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.

Wednesday, May 10

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First day of classes, Last day to add or drop a class
Friday, May 12
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Last day to withdraw from a class
Monday, May 29
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Memorial Day (NO CLASSES)
Thursday, June 2
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Final Examinations
Tuesday, June 6
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Final May Term grades due