At GSU, the academic year starts with the fall semester.

The academic calendar is a useful document for planning purposes.The academic calendar contains:
    Start and end dates of a semester or term 
    Holidays and breaks
    Registration deadlines
    Grading deadlines

  • Fall 2016

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    August 29, 2016

    Monday

    Fall semester classes begin

    September 5, 2016 Monday Labor Day, University closed
    November 23, 2016 Wednesday No Classes
    November 24 - 25, 2016 Thursday, Friday Thanksgiving break
    November 28, 2016 Mondayincomplete grades from summer 2016 due
    December 11, 2016 SundayLast day of class; semester ends
    December 18, 2016 SundayFinal Grades due
    December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017 Friday - MondayWinter Closure

  • Intersession 2016-2017

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    Intersession takes place between the fall semester and the Spring semester. Courses have an "INTS1" or "INTS" section code.

    December 12, 2016MondayIntersession begins
    January 16, 2017MondayIntersession ends

  • Spring 2017

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    January 16, 2017 MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, Campus closed
    January 17, 2017TuesdaySpring semester begins
    February 20, 2017Monday Lincoln's Birthday Holiday, Campus closed
    March 13 - March 19, 2017Monday - SundaySpring Break, Campus closed
    April 24, 2017MondayFall 2016 Incomplete Grades due
    May 8, 2017MondaySpring semester ends
    May 15, 2017MondayFinal Grades Due
    May 20, 2017SaturdayCommencement

  • Summer 2017

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    May 15, 2017MondaySummer Term begins
    July 4, 2017TuesdayIndependence Day Holiday Campus closed
    July 24, 2017MondaySpring 17 Incomplete Grades due
    August 6, 2017SundaySummer Term ends
    August 13, 2017SundayFinal Grades Due

  • Academic Calendars (pdf)

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    Click on the link below