The academic year at Illinois Wesleyan consists of two regular semesters followed by an optional intensive term during the month of May.  The full semesters include fifteen weeks of instruction and a final examination week.  The fall semester begins in late August or early September depending on the calendar of the year.  The term ends in mid-December, prior to the holiday season.  The spring semester begins in early to mid-January and concludes in the first few days of May.  The May Term fills out most of the remaining days of the month of May.

May 6th

Wednesday
First day of classes
May 6th
Wednesday
Last day to add a class
May 8th
Friday
Last day to drop a class

May 25th

May 29th

Monday

Friday

Memorial Day (no class)

Final Exams

June 3rd
Tuesday
Final grades due from faculty