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.

January 7th
Wednesday
Classes begin
January 13th
Tuesday
Last day to ADD a class, and/or add CR/NCr
January 27th
Tuesday
Last day to DROP a first seven weeks class
February 27th
Friday
Last day to DROP a class, and or Cr/NCr
February 23rd
Monday
Second seven weeks classes begin
February 27th
Friday
Last day to ADD a second seven weeks class
March 20th
Friday
Last day to DROP a second seven weeks class
March 6th
Friday
(5pm)Spring Break Through Monday, March 16th (8am)
March 25th
Wednesday
Advising for fall starts
April 6th
Monday
Class Registration begins through April 15th
April 21st
Tuesday
Last day of classes
April 22nd
Wednesday
Reading Day (no classes)
April 23rd
Thursday
Final Examination through Tuesday, April 29th
April 29th
Wednesday
Senior grades due from Faculty
May 5th
Tuesday
Final grades due from Faculty