At Strayer University, we understand a big concern for students going back to school is whether or not they have the time for it. We use a quarterly system to help you better incorporate our academic calendar into your busy everyday life—and even get through school faster. The majority of our classes are 11 weeks long, which means a more manageable workload.


Winter 2019 Quarter
Winter Quarter Begins Wednesday, January 2
Add/Drop Period Wednesday, January 2 - Monday, January 7
Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday (University Closed) Monday, January 21
Financial Aid Census Date* Tuesday, January 22
Last Day to Drop without Academic Penalty Friday, February 15
Winter Quarter Ends Monday, March 18
Mini-Session I Wednesday, January 2 - Monday, February 4
Mini-Session II Monday, February 11- Monday, March 18


Spring 2019 Quarter
Spring Quarter Begins Monday, April 1
Add/Drop Period Monday, April 1 - Monday, April 8
Easter (University Closed) Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, April 21
Financial Aid Census Date* Monday, April 22
Last Day to Drop without Academic Penalty Friday, May 17
Memorial Day (University Closed) Saturday, May 25 - Monday, May 27
Spring Quarter Ends Monday, June 17
Mini-Session I Monday, April 1 - Monday, May 6
Mini-Session II Monday, May 13 - Monday, June 17


Summer 2019 Quarter
Summer Quarter Begins Monday, July 1
Independence Day Holiday (University Closed) Thursday, July 4
Add/Drop Period Monday, July 1 - Monday, July 8
Financial Aid Census Date* Monday, July 22
Last Day to Drop without Academic Penalty Friday, August 16
Labor Day (University Closed) Saturday, August 31 - Monday, September 2
Summer Quarter Ends Monday, September 16
Mini-Session I Monday, July 1- Monday, August 5
Mini-Session II Monday, August 12 - Monday, September 16


Fall 2019 Quarter
Fall Quarter Begins Tuesday, October 1
Add/Drop Period Tuesday, October 1 - Monday, October 7
Financial Aid Census Date* Monday, October 21
Veteran's Day (No Classes - University Observed) Monday, November 11
Last Day to Drop without Academic Penalty Friday, November 15
Thanksgiving (University Closed) Thursday, November 28 - Sunday, December 1
Fall Quarter Ends Monday, December 16
Mini-Session I Tuesday, October 1 - Monday, November 4
Mini-Session II Tuesday, November 12 - Monday, December 16

*The census date is the date the university uses to determine enrollment status when either recalculating federal Pell grant awards or assessing satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

NOTE: Columbus Day and President's Day are not Strayer University holidays.


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