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Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Transylvania uses a modified calendar called a “4-4-1 system.” The academic year is divided into three parts: two regular terms (fall and winter) and a one-month term in May. 

A regular term is 14 weeks long, and students normally take four courses.

During the four‑week May term, students concentrate on one class and often get their first taste of international study. Many May term courses are team-taught and are highly interdisciplinary.

Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2017 must complete three May terms during their time at Transylvania. A fourth May term is optional.

Fall 2022
August 19FridayNew students arrive on campus – Move In Day
August 20‑21Saturday‑SundayNew Student Orientation
August 22MondayFirst Engagements Class begins
August 25ThursdayFirst Engagements Class ends
August 27-28Saturday-SundayReturning students arrive on campus
August 29 MondayClasses begin
September 1ThursdayLast day to add a first-half course
September 2FridayLast day to add a full-term course
Last day to change a grade option
Tuition Charges become final
September 5MondayLabor Day Holiday- No Classes/Offices Closed
September 7WednesdayLast day to drop a first-half course
September 9FridayLast day to drop a full-term course
September 19MondayLast day to withdraw from a first-half course
September 30 – October 14May Travel Course Registration
October 7FridayMidterm Progress Reports Due
October 10‑11Monday‑TuesdayFall Break
October 18TuesdaySecond-half courses begin
October 20ThursdayLast day to add a second-half course
October 21FridayLast day to withdraw from a full-term course
November 1TuesdayIncomplete grades from Winter/May/Summer terms due
November 7‑11Monday‑FridayRegistration for Winter & May 2023 Terms
November 7MondayLast day to withdraw from a second-half course
November 22TuesdayResidence halls close at 6:00 PM for Thanksgiving Break 
November 23‑25Wednesday‑FridayThanksgiving Holiday
November 27SundayResidence halls open at 10:00 AM 
December 2FridayLast day of regular classes
December 5MondayReading Day
December 6-9Tuesday‑FridayFinal Exams
December 9 FridayResidence halls close at 6:00 PM for Winter Break
December 13TuesdayFall Term Grades Available (after 2pm)
Winter 2023
January 8SundayResidence halls re-open at 10:00 AM
January 9MondayClasses begin
January 11WednesdayLast day to add a first-half course
January 13FridayLast day to add a full-term courseLast day to change a grade optionTuition Charges become final
January 16MondayMartin Luther King, Jr. Holiday – No Classes/Offices Closed
January 19ThursdayLast day to drop a first-half course
January 26ThursdayLast day to drop a full-term course
February 17FridayMidterm Progress Reports Due
February 21TuesdaySecond-half courses begin
February 23ThursdayLast day to add a second-half course
February 27MondayLast day to withdraw from a full‑term courseLast day to drop a second‑half courseIncomplete grades from Fall term due
March 10FridayResidence halls close at 5:00 PM for Spring Break
March 13‑17Monday‑FridaySpring Break
March 19SundayResidence halls re-open at 12:00 PM
March 22WednesdayLast day to withdraw from a second-half course
March 27‑31Monday‑FridayRegistration for Fall term 2023
April 14FridayLast day of regular classes
April 17MondayReading Day
April 18‑21Tuesday‑FridayFinal Exams
April 21FridayResidence halls close at 6:00 PM for students not enrolled in May term
April 25TuesdayWinter Term Grades Available (after 2pm)
May 2023
April 26WednesdayClasses begin
April 27ThursdayLast day to Add/Drop a courseLast day to change a grade option
May 4ThursdayLast day to withdraw from a course
May 23TuesdayLast day of classes – Final ExamsResidence halls close at 6:00 PM for non-graduates
May 27SaturdayCommencement Residence halls close at 5:00 PM for graduates
May 29MondayMemorial Day Holiday – Offices Closed
May 30TuesdayMay Term Grades Available (after 2pm)
Summer 2023
June 5MondayClasses begin
June 6TuesdayLast day to Add/Drop a courseLast day to change a grade option
June 16FridayLast day to withdraw from a course
July 7FridayLast day of classes – Final Exams
July 11TuesdaySummer Term Grades Available (after 2pm)