Saint Xavier University Chicago Campus Residence Halls

Academic Calendar


The academic calendar is subject to change. Please view the academic calendar on the website for the most up-to-date version.

Fall Semester 2018-19 (2018F)

Note: For refund and withdrawal dates and information, please see the note at the end of the page.

August 1-October 15 Petition on Self-Service for spring 2019 graduation
August 22 New Faculty Orientation/Adjunct Faculty Orientation
August 23-24 Cougar Trax
August 27 Fall (full semester) begins
Fall I accelerated session begins
September 3 Labor Day: no classes
September 17 Final day to change a class from audit to credit
September 19 Spirit of Mercy Day Celebrated (noon classes canceled)
September 17-22 Homecoming
October 15 Deadline to petition for spring 2019 graduation
October 24 Final day to change a class from credit to audit or pass/fail
October 24-November 8 Registration for spring 2019 classes for currently enrolled students
October 20 Fall I accelerated session ends
October 22 Fall II accelerated session begins
October 23 Faculty Professional Development Day: all full semester classes between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. are canceled
November 5 Incomplete grades due from spring 2018 semester and summer 2018 term
November 9 Registration for May term 2019 and summer 2019 begins for currently enrolled students
November 21-25 Thanksgiving holiday
December 10-15 Final examinations
December 15 Fall (full semester) ends
Fall II accelerated session ends

Spring Semester 2018-19 (2019S)

Note: For refund and withdrawal dates and information, please see the note at the end of the page.

January 1-March 15 Petition on Self-Service for summer 2019 and winter 2019 graduation
January 14 Spring (full semester) begins
Spring I accelerated session begins
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. Day: no classes
February 4 Final day to change a class from audit to credit
March 9 Spring I accelerated session ends
March 11-17 Spring Break
March 13 Final day to change a class from credit to audit or pass/fail
March 15 Deadline to petition for summer 2019 and winter 2019 graduation
March 18 Spring II accelerated session begins
March 20-April 4 Registration for fall 2019 classes for currently enrolled students
March 25 Incomplete grades due from fall 2018 semester
March 19 Grad Fest 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
March 27 Mission Heritage Day
April 18-21 Easter Holiday
May 6-11 Final examinations
May 11 Spring (full semester) ends
Spring II accelerated session ends
May 11 Annual Commencement Ceremonies

Summer 2018-19 (2019U)

Note: For refund and withdrawal dates and information, please see the note at the end of the page.

May 13-June 1 May term
May 13-August 10 Summer terms
May 27 Memorial Day observed: no classes
July 4 Independence Day: no classes
July 5 Staff Appreciation Day: no classes
TBD by Instructor Final examinations for summer

Refund and Withdrawal Information

In order to accommodate our diverse population, Saint Xavier University is committed to offering courses in a variety of formats and timelines. The following table reflects refund policies based on the start date of the section:

# of Weeks Class Meets 100% Refund within:
14 weeks or more 14 days counting the start date
3 to 13 weeks 10 days counting the start date
2 weeks or less During the first day of class
May Term 3 calendar days counting the start date

For information on the start date of specific courses, access the "Search for Classes" feature on Self-Service and look at the "Section Information," or contact the Office of Records and Advising at 773-298-3501. Students who register for a class are responsible for tuition unless they officially withdraw either in the Office of Records and Advising or through Self-Service. Fees are not refundable. Notifying the instructor or ceasing to attend the class does not constitute an authorized withdrawal.

A class may be dropped without academic penalty until the 3/4 point of the section. For information on the drop date of specific courses, access the "Search for Classes" feature on Self-Service and look at the "Drop Deadline" column, or contact the Office of Records and Advising at 773-298-3501. A grade of "W" will appear on the record for any class dropped after the official refund date.