving a “W” grade (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last day to drop classes and receive a 100% refund (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 12 Last day to request to audit a course (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, May 17 Census Date (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 19 Last day to drop classes and receive a 80% refund (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 19 Textbook adoptions due to Mathews Rush Bookstore (Fall 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, May 26 Last day to drop classes and receive a 60% refund (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, May 29 Memorial Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, May 30 Classes Resume (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
June 2028
Friday, June 2 Last day to drop classes and receive a 40% refund (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, June 9 Last day to drop classes and receive a 20% refund (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, June 26 Registration Begins (Fall 2028) CON, CHS, GC
July 2028
Tuesday, July 4 Independence Day (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Wednesday, July 5 Classes Resume (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
August 2028
Friday, August 4 Last day to drop a course with a “W” grade (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 4 Priority date to accept financial aid package (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 12 15-Week Classes End (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 14 Faculty grading opens (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Monday, August 14 - Saturday, August 19 15-Week Final Exams (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Friday, August 25 Degree Approval Forms Due (Summer 2028 Graduates) CON, CHS, GC
Saturday, August 26 End of Term/Degree Conferral Date (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC
Sunday, August 27 Term Break Begins (No Classes) CON, CHS, GC
Tuesday, August 29 Grades Due (Summer 2028) CON, CHS, GC

In the above tables, dates may vary by college within the University. Please refer to the last column for which college(s) the date applies to.

RMC = Rush Medical College
CON = College of Nursing
CHS = College of Health Sciences
GC = The Graduate College

Disclaimer: All published dates in the academic calendar have been approved. The University reserves the right to change or revise academic calendars. Questions regarding the academic calendars should be directed to the Office of the Registrar: registrars_office@rush.edu.